Lab Publications since 2002 (* denotes graduate students, ** undergraduate students)

Drenner, R.W., M.M. Chumchal , C.M. Jones*, Christopher M. B. Lehmann, David A.Gay, David I. Donato. 2013. Effects of mercury deposition and coniferous forests on the mercury contamination of fish in the south central United States. Environmental Science and Technology, 47: 1274-1279. Click here to download
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Drenner, R.W. M.M. Chumchal, S.P. Wente, M. McGuire*, and S.M. Drenner**. 2011. Landscape-level patterns of mercury contamination of fish in North Texas, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30:
2041-2045. Click here to download

Chumchal, M.M., T.R. Rainwater, S.C. Osborn**, A.P. Roberts, M.T. Abel*, G.P. Cobb, P.N. Smith, and F.C. Bailey.
2011. Mercury speciation and biomagnification in the food web of Caddo Lake (TX/LA, USA), a subtropical freshwater ecosystem. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30: 1153-1162. Click here to download
Fry, B. and M.M. Chumchal. 2011. Sulfur stable isotope indicators of residency in estuarine fish. Limnology and Oceanography. 56:1563-1576. Click here to download

Chumchal, M.M., R.W. Drenner, D.R. Cross and K. D. Hambright.
2010. Mercury contamination of three species of forage fish from Caddo Lake, Texas, USA. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 22:1158-1163. Click here to download
Smith, A.*, A.A. Abuzeineh*, M.M. Chumchal, T. H. Bonner, and W.H. Nowlin. 2010. Mercury contamination of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo del Norte fish community: Spatial variation and the influence of environmental gradients. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 29: 1762-1772. Click here to download

Hill, J.J.*, M. M. Chumchal, R.W. Drenner, J.E. Pinder III and S. M. Drenner**.
2010. Use of preserved museum fish to evaluate historical and current mercury contamination in fish from two rivers in Oklahoma, USA. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 161: 509-516. Click here to download
Chumchal, M.M., R.W. Drenner, B. Fry, K.D. Hambright, and L.W. Newland. 2008. Habitat-specific differences in mercury concentrations in a top predator from a shallow lake. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:195-208. Click here to download

Walvoord, M.E., M.H. Hoefnagels, D.D. Gaffin, D.A. Long, and M.M. Chumchal.
2008. An analysis of calibrated peer review (CPR) in a science lecture classroom. Journal of College Science Teaching March/April: 66-73. Click here to download
Wells, R.J.D., M.M. Chumchal, J.H. Cowan Jr. 2008. Effect of trawling and habitat on mercury concentration in juvenile red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:1839-1840. Click here to download

McClain, W., M.M. Chumchal, R.W. Drenner, and L. Newland.
2006. Mercury concentrations in fish from Lake Meredith, Texas: Implications for the issuance of fish consumption advisories. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 123:249-258. Click here to download
Blackwell, B.* and R. W. Drenner. 2009. Mercury contamination of macroinvertebrates in fishless grassland ponds. The Southwestern Naturalist 54:468-474. Click here to download

Burks, R. L. and M. M. Chumchal.
2009. To co-author or not to co-author: How to write, publish, and negotiate issues of authorship with undergraduate research students. Science Signaling, 2: Teaching Resource 3. Click here to download
Chumchal, M.M. and K.D. Hambright. 2009. Ecological factors regulating mercury contamination of fish from Caddo Lake, Texas, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 28:962-972. Click here to download

Drenner, S.M.*, S.I. Dodson, R.W. Drenner, J.E. Pinder III.
2009. Crustacean zooplankton community structure in temporary and permanent grassland ponds. Hydrobiologia 632:225-233. Click here to download
Nowlin, W.H., R.W. Drenner, K.R. Guckenberger, M.A. Lauden, G.T. Alonso, J.E. Fennell and J.L. Smith. 2006. Gape limitation, prey size refuges and the top-down impacts of piscivorous largemouth bass in shallow pond ecosystems. Hydrobiologia 563: 357-369. Click here to download

Chumchal, M. W. Nowlin, R. Drenner and S. Mann.
2005. Biomass-dependent effects of common carp on water quality in shallow ponds. Hydrobiologia 545: 271-277. Click here to download

Drenner, R. W., M. Chumchal, D. Marshall, J. Owens and M. Ernst. 2005. Changes in water quality following renovation of a water supply reservoir. Proceedings of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology (formerly Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung für theoretische und angewandte Limnologie) 29:979-981.

