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Events from 2021

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The Effects of Symbiote Ostracods on Invasive Crayfish Behavior, Audrey Fontes, Elyse Vetter, Gary Bucciarelli, and Lee Kats

Post-fire recovery and microsite differentiation among ten fern species in the Santa Monica Mountains of southern California, Sarah Holmes, Stephen D. Davis, and Helen I. Holmund

The composition and functional potential of the human mammary microbiota prior to and following breast tumor development., Courtney Hoskinson, Leah Stiemsma, Jaelyn Gabel, Anne Kump, and Natascia Marino

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Conspecific aggression of invasive crayfish, P. clarkii, in response to chemical cues, Elyse Vetter, Elise DeArment, Audrey Fontes, Gary Bucciarelli, and Lee Kats

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Decline in Amphibian Health in Local Stream, Elyse Vetter, Elise DeArment, Colton Russell, Audrey Fontes, and Lee Kats

Research from 2019

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A Post-Fire Comparison of Resprouts to Unburned Malosma laurina Shrubs in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California, Anthony Joseph Adducci II, Sierra Jo Smith, and Dylan Jesse Waddill

Meta-Analysis of Coyote Diet Reveals Differences by Geographical Region, Anthony Adducci and Javier Monzon

Urban coyotes differ genetically from coyotes in natural habitats, Anthony Adducci, Javier Monzon, Rodney Honeycutt, Jeremy Jasperse, Justin Brown, and Seth Riley

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The Impact of the Woolsey Fire on the Fungus Botryosphaeria dothidea, Juan Arguijo

The Effects of Temperature on Intraspecific Aggression for Procambarus clarkii, Aaron Barnhouse

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Heteromeles arbutifolia associated Post-Fire Soil Microbiome Recovery and Respiration in a Chaparral Ecosystem, Gabrielle Boeger, Lauren Dedmon, Emma Thomsen, and Alexander Soloniuk

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Comparative Fitness of Post-Fire Transplant Stipa Pulchra and Wild Stipa Pulchra in Competition with Avena Fatua, Ashley Bonin, Madison Cook, and Sara Head

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Post-Fire Competition Between Native Ceanothus spinosus and Exotic Grasses, Katarina Carter and Nina Duchild

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Carbon Dioxide Flux Rate for Cold Burn and Hot Burn Sites, Sophia Cheong, Alexander G. Grissom, and Grace K. Lank

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Effects of Invasive Species on Post-Fire Ceanothus spinosus Seedling Establishment, Nina Duchild, Frank W. Ewers, and Stephen D. Davis

Removal and transfer of symbiotic ostracods and the impact of feeding behavior and conspecific aggression in host crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, Audrey Fontes, Lee B. Kats, and Gary Bucciarelli

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Physiological Performance of Ceanothus spinosus in Hot Burn and Cool Burn Sites, Rishi Gattu, Christian Hill, and Chris Kulpaca

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The Presence of Fungal Pathogen, Botryosphaeria dothidea, in Post-fire Malosma laurina Resprouts, Georgiana Gibson, Sarah Parker, and Lauren Van Tress

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Photosynthetic Response of Pentagramma triangularis to Summer Desiccation, Brandon R. Grinovich and Stephen D. Davis

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Post-Fire Soil Microbiome Recovery and Respiration in a Chaparral Ecosystem, Mari R. Irving and Stephen D. Davis

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Soil Respiration in Burned and Unburned Sites of the Santa Monica Mountains, Sydney C. Jones, Micah S. Kim, Sierra H. Ball, and Stephen D. Davis

Partial Hatching in the California Grunion, Leuresthes tenuis, Olivia L. Le Sage, Karen L. Martin, and Donna Nofziger-Plank

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Effect of locality recognition on aggressive behavior in the red swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, Brett K. Muramoto and Tyler Farley

Decline in conspecific aggression of invasive Procambarus clarkii as a result of swimmeret and androgenic gland removal, Dani Rizzo, David Addison, Kat Le, and Dr. Lee Kats

