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2013:

 

Bossart, J. L. and Antwi, J. 2013. Species-specific traits predict genetic structure but not genetic diversity of three fragmented Afrotropical butterfly species. Conservation Genetics 14(2): 511-528.  www

Boehm, M., Crother, B. I., Sever, D. M., et. al. 2013. The conservation status of the world's reptiles. Biological Conservation 157: 372-385.  pdf

Crother, B.I., Murray, C. M.2013. Parsimony analysis of endemism (PAE) under the "Areas of Endemism as Individuals" (AEI) thesis. Cladistics 2013: 1-3.  pdf

Kaiser, H., Crother, B. I., Kelly, C. M. R., Luiselli, L.,  O'Shea, M., Ota, H., Passos, P., Schleip, W. D., Wüster, W. 2013. Best practices: In the 21st Century, taxonomic decisions in herpetology are acceptable only when they are supported by a body of evidence and published via peer-review. Herp. Rev. 44: 8-23.  pdf

Sever, D. M., Rheubert, J. L., Hill, T. A., Siegel, D. S. 2013. Observations on Variation in the Ultrastructure of the Proximal Testicular Ducts of the Ground Skink, Scincella lateralis (Reptilia: Squamata) Journal of Morphology 274:429–446.  pdf

Siegel, D. S., Aldridge, R. D., Rheubert, J. L., Gribbins, K. M., Sever D. M., Trauth S. E. 2013. The Testicular Sperm Ducts and Genital Kidney of Male Ambystoma maculatum (Amphibia, Urodela, Ambystomatidae). Journal of Morphology 274:344–360.  pdf

2012:

 

Bloom D. D., Unmack P. J., Gosztonyi A. E., Piller K. R., Lovejoy  N. R. 2012. It's a family matter: Molecular phylogenetics of Atheriniformes and the polyphyly of the surf silversides (Family: Notocheiridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62 (2012) 1025–1030  pdf

Crother, B. I.et. al. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. 6th Edition. 2012. SSAR Herpetological Circulars No. 39: 1-101  pdf

Geheber A. D., Piller K. R. 2012. Spatio-temporal patterns of fish assemblage structure in a coastal plain stream: appropriate scales reveal historic tales. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 2012: 21: 627–639  pdf

Howard G. T., Norton W. N. and Burks T. 2012. Growth of Acinetobacter gerneri P7 on polyurethane and the purification and characterization of a polyurethanase enzyme. Biodegradation 23 (4): 561-573. pdf

Howard G. T. 2012. Polyurethane Biodegradation. In S. N. Singh (ed.), Microbial Degradation of Xenobiotics, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 371-392. pdf

Howard G. T., Norton W. N., Stroot P. G., Bailey K. L. and Watson E. J. 2012. Association of the Genus Acinetobacter with the Decomposition of a Swine Carcass and the Isolation and Characterization of a Novel Strain of Acinetobacter sp. P4. Curr Microbiol. 64: 2433. pdf

McMahan C. D., Davis M.P., Dominguez-Dominguez O., Garcia-de-Leon F. J., Doadrio I., Piller K. R. 2012. From the mountains to the sea: phylogeography and cryptic diversity within the mountain mullet, Agonostomus monticola (Teleostei: Mugilidae). Journal of Biogeography 1-11.  pdf

Nicholson K. E., Crother, B. I., Guyer C., Savage J. M. 2012. It is time for a new classification of Anolis (Squamata: Dactyloidae) Zootaxa 3477: 1-108.  pdf

Savage J. M., Crother, B. I., Holycross A. 2012. Comment on the proposed conservation of Crotalinus catenatus  Rafinesque, 1818 (currently Sistrurus catenatus) and Crotalus tergeminus  (currently Sistrurus tergeminus; Reptilia, Serpentes) by designation of neotypes for both species (Case 3571: see BZN  68: 271–274). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 69(1).

