DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES SUMMARY
FOR JULY 1, 1998 TO JUNE 30, 1999

 

I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

Anderson, Dave

L. Lougheed and D.J. Anderson. 1999. Parent blue-footed boobies suppress siblicidal behavior of offspring. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 45:11-18.

Ashley-Ross, Miriam

Rome, L.C., Cook, C., Syme, D.A., Connaughton, M., Ashley-Ross, M.A., Klimov, A., Tikunov, B. and Y.E. Goldman. 1999. Trading force for speed: Why superfast cross-bridge kinetics lead to super low forces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA, 96:5826-5831.

Browne, Robert

Forbes, V.E., V. Moller, R.A. Browne and M.H. Depledge. 1999. The influence of reproductive mode and its genetic consequences on the responses of populations to toxicants: a case study. Pp. 187-206. In: Genetics and Ecotoxicology. V.E. Forbes, ed. Taylor and Francis Press, London.

Browne, R.A., M. Steele, P. Weigl, J. Kelly and E. Eagleson. In press. Mountaintops as islands. I. Genetic variation in northern flying squirrel populations. Symposium on Appalachian Biogeography. Virginia Museum of Natual History Special Publication, Martinsville, VA. (This should be in print by June 30, 1999).

Conner, William

Weller, S.J., Jacobson, N.L., and W.E. Conner. 1999. The evolution of chemical defenses and mating systems in tiger moths. Biol. J. Linnaean Society (in press).

Iyengar, V.K., Rossini, C., Hoebeke, E.R., Conner, W.E., Eisner, T. 1999. First record of the parasitoid Archytas aterrimus (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Utetheisa ornatrix (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Entomological News 110(3):144-146.

R.B. Simmons, W.E. Conner, R.B. Davidson. 1999. Identification of major components of the Euchaetse egle female pheromone blend. Journal of Lepidopterists’ Society 52(4):356-363.

H. Douglas and W.E. Conner. 1998. Is there a sound reception window in coastal environments? Evidence from shorebird communication systems. Naturwissenschaften 86(5):228-230.

Conner, W.E. 1999. U chant d’appel amoureux: Acoustic communication in moths. J. Exp. Biol. (in press).

F. Coro, M. Perez, E. Mora, D. Boada, W.E. Conner, M.V. Sanderford, and H. Avila. 1998. Receptor cell habituation in the A1 auditory receptor of four noctuoid moths. Journal of Experimental Biology 201:2879-2890.

Curran, James

Tsai, F., and Curran, J.F. (1998). tRNA2Gln Mutants that Translate the CGA Arginine Codon as Glutamine in Escherichia coli. RNA 4, 1514-1522.

Wu, L., and Curran, J.F. (1999). An Allosteric Synthetic DNA, Nucleic Acids Research, 27, 1512-1516.

Esch, Gerald

"Perspectives in Parasitology: An ecological approach". Contract signed with Cambridge University Press. To be completed. Fall, 1999.

Zelmer, D.A. and G.W. Esch. 1998. Interactions between Halipegus occidualis and its ostracod second intermediate host. Journal of Parasitology 85:778-782.

Zelmer, D.A. and G.W. Esch. 1998. The infection mechanism of the cystophorus cercaria of Halipegus occidualis. Invertebrate Biology 117:281-287.

Zelmer, D.A. E.J. Wetzel, and G.W. Esch. 1999. The role of habitat in structuring Halipegus occidualis metapopulations in the green frog. Journal of Parasitology 85:19-24.

Zelmer, D.A. and G.W. Esch. 1999. Reevaluation of the taxonomic status of Halipegus occidualis (Digenea: Hemiuridae). Journal of Parasitology 85:157-160.

Johnson, Dan

A.D. Johnson. 1999. Stress proteins in Atherosclerosis. In: Stress Proteins (D.S. Latchman, ed.) Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 381-396.

E.A. Swartz, A.D. Johnson, and G.K. Owens. 1998. Two MCAT Telementsof SMaA promoter function differently in SM vs. Non-SM cells. Am J. Physiol. 275:C608-618.

