Selected Publications

(all articles are refereed; undergraduate student coauthors are underlined and graduate student coauthors are underlined and in bold)

*If you do not have access to a journal, contact a co-author or a graduate student directly to obtain a personal pdf reprint

O’Donnell, K.M., F.R. Thompson, III, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2015. Prescribed fire and timber harvest effects on terrestrial salamander abundance, detectability, and microhabitat use. Journal of Wildlife Management (accepted)

Semlitsch, R. D. and D. L. Drake. 2015. Structure and dynamics of Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) populations at the periphery of their range in Missouri. Southeastern Naturalist (accepted)

Semlitsch, R.D., W.E. Peterman, T.L. Anderson, D.L. Drake, and B.H. Ousterhout. 2015. Intermediate pond sizes contain the highest density, richness, and diversity of pond-breeding amphibians. PLOS ONE (in press)

O’Donnell, K.M., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2015. Advancing terrestrial salamander population ecology: The central role of imperfect detection. Journal of Herpetology (in press)

Drake, D.L., B.H. Ousterhout, C.D. Shulse, D.J. Hocking, W.E. Peterman, T.L. Anderson, K.L. Lohraff, C.A. Conner, E.B. Harper, J.R. Johnson, T.A.G. Rittenhouse, B.B. Rothermel, L.E. Eggert, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2015. Pond-breeding amphibian community composition in Missouri. American Midland Naturalist (accepted).

Anderson, T.L., B.H. Ousterhout, W.E. Peterman, D.L. Drake, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2015. Life history differences influence the impacts of drought on aquatic survival and occupancy of two pond-breeding salamanders. Ecological Applications (online)

Ousterhout, B.H., T.L. Anderson, D.L. Drake, W.E. Peterman, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2015. Habitat traits and species interactions differentially affect abundance and body size in pond-breeding amphibians. J. Animal Ecology 84:914-924.

O’Donnell, K.M., F.R. Thompson, III, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2015. Utilizing binomial mixture models to partition detectability components in populations subject to temporary emigration. PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0117216

Anderson, T.L., D.J. Hocking, C.A. Conner, J.E. Earl, E.B. Harper, M.S. Osbourn, W.E. Peterman, T.A.G. Rittenhouse, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2014. Abundance and phenology patterns of two pond-breeding salamanders determine species interactions in natural populations. Oecologia (online) DOI 10.1007/s00442-014-3151-z

Pauley, L.R., J.E. Earl, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2015. Ecological effects and human use of commercial mosquito insecticides in aquatic communities. Journal of Herpetology 49:28-35.

Semlitsch, R.D., O’Donnell, K.M., and F.R. Thompson, III. 2014. Abundance, biomass production, nutrient content, and the possible role of terrestrial salamanders in Missouri Ozark forest ecosystems. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92:997-1004.

Drake, D.L., T.L. Anderson, L.M. Smith, K.M. Lohraff, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2014. Predation of eggs and hatchlings of the endemic Ringed Salamander (Ambystoma annulatum) by native and invasive aquatic predators. Herpetologica 70:378-387.

Peterman, W.E., T.L. Anderson, B.H. Ousterhout, D.L. Drake, R.D. Semlitsch, and L.S. Eggert. 2015. Differential dispersal shapes population structure and patterns of genetic differentiation in two sympatric pond breeding salamanders. Conservation Genetics 16:59-69.

Boone, M.D., C.A. Bishop, L.A. Boswell, R.D. Brodman, J. Burger, C. Davidson, M. Gochfeld, J.T. Hoverman, L.A. Neuman-Lee, R.A. Relyea, J.R. Rohr, C. Salice, R.D. Semlitsch, D. Sparling, and S. Weir. 2014. Pesticide regulation amid the influence of industry. BioScience 64:917-922.

Peterman, W.E., G.M. Connette, R. D. Semlitsch, and L.S. Eggert. 2014. Ecological resistance surfaces predict fine-scale genetic differentiation in a terrestrial woodland salamander. Molecular Ecology 23:2402-2413.

Earl, J.E., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2015. Effects of tannin source and concentration from tree leaves on two species of tadpoles. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34:120-126.

Matisziw, T., M. Alam, K.M. Trauth, E.C. Inniss, R.D. Semlitsch, S. McIntosh, and J. Horton. 2015. A vector approach for modeling landscape corridors and habitat connectivity. Environmental Modeling and Assessment 20:1-16.

Ousterhout, B.H., T. Luhring, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2014. No evidence of natal habitat preference induction in juveniles with complex life-histories. Animal Behaviour 93:237-242.

Peterman, W.E., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2014. Spatial variation in water loss predicts terrestrial salamander distribution and population dynamics. Oecologia 176:357-369.

O’Donnell, K.M., F.R. Thompson, III, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2014. Predicting variation in microhabitat utilization of a terrestrial woodland salamander. Herpetologica 70:259-265.

