Biology Research

Perez, K.E., M. Spor Leal, H. Glover, R. Chastain, B.T. Hutchins, B. Schwartz. 2021. Two new species of Pyrgulopsis Call & Pilsbry, 1886 (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Hydrobiidae) from springs in the Rio Grande watershed in Texas. Zootaxa 5071(3): 384-402. Q2, H = 87.

Perez, K.E., M.A. Martinez Cruz**, B. Steury, G. Barker. A fresh start in ambersnail (Gastropoda: Succineidae) taxonomy: finding a foothold using a widespread species of Oxyloma. European Journal of Taxonomy 757(1): 102-126. Q2, H = 15.

Perez, K.E., B. Najev**, B. Christoffersen, J.C. Nekola. 2021. Biotic homogenization or riparian refugia? Urban and wild land snail assemblages along a subtropical precipitation gradient. Journal of Urban Ecology. 7(1):1-11. Q2, H=7.

Perez, K.E., B.T. Hutchins, J. Nekola. 2020. Poorly vetted conservation ranks can be more wrong than right: lessons from Texas land snails. Natural Areas Journal 40(4), 309–317., Q2, H Index = 41.

Böhm, M., Dewhurst-Richman, N.I. Seddon, M., Albrecht, C., Allen, D., Bogan, A.E., Cummings, K., Darrigran, G., Darwall, W., Fehér, Z., Graf, D., Köhler, F., Lopes-Lima, M., Pastorino, G., Smith, K., van Damme, D., Vinarski, M., von Proschwitz, T., von Rintelen, T., Aldridge, D.C., Budha, P.B., Do, V.T., Haase, M., Johnson, P.D., Kebapçı, Ü., Madhyastha, N.A.A., Neubert, E., Prié, V., Radea, C., Son, M.O., Perez, K.E.+ 6 additional authors, Collen, B. 2021. The conservation status of the world’s freshwater molluscs. Hydrobiologia, 848: 3231–3254. Q1, H = 134.

Najev, B.**, R. Flores**, A. Schofield*, B.T. Hutchins, A. McDonald, K.E. Perez. 2020. Terrestrial snail communities of the lower Rio Grande Valley are affected by human disturbance and correlate with vegetation community composition. The Southwestern Naturalist, 64(3-4):216-227. Q4, H = 30.

Alvear, D.A.*#, P.H. Diaz, R. Gibson, K.E. Perez#. (#First and last authors contributed equally). 2020. An unusually sculptured new species of Phreatodrobia Hershler & Longley (Mollusca; Caenogastropoda; Cochliopidae) from central Texas. Zootaxa 4810 (1): 143–152., Q2, H = 80.

Diaz, P.H., D. Alvear*, K.E. Perez. 2020. Mesohabitat associations of the Devil Tryonia, Tryonia diaboli (Gastropoda: Truncatelloidea: Cochliopidae). Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation, 23:18–24. Q4.

Alvear, D.A.*#, P.H. Diaz, R. Gibson, B.T. Hutchins, B. Schwartz, K.E. Perez#. (#First and last authors contributed equally). 2020. Expanding the known ranges of the endemic, phreatic snails (Mollusca, Gastropoda) of Texas, USA. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation, 23:1-17. Q4.

Gladstone, N.S.**, K.E. Perez, N. Shoobs**, E.B. Pieper, K.E. Dooley, E.T. Carter, A.S. Engel, M.L Niemiller. 2019. A new species of stygobitic snail in the genus Antrorbis Hershler and Thompson, 1990 (Gastropoda: Cochliopidae) from the Appalachian Valley and Ridge of eastern Tennessee, USA. Zookeys, 898:103-120. Species authorship is Perez, K.E. et al. Q2, H = 39.

Nekola, J.C., B.T. Hutchins, A. Schofield*, B. Najev**, K.E. Perez. 2019. Caveat consumptor notitia museo: Let the museum data user beware. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28:1722-1734. Q1, H = 138.

Botka*, R., K.E. Perez, T. King-Heiden. 2018. Embryonic exposure to environmentally relevant concentrations of triclosan impairs foraging efficiency in zebrafish larvae. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 37(12):3124-3133.

Perez, K.E. & T. C. King-Heiden. 2018. Geometric morphometrics as a tool to evaluate teratogenic effects in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Methods Molecular Biology, Vol. 1797, Luís Félix (Ed): Teratogenicity Testing. Walker, J.M. (ed). Springer Nature 1797: 373-391. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7883-0_20.

Minton, R.L., R. R. Beasley **, S. L. Lance, & K.E. Perez. 2017. Development, characterization, and utility of 13 polymorphic microsatellite loci in Praticolella species from South Texas, USA. American Malacological Bulletin 35(2):158-162.

Keith, K., R.A. Stamler, J.J. Randall, K. E. Perez, J. A. McDonald. 2017. Ipomoea gilana: A New and Endemic Morning Glory (Ipomoeeae, Convolvulaceae) in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico. Systematic Botany 42(4):974-978.

