Lab Publications

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Downing, Jason L., Liu, Hong, Shao, Shicheng, Wang, Xilong, McCormick, Melissa, Deng, Rongyan and Gao, Jiangyun. 2017. Contrasting changes in biotic interactions of orchid populations subject to conservation introduction vs. conventional translocation in tropical China. Biological Conservation, 212, Part A: 29-38. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2017.05.021

Hazelton, Eric L. G., Downard, Rebekah, Kettenring, Karin M., McCormick, Melissa K. and Whigham, Dennis F. 2017. Spatial and Temporal Variation in Brackish Wetland Seedbanks: Implications for Wetland Restoration Following Phragmites Control. Estuaries and Coasts, : 1-17. doi:10.1007/s12237-017-0289-z

Rock-Blake, Rachel, McCormick, Melissa K., Brooks, Hope E. A., Jones, Cynthia S. and Whigham, Dennis F. 2017. Symbiont abundance can affect host plant population dynamics. American Journal of Botany, 104(1): 72-82. doi:10.3732/ajb.1600334

Kim, Sunghyun, Lee, Seunghoon, McCormick, Melissa, Kim, Jae Geun and Kang, Hojeong. 2016. Microbial Community and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from Abandoned Rice Paddies with Different Vegetation. Microbial ecology, 72(3): 692-703. doi:10.1007/s00248-016-0801-1

McCormick, Melissa K., Brooks, Hope E. A. and Whigham, Dennis F. 2016. Microsatellite analysis to estimate realized dispersal distance in Phragmites australis. Biological Invasions, 18(9): 2497-2504. doi:10.1007/s10530-016-1126-1

McCormick, Melissa K., Taylor, D. L., Whigham, Dennis F. and Burnett, Robert K. 2016. Germination patterns in three terrestrial orchids relate to abundance of mycorrhizal fungi. Journal of Ecology, 104(3): 744-754. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12556

Paudel, Shishir, Longcore, Travis, MacDonald, Beau, McCormick, Melissa K., Szlavecz, Katalin, Wilson, Gail W. T. and Loss, Scott R. 2016. Belowground interactions with aboveground consequences: Invasive earthworms and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Ecology, 97(3): 605-614. doi:10.1890/15-1085.1

Sciance, M. Benjamin, Patrick, Christopher J., Weller, Donald E., Williams, Meghan N., McCormick, Melissa K. and Hazelton, Eric L. G. 2016. Local and regional disturbances associated with the invasion of Chesapeake Bay marshes by the common reed Phragmites australis. Biological Invasions, 18(9): 2661-2677. doi:10.1007/s10530-016-1136-z

Whigham, Dennis F., Mirenda, Tom, O'Neill, Jay and McCormick, Melissa K. 2016. A chance for orchid lovers to benefit conservation. ORCHIDS, January: 32-35.

Kowalski, Kurt P., Bacon, Charles, Bickford, Wesley, Braun, Heather, Clay, Keith, Leduc-Lapierre, Mich, Lillard, Elizabeth, McCormick, Melissa K., Nelson, Eric, Torres, Monica, White, James and Wilcox, Douglas A. 2015. Advancing the science of microbial symbiosis to support invasive species management: a case study on Phragmites in the Great Lakes. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6 doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00095

Ma, Yini, Filley, Timothy R., Szlavecz, Katalin and McCormick, Melissa K. 2014. Controls on wood and leaf litter incorporation into soil fractions in forests at different successional stages. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 69: 212-222. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.10.043

McCormick, Melissa K. and Jacquemyn, Hans. 2014. What constrains the distribution of orchid populations?. New Phytologist, 202(2): 392-400. doi:10.1111/nph.12639

Whigham, Dennis F., McCormick, Melissa K. and O’Neill, John P. 2014. Ongoing studies of Isotria medeoloides, Small Whorled Pogonia. The Native Orchid Conference Journal, 11(4): 6-11.

