Freshwater Ecology Laboratory (FEL)

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (Please email Dr. Christian for any PDF reprint requests)

Atkinson, C.L.  A D. Christian, D.E. Spooner, and C.C. Vaughn.  2014.  Long-lived organisms provide an integrative footprint of agricultural land use.  Ecological Applications, 24:375–384.

PECK, A.J., J.L. Harris, J.L. Farris, and A.D. Christian.  2014.  Survival and horizontal movement of the freshwater mussel Potamilus capax (Green, 1832) following relocation within a Mississippi Delta stream system.  American Midland Naturalist.  172(1):76-90

INOUE, K., D.M. HAYES, J.L. HARRIS, and A.D. CHRISTIAN.  2013.  Phylogenetic and morphological analyses reveal ecophenotypic plasticity in freshwater mussels Obovaria jacksoniana and Villosa arkansasensis (Bivalvia: Unionidae).  Ecology and Evolution, 3(8):2670-2683.

ASHER, A.M. and A.D. CHRISTIAN  2012. Population characteristics of the mussel Villosa iris (Lea) (Rainbow shell) in the Spring River Watershed, Arkansas.   Southeastern Naturalist 11(2) 219-238.

WENTZ, N.J., N.D. HENDERSON, AND A.D. CHRISTIAN. 2011. Assessment and characterization of physical habitat, water quality, and biotic assemblages of the Tyronza River, Arkansas.   Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences 65: 143-152

VANNI, M. J., W. H. RENWICK, A. M. BOWLING, M.J. HORGAN, AND A.D. CHRISTIAN.  2010. Nutrient stoichiometry of linked catchment-lake systems along a gradient of land use.  Freshwater Biology (2011) 56: 791-811.

WESTON, M.R., R.L. JOHNSON, AND A.D. CHRISTIAN.  2010.  Niche partitioning of the sympatric yellowcheek darter Ethiostoma moorei and rainbow darter Ethiostoma caeruleum in the Little Red River, Arkansas.  American Midland Naturalist 164(2): 187-200.

JOHNSON, R.L., A.D. CHRISTIAN, S.D. HENRY, AND S.W. BARKLEY.  2009.  Distribution and ecology of black basses (Micropterus) in the lower Eleven Point River, Arkansas.  Southeastern Naturalist.  8(4): 653-670.

HARRIS, J. L., W. R. POSEY, C. L. DAVIDSON, J. L. FARRIS, S. O. ROGERS, J. N. STOECKEL, B. G. CRUMP, M. BARNETT, H. C. MARTIN, M. W. MATTHEWS, J. SEAGRAVES, N. J. WENTZ, R. WINTERRINGER, C. OSBORNE, AND A. D. CHRISTIAN. 2009. Unionoida (Mollusca: Margaritiferidae, Unionidae) in Arkansas, Third Status Review. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 63:50-86.

MARTIN, H. C., J. L. HARRIS, AND A. D. CHRISTIAN. 2009 A qualitative freshwater mussel survey of the South Fork Spring River, Missouri and Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 63:106-112.

MATTHEWS, M. W., F. USREY, S. W. HODGES, J. L. HARRIS, AND A. D. CHRISTIAN. 2009. Species richness, distribution, and relative abundance of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) of the Buffalo National River, Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 63:113-130.

WENTZ, N. J., J. L. HARRIS, J. L. FARRIS, AND A. D. CHRISTIAN. 2009. Mussel inventory and population status of the federally endangered Potamilus capax (Green 1832) in the Tyronza River, Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 63:169-176.

CHRISTIAN, A. D., and J. L. HARRIS. 2008. An introduction to directions in freshwater mollusk conservation: molecules to ecosystems. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 27 (2): 345-348

CHRISTIAN, A. D., B. G. CRUMP, and D. J. BERG. 2008. Nutrient release and ecological stoichiometery of freshwater mussels (Mollusca:Unionidae) in 2 small, regionally distinct streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 27(2): 440-450

ELDERKIN, C. L., A. D. CHRISTIAN, J. L. METCALFE-SMITH, and D. J. BERG. 2008. Population genetics and phylogeography of freshwater mussels in North America, Elliptio dilatata and Actinonaias ligamentina (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Molecular Ecology. 17(9): 2149-2163

BERG, D. J., A. D. CHRISTIAN, and S. I. GUTTMAN. 2007. Population genetic structure of three freshwater mussel (Unionidae) species within a small stream system: significant variation at local spatial scales. Freshwater Biology 52:1427-1439.

ELDERKIN, C. L., A. D. CHRISTIAN, C. C. VAUGHN, J. L. METCALFE-SMITH, and D. J. BERG. 2007. Population genetics of the freshwater mussel, Amblema  plicata (Say 1817) (Bivalvia : Unionidae): Evidence of high dispersal and post-glacial colonization. Conservation Genetics 8(2):355-372.

CHRISTIAN, A. D., E. M. MONROE, A. M. ASHER, J. M. LOUTSCH, and D. J. BERG. 2007. Methods of DNA extraction and PCR amplification for individual freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionidae) glochidia, with the first report of multiple paternity in these organisms. Molecular Ecology Notes 2007(7):570-573.

WALKER, J. M., A. E. BOGAN, E. A. BONFIGLIO, D. C. CAMPBELL, A. D. CHRISTIAN, J. P. CUROLE, J. L. HARRIS, R. J. WOJTECKI, and W. R. HOEH. 2007. Primers for amplifying the hypervariable, male-transmitted COII-COI junction region in amblemine freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoidea: Ambleminae). Molecular Ecology Notes 7(3):489-491.

