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Philbin, C. S.; Dyer, L. A.; Jeffrey, C. S.; Glassmire, A. E.; Richards, L. A. Structural and Compositional Dimensions of Phytochemical Diversity in the Genus Piper Reflect Distinct Ecological Modes of Action. Journal of Ecology 2022, 110 (1), 57–67.

Harish, B.; Wang, J.; Hayden, E. J.; Grabe, B.; Hiller, W.; Winter, R.; Royer, C. A. Hidden Intermediates in Mango III RNA Aptamer Folding Revealed by Pressure Perturbation. Biophysical Journal 2022, 121 (3), 421–429.

Galla, S. J.; Brown, L.; Couch-Lewis (Ngāi Tahu: Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Y., Ngāti Waewae); Cubrinovska, I.; Eason, D.; Gooley, R. M.; Hamilton, J. A.; Heath, J. A.; Hauser, S. S.; Latch, E. K.; Matocq, M. D.; Richardson, A.; Wold, J. R.; Hogg, C. J.; Santure, A. W.; Steeves, T. E. The Relevance of Pedigrees in the Conservation Genomics Era. Molecular Ecology 2022, 31 (1), 41–54.


Wold, J.; Galla, S.; Eccles, D.; Hogg, C. J.; Koepfli, K.-P.; Le Lec, M.; Guhlin, J.; Price, K.; Roberts, J.; Steeves, T. Expanding the Conservation Genomics Toolbox: Incorporating Structural Variants to Enhance Functional Studies for Species of Conservation Concern. Authorea Preprints 2021.

Shock, T.; Badang, L.; Ferguson, B.; Martinez-Guryn, K. The Interplay between Diet, Gut Microbes, and Host Epigenetics in Health and Disease. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 2021, 95, 108631.

Rohn, T. T. Fragmentation of Apolipoprotein E4 Is Required for Differential Expression of Inflammation and Activation Related Genes in Microglia Cells. International Journal of Neurodegenerative Disorders 2021, 4 (1), 020.

Robb, B. C.; Olsoy, P. J.; Mitchell, J. J.; Caughlin, T. T.; Delparte, D. M.; Galla, S. J.; Fremgen-Tarantino, M. R.; Nobler, J. D.; Rachlow, J. L.; Shipley, L. A.; Forbey, J. S. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Aids Ecological Restoration by Classifying Variation of Taxonomy and Phenology of a Native Shrub. Restoration Ecology 2021, n/a (n/a), e13584.

Philbin, C. S.; Paulsen, M.; Richards, L. A. Opposing Effects of Ceanothus Velutinus Phytochemistry on Herbivore Communities at Multiple Scales. Metabolites 2021, 11 (6), 361.

Nielsen, D. P.; Matocq, M. D. Differences in Dietary Composition and Preference Maintained despite Gene Flow across a Woodrat Hybrid Zone. Ecology and Evolution 2021, 11 (9), 4909–4919.

Jahner, J. P.; Parchman, T. L.; Matocq, M. D. Multigenerational Backcrossing and Introgression between Two Woodrat Species at an Abrupt Ecological Transition. Molecular Ecology 2021, 30 (17), 4245–4258.

Hudon, S. F.; Zaiats, A.; Roser, A.; Roopsind, A.; Barber, C.; Robb, B. C.; Pendleton, B. A.; Camp, M. J.; Clark, P. E.; Davidson, M. M.; Frankel‐Bricker, J.; Fremgen‐Tarantino, M.; Forbey, J. S.; Hayden, E. J.; Richards, L. A.; Rodriguez, O. K.; Caughlin, T. T. Unifying Community Detection across Scales from Genomes to Landscapes. Oikos 2021, oik.08393.

Guo, H.; Forbey, J.; Liu, R. Front Propagation and Blocking of Reaction–Diffusion Systems in Cylinders. Nonlinearity 2021, 34 (10), 6750–6772.

Guo, H.; Li, W.-T.; Liu, R.; Wang, Z.-C. Curved Fronts of Bistable Reaction-Diffusion Equations in Spatially Periodic Media. Arch Rational Mech Anal 2021, 242 (3), 1571–1627.