Krupnick, Gary A., McCormick, Melissa K., Mirenda, Thomas and Whigham, Dennis F. 2013. The Status and Future of Orchid Conservation in North America. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 99(2): 180-198. doi:10.3417/2011108

Ma, Yini, Filley, Timothy R., Johnston, Cliff T., Crow, Susan E., Szlavecz, Katalin and McCormick, Melissa K. 2013. The combined controls of land use legacy and earthworm activity on soil organic matter chemistry and particle association during afforestation. Organic Geochemistry, 58: 56-68. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2013.02.010

McCormick, Melissa K., Parker, Kenneth L., Szlavecz, Katalin and Whigham, Dennis F. 2013. Native and exotic earthworms affect orchid seed loss. AoB Plants, 5 doi:10.1093/aobpla/plt018

Szlavecz, Katalin, Pitz, Scott L., Bernard, Michael J., Xia, Lijun, O’Neill, John P., Chang, Chih-Han, McCormick, Melissa K. and Whigham, Dennis F. 2013. Manipulating earthworm abundance using electroshocking in deciduous forests. Pedobiologia, 56(1): 33-40. doi:10.1016/j.pedobi.2012.08.008

McCormick, Melissa K. and Whigham, Dennis F. 2012. Using the complexities of orchid life histories to target conservation efforts. The Native Orchid Conference Journal, 9(4): 14-23.

McCormick, Melissa K., Lee Taylor, D., Juhaszova, Katarina, Burnett, Robert K., Whigham, Dennis F. and O’Neill, John P. 2012. Limitations on orchid recruitment: not a simple picture. Molecular Ecology, 21(6): 1511-1523. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05468.x

Meyerson, L. A., Lambertini, C., McCormick, Melissa K. and Whigham, Dennis F. 2012. Hybridization of common reed in North America? The answer is blowing in the wind. AoB Plants, 2012: pls022 doi:10.1093/aobpla/pls022

Innis, Anne F., Forseth, Irwin N., Whigham, Dennis F. and McCormick, Melissa K. 2011. Genetic diversity in the invasive Rubus phoenicolasius as compared to the native Rubus argutus using inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers. Biological Invasions, 13(8): 1735-1738. doi:10.1007/s10530-011-0012-0

Kettenring, Karin M., McCormick, Melissa K., Baron, Heather M. and Whigham, Dennis F. 2011. Mechanisms of Phragmites australis invasion: feedbacks among genetic diversity, nutrients, and sexual reproduction. Journal of Applied Ecology, 48(5): 1305-1313. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02024.x

Shefferson, Richard P., McCormick, Melissa K., Whigham, Dennis F. and O'Neill, John P. 2011. Life history strategy in herbaceous perennials: inferring demographic patterns from the aboveground dynamics of a primarily subterranean, myco-heterotrophic orchid. Oikos, 129(9): 1291-1300. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19130.x

Szlavecz, Katalin, McCormick, Melissa K., Xia, Lijun, Saunders, Jaclyn, Morcol, Taylan, Whigham, Dennis F., Filley, Timothy and Csuzdi, Csaba. 2011. Ecosystem effects of non-native earthworms in Mid-Atlantic deciduous forests. Biological Invasions, 13(5): 1165-1182. doi:10.1007/s10530-011-9959-0

Kettenring, Karin M., McCormick, Melissa K., Baron, Heather M. and Whigham, Dennis F. 2010. Phragmites australis (Common Reed) Invasion in the Rhode River Subestuary of the Chesapeake Bay: Disentangling the Effects of Foliar Nutrients, Genetic Diversity, Patch Size, and Seed Viability. Estuaries and Coasts, 33(1): 118-126. doi:10.1007/s12237-009-9241-1

McCormick, Melissa K., Kettenring, Karin M., Baron, H. M. and Whigham, Dennis F. 2010. Spread of invasive Phragmites australis in estuaries with differing degrees of development: genetic patterns, Allee effects and interpretation. Journal of Ecology, 98(6): 1369-1378. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01712.x

McCormick, Melissa K., Kettenring, Karin M., Baron, Heather M. and Whigham, Dennis F. 2010. Extent and Reproductive Mechanisms of Phragmites australis Spread in Brackish Wetlands in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland (USA). Wetlands, 30(1): 67-74. doi:10.1007/s13157-009-0007-0

Shefferson, Richard P., Cowden, Charles C., McCormick, Melissa K., Yukawa, Tomohisa, Ogura-Tsujita, Yuki and Hashimoto, Toshimasa. 2010. Evolution of host breadth in broad interactions: mycorrhizal specificity in East Asian and North American rattlesnake plantains (Goodyera spp.) and their fungal hosts. Molecular Ecology, 19(14): 3008-3017. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04693.x

Smith, Zoe, James, Elizabeth A. and McLean, Cassandra B. 2010. Mycorrhizal specificity of Diuris fragrantissima (Orchidaceae) and persistence in a reintroduced population. Australian Journal of Botany, 58(2): 97-106. doi:10.1071/BT09214

Whigham, Dennis F., Kettenring, Karin M., McCormick, Melissa K. and Baron, Heather. 2010. The invasion of common reed (Phragmites australis) in Chesapeake Bay (USA). Australian Plant Conservation, 18(4): 17-18.

