Items in this collection represent publications of the Department of Biological Sciences faculty, staff, and students, either alone or as co-authors, and which may or may not have been published in an alternate format. Items may contain more than one file type.

Recent Submissions

  • R Script for a Population Viability Analysis of Ringed Salamanders 

    Messerman, Arianne; Semlitsch, Raymond D. (2015)
    Population viability analysis (PVA) is a useful tool for identifying the demographic parameters and environmental factors that determine the likelihood of species persistence. Although PVA can help wildlife managers to ...
  • Partitioning detectability components in populations subject to within-season temporary emigration using binomial mixture models 

    O'Donnell, Katherine M.; Thompson, Frank R., III; Semlitsch, Raymond D. (2014)
    Detectability of individual animals is highly variable and nearly always < 1; imperfect detection must be accounted for to reliably estimate population sizes and trends. Hierarchical models can simultaneously estimate ...
  • Intermediate Pond Sizes Contain the Highest Density, Richness, and Diversity of Pond-Breeding Amphibians 

    Semlitsch, Raymond D.; Peterman, William E.; Anderson, Thomas L.; Drake, Dana L.; Ousterhout, Brittany H. (2014)
  • Pond-Breeding Amphibian Community Composition in Missouri 

    Drake, Dana L.; Ousterhout, Brittany H.; Shulse, Christopher D.; Hocking, Daniel J.; Peterman, William E.; Anderson, Thomas L.; Lohraff, Kenton L.; Conner, Christopher A; Harper, Elizabeth H.; Johnson, Jarrett Reed, 1977-; Rittenhouse, Tracy A. G.; Rothermel, Betsie B.; Eggert, Lori S.; Semlitsch, Raymond D. (2013)
    Description of data: Site location data and amphibian species and numbers per life stage encountered at each research site in Missouri. Collected: 2002, 2005, 2006, 2012. Collection site: Missouri. Method: Collected ...
  • Automated analysis of temperture dataloggers to determine hydroperiods of vernal wetlands 

    Heemeyer, Jennifer L.; Anderson, Thomas L.; Peterman, William E.; Ousterhout, Brittany H.; Drake, Dana L.; Semlitsch, Raymond D. (2013-12)
  • Meeting Report: Batch-to-Batch Variability in Estrogenic Activity in Commercial Animal Diets—Importance and Approaches for Laboratory Animal Research 

    Heindel, Jerrold J.; vom Saal, Frederick S. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2008-03)
    We report information from two workshops sponsored by the National Institutes of Health that were held to a) assess whether dietary estrogens could significantly impact end points in experimental animals, and b) involve ...
  • Exposure Assessment for Endocrine Disruptors: Some Considerations in the Design of Studies 

    Rice, Carol Helen; Birnbaum, Linda S.; Cogliano, Vincent James; Mahaffey, Kathryn R., 1943-; Needham, Larry L.; Rogan, Walter J.; vom Saal, Frederick S. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2003-10)
    In studies designed to evaluate exposure-response relationships in children's development from conception through puberty, multiple factors that affect the generation of meaningful exposure metrics must be considered. These ...
  • Near-Ultraviolet Mutagenesis in Superoxide Dismutase-deficient Strains of Escherichia coli 

    Knowles, Rick L.; Eisenstark, Abraham (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 1994-11)
    We compared mutagenic spectra induced by polychromatic near-ultraviolet radiation (near-UV; 300-400 nm) with superoxide anion (O2-) -dependent mutagenesis using a set of Escherichia coli tester strains. Near-UV radiation ...
  • Large Effects from Small Exposures. I. Mechanisms for Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals with Estrogenic Activity 

    Welshons, Wade V.; Thayer, Kristina A. (Kristina Ann), 1969-; Judy, Barbara M.; Taylor, Julia A.; Curran, Edward M. (Edward Michael), 1949-; vom Saal, Frederick S. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2003-06)
    Information concerning the fundamental mechanisms of action of both natural and environmental hormones, combined with information concerning endogenous hormone concentrations, reveals how endocrine-disrupting chemicals ...
  • Why Public Health Agencies Cannot Depend on Good Laboratory Practices as a Criterion for Selecting Data: The Case of Bisphenol A 

    Myers, John Peterson; vom Saal, Frederick S.; Akingbemi, Benson T.; Arizono, Koji; Belcher, Scott; Colborn, Theo; Chahoud, Ibrahim; Crain, D. Andrew, 1970-; Farabollini, Francesca; Guillette, Louis J., 1954-; Hassold, Terry J.; Ho, Shuk-mei; Hunt, Patricia A.; Iguchi, Taisen, 1951-; Jobling, Susan; Kanno, Jun; Laufer, Hans, 1929-; Marcus, Michele; McLachlan, John A.; Nadal, Angel; Oehlmann, Jörg; Olea, Nicolás; Palanza, Paola; Parmigiani, Stefano; Rubin, Beverly S.; Schoenfelder, Gilbert; Sonnenschein, C. (Carlos); Soto, A. M. (Ana M.); Talsness, Chris E.; Taylor, Julia A.; Vandenberg, Laura N.; Vandenbergh, John G.; Vogel, Sarah; Watson, Cheryl S., 1950-; Welshons, Wade V.; Zoeller, R. Thomas (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2009-03)
    We reviewed differences between industry-funded GLP studies of BPA conducted by commercial laboratories for regulatory purposes and non-GLP studies conducted in academic and government laboratories to identify hazards and ...
  • Toward Identifying the Next Generation of Superfund and Hazardous Waste Site Contaminants 