Fremgen-Tarantino, M. R.; Olsoy, P. J.; Frye, G. G.; Connelly, J. W.; Krakauer, A. H.; Patricelli, G. L.; Forbey, J. S. Assessing Accuracy of GAP and LANDFIRE Land Cover Datasets in Winter Habitats Used by Greater Sage-Grouse in Idaho and Wyoming, USA. Journal of Environmental Management 2021, 280, 111720.

Evans, L.; Shen, Y.; Bender, A.; Burnett, L. E.; Li, M.; Habibian, J. S.; Zhou, T.; Ferguson, B. S. Divergent and Overlapping Roles for Selected Phytochemicals in the Regulation of Pathological Cardiac Hypertrophy. Molecules 2021, 26 (5), 1210.

Byer, N. W.; Holding, M. L.; Crowell, M. M.; Pierson, T. W.; Dilts, T. E.; Larrucea, E. S.; Shoemaker, K. T.; Matocq, M. D. Adaptive Divergence despite Low Effective Population Size in a Peripherally Isolated Population of the Pygmy Rabbit, Brachylagus Idahoensis. Molecular Ecology 2021, 30 (17), 4173–4188.

Byer, N. W.; Dilts, T. E.; Larrucea, E. S.; Crowell, M. M.; Shoemaker, K. T.; Weisberg, P. J.; Matocq, M. D. Holocene-Era Landscape Conditions Affect Genetic Connectivity in a Sagebrush Obligate Species, the Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus Idahoensis). Landscape Ecol 2021, 36 (12), 3575–3590.

Boria, R. A.; Brown, S. K.; Matocq, M. D.; Blois, J. L. Genome-Wide Genetic Variation Coupled with Demographic and Ecological Niche Modeling of the Dusky-Footed Woodrat (Neotoma Fuscipes) Reveal Patterns of Deep Divergence and Widespread Holocene Expansion across Northern California. Heredity 2021, 126 (3), 521–536.

Bendixsen, D. P.; Pollock, T. B.; Peri, G.; Hayden, E. J. Experimental Resurrection of Ancestral Mammalian CPEB3 Ribozymes Reveals Deep Functional Conservation. Molecular Biology and Evolution 2021, 38 (7), 2843–2853.


Bhunia, A. K.; Bisha, B.; Gehring, A. G.; Brehm-Stecher, B. F. Advances in Foodborne Pathogen Analysis. Foods 2020, 9 (11), 1635.

Newman, J.; Maurer, M.; Forbey, J. S.; Brittas, R.; Johansson, Ö.; Nielsen, Ó. K.; Willebrand, T.; Kohl, K. D. Low activities of digestive enzymes in the guts of herbivorous grouse (Aves: Tetraoninae). J Ornithol 2020.

Matocq, M. D.; Ochsenrider, K. M.; Jeffrey, C. S.; Nielsen, D. P.; Richards, L. A. Fine-Scale Differentiation in Diet and Metabolomics of Small Mammals Across a Sharp Ecological Transition. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2020, 8.

Hudon, S. F.; Hurtado, E. P.; Beck, J. D.; Burden, S. J.; Bendixsen, D. P.; Callery, K. R.; Forbey, J. S.; Waits, L. P.; Miller, R. A.; Nielsen, Ó. K.; Heath, J. A.; Hayden, E. J. Primers to Highly Conserved Elements Optimized for QPCR-Based Telomere Length Measurement in Vertebrates. Mol. Ecol. Resour. 2020.

Patey, D.; Forbey, J.; Kern, S.; Liu, R. Multiple Dose Pharmacokinetic Models Predict Bioavailability of Toxins in Vertebrate Herbivores. J. Chem. Ecol. 2020, 46 (2), 198–205.

Olsoy, P. J.; Forbey, J. S.; Shipley, L. A.; Rachlow, J. L.; Robb, B. C.; Nobler, J. D.; Thornton, D. H. Mapping Foodscapes and Sagebrush Morphotypes with Unmanned Aerial Systems for Multiple Herbivores. Landsc. Ecol. 2020, 35 (4), 921–936.

Fremgen-Tarantino, M. R.; Peña, J. J.; Connelly, J. W.; Forbey, J. S. Winter Foraging Ecology of Greater Sage-Grouse in a Post-Fire Landscape. J. Arid Environ. 2020, 178, 104154.

