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Publications of Dr. Kevin Baer

36. Christie, A.E., McCoole, M.D., Harmon, S.M., Baer, K.N., and Lenz, P.H. 2011 (In Press). Genomic analyses of the Daphnia pulex peptidome.  General and Comparative Endocrinology.
35. Gibble, R.E. and Baer, K.N. 2011. (In review).  Developmental Effects of Atrazine Formulation, Agricultural Runoff Containing Atrazine, and Selected Effluents on the African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and   Toxicology.
34. Tilden, A.R., McCoole, M.D., Harmon, S.M., Baer, K.N., and Christie, A.E.  (In review).  Genomic identification of a putative circadian signaling system in the cladoceran crustacean Daphnia pulex.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology.
33. Christie, A.E., Nolan, D.H., Garcia, Z.A., McCoole, M.D., Harmon, S.M., Congdon-Jones, B., Ohno, P., Hartline, N., Congdon, C.B., and Baer, K.N.  2011.  Bioinformatic prediction of arthropod/nematode-like peptides in non-arthropod, non-nematode members of the Ecdysozoa.    General and Comparative Endocrinology, 170:480-486.
32. McCoole, M.D., Baer, K.N., and Christie, A.E. 2011.  Histaminergic signaling in the central nervous system of Daphnia and a role for it in the control of phototactic behavior.  Journal of Experimental Biology, 214:1773-1782.
31. Gibble, R.E. and Baer, K.N. 2011.  Effects of atrazine, agricultural runoff, and selected effluents on antimicrobial activity of skin peptides in Xenopus laevis.  Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 74:593-599.
30. Damare,C. and Baer, K.N. 2009.  Investigation of the multixenobiotic resistance mechanism (MXR) in the western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) and bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus).  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 83 (5):640-643.
29. Baer, K.N., McCoole, M.D., and Overturf, M.D. 2009.  Modulation of sex ratios in Daphnia magna following multigenerational exposure to sewage treatment
effluents.  Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 72:1545-1550.
28. Baer, K.N., Bankston, C.R., Mosadeghi, S., and Schlenk, D.  2009.  The effects of pulp and paper mill effluents on the immune status of juvenile largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides).   Drug and  Chemical Toxicology, 32:59-67.
27. Gibble, R.E., Rollins-Smith, L., and Baer, K.N.  2008.  Development of an assay for testing the antimicrobial activity of skin peptides against the amphibian    chytrid fungus  (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) using Xenopus laevis. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 71:506-513.
26. Baer, K.N. and Aku, Peter K.M.  2008.  Evaluation of the environmental impact of dredging aquatic sediments at Chennault Park Golf Course in Monroe, Louisiana.  Proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences.
25. Fasano, W.J. and Baer, K.N.  2006. The In Vitro permeability coefficient and short-term absorption rates for vinyl toluene using human cadaver skin mounted in a static diffusion cell model.  Drug and Chemical Toxicology, 29:39-55.
24. Bankston, C.R. and Baer, K.N.  2005.  Effects of industrial and domestic wastewaters on selected biological indicators in aquatic organisms.  Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 75: 73-80.
23. Zhang, L., Gibble, R. and Baer, K.N.  2003.  The effects of 4-nonylphenol and ethanol on the acute toxicity, embryo development, and reproduction in Daphnia magna.  Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 55:330-337.
22. Gibble, R. and Baer, K.N.  2003.  Effects of 4-nonylphenol on sexual maturation in Daphnia magna.  Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 70(2):315-321.
21. Baer, K.N., Boeri, R.L., Ward, T.J., and Dixon, D.W. 2002.  Aquatic Toxicity Evaluation of Para-Methylstyrene.  Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 53:432-438.
20. Baer, K.N., Olivier, K. and Pope, C.N.  2002.  Influence of temperature and dissolved oxygen on the acute toxicity of profenofos to fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas).  Drug and Chemical Toxicology, 25(3): 231-245.
