M. Denise DEARING portrait
  • Distinguished Professor, School Of Biological Sciences
801-585-1298

Publications

  • (date unknown). Dizney L, Taylor, D, Varner J, Zolka T, Dearing MD; Transmission dynamics among host populations; University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Accepted, .
  • M. Denise DEARING (date unknown). Functional characterization of cytochromes P450 2B from the desert woodrat Neotoma lepida. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 274:393-401. Accepted, .
  • Weinstein SB (date unknown). Weinstein SB. Ecology. Accepted, .
  • Maurer M (date unknown). Diet alters rodent fecal pellet size: implications for paleoecological and demographic studies using fecal dimensions. Journal of Mammalogy. Accepted, .
  • Weinstein SB (date unknown). The secret social lives of African crested rats, Lophiomys imhausi. Journal of Mammalogy. Vol. 101, 1680–1691. Accepted, .
  • Forbey JS (date unknown). Review: Using physiologically based models to predict population responses to phytochemicals by wild vertebrate herbivores. Animal. Vol. 12. Accepted, .
  • Kohl, Kevin D. (date unknown). Larval exposure to polychlorinated biphenyl 126 (PCB-126) causes persistent alteration of the amphibian gut microbiota: PCB-126 alters the amphibian gut microbiota. Wiley-Blackwell. n/a-n/a. Accepted, .
  • Chirife, Andrea (date unknown). Intestinal lactase activity in southern right whale calves ( Eubalaena australis ). Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 31(1), 398-403. Accepted, .
  • Kohl, K. D. (date unknown). Validating the use of trap-collected feces for studying the gut microbiota of a small mammal (Neotoma lepida). Oxford University Press (OUP). Vol. 96(1), 90-93. Accepted, .
  • Kohl, Kevin D. (date unknown). Inoculation of tannin-degrading bacteria into novel hosts increases performance on tannin-rich diets: Tannin-degrading bacteria aid hosts consuming tannins. Wiley-Blackwell. n/a-n/a. Accepted, .
  • Moore, Ben D. (date unknown). Translating physiological signals to changes in feeding behaviour in mammals and the future effects of global climate change. CSIRO Publishing. Vol. 55(3), 272. Accepted, .
  • Skopec MM, Kohl KD, Schramm K, Halpert JR, Dearing MD (date unknown). Using the Specialization Framework to Determine Degree of Dietary Specialization in a Herbivorous Woodrat. Journal of chemical ecology. Vol. 41, 1059-68. Accepted, .
  • Dearing, M. D. (date unknown). The roles of community diversity and contact rates on pathogen prevalence. Oxford University Press (OUP). Vol. 96(1), 29-36. Accepted, .
  • Samuni-Blank, M (date unknown). Intraspecific Directed Deterrence by the Mustard Oil Bomb in a Desert Plant. Current Biology 22:1-3. Accepted, .
  • Kohl, KD (date unknown). Experience matters: prior exposure to plant toxins enhances diversity of gut microbes in herbivores. Ecology Letters, 15:108-115. Accepted, .
  • Samuni-Blank, M (date unknown). Physiological Effects of Fruit Toxins on Seed Dispersing Congeneric Rodents. The Journal of Experimental Biology. In Review. Accepted, .
  • Malenke, JR (date unknown). Cytochrome P450 2B diversity and dietary novelty in the herbiforous, desert woodrat (Neotoma lepida). PLoS ONE, 7(8):e41510. Accepted, .
  • Dearing, MD (date unknown). Temperature-dependent toxicity in mammals with implications for herbivores: a review. Journal of Comparative Physiology. DOI 10.1007/s00360-012-0670-y. Accepted, .
  • M. Denise DEARING (date unknown). Taste and physiological responses to glucosinolates: seed predator versus seed disperser. Accepted, .
  • M. Denise DEARING (date unknown). Unique and shared responses of the gut microbiota to prolonged fasting: a comparative study across five classes of vertebrate hosts. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 90: 883-894. Accepted, .
  • Weinstein SB (date unknown). Microbiome stability and structure is governed by host phylogeny over diet and geography in woodrats (Neotoma spp.). Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Accepted, .
  • Kohl KD (date unknown). Metagenomic sequencing provides insights into the location of microbial detoxification in the gut of a small mammalian herbivore. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. Vol. 94. Accepted, .