Evans, L. W.; Bender, A.; Burnett, L.; Godoy, L.; Shen, Y.; Staten, D.; Zhou, T.; Angermann, J. E.; Ferguson, B. S. Emodin and Emodin-Rich Rhubarb Inhibits Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) Activity and Cardiac Myocyte Hypertrophy. J. Nutr. Biochem. 2020, 79, 108339–108339.

Evans, L. W.; Stratton, M. S.; Ferguson, B. S. Dietary Natural Products as Epigenetic Modifiers in Aging-Associated Inflammation and Disease. Nat. Prod. Rep. 2020, 37 (5), 653–676.


Nobler, J. D.; Camp, M. J.; Crowell, M. M.; Shipley, L. A.; Dadabay, C.; Rachlow, J. L.; James, L.; Forbey, J. S. Preferences of Specialist and Generalist Mammalian Herbivores for Mixtures Versus Individual Plant Secondary Metabolites. J. Chem. Ecol. 2019, 45 (1), 74–85.

Dwinnell, S. P. H.; Sawyer, H.; Randall, J. E.; Beck, J. L.; Forbey, J. S.; Fralick, G. L.; Monteith, K. L. Where to Forage When Afraid: Does Perceived Risk Impair Use of the Foodscape? Ecol. Appl. Publ. Ecol. Soc. Am. 2019, 29 (7), e01972.

Oh, K. P.; Aldridge, C. L.; Forbey, J. S.; Dadabay, C. Y.; Oyler-McCance, S. J. Conservation Genomics in the Sagebrush Sea: Population Divergence, Demographic History, and Local Adaptation in Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus Spp.). Genome Biol. Evol. 2019, 11 (7), 2023–2034.


Forbey, J. S.; Liu, R.; Caughlin, T. T.; Matocq, M. D.; Vucetich, J. A.; Kohl, K. D.; Dearing, M. D.; Felton, A. M. Review: Using Physiologically Based Models to Predict Population Responses to Phytochemicals by Wild Vertebrate Herbivores. animal 2018, 12 (s2), s383–s398.

Presentations & Posters


Forbey, J. Using Chemistry to Create Closer Collaborations between Researchers and Practitioners, 2021.


Fonseca, M. Animal Nutrition Research Program Update – Adapting Animals to Resource Limited Environments and Perks of Metabolic Imprints: Water X Dry Matter Intake, 2019.

Forbey, J. S. An Academic’s “Cure” for Sustainable Wildlife Research: How Coursebased Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) Can Help Monitor Wildlife and Recruit Future Wildlife Biologists, 2019.

Forbey, J. S. Herbivore-Directed Bioprospecting of Chemical Diversity for Medicinal Uses, 2019.

Forbey, J. S. Messages from the Sagebrush Sea, 2019.

Matocq, M. D. Seasonal Plant Use and the Gut Microbiome of Two Congeneric Small Mammal Herbivores across a Sharp Ecotone, 2019.

Pendleton, B. A. Examining Wild Plant-Animal Interactions to Inform Pest Management Strategies, 2019.

Pendleton, B. A. Listening to Nature: Using Multi-Trophic Interactions to Inform Pest Management Strategies, 2019.

Raino, J. Pesky Pests and the Plants That Kill Them: Harnessing Chemical Complexity in the Fight against Pesticide Resistance, 2019.

Robb, B. C. Remotely-Sensing Functional Chemical Traits of Native Plants across Sagebrush-Steppe Landscapes, 2019.

Robb, B. C. Spectral Fingerprints Predict Functional Chemical Traits of Native Plants across Sagebrush-Steppe Landscapes, 2019.

Tinkle, Z.; Lauer, M.; Forbey, J. S. Idaho Adopt a Scientist Program (IASP): Environmental Education/Outreach from the Perspectives of the Researcher and the Educator, 2019.


Fonseca, M. Ruminal Digestive Process, 2018.

Forbey, J. Something Old, New, Borrowed and Overdue: Marrying Mechanism with Patterns to Advance Grouse Ecology, 2018.

Forbey, J. S.; Felton, A. Unravelling the Rules of Foraging: Using Genomes to Predict and Manage Foraging., 2018.

Pendleton, B. A. Utilizing Ecological Services within the Sagebrush Steppe to Combat Common Pests, 2018.

Zaiats, A. An Agent-Based Model to Forecast Spatial Demography in Sagebrush Common Gardens., 2018.