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  1. Higgins, B.T., Chaump, K., Wang, Q., Prasad, R., Dey, P. 2021. Moisture content and aeration control mineral nutrient solubility in poultry litter. Journal of Environmental Management. 300, 113787. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113787.
  2. Box, J., Otto, J., Kent, W., Higgins, B.T. 2021. Investigation of covers and chemical treatment for the suppression of cyanobacteria in water treatment systems. Water and Environment Journal. 35(2): 463-472. doi: 10.1111/wej.12643.
  3. Peng, H., de-Bashan, L.E., Higgins, B.T. 2021. Azospirillum brasilense reduces oxidative stress in the green microalgae Chlorella sorokiniana under different stressors. Journal of Biotechnology. 325: 179-185. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2020.10.029.
  4. Wang, Q., Hyman, M., Higgins, B.T. 2021. Factors impacting the effectiveness of biological pretreatment for the alleviation of algal growth inhibition on anaerobic digestate. Algal Research. 53, 102129. doi: 10.1016/j.algal.2020.102129.
  5. Peng, H., de-Bashan, L.E., Higgins, B.T. 2021. Comparison of algae growth and symbiotic mechanisms in the presence of plant growth promoting bacteria and non-plant growth promoting bacteria. Algal Research. 53: 102156. doi: 10.1016/j.algal.2020.102156.
  6. Wang, P., Sakhno, Y., Adhikari, S., Peng, H., Jaisi, D., Soneye, T., Higgins, B.T., Wang, Q. 2021. Effect of ammonia removal and biochar detoxification on anaerobic digestion of aqueous phase from municipal sludge hydrothermal liquefaction. Bioresource Technology. 326, 124730. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2021.124730.
  7. Fallahi, A., Rezvani, F., Asgharnejad, H., Nazloo, E.K., Hajinajaf, N., Higgins, B.T. 2021. Interactions of microalgae-bacteria consortia for nutrient removal from wastewater: A review. Chemosphere. 272, 129878. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.129878.
  8. Hyman, M., Wang, Q., Wilson, A.E., Adhikari, S., Higgins, B.T. 2021. Production of Daphnia zooplankton on wastewater-grown algae for sustainable conversion of waste nutrients to fish feed. Journal of Cleaner Production. 310, 127501. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127501.
  9. Wang, Q., Cherones, J., Higgins, B.T. 2021. Acclimation of an algal consortium to sequester nutrients from anaerobic digestate. Bioresource Technology. 342, 125921. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2021.125921.
  10. 2020

  11. Bankston, E., Wang, Q., Higgins, B.T. 2020. Algae support populations of heterotrophic, nitrifying, and phosphate-accumulating bacteria in the treatment of poultry litter anaerobic digestate. Chemical Engineering Journal,. 398, 125550. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2020.125550.
  12. Wang, P., Peng, H., Adhikari, S., Higgins, B., Roy, P., Dai, W., Shi, X. 2020. Enhancement of biogas production from wastewater sludge via anaerobic digestion assisted with biochar amendment. Bioresource Technology. 309, 123368. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2020.123368.
  13. Peng, H., de-Bashan, L. E., Bashan, Y., Higgins, B. T. 2020. Indole-3-acetic acid from Azosprillum brasilense promotes growth in green algae at the expense of energy storage products. Algal Research. 47: 101845. doi: 10.1016/j.algal.2020.101845.
  14. Bankston, E.M., Higgins, B.T. 2020. Anaerobic microbial communities can influence algal growth and nutrient removal from anaerobic digestate. Bioresource Technology 297, 122445. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.122445.
  15. 2019

  16. Holmes, B, Paddock, M.B., VanderGheynst, J.S., Higgins, B.T. 2019. Algal photosynthetic aeration increases the capacity of bacteria to degrade organics in wastewater. Biotechnology & Bioengineering. 117: 62-72. doi: 10.1002/bit.27172.
  17. Wang, Q., Prasad, R., Higgins, B.T. 2019 Aerobic bacterial pretreatment to overcome algal growth inhibition on high-strength anaerobic digestates. Water Research. 162: 420-426. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.07.011.
  18. Islam, M.S., Dissanayaka, R., Higgins, B.T., Adhikari, S., Mills, G. 2019. Photoreduction of CCl3F in aqueous solutions containing sulfonated poly(ether etherketone) and formate buffers. Research on Chemical Intermediates. 45, 4015–4028. doi: 10.1007/s11164-019-03887-0.
  19. Chaump, K., Preisser, M., Shanmugam, S.R., Prasad, R., Adhikari, S., Higgins, B.T. 2019. Leaching and anaerobic digestion of poultry litter for biogas production and nutrient transformation. Waste Management. 84: 413-422. doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2018.11.024.
  20. Wang, Q., Peng, H., Higgins, B. 2019. Cultivation of Green Microalgae in Bubble Column Photobioreactors and an Assay for Neutral Lipids. Journal of Visualized Experiments. doi: 10.3791/59106.
  21. 2018

