Works (26)

Updated: May 20th, 2024 08:03

2023 journal article

Nature's chefs: Uniting the hidden diversity of food making and preparing species across the tree of life

BioScience, 73(6), 408–421.

By: B. Taylor n, B. Allf n, S. Hopkins n, R. Irwin n, M. Jewell n, O. Nevo*, L. Nichols n, N. Rodríguez Valerón* ...

author keywords: drink; food; fruit; mimic; mutualism; nectar; nuptial gift; plating
TL;DR: This article identifies three ways that species can produce or prepare meals—as food, drinks, or lures—and further distinguish between those providing an honest meal and those deceiving consumers with food mimics. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: May 22, 2023

2023 journal article

Sourdough starters exhibit similar succession patterns but develop flour-specific climax communities

PEERJ, 11.

By: E. Mckenney n, L. Nichols n, S. Alvarado n, S. Hardy, K. Kemp, R. Polmanteer, A. Shoemaker, R. Dunn n

author keywords: Sourdough starter; Microbial ecology; DNA sequencing; Aromas; Succession; Sourdough bread; Climax community
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 18, 2023

2022 journal article

A Theory of City Biogeography and the Origin of Urban Species

By: R. Dunn n, J. Burger*, E. Carlen*, A. Koltz*, J. Light*, R. Martin*, J. Munshi-South*, L. Nichols n ...

TL;DR: Here, the evolutionary future of species in cities with a focus on the origin of lineages and species is considered by adjusting evolutionary predictions from the theory of island biogeography so as to correspond to the unique features of cities as islands. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: July 18, 2022

2022 review

The evolution of sour taste

By: H. Frank n, K. Amato*, M. Trautwein*, P. Maia*, E. Liman*, L. Nichols n, K. Schwenk*, P. Breslin*, R. Dunn n

author keywords: sour; evolution; taste; acidity; fermentation
MeSH headings : Animals; Humans; Phylogeny; Taste
TL;DR: Why sour taste evolved, why it might have persisted as vertebrates made the transition to land and what factors might have favoured the preference for sour-tasting, acidic foods, particularly in hominins, such as humans are considered. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 21, 2022

2021 journal article

A review of sourdough starters: ecology, practices, and sensory quality with applications for baking and recommendations for future research

PEERJ, 5.

By: M. Calvert n, A. Madden n, L. Nichols n, N. Haddad*, J. Lahne*, R. Dunn n, E. McKenney n

author keywords: Sourdough; Ecology; Artisanal; Baking; Sensory; Bread; Bacteria; Yeast; Fermentation
TL;DR: This review highlights what is currently known about the microbial ecosystem of sourdough, methods of maintaining Sourdough (analogous to land management) on the path to bread production, and factors that influence the sensory qualities of the final baked product. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 10, 2021

2021 journal article

Abundance of spring- and winter-active arthropods declines with warming

ECOSPHERE, 12(4).

By: J. Fitzgerald n, K. Stuble, L. Nichols n, S. Diamond*, T. Wentworth n, S. Pelini*, N. Gotelli*, N. Sanders*, R. Dunn n, C. Penick*

author keywords: abundance declines; arthropods; climate change; global warming; insects; seasonality
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 10, 2021

2021 journal article

Structure and Functional Attributes of Bacterial Communities in Premise Plumbing Across the United States

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 55(20), 14105–14114.

By: T. Webster*, A. McFarland*, M. Gebert*, A. Oliverio*, L. Nichols n, R. Dunn n, E. Hartmann*, N. Fierer*

author keywords: microbial ecology; premise plumbing; drinking water; metagenomics; water supply
MeSH headings : Drinking Water; Humans; Mycobacterium; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics; Sanitary Engineering; United States; Water Microbiology
TL;DR: The results highlight the broad diversity of bacteria found in premise plumbing across the United States and the role of the water source and treatment in shaping the microbial community structure and functional potential. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 8, 2021

2021 journal article

Structure of Chimpanzee Gut Microbiomes across Tropical Africa

MSYSTEMS, 6(3).

