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George Patten – Associate Ecologist
GeorgeGeorge Patten is an environmental scientist and planner specializing in environmental assessments, watershed planning, and compliance and permitting for natural resource development projects. Based in Denver, Colorado, George’s experience extends throughout the Intermountain West. In addition, he has provided planning and permitting support for environmental litigation and natural resource development projects. George was published in the Colorado Riparian Association Newsletter.

Patten, G. 2009. Water Quality Modeling in the Barr Lake and Milton Reservoir Watershed. The Green Line. Colorado Riparian Association Newsletter. Volume 20, Number 3, Winter 2009/10. Print and online. http://coloradoriparian.org/water-quality-modeling-in-the-barr-lake-and-milton-reservoir-watershed/

Ioana G. Petrisor, Ph.D. – Senior Biochemist
Dr.  Ioana Petrisor - Senior EcologistDr. Petrisor is a leading environmental forensic scientist based in San Diego, California with experience directing cutting-edge research projects for the United States Departments of Energy & Defense. She is the author of the textbook, Environmental Forensics Fundamentals: A Practical Guide, and has an extensive list of international publications. Dr. Petrisor is also the co-author of an invention patent and the Editor-In-Chief of the Environmental Forensics Journal.

Katyal, A., Petrisor, I.G. 2011. Flood Management Strategies for a Holistic Sustainable Development. Environmental Forensics 12(3), 206-218.
Petrisor, I.G., Wells, J. 2008. Perchlorate – Is Nature the Main Manufacturer? In: Issues in Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 26: Environmental Forensics. Ed. by R.E. Hester and R.M. Harrison, RSC Publishing, Royal Society of Chemistry, 105-129.
Petrisor, I.G., Wells, J. 2008. Tracking Chlorinated Solvents in the Environment. In: Issues in Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 26: Environmental Forensics. Edited by R.E. Hester and R.M. Harrison, RSC Publishing, Royal Society of Chemistry, 130-152.
Petrisor, I.G., Lazar, I. 2006. Emerging Contaminants – The Problem, Examples and Bioremediation Alternatives. Part I. Roumanian Biotechnological Letters 11(3): 2693-2701.
Balouet, J.C., Oudijk, G., Smith, K., Petrisor, I.G., Grudd, H., Stocklassa, B. 2007. Applied Dendroecology and Environmental Forensics. Characterizing and Age Dating Environmental Releases: Fundamentals and Case Studies. Environmental Forensics 8 (1): 1-17.

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Jessie Quinn, Ph.D. – Senior Ecologist
Dr. Jessie QuinnDr. Quinn’s expertise includes Habitat Equivalency Analysis (HEA) for Natural Resource Damage Assessments, Wetland Functional Assessments, and developing standardized methodologies and novel technical tools for quantitative analysis. She has been published in many international academic journals and recently led and coauthored manuscripts addressing novel applications of HEA and recovery of ecological function in restored wetlands.

Quinn, J. H., Y.A. Girard, K. Gilardi, R. Poppenga, B.B. Chomel, J.E. Foley, and C. K. Johnson. 2012. Pathogen and rodenticide exposure in American badgers (Taxidea taxus) in California. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48(2):467-472.
Quinn, J. H., P. Gaffney, K. Gilardi, M. Murray, D. Jessup, and C. Kreuder-Johnson. 2010. Complication associated with abdominal surgical implantation of a radio transmitter in an American badger (Taxidea taxus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 41:174-177.
Quinn, J. H. and T. Diamond. 2008. The status of the American badger (Taxidea taxus) in California. Report to California Department of Fish and Game.
Whisson, D. A., J. H. Quinn, and K. Collins. 2007. Habitat utilization of roof rats (Rattus rattus) in a riparian forest. Journal of Mammalogy 88: 589-594.
Quinn, J. H. and D. A. Whisson. 2006. Managing the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) in the midst of human recreation:  what is the optimal approach? Proceedings of the 22nd Vertebrate Pest Conference. Pp 393-398.

