This month in publications...


Posted: Dec 21, 2021 - 12:00pm

Here are some of the publications from the past month that are authored by UNM Biology's faculty and students:

Barnes ML, Farella MM, Scott RL, Moore DJP, Ponce-Campos GE, Biederman JA, MacBean N, Litvak ME, Breshears DD. Improved dryland carbon flux predictions with explicit consideration of water-carbon coupling. Commun Earth Environ 2, 248 (2021).

Joseph Lafayette Crockett, Matthew D Hurteau (2021) Post-fire early successional vegetation buffers surface microclimate and increases survival of planted conifer seedlings in the Southwestern United States. Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Doherty, C.M., Romero, A. D., and E.Y. Denkers. Impact of IFN-gamma and CD40 signaling on Toxoplasma gondii Cyst Formation in Differentiated Neuro-2a Neuroblastoma Cells. Parasite Immunol. 2021 Nov 11:e12897. doi: 

Goodwin, M. J., Zald, H. S. J., North, M. P., & Hurteau, M. D. (2021). Climate-driven tree mortality and fuel aridity increase wildfire's potential heat flux. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL094954. 

Hollifield, M.; Toolson, E.C.; Verbillis-Kolp, S.; Farmer, B.;Yamazaki, J.; Woldehaimanot, T.; Holland, A. 2021. Distress and Resilience in Resettled Refugees of War: Implications for Screening. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health.18,1238-1252.

Jie Ma, Elisa Casadei, Timothy J. Bruce, Ali Sepahi, Kenneth D. Cain, Irene Salinas (2021) Long-term efficacy of nasal vaccination against enteric red mouth (ERM) disease and infectious hematopoietic necrosis (IHN) in juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), Vaccine

John L. Maron, David C. Lightfoot, Mariano A. Rodriguez-Cabal, Scott L. Collins, Jennifer A. Rudgers (2021). Climate mediates long-term impacts of rodent exclusion on desert plant communities. Ecological Monographs.

Marsh, D. Krofcheck, M.D. Hurteau (2021) Identifying microclimate tree seedling refugia in post-wildfire landscapes, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 313.

Pirtel, N. L., R. M. Hubbard, J. B. Bradford, T. E. Kolb, M. E. Litvak, S. R. Abella, S. L. Porter, and M. D. Petrie. 2021. The aboveground and belowground growth characteristics of juvenile conifers in the southwestern United States. Ecosphere, 12(11):e03839.

Rudgers, J. A., Fox, S., Porras-Alfaro, A., Herrera, J., Reazin, C., Kent, D. R., Souza, L., Chung, Y. A., & Jumpponen, A. (2021). Biogeography of root-associated fungi in foundation grasses of North American plains. Journal of Biogeography, 00, 1– 16. 

Snyder, L.M., Doherty, C.M., Mercer, H.L. and E.Y. Denkers. Induction of IL-12p40 and Type 1 Immunity by Toxoplasma gondii in the Absence of the TLR-MyD88 Signaling Cascade. PLoS-Path. 2021 Oct 1;17(10):e1009970. 



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