Perez, K.E., V. Garcia Gamboa*, C.M. Schneider*, R.L. Burks. 2017. Resaca supports invasive apple snails (Pomacea maculata, Perry, 1810; Caenogastropoda: Ampullariidae) within the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Checklist 13(3):1-9.

Perez, K.E., E. Ruiz*, M. A. Martinez Cruz*, R.L. Minton. 2017. A new species of south Texas scrubsnail, Praticolella (Von Martens, 1892) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Polygyridae). The Nautilus 131:67-75.

Minton, R.L., M. A. Martinez Cruz*, M.L. Farman, K.E. Perez. 2016. Two complete mitochondrial genomes from Praticolella mexicana Perez, 2011 (Polygyridae) and gene order evolution in Helicoidea (Mollusca, Gastropoda). ZooKeys 626: 137-154.

Perez, K.E, Werren, R.L.**, Lynum, C.A.*, Hartman, L.A.*, Majoros, G., Cole, R. 2016. Colonization of North America by Bithynia tentaculata. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 19(2):56-68.

Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, National Strategy Ad Hoc Committee: M. Bradley, R.S. Butler, H.L. Dunn, C. Gatenby, P.A. Morrison, T.J. Newton, M. Patterson, K.E. Perez, C.C. Vaughn, D. A. Woolnough, and S. J. Zigler. 2016. A national strategy for the conservation of native freshwater mollusks. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 19:1-21. (authors alphabetical)

Harried, B.*, K. Fischer*, K.E. Perez, G. Sandland. 2015. Assessing infection patterns in Chinese mystery snails from Wisconsin, USA using field and laboratory approaches. Aquatic Invasions 10(2):169-175. 

Perez, K.E.,
N. Defreitas*, J. Slapcinsky, R.L. Minton, F.E. Anderson, T.A. Pearce. 2014. Molecular phylogeny, evolution of shell shape, and DNA barcoding in Polygyridae (Gastropoda: Pulmonata), an endemic North American clade of land snails.  American Malacological Bulletin 32(1):1-31.

Chollett, D.*, Perez, K.E, King-Heiden, T.C. 2014. Embryonic exposure to sublethal concentrations of 2,3,7,8-TCDD impairs prey capture by zebrafish larvae. In press, Journal of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry.

Lynum, C.*, Amundson, R.*, Kuchta, M., Little, A., Hyde, T., Perez, K.E. 2013. Hendersonia occulta (Say 1831), the Cherrystone drop snail (Gastropoda, Helicinidae), extended geographic distribution. Checklist 9(2):472-474.

Foltz, M., K.E. Perez, T. Volk. 2013. Molecular phylogeny and morphology reveals three new species of Cantharellus within 20 meters of one another in western Wisconsin, USA. Mycologia 105(2): 447-461.

Perez, K. E., Minton, R. L., Hayes, D. M., Reese, S. A. 2011. Spatial distribution of the Balcones Elimia, Elimia comalensis (Pilsbry, 1890) (Gastropoda: Pleuroceridae) in Comal Springs, Texas. Texas Journal of Science 63(1):1-14.

Perez, K.E. 2011. A new species of Praticolella (Gastropoda: Polygyridae) from northeastern Mexico and revision of several species of this genus. The Nautilus 125:113-126.

Henningsen, J.P., Lance, S.L., Jones, K. L., Hagen, C., Laurila, J.*, Cole R. A., Perez, K. E. 2010. Development and characterization of 17 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the faucet snail, Bithynia tentaculata (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia: Bithynidae).  Conservation Genetics Resources. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-010-9255-9

Perez, K. 2010. Current research on land snails and land snail conservation: Leslie Hubricht Memorial Symposium on Terrestrial Gastropods. American Malacological Bulletin, 28:13-14.  

Minton, R.L. & K. E. Perez. 2010. Analysis of museum records highlights unprotected land snail diversity in Alabama. American Malacological Bulletin, 28:91-95.

Maggs, C. A., R. Castilho, D. Foltz, C. Hensler, T. Jolly, J. Olsen, K. E. Perez, W. Stam, R. Vainola, F. Viard, J. Wares. 2009. Evaluating signatures of glacial refugia for North Atlantic marine organisms.  Ecology: 89:S108-122.

Perez, K.E. & R.L. Minton. 2008. Practical applications for systematics and taxonomy in North American freshwater gastropod conservation. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 27(2): 471-483.

Brown, K., B. Lang, K. E. Perez. 2008. The conservation ecology of North American pleurocerid and hydrobiid gastropods.  Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 27(2):484-495.

Lysne, S. J., K. E. Perez, Brown, K., R.L. Minton & J. D. Sides. 2008. A review of freshwater gastropod conservation: challenges and opportunities. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 27(2): 463-470.