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Jill McGrady, Ph.D. – Associate Ecologist
Jill Steed Ph.DDr. McGrady is a senior technical leader based in San Diego, California with over 10 years of experience specializing in restoration evaluation, planning, and development of Natural Resource Damage (NRD) strategy. Dr. McGrady’s project experience extends across the United States and includes involvement in industry groups including the Ad-Hoc Industry Natural Resources Management Group. Dr. McGrady has been published many times in leading books and academic journals.

Petchey, O. L., J. McGrady-Steed, and P. J. Morin. 2005. Measuring the functional diversity of food webs. In: de Ruiter, P. C., V. Walters, and J. C. Moore (eds.), Dynamic Food Webs- Multispecies Assemblages, Ecosystem Development, and Environmental Change. Elsevier-Academic Press, pp. 334-347.
Morin, P. J. and J. McGrady-Steed. 2004. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in aquatic microbial systems: a new analysis of temporal variation and diversity – predictability relations. Oikos 104: 458-466.
Fox, J. W. and J. McGrady-Steed. 2002. Stability and complexity in microcosm communities. Journal of Animal Ecology, 71: 749–756.
Petchey, O. L., P.J. Morin, F.D. Hulot, M. Loreau, J. McGrady-Steed, and S. Naeem. 2002. Contributions of aquatic model systems to our understanding of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. In: Loreau, M., S. Naeem, and P. Inchausti, (eds.), Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Syntheses and Perspectives. Oxford University Press, pp. 127-138.
J Fox, J McGrady-Steed, O Petchey. 2000.  Testing for local species saturation with nonindependent regional species pools.  Ecology Letters 3 (3), 198-206.

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Joshua Eldridge, M.S. – Associate Ecologist
jeldridge_final3Joshua Eldridge is an Associate Ecologist based in Denver, Colorado with ten years of experience in the Western United States and internationally. Joshua has focused on restoration of post-industrial sites following resource extraction or chemical processing, and he has worked on over 80 reclamation or rangeland monitoring projects in his career. His research on restoration techniques for natural gas well pads in the Western United States was published in Restoration Ecology in 2012.

Eldridge, J.D., E.F. Redente, and M. Paschke. 2012. The Use of Seedbed Modifications and Wood Chips to Accelerate Restoration of Well Pad Sites in Western Colorado, USA. Restoration Ecology. Vol. 20 Issue 4 Pgs 524-531

Mark S. Laska, Ph.D. – President & Founder
laskaDr. Mark Laska built his professional career and firm by developing creative and strategic solutions to complex environmental issues involving Natural Resource Damage and other regulatory drivers for large private and public sector clients. As a senior advisor and expert technical consultant, Dr. Laska regularly presents at leading industry conferences. In addition Dr. Laska contributes to advisory reports and peer reviews for international academic journals.

Laska, M.S. 2008. 12 Steps to Successful Wetlands Mitigation Banking. Environmental Protection. Retrieved from http://eponline.com/Articles/2008/04/18/12-Steps-to-Successful-Wetlands-Mitigation-Banking.aspx?admgarea=Features&Page=3
Yozzo, D.J., and M.S. Laska. 2006. Restoration program assessment of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Ecological Restoration 24:13-21.
Windham, L., M.S. Laska, and Jennifer Wollenberg. 2004. Evaluating urban wetland restorations: Case studies for assessing connectivity and function. Urban Habitats 2:130-146.
Laska, M.S., and J.T. Wootton. 1998. Theoretical concepts and empirical approaches to measuring interaction strength. Ecology 79:461–476.
Laska, M. S. 1997, Structure of Understory Shrub Assemblages in Adjacent Secondary and Old Growth Tropical Wet Forests, Costa Rica. Biotropica, 29: 29–37. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.1997.tb00003.x

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Marlene Tyner, M.E.S.M. – Ecologist
Marlene TynerMarlene’s environmental science experience includes GIS and spatial analysis, climate change and species distribution modeling, land use planning, market-based conservation strategies, and environmental law and policy. A University of California Santa Barbara Bren School of Environmental Science and Management graduate, Marlene’s research on ecology, climate change, and conservation has been published in several peer-reviewed, academic journals.

