About EEB

The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Interdisciplinary Research Program integrates independent research programs related to the disciplines of ecology and evolutionary biology to heighten awareness of this important area of biological research within Texas A&M University. Members of EEB at Texas A&M include faculty, students, and postdoctoral researchers from multiple departments in several colleges within the university. We aim to foster research and teaching collaborations and enhance interdisciplinary training in ecology and evolutionary biology.

Recent Publications

  1. Zhao, Y, Wang, Y, Quigg, A. Comparison of population growth and photosynthetic apparatus changes in response to different nutrient status in a diatom and a coccolithophore. J. Phycol. 2015;51 (5):872-84. doi: 10.1111/jpy.12327. PubMed PMID:26986884 .
  2. Zhao, Y, Wang, Y, Quigg, A. The 24 hour recovery kinetics from n starvation in Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Emiliania huxleyi. J. Phycol. 2015;51 (4):726-38. doi: 10.1111/jpy.12314. PubMed PMID:26986793 .
  3. Steichen, JL, Quigg, A. Assessing the viability of microorganisms in the ballast water of vessels transiting the North Atlantic Ocean. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 2015;101 (1):258-66. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.09.055. PubMed PMID:26455784 .
  4. Williams, AK, McInnes, AS, Rooker, JR, Quigg, A. Changes in Microbial Plankton Assemblages Induced by Mesoscale Oceanographic Features in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE. 2015;10 (9):e0138230. Epub 2015/9/16. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138230. PubMed PMID:26375709 PubMed Central PMC4574113.
  5. Dorado, S, Booe, T, Steichen, J, McInnes, AS, Windham, R, Shepard, A et al.. Towards an Understanding of the Interactions between Freshwater Inflows and Phytoplankton Communities in a Subtropical Estuary in the Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE. 2015;10 (7):e0130931. Epub 2015/7/2. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130931. PubMed PMID:26133991 PubMed Central PMC4489867.
  6. Chung, D, Upadhyay, S, Bomer, B, Wilkinson, HH, Ebbole, DJ, Shaw, BD et al.. Neurospora crassa ASM-1 complements the conidiation defect in a stuA mutant of Aspergillus nidulans. Mycologia. ;107 (2):298-306. doi: 10.3852/14-079. PubMed PMID:25550299 .
  7. Steichen, JL, Schulze, A, Brinkmeyer, R, Quigg, A. All aboard! A biological survey of ballast water onboard vessels spanning the North Atlantic Ocean. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 2014;87 (1-2):201-10. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.07.058. PubMed PMID:25176277 .
  8. McInnes, AS, Shepard, AK, Raes, EJ, Waite, AM, Quigg, A. Simultaneous quantification of active carbon- and nitrogen-fixing communities and estimation of fixation rates using fluorescence in situ hybridization and flow cytometry. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2014;80 (21):6750-9. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01962-14. PubMed PMID:25172848 PubMed Central PMC4249028.
  9. Zhao, Y, Quigg, A. Nutrient limitation in Northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM): phytoplankton communities and photosynthesis respond to nutrient pulse. PLoS ONE. 2014;9 (2):e88732. Epub 2014/2/14. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088732. PubMed PMID:24551144 PubMed Central PMC3925166.
  10. Cope, JL, Hammett, AJ, Kolomiets, EA, Forrest, AK, Golub, KW, Hollister, EB et al.. Evaluating the performance of carboxylate platform fermentations across diverse inocula originating as sediments from extreme environments. Bioresour. Technol. 2014;155 :388-94. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.12.105. PubMed PMID:24502857 .
  11. Jiang, Y, Laverty, KS, Brown, J, Nunez, M, Brown, L, Chagoya, J et al.. Effects of fluctuating temperature and silicate supply on the growth, biochemical composition and lipid accumulation of Nitzschia sp. Bioresour. Technol. 2014;154 :336-44. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.12.068. PubMed PMID:24413451 .
  12. Golub, KW, Forrest, AK, Wales, ME, Hammett, AJ, Cope, JL, Wilkinson, HH et al.. Comparison of three screening methods to select mixed-microbial inoculum for mixed-acid fermentations. Bioresour. Technol. 2013;130 :739-49. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.10.010. PubMed PMID:23334035 .
  13. Hou, H, Li, L, Ceylan, CÜ, Haynes, A, Cope, J, Wilkinson, HH et al.. A microfluidic microbial fuel cell array that supports long-term multiplexed analyses of electricigens. Lab Chip. 2012;12 (20):4151-9. doi: 10.1039/c2lc40405b. PubMed PMID:22868338 .
  14. Hollister, EB, Forrest, AK, Wilkinson, HH, Ebbole, DJ, Tringe, SG, Malfatti, SA et al.. Mesophilic and thermophilic conditions select for unique but highly parallel microbial communities to perform carboxylate platform biomass conversion. PLoS ONE. 2012;7 (6):e39689. Epub 2012/6/22. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039689. PubMed PMID:22761870 PubMed Central PMC3382152.
  15. Forrest, AK, Hollister, EB, Gentry, TJ, Wilkinson, HH, Holtzapple, MT. Comparison of mixed-acid fermentations inoculated with six different mixed cultures. Bioresour. Technol. 2012;118 :343-9. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.05.043. PubMed PMID:22705541 .
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