Biology Research

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.