### Recent Submissions

• #### Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community composition is altered by long-term litter removal but not litter addition in a lowland tropical forest ﻿

(Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2017-01-02)
Tropical forest productivity is sustained by the cycling of nutrients through decomposing organic matter. Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi play a key role in the nutrition of tropical trees, yet there has been little ...
• #### The effect of the ‘Bee Gym™’ grooming device on Varroa destructor mite fall from honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies ﻿

(Taylor & Francis, 2017-01-25)
Grooming is a honey bee behavior that has the potential to minimize and manage the detrimental effects of $\textit{Varroa destructor}$. Here we tested the efficacy of the Bee Gym™, a device hypothesized to increase honey ...
• #### Changes in soil carbon and nutrients following 6 years of litter removal and addition in a tropical semi-evergreen rain forest ﻿

(Copernicus Publications, 2016-11-17)
Increasing atmospheric CO$_2$ and temperature may increase forest productivity, including litterfall, but the consequences for soil organic matter remain poorly understood. To address this, we measured soil carbon and ...
• #### Regional Growth Rate Differences Specified by Apical Notch Activities Regulate Liverwort Thallus Shape ﻿

(Elsevier, 2017-01-09)
Plants have undergone 470 million years of evolution on land and different groups have distinct body shapes. Liverworts are the most ancient land plant lineage and have a flattened, creeping body (the thallus), which grows ...