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  1. ^Benbow, ME, JK Tomberlin, AM Tarone, (Eds). 2015. Carrion ecology, evolution and their applications. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 577. 
  2. ^Tomberlin, JK, ME Benbow, (Eds). 2015. Forensic Entomology: International Dimensions and Frontiers. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 443.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (2010 - Present)

  1. ^Pechal, JL, ME Benbow. 2016. Microbial ecology of the salmon necrobiome: Evidence salmon carrion decomposition influences aquatic and terrestrial insect microbiomes. Environmental Microbiology (in press) [IF = 6.20]
  2. Burcham, ZM, JA Hood, JL Pechal, KL Krausz, JL Bose, CJ Schmidt, ME Benbow. 2016. Fluorescently labeled bacteria provide insight on post-mortem microbial transmigration. Forensic Science International (in press) [IF = 2.14]
  3. ^Lang, JM, R Erb, JL Pechal, JR Wallace, RW McEwan, ME Benbow. 2016. Microbial biofilm community variation in flowing habitats: Potential Utility as Bioindicators of Postmortem Submersion Intervals. Microorganisms 4(1):1. Doi:10.3390/microorganisms4010001 [IF = n/a]
  4. Finley, SJ, JL Pechal, ME Benbow, BK Robertson, G Javan. 2016. Microbial signatures of cadaver gravesoil during decomposition. Microbial Ecology:1-6. DOI 10.1007/s00248-015-0725-1 (in press) [IF = 2.97]
  5. ^Benbow, ME, JL Pechal. 2015. Microbial interactions of the necrobiome: basic research and forensic applications. Microbiologist (in press) [IF = none] (invited)
  6. ^Lang, JM, RW McEwan, ME Benbow. Abiotic autumnal organic matter deposition and grazing disturbance effects on epilithic biofilm succession. FEMS Microbiology Ecology (in press) doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiv060 [IF = 3.88]
  7. ^Benbow, ME, JL Pechal, JM Lang, R Erb, JR Wallace. 2015. The potential of high-throughput metagenomic sequencing of aquatic bacterial communities to estimate the postmortem submersion interval. Journal of Forensic Sciences (in press) [IF = 1.31]
  8. Pechal, JL, ME Benbow, JK Tomberlin, TL Crippen, AM Tarone, B Singh, PA Lenhart. 2015. Field documentation of unusual postmortem wound infliction on human remains by arthropods. Journal of Medical Entomology 52(1):105-108. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tju012 [IF = 1.82] 
  9. ^Pechal, JL, HE Moore, F Drijfhout, ME Benbow. 2014. Hydrocarbon profiles throughout adult Calliphoridae aging: a promising tool for forensic entomology. Forensic Science International 245:65-71 [IF = 2.12]
  10. ^Shewhart, L, RW McEwan, ME Benbow. 2014. Evidence for facilitation of Culex pipiens L. life history traits by the non-native invasive shrub Amur honeysuckle. (Lonicera maackii). Environmental Entomology 43(6):1584-1593 [IF = 1.42]
  11. Brundage, A, ME Benbow, JK Tomberlin. 2014. Priority effects on the life-history traits of two carrion blow fly (Diptera, Calliphoridae) species. Ecological Entomology 39:539-547 DOI: 10.1111/een.12128, [IF = 1.95]
  12. McNeish, RE, EM Moore, ME Benbow, RW McEwan. 2014. Removal of an invasive shrub from riparian forests mediates headwater stream biota and ecosystem function. Rivers, Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2808 (published online, June 2014) [IF = 1.97]
  13. Tarone, AM, JR Wallace, JK Tomberlin, R Mohr, ME Benbow, JS Johnston, E Mondor, S VanLaerhoven. 2014. A correspondence from a maturing discipline. Journal of Medical Entomology 51(3):490-492 [IF = 1.86]
  14. Pechal, JL, ME Benbow, TL Crippen, A Tarone, JK Tomberlin. 2014. Delayed insect colonization alters vertebrate carrion necrophagous community assembly and decomposition. Ecosphere. 5(4): art45, [IF = 2.60]
  15. McIntosh, MD, HR Williamson, ME Benbow, RK Kimbirauskus, C Quaye, D Boakye, PLC Small, RW Merritt. 2014. Associations between Mycobacterium ulcerans and aquatic plant communities of West Africa: implications for Buruli ulcer disease. EcoHealth 11(2):184-196. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-013-0898-3, [IF = 2.20]
  16. ^Benbow, ME, RK Kimbirauskus, MD McIntosh, HR Williamson, C Quaye, D Boakye, PLC Small, RW Merritt. 2014. Aquatic macroinvertebrate assemblages of Ghana, West Africa: understanding the ecology of Buruli ulcer disease. EcoHealth 11(2):168-183. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-013-0886-7, (PMID: 24306551)  [IF = 2.20]
