The Archives consist of a curated list of papers from interdisciplinary fields. Articles are organized by discipline, then sub-divided by general concepts.

All recommended materials in The Archives are peer-reviewed sources pulled from credible and widely-used databases such as NCBI and ScienceDirect.

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Biological Sciences

Evolutionary Biology


Schwab, T., M. Anderson Berdal, J. Dalos, and R. Royauté. 2019. “The heritability of behavior: a meta-analysis.” Journal of Heredity, 110: 403-410.


Bloom, Devin D., and Nathan R. Lovejoy. “On the Origins of Marine-Derived Freshwater Fishes in South America.” Journal of Biogeography 44, no. 9 (2017): 1927–38.

Herzfeld, Chris. The Great Apes: A Short History. Yale University Press, 2017.

Kusakabe, Makoto, Asano Ishikawa, Mark Ravinet, Kohta Yoshida, Takashi Makino, Atsushi Toyoda, Asao Fujiyama, and Jun Kitano. “Genetic Basis for Variation in Salinity Tolerance between Stickleback Ecotypes.” Molecular Ecology 26, no. 1 (2017): 304–19.

Ethology (Behavior)

Great Apes

Call, Josep. “How Artificial Communication Affects the Communication and Cognition of the Great Apes.” Mind & Language 26, no. 1 (2011): 1–20.

Fouts, Roger S. “Capacities for Language in Great Apes.” Socioecology and Psychology of Primates 371 (1975): 390.

Gruber, Thibaud, and Christine Sievers. “ASL and the Emotional Side of Cultural Learning in Primates,” n.d.

Miles, H. Lyn. “Apes and Language: The Search for Communicative Competence.” In Language in Primates, 43–61. Springer, 1983.

Petitto, Laura A., and Mark S. Seidenberg. “On the Evidence for Linguistic Abilities in Signing Apes.” Brain and Language 8, no. 2 (1979): 162–83.

Savage-Rumbaugh, E. Sue, Jeannine Murphy, Rose A. Sevcik, Karen E. Brakke, Shelly L. Williams, Duane M. Rumbaugh, and Elizabeth Bates. “Language Comprehension in Ape and Child.” Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 1993, i–252.

Seidenberg, Mark S., and Laura A. Petitto. “Signing Behavior in Apes: A Critical Review.” Cognition 7, no. 2 (1979): 177–215.


Salinity Effects on Freshwater Fishes

Cañedo-Argüelles, Miguel, Ben Kefford, and Ralf Schäfer. “Salt in Freshwaters: Causes, Effects and Prospects – Introduction to the Theme Issue.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 374, no. 1764 (January 21, 2019): 20180002.

News, U. H. “How Do Fish Tolerate Changes in Salinity? | University of Hawaiʻi System News.” Accessed October 7, 2021.

Trancart, Thomas, Eric Feunteun, Christel Lefrançois, Anthony Acou, Christophe Boinet, and Alexandre Carpentier. “Difference in Responses of Two Coastal Species to Fluctuating Salinities and Temperatures: Potential Modification of Specific Distribution Areas in the Context of Global Change.” Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 173 (May 2016): 9–15.

Electric Fishes

Stoddard, Philip K., and Michael R. Markham. “Signal Cloaking by Electric Fish.” BioScience 58, no. 5 (May 1, 2008): 415–25.

Invasive Species

Nepal, Vaskar, and Mary C. Fabrizio. “High Salinity Tolerance of Invasive Blue Catfish Suggests Potential for Further Range Expansion in the Chesapeake Bay Region.” PLOS ONE 14, no. 11 (November 5, 2019): e0224770.


Ortega, R. P.. 2021. “Ethical controversy swirls around shark fossil from Mexico.” Science, 372: 332-333. DOI: 10.1126/science.372.6540.332

Shimada, K., P. J. Currie, E. Scott, and S. S. Sumida. 2014. “The greatest challenge to 21st century paleontology: when commercialization of fossils threats the science. Palaeontologia Electronica, 17: 1E: 4 p;


Baskin, C. C., K. Thompson, and J. M. Baskin. 2007. Mistakes in germination ecology and how to avoid them. Seed Science Research, 16: 165-168. DOI: 10.1079/SSR2006247 

Choi, Y. D. 2007. Restoration ecology to the future: a call for new paradigm. Restoration Ecology, 15: 351-353. DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2007.00224.x

Tews, J., U. Brose, V. Grimm, K. Tielbörger, M. C. Wichmann, M. Schwager, and F. Jeltsch. 2003. Animal species diversity driven by habitat heterogeneity/diversity: the importance of keystone structures. Journal of Biogeography, 31: 79-92. DOI: 10.1046/j.0305-0270.2003.00994.x

Walker, P. A. 2006. Political ecology: where is the policy? Progress in Human Geography, 30: 382-395. DOI: 10.1191/0309132506ph613pr


Lu, Muyang, David Vasseur, and Walter Jetz. “Beta Diversity Patterns Derived from Island Biogeography Theory.” The American Naturalist 194, no. 3 (September 2019): E52–65.

