Publications

2020

Hotaling S, Shah AA, Dillon ME, Giersch JJ, Tronstad LM, Finn DS, Woods HA, Kelley JL. Cold tolerance of mountain stoneflies (Plecoptera: Nemouridae) from the high Rocky Mountains. Western North American Naturalist. In press

Deemer BR, Hotaling S, Poulson-Ellestad K, Falkenberg LJ, Cloern JE. Virtual networking between editors and early career researchers: benefits, silver linings, and lessons learned. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. In press

Elser JJ, Wu C, Gonzalez AL, Shain DH, Smith HJ, Sommaruga R, Williamson CE, Brahney J, Hotaling S, Vanderwall J, Aizen E, Aizen V, Battin T, Camassa R, Dong Z, Feng X, Jiang H, Li J, Lu L, Qu JJ, Ren Z, Tan W, Wen J, Wen L, Woods HA, Xiong X, Xu J, Yu G, Yu, J, Harper JT, Saros JE. Rules of life and the fading alpine cryosphere: Impacts on mountain lakes and streams. Global Change Biology. PDF

Tronstad LM, Hotaling S, Giersch JJ, Wilmot OJ, Finn DS. Headwaters fed by subterranean ice: potential climate refugia for alpine stream communities? Western North American Naturalist. PDF

Hotaling S, Kelley JL, Frandsen PB. Aquatic insects are dramatically underrepresented in genomic research. Insects. PDF

Birrell JH, Shah AA, Hotaling S, Giersch JJ, Williamson CE, Jacobsen D, Woods HA. Insects in high-elevation streams: life in extreme environments imperiled by climate change. Global Change Biology. PDF

Hotaling S, Shah AA, McGowan KL, Tronstad LM, Giersch JJ, Finn DS, Woods HA, Dillon ME, Kelley JL. Mountain stoneflies may tolerate warming streams: evidence from organismal physiology and gene expression. Global Change Biology. PDF

Tronstad LM, Wilmot OJ, Thornburgh, Hotaling S. To composite or replicate: how sampling method and protocol differences alter stream bioassessment metrics. Environmental Monitoring and Management. PDF

Hotaling S. Simple rules for concise scientific writing. Limnology & Oceanography Letters. PDF

Muhlfeld CC, Cline TJ, Giersch JJ, Peitzsch E, Florentine C, Jacobsen D, Hotaling S. Specialized meltwater biodiversity persists despite widespread deglaciation. PNAS. PDF

Hotaling S, Bartholomaus TC, Gilbert SG. Rolling stones gather moss: Movement and longevity of moss balls on an Alaskan glacier. Polar Biology. PDF

Shah AA, Dillon ME, Hotaling S, Woods HA. High elevation insect communities face shifting ecological and evolutionary landscapes. Current Opinion in Insect Science. PDF

Poulson-Ellestad K, Hotaling S, Falkenberg L, Soranno P. Illuminating a black box of the peer review system: demographics, experience, and career benefits of associate editors. Limnology & Oceanography Bulletin. PDF

Hotaling S, Wimberger PH, Kelley JL, Watts HE. Macroinvertebrates on glaciers: a key resource for terrestrial food webs? Ecology. PDF

Stibal M, Bradley JA, Edwards A, Hotaling S, Zawierucha K, Cameron KA, Kohler TJ, Mikucki JA, Lutz S, Šabacká M, Rosvold J, Anesio AM. Glacial ecosystems are essential to understanding biodiversity responses to glacier retreat. Nature Ecology & Evolution. PDF

Jordan S, Hand BK, Hotaling S, DelVecchia A, Malison R, Nissley C, Stanford J, Luikart G. Genomic data reveal similar differentiation between species with vastly different dispersal capabilities and life histories. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. PDF

2019

Ren Z, Martyniuk N, Oleksy IA, Swain A, Hotaling S*. Ecological stoichiometry of the mountain cryosphere. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. *correspondence PDF

Hotaling S, Shain DS, Lang SA, Bagley RK, Tronstad LM, Weisrock DW, Kelley JL. Long-distance dispersal, ice sheet dynamics, and mountaintop isolation underlie the genetic structure of glacier ice worms. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. PDF