Kron, Kathleen

Crayn, D.M., K.A. Kron, P.A. Gadek, and C.J. Quinn. 1998. Phylogenetics and evolution of Epacridaceae: a molecular analysis using the chloroplast gene rbcL with a reappraisal of the position of Lebetanthus. Australian Systematic Botany 46:187-200.

Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. 1998. An ordinal classification for the families of flowering plants. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 85:531-553.

Note: I am a contributor to this large and groundbreaking new classification of flowering plants. It was determined before publication that the paper would be cited as above.

Kuhn, Raymond

Clark, R.K. and R.E. Kuhn. 1999. Trypanosoma cruzi does not induce apoptosis in murine fibroblasts. Parasitology 118:167-175.

Toenjes, S.A., R.J. Spolski, K.A. Mooney and R.E. Kuhn. 1999. The systemic immune response of BALB/c mice infected with larval Taenia crassiceps is a mixed Th1/Th2 response. Parasitology 18: May 1999.

Muday, Gloria

Reed, R.C., Brady, S.R., and Muday, G.K. 1998. Inhibition of Auxin Movement From the Shoot into the Root Inhibits Lateral Root Development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol. 118:1369-1378.

Butler, J.A., S. Hu, S. Brady, M.W. Dixon and G.K. Muday. 1998. In vitro and in vivo evidence for actin association of the NPA binding protein. Plant Journal 13, 291-301.

Smith, William

Smith, W.K., D.T. Bell and K.A. Shepherd. 1998. Associations between leaf orientation, structure and sunlight exposure in five western Australian communities. Amer. J. Bot., 84: 1698-1707.

Smith. W.K., Vogelmann, T.C., Bell, D. T., DeLucia, E. H., and K. A. Shepherd. 1997. Leaf Form and Photosynthesis. BioScience 47:785-793.

James, S.A., Smith, W.K., and T.C. Vogelmann. 1998. Ontogenetic differences in mesophyll structure and chlorophyll distribution in Eucalyptus globulus ssp. globulus (Myrtaceae). Amer. J. Bot., 86: 198-207.

Jordan, D.N. and W.K. Smith. 1998. Influence of summer frost on chlorophyll fluorescence and photosynthetic gas exchange in subalpine and crop species. Plant, Cell & Environment , in press.

Turunen, MT, TC Vogelmann, WK Smith. 1998. Effective UV-screening in Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta ssp. latifolia) cotelydons and needles. In Responses of Plant Metabolism to Air Pollution, LJ DeKok and J. Stulen, [eds.], pp. 463-480, Backhuvs Publ., Leidon, The Netherlands. 563 pp.

Schoettle, A.W. and W.K Smith. 1998. Interrelationships between light, photosynthesis, and lesf nitrogen in the crown of mature Pinus contorta ssp. latifolia. Tree Physiology, 19:13-22.

Hättenschwiler, S. and W.K. Smith. 1998. Natural seedling establishment in alpine treeline conifers of the central Rocky Mountains, USA. Canadian. J. Forest. Research., in press.

Germino, MA and WK Smith. 1998. Low temperature photoinhibition in alpine herbs of the central Rocky Mountains, USA. Plant, Cell& Environment, 90: 1233-1243.

Turunen, M. TC Vogelman and WK Smith. 1998. UV-screening in lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta ssp. Latifolia) cotelydons and needles. International J. Plant Sciences, 160:315-320..

Waters Shuler, Jennifer

Waters, J.C., R. Chen, A.W. Murray, G.J. Gorbsky, E.D. Salmon and R.B. Nicklas. 1999. Phosphorylated kinetochores bind Mad2 in vitro: A link between error detection and checkpoint action in mitosis. Current Biology.

Weigl, Peter

Monograph: Weigl, P.D., T.W. Knowles, and A.C. Boynton. 1999. The distribution and ecology of the northern flying squirrel, Glaucomys sabrinus, in the southern Appalachians. NC Wildlife Resources Commission, p. 1-93.