Community Dynamics

Bolnick, Daniel I., Priyanga Amarasekare, Márcio S. Araújo, Reinhard Bürger, Jonathan M. Levine, Mark Novak, Volker H.W. Rudolf, Sebastian J. Schreiber, Mark C. Urban, and David A. Vasseur. “Why Intraspecific Trait Variation Matters in Community Ecology.” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 26, no. 4 (April 2011): 183–92.

DeLong, John P., Torrance C. Hanley, and David A. Vasseur. “Predator-Prey Dynamics and the Plasticity of Predator Body Size.” Edited by Michael Pfrender. Functional Ecology 28, no. 2 (April 2014): 487–93.

Weis, Jerome J., and David A. Vasseur. “Differential Predation Drives Overyielding of Prey Species in a Patchy Environment.” Oikos 123, no. 1 (January 2014): 79–88.

Climate Change Effects

Vasseur, David A., John P. DeLong, Benjamin Gilbert, Hamish S. Greig, Christopher D. G. Harley, Kevin S. McCann, Van Savage, Tyler D. Tunney, and Mary I. O’Connor. “Increased Temperature Variation Poses a Greater Risk to Species than Climate Warming.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281, no. 1779 (March 22, 2014): 20132612.

Pathogenesis (Disease) in Wildlife

Chang, L. W., and E. R. Jacobson. “Inclusion body disease, a worldwide infectious disease of bond snakes: a review.” Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 19: 216-225. DOI: 10.1053/j.jpem.2010.07.014

Schaeffer, D. O., and R. M. Waters. 1996. “Neuroanatomy and neurological diseases of reptiles.” Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine, 5: 165-171. DOI: 10.1016/S1055-937X(96)80005-3

Molecular Ecology

DNA Barcoding

Hebert, Paul D. N., Alina Cywinska, Shelley L. Ball, and Jeremy R. deWaard. “Biological Identifications through DNA Barcodes.” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences 270, no. 1512 (February 7, 2003): 313–21.

Environmental DNA (eDNA) Metabarcoding

Andres, Kara J., Timothy D. Lambert, David M. Lodge, Jose Andrés, and James R. Jackson. “Combining Sampling Gear to Optimally Inventory Species Highlights the Efficiency of eDNAMetabarcoding.” Environmental DNA, October 3, 2022, edn3.366.

Cilleros, Kévin, Alice Valentini, Luc Allard, Tony Dejean, Roselyne Etienne, Gaël Grenouillet, Amaia Iribar, Pierre Taberlet, Régis Vigouroux, and Sébastien Brosse. “Unlocking Biodiversity and Conservation Studies in High‐diversity Environments Using Environmental DNA (EDNA): A Test with Guianese Freshwater Fishes.” Molecular Ecology Resources 19, no. 1 (January 2019): 27–46.

Collins, Rupert A., Judith Bakker, Owen S. Wangensteen, Ana Z. Soto, Laura Corrigan, David W. Sims, Martin J. Genner, and Stefano Mariani. “Non‐specific Amplification Compromises Environmental DNA Metabarcoding with COI.” Edited by Douglas Yu. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10, no. 11 (November 2019): 1985–2001.

Cristescu, Melania E., and Paul D.N. Hebert. “Uses and Misuses of Environmental DNA in Biodiversity Science and Conservation.” Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 49, no. 1 (November 2, 2018): 209–30.

Laporte, M., C.S. Berger, E. García-Machado, G. Côté, O. Morissette, and L. Bernatchez. “Cage Transplant Experiment Shows Weak Transport Effect on Relative Abundance of Fish Community Composition as Revealed by EDNA Metabarcoding.” Ecological Indicators 137 (April 2022): 108785.

Milan, David T., Izabela S. Mendes, Júnio S. Damasceno, Daniel F. Teixeira, Naiara G. Sales, and Daniel C. Carvalho. “New 12S Metabarcoding Primers for Enhanced Neotropical Freshwater Fish Biodiversity Assessment.” Scientific Reports 10, no. 1 (December 2020): 17966.