 

Sever, D. M. and L. R. Freeborn. 2012. Observations on the Anterior Testicular Ducts in Snakes with Emphasis on Sea Snakes and Ultrastructure in the Yellow-bellied Sea Snake, Pelamis platurus. Journal of Morphology 273:324-336. pdf
Sever, D. M., Rheubert, J. L., Gautreaux, J., Hill, T. G., and Freeborn, L. R. 2012. Observations on the Sexual Segment of the Kidney of Snakes with Emphasis on Ultrastructure in the Yellow-bellied Sea Snake, Pelamis platurus. Anatomical Record in press. Published on-line 5 March 2012. pdf


2011:

 

Becker R., Valverde R., and Crother B. I. 2011. Proopiomelanocortin (POMC) and Testing the Phylogenetic Position of Turtles (Testudines). J. of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 49(2):148-159.  pdf

Burbrink F.T. and Crother B. I. 2011.  Evolution and taxonomy of snakes.
In: R.D. Aldridge and D. M. Sever (eds), Reproductive  biology and phylogeny of snakes. Volume 9, Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny series, B. G. M. Jamieson (ed). CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

 

Cashner, M. F., Piller, K. R., Bart, H.L. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships of the North American cyprinid subgenus Hydrophlox. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59 (2011) 725-735. pdf

Crother, B. I., Murray C. 2011. Ontology of Areas of Endemism. J. Biogeography 38  pdf

Crother, B. I. , Savage, J. M. and Holycross, A. 2011 Crotalinus catenatus Rafinesque, 1818 (Reptilia: Serpentes) and Crotalustergeminus Say, 1822: proposed conservation of usage by designation of neotypes for Crotalinus catenatus and Crotalus tergeminus. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 68: 271-274. pdf

Crother B. I., White M., Savage J., Gardner D., Ekstut M.,Graham M. 2011. A reevaluation of the Status of the Foxsnakes Pantherophis gloydi and P. vulpinus. ISRN Zoology doi:10.5402/2011/436049.  pdf

Fontenot, C. L., Jr., and W. I. Lutterschmidt. 2011. Body-coiling Behavior in the Three-toed Amphiuma ( Amphiuma tridactylum). IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 18:134-137. pdf
Fontenot, C.L., Jr., and W.I. Lutterschmidt. 2011b. Thermal Selection and Temperature Preference of the Aquatic Salamander, Amphiuma tridactuylum. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6:395399. pdf
Fontenot, C. L., Jr. 2011. HYLA CINEREA (Green Treefrog). Winter Aggregation. Herpetological Review 42:84-85. pdf

Francis, K., Shallow, A., and Guedry, S. Jr. 2011. Tropical fruits of the Caribbean. Journal of the Louisiana State Horticulture Society vol. 5.

 

Howard, G. T. 2011 Microbial biodegradation of Polyurethane (Chapter 7). In: A. Fainleib and O.Grigoryeva (eds.) Recent Developments in Polymer Recycling: 215-238. pdf

Johnson A. D., Richardson E., Bachvarova R. F., and Crother B.I. 2011. Evolution of the Germ Line-Soma Relationship in Vertebrate Embryos. Reproduction 141:291-300.  pdf

Major, R., C. L. Fontenot, Jr., J. A. Pojman Sr., J. A. Pojman Jr., and M. E. Merchant. 2011. Serum Complement Activity in the Three-Toed Amphiuma ( Amphiuma tridactylum). Comparative Immunology, Microbiology, and Infectious Diseases 34:115-121. pdf

McAllister, C. T., Robison, H. W., and W. F. Font. 2011. Metacercaria of Alloglossidium corti (Digenea: Macroderoididae) from 3 Species of Crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) in Arkansas and Oklahoma, U.S.A. Comparative Parasitology, 78(2):382-386. pdf

McMahan, C. D., Murray, C. M., Geheber, A. D., Boeckman, C.D., Piller, K. R., 2011. Paraneetroplus synspilus is a Junior Synonym of Paraneetroplus melanurus (Teleostei: Cichlidae) Zootaxa 2833: 1-14 pdf

Pojman, J. A., Sr., J. A. Pojman Jr., and C. L. Fontenot, Jr. 2011. Comparison of Immobilization Methods for PIT Tagging Three-toed Amphiuma ( Amphiuma tridactylum). Herpetological Review 42:362-363. pdf