Hayes, D. M., R. L. Minton, K. E. Perez. 2007. Elimia comalensis (Gastropoda: Pleuroceridae) from the Edwards Plateau, Texas: Multiple Unrecognized Endemics or Native Exotic? American Midland Naturalist. 158(1): 97-112.

Valentine, L. M., J. A. Cherry, J. J. Culp, K. E. Perez, J. B. Pollock, D. A. Arrington, C. A. Layman. 2007. Floral and faunal differences between fragmented and unfragmented Bahamian tidal creeks. Wetlands, 27(3): 702-718.

Minton, R. L., S. A. Reese, K. Swanger*, K. E. Perez, & D. M. Hayes. 2007. Changes in shell morphology of Elimia comalensis (Gastropoda: Pleuroceridae) from the Edwards Plateau, Texas. Southwestern Naturalist, 52(4):475-481.

Waggoner, J.*, S. A. Clark, K. E. Perez, & C. Lydeard. 2006. A survey of terrestrial gastropods of the Sipsey wilderness area (Bankhead National Forest), Alabama. Southeastern Naturalist 5(1): 57-68.

Minton, R. & K. E. Perez. 2005. A systematic checklist of the land snails of Louisiana. Texas Journal of Science 52(2): 153-164.

Perez, K. E., W. F. Ponder, D. J. Colgan, S. A. Clark, & C. Lydeard. 2005. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of spring-associated Hydrobiid snails of the Great Artesian Basin, Australia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34(3):545-556.

Davis, E. C., K. E. Perez, & D. J. Bennett. 2004. Euglandina rosea (Férussac, 1821) is found on the ground and in trees in Florida. The Nautilus 118: 127–128.

Charles Lydeard, Art Bogan, Philippe Bouchet, Robert H. Cowie, Kevin S. Cummings, Terrance J. Frest, Dae Herbert, Robert Hershler, Kathryn E. Perez , Winston F. Ponder, Barry Roth, Mary Seddon, Ellen Strong, and Fred Thompson. 2004. The global decline of nonmarine mollusks. Bioscience 54(4):321-330. AIBS press release.

Perez, K.E., and N. E. Strenth. 2003. A Genetic and Morphometric Examination of the Land Snail Euglandina singleyana (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) from Texas. The Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 116(3): 649-660.

Perez, K.E. and N. E. Strenth. 2002. Enzymatic Variation in the Land Snail Euglandina texasiana (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) from Texas and Northern Mexico. Texas Journal of Science 54(1): 37-44.

* indicates undergraduate researcher

Biology Eduation Research

Abraham, J.K., Perez, K.E., Price, R.M. 2014. The Dominance Concept Inventory: a tool for assessing undergraduate student misconceptions about dominance in Mendelian and population genetics. CBE Life Sci Educ. 13:349-358.

Price R.M., Andrews, T.C., McElhinny, T.L., Mead, L.S., Abraham, J.K., Thanukos, A., Perez, K.E. 2014. The Genetic Drift Inventory: a tool for measuring what advanced undergraduates have mastered about genetic drift. CBE Life Sci Educ. 13:65-75.

Perez, K.E., Hiatt, A., G.K. Davis, C. Trujillo, M. Terry, D.P. French, R.M. Price. 2013. The EvoDevoCI: A concept inventory for gauging students’ understanding of evolutionary developmental biology. CBE Life Sci Educ. 12:665-675.

Hiatt, A., G. K. Davis, C. Trujillo, M. Terry, D. P. French, R. M. Price, K. E. Perez. 2013. Getting to evo-devo: concepts and challenges for students learning evolutionary developmental biology. CBE Life Sci Educ 12: 494-508.

Abraham, J.K., K. E. Perez, J. C. Herron, N. Downey, E. Meir. 2012. Undergraduate student alternate conceptions and acceptance of evolutionary theory before and after a short computer-based lesson plan. Cell Biology Education: Life Sciences Education 11: 152-164.

Andrews, T. M., R. M. Price, L. S. Mead, T. L. McElhinny, A. Thanukos, K. E. Perez, C. F. Herreid, D. R. Terry, P. P. Lemons. 2012. Biology undergraduates’ misconceptions about genetic drift. Cell Biology Education: Life Sciences Education 11: 248-259.

Perez, K.E., E. Strauss, N. Downey, A. Galbraith, R. Jeanne, S. Cooper. 2010. Does displaying the class results affect student discussion during peer instruction? Cell Biology Education: Life Sciences, 9:133-140.  

non-refereed publications

Perez, K.E., S.A. Clark, C. Lydeard, editors. “Showing your shells” A primer to Freshwater Gastropod Identification. Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Gastropod Identification Workshop. 2004. Pp. 70.

Perez, K.E., J. Cordeiro, J. Gerber, editors. A guide to terrestrial gastropod identification. American Malacological Society Terrestrial Gastropod Identification Workshop. 2008. Pp. 64.

Perez, K. E. 2004. The Land Snails of Texas, online resource, part of the North America Land Snails Website.

Perez, K.E. 2010. Wisconsin land snails, online resource.