Recent Antarctic Publications

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nasa_epo_logoOutreach Publications

Books

Constible, J. M., L. H. Sandro, and R. E. Lee. 2008. Climate Change From Pole to Pole: Biology Investigations.NSTA press, Arlington, 237 pp. (2009 Distinguished Achievement Award finalist, Association of Educational Publishers) | link to buy book

Articles

Betteley, P., Harr, N., and Lee R. E. 2013. Sharing Antarctic research in the classroom: authentic outreach as a means of promoting student performance. Performance Improvement 52:16-23 | PDF

Harr, N. A., K. Doneyko, and R. E. Lee. 2012. Read and walk to Antarctica. Science and Children 50: 27-31 | PDF

Constible, J., L. Williams, J. Faure, and R. E. Lee. 2012. Bringing Antarctica home. Science and Children 49: 32-36 | PDF

Harr, N. A., and R. E. Lee. 2010. Nature detectives. Science and Children 48: 34-39 | PDF

Steinwald, M., Kawarasaki, Y., Constible, J., Lee, R. E., Jr., and A. J. Bailer. 2010. Picture polar science: using gigapan to connect classrooms to Antarctic cryobiologists.Proceedings of the Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science, November 11–13, 1-6 | PDF

Betteley, P. and R. E. Lee. 2009. Inspiring future scientists: comparing scientists’ learning styles with their own taught fourth graders that they already have the “right stuff” to tackle careers in the sciences. Science and Children 46: 46-52 | PDF

Constible, J. M., L. H. Sandro, and R. E. Lee. 2008. Carrion – It’s what’s for dinner: Wolves reduce the impact of climate change. The American Biology Teacher 70: 95-102 | PDF

Constible, J. M., L. H. Sandro, and R. E. Lee. 2007. A cooperative classroom investigation of climate change. The Science Teacher 74: 56-63 | PDF

Sandro, L. H., J. M. Constible, and R. E. Lee. 2007. Extreme athropods: Exploring evolutionary adaptations to polar and temperate deserts. Science Scope 30(9): 24-32 | PDF

Bugg, S. R., J. Constible, M. Kaput, and R. E. Lee. 2007. They’re m-e-e-elting! An investigation of glacial retreat in Antarctica. Science Scope 30 (4): 42-28. | PDF


 research-booksResearch Publications

Kobelkova, A., Goto, S. G., Peyton, J. T., Ikeno, T., Lee, R. E., Jr., and Denlinger, D. L. 2015. Continuous activity and no cycling of clock genes in the Antarctic midge during the polar summer. Journal of Insect Physiology 81: 90-96. | PDF

Kelley, J. L., Peyton, J. T., Fiston-Lavier, A.-S.,  Teets, N. M., Yee, M.-C., Johnston, J. S., Bustamante, C. D., Lee, R. E., and D. L. Denlinger. 2014. Compact genome of the Antarctic midge is likely an adaptation to an extreme environment. Nature Communications 5, Article number: 4611 doi:10.1038/ncomms5611 | PDF

Kawarasaki, Y., Teets, N. M., Denlinger, D. L., and R. E. Lee, Jr. 2014. Alternative overwintering strategies in an Antarctic midge: freezing vs. cryoprotective dehydration. Functional Ecology 28: 933–943. | PDF

Harada, E., Lee, R. E., Denlinger, D. L., and S. G. Goto. 2014. Life history traits of adults and embryos of the Antarctic midge Belgica antarctica. Polar Biology 37:1-5 | PDF

Kawarasaki, Y., Teets, N. M., Denlinger, D. L., and R. E. Lee. 2014. Wet hibernacula promote inoculative freezing and limit the potential for cryoprotective dehydration in the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarctica. Polar Biology 37:753-761. | PDF

Kawarasaki, Y., Teets, N. M., Denlinger, D. L., and R. E. Lee. 2013. The protective effect of rapid cold-hardening develops more quickly in frozen versus supercooled larvae of the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarcticaJournal of Experimental Biology 216:3937-3945. | PDF

Teets, N. M., Kawarasaki, Y., Lee, R. E., Jr., and D. L. Denlinger. 2013. Expression of genes involved in energy mobilization and osmoprotectant synthesis during thermal and dehydration stress in the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarctica. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 183:189-201. | PDF

Teets, N. M., Peyton, J. T., Colinet, H., Renault, D., Kelley, J. L., Kawarasaki, Y., Lee, R. E., Jr., and D. L. Denlinger. 2012. Gene expression changes governing extreme dehydration tolerance in an Antarctic insect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109:20744-20749. | PDF

Teets, N. M., Kawarasaki, Y., R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2012. Energetic consequences of repeated and prolonged dehydration in the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarctica. Journal of Insect Physiology 58: 498-505. | PDF

Yi, S.-X., Benoit, J. B., Elnitsky, M. A., Kaufmann, N., Brodsky, J. L., Zeidel, M. L., Denlinger, D. L., and R. E. Lee. 2011. Function and immuno-localization of aquaporins in the Antarctic midge Belgica antarctica. Journal of Insect Physiology 57:1096-1105. | PDF

Goto, S. G., Philip, B. N., Teets, N. M.Kawarasaki, Y., Lee, R. E., and D. L. Denlinger. 2011. Functional characterization of an aquaporin in the Antarctic midge Belgica antarctica. Journal of Insect Physiology 57:1106-1114. | PDF

Teets, N. M., Kawarasaki, Y., R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2011. Survival and energetic costs of repeated cold exposure in the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarctica: a comparison between frozen and supercooled larvae.Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 806-814. | PDF Corrigendum | PDF