Rheubert, J. L., Murray, C. M., Siegel, D. S., Babin, J. and D. M. Sever. 2011a. The Sexual segment of Hemidactylus turcicus and the evolution of sexual segment location in Squamata. Journal of Morphology 272:802-813. pdf

Rheubert, J. L., Siegel, D. S., Venable, K. J., Sever, D. M., and Gribbins, K. M. 2011b. Ultrastructural description of spermiogenesis within the Mediterranean Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Micron 42:680-690. pdf

Row, J. R., Brooks, R. J., Mackinnon, C. A., Lawson, A., Crother, B. I., White, M., and Lougheed, S. C. 2011 Approximate Bayesian computation reveals the origins of genetic diversity and population structure of foxsnakes. J. Evolutionary Biology 24: 23642377. pdf

Siegel D. S., Trauth S. E., Sever D. M., Aldridge R. D. 2011. The phylogenetic distribution of the ampulla ureter and ampulla urogenital/urrinferous papilla in the Serpentes. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 49:160-168. pdf

Trauth, S. E. and D. M. Sever. 2011. Male urogenital ducts and cloacal anatomy. In Aldridge, R. D. and D. M. Sever (eds.), Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Snakes. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Pp. 411-475. pdf

2010:

 

Bart, H. L., Jr., Clements, M. D., Blanton, R. E., Piller, K. R. and Hurley, K. R. 2010. Discordant molecular and morphological evolution in buffalofishes (Actinopterygii: Catostomidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56: 808-820. pdf

Cohn, W. B., Jones, R. A., Valverde, R. A., Leiner, K. A., MacKenzie, D. S. 2010. Molecular cloning and regulation of mRNA expression of the thyrotropin ? and glycoprotein ? subunits in red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus. Fish Physiol Biochem 36: 1277-1290. pdf

Eckstut M. E., MacMahan C. D., Crother B. I., Ancheta J. A., McLennan D. A., and Brooks D. R. 2010. PACT in Practice: Comparative Historical Biogeographic Patterns and Species Area Relationships of the Greater Antillean and Windward Hawaiian Island Terrestrial Biotas. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20  pdf

Fontenot, C.L., Jr. 2010. Amphiuma means (Two-toed Amphiuma) x A. tridactylum (Three-toed Amphiuma) Hybridization. Herpetological Review. 41:328. pdf

Geheber, A. D., McMahan, C. D., and Piller, K. R. 2010. First record of the non-native three spot gourami, Trichogaster trichopterus (Pallus 1770) (Teleostei: Osphronemidae) in Jamaica. Aquatic Invasions 5 (Supplement 1): S13-S16. pdf

Gribbins, K.M., Rheubert, J.L., Anzalone, M. L., Siegel, D.S., and D.M. Sever. 2010.

Ultrastructure of spermiogenesis in the Cottonmouth, Agkistrodon piscivorus (Squamata: Viperidae: Crotalinae). Journal of Morphology 271: 293-304 pdf

Gribbins, K. M., Siegel, D. S., Anzalone, M. L., Jackson, D. P., Venable, K. J., Rheubert, J. L., and Elsey, R. M. 2010. Ultrastructure of spermiogenesis in the American Alligator, Alligator misssissippiensis (Reptilia, Crocodylia, Alligatoridae). Journal of Morphology published on-line August 2010. pdf

Howard, G.T., Duos, B., and Watson-Horzelski, E.J. 2010Characterization of the soil microbial community associated with the decomposition of a swine carcass. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 64: 300-304 pdf

Kenway-Lynch, C. S., McMahan, C. D., Geheber, A. D., Hayes, M. and Piller, K. R. 2010. Threatened fishes of the world: “ Xenotoca” eiseni Rutter, 1986 (Goodeidae). Environ Biol Fish 87: 219-220. pdf

McMahan, C. D., Geheber, A. D., and Piller, K. R. 2010. Molecular systematics of the enigmatic Middle American genus Vieja (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57:1293-1300 pdf

Poudel, D. D., Wollard, D., Foret, J., Simon, M., Anzalone, C., Guedry, S., and Sasek, T. 2010. Louisiana Roadside Wildflower Establishment and Management Guidelines. University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 60 pp. pdf

Rheubert, J. L., Wilson, B. S., Wolf, K. W., and Gribbins, K. M. 2010. Ultrastructural study of spermiogenesis in the Jamaican Gray Anole, Anolis lineatopus (Reptilia: Polychrotidae). Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 91:484-494.