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Comparison of Postfire Seedling Recruitment of 2019 in Three Key Chaparral Species, Karagan Smith, Reid Furukawa, Brett Muramoto, and Stephen D. Davis

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Seedling and Resprout Survival of Three Chaparral Species Following Woolsey Wildfire, Karagan L. Smith and Stephen D. Davis

Impact of chemical stimuli on feeding behavior of invasive crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, Sierra Jo Smith, Dr. Gary Bucciarelli, and Dr. Lee Kats

Dendrobates pumilio and UV-B Avoidance in the Aftermath of a Tropical Storm, Sierra Jo Smith, Brett K. Muramoto 4992586, Will Ota, Max Diamond, Matthew Sturtevant, Morgan A. Clark, Alexandra N. Case, Dr. Lee Kats, and Dr. Gary Bucciarelli

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Ultrafine carbon nanoparticles activate inflammasome signaling and cell death in murine macrophages, Alexander Soloniuk, Hadley Lamascus, Jay Brewster, and John Mann

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A Survey of Post-Fire Chaparral Species’ Densities Using Point Quarter Sampling, Emma C. Stenz, Brandon R. Grinovich, Catherine H. William, Michael E. Gayed, Stephen D. Davis, and Grace Palmer

UVB Avoidance in Juvenile Dendrobates azereus, Matthew Sturtevant and Lee Kats

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Post fire seedling and resprout survival of Melasma laurina, Matthew Sturtevant and Gil So

The effect of conspecific alarm cues on aggressive behavior in Procambarus clarkii, Elyse Vetter and Ashley Boxberger

Research from 2018

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A Comparison of Electron Transport Rate, Photosynthetically Active Radiation, Light-Adapted Fluorescence, and Dark-Adapted Fluorescence Between Stipa pulchra and Pennisetium setaceum, Sydney Adams, Brandon Chuck, Agatha Heng, Amelia Vento, and Stephen D. Davis

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A Comparison of Electron Transport Rate, Photosynthetically Active Radiation, Light-Adapted Fluorescence, and Dark-Adapted Fluorescence Between Stipa pulchra and Pennisetium setaceum, Sydney Adams, Brandon Chuck, Agatha Heng, Amelia Vento, and Stephen D. Davis

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A Comparison of Electron Transport Rate, Photosynthetically Active Radiation, Light-Adapted Fluorescence, and Dark-Adapted Fluorescence Between Stipa pulchra and Pennisetium setaceum, Sydney Adams, Brandon Chuck, Agatha Heng, Amelia Vento, and Stephen D. Davis

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A Comparison of Electron Transport Rate, Photosynthetically Active Radiation, Light-Adapted Fluorescence, and Dark-Adapted Fluorescence Between Stipa pulchra and Pennisetium setaceum, Sydney Adams, Brandon Chuck, Agatha Heng, Amelia Vento, and Stephen D. Davis

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Investigation of Antimicrobial Properties of Rhus ovata Extracts, Sydney T. Adams

A Student’s Perspective on Engagement in Ecological Research during their First Semester in College, Natalie M. Aguirre, Karagan L. Smith, Cristian M. Garcia, Cheryl Swift, and Stephen D. Davis

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Testing for the Presence of Botryosphaeria dothidea in Branches of Ceanothus spinosus Undergoing Dieback, Katarina Carter

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Potential Spread of the Fungal Pathogen Botryospharea dothidea from Chaparral Shrubs to Grape Vineyards in the Santa Monica Mountains, Alexandra N. Case, Natalie M. Aguirre, Rodney L. Honeycutt, and Stephen D. Davis

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The effect of physical stress signals on conspecific interactions in green-and-black poison frogs (Dendrobates auratus), Gabriella E. Chan, Maxwell A. Kenyon, Summer Ngo, and Lee B. Kats