Polanco F., Andrea, Eilísh Richards, Benjamin Flück, Alice Valentini, Florian Altermatt, Sébastien Brosse, Jean‐Claude Walser, et al. “Comparing the Performance of 12S Mitochondrial Primers for Fish Environmental DNA across Ecosystems.” Environmental DNA 3, no. 6 (November 2021): 1113–27.

Pomerantz, Aaron, Nicolás Peñafiel, Alejandro Arteaga, Lucas Bustamante, Frank Pichardo, Luis A Coloma, César L Barrio-Amorós, David Salazar-Valenzuela, and Stefan Prost. “Real-Time DNA Barcoding in a Rainforest Using Nanopore Sequencing: Opportunities for Rapid Biodiversity Assessments and Local Capacity Building.” GigaScience 7, no. 4 (April 1, 2018).

Sales, Naiara G., Owen S. Wangensteen, Daniel C. Carvalho, and Stefano Mariani. “Influence of Preservation Methods, Sample Medium and Sampling Time on EDNA Recovery in a Neotropical River.” Environmental DNA 1, no. 2 (July 2019): edn3.14.

Sales, Naiara Guimarães, Owen Simon Wangensteen, Daniel Cardoso Carvalho, Kristy Deiner, Kim Præbel, Ilaria Coscia, Allan D. McDevitt, and Stefano Mariani. “Space-Time Dynamics in Monitoring Neotropical Fish Communities Using EDNA Metabarcoding.” Science of The Total Environment 754 (February 2021): 142096.

Spear, Michael J., Holly S. Embke, Patrick J. Krysan, and M. Jake Vander Zanden. “Application of EDNA as a Tool for Assessing Fish Population Abundance.” Environmental DNA 3, no. 1 (January 2021): 83–91.

Srivathsan, Amrita, Leshon Lee, Kazutaka Katoh, Emily Hartop, Sujatha Narayanan Kutty, Johnathan Wong, Darren Yeo, and Rudolf Meier. “ONTbarcoder and MinION Barcodes Aid Biodiversity Discovery and Identification by Everyone, for Everyone.” BMC Biology 19, no. 1 (December 2021): 217.

Thomas, Austen C., Jesse Howard, Phong L. Nguyen, Tracie A. Seimon, and Caren S. Goldberg. “EDNA Sampler: A Fully Integrated Environmental DNA Sampling System.” Edited by Nick Golding. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9, no. 6 (June 2018): 1379–85.

Urban, Lara, Andre Holzer, J Jotautas Baronas, Michael B Hall, Philipp Braeuninger-Weimer, Michael J Scherm, Daniel J Kunz, et al. “Freshwater Monitoring by Nanopore Sequencing.” ELife 10 (January 19, 2021): e61504.

Antibiotic Resistance

Graham, D. W., S. Olivares-Rieumont, C. W. Knapp, L. Lima, D. Werner, and E. Bowen. “Antibiotic resistance gene abundances associated with waste discharges to the Almendares River near Havana, Cuba.” Environmental Science & Technology, 45: 418-424. DOI: 10.1021/es102473z

Martinez, J. L.. 2009. “Environmental pollution by antibiotics and by antibiotic resistance determinants.” Environmental Pollution, 157: 2893-2902. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2009.05.051

Developmental Biology

Bradley, L., and H. Sive. 1996. “Positive and negative signals modulate formation of the Xenopus cement gland.” Development, 122: 2739-2750

Kyuno, J. I., K. Massé, and E. A. Jones. 2008. “A functional screen for genes involved in the Xenopus pronephros development.” Mechanisms of Development, 125: 571-586. DOI: 10.1016/j.mod.2008.03.001

Schuff, M., A. Rössner, S. A. Wacker, C. Donow, S. Gessert, and W. Knöchel. 2006. “FoxN3 is required for craniofacial and eye development of Xenopus laevis.” Developmental Dynamics, 236: 226-239. DOI: 10.1002/dvdy.21007

Vize, P. D., E. A. Jones, and R. Pfister. 1995. “Development of the Xenopus pronephric system.” Developmental Biology, 171: 531-540. DOI: 10.1006/dbio.1995.1302

Wessely, O., and U. Tran. 2011. “Xenopus pronephros development—past, present, and future.” Pediatric Nephrology, 26: 1545-1551. DOI: 10.1007/s00467-011-1881-2