 

Rheubert, J. L., McMahan, C. D., Sever, D. M., Bundy, M. R., Siegel, D. S., and Gribbins, K. M. 2010. Ultrastructure of the reproductive system of the black swamp snake ( Seminatrix pygaea). VII. Spermatozoon morphology and evolutionary trends of sperm characters in snakes. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research.

 

Rheubert J. R., Sever D. M., Geheber, A. D., Siegel DS. 2010. Proximal Testicular Ducts of the Mediterranean Gecko ( Hemidactylus turcicus) with Special Reference to the Rete Testis. Anatomical Record 293:2176-2192.

 

Rosenthal, D.M., Stiller, V., Sperry, J.S., and Donovan, L.A. 2010.Contrasting drought tolerance strategies in two desert annuals of hybrid origin. Journal of Experimental Botany 10.1093/jxb/erq109 pdf

Sever, D. M. 2010a. Ultrastructure of the reproductive system of the black swamp snake ( Seminatrix pygaea). VI. Anterior testicular ducts and their nomenclature. Journal of Morpholology 271:104-115.

 

Sever, D. M. 2010b. Reproduction of Amphibians. Book review, The Quarterly Review of Biology 85:119-120.

 

Sever, D. M. and N. L. Staub. 2010. Horomones, Sex Accessory Structures, and Secondary Sexual Characteristics in Amphibians. Chapter 5 in D. O. Norris and K. H. Lopez (eds.), Horomones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, vol. 2, pp. 83-98. Elsiever, Academic Press, NY. pdf

Siegel D. S., Trauth S.E., Sever D. M., Aldridge R. D. 2010. The Phylogenetic Distribution of the Ampulla Ureter and Ampulla Urogenital/Urrinferous Papilla in the Serpentes. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research published on-line May 2010. 9 pp + supporting information.

 

Siegel D. S., Sever D. M., Aldridge R.D. 2010. The Pelvic Kidney of Male Ambystoma maculatum (Amphibia, Urodela, Ambystomatidae) with Special Reference to the Sexual Collecting Ducts. Journal of Morphology 271:1422-1439. pdf

Smith, S. D., R. E. Miller, S. P. Otto, R. G. FitzJohn, and M. D. Rausher. 2010. The effects of flower color transitions on diversification rates in morning glories ( Ipomoea subg. Quamoclit, Convolvulaceae). Darwin's Heritage Today, Proceedings of the Darwin 200 International Conference. Higher Education Press, Beijing. pdf

Valverde, R. A., Wingard, S., Gomez, F., Tordoir, M. T., and Orrego, C. M. 2010. Field lethal incubation temperature of olive ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys olivacea embryos at a mass nesting rookery. Endangered Species Research 12:77-86. pdf

2009:

 

Bachvarova, R.F., Crother, B.I., Manova, K., Chatfield, J., Shoemaker, C.M., Crews, D.P., and Johnson, A.D. 2009. Expression of Dazl and Vasa in turtle embryos and ovaries: evidence for inductive specification of germ cells. Evolution & Development 11:524-533. pdf

Bachvarova, R.F., Crother, B.I., and Johnson, A. D. 2009. Evolution of germ cell development in tetrapods: comparison of urodeles and amniotes. Evolution & Development 11:602-608. pdf

Bagwill, A., Sever, D.M., and R. M. Elsey. 2009. Seasonal Variation of the Oviduct of the American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis (Reptilia: Crocodylia). Journal of Morphology 270:702-713. pdf

Bloom, D.D., Piller, K.R., Lyons, J. Mercado-Silva, N., and Medina-Nava, M. 2009.