Rude J, A Minks, B Doheny, ML Tyner, K Maher, C Huffard, NI Hidayat, H Grantham. 2015. Ridge to reef modelling for use within land-sea planning under data limited conditions. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2548.
Roerhdanz P., Tyner M., Yang B., Zhang L., and L. Hannah. 2015. Panda habitat and viticulture: climate change and land tenure reform drive potential conflict​. Submitted to Scientific Reports March, 2015.
Billmire M, NH French, T Loboda, RC Owen, ML Tyner. 2014. Santa Ana winds and predictors of wildfire progression in Southern California. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23(8):1119-1129.
Hannah L, PR Roehrdanz, O Soong, M Ikegami, M Tyner. (Conservation International and University of California Santa Barbara). 2013. Advanced Modeling of the Biological Effects of Climate Change and Land Use Planning in California. California Energy Commission. Publication number: CEC-500-2014-056.
Tyner ML and Classen AT. 2007. “Climate change effects on species composition mediate decomposition in an old-field ecosystem.” Journal of Undergraduate Research 7: 110-115.

Timothy Hoelzle, M.S. – VP Technical Services
hoelzleTimothy leads Great Ecology’s Denver office and specializes in the restoration and enhancement of underutilized and degraded sites, including lands disturbed by resource extraction. His expertise in the restoration of western ecosystems disturbed by energy production, monitoring requirements for contaminated aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and processes to streamline site remediation and restoration is featured in leading industry publications and conferences.

Hoelzle, T.B., J.L. Jonas, and M.W. Paschke. 2012. Twenty-five years of sagebrush steppe plant community development following seed addition. Journal of Applied Ecology 49:911-918.
Hooper, M.J., Glomb, S.J., Harper, D.D., Hoelzle, T.B., McIntosh, L.M., Mulligan, D.R. In Review (anticipated 2015). Risk and Recovery Monitoring of Restored Contaminated Ecosystems. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.

 

Additional Published Works

Ioana G. Petrisor, Ph.D. – Senior Biochemist
Jessie Quinn, Ph.D. – Senior Ecologist
Jill McGrady Steed, Ph.D. – Associate Ecologist
Mark S. Laska, Ph.D. – President & Founder

Ioana G. Petrisor, Ph.D.