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A Comparison of Photosynthetic Rate, Stomatal Conductance, and 
Electron Transport Rate between Malosma laurina and Encelia californica, Yujin Choi, Isabella Armstrong, Catherina Haas, and Micah Kim

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The Effects of Soil Suffused with Cool-Fire Ash on the Germination and Early Growth of Radish Seedlings, Ryan Dalforno, Braden Ritchey, and Jay Ogle

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A Comparison of Fluorescence and ETR Between Malosma laurina and Rhus integrifolia, Talia Danze, Jennifer Ipe, Viridiana Hernandez-Lopez, Stephen D. Davis, and Talia Cao

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Comparison of Photosynthesis, Stomatal Conductance, and Water Potential between Native Rhus integrifolia and Invasive Nicotiana glauca, Tiffany J. Egbo, Emma J. Navarro, MaLaun A. Phillips, and Cameron I. Zohary

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Bioaccumulation of Zinc in Bermuda Grass (Cynodon dactylon), Drew Fisher, H. Marie Surratt, Louise Gebauer, and Andrew Palaski

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Does the fungal pathogen (Botryosphaeria dothidea) exceed the dehydration tolerance of its chaparral host?, Cristian M. Garcia

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Testing for the Presence of Botryosphaeria dothidea in Branches of Ceanothus spinosus Undergoing Dieback, Brandon R. Grinovich, Chelsea N. Puncochar, Katarina L. Carter, Stephen D. Davis, Rodney L. Honeycutt, Talia A. Cao, and Karagan L. Smith

A Comparison of Water Potential, Photosynthetic Rate, Electron Transport Rate, and Stomatal Conductance between Native Malosma laurina and Exotic Schinus molle, Agatha C. Heng, Viridiana Hernandez-Lopez, and Karagan L. Smith

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Changes in the Proliferation and Gene Expression of HUVECs in Response to Treatment with Plant Secondary Metabolites, Caleigh Howard

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How Soil Salinity affects the Stomatal Conductance of Baccharis salicifolia (Mulefat/Seepwillow), Andrew Kim, Caroline Wilkerson, Mahala Bayless, and Peter Du

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How Soil Salinity affects the Stomatal Conductance of Baccharis salicifolia (Mulefat/Seepwillow), Andrew Kim, Caroline Wilkerson, Mahala Bayless, and Peter Du

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A Comparison of Different Methods of Dehydration on Baccharis salicifolia, Michael Nicholas and Sinjun Hong

Post Drought Recovery in Malosma laurina after Severe Dieback during California’s Historic Drought of 2012-2016, Karagan L. Smith, Guinevere X. Mesh, Natalie M. Aguirre, Gabriella N. Palmeri, Helen I. Holmlund, and Stephen D. Davis

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UVB Avoidance in Dendrobates azereus Tadpoles, Matthew Sturtevant, Lee Kats, Agustin Vargas, and Arthur Garnica

Events from 2017

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Effect of Drought on Resin Production in Woody Stems of Rhus ovata, Sydney T. Adams, Melody Young, and Moriah Hall

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Hydraulic Mechanisms of Fungal-Induced Dieback in a Keystone Chaparral Species during Unprecedented Drought in California, Natalie M. Aguirre, Marissa E. Ochoa, Helen I. Holmlund, Frank E. Ewers, and Stephen D. Davis

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Reflectance, Transmittance, and Absorbance Values in Salvia apiana
 Result in Better Performance than Salvia mellifera in Drought- like Conditions, Haley Bekins, Caroline Boone, and Kristen Hardin

Post- drought Malosma laurina Recovery Measured Through Hydraulic Conductivity, Jonny Borg, Justin Cowan, Matt Gelalich, and Julian Stark

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A Comparison of Photoprotection in C3 Plants between a Native and an Invasive Species, T. Cao, M. Field, and K. Godon

Effects of stream flow rate on caddisfly case building, Morgan A. Clark

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A Comparative Study of Adults vs. Resprouts’ Stomatal Conductance and Xylem Water Potential in Malosma laurina, Lauren Dam, Brinna Lee, Sarah Dahlberg, and Stephen Davis

