Research is an important component of our teaching process at Wittenberg. Students who design and execute their own research studies under the guidance of a faculty mentor are sometimes rewarded by publishing their findings as an article in a scientific journal. The underlined names below are students who published their findings in a refereed scientific journal. We are presenting a subset of the total list that highlights the diversity of these publications.
Select Student Journal Article Publications in 2009 (Total = 19 articles)
Benoit, J.B., Philips, S.A., Croxall, T.J., Christensen, B.S., Yoder, J.A. and Denlinger, D.L. The addition of alarm pheromone components improves the effectiveness of desiccant dust against the bed bug, Cimex lectularius. Journal of Medical Entomology. 46: 572-579.
Gribbins KM, Rheubert JL, Poldemann EH, Collier MH, Wilson B, Wolf K. 2009. Continuous spermatogenesis and the germ cell development strategy within the testis of the Jamaican Gray Anole, Anolis lineatopus. Theriogenology. 72(4):484-492.
Rheubert JL, Poldemann EH, Eckstut ME, Collier MH, Sever DM, Gribbins KM. In Press. Temporal germ cell development strategy during mixed spermatogenesis within the Mediterranean Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Copeia.
Yoder, J.A., Chambers, M.J., Condon, M.R., Benoit, J.B. and Zettler, L.W. Regulation of external mycoflora of the giant Madagascar hissing-cockroach, Gromphadorhinaportentosa, by its mite associate, Gromphadorholaelaps schaeferi, and its implications on human health. Symbiosis. 47: 93-98.
Yoder, J.A., Benoit, J.B., Christensen, B.S., Croxall, T.J. and Hobbs III, H.H. Entomopathogenic fungi carried by the cave orb weaver spider, Meta ovalis(Araneae, Tetragnathidae), with implications on mycoflora transfer to cave crickets. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies. 71:116-120.
Yoder JA, Bosley JW, Chambers, MJ, Hart CE, Collier MH, and Gribbins KM. In Press.
Reduced cuticular permeability promotes inland habitat expansion and freshwater survival in the fiddler crab Uca minax but not in its less terrestrial counterparts U.pugilator and U. pugnax. Crustaceana.
Select Student Journal Article Publications in 2008 (Total = 11 articles)
Benoit, J.B., Lopez-Martinez, G., Philips, S.A., Elnitsky, M.A., Yoder, J.A., Lee Jr., R.E. and Denlinger, D.L. The seabird tick, Ixodes uriae, uses uric acid in penguin guano as a kairomone and guanine in tick feces as an assembly pheromone on the Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Biology. 31:1445-1451.
Carey D, Gribbins K, Butch L, Rheubert J, Hobbs III H. 2008. A progress report of the reproductive cycle of the cave-dwelling crickets, Hadenoecus cumberlandicusand Ceuthophilus stygius (Orthoptera, Rhaphidophoridae), in northeastern Kentucky. Pholeos. 26 (1,2):6-10.
Gribbins K, Rheubert J, Collier M, Siegel D, Sever D. 2008. Histological analysis of spermatogenesis and the germ cell development strategy within the testis of the male Western Cottonmouth Snake, Agkistrodon piscivorous. Annals of Anatomy.190 (5): 461-476.
Pederson, Cathy L., Daniel R. Van Horn, Josephine F. Wilson, Lisa M. Martorano, Jana M. Venema, Sarah M. Kennedy. 2008. “Childhood Abuse Related to Nicotine, Illicit and Prescription Drug Use in Adult Women: A Pilot Study.” Psychological Reports 103: 459-466.
Yoder, J.A., Ark, J.T. and Farrell, A.C. Failure by engorged stages to react to assembly pheromone, guanine and uric acid in the lone star tick, Amblyommaamericanum. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 22:135-139.
Yoder, J.A., Christensen, B.S., Croxall, T.J., Tank, J.L. and Sammataro, D. Suppression of growth rate of colony-associated fungi by high fructose corn syrup feeding supplement, formic acid, and oxalic acid. Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World. 47:127-131.
Select Student Journal Article Publications in 2007 (Total = 7 articles)
Benoit, J.B., Del Grosso, N.A., Yoder, J.A. and Denlinger, D.L. Resistance to dehydration between bouts of blood feeding in the bed bug, Cimex lectularius, is enhanced by water conservation, aggregation and quiescence. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 76:987-993.
Gribbins K, Mills E, Sever D. 2007. The ultrastructure of spermiogenesis within the testis of the ground skink, Scincella laterale (Scincidae, Squamata). Journal of Morphology. 268:181-192.
Yoder, J.A., Tank, J.L., Brown, B.L. and Hobbs III, H.H. Water exchange pertaining to host attachment sites and stream preference in crayfish-associated branchiobdellids, Cambarincola fallax and Cambarincola ingens (Annelida: Clitellata). Hydrobiologia. 592: 523-533.
Yoder, J.A., Glenn, B.D., Schumaker, L.K. and Tank, J.L. High temperature resistance of the terrestrial red mite (Balaustium sp.) as a product of suppressed heat-induced water permeability. International Journal of Acarology. 33: 275-281.
Yoder, JA, Tank, JL, Rellinger, EJ, Moore, BE, and Gribbins,KM. 2007. Differences in body size and water balance strategies between North Carolina and Florida populations of the sand fiddler crab, Uca pugilator. Journal of Crustacean Biology. 27(4):560-564.