Recent Publications

For a full list of publications, see my Google Scholar page here.

Underlined = Amherst College undergraduate co-author

Brown, A.C., Cahn, M.D., Choi, S. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2016. Dietary carotenoids and bacterial infection in wild and domestic convict cichlids (Amatitlania spp.). Environmental Biology of Fishes 99: 439-449. 10.1007/s10641-016-0485-x

Anderson, C., Jones, R., Moscicki, M., Clotfelter, E.D., and Earley, R.L. 2016. Seeing orange: breeding convict cichlids exhibit heightened aggression against more colorful intruders. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 10.1007/s00265-016-2085-3

Cahn, M.D., Brown, A.C. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2015. Guanine-based structural coloration as an indicator of oxidative stress in a cichlid fish. Journal of Experimental Zoology A 323: 359-367.

Sullivan, M., Brown, A.C. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2014. Dietary carotenoids do not improve motility or antioxidant capacity in cichlid fish sperm.  Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 40: 1399-1405.

Sefc, K., Brown, A.C. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2014. Carotenoid-based coloration in cichlid fishes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 173: 42-51.

Montgomery, T.M., Brown, A.C., Gendelman, H.K., Ota, M. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2014. Exposure to 17α-ethinyl estradiol decreases motility and ATP in sperm of male fighting fish Betta splendens. Environmental Toxicology 29: 243-252.

Clotfelter, E.D. and Gendelman, H. 2014. Exposure to environmentally relevant concentrations of genistein during activation does not affect sperm motility in the fighting fish Betta splendens. BioMed Research International: Toxicology. doi: 10.1155/2014/865741

Brown, A.C., Leonard, H.M., McGraw, K.J. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2014. Maternal effects of carotenoid supplementation in an ornamented cichlid fish (Amantitlania siquia). Functional Ecology 28: 612-620.

Clotfelter, E.D., Lapidus, S.J.H. and Brown, A.C. 2013. The effects of temperature and dissolved oxygen on antioxidant defences and oxidative damage in the fathead minnow Pimephales promelas.  Journal of Fish Biology 82: 1086-1092.

Brown, A.C., McGraw, K.J. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2013. Dietary carotenoids increase yellow non-pigment coloration of female convict cichlids (Amantitlania nigrofasciata). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 86: 312-322.

Brown, A.C. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2012. Fighting fish (Betta splendens) bubble nests do not inhibit microbial growth. Journal of Experimental Zoology 317: 481-487. (Cover story)

Stevenson, L.M., Brown, A.C., Montgomery, T.M. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2011.  Reproductive consequences of exposure to waterborne phytoestrogens in male fighting fish Betta splendens. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 60: 501-510.

Clotfelter, E.D., McNitt, M.M., Carpenter, R.E. and Summers, C. 2010. Modulation of monoamine neurotransmitters in fighting fish Betta splendens exposed to waterborne phytoestrogens. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 36: 933-943.

Ardia, D.R., Pérez, J.H. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2010. Experimental cooling during incubation leads to reduced innate immunity and body condition in nestling tree swallows.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 277: 1881-1888.

Lin, S.M., Nieves-Puigdoller, K., Brown, A.C., McGraw, K.J. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2010. Testing the carotenoid trade-off hypothesis in the polychromatic Midas cichlid, Amphilophus citrinellus. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83: 333-342.