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Faculty Publications from 2016

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Comparison of Two School Feeding Programmes in Ghana, West Africa, Justina S. Owusu, Esi K. Colecraft, Richmond N.O. Aryeetey, Joan A. Vaccaro, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Disaster Risk Management and Business Education: the Case of Small and Medium Enterprises, Juan Pablo Sarmiento, Gabriela Hoberman, Meenakshi Jerath, and Gustavo Ferreira Jordao

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Dietary Risk Factors by Race/Ethnicity, Age-group, and Gender in a Representative Sample of US Older Adults, Joan A. Vaccaro and Fatma G. Huffman

Faculty Publications from 2015

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Type 2 diabetes and its correlates among adults in Bangladesh: a population based stud, Muhammad Abdul Baker Chowdhury, MD Jamal Uddin, Hafiz M.R. Khan, and MD Rabiul Haque

Behavior-Based Aggregation of Land Categories for Temporal Change Analysis, Safaa Zakaria Aldwaik, Jeffrey A. Onsted, and Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr.

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Pervasive Local-Scale Tree-Soil Habitat Association in a Tropical Forest Community, Elodie Allie, Raphael Pelissier, Julien Engel, Pascal Petronelli, Vincent Freycon, Vincent Deblauwe, Laure Soucemarianadin, Jean Weigel, and Christopher Baraloto

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Large-Scale Patterns of Turnover and Basal Area Change in Andean Forests, Selene Baez, Agustina Malizia, Julieta Carilla, Cecilia Blundo, Manuel Aguilar, Nikolay Aguirre, Zhofre Aquirre, Esteban Alvarez, Francisco Cuesta, Alvaro Duque, William Farfan-Rios, Karina Garcia-Cabrera, Ricardo Grau, Juergen Homeier, Reynaldo Linares-Palomino, Lucio R. Malizia, Omar Melo Cruz, and Kenneth J. Feeley

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Defending against pathogens - immunological priming and its molecular basis in a sea anemone, cnidarian, Tanya Brown and Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty

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Predation Risk, Resource Quality, and Reef Structural Complexity Shape Territoriality in a Coral Reef Herbivore, Laura B. Catano, Bridgette K. Gunn, Megan C. Kelley, and Deron E. Burkepile

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Contrasting demographic history and gene flow patterns of two mangrove species on either side of the Central American Isthmus, Ivania Ceron-Souza, Elena G. Gonzalez, Andrea E. Schwarzbach, Dayana E. Salas-Leiva, Elsie Rivera-Ocasio, Nelson Toro-Perea, Eldredge Bermingham, and McMillan W. Owen

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Inhibitory effect of Clitoria ternatea flower petal extract on fructose-induced protein glycation and oxidation-dependent damages to albumin in vitro, Poramin Chayaratanasin, Manuel Alejandro Barbieri, Nipattra Suanpairintr, and Sirichai Adisakwattana

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Genetic Associations of PPARGC1A with Type 2 Diabetes: Differences among Populations with African Origins, Amanpreet K. Cheema, Tan Li, Juan P. Liuzzi, Gustavo G. Zarini, Mehmet T. Dorak, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Mucociliary dysfunction in HIV and smoked substance abuse, Srinivasan Chinnapaiyan and Hoshang J. Unwalla

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Comparative Analysis of Wolbachia Genomes Reveals Streamlining and Divergence of Minimalist Two-Component Systems, Steen Christensen and Laura Renee Serbus

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Interactive effects of cocaine on HIV infection: implication in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder and neuroAIDS., Santosh Dahal, Sai V. P. Chitti, Madhavan Nair, and Shailendra K. Saxena

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Are We Filling the Data Void? An Assessment of the Amount and Extent of Plant Collection Records and Census Data Available for Tropical South America, Kenneth Feeley

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Water quality, isoscapes and stoichioscapes of seagrasses indicate general P limitation and unique N cycling in shallow water benthos of Bermuda, James W. Fourqurean, S. A. Manuel, K. A. Coates, W. J. Kenworthy, and Joseph N. Boyer