Chumchal, M.M. and R.W. Drenner.
2004. Interrelationships between phosphorus loading and common carp in the regulation of phytoplankton biomass. Fundamental and Applied Limnology (formerly Archiv Für Hydrobiologie) 161:147-158. Click here to download
Drenner, R.W., R.M. Baca, J.S. Gilroy, M.R. Ernst, D.J. Jensen and D.H. Marshall. 2002. Community responses to piscivorous largemouth bass; a biomanipulation experiment. Lake and Reservoir Management 18: 44-51.

Drenner, R.W. and K.D. Hambright.
2002. Piscivores, trophic cascades, and lake management. The Scientific World 2: 284-307. Click here to download
Fry, B. and M.M. Chumchal. 2012. Mercury bioaccumulation in estuarine food webs. Ecological Applications, 22: 606-623. Click here to download

Henderson, B.L.*, M.M. Chumchal, R.W. Drenner, Y.Deng,** P.Diaz*, W.H. Nowlin.
2012. Effects of fish on mercury contamination of macroinvertebrate communities of grassland ponds. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31: 870-876. Click here to download
Tweedy, B.N.*, R.W. Drenner, M.M. Chumchal, J.H. Kennedy. 2013. Effects of fish on emergent insect-mediated flux of methyl mercury across a gradient of contamination. Environmental Science and Technology, 47: 1614-1619. Click here to download

Zapp Sluis, M.*, K.M. Boswell, M.M. Chumchal, R.J.D. Wells, B. Soulen**, J.H. Cowan, Jr.
2013. Regional variation in mercury and stable isotopes of red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) in the northern Gulf of Mexico, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32: 434-441. Click here to download
Jones, T.A.*, M.M. Chumchal, R.W. Drenner, G.N. Timmins, W.H. Nowlin. 2013. Bottom-up nutrient and top-down fish impacts on mercury flux from aquatic ecosystems. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32: 612-618. Click here to download

Lavoie, R.*, T. Jardine, M.M. Chumchal, K. Kidd, L. Campbell.
2013. Biomagnification of mercury in aquatic food webs: a worldwide meta-analysis. Environmental Science and Technology, 47: 13385-13394. ***Highly cited paper - Thomas Reuters Essential Science Indicators Click here to download
Barst, B.D.*, A.K. Gevertz**, M.M. Chumchal, J.D. Smith*, T.R. Rainwater, P.E. Drevnick, K.E. Hudelson*, G.F. Verbeck, A.Hart, and A.P. Roberts. 2011. Mercury accumulates in melanomacrophage aggregates in wild fish livers: Evidence of link between Hg exposure and negative effects on health in wild fish. Environmental Science and Technology, 45: 8982-8988. Click here to download

Becker, J.C.*, A.W. Groeger, W.H. Nowlin, M.M. Chumchal, D. Hahn.
2011. Spatial variability in the speciation and bioaccumulation of mercury in an arid subtropical reservoir ecosystem. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 30:2300-2311. Click here to download
Schulwitz, S.E.*, M.M. Chumchal, J.A. Johnson. 2015. Mercury concentrations in birds from two atmospherically contaminated sites in north Texas, USA. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 69:390-398. Click here to download

Speir, S.L.**, M.M. Chumchal, R.W. Drenner, W.G. Cocke*, M.E. Lewis**, H.J. Whitt**.
2014. Methylmercury and stable isotopes of nitrogen reveal a terrestrial spider consumes emergent aquatic insects. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 33: 2506-2509. Click here to download

Barst, B.*, C. Hammerschmidt, M.M. Chumchal, D. Muir, J. Smith*, A.P. Roberts, T. Rainwater, P. Drevnick.
2013. Determination of mercury speciation in fish tissue with a Direct Mercury Analyzer. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32: 1237-1241. Click here to download
Becker, D., M.M. Chumchal, A. Bentz, S. Platt, G. Czirják, T. Rainwater, S. Altizer, Sonia, D. Streicker. 2017. Predictors and immunological consequences of sublethal mercury exposure in vampire bats. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 170073 Click here to download
Chumchal, M.M., R.W. Drenner, F. Greenhill*, J. Kennedy, A. Courville**, C. Gober**, A.Courville** and L. Lossau**. 2017. Recovery of aquatic insect-mediated methylmercury flux from ponds following drying disturbance. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 36:1986-1990. Click here to download

