Publications

A)  Journal publications (refereed research articles)

Student authors whose contribution was supervised by Dr. van Tets are indicated by asterisks

  1. Stevenson*, K.T., Mayfield, J.M., T.N. Lee, I.G. van Tets, B.M. Barnes and ě. T°ien.  in review.  Effect of overwintering on body mass and bone mineral density in two hibernating mammals: arctic ground squirrels (Spermophilus parryii) and American Black Bears (Ursus americanus).  Submitted to  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology

  2. Stevenson*, K.T., I.G. van Tets and D.Y. Chon*  2009  Making no bones about it: Bone mineral density changes seasonally in a non-hibernating Alaskan rodent, the northern red-backed vole (Myodes rutilus).  Journal of Mammalogy 90(1):25-31.  Click here for PDF version

  3. Stevenson*, K.T., I.G. van Tets and L.A. Nay.*  2009  The seasonality of reproduction in photoperiod responsive and non-responsive northern red-backed voles (Myodes rutilus) in south central Alaska.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 87(2):152-164.  Click here for PDF version

  4. Stevenson*, K.T. and I.G. van Tets.  2008. Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) can accurately and non-destructively measure the body composition of small, free-living rodents.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.  81(3):373-382.  Click here for PDF version

  5. Korine C., Vatnick I., van Tets, I.G. and Pinshow B. 2006  The influence of ambient temperature, and the energy and protein content of food on nitrogenous excretion in the Egyptian fruit bat.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 79(5):957-964 Click here for PDF version

  6. Korine C., Daniel S., van Tets, I.G., Yosef, R. and Pinshow, B.  2004  Measuring fat mass in small birds by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology77(3): 522-529  Click here for PDF version

  7. Korine, C., Vatnick I., van Tets, I.G., and Pinshow. B. 2003  New observations on urine contents in water deprived Negev desert rodents.  Canadian Journal of Zoology.  81: 941-945.  Click here for PDF version

  8. van Tets, I.G., Korine, C., Roxburgh, L. and Pinshow, B.  2001 Changes in the composition of the urine of yellow-vented bulbuls (Pycnonotus xanthopygos) are driven by ambient temperature and not by nitrogen or water intake.   Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.  74(6):853-857.            Click here for PDF version.

  9.  van Tets, I.G. and Nicolson, S. W.,  2001. Nutritional ecology of Protea pollination by rodents. In : "African small mammals" . Denys, C., Granjon, L., Poulet, A. eds. Colloques et SÚminaires - Editions de l' IRD, Paris.  311-320.  click here for PDF version

  10. van Tets, I.G., Hutchings* K. and Nicolson S. W.,  2000.  The relative merits of purified proteins and natural foods in studies of wildlife nutrition: the nitrogen requirements of a rodent pollinator.  African Zoology (formerly South African Journal of Zoology)  35: 207-215.   Click here for PDF version.

  11. van Tets, I.G. and Nicolson, S.W.,  2000.  Pollen and the nitrogen requirements of the lesser double-collared sunbird, Nectarinia chalybea  Auk 117(3): 826-830.   Click here for PDF version.

  12. Johnson*, S.A., van Tets, I.G.  and Nicolson,  S.W., 1999.  Sugar preferences and xylose metabolism of a mammal pollinator, the Namaqua rock mouse (Aethomys namaquensis).  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 72(4): 438-443.  Click here for PDF version.

  13. van Tets, I.G. and Hulbert, A.J.,  1999.  A comparison of the nitrogen requirements of the Eastern Pygmy Possum, Cercartetus nanus, on a pollen and on a mealworm diet. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 72(2): 127-137 Click here for PDF version.

  14. van Tets, I.G.,  1998.  Can flower-feeding marsupials meet their nitrogen requirements on pollen in the field?  Australian Mammalogy  20(3): 383-390.  Click here for PDF version.

  15. van Tets, I.G., 1997.  Extraction of nutrients from Protea pollen by African rodents.  Belgian Journal of Zoology  127 (Suppl.): 59-65.  Click here for PDF version.

  16. van Tets, I.G. and Whelan, R.J.,  1997Banksia pollen in the diet of Australian mammals.  Ecography  20: 499-505.  Click here for PDF version.

  17. van Tets, I.G. and Sanson, G.,  1996.  Use of the Metabolisable Energy Co-efficient, *MEC, in bird studies:  statistical power in taxa and food comparisons.  Australian Journal of Zoology  44(1): 1-7 Click here for PDF version.

B)  Journal publications (refereed research articles not listed above)

Student authors whose contribution was supervised by Dr. van Tets are listed in bold font and indicated by asterisks

  1. Burns J.M., Williams, T.M., Secor, S.M., Owen-Smith, N., Bargmann*, N.A. and Castellini, M.A.,  2006.  New insights into the physiology of foraging.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 79(2): 242-249. Click here for PDF version.

C)  Journal publications (other research articles)

These articles report work that was completed in Dr. van Tets' laboratory by High School students from Alaska Native or other under-represented minority backgrounds through the NIH NIDDK STEP UP program (formerly the NIH NIDDK Summer Research Apprenticeship Program).  The first author in each case is the high school student. 

  1. Anahonak*, J., K.T. Stevenson*. and I.G. van Tets.  In press.  Gonadotropin-Inhibitory Hormone, GnIH, and Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone, GnRH, Activity in the Brain of the Northern Red-back Vole, Myodes rutilusAccepted for publication in Ethnicity and Disease.