    Ela, Wendell; Sedlak, David L.; Barlaz, Morton A.; Henry, Heather F.; Muir, Derek C. G., 1949-; Swackhamer, Deborah Liebl; Weber, Eric J.; Arnold, Robert G.; Ferguson, P. Lee; Field, Jennifer A.; Furlong, Edward T.; Giesy, John P.; Halden, Rolf U.; Henry, Tala; Hites, R. A.; Hornbuckle, Keri C.; Howard, Philip H. (Philip Hall), 1943-; Luthy, Richard G.; Meyer, Anita K.; Sáez, A. Eduardo; vom Saal, Frederick S.; Vulpe, Chris D.; Wiesner, Mark R. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2011-01)
    Our aim was to initiate a dynamic, adaptable process for identifying contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) that are likely to be found in future hazardous waste sites, and to identify the gaps in primary research that ...
  • Response 

    Welshons, Wade V.; Nagel, Susan C.; vom Saal, Frederick S. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 1998-07)
    Welshons et al. respond to Ashby and Odum regarding their experimental design research on fetal exposure to very low doses of the environmental estrogen bisphenol A.
  • Developmental Effects of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in Wildlife and Humans 

    Colborn, Theo; vom Saal, Frederick S.; Soto, A. M. (Ana M.) (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 1993-10)
    Large numbers and large quantities of endocrine-disrupting chemicals have been released into the environment since World War II. Many of these chemicals can disturb development of the endocrine system and of the organs ...
  • Good Laboratory Practices: Myers et al. Respond 

    Myers, John Peterson; vom Saal, Frederick S.; Taylor, Julia A.; Akingbemi, Benson T.; Arizono, Koji; Belcher, Scott; Colborn, Theo; Chahoud, Ibrahim (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2009-11)
    Myers et al. respond to a letter written by Becker et al. regarding Myers' article "Why public health agencies cannot depend on Good Laboratory Practices as a criterion for selecting data: the case of bisphenol A."
  • Exposure to a Low Dose of Bisphenol A during Fetal Life or in Adulthood Alters Maternal Behavior in Mice 

    Palanza, Paola; Howdeshell, Kembra L. (Kembra Lynne), 1968-; Parmigiani, Stefano; vom Saal, Frederick S. (National Institute of Environmental Health SciencesEnvironmental Health Perspectives, 2002-06)
    Maternal behavior in mammals is the result of a complex interaction between the lactating dam and her developing offspring. Slight perturbations of any of the components of the mother-infant interaction may result in ...
  • Anogenital Distance and Phthalate Exposure: Swan et al. Respond 

    Swan, Shanna H.; Main, Katharina; Kruse, Robin L.; Stewart, Sara; Redmon, J. Bruce; Ternand, Christine L.; Sullivan, Shannon (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2006-01)
    Swan et al. respond to several points made by McEwen and Renner regarding their recent study comparing anogenital distance (AGD) as a measure of androgen action in humans.
  • Evaluating the Effects of Endocrine Disruptors on Endocrine Function during Development 

    Bigsby, Robert; Chapin, Robert E.; Daston, George P.; Davis, Barbara J.; Gorski, Jack; Gray, L. Earl; Howdeshell, Kembra L. (Kembra Lynne), 1968-; Zoeller, R. Thomas; vom Saal, Frederick S. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 1999-08)
    The major concerns with endocrine disruptors in the environment are based mostly on effects that have been observed on the developing embryo and fetus. The focus of the present manuscript is on disruption of three hormonal ...
  • Good Laboratory Practices Are Not Synonymous with Good Scientific Practices, Accurate Reporting, or Valid Data 

    vom Saal, Frederick S.; Myers, John Peterson (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2010-02)
    In her commentary, Tyl (2009) responded to our criticism (Myers et al. 2009) of her bisphenol A (BPA) research (Tyl et al. 2008), and she defended the reliance on Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) in animal studies concerning ...
  • An Extensive New Literature Concerning Low-Dose Effects of Bisphenol A Shows the Need for a New Risk Assessment 

    vom Saal, Frederick S.; Hughes, Claude L., 1951- (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2005-08)
    Bisphenol A (BPA) is the monomer used to manufacture polycarbonate plastic, the resin lining of cans, and other products, with global capacity in excess of 6.4 billion lb/year. Because the ester bonds in these BPA-based ...
  • Effects of Altered Prenatal Hormonal Environment on Expression of Autoimmune Disease in NZB/NZW Mice 

    Walker, Sara E.; Keisler, Lydia White; Caldwell, Charles W., M.D.; Kier, Ann B.; vom Saal, Frederick S. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 1996-08)
    F1 hybrid New Zealand Black (NZB) x New Zealand White (NZW) (NZB/NZW) mice spontaneously develop an autoimmune disease analogous to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) . Testosterone exerts a powerful suppressive effect on ...

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