Research Begun in Div III Featured on Journal Cover

Justin Baldwin 08F’s research expanding on his Division III project was recently featured on the cover of acclaimed ecology journal Oecologia.

Research Begun in Div III Featured on Journal Cover

First-Authored Publications by NS Students

The following citations (1999 to date) refer to research conducted by School of Natural Science students as undergraduates, usually as part of their Division III (senior thesis) though occasionally as part of their Division II (concentration). As the first authors, these students took the lead in conducting the research and writing the paper, a rare accomplishment for an undergraduate. Hampshire students appear in bold.


Biller, O.M., Adler, L.S., Irwin, R.E., McAllister, C., Palmer-Young, E.C.  Possible Synergistic Effects of Thymol and Nicotine against Crithidia bombi Parasitism in Bumble Bees.  Plos One 2015;DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0144668.

Huggins, H. Accepted for publication. The French Paradox. A chapter in Nutrition: Science, Issues, and Applications. Brehm, B.A. (ed), Greenwood Press, Santa Barbara, CA. 

Hofmeister, K., Cianfrani, C., Hession, W. Complexities in the stream temperature regime of small mixed-use watershed, Blacksburg, VA. Ecological Engineering Ecological Engineering 2015;78:101-111.

Baldwin, J.W., Whitehead, S.R. Fruit secondary compounds mediate the retention time of seeds in the guts of Neotropical fruit bats. Oecologia 2015;177(2):453-66. Cover Story.

Drucker, J., Baldwin, J. First Nesting Information for the Undescribed ‘Ampay’ Tapaculo (Scytalopus sp novum) from Apurimac, Peru. Cotinga (in press). 

Drucker, J., Carnes, B. First and Second Documentation of Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) in Peru. Boletin UNOP Vol 9. No. 2-2014.

Basnet, P., Amarasiriwardena, D., Wu, F., Fu, Z., Zhang, T. Elemental Bioimaging of Tissue Level Trace Metal Distributions in Rice Seeds (Oryza sativa L.) from a Mining Area in China. Environmental Pollution 195 (2014) 148-156.

Dorjee, P., Amarasiriwardena, D., Xing, B. Antimony adsorption by zero-valent iron nanoparticles (nZVI):Ion chromatography-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (IC-ICP-MS) study. Microchemical Journal 2014;116:15-23.

McCoy, K., Stinson, K., Scott, K., Tenney, L., Newman, Lee S. Health Promotion in Small Business: A Systematic Review of Factors Influencing Adoption and Effectiveness of Worksite Wellness Programs. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine 2014;56(6):579-587.

Waters, E., Morse, J., Bettez, N., Groffman, P. Differential Carbon and Nitrogen Controls of Denitrification in Riparian Zones and Streams along an Urban to Exurban Gradient. Journal of Environmental Quality 2014;43:955-963.

Drucker, J. various contributions to Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

     Drucker, J., Alvaro, J. 2013. Markham's Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma Markhami),
     Drucker, J., Alvaro J. 2013. Ringed Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma hornbyi),
     Drucker, J., Kirwan, G. 2013. Gray-backed Storm-Petrel (Garrodia nereis),
     Drucker, J. 2013. Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus),
     Drucker, J. 2013. Collared Crescentchest (Melanopareia torquata),

Farrel, J., Amarasiriwardena, D., Goodman, A., Arriaza, B. Bioimaging of trace metals in ancient Chilean mummies and contemporary Egyptian teeth by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Microchemical Journal 2013;106:340-346.

Koelmel, J., Leland, T., Wang, H., Amarasiriwardena, D., Xing, B. Investigation of Gold Nano Particles Uptake and their Tissue Level Distribution in Rice Plants by Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled-Mass Spectrometry. Environmental Pollution 2013;174:222-228.

Lingappa, U. F., Wu, X., Macieik, A., Yu, S. F., Atuegbu, A., Corpuz, M., Francis, J., et al. Host-rabies virus protein-protein interactions as druggable antiviral targets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2013;110(10), E861-E868.

Koelmel, J., Amarasiriwardena, D. Imaging of metal bioaccumulation in Hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula) rhizomes growing on contaminated soils by laser ablation ICP-MS. Environment and Pollution. 2012;169:62-70.

Bartkus, L., Amarasiriwardena, D., Arriaza, B., Bellis, D., Yañez, J. Exploring lead exposure in ancient Chilean mummies using a single strand of hair by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Microchemical Journal 2011;98:267-274.

Mathis, K., Philpott, S., Moreira, M. Parasite Lost: Chemical and Visual Cues Used by Pseudacteon in Search of Azteca instabilis. Journal of Insect Behavior. 2011;24(3):186-199.