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Diet Self-efficacy and Physical Self-concept of College Students at Risk for Eating Disorders, Leslie D. Frazier, Joan A. Vaccaro, Stephanie Garcia, Negar Fallahazad, Kapil Rathi, Alice Shrestha, and Nancy Perez

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Quantitative Comparison of Plant Community Hydrology Using Large-Extent, Long-Term Data, Daniel Gann and Jennifer H. Richards

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Effect of Yangtze River on population genetic structure of the relict plant Parrotia subaequalis in eastern Chin, Qifang Geng, Zhingang Yao, Jie Yang, Jia He, Danbi Wong, Zhongsheng Wang, and H. Liu

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Anthropogenic ecosystem fragmentation drives shared and unique patterns of sexual signal divergence among three species of Bahamian mosquitofish, Sean T. Giery, Craig A. Layman, and R. Brian Langerhans

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Optical imaging for breast cancer prescreening, Anuradha Godavarty, Suset Rodriguez, Young-Jin Jung, and Stephanie Gonzalez

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Downregulation of host tryptophan-aspartate containing coat (TACO) gene restricts the entry and survival of Leishmania donovani in human macrophage model, Venkateswara Reddy Gogulamudi, Mohan Lal Dubey, Deepak Kaul, and Venkata Atluri

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Reciprocal (and reductionist?) Newswork, Robert E. Gutsche Jr., Susan Jacobson, Juliet Pinto, and Charnele Michel

Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Based Profiling of Alkyl Coumarates and Ferulates in Two Species of Cattail (Typha domingensis P., and Typha latifolia L.), Ding He, Bernd R.T. Simoneit, Blanca Jara, and Rudolf Jaffe´

Occurrence and Distribution of Monomethylalkanes in the Freshwater Wetland Ecosystem of the Florida Everglades, Ding He, Bernd R.T. Simoneit, Blanca Jara, and Rudolf Jaffe´

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Warming experiments elucidate the drivers of observed directional changes in tundra vegetation, Robert D. Hollister, Jeremy L. May, Kelseyann S. Kremers, Craig E. Tweedie, Steven F. Oberbauer, Jennifer A. Liebig, Timothy F. Botting, Robert T. Barrett, and Jessica L. Gregory

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Quantity over quality: light intensity, but not red/far-red ratio, affects extrafloral nectar production in Senna mexicana var. chapmanii, Ian M. Jones and Suzanne Koptur

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Overweight status of the primary caregivers of orphan and vulnerable children in 3 Southern African countries: a cross sectional study, Mariano Kanamori, Olivia Carter-Pokras, Sangeetha Madhavan, Robert Feldmand, Xin He, and Sunmin Lee

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Effects of Slotted Water Control Structures on Nekton Movement within Salt Marshes, Matthew E. Kimball, Lawrence P. Rozas, Kevin M. Boswell, and James H. Cowan Jr.

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The Influence of Host Plant Extrafloral Nectaries on Multitrophic Interactions: An Experimental Investigation, Suzanne Koptur, Ian M. Jones, and Jorge E. Pena

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Diminished Response of Arctic Plants to Warming over Time, Kelseyann S. Kremers, Robert D. Hollister, and Steven F. Oberbauer

Connecting Groundwater and Surface Water Sources in Groundwater Dependent Coastal Wetlands and Estuaries: Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, Quintana Roo, Mexico, David Lagomasino, René M. Price, Jorge Herrera-Silvera, Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, Gonzalo Merediz-Alonso, and Yadira Gomez-Hernandez

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Climate Change May Alter Breeding Ground Distributions of Eastern Migratory Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) via Range Expansion of Asclepias Host Plants, Nathan P. Lemoine

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Effects of in situ climate warming on monarch caterpillar (Danaus plexippus) development, Nathan P. Lemoine, Jillian N. Capdevielle, and John D. Parker

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Depth-resolved rhodopsin molecular contrast imaging for functional assessment of photoreceptors, Tan Liu, Rong Wen, Byron L. Lam, Carmen A. Puliafito, and Shuliang Jiao

