Positions

Publications

Academic Article

Year Title
2017 Does peripheral dislodgement contribute to heterozygote deficiencies in blue mussels?Invertebrate Biology Transactions of the American Microscopical Society.  136:301-308. 2017
2017 Modeling landscape connectivity for bobcats using expert-opinion and empirically derived models: how well do they work?Animal Conservation.  20:308-320. 2017
2017 Effects of artificial epibionts on byssogenesis, attachment strength, and movement in two size classes of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulisInvertebrate Biology Transactions of the American Microscopical Society.  136:15-21. 2017
2015 Evolution and Functional Morphology of the Proboscis in Kalyptorhynchia (Platyhelminthes).Integrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist.  55:205-216. 2015
2015 Evolution of flatworm central nervous systems: Insights from polyclads.Genetics and Molecular Biology Revista Brasileira de Genetica.  38:233-248. 2015
2015 Bobcats (Lynx rufus) as a Model Organism to Investigate the Effects of Roads on Wide-Ranging Carnivores.Environmental Management.  55:1366-1376. 2015
2015 Untangling the Ecology, Taxonomy, and Evolution of Chaetogaster limnaei (Oligochaeta: Naididae) Species Complex.Journal of Parasitology.  101:320-326. 2015
2014 Diagnostic PCR can be used to illuminate meiofaunal diets and trophic relationships.Invertebrate Biology Transactions of the American Microscopical Society.  133:121-127. 2014
2013 Tunic cell populations during fusion events in the colonial ascidian Didemnum vexillum (Tunicata)Invertebrate Biology Transactions of the American Microscopical Society.  132:394-403. 2013
2013 Effects of injured conspecifics and predators on byssogenesis, attachment strength and movement in the blue mussel, Mytilus edulisJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.  448:136-140. 2013
2013 Effects of wave exposure, temperature and epibiont fouling on byssal thread production and growth in the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, in the Gulf of MaineJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.  446:52-56. 2013
2012 Parotoplana hannahfloydae (Proseriata: Otoplanidae) from the Coast of North Carolina, USAIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist.  52:E219-E219. 2012
2012 Comparative morphology of the epidermis of seven species of polyclad flatworms (Platyhelminthes: Rhabditophora)Zoologischer Anzeiger Zoologische Jahrbucher: Abteilung f�r Systematik, Okologie und Geographie der Tiere.  251:206-214. 2012
2011 Population genetic structure and history of fragmented remnant populations of the New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis)Conservation Genetics.  12:943-958. 2011
2011 Lehardyia alleithoros, sp. nov. (Turbellaria, Kalyptorhynchia) from the Coast of North Carolina, USA.Southeastern Naturalist.  10:221-232. 2011
2011 The effects of artificial epibionts and wave exposure on the byssal thread production in the blue mussel, Mytilus edulisIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist.  51:E192-E192. 2011
2010 Ultrastructure of the spermatozoa of the flatworms Phaenocelis peleca and Boninia divae (Platyhelminthes, Polycladida)Zoomorphology.  129:221-224. 2010
2010 When names are wrong and colours deceive: unravelling the Pseudoceros bicolor species complex (Polycladida)Belgian Journal of Zoology.  140:191-191. 2010
2010 Anatomy and ultrastructure of the male reproductive system in Pleioplana atomata (Platyhelminthes: Polycladida)Invertebrate Biology Transactions of the American Microscopical Society.  129:129-137. 2010
2010 When names are wrong and colours deceive: unravelling the Pseudoceros bicolor species complex (Turbellaria: Polycladida)Journal of Natural History.  44:829-845. 2010
2009 Embryonic muscle development in direct and indirect developing marine flatworms (Platyhelminthes, Polycladida).Evolution and Development.  11:290-301. 2009
2009 Anatomy and ultrastructure of the female reproductive system of Pleioplana atomata (Platyhelminthes: Polycladida).Journal of Morphology.  270:337-343. 2009
2009 Embryonic muscle development in direct and indirect developing marine flatworms (Platyhelminthes, Polycladida)Integrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist.  49:E202-E202. 2009
2009 Taxonomy and Evolution of the Chaetogaster limnaei complex (Annelida: Oligochaeta)Integrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist.  49:E287-E287. 2009
2008 Two new species of flatworms (Platyhelminthes: Polycladida) from the continental slope of the Gulf of MexicoJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.  88:1363-1370. 2008
2008 Cotylea (Polycladida): a cladistic analysis of morphologyInvertebrate Biology Transactions of the American Microscopical Society.  127:121-138. 2008
2008 Reproduction, development and parental care in two direct-developing flatworms (Platyhelminthes : Polycladida : Acotylea)Journal of Natural History.  42:2173-2192. 2008
2007 Five new species of cotylean flatworms (Platyhelminthes : Polycladida) from the wider CaribbeanZootaxa.  1-23. 2007
2007 Comparative spermatology of selected polyclad flatworms (platyhelminthes).Journal of Morphology.  268:891-897. 2007
2006 A range-wide survey to determine the current distribution of New England cottontailsWildlife Society Bulletin.  34:1190-1197. 2006
2006 First description of deep-sea polyclad flatworms from the North Pacific: Anocellidus n. gen. profundus n. sp (Anocellidae, n. fam.) and Oligocladus voightae n. sp (Euryleptidae)Zootaxa.  1-19. 2006
