Wendy S. Brown

List of selected acknowledgments for field work in biology.

Updated 20 June 2017

Since I am wonderfully and errantly spending my youth and middle age working outside on a pleasing variety of field and lab projects at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and other field sites in the Rocky Mountains, I have many more acknowledgments than publications! Thanks to everyone for asking me to be a part of your crew and thanking me publicly for it! :-)

Since my family will ask, I'll explain an acknowledgement for those who don't know. Most scientific journals allow the authors of a paper to include a list of people who contributed time or thought to the research, however people in acknowledgements weren't involved as much as the primary authors. Most of my acknowledgements are for research assistant or research technician duties such as field sampling before or after the primary authors arrived in Gothic. Some experiments need planning or training, then lots of people to work long hours at the beginning of an experiment and several long days at the end. Then there is the follow up lab work of identifying, counting, measuring, weighing, or dissecting the bugs or plants, entering and backing up data, then sending the data back to the researchers. While the fieldwork is the best part, I enjoy a variety of scientific work :-) Look below the photo for a list of papers.


Allan,JD and Feifarek,BP 1989 Distances travelled by drifting mayfly nymphs: factors influencing return to the substrate. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 8 (4) 322-330. PDF

Alp,M; Peckarsky,BL; Bernasconi,SM; and Robinson,CT 2013 Shifts in isotopic signatures of animals with complex life-cycles can complicate conclusions on cross-boundary trophic links. Aquatic sciences, 75(4) 595-606. PDF

Àlvarez,M and Peckarsky,BL 2005 How do grazers affect periphyton heterogeneity in streams? Oecologia 142: 576-587. Abstract PDF

Bahls,LL 2014 New diatoms from the American West - A tribute to citizen science. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 163: 61-84

Bohonak,A and Whiteman,H 1999 Dispersal of the fairy shrimp Branchinecta coloradensis (Anostraca): Effects of hydroperiod and salamanders. Limnology and Oceanography 44 (3), 487-493. PDF

Dunne JA, Harte J, Taylor KJ, 2003. Subalpine meadow flowering phenology responses to climate change: integrating experimental and gradient methods. Ecological Monographs. Vol. 73 No. 1:69-86. Abstract PDF

Encalada,AC and Peckarsky,BL 2006 Selective oviposition of the mayfly Baetis bicaudatus. Oecologia, 526-537. PDF

Encalada,AC and Peckarsky,BL 2007 A comparative study of the cost of alternative mayfly oviposition behaviors. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61:1437-1448. PDF

Encalada,AC and Peckarsky,BL 2011 The influence of recruitment on within-generation population dynamics of a mayfly. Ecosphere 2(10):107.doi:10.1890/ES11-00103.1. PDF

Encalada,AC and Peckarsky,BL 2011 Large-scale manipulation of mayfly recruitment affects population size. Oecologia. DOI 10.1007/s00442-0112147-1. PDF

Feldhousen,S 1995 An investigation of the effects of pH, aluminum precipitate, and periphyton densities on benthic invertebrate populations in Paradise Basin, Colorado. Senior Thesis, Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA.

Flecker,AS 1992 Fish predation and the evolution of invertebrate drift periodicity: evidence from Neotropical streams. Ecology 73:438-448. PDF

Fuller,MR and Peckarsky,BL 2011 Ecosystem engineering by beavers affects mayfly life histories. Freshwater Biology (56) 959-979.PDF

Fuller,MR and Peckarsky,BL 2011 Does the morphology of beaver ponds alter downstream ecosystems? Hydrobiology 668 (1)35-48. PDF

Kueppers,LM and Harte,J 2005 Subalpine forest carbon cycling: Short- and long-term influences of climate and species. Ecological Applications 15(6): 1984-1999. PDF

Harper,MP and Peckarsky,BL 2006 Emergence cues of a mayfly in a high-altitude stream ecosystem: potential response to climate change. Ecological Applications 16 (2) 612-621. PDF

Moslemi,JM 2010 Ecological stoichiometry of consumer-resource interactions in lotic food webs. PhD Thesis Cornell Universit. 146 pages.