  2. Infante* S. and I.G. van Tets.  In press.  Symptoms of Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease in Rats that Regularly Drink Alcohol. Accepted for publication in Ethnicity and Disease

  3. Chon*, D.Y., K.T. Stevenson* and I.G. van Tets.  2008.  Seasonal changes in bone mineral density in the northern red-backed vole; A potential model organism for disuse osteoporosis.  Ethnicity and Disease 18(2) (Suppl. 1): 32-34.  Click here for PDF version

  4. Infante* S. and I.G. van Tets.  2008.  Symptoms of Alcohol-Induced Liver and Heart Disease in Rats that Regularly Drink Alcohol. Ethnicity and Disease 18(2) (Suppl. 1): 79-80.  Click here for PDF version

  5. Aparicio*, J. and I.G. van Tets.  2008.  Symptoms of type II diabetes in the urine of rats that regularly drink alcohol.  Ethnicity and Disease 18(2) (Suppl. 1): 49-50.  Click here for PDF version

  6. Lim* F-F and I.G. van Tets.  2007., Do rats that Frequently Drink Alcohol Deposit Fats in a Way that Increases Their Risk of Type II Diabetes?  Ethnicity and Disease 17(4) (Suppl. 5): 30-32.  Click here for PDF version

  7. Nay* L., K.T. Stevenson* and I.G. van Tets.  2007. Seasonal Changes in the Reproductive Organs and Body Condition of Northern Redbacked Voles (Clethrionomys rutilus). Ethnicity and Disease 17(4) (Suppl. 5): 58-60.  Click here for PDF version

  8. Lindner* S. and I.G. van Tets.  2006, Using Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry to measure the effects of alcohol on the composition of rats' livers, hearts & kidneys.  Ethnicity and Disease. 16(4) (Suppl. 5): 11-12.  Click here for PDF version

  9. Wilson*, R.L. and van Tets, I.G. 2006.  Using Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry to measure the effect of alcohol abuse on the bones and fat deposits of Long Evans rats.  Ethnicity and Disease.  16(4) (Suppl. 5): 27-28.  Click here for PDF version

  10. Jackinsky* J. and van Tets, I.G.  2005    Measuring Changes In Organ Composition Using Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry; potential for rodent studies on alcoholism.  Ethnicity and Disease. 15 (Suppl. 4): 45-46.  Click here for PDF version

  11. Wilson* R. and van Tets, I.G..  2005  Using Dual Energy X-ray absorptiometry to measure limb and digestive organ composition in laboratory rats.  Ethnicity and Disease. 15 (Suppl. 4): 20-21.  Click here for PDF version

D)  Journal publications (invited book reviews)

  1. van Tets, I.G., 2004.  Vertebrate ecophysiology: an introduction to its principles and applications by Don Bradshaw.  Quarterly Review of Biology 79(2):216-217.

E)  Text book sections

    1.     van Tets, I.G., 2008.  Answers for concept checks for chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10 In Principles of Animal Physiology.  Moyes C.D. and P.M. Schulte.  Eds.  Pearson, Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, USA.

F)  Theses (own)

    1.    van Tets, I.G.,  1996.  Pollen protein in the diet of small mammals.  Ph. D. Thesis, University of Wollongong.

    2.    van Tets, I.G.,  1991.  Energy Assimilation Efficiency in birds: a comparative study.  B. Sc. (Hons.) Thesis, Monash University.

G)  Theses (students)

This list only includes theses by students supervised or co-supervised (chaired or co-chaired) by Dr. van Tets

  1. Bargmann, N.A. In prep.  Using fatty acid signature analysis to study the diet of black-legged kittiwakes, Rissa tridactylaM.Sc. Thesis, University of Alaska Anchorage

  2. Stevenson, K.T. In prep.  The physiological ecology of a non-hibernating, high-latitude rodent: the Northern red-backed vole, Myodes rutilus.  Ph.D. Thesis, UAA/UAF (co-chair: B Barnes)

  3. Johnson, S.A.  2000  Pollen digestion in flower-feeding Scarabaeidae: monkey beetles (Hopliini) and protea beetles (Cetoniini). M.Sc. Thesis, University of Cape Town. (co-chair: SW Nicolson)

  4.  Hutchings, K.  1997  Protea pollen as a nitrogen source for the Namaqua Rock Mouse (Aethomys namaquensis) in the Fynbos biome.  B. Sc. (Hons.) Thesis, University of Cape Town.

  5.  Johnson, S.A.  1997  Sugar preferences and xylose absorption efficiency of the Namaqua Rock Mouse, (Aethomys namaquensis)  B. Sc. (Hons.) Thesis, University of Cape Town.

H)  University publications (UAA)

  1. van Tets, I.G., 2008.  Mentoring High School students in biological and biomedical research.  In : Mentoring Undergraduates in Research and Scholarship; UAA Faculty Handbook . Mock K., and E.S. Murphy  eds. University Honors College, University of Alaska Anchorage.  Pages 40-44..Click here for PDF version

IGovernment reports:

    1. Kohler, G., van Tets, I.G. and Whelan, R.J., 1995Effects of herbicide spraying on native flora and fauna:  Bitou bush control study - Hawks Nest, New South Wales.  Commissioned by the Biological and Chemical Research     Institute, N.S.W. Department of Agriculture

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