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Mushrooms, autumn bloomers in the Mississippi Delta and beyond
Autumn is a time when day length shortens and daytime temperatures begin to decline. These environmental cues induce macrofungi (mushrooms and similar large species) to transition from repeating cycles of asexual reproduction, (through vegetative hyphae and asexual spores), to sexual reproduction. This produces spores capable of overwintering and surviving extreme cold temperatures and harsh conditions.
Pondberry needs light to thrive
Pondberry (Lindera melissifolia) can tolerate deep shade and flooded soil – conditions that would kill many plants. However, the endangered shrub prefers more light and less flooding, as a team of USDA Forest Service researchers led by Ted Leininger shows.
Purified clay needed!
Chase Earles, an award-winning Oklahoma potter, needed clay. The clay could not come from Winterville Mounds but needed to come from somewhere in Washington County, Mississippi.
- Freshwater mussel conservation: A global horizon scan of emerging threats and opportunities
Aldridge, David C.; Ollard, Isobel S.; Bespalaya, Yulia V.; Bolotov, Ivan N.; Douda, Karel; Geist, Juergen; Haag, Wendell R.; Klunzinger, Michael W.; Lopes‐Lima, Manuel; Mlambo, Musa C.; Riccardi, Nicoletta; Sousa, Ronaldo; Strayer, David L.; Torres, Santiago H.; Vaughn, Caryn C.; Zając, Tadeusz; Zieritz, Alexandra.
2023 Global Change Biology
- Direct observation of Muskrat feeding on crayfish
Adams, Susan B.; Rosamond, Rebecca L.
2022 Southeastern Naturalist
- Impact of forest land use changes on groundwater resources in a basin of lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley over the past 100 years
2022 In: Willis, John L.; Self, Andrew B.; Siegert, Courtney M., eds. Proceedings of the 21st Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-268. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station:
- Compositional attributes of invaded forests drive the diversity of insect functional groups
Traylor, C.R.; Ulyshen, M.D.; Wallace, D.; Loudermilk, E.L.; Ross, C.W.; Hawley, C.; Atchison, R.A.; Williams, J.L.; McHugh, J.V.
2022 Global Ecology and Conservation
- A Key to Species of the Scorpionflies of Thailand with the Description of New Species of Panorpa and Neopanorpa (Mecoptera: Panorpidae) Based on Morphology and DNA Barcodes
Bicha, Wesley; Schiff, Nathan; Lancaster, Aaron; Suttiprapan, Piyawan; Dokjan, Theerapan; Scheffler, Brian.
2022 Transactions of the American Entomological Society