The Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences and Affiliated Societies (TNAS) are published by the Nebraska Academy of Sciences. The objectives of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences are to further the work of scientists and to facilitate cooperation among them; to improve the effectiveness of science in the promotion of human welfare and environmental quality; to provide the opportunity for scientific research related to the problems of the ever-changing environment of the Great Plains; to increase public understanding and appreciation of the importance and promise of science in human progress; to stimulate science education, and to encourage young people to become involved in science, and to foster the interaction of business, industry, government, education, and the academic scientific community.

The TNAS was established in 1969 by the State Legislature of Nebraska during its eightieth session. In that session, Legislative Bill 776 provided funds to aid the Nebraska Academy of Sciences in the publication of scientific works submitted by Nebraska scientists. Volumes 1 and 2 of the Transactions were published under this arrangement, but Volume 3 was privately funded. Volumes 4-27 were published under the auspices of the Nebraska Department of Education with funds authorized by the State Legislature, except Volume 11, a special issue supported by a grant from the Peter Kiewit Charitable Trust. Beginning with Volume 28, support was from funds bequeathed to the Nebraska Academy of Sciences by C. Bertrand and Marian Othmer Schultz.

The TNAS is indexed in Biological Abstracts, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Fish and Fisheries Worldwide, and EBSCO. It is freely accessible through Digital Commons at http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/tnas/ hosted by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Starting with Volume 33, the TNAS will no longer be published in print form, and only be published on-line at this site. This will allow for on-line publication of accepted manuscripts in advance of the assembly of an entire volume.

The editor of the TNAS is selected by the Executive Committee of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences. The current editor is Bruce A. Chase, Department of Biology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge Street, AH 114, Omaha, NE 68182; bchase@unomaha.edu; 402-554-2586.

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The TNAS publishes peer-reviewed results of original research by members of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences in good standing, either as full-length Research Articles or Short Communications, Letters to the Editor commenting on material previously published in the TNAS, and Novel Hypotheses, Reviews, and Perspectives on topics relevant to the objectives of the Academy. The TNAS especially welcomes submissions of manuscripts from members of the Academy that reflect original, previously unpublished research. These can be on any aspect of the basic or applied sciences or science education, or be related to the broader objectives of the mission of the Academy. Manuscripts should be written in a manner accessible to investigators representing diverse backgrounds in science, science education, and science policy.

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2014

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Fifth specimen of the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) from Nebraska, Keith Geluso, Greg D. Wright, and Angelina E. Wright

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Zooplankton Density Increases in an Irrigation Reservoir During Drought Conditions, Brett P. Olds, Brian C. Peterson, Keith D. Koupal, Casey W. Schoenebeck, Kerri M. Farnsworth-Hoback, and W Wyatt Hoback

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South Loup River Valley Floristics: A Survey of Selected Sites in Buffalo County, Nebraska, Steven J. Rothenberger, April M. Christman, Kevin Turek, and Emmylou A. O'Brien

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The Status of Fishes in the Missouri River, Nebraska: Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus), Kirk D. Steffensen, Dane A. Shuman, Robert A. Klumb, and Sam Stukel

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The Status of Fishes in the Missouri River, Nebraska: Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus), Kirk D. Steffensen, Sam Stukel, and Dane A. Shuman

2013

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Ectoparasites of the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), Raccoon (Procyon lotor), and Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) from Keith County, Nebraska, Lance A. Durden and Dennis J. Richardson

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Reexamination of Herpetofauna on Mormon Island, Hall County, Nebraska, with Notes on Natural History, Keith Geluso and Mary J. Harner

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A Floristic Analysis and Comparison of Plant Communities in Harlan County, Nebraska, Naomi D. Hastings and Steven J. Rothenberger

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Assessment of a rotenone application event at Mormon Island West lake in Central Nebraska, Keith D. Koupal, Brian C. Peterson, and Casey W. Schoenebeck

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Helminth Parasites of the Raccoon (Procyon lotor), Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), and striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) from Keith County, Nebraska, Dennis J. Richardson

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Breeding Bird Communities Associated With Tallgrass Prairies in Southeast Nebraska, Stephen L. Winter, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, and Britt L. Smith

2011

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TRANSACTIONS OF THE NEBRASKA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES : Volume 32 November 2011 : EDITORIAL CONTENTS

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A Comparison of the Clarendonian Equid Assemblages from the Mission Pit, South Dakota and Ashfall Fossil Beds, Nebraska, Nicholas A. Famoso and Darrin Pagnac

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The Freshwater Mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida) of Nebraska, Ellet Hoke

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The Vascular Flora of Brown County, Nebraska, Megan K. Killion and Steven J. Rothenberger

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Seed Production With Insect Herbivory and Fungal Occurrence for the Rare Penstemon haydenii, Kay L Kottas, James Stubbendieck, Erin E. Blankenship, and Jay B. Fitzgerald