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Photoprotection Adaptiveness in Native (Lupinus 
succulentus) and Invasive (Malva parviflora) Heliotropic Plants, Joseph Davidson, Cameron Juarez, and Collin Scott

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Carbon Black Exposure Induces Alterations in Mitochondrial Morphology in Human Lung Cells: A Software-Based Quantitative Analysis, Jennifer D. Duff, Brianna K. LaFerney, Celina Y. Jones, Penn M. McClatchey, and Jay Brewster

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Comparison of Leaf Water Potential, Stomatal Conductance, and Chlorophyll Fluorescence between an Invasive Weed, Schinus molle, and a native Chaparral Shrub, Ceanothus spinosus, in the Santa Monica Mountains, Adam L. Fahey, Harry Zhou, and Katie Callahan

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Prevalence of Airborne Spores Causing the Spread of Fungal Disease in Laurel Sumac, Malosma laurina, in the Santa Monica Mountains, Cristian M. Garcia, Alexandra N. Case, and Bashir J. Chuma

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Testing for the Presence of Botryosphaeria dothidea in Ceanothus spinosus, Brandon R. Grinovich, Chelsea N. Puncochar, Katarina L. Carter, Stephen D. Davis, Rodney L. Honeycutt, Talia A. Cao, and Karagan L. Smith

Resistance to Xylem Cavitation in Evergreen Ferns Correlates with Seasonal Dehydration Levels, Not Mechanical Strength, Helen I. Holmlund, Kaitlyn E. Sauer, Breahna M. Gillespie, Jarmila Pittermann, and Stephen D. Davis

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Comparison of Physiological Measurements and Water Potential of Malosma laurina During and after the Drought in Southern California, Nicolette Jessen, Kirstin Van Fleet, and Rachel White

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The Effect of Water Levels on Crayfish Aggression, Emory B. Johnson and Sarah E. Blase

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Post-Drought Recovery in the Chaparral Shrub Ceanothus spinosus, Katie C. Lindley, Kylie N. Smith, Nina R. Duchild, Stephen D. Davis, Karagan L. Smith, and Talia A. Cao

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Solar Tracking Fitness in Native Lupulinus succulentus vs. Non-Native Malva sylvestris, Kathryn Maidlow and Logan Scott

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Dark-adapted fluorescence and stomatal conductance after DCMU (3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1, 1-dimethylurea)) exposure on Malva parviflora plants, Piueti Maka, Mia Bryant, and Isabelle Sarwono

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Potential Recovery from Drought-Induced Dieback in a Keystone Chaparral Species, Malosma laurina, Guinevere X. Mesh, Natalie M. Aguirre, and Stephen D. Davis

Effect of Site on Aggressive Behavior in Procambarus clarkii, Brett K. Muramoto 4992586, Wenting He, Jun Lee, and Nabeel Afzal

Empirical evaluation of the lone star tick’s theoretical niche through experimentation, William Ota and Javier Monzon

The Effect of an Amphibian Toxin on an Invasive Snail, William Ota, Braden S. Olsen, Gary Bucciarelli, and Lee Kats

The Effect of Drought on the Comparative Fitness of Purple Needle Grass (Stipa pulchra) in the Presence of an Invasive Weed, Grace M. Palmer, Taylor M. Purdy, and Stephen D. Davis

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Comparative Fitness of Transplanted Nassella Pulchra: a Study of Native and Invasive Grasses, Grace Palmer, Yash Pandey, and Isabelle Panos

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Comparison of Photosynthesis among Three Chaparral Species in the Family Anacardiaceae, Catelyn T. Price, Sarah A. Holmes, Brandon T. Harris, Stephen D. Davis, Karagan L. Smith, and Talia A. Cao

