Publications from the Farm

Case Western Reserve University Farm Annual Reports

Journals and other publications


  1. Burns, Jean H., Joanne M. Bennett, Junmin Li, Jing Xia, Gerardo Arceo-Gómez, Martin Burd, Laura A. Burkle, Walter Durka, Allan G. Ellis, Leandro Freitas, James G. Rodger, Jana C. Vamosi, Marina Wolowski, Tia-Lynn Ashman, Tiffany M. Knight, and Janette A. Steets. 2019. Plant traits moderate pollen limitation of introduced and native plants: a phylogenetic meta-analysis. New Phytologist.
  1. Cope, Colin G. and Jean H. Burns. 2019. Effects of native deer on invasive earthworms depend on earthworm functional feeding group and correlate with earthworm body size. Forest Ecology and Management. 435: 180–186.
  1. Burns, Jean H., Jennifer E. Murphy, and Yu-Long Zheng. 2019. Tests of alternative evolutionary models are needed to enhance our understanding of biological invasions. New Phytologist. 222(2): 701–707. Invited review: “Tansley Insight”.
  1. Moore MP, Lis C, Gherghel I, and Martin RA. 2019. Temperature shapes the costs, benefits, and geographic diversification of sexual coloration in a dragonfly. Ecology Letters 22(3): 437-446. DOI: 10.1111/ele.13200
  1. Ósvaldsson, A.  2019. Examining the influence of winter climate change across species and scales: a case for studying winter in temperate systems. PhD Thesis.  Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University.
  1. Murphy, J.E.  2019. The beginning and legacy of Rosa multiflora invasions: Understanding the mechanisms that drive its success ACross Stages of Invasion. PhD Thesis.  Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University.
  1. Rollins, H.B.  2019. Ecological Effects of Climate Change on Amphibians.  PhD Thesis.  Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University.
  1. Moore, M.P.  2019. Eco-physiological causes and consequences of sexually selected color variation in dragonflies. PhD Thesis.  Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University.


  1. Diamond, Sarah E., Lacy D. Chick, Abe Perez, Stephanie A. Strickler, Ryan A. Martin.2018. Evolution of thermal tolerance and its fitness consequences: parallel and non-parallel responses to urban heat islands across three cities. Proceedings of the Royalty Society. Published 4 July 2018.DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0036 (
  1. Bennett, J. M., J. A. Steets, J. H. Burns, W. Durka, J. C. Vamosi, G. Arceo-Gómez, M. Burd, L. A. Burkle, A. G. Ellis, L. Freitas, J. Li, J. G. Rodger, M. Wolowski, J. Xia, T-L. Ashman, T. M. Knight. 2018. GloPL: Global data base on pollen limitation of plant reproduction. Nature: Scientific Data 5: 180249
  2.  Zheng, Yu-long Jean H. Burns, Zhi-yong Liao, Yang-ping Li, Jie Yang, Ya-jun Chen, Jiao-lin Zhang, Yu-guo Zheng. 2018. Species composition, functional and phylogenetic distances correlate with success of invasive Chromolaena odorata in an experimental test. Ecology Letters. 21(8): 1211–1220. doi: 10.1111/ele.13090
  3.  Knight, T. M. T-L. Ashman, J. M. Bennett, J. H. Burns, S. Passonneau, J. A. Steets. 2018. Reflections on, and visions for, the changing field of Pollination Ecology. Ecology Letters. 21(8): 1282–1295. doi: 10.1111/ele.13094
  1. Dananay, K.L and M. F. Benard. 2018. Artificial light at night decreases metamorphic duration and juvenile growth in a widespread amphibian.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 285: 20180367. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0367
  1. Moore MP, Lis C1, and Martin RA. 2018. Immune deployment increases larval vulnerability to predators and inhibits adult life-history traits in a dragonfly. Journal of Evolutionary Biology.  31(9): 1365-1376. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13337
  1. Moore MP and Martin RA. 2018. Trade-offs between larval survival and adult ornament development depend on predator regime in a territorial dragonfly. Oecologia 188(1): 97-106. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-018-4171-x
  1. Van Nest B.N.  and Moore D. 2018. How to Train a Honey Bee. The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Fall 2018, 17(1):T1-T11
  1. Moore MP, Lis C1, and Martin RA. 2018. Larval body condition regulates predator-induced life-history variation in a dragonfly. Ecology 99(1): 224-230. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2056
  1. Cope, C.G.  2018. Understanding above- and below ground interactions within invasion biology: an integrative approach across a forest community. PhD Thesis. Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University.