Systematics and biogeography of the silverside tribe Menidiini (Teleostomi: Atherinopsidae) based upon the mitochondrial ND2 gene. Copeia 2009:408-417. pdf

Bossart, J. L. and E. Opuni-Frimpong. 2009. Distance from edge determines fruit-feeding butterfly community diversity in afrotropical forest fragments. Environ. Entomol. 38:43-52. pdf

Bossart, J.L. 2009. Butterflies of West Africa. Invited Book Review. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada 41:26-27. pdf

Brock, S. and W.F.Font. 2009. Helminths of the western mosquitofish in Bayou Traverse, Louisiana. U.S.A. Comparative Parasitology 76(2):210-221. pdf

Clemen, G., Sever, D.M., and H. Greven. 2009. Notes on the cranium of the paedomorphic Eurycea rathbuni (Stejneger, 1896) (Urodela: Plethodonitdae) with special regard to the dentition. Vertebrate Zoology 59: 157-168. pdf

Crother, B.I. 2009. Are standard names taxonomic straight-jackets? Herpetologica 65:129-135.

 

Crother, B.I. 2009. Bitten. In Courting the Wild, J. Mitchell (ed.). Ecos Systems Institute. Pp. 43-48.

 

Crother, B.I. 2009. Dictionary of Herpetology. 2008. Krieger Publishing, Florida. 376 p. Book Review. Quarterly Review of Biology.

 

Crother, B.I., White, M.E., Gardner, D., and J. Warms. 2009. Giant Canadian snakes and forensic phylogenetics. Contemporary Herpetology 2009:1-4. pdf

Eckstut, M., E. Lemons, and D.M. Sever. 2009. Annual dynamics of sperm production and storage in the Merdditerranean Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus, in the southeastern United States. Amphibia-Reptilia 30:45-56.

 

Eckstut, M. E., D. M. Sever, M. E. White, and B. I. Crother. 2009. Phylogenetic analysis of sperm storage in female squamates. In: Animal Reproduction: New Research Developments, L. T. Dahnof (ed). Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY. Pp. 185-218.

 

Eckstut, M.E., A.M. Hamilton, C.C. Austin, and D.M. Sever. 2009. Asynchronous oviductal seasonal variation in the unisexual-bisexual Nactus multicarinatus complex from the Vanuatu Archipelago (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae). In: Animal Reproduction: New Research Developments, L. T. Dahnof (ed). Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY.

Pp. 295-307.

 

Elbers, J.P. and J.L. Bossart. 2009. Occurrences of forest butterflies in the farm bush savannah outside a forest reserve in Ghana, West Africa. J. of Tropical Insect Science 29 (3): 141-150. pdf

Fonseca, L.G., Murillo, G.A., Guadamúz, L., Spínola, R.M., and R.A. Valverde. 2009.

Downward but stable trend in the abundance of arribada olive ridley sea turtles ( Lepidochelys olivacea) at Nancite Beach, Costa Rica (1971-2007). Chelonian Conseervation and Biology 8:19-27. pdf

Gribbins, K.M., Rheubert, J.L., Poldeman, E.H., Collier, M.H., Wilson, B. and K. Wolf. 2009b. Continuous spermatogenesis and the germ cell development strategy within the testis of the Jamaican Gray Anole, Anolis lineatopus. Theriogenology 72:482-492. pdf

Keddy, P.A. 2009. Thinking big: A conservation visiom for the southeastern Coastal Plain of North America. Southeastern Naturalist 8:213-226.

 

Keddy, P.A., Grough, L., Nyman, J. A., McFalls, T., Carter, J., and Siegrist, J. 2009.

Alligator hunters, pelt traders, and runaway consumption of gulf coast marshes. P. 115-133 In B. R. Silliman, E. D. Grosholz, and M. D. Bertness (eds), Human Impacts on Salt Marshes, A Global Perspective. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

 

Mendelson, J., A. Pessier, C. Bevier, R. Gagliardo, K. Zippel, M. Preest, J. Pramuk, B. Rothermel, and B. I. Crother. 2009. Considerations and Recommendations for Raising Live Amphibians in Classrooms. Herpetological Review 40:142-144.

