Laura G. Leff
Selected Recent Publications:
Lan Wu, L. M. Feinstein, O. Valverde-Barrantes, M. W. Kershner, L. G. Leff, and C. B. Blackwood. 2011. Placing the effects of leaf litter diversity on saprotrophic microorganisms in the context of leaf type and habitat, Microbial Ecology, 61:399-409.
M. Barlett and L. G. Leff. 2010. Bacterial responses to nutrient amendments in wetland mesocosms, Wetlands, 30:1161–1170.
M. Barlett and L. G. Leff. 2010. The effects of N:P ratio and nitrogen form on four major freshwater bacterial taxa in biofilms. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 56:32-43.
Wu Lan, C. Blackwood, and L. G. Leff. 2009. Effect of single-species and mixed-species leaf leachate on bacterial communities in biofilms. Hydrobiologia, 636: 65-76.
Vukanti, R., M. Crissman, L. Leff , and A. Leff. 2009. Bacterial Communities of Tire Monofill Sites: Growth on Tire Shreds and Leachate. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 106: 1957-1966.
Leff, L. G. 2009. Freshwater Habitats In: Encyclopedia of Microbiology, pages 190-204.
Das, M. T. Royer, and L. G. Leff. 2008. Fungal communities on decaying leaves in streams: a comparison of two leaf species. Mycological Progress, 7:267-275.
Vukanti, R. E. Mintz and L. G. Leff. 2008. Changes in Gene Expression of E. coli under Modeled Reduced Gravity. Microgravity Science and Technology, 20:41-57.
Leff, A. A., C. J. McNamara, and L. G. Leff. 2007. Bacterial Communities of Leachate from Tire Monofill Disposal Sites. Science of the Total Environment, 387:310-319.
Santmire, J. A. and L. G. Leff. 2007. The effect of sediment grain size on bacterial communities in streams, Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 26:600-609.
Montemarano, J. J. M. W. Kershner and L. G. Leff. 2007. Crayfish effects on fine particulate organic matter quality and quantity. Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 169:223-229.
Rubin, M. and L. G. Leff. 2007. Nutrients and other abiotic factors affecting bacterial communities in an Ohio river (USA). Microbial Ecology, 54: 374-383.
Das, M., T. V. Royer, and L. G. Leff. 2007 Fungal, bacterial and actinomycete diversity on leaves decomposing in a stream, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73:756-767.
Santmire, J. A. and L. G. Leff. 2007. The influence of stream sediment particle size on bacterial abundance and community composition, Aquatic Ecology, 41:153-160.