Hadley, P., Petrisor, I.G. 2013. Incremental Sampling: Challenges and Opportunities for Environmental Forensics. Environmental Forensics 14(2):109-120.
Katyal, A., Petrisor, I.G. 2012. Innovative Sustainable Drought Management Strategy Incorporating Forensic Techniques and Policy Framework. Environmental Forensics 13(2): 122-139
Petrisor, I.G., Kanner, A. 2010. Chinese Drywall – Environmental Forensic Opportunities. Environmental Forensics 11(1-2): 6-16.
Bica, I., Alboiu, I.N., Iancu, I., Dimache, A., Stefanescu, M., Voicu, A., Lazartoaie, M., Cirstea, D., Onutu, I., A., Petrisor, I.G. 2009. Innovative Forensic Assessment and Remediation Strategies for Polluted Aquifers. Environmental Forensics 10 (3): 214-228.
Petrisor, I.G., Lazar, I. 2006. Emerging Contaminants – The Problem, Examples and Bioremediation Alternatives. Part II. Roumanian Biotechnological Letters 11(4): 2781-2790.
Kim, D., Petrisor, I.G., YEN, T.F. 2005. Evaluation of Biopolymer-Modified Concrete Systems for Disposal of Cathode Ray Tube Glass. J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc. 55: 961-969.
Lazar, I., Voicu A., Doborta, S., Stefanescu, M., Petrisor, I.G., Cismasiu, C. 2005. New Contributions to the Microbiota Naturally Occurring in the Movile Cave. Travaux de L’Institut de Speologie Emil Racovita, Tomes XLIII-XLIV: 17-34.
Wan, M.-W., Petrisor, I.G., Lai, H.-T., Kim, D., Yen, T.F. 2004. Copper adsorption through chitosan immobilized on sand to demonstrate the feasibility for in situ soil decontamination. Carbohydrates Polymers 55 (2004): 249-254.
Kim, D., Petrisor, I.G., Yen, T.F. 2004. Geopolymerization of biopolymers; a preliminary inquiry. Carbohydrate Polymers 56 (2004): 213-217.
Khachatoorian, R., Petrisor, I.G., Yen, T.F. 2004. Prediction of Plugging Effect of Biopolymers Using Their Glass Transition Temperatures. Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering 41 (2004): 243-251.
Petrisor, I.G., Dobrota, S., Komnitsas, K., Lazar, I., Kuperberg, J.M., Serban, M. 2004. Artificial Inoculation – Perspectives in Tailings Phytostabilization. International Journal of Phytoremediation 6 (1): 1-15.
Petrisor, I.G., Morrison, R. 2004. Emerging Contaminants Affecting Water Quality. Western Water Law & Policy Reporter, Vol. 8, Number 12: 315-322.
Petrisor, I.G., Morrison, R. 2004. Emerging Contaminants – Part II. Environmental Liability, Enforcement & Penalties Reporter, Vol. 14, Number 12: 287-292.
Healey, S., Petrisor, I.G., Morrison, R. 2004. Vapor Intrusion – Forensic Approaches and Recent Developments. Environmental Claims Journal 16 (3-4/Summer-Fall): 237-248.
Khachatoorian, R., Petrisor, I.G., Kwan, C.-C., Yen, T.F. 2003. Biopolymers Plugging Effect: Laboratory Pressurized Pumping Flow Studies. Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering 38: 13-21.
Etemadi, O., Petrisor, I.G., Kim, D., Wan, M.-W., Yen, T.F. 2003. Stabilization of Metals in Subsurface by Biopolymers: Laboratory Drainage Flow Studies. Soil & Sediment Contamination: An International Journal 12 (5): 647-661.
Voicu, A., Dobrota, S., Petrisor, I.G., Stefanescu, M., Lazaroaie, M., Lazar, I. 2003. Stimulation of Environment-Polluting Oil Residues Degradation by Microbial Associations. In: Contaminated Soils, Volume 8, Ed. By: Edward J. Calabrese, Paul T. Kostecki, and James Dragun, Amherst Scientific Publishers, 335-342.
Petrisor, I.G., Komnitsas, K., Lazar, I., Voicu, A., Dobrota, S., Stefanescu, M. 2002. Biosorption of heavy metals from leachates generated at mine waste disposal sites. The European Journal of Mineral Processing and Environmental Protection – Biotreatment and Biosorption I – Special Issue, 2(3): 158-167.
Komnitsas K., Petrisor, I.G. 2001. Environmental characterization and risk assessment of Somova waste dumps. Mineral Wealth, 118, 53-60.
Petrisor, I.G., Dobrota, S., Lazar, I., Voicu A., Stefanescu, M., Kuperberg, M. 2001. Bioremediation of Soils Contaminated With Oily Sludge: A Romanian Field Study. AEHS Contaminated Soil Sediments & Water, Aug. 2001 International Issue, 48-50.
Dumitru, L., Faghi, A.M., Teodosiu, G., Petrisor, I.G. 2000. Dynamics of moderately halophilic bacteria growth at different pH values. Proceedings of the Institute of Biology, Vol.III, 2000, Supplement of Revue Roumaine de Biologie, Ed. Romanian Academy, 227-231.
Voicu, A., Lazaroaie, M., Dobrota, S., Petrisor, I.G., Stefanescu, M. 2000. The role of microbial synergism in hydrocarbon degradation. Proceedings of the Institute of Biology, Vol.III, 2000, Supplement of Revue Roumaine de Biologie, Ed. Romanian Academy, 285-294.