Mendelson, J., A. Pessier, C. Bevier, R. Gagliardo, K. Zippel, M. Preest, J. Pramuk, B. Rothermel, and B. I. Crother. 2009. Considerations and Recommendations for Raising Live Amphibians in Classrooms. Science and Children April/May: 8.

 

McCarthy, D.R., Shaffer, G.P., and C. Jeansonne. 2009. Determination of the correct criteria for K-systems reconstruction. International J of General Systems 2009:1-10. pdf

Piller, K.R. and H. L. Bart, Jr. 2009. Incomplete sampling, outgroups, and phylogenetic inaccuracy: A case study of the Greenside Darter complex (Percidae: Etheostoma blennioides). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53:340-344.

 

Rheubert, J.L. , H.H. McHugh, M.H. Collier, D.M. Sever, and K.M. Gribbins . 2009. Temporal germ cell development strategy during spermatogenesis within the testis of the Ground Skink, Scincella lateralis (Sauria: Scincidae). Theriogenology 72:54-61. pdf

Rheubert, J.L., Poldemann, E.H., Eckstut, M.E., Collier, M. H., Sever, D.M., and Gribbins, K. M. 2009. Temporal germ cell development strategy during mixed spermatogenesis within the male Mediterranean Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Copeia in press.

 

Richter, S , B.I. Crother and R. Broughton. 2009. Genetic consequences of population reduction and geographic isolation in the critically endangered frog. Copeia 2009: 801-808.

 

Schriever, T.A., Ramspott, J., Crother, B.I., and C.L. Fontenot, Jr. 2009. Effects of hurricanes Ivan, Katrina, and Rita on a southeastern Louisiana herpetofauna. Wetlands 29:112-122. pdf

Sever, D. M. 2009. Ultrastructure of the reproductive system of the black swamp snake ( Seminatrix pygaea). VI. Anterior testicular ducts and their nomenclature. Journal of Morpholology in press. pdf

Shaffer, G.P., Wood, W.B., Hoeppner, S.S., Perkins, T.E., Zoller, J., and Kandalepas, D. 2009. Degradation of Baldcypress-Tupelo Swamp to Marsh and Open Water in Southeastern Louisiana, U.S.A.: An Irreversible Trajectory? Journal of Coastal Research 54: xxx-xxx pdf

Shaffer, G.P., and 11 co-authors. 2009. The MRGO Navigation Project: A Massive Human-Induced Environmental, Economic, and Storm Disaster. Journal of Coastal Research 54: 206-224 pdf

Siegel, D.S., Sever, D.M., Gribbins, K.M., and Rheubert, J.L. 2009. Reproductive biology of Agkistrodon piscivorus (Squamata, Serpentes, Viperidae): insights into the reproductive cycles and morphology of squamates. Herpetological Monographs in press.

 

Siegel, D.S., Sever, D.M., Rheubert, J.L.,and Gribbins, K.M. 2009. Reproductive biology of Agkistrodon piscivorus LACEPEDE (Squamata, Serpentes, Viperidae, Crotalinae). Herpetological Monographs: 23, 74-107 pdf

Stiller, V. 2009. Soil salinity and drought alter wood density and vulnerability to xylem cavitation of baldcypress ( Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich.) seedlings. Environmental and Experimental Botany 67:164-171. pdf

2008:

 

Bloom, D. D., Piller, K. R., Lyons, J., and N. Mercado-Silva. 2008. Threatened fishes of the world: Chirostoma aculeatum Barbour, 1973 (Atherinopsidae). Environ Biol Fish 82:221-222. pdf

Crother, B. I. (ed). 2008. Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, pp. 1-84. SSAR Herpetological Circular 37.

 

Crother, B. I., Boundy, J., Burbrink, F. T., and Campbell, J. A. 2008. Squamata: Snakes. In: Crother, B. I. (ed). 2008. Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, pp. 1-84. SSAR Herpetological Circular 37.