Hotaling S, Foley ME, Zeglin L, Finn DS, Tronstad LM, Giersch JJ, Muhlfeld CC, Weisrock DW. Microbial assemblages reflect environmental heterogeneity in alpine streams. Global Change Biology. PDF

Hotaling S, Quackenbush CR, Bennett-Ponsford J, New DD, Rodriguez LA, Tobler M, Kelley JL. Microbial diversity in replicated hydrogen-sulfide rich springs. Microbial Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s00248-018-1237-6. PDF

Hotaling S, Kelley JL. The rising tide of high quality genomic resources. Molecular Ecology Resources. PDF

Hotaling S, Giersch JJ, Finn DS, Tronstad LM, Jordan SP, Serpa LE, Call RG, Muhlfeld CC, Weisrock DW. Congruent population genetic patterns but differing depths of divergence for three alpine stoneflies with similar ecology, geographic distributions, and climate change threats. Freshwater Biology. PDF

Hotaling S, Kelley JL, Weisrock DW. Nuclear and mitochondrial genomic resources for the meltwater stonefly, Lednia tumana (Plecoptera: Nemouridae). Aquatic Insects.PDF

2018 

Hotaling S. Publishing papers while keeping everything in balance: Practical advice for a balanced, productive graduate school experience. Ideas in Ecology & Evolution. 11, 35-46. PDF

Hotaling S, Muhlfeld CC, Giersch JJ, Miller MR, Ali OA, Jordan SP, Luikart G, Weisrock DW. Demographic modeling reveals a history of divergence with gene flow for a glacially-tied stonefly in a changing post-Pleistocene landscape. Journal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13125 PDF

Weisrock DW, Hime PM, Nunziata SO, Jones KS, Murphy MO, Hotaling S, Kratovil JD. Surmounting the large-genome problem for genomic data generation in salamanders. In: Population Genomics: Wildlife, Editors: Hohenlohe P, Rajora O. Springer, New York. PDF

2017

Hotaling S, Tronstad LM, Bish JC. Macroinvertebrate diversity is lower in high-elevation lakes versus nearby streams: evidence from Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Journal of Natural History, 51, 1657-1669. PDF

Hotaling S*, Slabach BS*, Weisrock DW. Next-generation teaching: a template for bringing genomic and bioinformatic tools into the classroom. Journal of Biological Education. 1, 1-13. PDF Supplementary Materials

Tronstad LM, Hotaling S. Long-term trends in aquatic insect bioassessment metrics are not influenced by sampling method: empirical evidence from the Niobrara River. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems. 418, 12. PDF

Hotaling S, Hood E, Hamilton TL. Microbial ecology of mountain glacier ecosystems: biodiversity, ecological connections, and implications of a warming climate. Environmental Microbiology. Invited Review. 19, 2935-2948. PDF

Hotaling S*, Finn DS*, Giersch JJ, Weisrock DW, Jacobsen D. Climate change and alpine stream biology: progress, challenges, and opportunities for the future. Biological Reviews. 92, 2024-2045. PDF

2016

Giersch JJ, Hotaling S, Kovach RP, Jones LA, Muhlfeld CC. Climate-induced glacier and snow loss imperils alpine stream insects. Global Change Biology. 23, 2577-2589. PDF

Hime PM*, Hotaling S*, Shaffer HB, Voss SR, O’Neill EM, Weisrock DW. The influence of locus number and information content on species delimitation: an empirical test case in an endangered Mexican salamander. Molecular Ecology, 25, 5959-5974. PDF

Hotaling S, Foley M1, Lawrence NM1, Bocanegra J1, Kappeler P, Yoder A, Weisrock DW. Species discovery and validation in a cryptic radiation of endangered primates: coalescent-based species delimitation in Madagascar’s mouse lemurs. Molecular Ecology, 25, 2029-2045. PDF

Tronstad LM, Hotaling S, Bish JC. Longitudinal change in stream invertebrate assemblages of Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 9, 320-331. PDF

Jordan S, Giersch JJ, Muhlfeld CC, Hotaling S, Fanning L1, Luikart G. Low genetic diversity and strong subdivision in an endemic alpine stonefly threatened by climate change. PLOS ONE, 11, e0157386. PDF

Popular Press

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This Is Our Mountain. Drive: The Magazine from Subaru.