19. Owens, K.D. and Baer, K.N.  2000.  Modifications of the topical Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) embryo larval assay for assessing developmental toxicity.  Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf.  47:87-95.
18. Zhang, L. and Baer, K.N.  2000.  The influence of feeding, photoperiod and selected solvents on the reproductive strategies of the water flea, Daphnia magna.  Environ. Pollution. 110: 425-430.
17. Banks, S.D., Thomas, P. and Baer, K.N.  1999.  Seasonal variations in hepatic and ovarian zinc concentrations during the annual reproductive cycle in female channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus).  Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C, 124:65-72.
16. Baer, K.N. and Owens, K.D.  1999.  Evaluation of selected endocrine disrupting compounds on sex determination in Daphnia magna using reduced photoperiod and different feeding rates.  Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.  62:214-221.
15. Baer, K.N., Ziegenfuss, M.C., Banks, S.D. and Zhang, L.  1999.  Suitability of high-hardness COMBO medium for ecotoxicity testing using algae, daphnids and fish.  Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.  63:289-296.
14. Samel, A., Ziegenfuss, M.C., Goulden, C.E., Banks, S.D. and Baer, K.N.  1999. Culturing and bioassay testing of Daphnia magna using Elendt M4, Elendt M7 and    COMBO media.  Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf.  43:103-110.
13. Baer, K.N. and Goulden, C.E.  1998.  Evaluation of a high-hardness COMBO medium and frozen algae for Daphnia magna.  Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf.  39:201-206.
12. Baer, K.N., Hutton, D.G., Boeri, R.L., Ward, T.J. and Stahl, R.G.  1995.  Evaluation of trap and skeet shooting targets to aquatic test species.  Ecotoxicol. 4:385-392.
11. Thomas, P., Baer, K.N. and White, R.B.  1994.  Isolation and partial characterization of metallothionein in the liver of the red-eared turtle (Trachemys scripta) following intraperitonial administration of cadmium.  Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C, 107:221-226.
10. Baer, K.N. and Thomas, P.  1991.  Isolation of a novel zinc-binding protein from spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) ovaries distinct from metallothionein.  Mar. Biology. 108:31-37.
9. Baer, K.N. and Thomas, P.  1990.  Influence of capture stress, salinity and reproductive status on zinc associated with metallothionein-like proteins in the livers of three marine teleost species.  Mar. Environ. Res.  29:277-287.
8. Benson, W.H., Baer, K.N. and Watson, C.F.  1990.  Metallothionein as a biomarker of environmental metal contamination: Species-dependent effects.  ACS Symposium Series (John F. McCarthy and Lee R. Shugart, Eds.).  CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 255-265.
7. Baer, K.N. and Thomas, P.  1989.  Purification and characterization of a non-metallothionein Zn-binding protein from spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus)    oocytes. Mar. Environ. Res.  28:157-161.
6. Watson, C.F., Baer, K.N. and Benson, W.H.  1989.  Dorsal branchial incision: A simple method for obtaining blood samples in small fish.  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 8:457-461.
5. Baer, K.N.  1988.  Influence of chemical and environmental stresses on metal-binding proteins: Species-dependent effects.  Ph.D. Dissertation. Northeast Louisiana University.
4. Benson, W.H., Watson, C.F., Baer, K.N. and Stackhouse, R.A.  1988.  Response of hematological and biochemical parameters to heavy metal exposures: Implications in environmental monitoring.  Mar. Environ. Res.  24:219-222.
3. Benson, W.H., Baer, K.N., Stackhouse, R.A. and Watson, C.F.  1987.  Influence of
cadmium exposure on selected hematological parameters in freshwater teleost,
Notemigonus crysoleucas.  Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf.  13:92-96.
2. Baer K.N. and Benson, W.H.  1987.  Influence of chemical and environmental stress on acute metal toxicity.  J. Toxicol. Environ. Health.  22:35-40.
1. Baer, K.N. and Benson, W.H.  1986.  Influence of cold on acute toxicity of cadmium. Industrial Hygiene News Report.  Vol. 29, No. 1.