  • Skopec, MM (date unknown). Differential expression and activity of catechol-O-Methyl transferase (COMT) in a generalist (Neotoma albigula) and juniper specialist (Neotoma stephensi) woodrat. Accepted, .
  • Kohl KD (date unknown). With a little help from my friends: Microbial partners in integrative and comparative biology. Integrative and Comparative Biology. Vol. 57, 669-673. Accepted, .
  • Miller AW (date unknown). Microbiota diversification and crash induced by dietary oxalate in the mammalian herbivore Neotoma albigula. mSphere. Accepted, .
  • Cao, L (date unknown). Using MODIS satellite imagery to predict hantavirus risk. Accepted, .
  • French, SS (date unknown). Leptin as a Physiological Mediator of Energetic Trade-offs in Ecoimmunology: Implications for Disease. Accepted, .
  • Miller AW (date unknown). The induction of oxalate metabolism in vivo is more effective with functional microbial communities than with functional microbial species. mSystems. Vol. 2, e00088-17. Accepted, .
  • Kohl, K (date unknown). Induced and constitutive responses of digestive enzymes to plant toxins in an herbivorous mammal. Accepted, .
  • Kohl KD (date unknown). Patterns of host gene expression associated with harboring a foregut microbial community. BMC Genomics. Vol. 18, 697. Accepted, .
  • Martinez-Mota R (date unknown). Natural diets promote retention of the native gut microbiota in captive rodents. The ISME Journal. Vol. 14, 67-78. Accepted, .
  • Lessner KM, Dearing MD, Izhaki I, Samuni-Blank M, Arad Z, Karasov WH (date unknown). Small intestinal hydrolysis of plant glucosides: higher glucohydrolase activities in rodents than passerine birds. The Journal of experimental biology. Vol. 218, 2666-9. Accepted, .
  • Kohl, KD (date unknown). Diversity and novelty of the gut microbial community of an herbivorous rodent (Neotoma bryanti). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Lehmer, E.M., J.D. Jones, M.G. Bego, S. St. Jeor, J. Varner, C.A. Clay, and M.D. Dearing (2010) Long-term patterns of immune investment by wild deer mice infected with Sin Nombre virus. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 83:847-57. Accepted, .
  • M. Denise DEARING (date unknown). Evidence for functional convergence in genes upregulated by herbivores ingesting plant secondary compounds. BMC Ecology. 14:23. Accepted, .
  • M. Denise DEARING (date unknown). The importance of biologically relevant microclimate data in species distribution models & habitat suitability assessments. PLoS ONE. 9(8): e104648. Accepted, .
  • Ridenhour BJ (date unknown). Modeling time-series data from microbial communities. Journal of International Society for Microbial Ecology. Vol. 11, 2526–2537. Accepted, .
  • Torregrossa, A-M (date unknown). Differential regulation of plant secondary compounds by herbivorous rodent (Neotoma bryanti). Accepted, .
  • Kohl KD, Dearing MD (date unknown). The Woodrat Gut Microbiota as an Experimental System for Understanding Microbial Metabolism of Dietary Toxins. Frontiers in microbiology. Vol. 7, 1165. Accepted, .
  • Varner, J (date unknown). Estimating duration of infection with avidity assays: Potential limitation and recommendations for improvement. Ecohealth: DOI:10.1007/s10393-012-0742-1. Accepted, .
  • M. Denise DEARING (date unknown). Gut microbes of mammalian herbivores facilitate intake of plant toxins. Ecology Letters. 17:1238-1246. Accepted, .
  • Miller AW, Oakeson KF, Dale C, Dearing MD (date unknown). Microbial community transplant results in increased and long-term oxalate degradation. Microbial ecology. Vol. 72, 470-8. Accepted, .
  • M. Denise DEARING (date unknown). Evolutionary irony: evidence that “defensive” plant spines act as a proximate cue to attract a mammalian herbivore. Accepted, .
  • Dearing MD (date unknown). Beyond Fermentation: Other important services provided to endothermic herbivores by their gut microbiota. Integrative and Comparative Biology. Vol. 57, 723–731. Accepted, .
  • Varner, J. (date unknown). Too hot to trot? Evaluating the effects of wildfire on patterns of occupancy and abundance for a climate-sensitive habitat specialist. International Journal of Wildland Fire. Accepted, .
