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Bennett, M.K. and V.R. Townsend, Jr. 2013. Reproductive morphology of three species of Neotropical harvestmen (Opiliones, Laniatores, Gonyleptoidea). Journal of Morphology 274(12): 1415-1424.

  • Student researcher: M. Katie Bennett ‘14, Biology
  • Faculty mentor: Dr. Victor R. Townsend, Department of Biology

Burns, J. A., R. K. Hunter, and V. R. Townsend, Jr., 2007. “Tree use by harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones) in the rainforests of Trinidad, W.I.,” Caribbean Journal of Science 43(1): 138-142.

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology
  • Student-Researchers:
    • Jessica Burns ‘06, Biology
    • Rebecca Hunter ‘06, Biology

Cook, D.R., Smith, A.T., Proud, D.N., Víquez, C. & V.R. Townsend, Jr. 2013. Defensive responses of Neotropical harvestmen to generalist invertebrate predators. Caribbean Journal of Science 47 (2-3): 333-343.

  • Student researchers: Dayna Cook ‘11, Biology & Adam Smith ‘11, Biology
  • Faculty mentor: Dr. Victor R. Townsend, Department of Biology

Fahle, Kim, 2008. "Religious Art in the Nineteenth Century," Proceedings of The National Conference On Undergraduate Research, Volume 22.

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joyce Howell
  • Student Researcher: Kim Fahle ‘10, English

Houghton, J., V. R. Townsend, Jr., and D. N. Proud. 2011. “The ecological significance of leg autotomy for climbing temperate species of harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones, Sclerosomatidae),”  Southeastern Naturalist 10(4): 579-590.

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology
  • Student-Researcher: Jennifer Houghton ‘11, Biology

Hunter, R. K., D. N. Proud, J. A. Burns, J. A. Tibbetts, and V. R. Townsend, Jr. 2007. “Parental care in the Neotropical harvestman Phareicranaus calcariferus (Opiliones, Laniatores, Cranaidae),” Journal of Arachnology 35(1): 199-201.

  • Faculty Mentor: Drs. Philip Rock Victor Townsend, Department of Biology
  • Student-Researchers:
    • Jessica Burns ‘06, Biology
    • Rebecca Hunter ‘06, Biology
    • Daniel Proud ‘07, Biology
    • Jessica Tibbetts ‘06, Biology

Kiser, Felecia, with Kathy S. Stolley and Diane E. Hotaling, 2008.  “An
On-Campus Homeless Shelter: A Case Study in Applied Sociology and
Service-Learning.” Journal of Applied Social Science, vol. 2 (Fall 2008), 29-38.  http://jax.sagepub.com/content/2/2/29.abstract

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathy S. Stolley
  • Student Researcher: Felecia Kiser, Sociology

Proud, D. N., J. A. Tibbetts, M. K. Moore, and V. R. Townsend, Jr. 2011. “The diversity of Neotropical harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones) inhabiting logs and palm fronds in the rainforests of Trinidad, W.I.,” Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104(2): 241-248.

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology
  • Student-Researcher: Jessica Tibbetts ‘06, Biology

Proud, D. N. and V. R. Townsend, Jr., 2008. “Homing ability of harvestmen nymphs (Opiliones, Cranaidae),” Living World, Journal of the Field Naturalist Club of Trinidad and Tobago 2008: 79-80.

  • Faculty Mentor: Drs. Philip Rock & Victor Townsend, Department of Biology
  • Student-Researcher: Daniel Proud ‘07, Biology

Proud, D. N., R. R. Wade, P. Rock, V. R. Townsend, Jr., and D. Jiménez Chavez, 2012. “Epizoic cyanobacteria associated with a Neotropical harvestman (Opiliones, Sclerosomatidae) from Costa Rica,” Journal of Arachnology 40(2): 259-261.

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology
  • Student-Researcher: Ryan Wade ‘11, Biology

Redding, Tara with Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Amanda Ford, Matthew Richardson, Bree M. Strain, and Scott Tetzner, 2010. “Experimental Investigation of the Scavenging of Gaseous Mercury by Sea-salt Aerosol,” Atmospheric Chemistry, 63:221-234. Funded by the Jeffress Memorial Trust and Virginia Wesleyan College. Abstract available here.

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm
  • Student Researchers:
    • Amanda Ford ‘09, Earth & Environmental Science
    • Tara Redding ‘07, Earth & Environmental Science
    • Matthew Richardson ‘08, Earth & Environmental Science
    • Bree M. Strain ‘08, Earth & Environmental Science
    • Scott Tetzner ‘10, Earth & Environmental Science

Rodriguez, A.L., Townsend, V.R. Jr. and D.N. Proud. 2014. Comparative study of the microanatomy of four species of harvestmen (Opiliones, Eupnoi, Sclerosomatidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 109(2): 496-509.

