Muth, N.Z., E.C. Kluger*, J.H. Levy*, M.J. Edwards and R.A. Niesenbaum. 2008. Increased per capita herbivory in the shade: necessity, feedback, or luxury consumption? Ecoscience, 15:182-188 (PDF).
*Skoczylas, D., R.A. Niesenbaum, and N.Z. Muth. 2007. Top-down control of herbivory by insectivorous avifauna. Acta Oecologica 32:337-342.
Edwards, M.E. and R.A. Niesenbaum. 2007. Eleven Polymorphic Microsattelite Loci in Lindera benzoin, Lauraceae. Molecular Ecology Notes 7:1302-1304.
Niesenbaum, R.A. and E.C. Kluger*. 2006. When Studying the Effects of Light on Herbivory, Should One Consider Temperature? The Case of Epimecis hortaria F. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) Feeding on Lindera benzoin L. (Lauraceae). Environmental Entomology 35:600-606 (PDF)
Niesenbaum. R.A., J.F. Cahill, and C. Ingersoll. 2006. Light, Wind, and Touch Influence Leaf Chemistry, Growth, and Rates of Herbivory in Apocynum cannabinum (Apocynaceae) . International Journal of Plant Sciences 167:969-978.
Selected Project Presentations
Vodzak, Sarah. 2009. Using Absorbing Markov Chains to Model Caterpillar Populations Under Different Environmental Conditions. 11th Annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, Lincoln, Nebraska
RA Niesenbaum, EH Mooney, EJ Tiedeken, and NZ Muth. 2008. Differential induced response to generalist and specialist herbivores by Lindera benzoin L. (Lauraceae) in sun and shade. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Milwualkee, WS
Mooney, EH, EL Cole, and RA Niesenbaum. 2008. Geographic and environmental variation in herbivory among Lindera benzoin populations. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Milwualkee, WS
Muth, N.Z. and R.A. Niesenbaum. 2006. Reduced herbivory of spicebush growing in proximity to black walnut: a case of associational resistance mediated by an allelopathic compound. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN
*Skoczylas, D. and R.A. Niesenbaum. 2006. Top-down control of herbivory on Lindera benzoin by insectivorous avifauna. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN
*Irwin, B, R.A. Niesenbaum and N.Z Muth. 2006. Volatile chemistry, rates of parasitism of herbivores, and rates of herbivory on Lindera benzoin vary with light environment. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN
Niesenbaum, R.A., J.F. Cahill, C.M. Ingersoll, and C. Strollo*. 2005. The effects of light, wind, above ground plant competition, and experimenter manipulation on leaf chemistry and herbivory in Apocynum cannabinum. Joint Meeting of the Ecological Society of America and the International Ecological Association, Montreal, Canada
*James, K. and R.A. Niesenbaum. 2005. Estimating Herbivory: A Comparison of the Digital Quantitative Estimation and Subjective Classification of Leaf Area and How Best to Deal with Zero Inflated Data. Joint Meeting of the Ecological Society of America and the International Ecological Association, Montreal, Canada
Manuscripts in Preparation
Benjamin, G., K. James, N.Z. Muth, and R.A. Niesenbaum. Estimating Herbivory: A Comparison of the Digital Quantitative Estimation and Subjective Classification of Leaf Area.
*indicates student co-author