  17. ^Gorbach, KR, ME Shoda, AJ Burky, ME Benbow. 2014. Benthic community responses to water removal in tropical mountain streams. Rivers, Research and Applications: 30: 791-803. doi: 10.1002/rra.2679 [IF = 2.43]
  18. ^Pechal, JL, T Crippen, ME Benbow, A Tarone, JK Tomberlin. 2014. The potential use of bacterial community succession in forensics as described by high throughput metagenomic sequencing. International Journal of Legal Medicine 128:193-205: DOI 10.1007/s00414-013-0872-1 PMID: 23749255 [IF = 2.69]
  19. Roche, B, ME Benbow, RW Merritt, RK Kimbirauskas, MD McIntosh, PLC Small, HR Williamson, J Guégan. 2013. Identifying Achilles' heel of multi-host pathogens: the concept of keystone host illustrated by Mycobacterium ulcerans transmission. Environmental Research Letters 8(4):045009 [IF = 3.58]
  20. ^Pechal, JL, TL Crippen, AM Tarone, A Lewis, JK Tomberlin, ME Benbow. 2013. Microbial community functional change during carrion decomposition PLoS ONE 8(1): e79035. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079035, [IF = 3.73]
  21. Zheng, L, TL Crippen, L Holmes, B Singh, ML Pimsler, ME Benbow, AM Tarone, S Dowd, Z Yu, S vanLaerhoven TK Wood, JK Tomberlin. 2013. Bacteria mediate oviposition by the Black Soldier Fly, Hermetia illucens (L.), (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Scientific Reports 3:2563, doi:10.1038/srep02563 PMCID: PMC3759047 (Nature Group Publication) [IF = 2.93]
  22. ^Benbow, ME, AJ Lewis, JK Tomberlin, JL Pechal. 2013. Seasonal necrophagous insect community assembly during carrion decomposition. Journal of Medical Entomology 50(2):440-450. [IF = 1.86]
  23. ^Berg, MC, ME Benbow. 2013. Environmental factors associated with Phormia regina (Meigen) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) oviposition. Journal of Medical Entomology 50(2):451-457. [IF = 1.86]
  24. Willson, SJ, M Kaufman, RW Merritt, HR Williamson, ME Benbow. 2013. Fish and amphibians as potential reservoirs of Mycobacterium ulcerans, the causative agent of Buruli ulcer disease. Infection Ecology and Epidemiology 3: 10.3402/iee.v3i0.19946. PMCID: PMC3580280  [IF = 2.87]
  25. van Ravensway, J, ME Benbow, AA Tsonis, S Pierce, LP Campbell, JAM Fyfe, JA Hayman, PDR Johnson, JR Wallace, J Qi. 2012. Climate and landscape factors associated with Buruli ulcer incidence in Victoria, Australia. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51074. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051074, PMCID: PMC3519496  [IF = 3.73]
  26. Tomberlin, JK, TL Crippen, A Tarone, B Singh, K Adams, Y Rezenom, ME Benbow, JL Pechal, D Russel, R Bier, T Wood. 2012. Interkingdom responses of flies to bacteria mediated by fly physiology and bacterial quorum sensing. Animal Behaviour 84:1449-1465, [IF = 3.07]
  27. Tomberlin, JK, JH Byrd, JR Wallace, ME Benbow. 2012. Assessment of decomposition studies indicates need for standardized and repeatable methods in forensic entomology. Journal of Forensic Research 3:147. doi:10.4172/2157-7145.1000147 [IF = 0.18]
  28. Campbell, EY, RW Merritt, KW Cummins, ME Benbow. 2012. Spatial and temporal variability of macroinvertebrates in spawning and non-spawning habitats during a salmon run in Southeast Alaska. PLoS ONE 7(6): e39254. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039254  [IF = 3.73]
  29. ^Gorbach, KR, ME Benbow, MD McIntosh, AJ Burky. 2012. Dispersal and upstream migration of a neritid snail: implications for restoring migratory pathways in tropical streams. Freshwater Biology 57(1):1643-1657. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2012.02826.x (Benbow & Gorbach contributed equally) [IF = 3.93]
  30.  McNeish, RE, ME Benbow, RW McEwan. 2012. Riparian forest invasion by a terrestrial shrub (Lonicera maackii) impacts aquatic biota and organic matter processing in headwater streams. Biological Invasions 14(9):1881-1893. doi:0.1007/s10530-012-0199-8 [IF = 3.07]
  31. Williamson, HR, ME Benbow, LP Cambell, CR Johnson, G Sopoh, RW Merritt, PLC Small. 2012. Detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans in the environment predicts prevalence of Buruli ulcer in Benin. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6(1): e1506. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001506. [IF = 4.57]
  32. ^Lewis, AJ, ME Benbow. 2011. When entomological evidence walks away from a crime scene: en masse maggot migration. Journal of Medical Entomology 48(6):1112-1119. [IF = 1.86]