Abstracts of Scientific Presentations

34. McCoole, M.D. and Baer, K.N. 2011.   Histaminergic signaling in the central nervous system of Daphnia and a role for it in the control of phototactic behavior.  Mid-South SETAC meeting.
33. McCoole, M.D. and Baer, K.N. 2011.   Histaminergic signaling in the central nervous system of Daphnia and a role for it in the control of phototactic behavior.  ULM    Research Symposium.
32. Investigation of the effects of selected effluent-receiving streams on the post-embryonic metamorphosis of the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis.  Matthew D. McCoole, Matthew M. Brophy, Shao-chung Hsia, Kevin N. Baer. ULM Research Symposium, April 2009.
31. Damaré, C.L. and Baer, K.N.  2008.  Investigation of the multixenobiotic resistance mechanism (MXR) in the freshwater fish Gambusia affinis.  SETAC 29th Annual Meeting,  Tampa, FL.
30. Matthew D. Overturf, Carmen L. Damaré, Robert E. Spinks, Matthew D. McCoole, and K. N. Baer  2008. Modulation of Sex Ratios in the Freshwater Invertebrate,
Daphnia magna, Following Multigenerational Exposure to Treated Domestic Sewage Effluent SETAC Mid-South Meeting, Vicksburg, MS.
29. Damaré, C.L. and Baer, K.N.  2008.  Investigation of the multixenobiotic resistance mechanism (MXR) in the freshwater fish Gambusia affinis.  SETAC Mid-South    Meeting, Vicksburg, MS.
28. Damaré, C.L. and Baer, K.N.  2008.  Investigation of the multixenobiotic resistance mechanism (MXR) in the freshwater fish Gambusia affinis.  The Louisiana Academy of Sciences 82nd Annual Meeting, Northwestern State University, LA.
27. Gibble, R. and Baer, K.N. 2006.  Immunological effects of the herbicide atrazine on Xenopus laevis.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24th Annual    Meeting,  Montreal, Quebec, Canada
26. Zhang, L. and Baer, K.N.  2000.  The effects of 4-nonylphenol and ethanol on the acute toxicity, embryo development, and reproduction in Daphnia magna.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20th Annual Meeting,  Nashville, TN.
25. Owens, K.D. and Baer, K.N.  1998.  Evaluation of the Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) embryo larval assay to assess the extractable organic phase toxicity of contaminated sediments.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 19th Annual Meeting,    Charlotte, NC.
24. Owens, K.D. and Baer, K.N.  1998.  Evaluation of the Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) embryo larval assay to assess the extractable organic phase toxicity of contaminated sediments.  Mid-South Chapter of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Memphis, TN.
23. Baer, K.N. and Absher, M.  1997.  Evaluation of a high-hardness COMBO medium for Daphnia magna culturing and bioassay testing.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 18th Annual Meeting,  San Francisco, CA.
22. Banks, S. and Baer, K.N.  1997.  Seasonal variations in hepatic and ovarian zinc levels during the reproductive cycle in channel catfish.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 18th Annual Meeting,  San Francisco, CA.
21. Banks, S. and Baer, K.N.  1997.  Seasonal variations in hepatic and ovarian zinc levels during the reproductive cycle in channel catfish.  Mid-South Chapter of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Memphis, TN.
20. Samel, A., Baer, K.N., Ziegenfuss, M. and Goulden, C.E.  1996.  Evaluation of Elendt M4, Elendt M7 and COMBO media for Daphnia magna culturing and bioassay testing.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 17th Annual Meeting,  Washington, D.C.
19. Baer, K.N. and Thomas, P.  1989.  Purification and characterization of a metallothionein-like protein from spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) oocytes.  Fifth International Symposium on Responses of Marine Organisms to Pollutants,  Plymouth, England.
18. Baer, K.N. and Thomas, P.  1988.  Purification and characterization of a metallothionein-like protein from spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) oocytes.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Ninth Annual Meeting,  Arlington, VA.
17. Benson, W.H., Baer, K.N. and Watson, C.F.  1988.  Metallothionein as a biomarker of environmental metal exposure: Species-dependent effects.  American Chemical Society 196th Annual National Meeting,  Los Angeles, CA.
16. Watson, C.F., Baer, K.N. and Benson, W.H.  1988.  Sequestration of environmental cadmium in gill and liver cytosolic proteins of the freshwater teleost, Lepomis macrochirus.  Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.
15. Watson, C.F., Baer, K.N., Roberts, G.H. and Benson, W.H.  1987.  Response of selected hematological and biochemical parameters in bluegill sunfish exposed to cadmium.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 8th Annual Meeting, Pensacola, FL.
14. Benson, W.H., Watson, C.F., Baer, K.N. and Stackhouse, R.A.  1987.  Evaluation of hematological parameters and gill ATPase as indicators of cadmium exposure in fish.  American Chemical Society 194th Annual National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
13. Baer, K.N. and Benson, W.H.  1987.  Induction of metallothionein in response to heavy metals and environmental stress: Implications in mechanisms of metal tolerance.  Proceedings of International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment,  New    Orleans, LA.
12. Baer, K.N., Watson, C.F., Roberts, G.H. and Benson, W.H.  1987.  Influence of cadmium and environmental stress on biochemical parameters in mammalian and
teleost species.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 8th  Annual Meeting, Pensacola, FL.
11. Benson, W.H., Watson, C.F., Baer, K.N. and Stackhouse, R.A.  1987.  Response of hematological and biochemical parameters to heavy metal exposure:  Implications in
environmental monitoring. Invited symposium: Fourth International Symposium on Responses of Marine Organisms to Pollutants, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, MA.
10. Baer, K.N. and Benson, W.H.  1987.  Influence of metal and stress pretreatment on the subcellular distribution of cadmium.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and   Chemistry Regional Meeting, Shell Development Company, Houston, TX.
9. Benson, W.H., Watson, C.F., Baer, K.N. and Stackhouse, R.A.  1987.  Implications of using biochemical parameters in environmental monitoring.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Regional Meeting, Shell Development Company, Houston, TX.
8. Watson, C.F., Baer, K.N., Roberts, G.H. and Benson, W.H.  1987.  Response of selected hematological and biochemical parameters in fish exposed to chemical and environmental stressors.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Regional Meeting, Shell Development Company, Houston, TX.
7. Baer, K.N. and Benson, W.H.  1987.  Influence of metal and stress pretreatment on the subcellular distribution of cadmium.  Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, Wash.DC.
6. Baer, K.N. and Benson, W.H.  1986.  Influence of chemical and environmental stress on acute metal toxicity.  South Central Chapter of Society of Toxicology,  Mississippi State, MS.
5. Baer, K.N. and Benson, W.H..  1986.  Influence of metal and stress pretreatment on acute cadmium toxicity.  Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
4. Benson, W.H., Baer, K.N., Stackhouse, R.A. and Watson, C.F.  1985.  Evaluation of selected hematological parameters of stress in golden shiners exposed to cadmium.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Sixth Annual Meeting,  St. Louis.
3. Baer, K.N. and Benson, W.H.  1985.  Influence of metallothionein in acute cadmium toxicity and cold stress.  South Central Chapter of Society of Toxicology,  NCTR. Jefferson, AR.
2. Baer, K.N., Stackhouse, R.A. and Benson, W.H.  1985.  Influence of cadmium exposure on blood glucose and hematocrit in aquatic organisms.  South Central Chapter of Society of Toxicology,  Jackson, MS.
1. Benson, W.H., Stackhouse, R.A., Watson, C.F. and Baer, K.N.  1984.  Impact of a paper pulp effluent on the Dugdemona River in North Central Louisiana.  South Central Chapter of Society of Toxicology.  University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS.