Voicu, A., Cismasiu, C., Dobrota, S., Stefanescu, M., Petrisor, I.G. 2000. Resistance of several microorganisms to Cu2+ ions and their role in biohydrometallurgical applications. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Biology, Vol.III, 2000, Supplement of Revue Roumaine de Biologie, Ed. Romanian Academy, 295-304.
Dobrota, S., Petrisor, I.G., Voicu, A., Stefanescu, M. 2000. Substrate specificity of several bacterial emulsifying agents. Proceedings of the Institute of Biology, Vol.III, 2000, Supplement of Revue Roumaine de Biologie, Ed. Romanian Academy, 335-341.
Dobrota, S., Petrisor, I.G., Voicu, A., Stefanescu, M. 2000. Determination of emulsifying activity of several synthetic and bacterial surfactants. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Biology, Vol.III, 2000, Supplement of Revue Roumaine de Biologie, Ed. Romanian Academy, 343-350.
Stefanescu, M., Voicu, A., Dobrota, S., Petrisor, I.G. 2000. Dynamics of the microbiota from the rhizosphera of plants growing on mine tailings; dehydrogenase activity of the growth substratum. Proceedings of the Institute of Biology, Vol.III, 2000, Supplement of Revue Roumaine de Biologie, Ed. Romanian Academy, 351-358.
Petrisor, I.G., Voicu, A., Dobrota, S., Stefanescu, M., Lazar, I. 2000. Stimulation of metal absorption in plant species grown on mine tailings by amendments addition. Proceedings of the Institute of Biology, Vol.III. 2000. Supplement of Revue Roumaine de Biologie, Ed. Romanian Academy, 359-365.
Petrisor, I.G., Komnitsas, K., Lazar, I., Serban, M. 1999. Environmental characterization and risk assessment of Somova case study. Biotechnologies – Scientific Papers of Univ. of Agronomical Studies and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, Seria F, Vol. IV, 145-154.
Petrisor, I.G., Komnitsas, K., Lazar, I. 1999. Application of a vegetative cover for remediation of sulphidic tailing dumps on a Romanian Black Sea coastal area. In: Proceedings of the “Fourth International Symposium and Exhibition on Environmental Contamination in Central and Eastern Europe” (on CD), Warsaw 14-17 Sept. 1998, 7 p., manuscript 149.
Voicu, A., Petrisor, I.G., Lazar, I. 1999. The stability of Xanthan biopolymer in the limits of some physico-chemical parameters; its biodegradability and protection using biocides. Biotechnologies – Scientific Papers of Univ. of Agronomical Studies and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, Seria F, Vol. IV, 119-130.
Voicu, A., Lazar, I., Petrisor, I.G., Dobrota, S., Stefanescu, M., Cismasiu, M., Lazaroaie, M. 1999. The removal of metallic ions from mine effluents by microorganisms. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Biology, Vol.II, 1999, Ed. Romanian Academy, 189-195.
Petrisor, I.G., Voicu, A., Lazar, I., Dobrota, S., Stefanescu, M., Serban, M. 1999. Enzymatic activity in the rhizosphera of plants growing on the phosphogypsum dumps from Navodari. Greenhouse experiments. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Biology, Vol.II 1999, Ed. Romanian Academy, 205-212.
Dobrota, S., Voicu, A., Lazar, I., Stefanescu, M., Petrisor, I.G., Lazaroaie, M., Cismasiu, M. 1999. Biosynthesis of some bacterial surface-active agents function of carbon source nature. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Biology, Vol.II 1999, Ed. Romanian Academy, 219-224.
Dobrota, S., Voicu, A., Lazar, I., Stefanescu, M., Petrisor, I.G. 1999. Investigations on microbial products with de-emulsification activity of water-oil emulsions. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Biology, Vol.II 1999, Ed. Romanian Academy, 225-230.
Stefanescu, M., Lazaroiae, M., Voicu, A., Dobrota, S., Petrisor, I.G., Lazar, I. 1999. Investigations on hydrocarbon-oxidizing microorganisms occurred in areas of Black Sea littoral contaminated with waste hydrocarbons. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Biology, Vol.II 1999, Ed. Romanian Academy, 231-234.
Komnitsas, K., Paspaliaris, I., Lazar, I., Petrisor, I.G. 1999. Remediation of phosphogypsum stacks. Field pilot scale application. In: Proc. International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium IBS 99, Ed. by R. Amils and A. Ballester, 20-23 June 1999, Madrid, 645-654.
Lazar, I., Dobrota, S., Voicu, A., Stefanescu, M., Sandulescu, L., Petrisor, I.G. 1999. Microbial degradation of waste hydrocarbons in oily sludge from some Romanian oil fields. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 22: 151-160.