  1. Dananay, K.L.  2017. Ecological and Physiological Effects of Environmental Stressors Across Life-Stages in Amphibians.  PhD Thesis.  Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University.
  1. Sweet, Drake D. and Jean H. Burns. 2017. Plant performance was greater in the soils of more distantly related plants for an herbaceous understory species. AoB PLANTS. DOI 10.1093/aobpla/plx005
  1. Burns, Jean H., Angela J. Brandt, Jennifer E. Murphy, Angela M. Kaczowka, David J. Burke. 2017. Spatial heterogeneity of plant-soil feedbacks increases per capita reproductive biomass of species at an establishment disadvantage. Oecologia. 183:1077–1086. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-017-3828-1
  1. Delgado de la Flor, Y. A., C. E. Burkman, T. K. Eldredge, and M. M. Gardiner. 2017. Patch and landscape-scale variables influence the taxonomic and functional composition of beetles in urban greenspaces. Ecosphere 8(11):e02007. 10.1002/ecs2.2007.  


  1. Krynak, K.L., D.J. Burke, and M.F. Benard. 2016. Landscape and water characteristics correlate with immune defense traits across Blanchard's cricket frog (Acris blanchardi) populations. Biological Conservation. 193:153-167. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.11.019
  1. Carrino-Kyker SR, Kluber LA, Petersen SM, Coyle KP, Hewins CR, DeForest JL, Smemo KA, and Burke DJ. 2016. Mycorrhizal fungal communities respond to experimental elevation of soil pH and P availability in temperate hardwood forests. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2016 Mar;92(3). pii: fiw024. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw024. Epub 2016 Feb 4.
  1. Moore, M.P., and R.A. Martin. 2016. Intrasexual selection favors an immune-correlated color ornament in a dragonfly. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 29:2256-2265.
  1. Guo, M.  2016. Predator-Induced Changes of the Green Frog’s (Rana clamitans) Diet Preference.  MS Thesis.  Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University.


  1. Brandt, Angela J., S. Conor Leahy, Nicole M. Zimmerman and Jean H. Burns. 2015. Plant trait expression responds to establishment timing and depends on soil environment. Oecologia. 178: 525–536 doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-3216-z
  1. del Pino, Gaston, Angela J. Brandt, and Jean H. Burns. 2015. Light heterogeneity interacts with plant-induced soil heterogeneity to affect plant trait expression. Plant Ecology. 216(3): 439–450 doi: 10.1007/s11258-015-0448-x
  1. Dananay, K.L., K. L. Krynak, T. J. Krynak, and M. F. Benard. 2015. Legacy of road salt: Apparent positive larval effects counteracted by negative postmetamorphic effects in wood frogs. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2015 Oct;34(10):2417-24. doi: 10.1002/etc.3082. Epub 2015 Sep 11.
  1. Krynak, K.L., D.J. Burke, and M.F. Benard. 2015. Larval Environment Alters Amphibian Immune Defenses Differentially across Life Stages and Populations. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 24;10(6):e0130383. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130383. eCollection 2015.
  1. Krynak, K.L. 2015. Environmental Influences on Amphibian Innate Immune Defense Traits. PhD Thesis.  Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University.


  1. Burns, Jean H. 2014. To what degree are invaders drivers or passengers of phylogenetic community structure? Journal of Vegetation Science. 25: 1311–1312.
  1. Burns, Jean H. and Angela J. Brandt. 2014. Heterogeneity in plant-soil feedbacks and resident population dynamics affect mutual invasibility. Journal of Ecology. 102: 1048–1057. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12258
  1. Brandt, Angela J. Gaston del Pino, and Jean H. Burns. 2014. Experimental protocol for manipulating plant-induced soil heterogeneity. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 85, e51580, doi: 10.3791/51580 
  2. Burkman C.E. and Gardiner M.M. 2014. Spider assemblages within greenspaces of a deindustrialized urban landscape. Urban Ecosyst DOI 10.1007/s11252-014-0430-8

  3.  Brandt, Angela J., Hans de Kroon, Heather L. Reynolds, and Jean H. Burns. 2013.Soil heterogeneity generated by plant-soil feedbacks has implications for species recruitment and coexistence. Journal of Ecology. 101(2): 277286. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12042 Recommended in Faculty of 1000.
  4. Kutina, Kenneth L. and Ana B. Locci. 2013. Analyzing Whether a College/University Should Drill for Natural Gas on its Property. Planning for Higher Education Journal. V42N1 October–December 2013,1-6.