Williams, E.*, M.M. Chumchal, R.W. Drenner and J. Kennedy.
2017. Seasonality of odonate-mediated methyl mercury flux from permanent and semi-permanent ponds and potential risk to red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 36: 2823-2832. Click here to download

Chumchal, M.M., R.W. Drenner, K.J. Adams.
2016. Abundance and size
distribution of permanent and temporary farm ponds in the southeastern Great Plains. Inland Waters, 6: 258-264. Click here to downlooad
Adams K.J.*, R.W. Drenner, M.M. Chumchal, D.I. Donato. 2016. Disparity between state fish consumption advisory systems for methyl mercury and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recommendations: A case student of the south central U.S. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 35:247-251. Click here to download

M.M. Chumchal and R.W. Drenner.
2015. An environmental problem hidden in plain sight: small man-made ponds, emergent insects and mercury contamination of biota in the Great Plains. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34: 1197-1205. Click here to download

Gann, G.*, C. Powell*, M.M. Chumchal, R. Drenner.
2015. Mercury-contaminated terrestrial spiders pose a potential risk to songbirds at Caddo Lake, Texas/Louisiana, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34:303-306. Click here to download
Burnham, J., K. Burnham, M.M. Chumchal, J. Johnson, and J. Welker. 2018. Correspondence between mercury contamination and trophic position in marine and terrestrial avian species from northwest Greenland. Polar Biology, 41: 1475-1491.Click here to download

Chumchal, M.M., R.W. Drenner, M.N. Hall**, D.K. Polk**, E.B. Williams*, C.L. Ortega-Rodriguez*, J.H. Kennedy.
2018. Seasonality of dipteran-mediated methyl mercury flux from ponds, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 37: 1846-1851. Click here to download

Korstian, J.M.*, M.M. Chumchal, V.J. Bennett, A.M. Hale.
2018. Mercury contamination in bats from the central United States, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 37:160-165. Click here to download
Gerstle, C.T.*, R.W. Drenner, M.M. Chumchal. 2019. Spatial patterns of mercury contamination and associated risk to piscivorous wading birds of the south central United States, Environmental Toxicology Chemistry, 38: 160-166. Click here to download

Ortega-Rodriguez, C.L.*, M.M. Chumchal, R.W. Drenner, J.H. Kennedy, W.H. Nowlin, B.D. Barst, D. K. Polk** , M.N. Hall** , E.B. Williams*, K.C. Lauck**, A. Santa-Rios, N. Basu.
2019. Relationship between methyl mercury contamination and proportion of aquatic and terrestrial prey in diets of shoreline spiders. Environmental Toxicology Chemistry, 38: 2503-2508 Click here to download

Becker, D., M.M. Chumchal, H. Broders, J. Korstian*, T. Rainwater, S. Platt, N. Simmons, M. Fenton.
2018. Mercury bioaccumulation in bats reflects phylogeny and dietary connectivity to aquatic food webs, Environmental Pollution, 233:1076-1085. Click here to download
Biffi, D.*, A. López-Mobilia, S. Kelez, D.A. Williams, M.M. Chumchal, M. Weinburgh. 2020. Mislabelling and high mercury content hampers the efforts of market-based seafood initiatives in Peru. Scientific Reports, In press. Click here to download

Chumchal, M.M. and R.W. Drenner.
2020. Ecological Factors Controlling Insect-Mediated Methylmercury Flux from Aquatic to Terrestrial Ecosystems: Lessons Learned from Experimental Studies in Mesocosms and Ponds. In: Contaminants and Ecological Subsidies: The Land-Water Interface. J.M. Kraus, D.M. Walters and M.A. Mills, eds. Springer. Click here to download

Chumchal, M.M. and L. Luque.
2020. Going abroad: how pre-health students can make the most of their international experience. Apply Magazine. 2020-2021 edition. Click here to download