Peckarsky,BL, Encalada,AC and McIntosh, AR 2011 Why do vulnerable mayflies thrive in trout streams? American Entomologist 57(3)152-164. PDF

Peckarsky,BL; Hughes,JM; Mather,PB; Hillyer,M; Encalada,AC 2005 Are populations of mayflies living in adjacent fish and fishless streams genetically differentiated? Freshwater Biology 50(1), 42-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2004.01292.x Abstract

Peckarsky,BL; Kerans,B; Taylor,BW and McIntosh,AR 2008 Predator effects on prey population dynamics in open systems. Oecologia 156 (2)431-440. PDF

Peckarsky,BL; McIntosh,AR; Àlvarez,M and Moslemi,JM 2015 Disturbance legacies and nutrient limitation influence interactions between grazers and algae in high elevation streams. Ecosphere, 6(11), art241. Full Text Html

Peckarsky,BL; Taylor,BW; Caudill,CC 2000 Hydrologic and behavioral constraints on oviposition of stream insects: implications for adult dispersal. Oecologia 125, 186-200. PDF

Peckarsky,BL; Taylor,BW; McIntosh,AR; McPeek,MA; Lytle,DA 2001 Variation in mayfly size at metamorphosis as a developmental response to risk of predation. Ecology 82, 740-757. Abstract PDF

Price,MV; Waser,NM 1998 Effects of experimental warming on plant reproductive phenology in a subalpine meadow. Ecology 79 4, 1261-1271. Abstract PDF

Price,MV and Waser,NM 2000 Responses of subalpine meadow vegetation to four years of experimental warming. Ecological Applications 10, 811-823. Abstract

Raguso,RA and Roy,BA 1998 "Floral" scent production by Puccinia rust fungi that mimic flowers. Molecular Ecology 7 (9) 1127-1136. PDF

Rouse,GL 1994 The effect of pH and other pollutants on benthic invertebrates in a pristine alpine watershed in central Colorado. Senior Thesis, Department of Environomental Science, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA 30 pages

Roy,BA 1996 A plant pathogen influences pollinator behavior and may influence reproduction of non-hosts. Ecology 77 (8) 2445-2457. PDF

Sparks,GB 1993 Competition and intraguild predation between two species of caddisfly larvae (Trichoptera) in permanent and semipermanent high elevation ponds. Senior Thesis, Department of Environmental Science, Allegheny College Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Steltzer,H 1993 Cannibalism within a species of caddisfly larvae (Asynarchus nigriculus) in a semi-permanent high altitude pond. Research Experience for Undergraduates Paper, The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. Gothic, Colorado.

Whiteman,HH 1997 Maintenance of polymorphism promoted by sex-specific fitness payoffs. Evolution 51 6, 2039-2044. Abstract

Whiteman,HH; Gutrich,JJ; Moorman,RS 1999 Courtship behavior in a polymorphic population of the tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum. Journal of Herpetology 33 2, 348-351.

Whiteman,HH and Wissinger,SA 2005. Amphibian population cycles and long-term data sets, p.177-184 IN: Lannoo,MJ (ed.) Conservation and Status of North American Amphibians. University of California Press. pgs 177-184. PDF

Whiteman,HH; Wissinger,SA; Bohonak,AJ 1994 Seasonal movement in a subalpine population of the tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum. Canadian Journal of Zoology 72, 1780-1787. Abstract

Whiteman, H; Wissinger, S; Denoël, M; Mecklin, C; Gerlanc,N, Gutrich,J 2012 Larval growth in polyphenic salamanders: making the best of a bad lot. Oecologia 168(1)109-118. Abstract PDF

Wilcox,AC; Peckarsky,BL; Taylor,BW and Encalada,AC 2008 Hydraulic and geomorphic effects on mayfly drift in high-gradient streams at moderate discharges. Ecohydrology 1:176-186. PDF

Winnick,MJ; Carroll,RW; Williams,KH; Maxwell,RM; Dong,W; and Maher,K 2017 Snowmelt controls on concentration-discharge relationships and the balance of oxidative and acid-base weathering fluxes in an alpine catchment, East River, Colorado. Water Resources Research 53(3) 2507-2523. PDF

Wissinger,SA; Eldermire,C and Whissel,JC 2004. The role of larval cases in reducing aggression and cannibalism among caddisflies in temporary wetlands. Wetlands 24(4): 777-783. Abstract


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And say my glory was I had such friends. "
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