Weigl, P.D. et al. 1998. Geographic variation in the fox squirrel (Sciurus niger): consideration of size clines, habitat vegetation, food habits and historical biogeography. In: M.A., Steele, J.F. Merritt and D.A. Zegers, eds., Proceedings of the International Colloquium on the Ecology of Tree Squirrels. Virginia Museum of Natural History. Special Publ. No. 6. 171-184.

Zeyl, Clifford

DeVisser, J.A.G.M., C. Zeyl, P.J. Gerrish, J.L. Blanchard, and R.E. Lenski. 1999. Diminishing returns from mutation supply rate in asexual populations. Science 283:404-406.

II. Papers and Presentations

Ashley-Ross, Miriam

"Forward and backward walking in a salamander: Evidence for novel motor output" Neuroscience luncheon tutorial seminar, Neuroscience program, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, November 20, 1998.

"Forward and backward walking in a salamander: Evidence for a novel pattern of motor output" Departmental seminar in Biology, East Carolina University, December 2, 1998.

"How locomotion is controlled: Can salamanders teach us general principles?" Women in Science and Mathematics seminar series, Salem College, April 27, 1999.

Browne, Carole

Meeting Attended: Developmental Biology of the Sea Urchin, Woods Hole, MA, April 28- May 1, 1999

Dimock, Ronald

Fisher, G. R. and R. V. Dimock, Jr. The nutritional biology of Unionicola formosa (Acaria: Unionicolidae). Ann. Mtg. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Denver, CO. Jan 7, 1999.

Schwartz, M. L. and R. V. Dimock, Jr. Structural and functional relationships between brooding demibranchs and glochidia larvae in unionid mussels. Ann. Mtg. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Denver, CO. Jan 7, 1999.

Fisher, G. R. and R. V. Dimock, Jr. Viability of glochidia of Utterbackia imbecillis following their removal from the parental mussel. Musseling in on Biodiversity, First Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, Chattanooga, TN. March 18, 1999.

Dimock, R. V., Jr. and M. L. Byrne. Diversity in unionoid mussels: structure and function in the Australasian family Hyriidae. Musseling in on Biodiversity, First Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, Chattanooga, TN. March 18, 1999.

Esch, Gerald

Barger, M. and G.W. Esch. Annual meeting, Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, April 22-24. "Plagioporus sinitsini: A one-host trematode life cycle?"

Dr. Gerald Esch was invited by the Mexican National University, Mexico City, D.F., to consult on tropical parasite epidemiology and research in Mexico, March, 1998.

Kron, Kathleen

Kron, K.A., W.S. Judd, A.A. Anderberg, D.M. Crayn, R. Fuller, P.A. Gadek, J.L. Luteyn, C.J. Quinn, and P.F. Stevens. 1998. Major clades of Ericaceae II: Molecular Evidence. Presented at the annual meetings of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, American Society of Plant Taxonomists, August 3, 1998.

Judd, W.S., K.A. Kron, A.A. Anderberg, D.M. Crayn, R. Fuller, P.A. Gadek, J.L. Luteyn, and C.J. Quinn. 1998. Major clades of Ericaceae I: Morphological Evidence. Presented at the annual meetings of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, American Society of Plant Taxonomists, August 3, 1998.

Kuhn, Raymond

The following two papers were presented at the Twenty-fifth Fancy Gap Immunoparasitology Workshop, Fancy Gap, VA, 12-16 October 1998.

"Larval Taenia crassiceps produces an interferon-g-like molecule", R. Spolski, P. Thomas and R. E. Kuhn.

"gd-T cells and CD8+ T cells do not play a major role in immunity to larval cestodes in mammals". S. Toenjes, K. Mooney, R. Spolski and R. Kuhn.

Keystone Symposium: "The systemic immune response of BALB/c mice infected with larval Taenia crassiceps is a mixed Th1/Th2-type response". R. Kuhn, S. Toenjes, R. Spolski and K. Mooney. Lake Tahoe, NV, January 9-15. 1999.

