Science Newsletter

December 2020

  • Pre-Eurosettlement Wildfires in Mojave National Preserve. Joseph R. McAuliffe.
  • Using Gravity to Map Faults and Basins in the Mojave Desert, California. Victoria E. Langenheim.
  • A Suntan Effect in the Mojave Desert Moss Syntrichia caninervis. Jenna T. B. Ekwealor.
  • The Dome Fire. Drew Kaiser and Debra Hughson.

November 2019

  • Using a Rock-Climbing Robot to Access Extreme Terrain Environments. K. Uckert and A. Parness.
  • Mojave Climate Hidden in Lake Mud. Matthew E. Kirby, Stefanie A. Mayer, William T. Anderson, Brenna Hess, Corey Stout, Jennifer Palermo, Jenifer Leidelmeijer, Hogan Rangel, Gregory Weisberg, and Amanda Shellhorn.
  • Video technologies aid in the study of foundation plants: A case example using a shrub annual. Jenna Braun.
  • Scientific serendipity at Granite Mountain leads to description of novel ant hunting behaviors of spiders. Madison Sankovitz and Jessica Purcell.

September 2018

  • Predator-prey interactions between rattlesnakes and kangaroo rats. Malachi D. Whitford, Grace A. Freymiller, and Rulon W. Clark.
  • California's glandular plants; where sticky situations are an advantage. Eric LoPresti.
  • Interspecific floral diversity in the California evening primrose, Oenothera californica subsp. avita. T. Jogesh, G. T. Broadhead, R. A. Raguso, and K. A. Skogen.
  • Revisiting an old question in California botany: Why do many plant species have five-petaled flowers? James Mickley and Carl Schlichting.
  • In memoriam - Robert Fulton

April 2017

  • Grinnell resurveys document the colonization of the Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) in Mojave National Preserve. Lori Hargrove, Philip Unitt, Lea Squires, and Troy Maikis.
  • Desert salt flats as refugia for terrestrial arthropods. Sarah C. Crews and Lauren A. Esposito.
  • Phenology mediates reproductive success in the desert annual Chylismia brevipes. Katharine L. Gerst and D. Lawrence Venable.

April 2016

  • Updates on respiratory disease affecting desert bighorn sheep in and near Mojave National Preserve. Clinton W. Epps, Daniella Dekelaita, and Brian Dugovich.
  • Habitat selection and head-starting of desert tortoises in Mojave National Preserve. A. Justin Nowakowski, and Brian D. Todd.
  • Insolation-related mechanical weathering of desert pavement rocks in the Mojave Desert. Martha-Cary Eppes.
  • Old dog, new tricks: advancing facilitation theory in the Mojave Desert. Alessandro Filazzola, Amanda Rae Liczner, and Ally Ruttan.

April 2015

  • Prehistoric human settlement and lithic technology around Soda Lake. Edward J. Knell.
  • What can Chorizanthe rigida propagule morphology tell us about rainfall variability and geomorphology in desert ecosystems? Alejandra Martínez-Berdeja and Exequiel Ezcurra.
  • The natural history and behavior of the sand wasp Steniolia nigripes (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae). Gilene M. Young.
  • Morphological and genetic diversity in reptiles at Mojave National Preserve. Eric J. Routman, Camille Clarkson Smith, Erica M. Rutherford, Michael T. J. Hague, and Steven Micheletti.
  • Endolithic cyanobacteria in the Mojave Desert: a cold habitat in a hot desert? Henry J. Sun, James Nienow, Gaosen Zhang, Duane P. Moser, and Christopher P. McKay.

May 2014

  • Genetic research reveals Pleistocene origin and low genetic diversity of the Mojave fringe-toed lizard (Uma scoparia). Andrew Gottscho.
  • Past and present highlights of nematode research in the Mojave Desert. Paul De Lay.
  • Three wasps, three plants, one ant: life history of desert Orasema. John Heraty.
  • Watching plants move: tracking landscape effects on movement in the common desert shrub catclaw acacia [Acacia (Senegalia) greggii A Gray]. Keith Gaddis.
  • New poppies from the Mojave. Shannon Still.

May 2013

  • Fulton's desertsnail: A new species of Cahuillus from Mojave National Preserve. Lance Gilberston.
  • Way to co-exist! Reciprocal predation mediates the co-existence of endangered Mohave tui chub with invasive western mosquitofish: A case study from Mojave National Preserve. Sujan M. Henkanaththegedara and Craig A. Stockwell.
  • Use of Artificial Water Sources by Mule Deer in Mojave National Preserve. Kelley M. Stewart.

April 2012

  • Blister beetle nest parasites cooperate to mimic the sex pheromone of the solitary bee Habropoda pallida (Hymenoptera: Apidae), Leslie Saul-Gershenz, Jocelyn G. Millar, and J. Steven McElfresh.
  • Functional Ecology Measures: Evaluation of Springs in Mojave National Preserve, Mark E. Whalon and Alexander Johnson.
  • Endemic Kelso Dunes Insects: a Hotspot of Biodiversity, Doug Yanega.

March 2011

  • A history of Mojave Desert tortoise movement: a view through the window of population genetics, B.E. Hagerty and C.R. Tracy.
  • Upper respiratory tract disease (URTD), mycoplasmosis, and antibody responses in the Mojave Desert tortoise, F.C. Sandmeier, C.R. Tracy, S. DuPré, H. Mohammadpour, and K. Hunter.
  • Desert tortoise and highway traffic: a resource management concern, D. Hughson and N. Darby.

April 2010

  • A Recent Sighting of a Banded Gila Monster, (Heloderma suspectum cinctum) in Mojave National Preserve, California, R.Ruppert.
  • Coevolution of Joshua trees and their Pollinators: A Short Review, C.I. Smith.
  • Demographic Studies of Joshua Trees in Mojave Desert National Parks: Demography With Emphasis on Germination and Recruitment, T.C. Esque, B. Reynolds, L.A. DeFalco, B.A. Waitman.

November 2009

  • Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center: an Interview with Director Dr. Jim André, J. André, D. Hughson.
  • Reptile Diversity Following the Hackberry Fire, K. Dutcher.
  • Physiological Responses of Mojave Desert Shrubs to Simulated Summer Wash Flow: Preliminary Results, A. Newlander, D. Bedford, D. Miller, D. Sandquist.

April 2009

  • Responses of Mule Deer to Experimental Manipulation of Water Sources: Preliminary Results from the First Year, N. Darby, J. Dungan, K. Stewart, V. Bleich, D. Hughson.
  • Mohave Tui Chub Recovery: Hybridization and Invasion, D. Hughson, N. Darby, S. Parmenter, S. Henkanaththegedara, J. Seigel.
  • Tortoise on Roads in Mojave Preserve, D. Hughson, N. Darby.
  • Effects of small mammals on post-fire vegetation recovery in the Mojave Desert, P. Stapp.

Last updated: February 25, 2021

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