Faculty Publications

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2014 PUBLICATIONS 

  • Champagne, D. and Shockett, P.  2014. Illegitimate V(D)J recombination-mediated deletions in Notch1 and Bcl11b are not sufficient for extensive clonal expansion and show minimal age or sex bias in frequency or junctional processing. Mutation Research 761:34-48.

 

  • Kraemer RR, Shockett P, Webb ND, Shah U, Castracane VD. 2014. A transient elevated irisin blood concentration in response to prolonged, moderate aerobic exercise in young men and women. Horm Metab Res. 2014 Feb;46(2):150-4

 

 

2013 PUBLICATIONS

  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Murray, C. M., Easter, M., Merchant, M., Cooper, A., and Crother, B. I. 2013. Can Reproductive Allometry Assess Population Marginality in Crocodilians? A Comparative Analysis of Gulf Coast American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) Populations. Copeia, 2013(2): 268-276.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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2012 PUBLICATIONS

  • 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

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  • Blouin-Demers, G., Y. Dubois, C. Fontenot, P. Galois, D.M. Green (ed.), J. Lefebvre, D. Lesbarrères, M.J. Mazerolle, M. Ouellet, D. Pouliot. 2012. Noms Français Standardisés des Amphibiens et des Reptiles D'Amerérique du Nord au Nord du Méxique. SSAR Herpetological Circular No. 40:1-63.


  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • O'Reilly J.P., and Shockett P.E. 2012. Time- and state-dependent effects of methanethiosulfonate ethylammonium (MTSEA) exposure differ between heart and skeletal muscle voltage-gated Na+ channels. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Biomembranes. Mar;1818(3):443-7.

 

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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2011 PUBLICATIONS

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Fontenot, C. L., Jr. 2011. HYLA CINEREA (Green Treefrog). Winter Aggregation. Herpetological Review 42:84-85.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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2010 PUBLICATIONS

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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  

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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2009 PUBLICATIONS 

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Fonseca, L.G., Murillo, G.A., Guadam�z, L., Sp�nola, 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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2008 PUBLICATIONS 

  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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2007 PUBLICATIONS 

  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • Burbrink, F. T., Crother, B. I., and R. Lawson. 2007. The destabilization of
    North American colubrid snake taxonomy. Herpetol Review 38:273-278.

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  • 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

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  • 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
    3:157-159.

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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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Sever, D. M. 2007. Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Gymnophiona (Caecillians). Quarterly Review of Biology 82:160 (book review).

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  • 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.

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  • Effler, R. S., G.P. Shaffer, S.S. Hoeppner, and R.A. Goyer. 2007. Ecology of the
    Maurepas Swamp: Effects of Salinity, Nutrients, and Insect Defoliation.In:
    Tidally Influenced Forested Wetlands, Eds. W.H. Conner, K.W. Kraus, and T.W.
    Doyle.Springer.

 

  • Faulkner, S.P., J.L. Chambers, W.H. Conner, R.F. Keim, J.W. Day, E.S. Gardiner, M.S. Hughs, , S.L. King, K.W. McLeod, C.A. Miller, J.A. Nyman, and G.P. Shaffer.
    2007. Conservation and use of coastal wetland forests in Louisiana.In: Tidally
    Influenced Forested Wetlands, Edited by W.H. Conner and K.W. Kraus.

 

  • Shaffer, G.P. and J. W. Day, Jr. 2007. Use of Freshwater Resources to Restore
    Baldcypress - Water Tupelo Swamps in the Upper Lake Pontchartrain Basin.White Paper.Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

 

  • 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.

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