  33. Wesener, M, RW Merritt, ME Benbow, RT Edwards, EY Campbell, EC Norberg. 2011. Hyporheic and benthic macroinvertebrate communities of three southeast Alaska stream types. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 87(3):145-160. [IF = 0.39]
  34. Pechal, JL, ME Benbow, JK Tomberlin. 2011. Merope tuber (Mecoptera: Meropidae) collected in association with carrion in Greene County, Ohio, USA: an infrequent collection of a rare species. The American Midland Naturalist 166(2):453-457.[IF = 0.67]
  35. Suwannapong, G, S Maksong, ME Benbow. 2011. Stingless bee propolis effects on experimental infection of Apis florae with Nosema ceranae. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 1(6A):818-825. [IF = 0.70]
  36. Suwannapong, G, ME Benbow, C Chinokul, P Seanbualuang, V Sivaram. 2011. Bioassay of the mandibular gland pheromones of Apis florae on foraging activity of dwarf honeybees. Journal of Apiculture Research 50(3):212-217. [IF = 1.93]
  37. Campbell, EY, ME Benbow, SD Tiegs, JP Hudson, GA Lamberti, RW Merritt. 2011. Timber harvest intensifies spawning-salmon disturbance of macroinvertebrates in Southeast Alaska streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 301(1):49-59. [IF = 2.96]
  38. ^Tomberlin, JK, ME Benbow, AM Tarone,  R Mohr. 2011. Basic research in evolution and ecology enhances forensics. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26(2):53-55 (invited) (Benbow & Tomberlin contributed equally) (IF = 15.7)
  39. Suwannapong, G, T Yemor, C Boonpakdee, ME Benbow. 2011. Nosema ceranae, a new parasite in Thai honeybees. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 106: 236-241. (IF = 2.42)
  40. Suwannapong, G, P Seanbualuang, ME Benbow. 2011. Using sensillum potential analysis to quantify pheromone sensing of the antennal sensillae of Apis florae Fabricius (1787), foragers and guards. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 14:7-10. (IF = 0.80)
  41. ^Shoda, ME, KR Gorbach, ME Benbow, AJ Burky. 2010. Cascade macroinvertebrate assemblages for in-stream flow criteria and biomonitoring of high gradient, tropical streams. Rivers Research and Applications, Published Online DOI: 10.1002/rra.1458 [IF = 2.43]
  42. Fyfe, JAM, CJ Lavender, KA Handasyde, AR Legione, CR O’Brien, TP Stinear, SJ Pidot, T Seemann, ME Benbow, JR Wallace, C McCowan, PDR Johnson. 2010. A major role for mammals in the ecology of Mycobacterium ulcerans. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 4(8):e791. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000791, PMCID: PMC2919402 (IF = 4.57)
  43. Suwannapong, G, S Maksong, P Seanbualuang, ME Benbow. 2010. Experimental infection of dwarf honeybee with Nosema ceranae isolated from Apis florea Fabricius, 1787: A new parasite in Thai honeybee. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 13:361-364.
  44. Suwannapong, G,  S Chaiwongwattanakul,  P Seanbualuang, ME Benbow. 2010. Histochemical comparison of the hypopharyngeal gland in Apis cerana Fabricius, 1793 and Apis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758 workers. Psyche – A Journal of Entomology: 1-7.
  45. Wallace, JR, MC Gordon, L Hartsell, L Mosi, ME Benbow, RW Merritt, PLC Small. 2010. Interaction of Mycobacterium ulcerans with mosquito species: implications for transmission and trophic relationships. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76(18):6215-6222.  PMCID: PMC2937476
  46. Suwannapong, G, P Seanbualuang, SV Gowda, ME Benbow. 2010. Detection of odor perception of Asiatic honeybee, Apis cerana Fabricius, 1793 workers by changing membrane potential of the antennal sensillae. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 13:197-200.
  47. Chuluunbat, S, JC Morse, J Lessard, ME Benbow, M Wesener. 2010. Evolution of terrestrial habitat in Manophylax species (Trichoptera: Apataniidae), with a new species from Alaska. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29(2):413-430.

Book Chapters & Video Media

  1. ^Benbow, ME, JK Tomberlin, AM Tarone. 2015. Introduction to carrion ecology, evolution and their applications. In: Carrion ecology, evolution and their applications. ME Benbow, JK Tomberlin and AM Tarone (Eds).  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. XX-XX. (in press).
  2. ^Benbow, ME, JL Pechal, RM Mohr. Carrion community ecology. 2015. In: Carrion ecology, evolution and their applications. ME Benbow, JK Tomberlin and AM Tarone (Eds).  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. XX-XX. (in press).