2006 A new acotylean flatworm, Armatoplana colombiana n. sp (Platyhelminthes : Polycladida : Stylochoplanidae) from the Caribbean coast of Colombia, South AmericaZootaxa.  53-64. 2006
2004 A checklist of polyclad flatworms (Platyhelminthes : Polycladida) from the Caribbean coast of Colombia, South AmericaZootaxa.  1-12. 2004
2003 An initial survey of the polyclad fauna of the Caribbean coast of ColombiaIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist.  43:945-945. 2003
2003 Ultrastructural and immunocytochemical observations of the nervous systems of three macrodasyidan gastrotrichsActa Zoologica.  84:171-178. 2003
2003 Evaluation of fecal mtDNA analysis as a method to determine the geographic distribution of a rare lagomorphWildlife Society Bulletin.  31:1061-1065. 2003
2002 Molecular systematics of the Acoela (Acoelomorpha, Platyhelminthes) and its concordance with morphology.Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.  24:333-342. 2002
2002 A molecular test of cyanobacterial phylogeny: inferences from constraint analysesHydrobiologia Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery.  468:135-145. 2002
2001 Phylogenetic relationships within the Acoela (Acoelomorpha, Platyhelminthes) inferred from 18S rDNA sequences.Integrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist.  41:1475-1475. 2001
2001 Functional morphology of muscles in Tetranchyroderma papii (Gastrotricha)Zoomorphology.  121:37-43. 2001
2001 The musculature of Draculiciteria tessalata (Chaetonotida, Paucitubulatina): implications for the evolution of dorsoventral muscles in GastrotrichaHydrobiologia Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery.  452:155-161. 2001
2001 A muscular double helix in gastrotrichaZoologischer Anzeiger Zoologische Jahrbucher: Abteilung f�r Systematik, Okologie und Geographie der Tiere.  240:61-68. 2001
2001 A molecular framework for the phylogeny of the Pseudocerotidae (Platyhelminthes, Polycladida)Hydrobiologia Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery.  444:177-182. 2001
2001 Macrodasyida (Gastrotricha): a cladistic analysis of morphologyInvertebrate Biology Transactions of the American Microscopical Society.  120:124-135. 2001
2000 The nervous and muscular system of Dactylopodola baltica from a phylogenetic perspective.Integrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist.  40:1059-1059. 2000
2000 Functional morphology of the muscles in Philodina sp (Rotifera : Bdelloidea)Hydrobiologia Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery.  432:57-64. 2000
2000 Inferring a classification of the Adenophorea (Nematoda) from nucleotide sequences of the D3 expansion segment (26/28S rDNA)Canadian Journal of Zoology.  78:911-922. 2000
2000 Phylogeny of Gastrotricha: a morphology-based framework of gastrotrich relationships.Biological Bulletin.  198:299-305. 2000
2000 Hexamethyldisilazane for scanning electron microscopy of Gastrotricha.Biotechnic and Histochemistry Stain Technology.  75:41-44. 2000
1999 A molecular test of platyhelminth phylogeny: inferences from partial 28S rDNA sequencesInvertebrate Biology Transactions of the American Microscopical Society.  118:42-56. 1999
1999 Fluorescent microscopy: A new tool in taxonomic and evolutionary studies of Gastrotricha.Integrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist.  39:44A-44A. 1999
1997 Variation in the mitochondrial DNA of the Sylvilagus complex occupying the northeastern United StatesCanadian Journal of Zoology.  75:595-605. 1997
1996 A reappraisal of the systematics of the monocelididae (Platyhelminthes, Proseriata): inferences from rDNA sequences.Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.  6:150-156. 1996
1996 Using mitochondrial DNA to inventory the distribution of remnant populations of New England cottontailsWildlife Society Bulletin.  24:725-730. 1996
1994 A MOLECULAR APPROACH FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF MEIOFAUNAL TURBELLARIANS (PLATYHELMINTHES, TURBELLARIA)Marine Biology.  120:437-442. 1994
1992 A field method to differentiate New England and eastern cottontails.Transactions of the Northeastern Section of the Wildlife Society.  48:11-14. 1992
1991 USING MITOCHONDRIAL-DNA FOR RESOLVING THE SYSTEMATICS OF THE SYLVILAGUS COMPLEXIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist.  31:A106-A106. 1991
1989 LIGHT AND ELECTRON-MICROSCOPY OF THE ALVEOLAR PEDICELLARIAE IN THE ASTEROID HIPPASTERIAS-PHRYGIANA (ECHINODERMATA)Integrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist.  29:A115-A115. 1989
1987 Frontal gland and frontal sensory structures in the Macrostomida (Turbellaria, Platyhelminthes).Zoologica Scripta.  16:95-110. 1987
1986 Mucous secretions in the acoel turbellarian Convoluta sp.: A functional and ecological approach.Jouranal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.  97:123-133. 1986
1986 Ultrastructure of the frontal organs in Convoluta sp. and Macrostomum spp.: Significance for models of the turbellarian archetype.Hydrobiologia Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery.  132:47-52. 1986
History matters: Contemporary vs. historic population structure of bobcats in the New England region, USA.Conservation Genetics
Systematic congruence in Polycladida (Platyhelminthes, Rhabditophora): Are DNA and morphology telling the same story?Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