Elnitsky, M. A., J. B. Benoit, G. Lopez-Martinez, D. L. Denlinger, and R. E. Lee. 2009. Osmoregulation and salinity tolerance in the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarctica: seawater exposure confers enhanced tolerance to freezing and dehydration. Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 2864-2871. | PDF

Benoit, J. B., G. Lopez-Martinez, M. A. Elnitsky, R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2009. Increase in feeding by the tick, Ixodes uriae, on Adelie penguins during a prolonged summer. Antarctic Science. 21: 151-152. | PDF

Li, A., J. B. Benoit, G. Lopez-Martinez, M. A. Elnitsky, R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2009. Distinct contractile and cytoskeletal protein patterns in the Antarctic midge are elicited by desiccation and rehydration. Proteomics:2788-2797. | PDF

Lopez-Martinez, G., J. B. Benoit, J. P. Rinehart, M. A. Elnitsky, R. E. Lee and D. L. Denlinger. 2009. Dehydration, rehydration and overhydration alter patterns of gene expression in the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarcticaJournal of Comparative Physiology B 179:481-91. | PDF

Nardi, J. B., L. A. Miller, C. M. Bee, R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2009. The larval alimentary canal of the antarctic insect, Belgica antarctica. Arthropod Structure & Development 38: 377-389.| PDF

Benoit, J. B., M. A. Elnitsky, G. G. Schulte, R. E. Lee and D. L. Denlinger. 2009. Antarctic collembolans use chemical signals to promote aggregation and egg laying. Journal of Insect Behavior 22: 121-133. | PDF

Benoit, J. B., G. Lopez-MartinezM. A. Elnitsky, R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2009. Dehydration-induced cross tolerance of Belgica antarctica larvae to cold and heat is facilitated by trehalose accumulation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 152: 518-523. | PDF

Elnitsky, M. A.J. B. Benoit, R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2008. Desiccation tolerance and drought acclimation in the Antarctic collembolan Cryptopygus antarcticusJournal of Insect Physiology 54: 1432-1439. | PDF

Benoit, J. B., G. Lopez-MartinezS. A. Philips, M. A. Elnitsky, J. A. Yoder, R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2008. The seabird tick, Ixodes uriae, uses uric acid in penguin guano as a kairomone and guanine in tick feces as an assembly pheromone on the Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Biology 31: 1445-1451. | PDF

Benoit, J. B., G. Lopez-MartinezM. A. Elnitsky, R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2008. Adaptations for the maintenance of water balance by three species of Antarctic mites. Polar Biology 31: 539-547. | PDF

Elnitsky, M. A., S. A. L. Hayward, J. P. Rinehart, D. L. Denlinger, and R. E. Lee. 2008. Cryoprotective dehydration and the resistance to inoculative freezing in the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarctica. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 524-530. | PDF

Lopez-Martinez, G.M. A. ElnitskyBenoit, J. B., R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2008. High resistance to oxidative damage in the Antarctic midge Belgica antarctica, and developmentally linked expression of genes encoding superoxide dismutase, catalase and heat shock proteins. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 38: 796-804. | PDF

Michaud, R. B., J. B. Benoit, G. Lopez-Martinez, M. A. Elnitsky, R. E. Lee and D. L. Denlinger. 2008. Metabolomics reveals unique and shared metabolic changes in response to heat shock, freezing, and desiccation in the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarcticaJournal of Insect Physiology 54: 645-655. | PDF

Schulte, G. G., M. A. Elnitsky, J. B. Benoit, D. L. Denlinger and R. E. Lee. 2008. Extremely large aggregations of collembolan eggs on Humble Island, Antarctica: a response to early seasonal warming? Polar Biology 31: 889-892. | PDF

Teets, N. M., M. A. Elnitsky, J. B. Benoit, G. Lopez-Martinez, D. L. Denlinger and R. E. Lee. 2008. Rapid cold-hardening in larvae of the Antarctic midge Belgica antarctica: cellular cold-sensing and a role for calcium. American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 294: 1938-1946. | PDF

Benoit, J. B., G. Lopez-MartinezM. A. Elnitsky, R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2007. Moist habitats are essential for adults of the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarctica (Diptera: Chironomidae), to avoid dehydration. European Journal of Entomology 104: 9-14. | PDF

Benoit, J. B., G. Lopez-MartinezM. R. Michaud, M. A. Elnitsky, R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2007. Mechanisms to reduce dehydration stress in larvae of the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarcticaJournal of Insect Physiology 53: 656-667. | PDF

Hayward, S. A. L., J. P. Rinehart, L. H. Sandro, R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2007. Slow dehydration promotes desiccation and freeze tolerance in the Antarctic midge Belgica antarcticaJournal of Experimental Biology 210: 836-844. | PDF

Benoit, J. B., J. A. Yoder, G. Lopez-MartinezM. A. Elnitsky, R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2006. Habitat requirements of the seabird tick, Ixodes uriae (Acari: Ixodidae), from the Antarctic Peninsula in relation to water balance characteristics of eggs, nonfed and engorged stages. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 177: 205-215. | PDF

Lee, R. E. and D. L. Denlinger. 2006. Entomology on the Antarctic Peninsula: the southernmost insect. American Entomologist 52: 84-89. | PDF

Lee, R. E., M. A. Elnitsky, J. P. Rinehart, S. A. Hayward, L. H. Sandro, and D. L. Denlinger. 2006. Rapid cold-hardening increases the freezing tolerance of the Antarctic midge Belgica antarctica. Journal of Experimental Biology 209: 399-406. | PDF

Rinehart, J. P., S. A. L. Hayward, M. A. Elnitsky, L. H. Sandro, R. E. Lee, and D. L. Denlinger. 2006. Continuous up-regulation of heat shock proteins in larvae, but not adults, of a polar insect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 103: 14223-14227. | PDF