MCCORD, S., A. D. CHRISTIAN, AND R. S. GRIPPO. 2006. Biomass dynamics of Tipula (Insecta:Diptera) in forested streams of the Interior Highlands, Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 60:74 - 79.

CHRISTIAN, A. D., J. L. HARRIS, W. R. POSEY, J. F. HOCKMUTH, and G. L. HARP. 2005. Freshwater mussel (Bivalvia : Unionidae) assemblages of the Lower Cache River, Arkansas. Southeastern Naturalist 4(3):487-512.
CHRISTIAN, A. D., and J. L. HARRIS. 2005. Development and assessment of a sampling design for mussel assemblages in large streams. American Midland Naturalist 153(2):284-292.

CHRISTIAN, A.D, B.N. SMITH, J. SMOOT, R.H. FINDLAY AND D.J. BERG.  2004. Trophic position and potential food sources of 2 species of unionid bivalves (Mollusca: Unionidae) in 2 small Ohio streams.  Journal of the North American Benthological Society 23(1): 101-113

CHRISTIAN, A.D., J. BOULDIN, N. BICKFORD, L. KANIESKI, S.B. MCCOY, A. MCBRIDE, A. SAKO, AND J.L. FARRIS.  2003.  Winter and spring water quality of the Big Creek watershed, Craighead County: nutrients, habitat, and macro-invertebrates.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences. 57: 27-36

PERLES, S.J., A.D. CHRISTIAN AND D.J. BERG.  2003.  Vertical migration, aggregation and fecundity in captive and field populations of the freshwater mussel Lampsilis siliquoidea.  The Ohio Journal of Science 103(4):73-78.

CHRISTIAN, A.D., C. DAVIDSON, W.R. POSEY, P.J. RUST, J.L. FARRIS, J.L. HARRIS, AND G.L. HARP.  2000. Growth curves of commercially valuable unionid bivalve (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Arkansas.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences. 54:41-50.

HARRIS, J.L., P.J. RUST, A.D. CHRISTIAN, W. R. POSEY, C. DAVIDSON, AND G.L. HARP.  1997.  Revised status of rare and endangered Unionacea (Mollusca: Margaritiferidae, Unionidae) in Arkansas.  Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences 51:66-89.
 

Peer-Reviewed Symposium Proceedings (Please email Dr. Christian for any PDF reprint requests)

Davis, W. R., A. D. Christian, and D. J. Berg. 2000. Seasonal nitrogen and phosphorus cycling by three unionid bivalves (Unionidae: Bivalvia) in headwater streams. Pages 141-151 in R. A. Tankersley, D. O. Warmolts, G. T. Watters, B. J. Armitage, P. D. Johnson, and R. S. Butler, editors. Freshwater Mollusk Symposium Proceedings. Ohio Biological Survey, Columbus, Ohio. 

Peck, A. J., Harris, J. L., Farris, J. L., & Christian, A. D. 2007. Assessment of freshwater mussel relocation as a conservation strategy. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference of Ecology and Transporation, Raleigh, North Carolina. 

 

Dissertations

Peck, Andrew J.  2010.  Evaluation of freshwater mussel conservation strategies at multiple scales: macro-molecules, behavior, habitat, and policy.  Ph. D. Dissertation. Environmental Sciences Graduate Program. Arkansas State University, Arkansas. 439 pages.

Hayes, David M.  2010.  Genetic diversity and distribution of selected freshwater mollusks (Gastropoda and Bivalvia) from west of the Mississippi River with emphasis on Arkansas taxa.  Ph. D. Dissertation. Environmental Sciences Graduate Program. Arkansas State University, Arkansas. 130 pages.
 

Theses

Poudel, Sujata. 2012.Species richness, distribution, and relative abundance of freshwater mussels (Unionidae and Margaritiferidae) of the Strawberry River, Arkansas.  MS Biology. University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.  67 pages

Fallon, Nicole M. 2011.  Ecological stoichiometry and consumer-driven nutrient recycling of Elliptio complanata (Lightfoot 1786) in a northeastern coastal zone pond.  MS Biology. University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.  56 pages

Inoue, K. 2009. Molecular phylogentic, morphometric, and life history analysis of the special concern freshwater mussels: Obovaria jacksoniana (Frierson, 1912) and Villosa arkansasensis (Lea, 1862). MS Environmental Science. Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Asher, A. M. 2009. Spatial patterns, population genetics, and multiple paternity of the freshwater mussel Villosa iris (Lea 1829). MS Environmental Science. Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Martin, H. C. 2008. Physical and Biological Assessment of the South Fork of the Spring River, Arkansas. Environmental Sciences. Jonesboro, Arkansas, Arkansas State University - Jonesboro. M.S.: 186 pages. 

Wentz, N. J. 2008. Inventory and Analysis of the Aquatic Biota of the Tyronza River, Arkansas. Biological Sciences. Jonesboro, Arkansas, Arkansas State University - Jonesboro. M.S.: 147 pages.

Matthews, M. W. 2007. Freshwater bivalve (Mollusca: Unionidae, Corbiculidae) assemblages in an Ozark river: structure and role in nutrient recycling. M.S. Thesis. Arkansas State University: State University, Arkansas. 189 pages.

Peck, A. J. 2005.  A reach scale comparison of fluvial geomorphological conditions between current and historic freshwater mussel beds in the White River, Arkansas.  M.S. Thesis. Arkansas State University, State University, Arkansas. 95 pages.

 

Others / Miscellaneous

Christian, A. D., & Harris, J. L. (2008). Into the black water. In J. Trauth & A. Romero (Eds.), Adventures in the wild: tales from biologists of the natural state (pp. 21-42). Fayetteville, Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press


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