By: C. Mesquita*, L. Nichols n, M. Gebert*, C. Vanderburgh*, G. Bocksberger*, J. Lester*, A. Kalan*, P. Dieguez* ...

author keywords: prokaryotes; parasites; diet; tools; host genetics; climate
TL;DR: There was a high degree of regional specificity in the microbiome composition, which was associated with host genetics, available plant foods, and potentially with cultural differences in tool use, which affect diet. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 8, 2021

2021 journal article

Sugar‐seeking insects as a source of diverse bread‐making yeasts with enhanced attributes

Yeast, 39(1-2), 108–127.

By: A. Madden n, C. Lahue n, C. Gordy n, J. Little n, L. Nichols n, M. Calvert n, R. Dunn n, C. Smukowski Heil n

author keywords: baking; bioprospecting; bread; Lachancea; non-conventional yeasts; Saccharomyces
MeSH headings : Animals; Bread; Fermentation; Insecta; Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics; Saccharomyces cerevisiae / metabolism; Sugars / metabolism; Yeasts
TL;DR: The results suggest that non‐conventional yeasts have high potential for baking and, more generally, showcase the success of bioprospecting in insects for identifying yeasts relevant for industrial uses. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: November 17, 2021

2021 journal article

The diversity and function of sourdough starter microbiomes

ELife, 10.

By: E. Landis*, A. Oliverio*, E. McKenney n, L. Nichols n, N. Kfoury*, M. Biango-Daniels*, L. Shell n, A. Madden n ...

Contributors: E. Landis*, A. Oliverio*, E. McKenney n, L. Nichols n, N. Kfoury*, M. Biango-Daniels*, L. Shell n, A. Madden n ...

MeSH headings : Acetic Acid / metabolism; Bacteria / metabolism; Bread / microbiology; Food Microbiology; Microbiota
TL;DR: The extent of microbial diversity in an ancient fermented food across diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds is revealed and strong co-occurrence patterns observed in situ and recreated in vitro demonstrate that microbial interactions shape sourdough community structure. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: January 26, 2021

2021 article

The toughest animals of the Earth versus global warming: Effects of long-term experimental warming on tardigrade community structure of a temperate deciduous forest

Vecchi, M., Kossi Adakpo, L., Dunn, R. R., Nichols, L. M., Penick, C. A., Sanders, N. J., … Guidetti, R. (2021, June 29). ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, Vol. 6.

By: M. Vecchi*, L. Kossi Adakpo*, R. Dunn n, L. Nichols n, C. Penick*, N. Sanders*, L. Rebecchi*, R. Guidetti*

author keywords: climate change; experimental; global warming; Tardigrades; water bears
TL;DR: Results are in line with previous experimental studies, indicating that tardigrades may not be directly affected by ongoing global warming, possibly due to their thermotolerance and cryptobiotic abilities to avoid negative effects of stressful temperatures, and the buffering effect on temperature of the soil litter substrate. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
14. Life Below Water (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 12, 2021

2021 article

Toward a Global Ecology of Fermented Foods

Dunn, R. R., Wilson, J., Nichols, L. M., & Gavin, M. C. (2021, August 1). CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY, Vol. 8.

By: R. Dunn*, J. Wilson*, L. Nichols* & M. Gavin

TL;DR: This work offers a framework for the study of the diversification of fermented foods in and among human societies and draws heavily from research on language and more generally cultural diversification. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 23, 2021

2020 journal article

Antimicrobial resistance and virulence factors profile of Salmonella spp. and Escherichia coli isolated from different environments exposed to anthropogenic activity

JOURNAL OF GLOBAL ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE, 22, 578–583.

By: M. Balbin n, D. Hull n, C. Guest*, L. Nichols n, R. Dunn n & S. Thakur n

author keywords: Anthropogenic areas; Whole-genome sequencing; FosA7 gene; pHN7A8 (F33:A-:B-plasmid)
TL;DR: The presence of these determinants in different anthropogenic areas suggests the need to conduct longitudinal studies for comparing the profile of pathogens across different environments and the detection of AMR determinants and virulence factors in these bacteria is significant in understanding the occurrence and even the development ofAMR. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: October 12, 2020

2020 journal article

The Internal, External and Extended Microbiomes of Hominins

FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 8.