Van Vleek, B., Amarasiriwardena, D., Xing, B. Investigation of distribution of soil antimony using sequential extraction and antimony complexed to soil-derived humic acids molar mass fractions extracted from various depths in a shooting range soil. Microchemical Journal 2011;97:68-73.

Byrne, S., Amarasiriwardena, D., Bandak, B., Bartkus, L., Kane, J., Jones, J., Yanez, J., Arriaza, B., L. Cornejo. Were Chinchorros exposed to arsenic? Arsenic determination in Chinchorro mummies' hair by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Microchemical Journal 2010;94:28-35.

Borchelt, A.M., Conlisk, E., Cremer, M. Age at menopause in rural El Salvador. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2009;107:65-66.

Ceriotti, G., Amarasiriwardena, D. A study of antimony complexed to soil-derived humic acids and inorganic antimony species along a Massachusetts highway. Microchemical Journal. 2009;91:85-93.

Steely, S., Amarasiriwardena, D. An investigation of lead distribution and lead complexed to soil derived humic acids from a shooting range. Chapter 6 in Natural Organic Matter and its significance in the Environment. F. Wu and B. Xing (Eds), Science Press, Beijing. 2009;164-171.

Glick, H. Experimental Archaeology and Experiential Education Abroad. Bulletin of the Society of Primitive Technology. Spring 2008; Issue 35.

Steely, S., Amarasiriwardena, D., Xing, B. An investigation of inorganic antimony species and antimony associated with soil humic acid molar mass fractions in contaminated soils. Environmental Pollution. 2007;148:590-598.

Steely, S., Amarasiriwardena, D., Jones, J., Yañez, J. A rapid approach for assessment of arsenic exposure by elemental analysis of single strand of hair using laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Microchemical Journal. 2007;86:235-240.

Hale, R., Groffman, P. Chloride effects on nitrogen dynamics in forested and suburban stream debris dam. Journal of Environmental Quality. 2006;35:2425-2432.

Newton, K., Amarasiriwardena, D., Xing, B. Distribution of soil arsenic species, lead and arsenic bound to humic acid molar mass fractions in a contaminated apple orchard. Environmental Pollution. 2006;143:197-205.

Dua, A., Danku, J., Amarasiriwardena, D., Xing, B., Barnes, R. Trace metal speciation investigation of soil humic acids isolated from New England soils: A capillary electrophoresis-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (CE-ICP-MS) study. In Ghabbour, E.A., & Davies, G. (Eds.) Humic Substances: Molecular Details and Applications in Land and Water Conservation (pp. 225-239). New York: Taylor and Francis, Inc., 2005.

Webb, E., Amarasiriwardena, D., Tauch, S., Green, E., Jones, J., Goodman, A. Inductively coupled plasma-mass (ICP-MS) and atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES): Versatile analytical techniques to identify the archived elemental information in human teeth. Microchemical Journal. 2005;81:201-208.

Greene, E., Tauch, S., Webb, E., Amarasiriwardena, D. Application of diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS) for the identification of potential diagenesis and crystallinity changes in teeth. Microchemical Journal. 2004;76:141-149.

Kang, D., Amarasiriwardena, D., Goodman, A. Application of laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to investigate trace metal spatial distributions in human tooth enamel and dentine growth layers and pulp. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 2004;378:1608-1615.

Bell, J., Amarasiriwardena, D., Siripinyanond, A., Xing, B., Barnes, R.M. Investigation of colloidal properties and trace metal complexation characteristics of soil-derived fulvic acids by flow field-flow fractionation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (Flow FFF-ICP-MS). In Ghabbour, E.A., & Davies, G. (Eds.) Humic Substances: Nature's Most Versatile Materials (pp. 229-242), New York: Taylor and Francis, Inc., 2003.

Tunstall, S., Amarasiriwardena, D. Characterization of lead and lead leaching properties of lead glazed ceramics from the Solis Valley, Mexico, using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFT). Microchemical Journal. 2002;73:335-347.

Anderson, T., Shifley, L., Amarasiriwardena, D., Siripinyanond, A., Xing, B., Barnes, R.M. Characterization of trace metals complexed to humic acids derived from agricultural soils, annelid composts, and sediment by flow field-flow fractionation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (Flow FFF-ICP-MS). In Ghabbour, E.A., & Davies, G. (Eds.) Humic Substances: Structures, Models and Functions (pp. 165-177), Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2001.

Dixon, B., Propkopy, R., Schultz, B. Influence of weather and time of day on plum curculio (Coloeptera: Curculionidae) tree canopy entry behaviors and evaluation of traps for predicting fruit injury. Journal of Entomological Science. 1999;34:191-202.


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