  22. Higgins, B.T., Wang, Q., Du, S., Hennebelle, M., Taha, A.Y., Fiehn, O., VanderGheynst, J.S. 2018 Impact of thiamine metabolites and spent medium from Chlorella sorokiniana on metabolism in the green algae Auxenochlorella prototheciodes. Algal Research. 33: 197-208. doi: 10.1016/j.algal.2018.05.019.
  23. Higgins, B.T., Gennity, I., Fitzgerald, P.S., Ceballos, S.J., Fiehn, O., VanderGheynst, J.S. 2018. Algal–bacterial synergy in treatment of winery wastewater. npj Clean Water. 1, 6. doi: 10.1038/s41545-018-0005-y.
  24. 2016

  25. Simmonsa, C.W., Higgins, B., Staley, S., Joh, L.D., Simmonsc, B.A., Singer, S.W., Stapletone, J.J., and VanderGheynst, J.S. 2016. The role of organic matter amendment level on soil heating, organic acid accumulation, and development of bacterial communities in solarized soil. Applied Soil Ecology. 106: 37?46. doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.04.018.
  26. Higgins, B., Gennity, I., Samra, S., Kind, T., Fiehn, O., and VanderGheynst, J.S. 2016. Cofactor symbiosis for enhanced algal growth, biofuel production, and wastewater treatment. Algal Research. 17: 308?315. doi: 10.1016/j.algal.2016.05.024.
  27. Wu Y.W., Higgins, B., Yu, C., Reddy, A.P., Ceballos, S., Joh, L.D., Simmons, B.A., Singer, S.W., and VanderGheynsta, J.S. 2016. Ionic liquids impact the bioenergy feedstock-degrading microbiome and transcription of enzymes relevant to polysaccharide hydrolysis. Applied and Environmental Science. 1(6): e00120-16. doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00120-16.
  28. 2015

  29. Tsugawa, H., Cajka, T., Kind, T., Ma, Y., Higgins, B., Ikeda, K., Kanazawa, M., VanderGheynsta, J.S., Fiehn, O., and Arita, M. 2015. MS-Dial: Data-Independient MS/MS deconvolution for comprehensible metabolome analysis. Nature Methods. 12(6): 523. doi: 10.1038/NMETH.3393.
  30. Higgins, B., Labavitch, J.M., and VanderGheynsta, J.S. 2015. Co-culturing Chlorella minutissima with Escherichia coli can increase neutral lipid production and improve biodiesel quality. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 112(9): 1-29. doi: 10.1002/bit.25609.
  31. Higgins, B., Nobles, D., Ma, Ya., Wikoff, W., Kind, T., Fiehn, O., Brand, J., and VanderGheynst, J.S. 2015. Informatics for improved algal taxonomic classification and research: A case study of UTEX 2341. Algal Research. 12: 545–549. doi: 10.1016/j.algal.2015.10.016.
  32. 2014

  33. Mu, Y., Yang, H.Y., Wang, Y.Z., He, C.S., Zhao, Q.B., Wang, Y., and Yu, H.Q. 2014. The maximum specific hydrogen-producing activity of anaerobic mixed cultures: definition and determination. Scientific Reports. 4: 5239. doi: 10.1038/srep05239.
  34. Higgins, B., Thornton-Dunwoody, A., Labavitch, J.M., and VanderGheynst, J.S. 2014. Microplate assay for quantitation of neutral lipids in extracts from microalgae. Analytical Biochemistry. 465: 1-24.
  35. Higgins, B., and VanderGheynst, J.S. 2014. Effects of Escherichia coli on mixotrophic growth of Chlorella minutissima and production of biofuel precursors. Plos One. 9(5): e96807. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096807.
  36. 2012

  37. Higgins, B., and Kendall, A. 2012. Life cycle environmental and cost impacts of using an algal turf scrubber to treat dairy wastewater. Journal of Industrial Ecology. 16(3): 436-447. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2011.00427.x.