  • Marón CF (date unknown). Symbiotic microbes and potential pathogens in the intestine of dead southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) calves. Anaerobe. Vol. 57, 107-114. Accepted, .
  • Stephens SR (date unknown). Chiseling away at the dogma of dietary specialization in Dipodomys microps. Diversity. Vol. 11, 92. Accepted, .
  • Connors PK (date unknown). Ambient temperature-mediated changes in hepatic gene expression of a mammalian herbivore (Neotoma lepida). Molecular Ecology. Accepted, .
  • Campbell, M. (date unknown). The draft genome sequence and annotation of the desert woodrat Neotoma lepida. Genom Data.9:58-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gdata.2016.06.008. eCollection 2016. Accepted, .
  • Oakeson K.F. (date unknown). Draft Genome Sequence of an Oxalate-Degrading Strain of Clostridium sporogenes from the Gastrointestinal Tract of the White-Throated Woodrat (Neotoma albigula). Genome Announcements 4(3), pii: e00392-16, doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00392-16. Accepted, .
  • Kohl KD, Connelly JW, Dearing MD, Forbey JS (date unknown). Microbial detoxification in the gut of a specialist avian herbivore, the Greater Sage-Grouse. FEMS microbiology letters. Vol. 363. Accepted, .
  • Kohl KD, Stengel A, Dearing MD (date unknown). Inoculation of tannin-degrading bacteria into novel hosts increases performance on tannin-rich diets. Environmental microbiology. Vol. 18, 1720-9. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Dearing, M.D. and L. Dizney (2010) Ecology of hantavirus in a changing world. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1195:99-112. Accepted, .
  • Kitanovic S (date unknown). Cytochrome P450 2B diversity in a dietary specialist—the Red Tree Vole (Arborimus longicaudus). Journal of Mammalogy. Vol. 99, 578–585. Accepted, .
  • Kohl KD, Sadowska ET, Rudolf AM, Dearing MD, Koteja P (date unknown). Experimental Evolution on a Wild Mammal Species Results in Modifications of Gut Microbial Communities. Frontiers in microbiology. Vol. 7, 634. Accepted, .
  • Kohl KD, Samuni-Blank M, Lymberakis P, Kurnath P, Izhaki I, Arad Z, Karasov WH, Dearing MD (date unknown). Effects of Fruit Toxins on Intestinal and Microbial β-Glucosidase Activities of Seed-Predating and Seed-Dispersing Rodents (Acomys spp.). Physiological and biochemical zoology : PBZ. Vol. 89, 198-205. Accepted, .
  • Kohl KD, Stengel A, Dearing MD (date unknown). Inoculation of tannin-degrading bacteria into novel hosts increases performance on tannin-rich diets. Environmental microbiology. Accepted, .
  • Orr TJ (date unknown). Strategies in herbivory by mammals revisited: The role of liver metabolism in a juniper specialist (Neotoma stephensi) and a generalist (Neotoma albigula). Molecular Ecology. Vol. 29, 1674-1683. Accepted, .
  • Kohl KD (date unknown). Microbial communities exhibit host-species distinguishability and phylosymbiosis along the length of the gastrointestinal tract. Molecular Ecology. Vol. 27, 1874-1883. Accepted, .
  • Miller AW (date unknown). PD03-05 Antibiotics and a high fat/high sugar diet reduce microbial oxalate metabolism in a mouse model. Journal of Urology. Vol. 199. Accepted, .
  • Huo L (date unknown). Rational Re-Engineering of the O-Dealkylation of 7-Alkoxycoumarin Derivatives by Cytochromes P450 2B from the Desert Woodrat, Neotoma lepida. Biochemistry. Accepted, .
  • Miller AW, Oakeson KF, Dale C, Dearing MD (date unknown). Effect of Dietary Oxalate on the Gut Microbiota of the Mammalian Herbivore Neotoma albigula. Applied and environmental microbiology. Vol. 82, 2669-75. Accepted, .
  • Kohl KD, Pitman E, Robb BC, Connelly JW, Dearing MD, Forbey JS (date unknown). Monoterpenes as inhibitors of digestive enzymes and counter-adaptations in a specialist avian herbivore. Journal of comparative physiology. B, Biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology. Vol. 185, 425-34. Accepted, .