Annual Meeting of the American Association of Immunologists. "Characterization of parasite products which modulate the host immune response to the larval cestode, Taenia crassiceps". R. Spolski, P. Thomas, J. Corson, and R. Kuhn. Washington, DC, April 17-21, 1999.

Muday, Gloria

Ligands and Proteins that Regulate Auxin Transport and Plant Growth, Virginia Tech Plant Physiology Seminar, November 20, 1998.

Ligands and Proteins that Regulate Auxin Transport, North Carolina Biotechnology Center Plant Molecular Biology Retreat, Asheville, NC, September, 1998.

Cytoskeletal Association of a Plant Hormone Transport Protein May Control Polarity, Gordon Research Conference on Developmental Physiology, August 4, 1998.

Isolation of an Auxin Transport Protein Based on its Affinity for F-Actin, (poster presentation) Gordon Research Conference on Gravitation Effects on Living Systems, July 1998.

Silman, Miles

Invited seminar: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Regeneration in a neotropical rain forest. April, 1999.

Silver, Wayne

Finger, T.E., Schaefer, M., Bottger, B, and Silver, W.L. (1999) Trigeminal collaterals in the olfactory epithelium and bulb: A route for direct modulation of olfactory information by trigeminal stimuli? Presented at the Twenty First Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences. Sarasota, FL.

Silver, W.L. and Smith, J.C. (1998) Sensory Biology: Examination of Electroretinograms from Photoreceptors in the Cockroach. Presented at the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education Annual Workshop/Conference, Tallahassee FL.

Smith, William

Smith, WK. 1998. Multiple stress factors in extreme environments: Form versus physiology. Dept. of Biology, University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ.

Smith, WK 1998. Ecophysiological adaptation in plants across a spatial scale from the cell to the landscape. Department of Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.

Smith, WK. 1998. Plant physiological ecology: A science for studying organisms or ecosystems. Perspectives in Biological Sciences Symposium, Dept. of Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.

Smith, WK. 1998. Plant adaptations to extreme environments from the cell to the canopy level. Perspectives in Biological Sciences Symposium, Dept. of Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.

Smith, WK 1998. Adaptations of plants to extreme environments: scaling from the cell to the canopy. Department of Biology, Western Carolina State University, Selma.

Smith, WK. 1998. Photosynthesis and water relations in alpine plants and impacts of global change. Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Weigl, Peter

Invited Speaker: National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Symposium "Flying Squirrels: A Quest for Understanding", March 9-13, 1999.

Zeyl, Clifford

June 22, 1998. "Experimental drift: mutation accumulation in small populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae", Joint meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, American Society of Naturalists and Society for Systematic Biology, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

September 22, 1998. "Mutation accumulation and fitness in small populations of budding yeast", Southeastern Population Ecology and Genetics Group meeting, Abingdon, VA.

October 19, 1998. "Mutation, sex and death in laboratory populations of yeast", North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

May 3, 1999. "Mutation and the evolutionary fate of small populations", Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany.

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

Anderson, Dave

Delegate, Charles Darwin Foundation for Galàpagos Islands.

Green Umbrella Films, 10 days in Ecuador

Ashley-Ross, Miriam

Co-chair of the committee and representative of the Division of Vertebrate Morphology to the Public Affairs Committee of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Representative of the Division of Vertebrate Morphology to the Electronic Communications Committee of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Browne, Carole

Grant reviewing, NSF - 6 hours

Consultant, Graduate Record Exam, Educational Testing Service - 6 hours

Browne, Robert

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Salt Lake Research

Member of NSF graduate review panel (2 days pay).

Test writer for GRE exam.