Modeling the Impact of Restoration Efforts on Phosphorus Loading and Transport through Everglades National Park, FL, USA, Stephanie A. Long, Georgio I. Tachiev, Robert Fennema, Amy Cook, Michael C. Sukop, and Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm

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Ecosystem Resistance in the Face of Climate Change: a case study from the freshwater marshes of the Florida Everglades, Sparkle L. Malone, Cynthia Keough, Christina L. Staughammer, Michael G. Ryan, William J. Parton, Paulo Olivas, Steve F. Oberbauer, Jessica Schedlbauer, and Gregory Starr

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Seagrass meadows as a globally significant carbonate reservoir, I. Mazarrasa, N. Marba, C. E. Lovelock, O. Serrano, P. S. Lavery, James W. Fourqurean, H. Kennedy, M. A. Mateo, D. Krause-Jensen, A. D. Steven L., and C. M. Duarte

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Learned Hopelessness, Suzanne Minor

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A Novel Insight into Dehydroleucodine Mediated Attenuation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence Mechanism, Sushmita Mustafi, Maria Luisa Veisaga, L. A. Lopez, and Manuel A. Barbieri

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Negative Feedbacks by Isoprenoids on a Mevalonate Kinase Expressed in the Corpora Allata of Mosquitoes, Pratik Nyati, Crisalejandra Rivera-Perez, and Fernando G. Noriega

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Chloroplasts morphology investigation with diverse microscopy approaches and inter-specific variation in Laurencia species (Rhodophyta), Wladimir Costa Paradas, Leonardo Rodrigues Andrade, Leonardo Tavares Salgado, Ligia Collado-Vides, Renato Crespo Pereira, and Gilberto Menezes Amado-Filho

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Fibonacci Series, Golden Proportions, and the Human Biology, Dharam Persaud and James P. O'Leary

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Interaction of drugs of abuse and microRNA with HIV: a brief review., Sudheesh Pilakka-Kanthikeel and Madhavan P.N. Nair

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Differentiation and Distribution of Marrow Stem Cells in Flex-Flow Environments Demonstrate Support of the Valvular Phenotype, Sasmita Rath, Manuel Salinas, Ana G. Villegas, and Sharan Ramaswamy

On the Mismatch Between Salinity Tolerance and Preference for an Invasive Fish: A Case for Incorporating Behavioral Data into Niche Modeling, Jennifer S. Rehage, D. P. Lopez, and J. E. Serafy

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Losing your edge: climate change and the conservation value of range-edge populations, Evan M. Rehm, Paulo Olivas, James Stroud, and Kenneth J. Feeley

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Integrated Bioinformatics, Environmental Epidemiologic and Genomic Approaches to Identify Environmental and Molecular Links between Endometriosis and Breast Cancer, Deodutta Roy, Marisa L. Morgan, Changwon Yoo, Alok Deoraj, Sandhya Roy, Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mohannad Garoub, Hamza Assaggaf, and Mayur Doke

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Role of MRP transporters in regulating antimicrobial drug inefficacy and oxidative stress-induced pathogenesis during HIV-1 and TB infections., Upal Roy, Paul Barber, Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh, Elena V. Batrakova, Debasis Mondal, and Madhavan Nair

Reciprocal Transplant Reveals Trade-off of Resource Quality and Predation Risk in the Field, Clifton B. Ruehl and Joel C. Trexler

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Sistematización in Urban Disaster Risk Reduction, Juan Pablo Sarmiento and Dimmy Herard

Private Sector and Disaster Risk Reduction: The Cases of Bogota, Miami, Kingston, San Jose, Santiago, and Vancouver, Juan Pablo Sarmiento, Gabriela Hoberman, Maria Ilcheva, Ali Asgary, Ana Maria Majano, Sarah Paggione, and Luis R. Duran

Environmental Assessment of Vegetation and Hydrological Conditions in Everglades Freshwater Marshes using Multiple Geochemical Proxies, Colin J. Saunders, Min Gao, and Rudolf Jaffe´