  • Kohl KD, Cary TL, Karasov WH, Dearing MD (date unknown). Larval exposure to polychlorinated biphenyl 126 (PCB-126) causes persistent alteration of the amphibian gut microbiota. Environmental toxicology and chemistry / SETAC. Vol. 34, 1113-8. Accepted, .
  • Torregrossa, A-M (date unknown). Testing the diet breadth trade-off hypothesis: differential regulations of novel plant secondary compounds by a specialist and generalis herbivore. Oecologia, 168:711-718. Accepted, .
  • Kohl KD (date unknown). Intestinal lymphatic transport: an overlooked pathway for understanding absorption of plant secondary compounds in vertebrate herbivores. Journal of Chemical Ecology. Vol. 43, 290-294. Accepted, .
  • Greenhalgh R (date unknown). Trio-binned genomes of the woodrats Neotoma bryanti and N. lepida reveal novel gene islands and rapid copy number evolution of xenobiotic metabolizing cytochrome p450 genes. bioRxiv. Accepted, .
  • Kohl KD (date unknown). Gut microbial communities of American pikas (Ochotona princeps): evidence for phylosymbiosis and adaptations to novel diets. Journal of Animal Ecology. Accepted, .
  • Shah MB, Liu J, Huo L, Zhang Q, Dearing MD, Wilderman PR, Szklarz GD, Stout CD, Halpert JR (date unknown). Structure-Function Analysis of Mammalian CYP2B Enzymes Using 7-Substituted Coumarin Derivatives as Probes: Utility of Crystal Structures and Molecular Modeling in Understanding Xenobiotic Metabolism. Molecular pharmacology. Vol. 89, 435-45. Accepted, .
  • Varner J, Horns JJ, Lambert MS, Westberg E, Ruff JS, Wolfenberger K, Beever EA, Dearing MD (date unknown). Plastic pikas: Behavioural flexibility in low-elevation pikas (Ochotona princeps). Behavioural processes. Vol. 125, 63-71. Accepted, .
  • M. Denise DEARING (date unknown). The gastrointestinal tract of the white-throated woodrat (Neotoma albigula) harbors distinct consortia of oxalate-degrading bacteria. Applied Environmental Microbiology. 80:1595-1601. Accepted, .
  • M. Denise DEARING (date unknown). Captivity results in disparate loss of gut microbial diversity in closely related hosts. Conservation Physiology. 2:cou009. Accepted, .
  • Kitanovic S (date unknown). Role of cytochrome P450 2B sequence vatiation and gene copy number in facilitating dietary specialization in mammalian herbivores. Molecular Ecology. Vol. 27, 723-736. Accepted, .
  • M. Denise DEARING (date unknown). Dietary plasticity in pikas as a strategy for atypical resource landscapes. Journal of Mammalogy. 95:72–81. Accepted, .
  • Sorensen, J (date unknown). A Pharm-Ecological Perspective of Terrestrial and Aquatic Plant-Herbivore Interactions. J Chem Ecol. DOI 10.1007/s10886-013-0267-2. In Review. Accepted, .
  • Malenke, JR (date unknown). Transcriptome sequencing and microarray development for the woodrat (Neotoma spp.): custom genetic tools for exploring herbivore ecology. Molecular Ecology Resources. Accepted, .
  • Magnanou, E (date unknown). “Hepatic Gene Expression in Herbivores on Diets with Natural and Novel Plant Secondary Compounds.” Physiological Genomics. In Review. Accepted, .
  • Kohl, KD (date unknown). Effects of anatomy and diet on gastrointestinal pH in rodents. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Previtali, M.A.; Lehmer,E.M.; Pearce-Duvet, J.M.C.; Jones, J.D.; Clay, C.A.; Wood, B.A.; Ely, P.W.; Laverty, S.M. and , M.D Dearing. (2010) Roles of human disturbance, precipitation, and a pathogen on the survival and reproductive probabilities of deer mice. Ecology, 91:582–592. Accepted, .
  • M. Denise DEARING (date unknown). Herbivorous rodents (Neotoma spp.) harbor an abundant and active foregut microbiota. Environmental Microbiology. 16:2869-2878. Accepted, .
  • Martinez-Mota R (date unknown). Natural diets promote retention of the native gut microbiota in captive rodents. ISME Journal. Vol. 14, 67-78. Accepted, .
