- Barbara McClintock -

    PUBLICATIONS

 

     “I was just so interested in what I was doing I could hardly wait to get up in the morning and get at it. One of my friends, a geneticist, said I was a child, because only children can’t wait to get up in the morning to get at what they want to do.”

Peer Reviewed Publications (*undergraduate and ** graduate student collaborators):

**Reda, N., J.G. Morin, E. Torres, V. Swaroch, A. Cohen, G. A. Gerrish, (accepted 2019) A new bioluminescent ostracod genus in the Myodocopida (Cypridinidae), including one new species from Belize and six described species from Panama. Zoological Journal  of the Linnean Society

**Appel, D.S., G.A. Gerrish, E.J. Fisher, M.W. Fritts (accepted with revision 2019). Zooplankton sampling in riverine systems: A gear comparison in the Upper Mississippi River. River Research and Applications.

**Mello, H., G.A. Gerrish (revising for resubmission). Diversity of freshwater bryozoans in theUpper Mississippi River watershed. American Midland Naturalist. 

**Hensley, N., T. Rivers, **E. Ellis, G.A. Gerrish, T. Oakley (2019). Recent history of enzyme identity and implementation shapes the evolution of bioluminescent courtship signals in sea fireflies. Proc. R. B. 286:20182621 doi.org/10.1098/ rspb.2018.2621

 

*(Conley, N, G.A. Gerrish (2018) Testing for multiple paternity in broods of Photeros annecohenae (Myodocopida: Cypridinidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology. doi.org/10.1093/jcbiol/ruy101

 

**Ryan, S., T. King-Heiden, C. Belby, R. Haro, **J. Ogorek, G.A. Gerrish (2018) The role of macroinvertebrates in the distribution of lead (Pb) within an urban marsh ecosystem. Hydrobiologia. doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3785-7

 

*Olson, A., T. **Cyphers, G.A. Gerrish, C. Belby, T. King-Heiden (2018). Using morphological, behavioral and biochemical biomarkers in zebrafish to assess the toxicity of lead-contaminated sediments from an urban wetland. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. doi.org/10.1080/15287394.2018.1506958.

 

*McCloskey, M, *J. Scheil, G. Sandland and G.A. Gerrish (2017) Display density variation in luminscent syllid courtship (Odontosyllis sp.) across shallow marine substrate types. Gulf and Caribbean Research 28:40-45

 

Fleischner T.L, R.E. Espinoza, G.A. Gerrish, H.W. Greene, R.Wall-Kimmerer, E.A. Lacey, S. Pace, J.K. Parrish, H. Swain, S. Trombulak, S. Weisberg, D.W. Winkler, and L. Zander (2017) Teaching biology in the Field: Importance, Challenges and Solutions. Current Biology 67(6):558-567.

 

Gerrish G.A. and J.G. Morin (2016) Living in sympatry: Multi-axis differentiation in courtship behaviors of bioluminescent marine ostracods. Marine Biology 163-190. DOI 10.1007/s00227-016-2960-5

 

Belby C., C.R. Perez* and G.A. Gerrish (2015) Understanding ecosystem change in Upper Mississippi Rivr backwaters through geochemical and biological analyses of sediment cores. River Systems fast track at: DOI 10.1127/rs/2015/0102

 

Gerrish G.A., A. Sanderfoot, T. King-Heiden, M. Abler, and K.E. Perez (2015) Building the impetus for change: an across curriculum initiative in Biology. Journal of College Science Teaching. 44(4): 28-35.

 

Gerrish G.A., J.G. Morin, T.J. Rivers and Z. Patrawala*. (2009) Darkness as an ecological resource: the role of light in partitioning the nocturnal niche. Oecologia 160(3): 525-536.

 

Gerrish G.A. and J.G. Morin. (2008) The life cycle of a bioluminescent marine ostracod, Vargula annecohenae [Cypridinidae, Myodocopida]. Journal of Crustacean Biology 28(4):669-674.

 

Rypien K.L., J. Anderson, J.A. Andras, R.W. Clark, G.A. Gerrish, J.T. Mandel, M.L. Nydam and D.K. Riskin. (2007) Students unite to create State of the Planet course. Nature 447: 7146.

 

Gerrish G.A. and C.E. Cáceres. (2003) Genetic versus environmental influence on pigment variation in the ephippia of Daphnia pulicaria. Freshwater Biology 48: 1-12.

