Phipps, its university partners and the scientists it supports through the Botany in Action and Science Communication Fellowship programs are contributing original research to conferences and journals. Below is an index of their publications to date.

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Occupant-oriented mixed-mode EnergyPlus predictive control simulation
Jie (Jay) Zhao
Energy and Buildings (2016)


EnergyPlus model-based predictive control within design–build–operate energy information modelling infrastructure
Jie (Jay) Zhao, Omer T. Karaguzel
Journal of Building Performance Simulation (2015)


Urban Energy Information Modeling – a Framework for Coupling Macro-Micro Factors Affecting Building Energy Consumption
Shalini Ramesh
Proceedings of BS2015: 14th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association (2015)


Mutualism-disrupting allelopathic invader drives carbon stress and vital rate decline in a forest perennial herb
Alison N. Hale
AoB Plants (2015)


Can putative indicator species predict habitat quality for American ginseng?
Jessica B. Turner
Ecological Indicators (2015)


Species associations structured by environment and land-use history promote beta-diversity in a temperate forest
Stephen J. Murphy
Ecology (2015)


Northward displacement of optimal climate conditions for ecotypes of Eriophorum vaginatum L. across a latitudinal gradient in Alaska
Jessica B. Turner
Global Change Biology (2015)


The cultural significance of the habitat Mañaco Taco to the Maijuna of the Peruvian Amazon
Michael P. Gilmore
Landscape Ethnoecology – Concepts of Biotic and Physical Space (2015)


A novel mechanism to explain success of invasive herbaceous species at the expense of natives in eastern hardwood forests
Alison N. Hale
New Phytologist (2015)


The Maijuna: past, present, and future
Michael P. Gilmore
Peru: Maijuna (The Field Museum, Chicago) (2014)


Occupant behavior and schedule modeling for building energy simulation through office appliance power consumption data mining
Jie (Jay) Zhao
Energy and Buildings (2014)


An EnergyPlus Whole Building energy model calibration method for office buildings using occupant behavior data mining and empirical data
Jie (Jay) Zhao, June Park, Jason Wirick
ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference (2014)


Photosynthesis and water use by two Sedum species in green roof substrate
Olyssa Starry
Environmental and Experimental Botany (2014)


Human legacies differentially organize functional and phylogenetic diversity of urban herbaceous plant communities at multiple spatial scales
Anna L. Johnson
Applied Vegetation Science (2014)


Do mothers always know best? Oviposition mistakes and resulting larval failure of Pieris virginiensis on Alliaria petiolata, a novel, toxic host
Samantha Davis
Biological Invasions (2014)


Heterogeneity in NTFP quality, access and management shape benefit distribution in an Amazonian extractive reserve
Vivian Zeidemann
Environmental Conservation (2014)


Growing Up in The City: A Book About Green Roofs
Kelly Ksiazek
Greening UP the City (2014)


Value chain dynamics of an emerging palm fiber handicraft market in Maranhão, Brazil
Arika Virapongse
Forests, Trees and Livelihoods (2014)


Drivers of Vegetation Species Diversity and Composition in Urban Ecosystems
Anna L. Johnson
Urban Wildlife Conservation (2014)


EnergyPlus Model-Based Predictive Control (EPMPC) by Using MATLAB/SIMULINK and MLE+
Jie (Jay) Zhao
Proceedings of BS2013: 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association (2013)


The Spatial Politics of Affect and Emotion in Participatory GIS
Michael P. Gilmore
Annals of the Association of American Geographers (2013)


Subaltern Empowerment in the Geoweb: Tensions between Publicity and Privacy
Michael P. Gilmore
Antipode (2013)


How Environmental Conditions and Changing Landscapes Influnce a Rare Butterfly, Pieris virginiensis (Pieredae)
Samantha Davis
Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society (2013)


Design-Build-Operate Energy Information Modeling (DBO-EIM) for Green Buildings: Case Study of a Net Zero Energy Building
Jie (Jay) Zhao, Samira Ahmadi, Omer T. Karaguzel
Carnegie Mellon University Repository (2012)


The Use of Participatory Mapping in Ethnobiological Research, Biocultural Conservation, and Community Empowerment: A Case Study From the Peruvian Amazon
Michael P. Gilmore
Journal of Ethnobiology (2012)


The use, construction, and importance of canoes among the Maijuna of the Peruvian Amazon
Michael P. Gilmore
Economic Botany (2012)


Perspectives on allelopathic disruption of plant mutualisms: a framework for individual- and population-level fitness consequences
Alison N. Hale
Plant Ecology (2012)


Low allelochemical concentrations detected in garlic mustard-invaded forest soils inhibit fungal growth and AMF spore germination
Alison N. Hale
Biological Invasions (2011)


Testing the mutualism disruption hypothesis: physiological mechanisms for invasion of intact perennial plant communities
Alison N. Hale
Ecosphere (2011)


From Researcher to Partner: Ethical Challenges and Issues Facing Ethnobiological Researchers
Michael P. Gilmore
Ethnobiology (2011)


Quorum Sensing Inhibitors for Staphylococcus aureus from Italian Medicinal Plants
Cassandra L. Quave
Planta Medica (2011)


A Comparative Assessment of Zootherapeutic Remedies From Selected Areas in Albania, Italy, Spain and Nepal
Cassandra L. Quave
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (2010)


The Maijuna Participatory Mapping Project: Mapping the Past and the Present for the Future
Michael P. Gilmore
Rapid Biological and Social Inventories (2010)


Dermatological remedies in the traditional pharmacopoeia of Vulture-Alto Bradano, inland southern Italy
Cassandra L. Quave
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (2008)


Effects of extracts from Italian medicinal plants on planktonic growth, biofilm formation and adherence of methicillin-resis
Cassandra L. Quave
Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2008)