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Distribution of Zooplankton in Harlan County Reservoir, Nebraska, Kathy M. Maline, Keith D. Koupal, Brian C. Peterson, and W. Wyatt Hoback

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A Report of Freshwater Sponge (Porifera: Spongillidae) in Central Nebraska, Todd S. Paulsen and W. Wyatt Hoback

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Assessment of Water Quality and Response Rate of Zooplankton in a Nebraska “Barrow Pit” After Rotenone Application, Brian C. Peterson, Byron W. Sellers, Nicolas J. Fryda, and Keith D. Koupal

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The Ringed Crayfish, Orconectes neglectus neglectus, in Nebraska with a Revision of Its Distributional Range, Steven C. Schainost

2008

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TRANSACTIONS OFTHE NEBRASKA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: Volume 31, 2008 Table of Contents

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COMMON CARP (CYPRINUS CARPIO) POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS AND RECRUITMENT IN TWO NEBRASKA SANDHILL LAKES, David P. Coulter, Jeffrey C. Jolley, Kris R. Edwards, and David W. Willis

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EFFECTS OF BLUEBERRIES ON MORTALITY RATES AND INDY GENE EXPRESSION IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER, Jenna N. Derr, Tamara L. Smith, and Kimberly A. Carlson

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FLORISTIC RECORDS IN THE PLATTE AND LOUP RIVER BOTTOMLANDS OF PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, Michael P. Gutzmer and Robert B. Kaul

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MULTIPLE PATHS TO CRITICAL REFLECTION: A FLEXIBLE MODEL OF TEACHER LEARNING AND ITS IMPACT ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, Susan B. Koba and Carol T. Mitchell

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FIRST RECORD OF PLAGIORCHUS MICRACANTHOS (TREMATODA:PLAGIORCHIIDAE) FROM THE WESTERN SMALL-FOOTED MYOTIS, MYOTIS CILIOLABRUM (CHIROPTERA: VESPERTILIONIDAE), Chris T. McAllister and Charles R. Bursey

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INTELLIGENT MODULAR TOOL FOR EMERGENCY SURGICAL TREATMENT DURING PAYLOADCRITICAL MISSIONS, David J. Miller, Evan Luxon, and Carl A. Nelson

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HANNIBAL WOODS: AN EASTERN DECIDUOUS FOREST REMNANT IN HOWARD COUNTY, NEBRASKA, Steven J. Rothenberger

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NORTHERN PIKE (ESOX LUCIUS) POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS AND RELATIONS TO RECRUITMENT IN HACKBERRY LAKE, NEBRASKA, Joseph J. Rydell, Jeffrey C. Jolley, Quinton E. Phelps, and David W. Willis

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EXERCISE AND DIABETES INFLUENCE ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY AND GENE EXPRESSION IN FEMALE RATS, Janet E. Steele, Karynn E. Kucera, Cory A. Ciccone, and Mary E. Connealy

2005

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TRANSACTIONS OFTHE NEBRASKA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: Volume 30, 2005 Table of Contents

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PREDICTING STUDENT PERFORMANCE IN A STATISTICS COURSE USING THE MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS PERCEPTION SCALE (MPSP), Isabelle D. Cherney and Ramie R. Cooney

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NUCLEAR PHYSICS PROBLEM SOLVING: A CASE STUDY OF EXPERT-NOVICE DIFFERENCES, Isabelle D. Cherney, Jordan Winter, and Michael G. Cherney

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THE UNIONID MUSSELS (MOLLUSCA: BIVALVIA: UNIONIDAE) OF THE BIG BLUE RIVER BASIN OF NORTHEASTERN KANSAS AND SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA, Ellet Hoke

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PLANT COMPOSITION OF MIXED-GRASS PRAIRIE OF CEDAR POINT BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH STATION, KEITH COUNTY, NEBRASKA, David A. McKenzie

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A SURVEY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND PARASITES IN WILD TURKEYS FROM NEBRASKA, David W. Oates, Eva A. Wallner-Pendleton, Ivan Kanev, Mauritz C. Sterner, Henry E. Cerny, Megan Collins, Richard Bischof, and Ed D. Boyd

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THE DEGREE OF CIllMPANZEE THEORY OF MIND AND THE EVOLUTION OF MODULARITY, Benjamin Grant Purzycki

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DRUG USE AND LIFESTYLE AT A NEBRASKA TWO-YEAR COLLEGE, Bruce J. Stephen, Sarah M. Linsenmeyer, and Steven M. McGuire

2004

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TRANSACTIONS OFTHE NEBRASKA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: Volume 29, 2004 Table of Contents

