Publications from WBFC Grants

Publications, databases, and popular articles based on research funded by WBFC Grants

Peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Abarca, M., J. T. Lill, and P. Frank-Bolton. 2018. Latitudinal variation in responses of a forest herbivore and its egg parasitoids to experimental warming. Oecologia 186(3):869–881.

  2. Abarca, M., and J. T. Lill. 2018. Latitudinal variation in the phenological responses of eastern tent caterpillars and their egg parasitoids. Ecological Entomology 44(1):50–61.

  3. Abarca, M. and J. T. Lill. 2015. Warming affects hatching time and early season survival of eastern tent caterpillars. Oecologia 179(3):901–912.

  4. Adams, LW, J. Hadidian, and V. Flyger. 2004. Movement and mortality of translocated urban-suburban grey squirrels. Animal Welfare 13:45–50.

  5. Barrows, EM, AM McIntyre, and OS Flint, Jr. 2005. Alderfly (Neuroptera: Sialidae) flight periods, sex ratios, and habitat use in a Virginia freshwater tidal marsh, low forest, and their ecotones. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 107(3):693–699.

  6. Barrows, E. M., and O. S. Flint, Jr. 2009. Mecopteran (Mecoptera: Bittacidae, Meropeidae, Panorpidae) flight periods, sex ratios, and habitat frequencies in an United States Mid-Atlantic freshwater tidal marsh, low forest, and their ecotone. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 82: 223–230.

  7. Barrows, EM, SB Arsenault, and NP Grenier. 2008. Firefly (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) Flight Periods, Sex Ratios, and Habitat Frequencies in a United States Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Tidal Marsh, Low Forest, and their Ecotone. Banisteria 31:47–52.

  8. Barrows, EM, AF Howard, and BW Steury. 2012. Fruit production and phenology of Phacelia covillei S. Watson (Hydrophyllaceae) in the Potomac Gorge Area of Maryland and Virginia. Marilandica 3(1):10–16.

  9. Barrows, EM.  2013. Habitat abundances of a cricket-parasitizing wasp Rhopalosoma nearcticum (Hymenoptera: Rhopalosomatidae) in a United States mid-Atlantic park.  Open Journal of Animal Sciences 3(4): 311–313. 

  10. Bowman, R.O. and R.F. Smith. 2021. Vertical Migration of Adult Plecoptera and Trichoptera above Forested Headwater Streams. Insects12(9): 770.
  11. Caitlin A. Durkee, CA, MR Weiss, and DB Uma. 2011. Ant Mimicry Lessens Predation on a North American Jumping Spider by Larger Salticid Spiders. Environmental Entomology 40(5):1223–1231.

  12. Ciccotto, P. J., D. J. Dresser, and T. C. Mendelson. 2014. Association between parasite load and orange, but not blue, male nuptial colouration in Etheostoma caeruleum. Journal of Fish Biology 84:1590–1598.

  13. Ciccotto, P. J., D. J. Dresser, and T. C. Mendelson. 2016. Phylogenetic correlation between male nuptial color and behavioral responses to color across a diverse and colorful genus of freshwater fish (Etheostoma spp., Teleostei: Percidae). Ethology 121:1–12.

  14. Ciccotto, P. J., and T. C. Mendelson. 2016. The ecological drivers of nuptial color evolution in darters (Percidae: Etheostomatinae). Evolution 70:745–756.

  15. Freed, T. Z., and P. T. Leisnham. 2014. Roles of spatial partitioning, competition, and predation in the North American invasion of an exotic mosquito. Oecologia 175:601–611.

  16. Freed, T. Z., B. Kesavaraju, and P. T. Leisnham. 2014. Effects of Competition and Predation by Native Mosquitoes on the North American Invasion of Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 51:1159–1167.

  17. Fowler, A. E., G. A. Loonam, and A. M. Blakeslee. 2022. Population structure and demography of non-indigenous Japanese mystery snails in freshwater habitats of Virginia and Washington, DC, USA. Aquatic Invasions17(3).
  18. Kjar, D., and E. M. Barrows. 2004. Arthropod community heterogeneity in a Mid-Atlantic forest highly invaded by alien organisms. Banisteria 23:26–37.

  19. Koenemann, D. M., A. Durand, and J. M. Burke. 2021. A Floral Checklist for Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery County, Maryland. Castanea86(1): 61-99.
  20. Kula, R. R., J. T. Lill, S. M. Murphy, and T. Stoepler. 2010. First host records for the Nearctic species Triraphis discoideus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Rogadinae). Entomological News 120(4):380–386.

  21. Lill, J. 2008. Caterpillar-host plant relationships recorded from Plummers Island, Maryland (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 15:75–79.[75:CPRRFP]2.0.CO;2

  22. Murphy, S., J. T. Lill, and D. R. Smith. 2009. A scattershot approach to host location: uncovering the unique life history of the trigonalid hyperparasitoid Orthogonalys pulchella Cresson. American Entomologist 55(2):110–114.

  23. Murphy, S., J. T. Lill, and M. E. Epstein. 2011. Natural history of limacodid moths (Zygenoidea) in the environs of Washington, D.C. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 65(3):137–152.

  24. Murphy, S., T. M. Stoepler, K. Grenis, and J. T. Lill. 2014. Host ontogeny determines parasitoid use of a forest caterpillar. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 150:217–225.

  25. Norden, A. D. 2007. Life history and ecology of the land snail Gastrocopta corticaria (Say) at Plummers Island, Montgomery County, Maryland. The Maryland Naturalist 48(1):52–55. 

  26. Sigmon, E. 2015. Interspecific variation in aggressive fighting behavior of shelter-building caterpillars. Journal of Insect Behavior 28:403–416.

  27. Sinclair, C. C. 2010. Surfing snails: population genetics of the land snail Ventridens ligera (Stylommatophora: Zonitidae) in the Potomac Gorge. American Malacological Bulletin 28:105–112.

  28. Starnes, W. S., J. Odenkirk, and M. J. Ashton. 2011. Update and analysis of fish occurrences in the lower Potomac River drainage in the vicinity of Plummers Island, Maryland—Contribution XXXI to the natural history of Plummers Island, Maryland. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 124(4):280–309.

  29. Stoepler, T. M., and J. T. Lill. 2013. direct and indirect effects of light environment generate ecological trade-offs in herbivore performance and parasitism. Ecology 94(10):2299–2310.

  30. Williams, L. D. 2011. Vascular flora of Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, Loudon County, Virginia, USA [abstract]. Virginia Journal of Science 62:125.

Popular articles and databases:

  1. Barrows, E. M. 2009. Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve: A wondrous wealth of species. The Marsh Wren Fall 2009:15–16 (
  2. Barrows, E. M. and D. S. Kjar. 2013. Arthropods of Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Virginia: A Searchable Online Database (
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