By: R. Dunn n, K. Amato*, E. Archie*, M. Arandjelovic*, A. Crittenden* & L. Nichols n

author keywords: fermentation; primates; prosocial microbes; feces; food; armpits; alcohol
TL;DR: The potential influence of microbiomes in hominin evolution is highlighted while also offering a series of hypotheses and questions with regard to evolution of human stomach acidity, the factors structuring gut microbiomes, the functional consequences of changes in armpit ecology, and whether Homo erectus was engaged in fermentation. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 30, 2020

2020 article

The Internal, External and Extended Microbiomes of Hominins (vol 8, 25, 2020)

Dunn, R. R., Amato, K. R., Archie, E. A., Arandjelovic, M., Crittenden, A. N., & Nichols, L. M. (2020, August 19). FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, Vol. 8.

By: R. Dunn n, K. Amato*, E. Archie*, M. Arandjelovic*, A. Crittenden* & L. Nichols n

author keywords: fermentation; primates; prosocial microbes; feces; food; armpits; alcohol
TL;DR: This paper aims to demonstrate the efforts towards in-situ applicability of EMMARM, as to provide real-time information about the response of the immune system to EMTs. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 28, 2020

2019 article

Appendix A from Human indoor climate preferences approximate specific geographies

By: M. Just, L. Nichols* & R. Dunn

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: July 18, 2022

2019 journal article

Human indoor climate preferences approximate specific geographies

ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE, 6(3).

By: M. Just n, L. Nichols n & R. Dunn n

author keywords: climate dissimilarity; human niche construction; human associates; thermal comfort; indoor biome
TL;DR: The geographical distribution of the global outdoor climate that is most similar to the interiors of the study homes is identified and a summarized study home indoor climate preferences are summarized. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 28, 2019

2018 journal article

Ecological Analyses of Mycobacteria in Showerhead Biofilms and Their Relevance to Human Health

MBIO, 9(5).

By: M. Gebert*, M. Delgado-Baquerizo*, A. Oliverio*, T. Webster*, L. Nichols n, J. Honda*, E. Chan*, J. Adjemian*, R. Dunn n, N. Fierer*

author keywords: Mycobacterium; NTM lung disease; nontuberculous mycobacterial infection; plumbing biofilms
MeSH headings : Biofilms / growth & development; Biota; Drinking Water / chemistry; Drinking Water / microbiology; Europe; Family Characteristics; Humans; Mycobacterium / classification; Mycobacterium / growth & development; Mycobacterium / isolation & purification; Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous / epidemiology; Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous / transmission; Prevalence; Topography, Medical; United States
TL;DR: The genus Mycobacterium was consistently the most abundant genus of bacteria detected in residential showerheads, and yet mycobacterial diversity and abundances were highly variable, knowledge that advances the understanding of NTM transmission dynamics and the development of strategies to reduce exposures to these emerging pathogens is advanced. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 26, 2018

2018 journal article

The role of citizen science in addressing grand challenges in food and agriculture research

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285(1891), 20181977.

By: S. Ryan*, N. Adamson*, A. Aktipis*, L. Andersen*, R. Austin*, L. Barnes, M. Beasley, K. Bedell* ...

Contributors: S. Ryan*, N. Adamson*, A. Aktipis*, L. Andersen*, R. Austin*, L. Barnes, M. Beasley, K. Bedell* ...

author keywords: citizen science; agriculture; grand challenges; sustainable development goals; extension; food science
MeSH headings : Agriculture / standards; Agriculture / trends; Community Participation; Food; Research / standards; Research / trends; United States
TL;DR: It is argued there is no better time to foster greater collaboration between these fields given the trend of shrinking Extension programmes, the increasing need to apply innovative solutions to address rising demands on agricultural systems, and the exponential growth of the field of citizen science. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 18, 2019

2017 journal article

Heat tolerance predicts the importance of species interaction effects as the climate changes

INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, 57(1), 112–120.

