Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications:
student authors listed in bold

Buonaccorsi V.P., Malloy J., Peterson M., Brubaker K., Grant C.J. 2017. Landscape genomic analysis of brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis in Pennsylvania’s Appalachian region. In press at Transaction of American Fisheries Society.

Grant, C.J., Lutz A.K., Kulig A.D., Stanton M.R. 2016. Fracked Ecology: Response of aquatic trophic structure and mercury biomagnification dynamics in the Marcellus Shale Formation. Ecotoxicology (2016) 25: 1739. doi:10.1007/s10646-016-1717-8. Link to paper here

Grant, C. J., McLimans, C. J. 2016. A Simple Approach to Manipulate Dissolved Oxygen for Animal Behavior Observations. J. Vis. Exp. (112), e54430, doi:10.3791/54430.
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Lutz, A.K., Grant, C.J. 2015. Impacts of hydraulic fracturing development on macroinvertebrate biodiversity and gill morphology of net-spinning caddisfly (Hydropsychidae diplectrona) in Northwestern Pennsylvania, USA. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. DOI:10.1080/02705060.2015.1082157  Link to paper here

Grant C.J., Weimer A., Marks N., Perow E., Oster J., Trexler R., Solomon C., Brubaker K., Lamendella G. 2015. Marcellus and Mercury: Assessing potential impacts of Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction on Aquatic Ecosystems. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A. Vol. 50. DOI: 10.1080/10934529.2015.992670. Link to paper here

Grant C.J., Buonaccorsi V.P., Weimer A.B., Leibensperger K.M. 2015. First documentation of mountain redbelly dace (Chrosomus oreas) in central Pennsylvania. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. DOI:10.3996/092013-JFWM-066. Link to paper here

Graves, J., Beck, D., and Grant, C.J. 2015. Bells Gap Headwaters:  Conserving newly found Salvelinus fontinalis (brook trout) populations. Coldwater Conservation Plan.  Coldwater Heritage Partnership. Link to paper here

Trexler R., R. Lamendella, Solomon C., McClure E., Brislawn C., Grube A., Wright J., Rosenberger A., Peterson M., Keddache M., Mason O., Hazen T., and Grant C.J. 2014. Assessing impacts of unconventional natural gas extraction on microbial communities in headwater stream ecosystems in northwestern Pennsylvania. Frontiers of Microbiology. Vol. 5 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00522: Link to paper here

Grant, C.J., Graves, J., Lutz A., Oster J., and Brubaker K. 2014. What are brook trout hiding?  Elevated mercury concentration in Salvelinus fontinalis (brook trout) relative to cohabitating Salmo trutta (brown trout). Wild Trout XI: Looking back and moving forward. F. Carline and C. LoSapio, editors. Vol. 11: pp 133-141.  Link to paper here

Recent Student-led Presentations:

Campa, M.F., Techtmann, S., Patterson M.L., *Amaral, A.G., Lamendella, R., Grant,C.J., Hazen, T.C. Environmental microbial community tolerance and adaptation to biocides use in hydraulic fracturing operations. American Chemical Society National Meeting. San Diego, California. March 17, 2016.

Ulrich, N., McLimans, C., Wright, J., Campa, M.F., Hazen, T.C., Grant, C.J., Lamendella, R. Systems Biology Approach to Fracking for Environmental Monitoring. 11th Annual Joint Genome Institute Meeting. Walnut Creek, CA. March 21, 2016.

Campa, M.F., Techtmann, S., Patterson M.L., Amaral, A.G., Lamendella, R., Grant, C.J., Hazen, T.C Environmental microbial community tolerance and adaptation to biocides use in hydraulic fracturing operations. Critical Zone Science, Sustainability and, Services in a Changing World- Joint Annual Symposium of the US-China EcoPartnership for Environmental Sustainability (USCEES) and the China-US Joint Research Center for Ecosystem and Environmental Change (JRCEEC). October 22nd, 2015; Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

K. Shelledy, V. Buonaccorsi, and C. Grant. Population genetics analysis of Salvelinus fontinalis (brook trout) in streams exposed to unconventional natural gas development. Liberal Arts Symposium; 2015 April 23; Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA.

J. Oster, S. Rummel, C. Grant. Do the benefits of metal precipitation in organic substrates outweigh the potential bioaccumulation of mercury? Impacts of acid mine drainage remediation systems on wild brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) streams. 7th West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium; 2014 April 10; Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center, State College, PA.

E. Perow and C. Grant.  Marcellus Shale Fracturing in relation to mercury concentration in, and the subsequent effects on, organ morphology in brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis).  Facing the Challenges Conference; 2013 November 25; Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

N. Marks, J. Oster, C. Grant.  Trophic food chain determination in forested headwater streams and its relation to bioaccumulation and biomagnification of mercury and stable nitrogen isotope analysis.  Facing the Challenges Conference; 2013 November 25; Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

A. Weimer and C. Grant.  A comparative approach to understanding ecosystem-wide trends in mercury accumulation assocated with Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction.  Landmark Conference Symposium; 2013 July 24; Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA.