Department of Biology



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Department of Biology
California State University,
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330
Phone: 818-677-3356
Fax: 818-677-2034

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  • Edmunds, Peter J.; Gates, Ruth D. (BioScience, 2003)
    Tropical reef corals are ecologically important examples of mutualistic symbioses whose success is defined by the interwoven biologies of their symbiotic partners. These associations are exquisitely regulated, yet the ...
  • Edmunds, Peter J.; Comeau, Steeve; Lantz, Coulson; Andersson, Andreas; Briggs, Cherie; Cohen, Anne; Gattuso, Jean-Pierre; Grady, John M.; Gross, Kevin; Johnson, Maggie; Muller, Erik B.; Ries, Justin B.; Tambutté, Sylvie; Tambutté, Eric; Alex Venn; Carpenter, Robert C. (BioScience, 2016)
    There are concerns about the future of coral reefs in the face of ocean acidification and warming, and although studies of these phenomena have advanced quickly, efforts have focused on pieces of the puzzle rather than ...
  • Monsalve, Gabriela C.; Van Buskirk, Cheryl; Frand, Alison R. (Current Biology, 2011)
    Background Biological timing mechanisms that integrate cyclical and successive processes are not well understood. C. elegans molting cycles involve rhythmic cellular and animal behaviors linked to the periodic reconstruction ...
  • Granneman, Jennifer E.; Steele, Mark A. (ICES Journal of Marine Science, 2015)
    Artificial reefs are used to enhance populations of marine organisms, but relatively few studies have quantitatively evaluated which attributes of reef structure are most critical in determining whether assemblages of ...
  • Hill, Andrew; Mansfield, Richard; Lopez, Jessie MNG; Raizen, David; Van Buskirk, Cheryl (Current Biology, 2014)
    Sleep is recognized to be ancient in origin, with vertebrates and invertebrates experiencing behaviorally quiescent states that are regulated by conserved genetic mechanisms [1 ; 2]. Despite its conservation throughout ...