Lazar, I., Voicu, A., Nicolescu, D., Mucenica, D., Dobrota, S., Petrisor, I.G., Stefanescu, M., Sandulescu, L. 1999. The use of naturally occurring selectively isolated bacteria for inhibiting paraffin deposition. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 22: 161-169.
Komnitsas, K., Lazar, I., Petrisor, I.G. 1999. Application of a vegetative cover on phosphogypsum stacks. Minerals Engineering 12 (2): 175-185.
Kontopoulos, A., Komnitsas, K., Peppas, A., Cambridge, M., Hallet, C., Payne, C., Groudev, S., Lazar, I., Voicu, A., Dobrota, S., Petrisor, I.G., Stefanescu, M., Georgescu, D., Popescu, M. 1998. Marine pollution in the Black Sea due to mining activities: preliminary environmental characterization and risk assessment. In: Volume of “European Thematic Network on Extractive Industries EUROTHEN’98 Workshop”, Athens, Greece, 12-14 January 1998, Ed. by A. Kontopoulos, I. Paspaliaris, A. Adjemian and G. Katalagariannakis, 221-241.
Voicu, A., Petrisor, I.G., Lazar, I., Dobrota, S., Stefanescu, M. 1998. The Use of Some Microbial Products for Decreasing the Metallic Ions Concentration in Mining Effluents. In: Proceedings of the Int. Symposium on Technologies for Mineral Processing of Refractory Raw Materials and for Environment Protection in Areas with Extractive Industry, Baia Mare – Romania, 27-29 Oct., 1998, 192-197.
Lazar, I., Mucenica, D., Dobrota, S., Voicu, A., Sandulescu, L., Stefanescu, M., Petrisor, I.G. 1998. Characteristics of the Microbial Communities Occurring in Oily Sludges from Petroleum Industry. Min. Pro. Ext. Met. Rev. 19: 395-407.
Ionescu, A.D., Jucoane, S., Petrisor, I.G. 1998. Studies on amydon zaharification using b-  and gluco-amylase products produced on pilot scale. In: News on Microbiology and Biotechnology, Proceedings of the IX Symp. on Microbiology and Biotechnology, Iasi, 18-19 Sept. 1998, Ed. by: A. Manoliu, E. Marin and S. Comanescu, Ed. Corson, 227-230.
Lazar, I., Dobrota, S., Voicu, A., Stefanescu, M., Lazaroaie, M., Cismasiu, M., Petrisor, I.G. 1998. Hydrocarbon-oxidizing microbiota from hydrocarbon contaminated Ploiesti area aquifer. In: News on Microbiology and Biotechnology, Proceedings of the IX Symp. on Microbiology and Biotechnology, Iasi, 18-19 Sept. 1998, Ed. by: A. Manoliu, E. Marin and S. Comanescu, Ed. Corson, 389-396.
Lazar, I., Voicu, A., Dobrota, S., Stefanescu, M., Cismasiu, M., Lazaroaie, M., Petrisor, I.G. 1998. Acydophilic microbiota from effluents and decantation ponds of Rosia Poieni mining area. In: News on Microbiology and Biotechnology, Proceedings of the IX Symp. on Microbiology and Biotechnology, Iasi, 18-19 Sept. 1998, Ed. by: A. Manoliu, E. Marin and S. Comanescu, Ed. Corson, 397-403.
Lazar, I., Stefanescu, M., Dihoru, GH., Dobrota, S., Voicu, A., Petrisor, I.G. 1998. Researches on the possibility of a vegetative cover development on phosphogypsum dumps from Navodari, Constanta. I. Glasshouse experiments. In: News on Microbiology and Biotechnology, Proceedings of the IX Symp. on Microbiology and Biotechnology, Iasi, 18-19 Sept. 1998, Ed. by: A. Manoliu, E. Marin and S. Comanescu, Ed. Corson, 405-412.
Voicu, A., Lazar, I., Petrisor, I.G., Dobrota, S., Stefanescu, M., Lazaroaie, M., Cismasiu, M. 1998. Researches on the relations between microbial systems, aqueous mineral medium and the oil used as unique carbon source. In: News on Microbiology and Biotechnology, Proceedings of the IX Symp. on Microbiology and Biotechnology, Iasi, 18-19 Sept. 1998, Ed. by: A. Manoliu, E. Marin and S. Comanescu, Ed. Corson, 755-760.
Petrisor, I.G., Lazar, I., Dobrota, S., Voicu, A., Stefanescu, M. 1998. Chemical characterization of the tailings from copper sulphidic tailing dumps, submitted to accelerated biosolubilization. In: News on Microbiology and Biotechnology, Proceedings of the IX Symp. on Microbiology and Biotechnology, Iasi, 18-19 Sept. 1998, Ed. by: A. Manoliu, E. Marin and S. Comanescu, Ed. Corson, 761-767.
Lazar, I., Voicu, A., Dobrota, S., Petrisor, I.G., Stefanescu, M., 1998. Accelerated biosolubilization of heavy metals from the tailings of some dumps (Baia – Tulcea county and Valea Sesei – Alba county), obtained from processing of copper sulphates from Altan-Tepe and Rosia Poieni. In: News on Microbiology and Biotechnology, Proceedings of the IX Symp. on Microbiology and Biotechnology, Iasi, 18-19 Sept. 1998, Ed. by: A. Manoliu, E. Marin and S. Comanescu, Ed. Corson, 769-774.

