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Below you will find a complete list of my publications to date. In most cases, a PDF file can be accessed. If you have any difficulties or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Dr. Romi Burks.

An * next to a name indicates an undergraduate author included on the paper. In the case of students as first authors, he/she remained responsible for the content, direction and fate of the manuscript until publication. After publication, I continue to serve as corresponding author on behalf of the lab.

Updated 20 June 2011

  • Kyle, C. H.*, A. W. Kropf* and R. L. Burks. 2011. Prime waterfront real estate: Apple snails choose wild taro for oviposition sites. Current Zoology 57(5): 630-641.
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  • Burks, R. L., S. A. Hensley* and C. H. Kyle*. 2011. Quite the appetite: juvenile island apple snails (Pomacea insularum) survive consuming only exotic, invasive plants. Journal of Molluscan Studies. Click here for on-line first version

  • Burks, R. L., C. H. Kyle* and M. K. Trawick*. 2010. Pink Eggs and Snails: Field oviposition patterns indicate shallow aquatic systems susceptible to invasion by Pomacea insularum. Hydrobiologia, Shallow Lakes 2009 Special Volume 646: 243-251. DOI 10.1007/s10750-010-0167-1. PDF Available

  • EDITORIAL SUMMARY: Meerhoff, M., M. Beklioglu, R. Burks, F. Garcia-Rodriguez, N. Mazzeo and B. Moss. 2010. Shallow Lakes: Preface. Hydrobiologia DOI 10.1007/s10750-010-0247-2.

  • Burks, R. L. and M. M Chumchal. 2009. To co-author or not to co-author: how to write, publish and negotiate issues of authorship with undergraduate research students. Science Signaling 2: tr3.
    Link to Abstract
    Link to Full Text via Science Signaling (PDF version accessible there)

  • 2009:
  • Kyle, C. H.,* M. K. Trawick,* J. P. McDonough* and R. L. Burks. Accepted June 2009. Population dynamics of an established reproducing population of the invasive apple snail (Pomacea insularum) in suburban southeast Houston, Texas. Texas Journal of Science 61(4): 1-5. PDF Available

  • Burks, R. L. A Kernel of Truth: Microwave popcorn makes it easier to teach basic statistics. Accepted May 2009 in The L&O Bulletin. PDF available.

  • 2008:
  • Barnes, M. A.*, R. K. Marfurt*, J. Hand and R. L. Burks. 2008. Fecundity of the exotic applesnail, Pomacea insularum. The Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28(3): 738-745 (with color photo) PDF available.

  • Youens, A. K.* and R. L. Burks. 2008. Comparing applesnails with oranges: the need to standardize measuring techniques when studying Pomacea. Aquatic Ecology 42(4): 679-684. DOI: 10.1007/s10452-007-9140-0. PDF available.

  • Boland, B.*, M. Meerhoff, C. Fosalba, N. Mazzeo, M. Barnes* and R. L. Burks. 2008. Juvenile snails, adult appetites: Contrasting resource consumption between two species of applesnails (Pomacea). Journal of Molluscan Studies 74(1): 47-54. [DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eym045.] PDF Available. PDF available.

  • 2007:
  • Burks, R. L. and L. Boles. 2007. Evolution of the Chocolate Bar: A creative approach to teaching phylogenetic relationships within evolutionary biology. The American Biology Teacher69(4): 229-237. PDF available.

  • Burks, R. L. 2007. Math for Wiser Decisions (a review of Rockwood's Introduction to Population Ecology). BioScience 57(3): 288-289. PDF available.

  • 2006:
  • Burks, R. L., G. Mulderij, E. Gross, I. Jones, L. Jacobsen, E. Van Donk, and E. Jeppesen. 2006. Chapter 3 - Center stage: The Crucial Role of Macrophytes in Regulating Trophic Interactions in Shallow Lake Wetlands. Pages 37-59 in R. Bobbink, B. Beltman, J. T. A. Verhoeven, and D. F. Whigham (eds) Wetlands: Functioning, Biodiversity Conservation, and Restoration. Ecological Studies, Volume 191, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. PDF available.

  • R. G. Howells, L. E. Burlakova, A. Y. Karatayev, R K. Marfurt*, and R. L. Burks. 2006. Chapter 5 - Native and introduced Ampullaridae in North America: History, status and ecology. Pages 73-112 in R. C Joshi (ed) Global Advances in Ecology and Management of Golden Apple Snails. Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Philippines. PDF available. PDF available.

  • 2005:
  • Linquester, G., R. L. Burks, and C. R. Jaslow. 2005. Developing information fluency in introductory biology students in the context of an Investigative Laboratory. Cell Biology Education 4: 58-96. PDF available.

  • 2004:
  • Tuchman, N. C., R. L. Burks, C. A. Call, and J. J. Smarrelli. 2004. Flow rate and vertical position influence ingestion rates of colonial zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha). Freshwater Biology 49: 191-198. (revisions completed at SU)

  • 2002:
  • Burks, R. L. and D. M. Lodge. 2002. Cued in: advances and opportunities in freshwater chemical ecology. Journal of Chemical Ecology 28(10): 1881- 1897. PDF available.

  • Burks, R. L., N. C. Tuchman, C. A. Call, and J. E. Marsden. 2002. Colonial aggregations: the effect of spatial position on zebra mussel responses to interstitial water quality. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 21(1): 64-75. PDF available.

  • Burks, R L., D. M. Lodge, E. Jeppesen and T. L. Lauridsen. 2002. Diel horizontal migration of zooplankton: costs and benefits of inhabiting littoral zones. Freshwater Biology 47: 343-366. PDF available.

  • 2001:
  • Burks, R. L., E. Jeppesen and D. M. Lodge. 2001. Pelagic prey and benthic predators: impact of odonate predation on Daphnia among complex structure. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 20(4): 683-696.

  • Burks, R. L., E. Jeppesen and D. M. Lodge. 2001. Littoral zone structures as Daphnia refugia against fish predation. Limnology and Oceanography 46(2): 230-237. PDF available.

  • 2000:
  • Burks, R. L., E. Jeppesen and D. M. Lodge. 2000. Macrophyte and fish chemicals suppress Daphnia growth and alter life history traits. Oikos 88(1): 139-147. PDF available.

  • 1999:
  • Lauridsen, T. L., E. Jeppesen, S.F. Mitchell, D. M. Lodge and R. L. Burks. 1999. Horizontal distribution of zooplankton in lakes with contrasting fish densities and nutrient levels. Hydrobiologia 408/409: 241-250.


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