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Trees Grow on Money: Urban Tree Canopy Cover and Environmental Justice, Kirsten Schwarz, Michail Fragkias, Christopher G. Boone, Weiqi Zhou, Melissa McHale, Morgan Grove, Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, Joseph P. McFadden, Geoffrey L. Buckley, Dan Childers, Laura Ogden, Stephanie Pincetl, Diane Pataki, Ali Whitmar, and Mary L. Cadenasso

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The Impact of Host Diet on Wolbachia Titer in Drosophila, Laura R. Serbus, Pamela M. White, Jessica Pintado Silva, Amanda Rabe, Luis Teixeira, Roger Albertson, and William Sullivan

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Tunable Room Temperature THz Sources Based on Nonlinear Mixing in a Hybrid Optical and THz Micro-Ring Resonator, Raju Sinha, Mustafa Karabiyik, Chowdhury Al-Amin, Phani Kiran Vabbina, Durdu O. Guney, and Nezih Pala

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Body Size, Rather Than Male Eye Allometry, Explains Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Activity in Low Light, J. L. Smith, N. A. Palermo, Jamie C. Theobald, and Jeffrey D. Wells

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Distributions of Irritative Zones Are Related to Individual Alterations of Resting-State Networks in Focal Epilepsy, Yinchen Song, Basavaraju G. Sanganahalli, Fahmeed Hyder, Wei-Chiang Lin, and Jorge J. Riera

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Is a community still a community? Reviewing definitions of key terms in community ecology, James T. Stroud, Michael R. Bush, Mark C. Ladd, Robert J. Nowicki, Andrew A. Shantz, and Jennifer Sweatman

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Unbiased high-throughput characterization of mussel transcriptomic responses to sublethal concentrations of the biotoxin okadaic acid, Victoria Suarez-Ulloa, Juan Fernandez-Tajes, Vanessa Aguiar-Pulido, Prego-Faraldo M. Veronica, Fernanda Florez-Barros, Alexia Sexto-Iglesias, Josefina Mendez, and Jose M. Eirin-Lopez

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa MifS-MifR Two-Component System Is Specific for alpha-Ketoglutarate Utilization, Gorakh Tatke, Hansi Kumari, Eugenia Silva-Herzog, Lourdes Ramirez, and Kalai Mathee

Utilization of PARAFAC-Modeled Excitation-Emission Matrix (EEM) Fluorescence Spectroscopy to Identify Biogeochemical Processing of Dissolved Organic Matter in a Northern Peatland, Malak M. Tfaily, Jane E. Corbett, Rachel S. Wilson, Paul H. Glaser, Kaelin M. Cawley, Rudolf Jaffe´, and William T. Cooper

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Diabetes Self-management Behaviors, Medical Care, Glycemic Control, and Self-rated Health in US Men by Race/Ethnicity, Joan A. Vaccaro, Kelitha Anderson, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Nutrition Knowledge of Amateur Bicyclists in South Florida, USA, Joan A. Vaccaro, Frank Frederick, Kristin Davis, and Fatma G. Huffman

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A New Biomarker to Examine the Role of Hippocampal Function in the Development of Spatial Reorientation in Children: A Review, Vanessa Vieites, Alina Nazareth, Bethany C. Reeb-Sutherland, and Shannon M. Pruden

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Allatotropin Modulates Myostimulatory and Cardioacceleratory Activities in Rhodnius prolixus (Stal), Maria Jose Villalobos-Sambucaro, Alicia Nieves Lorenzo-Figueiras, Fernando Luis Riccillo, Luis Anibal Diambra, Fernando Gabriel Noriega, and Jorge Rafael Ronderos

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Methyl Farnesoate Plays a Dual Role in Regulating Drosophila Metamorphosis, Di Wen, Crisalejandra Rivera-Perez, Mohamed Abdou, Qiangqiang Jia, Qianyu He, Xi Liu, Ola Zyaan, Jingjing Xu, William G. Bendena, Stephen S. Tobe, Fernando G. Noriega, Subba R. Palli, Jian Wang, and Sheng Li