By: S. Diamond*, L. Chick*, C. Penick n, L. Nichols n, S. Cahan*, R. Dunn n, A. Ellison*, N. Sandersk, N. Gotelli*

MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / physiology; Climate Change; Ecosystem; Forests; Hot Temperature; North America; Species Specificity; Thermotolerance / physiology
TL;DR: Overall, mixed support is found for the importance of negative species interactions (competition), but it is found that the magnitude of these interaction effects was predictable based on the heat tolerance of the focal species. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Climatic warming destabilizes forest ant communities

Science Advances, 2(10), e1600842.

Contributors: S. Diamond*, L. Nichols n, S. Pelini*, C. Penick n, G. Barber*, S. Cahan*, R. Dunn n, A. Ellison*, N. Sanders*, N. Gotelli*

MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / physiology; Forests; Global Warming; North America
TL;DR: It is shown that the AMOC collapses 300 years after the atmospheric CO2 concentration is abruptly doubled from the 1990 level, highlighting the need to develop dynamical metrics to constrain models and the importance of reducing model biases in long-term climate projection. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Ecologists, educators, and writers collaborate with the public to assess backyard diversity in The School of Ants Project

ECOSPHERE, 5(7).

author keywords: ants; citizen science; distribution; diversity; public participation in scientific research; urban ecosystems
TL;DR: Data from the School of Ants program indicate that ant diversity varies across wide geographic scales and that there can be high levels of native ant diversity where people live, and to address concerns about the validity of citizen scientist-derived data, a ground truthing trial was conducted that confirmed that trained and untrained volunteers were equally effective at collecting ants. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 article

Geographic differences in effects of experimental warming on ant species diversity and community composition

https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/casfac/81

By: S. Pelini, S. Diamond, L. Nichols, K. Stuble, A. Ellison, N. Sanders, R. Dunn, N. Gotelli

Source: ORCID
Added: July 18, 2022

2012 journal article

A physiological trait-based approach to predicting the responses of species to experimental climate warming

ECOLOGY, 93(11), 2305–2312.

By: S. Diamond n, L. Nichols n, N. McCoy n, C. Hirsch n, S. Pelini*, N. Sanders*, A. Ellison*, N. Gotelli*, R. Dunn n

Contributors: S. Diamond n, L. Nichols n, N. McCoy n, C. Hirsch n, S. Pelini*, N. Sanders*, A. Ellison*, N. Gotelli*, R. Dunn n

author keywords: critical thermal maximum; Duke Forest; North Carolina; USA; ectotherm responses to global warming; Formicidae; global change; Harvard Forest; Massachusetts; USA; maximum entropy; physiology; species distribution model; temperate hardwood forests; eastern North America; thermal tolerance
MeSH headings : Adaptation, Physiological / genetics; Adaptation, Physiological / physiology; Animals; Ants / classification; Ants / genetics; Ants / physiology; Climate Change; Ecosystem; Hot Temperature; Models, Biological; Species Specificity; Trees
TL;DR: In environments close to a species' physiological limits, physiological trait-based measurements can successfully forecast the responses of species to future conditions, and such models may not be accurate for predicting site-level responses. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

A resurrection study reveals rapid adaptive evolution within populations of an invasive plant

By: S. Sultan*, T. Horgan-Kobelski*, L. Nichols*, C. Riggs* & R. Waples*

author keywords: contemporary evolution; introduced species; invasion dynamics; invasive plants; phenotypic plasticity; Polygonum cespitosum; rapid evolution; resurrection experiment
TL;DR: This study document the evolution of increased reproductive output as well as greater physiological and root‐allocational plasticity in response to the more open, sunny conditions found in the North American range in which the species has become invasive. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: July 18, 2022

article

Interactions in a warmer world: effects of experimental warming, conspecific density, and herbivory on seedling dynamics

Burt, M. A., Dunn, R. R., Nichols, L. M., & Sanders, N. J. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summarydoi%3D10.1.1.1081.2988

By: M. Burt, R. Dunn, L. Nichols & N. Sanders

Source: ORCID
Added: July 18, 2022

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