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Plant Water Relations during Drought-Induced Dieback in Greenbark Ceanothus, Ceanothus spinosus, in the Santa Monica Mountains, Christopher F. Ross and Andrew Palaski

Maximum Photosynthetic Rates Correspond to Life History Type among Eight Fern Species in the Santa Monica Mountains, Kaitlyn E. Sauer, Helen I. Holmlund, Victoria Lekson, Paul Chung, Nicole A. Nakamatsu, Jarmila Pittermann, and Stephen D. Davis

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Progression of Activity and Predator Avoidance in California Grunion Larvae, Callyn E. Shelley

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The Rate of Fungal Pathogen Growth (Botryosphaeria dothidea) 
in Stems of the Chaparral Shrub Rhus integrifolia, Jayla D. Simmons, Edward J. Ayala, Kamara J. Satcher, Stephen D. Davis, Karagan L. Smith, and Talia A. Cao

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A Comparison of Water Potential, Photosynthetic Rate, Electron Transport Rate, and Stomatal Conductance between Native Malosma laurina and Exotic Schinus molle, Karagan L. Smith, Agatha C. Heng, and Viridiana Hernandez-Lopez

A Comparison of Water Potential, Photosynthetic Rate, Electron Transport Rate, and Stomatal Conductance Between Native Malosma laurina and Exotic Schinus molle, Karagan L. Smith, Agatha C. Heng, Viridiana Hernandez-Lopez, and Stephen D. Davis

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Genetic Effects of California Drought on Helix aspersa populations at Pepperdine University, Dylan J. Waddill, Edward Santos, Sydney Sauter, Anne Manganellio, and Joseph Lee

Climate Change’s Potential Effects on the Embryonic Development of Leuresthes tenuis, Alora Yarbrough and Karen Martin

Events from 2016

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Root Hydraulic Conductance in Malosma laurina Experiencing Severe Dieback in the Santa Monica Mountains, Natalie M. Aguirre 5861995, Avery Davis, and Sarah Nelson

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Root Hydraulic Conductance in Laurel Sumac Experiencing Severe Dieback in the Santa Monica Mountains, Natalie M. Aguirre, Avery N. Davis, Sarah B. Nelson, and Stephen D. Davis

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Using Koch’s Postulate to Identify the Causative Agent of Dieback in Malosma laurina During Historic Drought in California, Adriana J. Borges, Emily R. Pierce, Mariah K. Taylor, and Frida J. Morales

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Using Koch’s Postulate to Identify the Causative Agent of Dieback in Malosma laurina During Historic Drought in California, Adriana J. Borges, Emily R. Pierce, Mariah K. Taylor, and Frida J. Morales

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Nodes Alter Stem Mechanical Strength in Heteromeles arbutifolia, Gabriella E. Chan, Caleigh A. Howard, and Callie E. Shelley

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The Effect of the Tapia Water Treatment Plant on the Growth of Lemna minor, Morgan Clark, Imani Goodman, William Ota, and Alora Yarbrough

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Comparing the Electron Transport Rate of Nico%ana glauca and Encelia californica at Normal and Increased PAR, Carter Clinebell, Griffin Duvall, and Daniel Suh

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The effect of nitrate on the release of glucose into the hemolymph of crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, Alec R. Flores, Lee Kats, David Green, and Gary Bucciarelli

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Extensive Dieback in Malosma laurina in Coastal Exposures of the Santa Monica Mountains Associated with Unprecedented Drought in California, Gina S. Gilderman, Kaitlyn E. Sauer, and Gabriella N. Palmeri

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Extensive Dieback in Malosma laurina in Coastal Exposures of the Santa Monica Mountains Associated with Unprecedented Drought in California, Gina S. Gilderman, Kaitlyn E. Sauer, and Gabriella N. Palmeri

Extensive Dieback in Malosma laurina in Coastal Exposures of the Santa Monica Mountains Associated with Unprecedented Drought in California, Gina S. Gilderman, Kaitlyn E. Sauer, and Gabriella N. Palmeri