  • Student researcher: Andrea L. Rodriguez ‘14, Biology
  • Faculty mentor: Dr. Victor R. Townsend, Department of Biology

Schaus, M.H., W. Godwin, L. Battoe, M. Coveney, E. Lowe, R. Roth, C. Hawkins, M. Vindigni, C. Weinberg, and A. Zimmerman.  2010. “Impact of the removal of gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) on nutrient cycles in Lake Apopka, Florida.”  Freshwater Biology 55:2401-2413.

  • Funded by St. Johns’ River Water Management District
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maynard Schaus, Department of Biology
  • Student-Researchers:
    • Corey (Selecky) Hawkins ‘05, Biology
    • Melissa Vindigni ‘05, Biology
    • Careyann Weinberg ‘06, Biology
    • Ashley Zimmerman ‘08, Chemistry

Schaus, M.H., Townsend, V.R. Jr. & J.J. Illinik. 2013. Food choice of the Neotropical harvestman Erginulus clavotibialis (Opiliones: Laniatores: Cosmetidae). Journal of Arachnology 41(2): 219-221.

  • Student researcher: Jeff Illinik ‘14, Biology
  • Faculty mentors: Drs. Maynard H. Schaus & Victor R. Townsend, Department of Biology

Smith, A. T., D. R. Cook, M. B. Johnson, V. R. Townsend, Jr., and D. N. Proud. 2012. “Comparative study of walking and climbing speeds among Neotropical harvestmen from Costa Rica.”  Journal of Arachnology 40(3): 304-308.

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology
  • Student-Researchers:
    • Dana Cook ‘11, Biology
    • Megan Johnson ‘12, Biology
    • Adam Smith ‘11, Biology

Townsend, V. R. Jr., K. A. Mulholland, J. O. Bradford, D. N. Proud, and K. M. Parent. 2006.  “Seasonal variation in parasitism by erythraeid mites (Leptus sp.) upon the harvestman Leiobunum formosum (Opiliones, Sclerosomatidae).” Journal of Arachnology 34(2): 492-494.

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology
  • Student-Researchers:
    • Jennifer Bradford ‘05, Biology
    • Kimberly Mulhollad ‘05, Biology
    • Katie Parent ‘05, Biology
    • Daniel Proud ‘07, Biology

Townsend, V. R. Jr., D. N. Proud, and M. K. Moore. 2008. “Harvestmen (Opiliones) of Trinidad, West Indies,” Living World, Journal of the Field Naturalist Club of Trinidad and Tobago 2008: 53-65.

  • Faculty Mentors: Drs. Philip Rock & Victor Townsend, Department of Biology
  • Student-Researcher: Daniel Proud ‘07, Biology

Townsend, V. R. Jr., D. N. Proud, M. K. Moore, J. A. Tibbetts, J. A. Burns, R. K. Hunter, S. R. Lazarowitz, and B. E. Felgenhauer. 2008. “Parasitic and phoretic mites associated with neotropical harvestmen from Trinidad, W. I.,” Annals of the Entomological Society of America 101(6): 1026-1032.

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology
  • Student-Researchers:
    • Jessica Burns ‘06, Biology
    • Rebecca Hunter ‘06, Biology
    • Jessica Tibbetts ‘06, Biology

Townsend, V. R. Jr., N. J. Rana, D. N. Proud, K. M. Moore, P. Rock, and B. E. Felgenhauer. 2009. “Morphological changes during postembryonic development in two species of Neotropical harvestmen (Opiliones, Laniatores, Cranaidae),” Journal of Morphology 270(9): 1055-1068.

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of BiologyStudent-Researcher: Nourman Rana ‘09, Biology

Wade, R. R., E. Loaiza Phillips, V. R. Townsend, Jr., and D. N. Proud. 2011. “Activity patterns of two species of Neotropical harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones) from Costa Rica,”  Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104(6): 1360-1366.

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology
  • Student-Researchers:
    • Ednidia Loaza Phillips ‘12, Biology
    • Ryan Wade ‘11, Biology

Turk, T.S., T. M. Messina, and J. C. Haley, 2007. “Geologic Map of the Briggs Ranch 7.5' Quadrangle, Southwest Montana,” Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Open File 562. http://www.mbmg.mtech.edu/mbmgcat/public/ListCitation.asp?pub_id=30077&

  • Funded by the US Geological Survey (USGS) EDMAP grant
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christopher Haley
  • Student-Researchers
    • Timothy Turk ‘06, Earth and Environmental Science
    • Mark Messina ‘06, Earth and Environmental Science

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