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LEAST SHREW (CRYPTOTIS PARVA) IN EXTREME WEST-CENTRAL NEBRASKA, Keith Geluso, Jeremy A. White, and Michael A. Bogan

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SEASONAL ACTIVITY AND REPRODUCTION IN BATS OF EAST-CENTRAL NEBRASKA, Kenneth N. Geluso, Russell A. Benedict, and Francis L. Kock

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THE FRESHWATER MUSSELS (MOLLUSCA: BIVALVIA: UNIONIDAE) OF THE LITTLE BLUE RIVER DRAINAGE OF NORTHEASTERN KANSAS AND SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA, Ellet Hoke

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GEOGRAPHIC RELATIONSHIPS OF POCKET GOPHERS IN SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO, David C. Lovell, William R. Whitworth, Jerry R. Choate, Steven J. Bissell, Michael P. Moulton, and Justin D. Hoffman

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A SURVEY OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AMONG COLIFORM BACTERIA ISOLATED FROM THE MISSOURI RIVER, Sara E. McDonnell and Amy M. Treonis

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NODULAR MASSES IN THE SWIMBLADDER AND VISCERAL FAT OF THE WALLEYE, STIZOSTEDION VITREUM, Andrew J. Mitchell and David W. Oates

2002

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TRANSACTIONS OFTHE NEBRASKA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: Volume 28, 2002 Table of Contents

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ADDITIONS TO THE LICHEN FLORA OF NEBRASKA, Robert S. Egan, Sara Morgan, Clifford M. Wetmore, and Douglas Ladd

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FISH SPECIES-RICHNESS TRENDS IN THE NIOBRARA RIVER, NEBRASKA, BELOW THE SPENCER DAM, Michael P. Gutzmer, Justin W. King, David P. Overhue, and Ed Y. Chrisp

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INSECTS AND THE NATIVE VEGETATION OF NEBRASKA, Brett C. Ratcliffe and Paul C. Hammond

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GERMINATION OF THREADLEAF SEDGE (CYPERACEAE: CAREX FILIFOLIA), Gina R. Tichota and James L. Stubbendieck

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FOOD HABITS OF YELLOW PERCH, PERCA FLAVESCENS, IN WEST LONG LAKE, NEBRASKA, Justin L. Wilkens, Timothy J. DeBates, and David W. Willis

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MORPHOLOGICAL VARIATION OF ALLOCREADIUM LOBATUM (DIGENEA: ALLOCREADIIDAE) IN THE CREEK CHUB, SEMOTILUS ATROMACULATUS (OSTEICHTHYES: CYPRINIDAE), IN NEBRASKA, USA, Monte S. Willis

2001

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TRANSACTIONS OFTHE NEBRASKA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: Volume 27, 2001 Table of Contents

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PHYSICS SCORES AS PREDICTORS OF THE MEDICAL COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TEST, Isabelle D. Cherney and Michael G. Cherney

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PUMPKINSEED POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS IN NEBRASKA SANDHILLS LAKES (PISCES, CENTRARCHIDAE: LEPOMIS GIBBOSUS), Jennifer C. Harrington, Craig P. Paukert, and David W. Willis

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COMPARATIVE FLORISTIC DIVERSITY OF SPRING CREEK AND NINE-MILE PRAIRIES, NEBRASKA, Kay Lynn Kottas

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RESULTS OF THE FIRST ANURAN CALLING SURVEY IN NEBRASKA, David S. McLeod, John T. Vaughan, Kevin E. Church, and Daylan Figgs

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THE TERRESTRIAL ISOPODS OF NEBRASKA (CRUSTACEA: ISOPODA), William F. Rapp

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INFLUENCE OF ANDROSTENEDIONE ON SEDENTARY FEMALE RATS, Janet E. Steele

2000

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Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences Table of Contents: Volume 26 (2000)

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A Checklist and Distribution Maps of the Amphibians and Reptiles of South Dakota, Royce E. Ballinger, Justin W. Meeker, and Marcus Thies

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Shifting Distributional Patterns of Mammals in Nebraska, Russell A. Benedict, Hugh H. Genoways, and Patricia W. Freeman

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Mitochondrial-DNA Variation in Pallid and Shovelnose Sturgeons, Scaphirhynchus (Pisces: Acipenseridae), Richard Bischof and Allen L. Szalanski

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Extralimital Records of the Mexican Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida Brasiliensis Mexicana) in the Central United States and their Biological Significance, Hugh H. Genoways, Patricia W. Freeman, and Carey Grell

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Effects of Age and Group Size on Habitat Selection and Activity Level in Xenopus Laevis Tadpoles, Danielle R. Golden, Geoffrey R. Smith, and Jessica E. Rettig

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Population Trends in Furbearers in Nebraska, L. M. Landholt and Hugh H. Genoways