Chapter

Year Title
2018 New England cottontails.  156-157. 2018

Teaching Activities

  • Conservation Genetics Taught course 2018
  • Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog Taught course 2018
  • Environmental Biology Taught course 2018
  • Environmental Biology Taught course 2018
  • Environmental Biology Taught course 2018
  • Physiological Ecology Taught course 2018
  • Conservation Genetics Taught course 2017
  • Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog Taught course 2017
  • Environmental Biology Taught course 2017
  • Environmental Biology Taught course 2017
  • Environmental Biology Taught course 2017
  • Physiological Ecology Taught course 2017
  • Environmental Biology Taught course 2016
  • Environmental Biology Taught course 2016
  • Environmental Biology Taught course 2016
  • Physiological Ecology Taught course 2016
  • Conservation Genetics Taught course 2015
  • Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog Taught course 2015
  • Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog Taught course 2015
  • Physiological Ecology Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Natural Resources Taught course 2015
  • Conservation Genetics Taught course 2014
  • Sem/Ecol&Evol Animal Dispersal Taught course 2014
  • Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog Taught course 2014
  • Physiological Ecology Taught course 2014
  • Rsrch Exp/Natural Resources Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Zoology, Clemson University
  • M.S. Zoology, Clemson University
  • Ph.D. Zoology, University of Maine
  • Full Name

  • Marianne Litvaitis