Dimock, Ronald

Member, Editorial Board, Freshwater Mussel Symposium: Conservation, Captive Care & Propagation, Columbus, OH

Member, Editorial Board, Musseling in on Biodiversity, First Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, Chattanooga, TN

Chair, Meritorious Teaching Award Committee, Association of Southeastern Biologists

Esch, Gerald

Editor, Journal of Parasitology

Member, Council, American Society of Parasitologists

Eure, Herman

Consultant, The Journal of Parasitology

Chair, the Marc Dresden Travel Awards Committee, The American Society of Parasitology (ASP)

Chair, Student Presentation Awards Committee (ASP)

Member, the Priorities Committee (ASP)

Member, Public Advocacy Network Committee (ASP)

Member, Committee on Minority Recruitment, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Invited Facilitator, Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCHS) Seminar for Departmental Chairs

Panelist, Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Review Committee, The Oak Ridge Associated Universities, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation

Kron, Kathleen

Associate Editor for Systematic Botany

Editorial Board of Edinburgh Journal of Botany

Chair of Systematics Section, Botanical Society of America

Karling Award Committee, Botanical Society of America

National Science Foundation – Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Panel February 24-16, 1999.

Kuhn, Raymond

Associate Editor, Journal of Immunology

National Research Council – 6 day/year

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (variable)

Womble, Carlisle – Law firm – about 5 days/year

Lane, Hugo

President, Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (SAAHP) until March 1999

Past President of SAAHP, since March 1999

National Secretary, Board of Directors of NAAHP (National Association of Advisors)

NAAHP 2000 Convention Program Committee (Chair)

NAAHP Initiative 2000 Committee

SAAHP Representative to the NAAHP Board of Directors

Vice President of HPANC (Health Professions Advisors of North Carolina)

Yarborough Grants Committee of North Carolina Academy of Science

Muday, Gloria

Monitoring Editor, Plant Physiology

Grant Panel Member, NASA, Plant Biology Panel, February 1999

Grant Panel Member, USDA, Plant Growth and Development Panel, May 1999

Silver, Wayne

Treasurer, Association for Chemoreception Sciences

Smith, William

Subject Editor, Tree Physiology

Tague, Brian

"Zinc Finger Proteins in Development," Molecular Genetics Program Seminar, Wake Forest School of Medicine, October 12, 1998

"Zinc Finger Proteins in Development," Department of Biology, Elizabeth City State University, November 24, 1998

IV. External Grants Received

Anderson, Dave

$26,000 "Satellite tracking Hawaiian albatrosses". Kilauea Point Natural History Association

$5,500 "Partial migration in a tropical pelagic seabird. NSF.

Ashley-Ross, Miriam

$35,000 "Performance limits of fish dorsal fin muscle". National Science Foundation.

Browne, Carole

$50,000 "Marine Models in Biological Research, with Mike Tytell continued funding.

National Science Foundation.

Conner, William

$5,700 "Bat Moth Interactions". Science Research Fund, WFU.

Curran, James

$96,950 "Test of the Allosteric three-site model for translation". National Institute of Health

Johnson, A. Daniel

$76,274 "Hsp70 cytoprotection against atherosclerosis." Mid-Atlantic Affiliate,

American Heart Association

Kron, Kathleen

$5,508 "Phylogenetic studies in neotropical Vaccinieae (Ericaceae):

The systematics of Macleania, Psammisia, and Mycerinus.

Kuhn, Raymond

$189,529 "Immunoregulation in Cysticercosis – 4th year of support".

National Institutes of Health

Smith, William

$39,615 "Evaluation of landscape variability and CO2 source/sink activities."

National Science Foundation.

$25,000 "Research Experiences for Undergraduates". National Science Foundation.

$32,000 "Intergrating multiple stress factors in the alpine timberline ecotone:

Direct linkage between adaptive biology and global change".

Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology Program, NSF

$137,311 "Quantification of carbon sources and sinks for northern plains and

mountain landscapes using simultaneous aircraft, tower, and leaf

measurements of CO2 and H2O vapor flux, and stable isotopes"

Joint Program on Terrestrial Ecology and Global Change (TECO),

NSF, DOE, NASA, USDA, EPA

$25,000 "The snow alga Clamydamona nivalis: Photosynthesis under extremes

of high light, UV-B radiation, and low temperature"

Life in Extreme Environments (LexEN) Program, NSF