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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
April 24, 2014
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Publications (Student co-authors are in bold)

Twanabasu B, Stevens KJ, Venables B, Sears W. The effects of triclosan on arbuscular mycorrhizal spore germination, hyphal growth, and hyphal branching in Glomus intraradices. Accepted by Science of the Total Environment (December 2012)

Twanabasu B, Smith C, Stevens KJ, Venables B, Sears W. Triclosan inhibits arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization in three wetland plants. Accepted by Science of the Total Environment (November 2012)

Alahmady KK, Atkinson S and Stevens KJ. Effect of hydraulic detention times, plant age and water depth on the performance of flow-through duckweed bioremediation system. (Accepted by the Journal of Environmental Engineering, February 2012)

Zarate R, Schulwitz S, Stevens KJ and Venables B. 2012. Bioconcentration of triclosan, methyl-triclosan, and triclocarban in the plants and sediments of a constructed wetland. Chemosphere 88: 323-329.

DíSouza NA, Allen MS, Stevens KJ, Ayre B, Visi DK, Vidhate S, Ghamarian I, Webber CL. 2011. Biocomposites: the natural fiber contribution from bast and woody plants. In Plant Fibers as Renewable Feedstocks for Biofuel and Bio-based Products. Edited by Webber CL, and Liu A. CCG International Inc. St. Paul, USA. Pages 75-96.

Stevens KJ, Wall CB and Jannsen J. 2011. Effects of AM fungi on seedling growth and development of two wetland plants, B. frondosa L., and E. prostrata (L.)L., grown under three levels of water availability Mycorrhiza 21: 279-88

Vidhate S, Stevens KJ, Ayre B, Allen M and DíSouza N. 2011. Biocomposites of Sesbania herbaceae plant fibers/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA): effect of chemical retting. SPE Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 2011. (conference proceedings)

Kandalepas D, Stevens KJ and Platt WJ. 2010 Root endophytes are abundant in a degrading Louisiana marsh Ė an assessment of root colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and dark septate endophytes. Wetlands 30: 189-199.

Stevens KJ, Wellner MR and M Acevedo. 2009. Dark septate endophyte and arbuscular mycorrhizal status of herbaceous vegetation recolonizing a remnant bottomland hardwood forest in east Texas. Aquatic Botany 92:105-111.

Stevens KJ, Kim SY, Adhikari S, Vadapalli V and Venables BJ. 2009. Effects of triclosan on seed germination and seedling development of three wetland plants: Sesbania herbacea, Eclipta prostrata and Bidens frondosa. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28:2598-2609.

Ayre BG, Stevens KJ, Chapman KD, Webber CL, Dagnon KL and DíSouza NA. 2009. Viscoelastic properties of kenaf bast fiber in relation to stem age. Textile Research Journal 79: 973-980.

Stevens KJ and Peterson RL. 2007. Relationships among three pathways for resource acquisition and their contribution to performance in the emergent aquatic plant Lythrum salicaria L. Plant Biology 9: 758-765.

Seago JL, VotrubovŠ O, Soukup A, Stevens KJ, Enstone DE and Marsh LC. 2005. A reexamination of the root cortex in wetland flowering plants with respect to aerenchyma. Annals of Botany 96: 565-579.

Stevens KJ, Spender SW and Peterson RL. 2002. Phosphorus, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and performance of the wetland plant Lythrum salicaria L. under inundated conditions. Mycorrhiza 12: 277-283.

Stevens KJ, Peterson RL and Reader RJ. 2002. The aerenchymatous phellem of Lythrum salicaria L.: a pathway for gas transport and its role in flood tolerance. Annals of Botany 89: 621-625

Lempe J, Stevens KJ and Peterson RL. 2001. Shoot responses of 6 Lythraceae species to flooding. Plant Biology 3: 186-193.

Peterson RL, and Stevens KJ. 2000. Evidence for the uptake of non-essential and essential nutrient ions by root hairs and their effect on root hair growth. In Root Hairs: Cell and molecular biology. Edited by Ridge RW, and Emons AMC. Springer-Verlag, Tokyo. Pages 179-195.

Stephenson GR, Corrigan JE, Bueglas J, Cooper A, Fiesthauer NC, Laing JE, MacKenzie D, McCaughey TL, Medina C, Peterson RL and Stevens KJ. 2000. Studies on the biology and control of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria L.) at the University of Guelph. Proceedings of the Joint Meetings of the Vegetation Management Associations of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces of Canada (AQGV-OVMA-AVMA, Quebec City, PQ October 24-27, 2000). Pages 1-7.

Stevens KJ, Peterson RL and Stephenson GR. 1997. Morphological and anatomical responses of Lythrum salicaria to an imposed water gradient. International Journal of Plant Sciences 158: 172-183.

Stevens KJ, Peterson RL and Stephenson GR. 1997. Vegetative propagation and tissues involved in the lateral spread of Lythrum salicaria L. (purple loosestrife). Aquatic Botany 56: 11-24.

Stevens KJ and Peterson RL. 1996. The effect of a water gradient on the vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal status of Lythrum salicaria L. (purple loosestrife). Mycorrhiza 6: 99-104.