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Highly Sensitive Electrochemical Sensor for the Determination of 8-Hydroxy-2 '-deoxyguanosine Incorporating SWCNTs-Nafion Composite Film, Lingfei Yang, Bing Wang, Honglan Qi, Qiang Gao, Chen-zhong Li, and Chengxiao Zhang

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Combined Loss of Tet1 and Tet2 Promotes B Cell, but Not Myeloid Malignancies, in Mice, Zhigang Zhao, Li Chen, Meelad M. Dawlaty, Feng Pan, Ophelia Weeks, Yuan Zhou, Zeng Cao, Hui Shi, Jiapeng Wang, Li Lin, Shi Chen, Weiping Yuan, Zhaohui Qin, Hongyu Ni, Stephen D. Nimer, Feng-Chun Yang, Rudolf Jaenisch, and Peng Jin

Publications from 2014

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A functional model and simulation of spinal motor pools and intrafascicular recordings of motoneuron activity in peripheral nerve, Mohamed N. Abdelghani, James J. Abbas, Kenneth W. Horch, and Ranu Jung

Skin Color and Self-reported Sun Exposure Scores are Associatedwith Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations in a Multi-ethnic Population Living in South Florida, Sahar Ajabshir, Joel Exebio, Gustavo G. Zarini, Ali Nayer, Lemia Shaba, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Ecosystem fragmentation drives increased diet variation in an endemic livebearing fish of the Bahamas, Marcio S. Araujo, R. Brian Langerhans, Sean T. Giery, and Craig A. Layman

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Seasonal Evapotranspiration Patterns in Mangrove Forests, Jordan G. Barr, Marcia S. DeLonge, and Jose D. Fuentes

Climate Extremes Drive Changes in Functional Community Structure, Ross E. Boucek and Jennifer S. Rehage

Examining the Effectiveness of Consumer Diet Sampling as a Nonnative Detection Tool in a Subtropical Estuary, Ross E. Boucek and Jennifer S. Rehage

Temporal Variability of Carbon and Nutrient Burial, Sediment Accretion, and Mass Accumulation over the Past Century in a Carbonate Platform Mangrove Forest of the Florida Everglades., Joshua L. Breithaupt, Joseph M. Smoak, Thomas J. Smith III, and Christian J. Sanders

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Relating Freshwater Flow with Estuarine Water Quality in the Southern Everglades Mangrove Ecotone, Henry O. Briceño, Gabriel Miller, and Stephen E. Davis III

Ocean Acidification Outweighs Nutrient Effects in Structuring Seagrass Epiphyte Communities, Justin E. Campbell and James W. Fourqurean

Evaluation of Forest Disturbance Legacy Effects on Dissolved Organic Matter Characteristics in Streams at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, Kaelin M. Cawley, John Campbell, Melissa Zwilling, and Rudolf Jaffe´

Using Optical Properties to Quantify Fringe Mangrove Inputs to the Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) Pool in a Subtropical Estuary, Kaelin M. Cawley, Youhei Yamashita, Nagamitsu Maie, and Rudolf Jaffe´

Biogeochemical Effects of Simulated Sea Level Rise on Carbon Loss in an Everglades Mangrove Peat Soil, Lisa G. Chambers, Stephen E. Davis, Tiffany Troxler-Gann, Joseph N. Boyer, Alan Downey-Wall, and Leanord J. Scinto

Biogeochemical Effects of Simulated Sea Level Rise on Carbon Loss in an Everglades Mangrove Peat Soil, Lisa G. Chambers, Stephen E. Davis, Tiffany Troxler-Gann, Joseph N. Boyer, Alan Downey-Wall, and Leonard J. Scinto

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Effect of Water Management on Interannual Variation in Bulk Soil Properties from the Eastern Coastal Everglades, R. M. Chambers, R. L. Hatch, and T. M. Russell

Ethnic Differences in Insulin Resistance, Adiponectin Levels and Abdominal Obesity: Haitian Americans and African Americans, with and without Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Amanpreet K. Cheena, Gustavo G. Zarini, Joel C. Exebio, Sahar Ajabshir, Lemia Shaban, Janet Antwi, Joan Vaccaro, and Fatma G. Huffman