Book Chapters

2. Baer, K.N.  2004.  Paraquat In: Encyclopedia of Toxicology , 2nd Edition (Wexler, P., Gad, S.C.,  Hartung, R., Henderson, R.F., Krenzrlok, E.P., Mehendale, H.M. Plaa, G.L., Pope, C.N., Wilkinson, C. and Witschi, H.L., Eds.)   Academic Press, San Diego, CA.
1. Baer, K.N.  1998.  Methylmercury, pentachlorophenol, glyphosate, malathion, methamidophos In: Encyclopedia of Toxicology (Wexler, P., Gad, S.C., Hartung, R.,    Henderson, R.F., Krenzrlok, E.P., Mehendale, H.M. Plaa, G.L., Pope, C.N., Wilkinson, C. and Witschi, H.L., Eds.)   Academic Press, San Diego, CA.

Invited Scientific Presentations

12. 2011.  LDEQ Interagency Meeting.  Project summaries for Joe's Bayou.  Baton Rouge, LA.
11. Baer, K.N.  2010.  LDEQ Interagency Meeting.  Project summaries for Bayou Chauvin and Bennett’s Bayou.  Baton Rouge, LA.
10. Baer, K.N and McCoole, M.  2009.  LDEQ Interagency Meeting.  Project summaries for Bayou Chauvin, Bennett’s Bayou, and Big Creek.  Baton Rouge, LA.
9. Baer, K.N.  2008.  LDEQ Interagency Meeting.  Project summaries for Bayou Chauvin and Bennett’s Bayou.  Baton Rouge, LA.
8. Baer, K.N.  2008.  Reduction in NPS Load in Bayou Chauvin and Bennett’s Bayou. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality/EPA Interagency meeting, Baton
Rogue, LA, November 13, 2008.
7. Baer, K.N.  1999-2002.  Industry/Community Advisory Panel Discussion on Toxicology Issues.  Sterlington, LA, Alexandria, LA, Lake Charles, LA, Sulfur, LA, Albany, GA.
6. Zhang, L. and Baer, K.N.  2000.  Sex determination in Daphnia magna: Influenced by Solvents and selected endocrine disrupting chemicals.  Gordon Conference on
Environmental Endocrine Disruptors, Plymouth, NH.
5. Baer, K.N.  1998.  The evaluation of selected endocrine disrupting chemicals on sex determination in Daphnia magna.  The University of Memphis, Department of Biology Seminar Series,  Memphis, TN.
4. Baer, K.N.  1997.  Environmental Estrogens.  Sigma Xi Seminar Series. Northeast Louisiana University.
3. Baer, K.N.  1996.  Environmental concerns from the perspective of Industry.  The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas, TX.
2. Baer, K.N. and Thomas, P.  1989.  Purification and characterization of a metallothionein-like protein from spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) oocytes.  Fifth International Symposium on Responses of Marine Organisms to Pollutants,  Plymouth, England.
1. Benson, W.H., Watson, C.F., Baer, K.N. and Stackhouse, R.A.  1987.  Response of hematological and biochemical parameters to heavy metal exposure:  Implications in
environmental monitoring.  Fourth International Symposium on Responses of Marine Organisms to Pollutants,  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, MA.

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