  1. Bickel, Cory L Marshall Lukacs, Christopher A Cullis. 2012. The loci controlling plasticity in flax. Research and Reports in Biology. 2012:3, 1 - 11.
  1. DeForest, JL, SmemoKA, Burke DJ, Elliott HL, and Becker J. 2012. Soil microbial responses to elevated phosphorus and pH in acidic temperate deciduous forests. Biogeochemistry, 109(1-3):189–202.
  1. Kluber, LA, Carrino-Kyker SR, Coyle KP, DeForest JL, Hewins CR, Shaw AN, Smemo KA, and Burke DJ. 2012. Mycorrhizal response to experimental pH and P manipulation in acidic hardwood forests. PLoS One. 7(11):e48946. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048946. Epub 2012 Nov 8.
  2. Moss, Tiffanie Y., Christopher A. Cullis. 2012. Computational prediction of candidate miRNAs and their targets from the completed Linum ussitatissimum genome and EST database. Journal of Nucleic Acids Investigation. DOI:10.4081/jnai.2012.e2

  3. Bickel, Cory L., Sachin Gadani, Marshall Lukacs, Christopher A. Cullis. 2011. SSR markers developed for genetic mapping in flax (Linum usitatissimum L.). Research and Reports in Biology 2011:2 23-29.
  4. Hagan B, Oldfield RG. 2011. The aquatic animal community in a Chagrin River tributary at Case Western Reserve University's Squire Valleevue Farm. Ohio Biological Sur
  5. Ana B. Locci and Chris Bond. August 2011. Case Western Reserve University: Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms. The Campus History Series. Arcadia Publisher. 128 pp.

  6. Hickerson Cari-Ann, Carl Anthony and Jill A. Wicknick. 2004. Behavioral interaction between salamanders and centipedes: competition in divergent taxa. Behavioral Ecology Vol. 15(4): 679-686. 


  7. Bader, James Michael. Variability in population characteristics of local bluegill sunfish. Thesis, MS Case Western Reserve University. Department of Biology. Cleveland. May, 1989.

  8. Whitney, Ann T. A laboratory study of the interactions of Bosmina longirostris, Ceriodaphnia lacustris and Daphnia. Thesis, MS Case Western Reserve University. Department of Biology. Cleveland. May,1986

  9. Orr, Penelope Hunter. Form and function of the mound in Formica glacialis. Thesis, MS Case Western Reserve University. Department of Biology. Cleveland. May 1985.

  10. Locci Hernandez, Ana Beatriz.1985. Zooplankton communities of the Mackenzie River delta lakes. Thesis, MS Case Western Reserve University. Department of Biology. Cleveland. May, 1985.

  11. Weinfurtner, Stacey H. Interactions of three zooplankton species in laboratory microcosms. Thesis, MS Case Western Reserve University. Department of Biology. Cleveland. May, 1984

  12. Teraguchi M., D. E. Stuke and M. M. Noga. Spatial Dynamics of Mesocyclops edax (S. A. Forber), Tropocyclops prasinus mexicanus Kiefer, Diaptomus pallidus Herrick, Ceriodaphania lacustris (Birge), Bosminia longirostris (O. F. Muller), Daphnia parvula (Fordyce) and Nauplii in a Northeastern Ohio Pond. 1983. Int. Revue ges. Hydrobiology 68(6): 863-883.

  13. Sokol, Stefan Chester. Resource partitioning in the guild of leafhoppers (Homoptera: cicadellidae) associated with orchardgrass, Dactylis glomerata L. Thesis, MS Case Western Reserve University. Department of Biology. Cleveland. May 1982.

  14. Stucke, Dennis Edward. Seasonality and distribution of two limnetic cyclopoid copepods, Diacyclops bicuspidatus thomasi S. A. Forbes 1882 and Mesocyclops edax (S.A. Forbes) 1881 : in relation to lake thermal and oxygen structure. Thesis, MS Case Western Reserve University. Department of Biology. Cleveland. May, 1981.

  15. Penney, Jeffrey Freeman. Territoriality, spawning dynamics and population regulation of bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus Rafinesque, in a pond in northeast Ohio. Thesis, MS Case Western Reserve University. Department of Biology. Cleveland. May 1980.

  16. Sorensen, Roger Lee. Consequences of life history strategies of phytoplankton to their seasonal succession; with particular reference to Asterionella formosa and Gonium sociale. Thesis, MS Case Western Reserve University. Department of Biology. Cleveland. May 1980.

  17. Faherty, David Edward, Jr. A comparison of the zooplankton communities of four Northeastern Ohio lakes. Thesis, MS Case Western Reserve University. Department of Biology. Cleveland. May 1979.

  18. Tennis, Patricia Shirley. A study of food size as a selection pressure on body size. Thesis, PhD Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biology. Cleveland. January 1979.

  19. Teraguchi, S., Teraguchi, M., and R. Upchurch. 1977. Structure and Development of insect communities in a Ohio Old Filed. Environmental Entomology 6(2): 247-257.

  20. Teraguchi, Sonja. The meadow insects of Squire Pond watershed; seasonal changes in diversity, abundance, and trophic character, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biology [1975]. Ecosystem analysis program, v.1, report 3.Report submitted to the George Gund Foundation and the Westinghouse Foundation

  21. Davis, Charles C. 1964. A preliminary report on the effects of indolacetic acid and gibberellis acid upon the growth of planktonic algae under semi-field conditions. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnology. 15:811-816