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Jessie Quinn, Ph.D.

Engeman, R. A., D. A. Whisson, J. H. Quinn, F. Cano, P. Quinones, and T. White. 2006. Monitoring invasive mammalian predator populations sharing habitat with the critically endangered Puerto Rican parrot Amazona vittata. Oryx 40:95-102.
Quinn, J. H. and D. A. Whisson. 2005. The effects of anthropogenic food on space use and social behavior of the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus). Journal of Zoology (London) 267:339-350.

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Jill McGrady Steed, Ph.D

McGrady-Steed, J. and P. J. Morin. 2000. Biodiversity, density compensation, and the dynamics of population and functional groups. Ecology 81: 361-373.
Fox, J.W., J. McGrady-Steed and O.L. Petchey. 2000. Testing for local species saturation with non-independent regional species pools. Ecology Letters, 3: 198–206.
Whiteman, H.W., R.D. Howard, X. Spray, and J. McGrady-Steed. 1998. Facultative paedomorphosis in an Indiana population of the eastern tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum. Herpetological Review 29(3): 141-143.
McGrady-Steed, J., P.M. Harris and P.J. Morin. 1997. Biodiversity regulates ecosystem predictability. Nature 390: 162-165.
McGrady-Steed, J. and P.J. Morin. 1996. The functional significance of species richness: an experimental approach using aquatic microcosms. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 77: 295.
McGrady-Steed, J. and P.J. Morin. 1996. Experimental studies of disturbance and diversity in the microbial communities of rain pools. Oikos 76: 93-102.
Wissinger, S.A. and J.E. McGrady. 1993. Intraguild predation and interference competition among dragonfly larvae: non-additive effects on shared prey. Ecology 74: 207-218.

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Mark S. Laska, Ph.D.

Laska, M.S. 2008. 10 Tenants of Urban Restoration. Landscape Architect & Specifier News. Retrieved from http://landscapeonline.com/research/article/10293
Laska, M.S., and Stiles, E.W. 1994. Effects of Fruit Crop Size on Intensity of Fruit Removal in Viburnum prunifolium (Caprifoliaceae). Oikos. Vol. 69, Fasc. 2 , pp. 199-202.
Flaspohler, D.J., and Laska, M.S. 1994. Nest Site Selection by Birds in Acacia Trees in a Costa Rican Dry Deciduous Forest. The Wilson Bulletin. Vol. 106, No. 1, pp. 162-165.
Laska, Ms, M. Hutchins, C. Sheppard, W. Worth, K. Hundgen, and D. Bruning. 1992. “Reproduction by Captive Unplumed Male Lesser Bird of Paradise: Evidence for an Alternative Mating Strategy?” Emu 92.2: 108. Web.

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