 

Eckstut, M. E., Rottmann Lemons, E. , and Sever, D. M. 2008. Annual dynamics of sperm production and storage in the Mediterranean Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus, in the southeastern United States. Amphibia-Reptilia 30: 45-56 pdf

Fontenot, C. I., Jr. 2008. Variation in pupil diameter in North American gartersnakes ( Thamnophis) is regulated by immersion in water, not light intensity. Vision Research 48:1663-1669. pdf

Fontenot, C. I., Jr. and R. A. Seigel. 2008. Sexual dimorphism in the three-toed Amphiuma, Amphiuma tridactylum: Sexual selection of ecological causes? Copeia 2008:39-42. pdf

Gist, D. H., A. Bagwill, V. Lance, D. M. Sever, and R. M. Elsey. 2008. Sperm storage in the oviduct of the American alligator. J Experimental Zoology 309A:581-587.

 

Gribbins, K. M., J. L. Rheubert, M. H. Collier, D. S. Siegel, and D. M. Sever. 2008. Histological analysis of spermatogenesis and the germ cell development strategy within the testis of the male Western Cottonmouth Snake, Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma. Annals of Anatomy 190:46-476. pdf

Hamilton, A. M., Eckstut, M. E., Klein, E. R., and C. C. Austin. 2008. Clutch size in the tropical scincid lizard Emoia sanfordi, a species endemic to the Vanuatu Archipelago. Zoological Sciences 25:843-848. pdf

Hoeppner, S.S., G.P. Shaffer, and Thais E. Perkins. 2008. Through droughts and hurricanes: Tree mortality, forest structure, and biomass production in a coastal swamp targeted for restoration in the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain. Forest Ecology and Management. 256:937-948.

 

Lau, J. A., R. E. Miller, and M. D. Rausher. 2008. Selection through male function

favors smaller floral display size in the common morning glory Ipomoea purpurea

(Convolvulaceae). American Naturalist 172:63-74. pdf

Piller, K. R., Bart, Jr., H. L., and D. L. Hurley. 2008. Phylogeography of the greenside darter complex, Etheostoma blennioides (Teleostomi: Percidae): A wide-ranging polytpic taxon. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46:974-985. pdf

Poudel, D. D., Guedry, S., Sasek, T., Simon, M., Foret, J., Wollard, D., Anzalonew, C., and Bell, D. 2008. Wildflower seed bank, highway beautification, and tourism promotion in Louisiana. Journal of the Louisiana State Horticulture Society 3:21-48.

 

Roth, A-G., Campbell, D., Keddy, P., Dozier, H., and G. Montz. 2008. How important is competition in a species-rich grassland? A two-year removal experiment in a pine savanna. Ecoscience 15:94-100. pdf

Sever, D. M., D. S. Siegel, A. Bagwill, M. E. Eckstut, L. Alexander, A. Camus, and C. Morgan. 2008. Renal sexual segment of the Cottonmouth snake, Agkistrodon piscivorous (Reptilia, Squamata, Viperidae). J Morphology 269:640-653. pdf

Siegel, D. S. and D. M. Sever. 2008. Seasonal variation in the oviduct of female Agkistrodon piscivorus (Reptilia: Squamata): An ultrastructural investigation. J Morphology 269:980-997. pdf

Siegel, D. S., D. M. Sever, T. A. Schriever, and R. E. Chabarria. 2008. Ultrastructure and histochemistry of the adhesive breeding glands in male Gastrophryne carolinensis (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae). Copeia 2008:878-882. pdf

Valverde, R. A., Selcer, K. W., Lara, L. R., and Sibaja-Cordero, J. A. 2008. Lack of xenoestrogen-induced vitellogenin in male olive ridley sea turtles ( Lepidochelys olivacea) from the Pacific coast of Cost Rica. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56(5): 49-57 pdf

 

 

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Crother B. I., Devitt T., Meier A., Burbrink F.,and Boundy J. 2007. Pituophis catenifer (Bullsnake). Maximum Length. Herp. Rev., 38(2):209-210.

