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Featured Publications

Aquatic Sciences Lab:

Ozbay, G. and Phalen, L. 2015. Soil and Water Management Lab Centered Teaching Approach: Using Cost Effective and Student Friendly Hands-on Activities. Proceedings of EDULEARN 2015, 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, July 6-8, 2015, Barcelona, Spain, 10p

Ozbay, G, Roeske K, Chintapenta LK, Kalavacharla V, Stone M and Phalen, L. 2014. Land Use Impacts: The Effects of Non-Native Grasses on Marsh and Aquatic Ecosystems. Journal of Ecosystem and Ecography 4(2):151. ISSN: 2157-7625. dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7625.

Cannon, A., Lalor, P., Sriharan, S., Fan, C.L. and Ozbay, G. 2014. A Case Study on Climate Change Response and Adaptation: Fictional Aysese Islands in the South Pacific. American Journal of Climate Change 3:455-473. dx.doi.org/10.4236/ajcc.2014.35040.

Hickey ME and Ozbay G. 2014. Food waste in the United States: A contributing factor toward environmental instability. Journal of Frontiers in Environmental Science. Perspective Article pp. 1-6. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2014.00051.

Reckenbeil, B and Ozbay, G. 2014. An investigation of utilizing ripraps as substrate for oyster stocking within Delaware’s Coastal Bays. Journal of Ecosystem and Ecography 4(1): 1-6. ISSN: 2157-7625. dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7625.

Ozbay G, Ferguson AJ, Khatiwada R, and Chintapenta LK. 2014. The Effect of a Small Ruminant Farm Operation and Sustainable Farm Practices: Soil Quality and Run-off at the University Hickory Hill Farm, Delaware. Professional Agricultural Workers Journal 2(1): 1-11.

 

Molecular Genetics and Epigenomics Lab:

Hayford, R. K., Ligaba-osena, A., Subramani, M., Melmaiee, K., Hossain, K., & Kalavacharla, V. K. (2017). Characterization and Expression Analysis of Common Bean Histone Deacetylase 6 during Development and Cold Stress Response. International Journal of Genomics, 2017, 12.

Ayyappan, V., Saha, M. C., Thimmapuram, J., Sripathi, V. R., Bhide, K. P., Fiedler, E., … Kalavacharla, V. K. (2016). Comparative transcriptome profiling of upland (VS16) and lowland (AP13) ecotypes of switchgrass. Plant Cell Reports, 36(1), 1–22. doi.org/10.1007/s00299-016-2065-0

Crampton, M., Sripathi, V. R., Hossain, K., & Kalavacharla, V. (2016). Analyses of Methylomes Derived from Meso-American Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Using MeDIP-Seq and Whole Genome Sodium Bisulfite-Sequencing. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7(April), 447. doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00447

Melmaiee, K., Kalavacharla, V., Brown, A., Todd, A., Thurston, Y., & Elavarthi, S. (2015). Quantification and gene expression analysis of histone deacetylases in common bean during rust fungal inoculation. International Journal of Genomics. doi.org/10.1155/2015/153243

Ayyappan, V., Kalavacharla, V., Thimmapuram, J., Bhide, K. P., Sripathi, V. R., Smolinski, T. G., … Mantovani, R. (2015). Genome-wide profiling of histone modifications and gene expression in rust (uromyces appendiculatus) inoculated common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L). PLoS ONE, 10(7), 1–29. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0132176

Hickey, M. E., Besong, S. A., Kalavacharla, V., & Lee, J. L. (2013). Identification of extracellular DNase-producing bacterial populations on catfish fillets during refrigerated storage. Food Science and Biotechnology, 22(1), 87–92. doi.org/10.1007/s10068-013-0012-1

Melmaiee, K., Todd, A., Mcclean, P., Lee, R., Schlueter, J., Jackson, S., & Kalavacharla, V. (2013). Identification of molecular markers associated with the deleted region in common bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) ur-3 mutants. Australian Journal of Crop Science, 7(3), 354–360.

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Soil Science Lab:

Guo, M. 2014. The Shifting Hydrology and Water Resources under the Changing Climate. Hydrol. Current Res 5:e116. doi: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000e116.

Guo, M. 2014. Effective Watershed Management: Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. Hydrol. Current Res 5:e119. doi: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000e119.

Song, W. and M. Guo. 2014. Residual veterinary pharmaceuticals in animal manures and their chemical behavior in soils. p. 299−311. In: Z. He and H. Zhang (ed.) Applied Manure and Nutrient Chemistry for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment. Springer: New York, NY.

Guo, M. 2013. Stream nutrient criteria for evaluating water eutrophication and biota conditions.  Hydrol. Current Res. 4:e112. doi:10.4172/2157-7587.1000e112.

Guo, M. 2013. Evolving bioretention techniques for urban stormwater treatment.  Hydrol. Current Res. 4:e106. doi:10.4172/2157-7587.1000e106.

Guo, M. 2013. Critical review on Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life. J. Environ. Qual. 42: 292.

Guo, M., Y. Shen, and Z. He. 2012. Poultry litter-based biochar: preparation, characterization, and utilization. p. 171−202.  In: Z. He (ed.) Applied Research in Animal Manure Management: Challenges and Opportunities beyond the Adverse Environmental Impacts. Nova Science Publishers: Hauppauge, NY.

Guo, M. 2012. Disposal of biosolids through land application: concerns and opportunities. Hydrol. Current Res. 3:e104. doi:10.4172/2157-7587.1000e104.

Guo, M., W. Song, and R. Kazda. 2012. Fertilizer value of lime-stabilized biosolids as a soil amendment. Agron. J. 104:1679−1686.

Song, W. and M. Guo. 2012. Quality variations of poultry litter biochars generated at different pyrolysis temperatures. J. Anal. Appl. Pyrolysis 94:138−145.

Guo, M. and W. Song. 2011. Converting poultry litter to activated carbon: optimal carbonization conditions and product adsorption for organics. Environ. Technol.32:1789−1798.

Sun, K., S.R. Kyoung, M. Guo, J. Novak, H. Mashayekhi, and B. Xing. 2011. Adsorption of bisphenol A, 17α-ethinyl estradiol and phenanthrene on thermally and hydrothermally produced biochars. Bioresource Technol. 102:5757−5763.

 

The Avian Ecology & Biodiversity Research Lab:

Halley, M. R., C. M. Heckscher and V. Kalavacharla. In press.  Multi-generational kinship, multiple mating, and flexible modes of parental care in a breeding population of the Veery (Catharus fuscescens), a trans-hemispheric migratory songbird. PLoS ONE.

 

The DSU Bat Lab:

Vulinec, K., *K. Swift, V. Balke, *L. Sweitzer, B. Sturgis, D. Powell. In press. Buckyballs and bats: Trace evidence points to trophic interactions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

 

Other CIBER Articles:

Farhana, S. S., Weekes, J. S., Melikechi, N., Hossain, S., Fluman, D. A., & Rana, M. M. (2016). IN-SITU MOISTURE CONTENT MEASUREMENT OF FRESH MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE, 42(3), 184–190.