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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.