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Associate Professor of Biology
Starcher Hall Room 317
Office Tel: 701.777.4678
B.A. in Biology/Environmental Sciences, 2002, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA
M.Sc. in Earth, Ecological and Environmental Sciences, 2004, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Ph.D. in Plant and Soil Science, 2008, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2008-2011 Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; Advisor: Dr. Michael Herman
Darby, B.J., Jones, K.L., Wheeler, D., Herman, M.A., 2011. Normalization and centering of array-based heterologous genome hybridization between species of unknown or unequal divergence. BMC Bioinformatics. 12:183.
Darby, B.J., Neher, D.A., Housman, D.C, and Belnap, J. 2011. Few apparent short-term effects of elevated soil temperature and increased frequency of summer precipitation on the abundance and taxonomic diversity of desert soil micro- and meso-fauna. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43:1474-1481.
Darby, B.J., Neher, D.A., and Belnap, J. 2010. Impact of biological soil crusts and desert plants on soil microfaunal community composition. Plant and Soil 328:421-431.
Neher, D.A., Lewins, S.A., Weicht, T.R., and Darby, B.J. 2009. Microarthropod communitites associated with biological soil crusts in the Colorado Plateau and Chihuahuan deserts. Journal of Arid Environments 73:672-677.
Darby, B.J., Neher, D.A., and Belnap, J. 2007. Soil nematode communities are ecologically more mature beneath late-than early-successional stage biological soil crusts. Applied Soil Ecology 35:203-212.
Housman, D.C, Yeager, C.M., Darby, B.J., Sanford, B., Kuske, C.R., Neher, D.A., Belnap, J. 2007. Heterogeneity of soil nutrients and subsurface biota in dryland ecosystems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 39:2138-2149.
Melakeberhan, H., Mennan, S., Chen, S., Darby, B.J, and Dudek, T. 2007. Integrated approaches to understanding and managing Meloidogyne hapla populations' parasitic variability. Crop Protection 26:894-902.
Darby, B.J., Housman, D.C., Zaki, A.M., Shamout, Y., Adl, S., Belnap, J., and Neher, D.A. 2006. Effects of altered temperature and precipitation on desert protozoa associated with biological soil crusts. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 53(6): 507-514.
Li, F., Neher, D.A., Darby, B.J., and Weicht, T.R. 2005. Contrasting effects of copper and benzo(a)pyrene concentration on life history characteristics of Aphelenchus and Acrobeloides. Ecotoxicology 14:419-429.
Van Dyke, F., Darby, B., Bowdish, S.E., Schmeling, J.D., and De Jager, N.R. 2002. Ecosystem management and moose: creating a coherent concept with functional managements strategies. Alces 38:55-72.