  • Miller AW (date unknown). Loss of Function Dysbiosis Associated with Antibiotics and High Fat, High Sugar Diet. ISME Journal. Vol. 13, 1379-90. Accepted, .
  • Kurnath P, Merz ND, Dearing MD (date unknown). Ambient temperature influences tolerance to plant secondary compounds in a mammalian herbivore. Proceedings. Biological sciences. Vol. 283. Accepted, .
  • Dizney L, Dearing MD (date unknown). Behavioural differences: a link between biodiversity and pathogen transmission. Animal behaviour. Vol. 111, 341-347. Accepted, .

Presentations

  • RECOMB: Comparative Genomics, Singapore. , Other, 2020.
  • Keystone Symposium, Host-microbe Interactions, Singapore. , Other, 2020.
  • The Wildlife Society: Symposium Speaker. , Presented, 2019.
  • Ecological & Evolutionary Genomics Gordon Conference. , Presented, 2019.
  • American Society of Mammalogists, Plenary Talk. , Presented, 2019.
  • Animal- Microbe Symbioses Gordon Conference Invited Discussion Leader. , Presented, 2019.
  • Cal State University Northridge. , Presented, 2018.
  • Université Pierre et Marie Curie-CNRS, Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur mer, France. , Presented, 2018.
  • Boise State University. , Presented, 2018.
  • Utah State University. , Presented, 2018.
  • Eating and Not Dying: Strategies for Thriving on a Diet of Toxins, University of Nevada, Reno. , Presented, 2018.
  • Microbiome-enabled detoxification in a novel mammalian system and potential applications to human health. University of California San Francisco. , Presented, 2018.
  • Australian National University, Canberra Australia. , Presented, 2017.
  • University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. , Presented, 2017.
  • EEB Thursday Seminar: Eating and not dying: How herbivores deal with plant toxins, University of Michigan. , Presented, 2017.
  • Gut microbes facilitate the ingestion of dietary toxins by wild herbivores, University of California, Irvine, Ecology and Evolution Department. , Presented, 2017.
  • Southern California Microbiome Symposium, University of California, Irvine. , Presented, 2017.
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Symposium Speaker. , Presented, 2017.
  • UC Berkeley, Museum Vertebrate Zoology. , Presented, 2016.
  • American Society for Microbiology, Plenary talk. , Presented, 2016.
  • UC Berkeley, Museum Vertebrate Zoology. , Presented, 2016.
  • Dimensions of Biodiversity, NSF. , Presented, 2016.
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison. , Presented, 2016.
  • Université Pierre et Marie Curie-CNRS, Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur mer, France. , Presented, 2016.
  • Joint Meeting of the International Congress of Zoology and Zoological Society of Japan, Okinawa, Japan. , Presented, 2016.
  • Brigham Young University, Provo UT. , Presented, 2016.
  • Texas Tech, Department of Biology. , Presented, 2015.
  • Cal State Fullerton, Department of Biology. , Presented, 2015.
  • University of Nevada, School of Life Sciences. , Presented, 2015.
  • University of Utah, Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar Series. , Presented, 2015.
  • The Ohio State University, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology. , Presented, 2015.
  • Gordon Conference, Animal Microbe Symbiosis, Symposium Speaker. , Presented, 2015.
  • American Society of Mammalogists, Plenary talk. , Presented, 2015.
  • P20 Urology Centers Directors, NIDDK. , Presented, 2014.
  • Entrada Institute, Torrey, UT. , Presented, 2013.
  • University of Missouri: Life Science Week Speaker. , Presented, 2013.
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. , Presented, 2013.
  • International Congress of Zoology, Capetown, South Africa. , Presented, 2021.
  • Max Planck Institute Chemical Ecology, Germany. , Presented, 2021.
  • University of California, Santa Cruz. , Presented, 2021.
  • University of Hawaii, Kewalo Marine Station. , Presented, 2019.
  • Sorrobone University, Paris. , Presented, 2019.
  • Utah Valley University, UT. , Presented, 2019.
  • American Society of Mammalogists, Invited Symposium Speaker, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. , Presented, 2012.

Research Groups

  • Sara Weinstein, . 2018 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Sara received a Smithsonian fellowship and a pathogenesis fellowship.