Elon University

Recent Publications



Touchette, B.W., A. Frank, L.R. Iannacone, and G. Turner (2008). Drought susceptibility in emergent wetland angiosperms: an evaluation of water deficit growth in five herbaceous perennials. Wetlands Ecology and Management 16: 485-497

Romanello, G.A., K.L. Chuchra-Zbytniuk, J.L. Vandermer, and B.W. Touchette (2008). Morphological adjustments promote drought avoidance in the wetland plant Acorus americanus. Aquatic Botany 89: 390-396,

Touchette, B.W. (2007). Seagrass-salinity interactions: Physiological mechanisms used by submersed marine angiosperms for life at Sea. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 350: 194-215,

Touchette, B.W., L.R. Iannacone, G. Turner, and A. Frank (2007). Drought tolerance versus drought avoidance: A comparison of plant-water relations in herbaceous wetland plants subjected to water withdrawal and repletion. Wetlands 27: 656-667,

Touchette, B.W., and J.M. Burkholder (2007). Effects of temperature and nitrate on phosphomonoesterase activities between carbon source and sink tissues in Zostera marina L. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 342: 313-324,

Touchette, B.W., J.M. Burkholder, E.H. Allen, J.L. Alexander, C.A. Kinder, C. Brownie, J. James, and C.H. Britton (2007). Eutrophication and cyanobacteria blooms in run-of-river impoundments in North Carolina, U.S.A. Lake and Reservoir Management 23: 179-192,

Touchette, B.W. (2006). Salt tolerance in the brackish marsh plant Juncus roemerianus: Salinity induced variations in plant water relations. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 337: 1-12,

Iannacone, L.R., and B.W. Touchette (2008). Shift in phytoplankton dominance from cyanobacteria to chlorophytes following algaecide applications. In K. Hudnell (ed.) Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: State of the Science and Research Needs. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 619, Springer Science, pp. 289-290,

Touchette, B.W., L.R. Iannacone, G. Turner, and A. Frank (2010). Ecophysiological responses of five emergent-wetland plants to diminished water supply: an experimental microcosm study. Aquatic Ecology 44: 101-112

Touchette, B.W., and S.E. Steudler (2009). Climate change, drought, and wetland vegetation. In Uzochukwu, G.A., K. Schimmel, S.-Y. Chang, V. Kabadi, S. Luster-Teasley, G. Reddy, and E. Nzewi (eds.) Proceedings of the National Conference on Environmental Science and Technology. Springer Science, New York, NY, pp. 239-244.

Touchette, B.W., K. Rhodes, G. Smith, and M. Poole (2009). Salt spray induces osmotic adjustment and tissue rigidity in smooth cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora (Loisel.).  Estuaries and Coasts 32: 917-925

Touchette, B.W., and G.A. Romanello (2010) Growth and water relations in a central North Carolina population of Microstegium vimineum [Trin.] A. Camus. Biological Invasions 12: 893-903

Touchette, B.W., and A. Frank (2009). Xylem potential- and water content-breakpoints in two wetland forbs: Possible indications of drought resistance in emergent hydrophytes. Aquatic Biology 6: 67-75