Photo- and Bio-reactivity Patterns of Dissolved Organic Matter from Biomass and Soil Leachates and Surface Waters in a Subtropical Wetland, Meillian Chen and Rudolf Jaffe´

The Degree of Urbanization Across the Globe is not Reflected in the δ15N of Seagrass Leaves, Bart Christiaen, Rebecca J. Bernard, Behzad Mortazavi, Just Cebrian, and Alice C. Ortmann

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Cascading effects of a highly specialized beech-aphid-fungus interaction on forest regeneration, Susan C. Cook-Patton, Lauren Maynard, Nathan P. Lemoine, Jessica Shue, and John D. Parker

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Two distinct microbial communities revealed in the sponge Cinachyrella, Marie L. Cuvelier, Emily Blake, Rebecca Mulheron, Peter J. McCarthy, Patricia Blackwelder, Rebecca L. Vega Thurber, and Jose V. Lopez

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Restoring the Heart of the Everglades: The Challenges and Benefts, Stephen E. Davis, G. Melodie Naja, and Aida Arik

Environmental Dynamics of Dissolved Black Carbon in Wetlands, Yan Ding, Kaelin M. Cawley, Catia Nunes da Cunha, and Rudolf Jaffe´

Dissolved Black Carbon in Boreal Forest and Glacial Rivers of Central Alaska: Assessment of Biomass Burning Versus Anthropogenic Sources, Yan Ding, Youhei Yamashita, Jeremy Jones, and Rudolf Jaffe´

Use of Homeostatic Model Assessment Indexes for the Identification of Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance among Cuban-Americans: A Cross Sectional Study, Joel C. Exebio, Sahar Ajabshirt, Gustavo G. Zarini, Joan Vaccaro, and Fatma G. Huffman

Tropical Cyclone Impacts on Coastal Regions: the Case of the Yucatán and the Baja California Peninsulas, Mexico, Luis M. Farfan, Eurico J. D'Sa, Kam-biu Liu, and Victor H. Rivera-Monroy

Assessing Mangrove Above-Ground Biomass and Structure using Terrestrial Laser Scanning: A Case Study in the Everglades National Park, Emanuelle A. Feliciano, Shimon Wdowinski, and Matthew D. Potts

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The ecological genomic basis of salinity adaptation in Tunisian Medicago truncatula, Maren L. Friesen, Eric J.B. von Wettberg, Mounawer Badri, Ken S. Moriuchi, Fathi Barhoumi, Peter L. Chang, Sonia Cuellar-Ortiz, Matilde A. Cordeiro, Wendy T. Vu, Soumaya Arraouadi, Naceur Djebali, Kais Zribi, Yazid Badri, Stephanie S. Porter, Mohammed Elarbi Aouani, Douglas R. Cook, Sharon Y. Strauss, and Sergey V. Nuzhdin

Boundary Effects on Benthic Microbial Phosphorus Concentrations and Diatom Beta Diversity in a Hydrologically-modified, Nutrient-limited Wetland, Evelyn E. Gaiser, Pamela Sullivan, Franco A.C. Tobias, Andrew J. Bramburger, and Joel C. Trexler

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Seasonal Fish Dispersal in Ephemeral Wetlands of the Florida Everglades, Charles W. Goss, William F. Loftus, and Joel C. Trexler

Evaluating Effects of Everglades Restoration on American Crocodile Populations in South Florida Using a Spatially-Explicit, Stage-Based Population Model, Timothy W. Green, Daniel H. Slone, Eric D. Swain, Michael S. Cherkiss, Melinda Lohman, Frank J. Mazzotti, and Kenneth G. Rice

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Ecological Homogenization of Urban USA, Peter M. Groffman, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Neil D. Bettez, J Morgan Grove, Sharon J. Hall, James B. Heffernan, Sarah E. Hobbie, Kelli L. Larson, Jennifer L. Morse, Christopher Neill, Kristen Nelson, Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, Laura Ogden, Diane E. Pataki, Colin Polsky, Rinku Roy Chowdhury, and Meredith K. Steele