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First Record from Nebraska of the Clam Shrimp Eulimnadia diversa (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Conchostraca), David S. McLeod

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A Floristic Study and Species Checklist for the Republican River Valley in Nebraska, with Emphasis on Plants of Concern for Conservation, Steven J. Rothenberger

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Mitochondrial-DNA Variation Within and Among Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) Subspecies, Allen L. Szalanski, Kevin E. Church, David W. Oates, Richard Bischof, and Thomas O. Powers

1999

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Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences Table of Contents: Volume 25 (1999)

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Using Omissive Faults to Obtain Local Convergence in Partially Connected Networks, M. H. Azadmanesh and A. W. Krings

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The Behavior of Preweanling Pups Exposed to Valproate In-Utero, Wayne Briner

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Tertiary Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from Northern Nebraska, Nicholas J. Czaplewski, Bruce E. Bailey, and Richard G. Corner

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The Pleasing Fungus Beetles (Coleoptera: Erotylidae) of Nebraska, Michael A. Goodrich and Charles A. Springer

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A Key to Dicotyledonous Rosettes of Eastern Nebraska, Phillip D. Moore

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New Floristic Records for Nebraska-5, Steven B. Rolfsmeier, Robert F. Steinauer, and David M. Sutherland

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Microhabitat Preferences of Bullfrog Tadpoles (Rana catesbeiana) of Different Ages, Geoffrey R. Smith

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The Brine Shrimp Artemia franciscana in Closed Microalgal-Based Microcosms (Biospheres), Rachel L. Yung, Mark A. Gouthro, and James R. Rosowski

1997

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Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences Table of Contents: Volume 24 (1997)

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Creativity in Science: Historical Illustrations and the Academic Paradigm, Laddie J. Bicak

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Vegetation Dynamics at the Gerald Gentleman Station Mitigation Site, Lincoln County, Nebraska, Michael P. Gutzmer

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The Unionid Mollusks of the Upper Kansas Basin of Northwestern Kansas and Southwestern Nebraska, Ellet Hoke

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Pocket Gopher (Geomys bursarius) Disturbance on a Tallgrass Prairie in Central Nebraska, Gregory D. Klein

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The Sphinx Moths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) of Nebraska, Charlie Messenger

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Keys and Distributional Maps for Nebraska Cyperaceae, Part 2: Carex and Scleria, Steven B. Rolfsmeier and Barbara Wilson

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The Effects of Aeration on Amphibian Larval Growth: An Experiment with Bullfrog Tadpoles, Geoffrey R. Smith

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Retention of Relative Grip Effort for At-Home Isometric Exercise, Janet E. Steele

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Spontaneous Pressure Diuresis in Conscious Rats, Janet E. Steele, Paul H. Brand, Patricia J. Metting, and Steven Loyal Britton

1996

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Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences Table of Contents: Volume 23 (1996)

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Xylem Pressure Potential of Two Perennial Grasses, Bromus inermis and Andropogon scoparius, on the Oldfather Prairie in Central Nebraska, Charles J. Bicak and Troy M. Walz

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Birds of the Cedar Point Biological Station Area, Keith and Garden Counties, Nebraska: Seasonal Occurrence and Breeding Data, Charles R. Brown, Mary Bomberger Brown, Paul A. Johnsgard, Josef Kren, and William C. Scharf

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Environmental Impacts in the Vicinity of Spencer Hydropower Dam During Sluicing Activities in the Niobrara River, Nebraska, Michael P. Gutzmer, Justin W. King, and David P. Overhue

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Chemical Residues in Representative Fish Species Surveyed from the North and South Platte River Systems in Keith and Lincoln Counties, Nebraska, Michael P. Gutzmer and Dale G. Luce

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Macrophyte Production, Fish Herbivory, and Water Quality in a Tailwater Reservoir- Lake Ogallala, Nebraska, Douglas D. Harris and Michael P. Gutzmer

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The Unionid Mollusks of the Big and Little Nemaha River Basins of Southeastern Nebraska and Northeastern Kansas, Ellet Hoke

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Innovative Teaching Strategies in a Large, Introductory Level Geology Class at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Sanford S. Kaplan

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A New Genus of Prairie Dog (Sciuridae, Rodentia) From the Miocene (Barstovian of Montana and Clarendonian of Nebraska) and the Classification of Nearctic Ground Squirrels (Marmotini), William W. Korth

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An Ichthyological Survey of the Forks of the Platte River in Western Nebraska, John D. Lynch and Brian R. Roh

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Intraspecific Life History Variation in Sceloporus undulatus: A Factor Analysis, Geoffrey R. Smith, John W. Rowe, and Royce E. Ballinger

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Inventory and Floristics of Sandhills Fens in Cherry County, Nebraska, Gerry Steinauer, Steven Rolfsmeier, and Joyce Phillips Hardy