Crow, Susan E., Filley, Timothy R., McCormick, Melissa K., Szlavecz, Katalin, Stott, Diane E., Gamblin, David and Conyers, Grace. 2009. Earthworms, stand age, and species composition interact to influence particulate organic matter chemistry during forest succession. Biogeochemistry, 92(1-2): 61-82. doi:10.1007/s10533-008-9260-1

McCormick, Melissa K., Whigham, Dennis F., O'Neill, John P., Becker, Janie J., Werner, Sarah, Rasmussen, Hanne N., Bruns, Thomas D. and Taylor, D. Lee. 2009. Abundance and distribution of Corallorhiza odontorhiza reflect variations in climate and ectomycorrhizae. Ecological Monographs, 79(4): 619-635. doi:10.1890/08-0729.1

Breitburg, Denise L., Hines, Anson H., Jordan, Thomas E., McCormick, Melissa K., Weller, Donald E. and Whigham, Dennis F. 2008. Landscape patterns, nutrient discharges, and biota of the Rhode River estuary and its watershed: Contribution of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center to the Pilot Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Edgewater, Maryland: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. 87 pages.

Filley, T. R., McCormick, Melissa K., Crow, S. E., Szlavecz, K., Whigham, Dennis F., Johnston, C. T. and van den Heuvel, R. N. 2008. Comparison of the chemical alteration trajectory of Liriodendron tulipifera L. leaf litter among forests with different earthworm abundance. Journal of Geophysical Research. G. Biogeosciences, 113: G01027

Øien, D. I., O'Neill, John P., Whigham, Dennis F. and McCormick, Melissa K. 2008. Germination ecology of the boreal-alpine terrestrial orchid Dactylorhiza lapponica (Orchidaceae). Annales Botanici Fennici, 45(3): 161-172. doi:10.5735/085.045.0301

Taylor, D. L. and McCormick, Melissa K. 2008. Internal transcribed spacer primers and sequences for improved characterization of basidiomycetous orchid mycorrhizas. New Phytologist, 177: 1020-1033.

Whigham, Dennis F., McCormick, Melissa K. and O'Neill, John P. 2008. Specialized seedling strategies II: orchids, bromeliads, carnivorous plants and parasites. In: Leck, M. A., Parker, Thomas V. and Simpson, Robert L., Seedling ecology and evolution. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge Univ. Press, pp.79-100.

Shefferson, R. P., Taylor, D. L., Weiss, M., Garnica, S., McCormick, Melissa K., Adams, S., Gray, H. M., McFarland, J. W., Kull, T., Tali, K., Yukawa, T., Kawahara, T., Miyoshi, K. and Lee, Y. I. 2007. Evolutionary history of mycorrhizal specificity among lady's slipper orchids. Evolution, 61: 1380-1390.

McCormick, Melissa K., Whigham, Dennis F., Sloan, D., O'Malley, K. and Hodkinson, B. 2006. Orchid-fungus fidelity: a marriage meant to last?. Ecology, 87: 903-911.

Whigham, Dennis F., O'Neill, John P., Rasmussen, H. N., Caldwell, B. A. and McCormick, Melissa K. 2006. Seed longevity in terrestrial orchids - Potential for in situ seed banks. Conservation Biology, 129: 24-30.

McCormick, Melissa K., Whigham, Dennis F. and O'Neill, J. 2004. Mycorrhizal diversity in photosynthetic terrestrial orchids. New Phytologist, 163: 425-438.

Whigham, Dennis F., O'Neill, J., McCormick, Melissa K., Smith, C., Rasmussen, H. R., Caldwell, B. and Daniell, T. 2002. Interactions between decomposing wood, mycorrhizas, and terrestrial orchid seeds and protocorms. In: Kindlmann, P., Willems, J. H. and Whigham, Dennis F., Trends and fluctuations and underlying mechanisms in terrestrial orchid populations. Leiden, The Netherlands: Backhuys Publishers, pp.117-131.