  3. Crippen, TL, ME Benbow, JL Pechal. 2015. Microbial interactions during decomposition. In: Carrion ecology, evolution and their applications. ME Benbow, JK Tomberlin and AM Tarone (Eds).  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. XX-XX. (in press).
  4. Jordan, HR, JK Tomberlin, TK Wood, ME Benbow. 2015. Inter-kingdom interactions of carrion decomposition. ME Benbow, JK Tomberlin and AM Tarone (Eds).  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. XX-XX. (in press).
  5. ^Benbow, ME, JK Tomberlin, AM Tarone. 2015. Frontiers in carrion ecology and evolution. In: Carrion ecology, evolution and their applications. ME Benbow, JK Tomberlin and AM Tarone (Eds).  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. XX-XX. (in press).
  6. ^Pechal, JL, ME Benbow. Community Ecology. 2015.  In: Forensic Entomology: International Dimensions and Frontiers. JK Tomberlin and ME Benbow (Eds).  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. XX-XX. (in press).
  7. ^Tomberlin, JK, ME Benbow. Current global trends and frontiers. 2015. In: Forensic Entomology: International Dimensions and Frontiers. JK Tomberlin and ME Benbow (Eds).  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. XX-XX. (in press).
  8. Williamson-Jordan HR, ME Benbow, LN Mosi, R Simmonds, BS Hall, S Roberts. 2014. Mycobacterium ulcerans and Buruli ulcer. In:  Emerging and Re-Emerging Human Pathogens. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., New Jersey, pp. XX-XX. (in press)
  9. ^Benbow, ME, RW Merritt, JL Pechal. 2013. Entomology. In: Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, A. Jamieson and A.A. Moenssens (Eds), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., New Jersey. DOI: 10.1002/9780470061589.fsa072.pub2. Published 4thDecember 2013.
  10. Qi, J, L Campbell, J van Ravensway, AO Finley, RW Merritt, ME Benbow. 2013. Buruli ulcer disease: the unknown environmental and social ecology of an environmental pathogen. In: Ecologies and Politics of Health. BH King and KA Crews (Eds.). Taylor and Francis Books, London. Vol 41:75-97.
  11. Suwannapong, G, Eiri, DM, ME Benbow. 2012. Honeybee communication and pollination. In: New Perspectives in Plant Pollination. AR Bandani (Ed).  InTech, 41-62, DOI: 10.5772/2299.
  12. Suwannapong, G, ME Benbow. 2011. Biology of insect odors: sources, olfaction and responses. In: The Biology of Odors. LE Weiss and JM Atwood (Eds.).  Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY.
  13. Suwannapong, G, ME Benbow and JC Nieh. 2011. Biology of Thai honeybees: natural history and threats. In: Bees: Biology, Threats and Colonies, RM Florio (Eds.).  Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY. 1-101 pgs.
  14. Johnson, PDR, C Demangel, TP Stinear, ME Benbow, JAM Fyfe. 2010. Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans infection) – still mysterious. In: Emerging Infections 9. WM Michael, ML Grayson, JM Hughes (Eds.).  ASM Press, Washington DC.
  15. Merritt, RW, ME Benbow.  2009. Entomology.  In: Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science. A Jamieson and A Moenssens (Eds.).  John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., New Jersey, pp. 1-12.
  16. ^Benbow, ME. 2009. Annelida, Oligochaeta and Polychaeta. In: Encyclopedia of Inland Waters: GE Likens (Ed.). Vol. 2, pp. 124-127. Elsevier, Ltd., Oxford, England.
  17. ^Benbow, ME, *MD McIntosh. 2009. Benthic Invertebrate Fauna, Tropical Stream Ecosystems. In: Encyclopedia of Inland Waters: GE Likens (Ed.). Vol. 2, pp. 216-231. Elsevier, Ltd., Oxford, England.
  18. Wallace, JR, ME Benbow. 2009. Flatworms (Turbellarians). In: Encyclopedia of Inland Waters: G.E. Likens (Ed.). Vol. 2, pp. 315-316. Elsevier, Ltd., Oxford, England.
  19. Kimbirauskas, RK, RW Merritt, JK Tomberlin, ME Benbow, JW Wallace.  2008. Forensic Entomology: the collection and preservation of insect evidence from crime scenes. DVD. Independent Productions.
  20. ^Benbow, ME, AJ Burky, *MD McIntosh.  2005. A History of Hawaiian Freshwater Resources.  In: Water Encyclopedia: Oceanography; Meteorology; Physics and Chemistry; Water Law; and Water History, Art, and Culture. Lehr, J, J Keeley (Eds.). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 832 pgs.v
  21. ^Benbow, ME, RW Merritt. 2005. Road Salt. In: Water Encyclopedia: Water Quality and Resource Management. Lehr, J, J Keeley and J. Lehr (Eds.). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 717 pgs.