 

Crother B. I. 2007. Standard Language (insert language of choice) Names versus Common Names. Herpetological Review. 38:143.  pdf

Crother, B. I., White, M. E., and A. D. Johnson. 2007. Inferring developmental

constraint and constraint release: Primordial germ cell determination

mechanisms as examples. J Theoretical Biol 248:322-330. pdf

Burbrink, F. T., Crother, B. I., and R. Lawson. 2007. The destabilization of

North American colubrid snake taxonomy. Herpetol Review 38:273-278. pdf

Chancey, J. W., Shockett, P. E., O'Reilly, J. P. 2007 Lysine substitution at V930 in D2-S6 of hNav1.5 greatly enhances slow inactivation. 2007 Biophysical Society Meeting Abstracts. Biophysical Journal ,Supplement, 20a, Abstract 473-Pos.

 

Chancey, J. W., Shockett, P. E., O'Reilly, J. P. 2007 Relative resistance to slow inactivation of human cardiac Na+ channel hNav1.5 is reversed by lysine or glutamine substitution at V930 in D2-S6. American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology 293: C1895-C1905

 

Font, W.F. 2007. Parasites of Hawaiian stream fishes: sources and impacts. In:

N. L. Evenhuis and J. M. Fitzsimons (eds), Biology of Hawaiian Streams and

Estuaries. Bishop Museum Bulletin in Cultural and Environmental Studies

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Geho, E. M., Campbell, D., and P. A. Keddy. 2007. Quanitfying ecological filters:

the relative impact of herbivory, neighbours, and sediment on an oligohaline

marsh. Oikos pdf

Gribbins, K.M., Mills, E.M., and D. M. Sever. 2007. Ultrastructural examination of

spermiogenesis within the testis of the ground skink, Scincella laterale

(Squamata, Sauria, Scincidae).J Morphology 268:181-192.

 

Guedry, S.J., Jr. 2007. Landscape results of several Canna Lily cultivars. Journal of

Louisiana State Horticulture Society. pdf

Hamilton, A. M., E. R. Klein, M. E. Eckstut, and E. E. Hartfield. 2007. A simple,

inexpensive method to capture arboreal lizards. Herp Con Biol 2:164-167. pdf

Howard, G.T., R. I. Mackie, I.K.O. Cann, S. Ohene-Adjei, K. S. Aboudehen, B. G.

Duos, and G. W. Childers. 2007. Effect of insertional mutations in the pueA and

pueB genes encoding two polyurethanases in Pseudomonas chlororaphis

contained within a gene cluster. J Applied Micro 103:2074-2083. pdf

Keddy, P.A., D. Campbell, T. McFalls, G. P. Shaffer, R. Moreau, C. Dranguet, and R.

Heleniak.2007. The wetlands of Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas: Past,

present and future. Envrion. Rev. 15:43-77. pdf

McMahan, C. D., and G. R. Zug. 2007. Burmese Hemidactylus (Reptilia, Squamata,

Gekkonidae): Geographic variation in the morphology of Hemidactylus bowringii in Myanmar and Yunnan, China. Proc. California Acad. Sci. 58:485-509. pdf

Sever, D. M. 2007. Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Gymnophiona (Caecillians).

Quarterly Review of Biology 82:160 (book review). pdf

Siegel, D. S. and D. M. Sever. 2007. Sperm aggregations in female Agkistrodon piscivorous (Reptilia: Squamata): A histological and ultrastructural investigation. J Morphology 269:189--206. pdf

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Maurepas Swamp: Effects of Salinity, Nutrients, and Insect Defoliation.In:

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Faulkner, S.P., J.L. Chambers, W.H. Conner, R.F. Keim, J.W. Day, E.S. Gardiner, M.S.

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Shaffer, G.P. and J. W. Day, Jr. 2007. Use of Freshwater Resources to Restore

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Valverde, R.A. , Stabenau, E., and MacKenzie, D.S. (2007). Physiology of ridley sea turtles. In: "Biology and Conservation of ridley turtles". Plotkin, P. (ed.). The Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, pp. 119-149. pdf

 

 

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