 

Frost T.M, J.P. Descy, B.T. DeStasio, G. Gerrish, J. Hood, J.P. Hurley and A.L. St. Amand. (2000) Evaluations of phytoplankton communities using varied techniques: a multimedia comparison of lakes in northern Wisconsin, U.S.A. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 27: 1023-1030

 

Select Recent Presentations:

2019    Gerrish G.A. Flashy speciation in bioluminescent marine ostracods. Invited speaker CSU Northridge, Northridge, CA (oral)

2018    Appel D., G.A. Gerrish, E. Fisher, M. Fritts. Comparison of zooplankton sampling gear in the Upper Mississippi River (oral)

2018    Fisher E., D. Appel, G.A. Gerrish, M. Fritts. Assessing zooplankton community dynamics in the Upper Mississippi River (poster)

2017    Gerrish G.A. Lights, Cameras, Sex and a Lawrence Alumni: Where Science and Media Collide. Invited speaker Lawrence University, Appleton, WI (oral)

2017    **Reda, N., J.G. Morin, E. Torres, A. Cohen, G. A. Gerrish. A new bioluminescent ostracode genus (Myodocopida: Cypridinidae). International Symposium on Ostracoda, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (oral) 

2017    *Aguirre, A. G.A. Gerrish. Applying micro computed tomography (CT) imaging to the description of new luminescent ostracod species International Symposium on Ostracoda, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (poster)

2017    Gerrish, G.A., **E. Ellis, E. Torres, **N. Hensley, T. Oakley, T. Rivers, J.G. Morin. Comparative trait differentiation in the bioluminescent courtship displays of ostracods in time and space. International Symposium on Ostracoda, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (oral)

2017    *Korger, S. G.A. Gerrish. Comparing population genetic structure of luminescent ostracods in sea grass vs. coral habitats. International Symposium on Ostracoda, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (poster) 

2017    Torres, L., R.M. Serrano*, G.A. Gerrish. Diversity of bioluminescent signaling ostracod crustaceans in Puerto Rico coral reef habitats. International Symposium on Ostracoda, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (poster)

2017    Bunbury, J., G.A. Gerrish, C. Belby. Freshwater ostracode response to anthropogenic disturbance inferred from a backwater lake of the upper Mississippi River, U.S.A. International Symposium on Ostracoda, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, (poster)

2017    **Hensley, N., G.A. Gerrish, T.J. Rivers, T. Oakley. Illuminating genotype - phenotype connections in the bioluminescent mating displays of sea fireflies (Cypridinidae International Symposium on Ostracoda, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (oral)

2017    Gerrish G.A., E. Torres, **E. Ellis, **N. Hensley, T. Oakley, T.J. Rivers, J.G. Morin Comparative trait differentiation in the bioluminescent courtship displays of ostracods within and among species assemblages throughout the Caribbean. Gordon Research Conference : Speciation, La Barga, Italy (poster)

2016    King-Heiden, T., C. Belby, G.A. Gerrish. Persistent lead contamination in an urban

marsh: The legacy of lead shot. 7th SETAC World Congress, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Orlando, FL (oral)

2016    Gerrish G.A., C. Belby, T. King-Heiden, Impact of legacy lead contamination on an urban marsh. Mississippi Research Consortium, La Crosse, WI (oral)

2015    Belby C., *C.R. Perez and G.A. Gerrish. Understanding ecosystem change in Upper Mississippi River backwaters through geochemical and biological analyses of sediment cores. International Society of River Systems: La Crosse, WI (oral)

2015    **Ryan S., G.A. Gerrish, C. Belby, R. Haro and T. King-Heiden. The mobilization of lead from lead shot to macroinvertebrates in a riparian wetland. International Society of River Systems: La Crosse, WI (poster)

 

Select Popular Media Contributions and Other Publications:

2017    Invited Panelist – Making of David Attenborough's Light on Earth University of California Santa Barbara.

2016    David Attenborough's Light on Earth released on BBC in UK (May 2016) (Featured researcher and scientific consultant)

2016    You light up my world, Photeros annecohenae. Smithsonian Blog: No Bones. (Scientific consultant and image contribution)

2016    Into the Field. Orion Magazine. (Intellectual contributor and quoted)

2016    The organisms that glow brighter than any other. BBC Earth. (Scientific consultant and quoted)

2016    These creatures use glowing vomit to attract mates - and it's utterly beautiful. Richard Dawkins Foundation. (Image contribution)

2016    Take it outside: Students benefit from out-of-the-classroom experiences. UW-L College of Science and Health Newsletter. (Author)

2015    Students join illuminating research in the deep sea. UW-L College of Science and Health Newsletter. (feature)

2015    Diving In, Students join in illuminating research in the deep sea. UW-L Alumni Magazine the Lantern. (feature)

2014    Mayflies hatch in La Crosse. WKBT News 8000.com. (interview)

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