Osbourn, M.S., G.M. Connette, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2014. Effects of fine-scale forest habitat quality on movement and settling decisions in juvenile pond-breeding salamanders. Ecological Applications 24:1719-1729.

Lewis, J.D., G.M. Connette, M.A. Deyrup, J.E. Carrel, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2014. Relationship between diet and microhabitat use of red-legged salamanders (Plethodon shermani) in southwestern North Carolina. Copeia 2014: 201-205.

Mackey, M.J., G.M. Connette, W.E. Peterman, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2014. Do golf courses reduce the ecological value of headwater streams for salamanders in the southern Appalachian Mountains? Landscape and Urban Planning 125:17-27.

Earl, J.E., P.O. Castello, K.E. Cohagen, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2014. Effects of subsidy quality on reciprocal subsidies and communities: how leaf litter species changes frog biomass export. Oecologia 175:209-218.

Ousterhout, B.H., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2014. Effects of passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag size on detection, survival and growth of a small-bodied amphibian. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 68:343-350.

Pittman, S.E., M.S. Osbourn, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2014. Movement ecology of amphibians: A missing component for understanding population declines. Biological Conservation 169:44-53.

Semlitsch, R.D., T.L. Anderson, M.S. Osbourn, and B.H. Ousterhout. 2014. Structure and dynamics of ringed salamander (Ambystoma annulatum) populations in Missouri. Herpetologica 70:14-22.

Anderson, T.L., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2014. High intraguild predator density induces thinning effects on and increases temporal overlap with prey populations. Population Ecology 56:265-273.

Peterman, W.E., T.L. Anderson, D.L. Drake, B.H. Ousterhout, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2014. Maximizing pond biodiversity across the landscape: a case study of larval ambystomatid salamanders. Animal Conservation 17:275-285.

Connette, G.M., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2013. Context-dependent movement behavior of woodland salamanders (Plethodon) in two habitat types. Zoology 116:325-330.

Drake, D.L., and K.M. O’Donnell. 2014. Sampling of terrestrial salamanders reveals atypical color morphs in the Southern Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon serratus. American Midland Naturalist 171:172-177.

Pittman, S.E., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2013. Habitat type and distance to edge affect movement behavior of juvenile pond-breeding salamanders. Journal of Zoology 291:154-162.

Peterman, W.E., J.E. Earl, T.A. Rittenhouse, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2013. Demographic network and multi-season occupancy modeling of Rana sylvatica reveal spatial and temporal patterns of connectivity and persistence. Landscape Ecology 28:1601-1613.

Peterman, W.E., L.R. Pauley, E.R. Brocato, E.C. Stuart, R. D. Semlitsch, and L.S. Eggert. 2013. Development and characterization of twenty-two microsatellite loci for the ringed salamander (Ambystoma annulatum) using paired-end Illumina shotgun sequencing. Conservation Genetics Resources 5:993-995.

Peterman, W.E., E.R. Brocato, L.R. Pauley, E.C. Stuart, R. D. Semlitsch, and L.S. Eggert. 2013. Development and characterization of eighteen microsatellite loci for the spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) using paired-end Illumina shotgun sequencing. Conservation Genetics Resources 5:989-991.

Pittman, S.E., M.S. Osbourn, D. Drake, R.D. Semlitsch. 2013. Predation of juvenile Ringed salamanders (Ambystoma annulatum) during initial movement out of ponds. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8:681-687.

Shulse, C.D., R.D. Semlitsch, and K.M. Trauth. 2013. Mosquitofish dominate amphibian and invertebrate community development in experimental wetlands. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:1244-1256.

Shulse, C.D., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2014. Western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) bolster the prevalence and severity of tadpole tail injuries in experimental wetlands. Hydrobiologia 723:131-144.

Connette, G.M., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2013. Life history determines recovery rate from historic land use in southern Appalachian forests. Conservation Biology 27:1399-1409.

Peterman, W.E., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2013. Fine-scale habitat associations of a terrestrial salamander: the role of environmental gradients and implications for population dynamics. PLOS ONE 8 (5): e62184.

Earl, J., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2013. Carryover effects in amphibians: Are characteristics of the larval aquatic habitat needed to predict juvenile survival? Ecological Applications 23:1429-1442.

Earl, J., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2013. Spatial subsidies, trophic state, and community structure: Examining the effects of leaf litter input on ponds. Ecosystems 16(4):639-651.

Peterman, W.E., J.L. Locke, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2013. Spatial and temporal patterns of water loss in heterogeneous landscapes: Using plaster models as amphibian analogues. Canadian Journal of Zoology 91:135-140.

Hocking, D.J., G.M. Connette, C.A. Conner,B.R. Scheffers, S.E. Pittman, W.E. Peterman, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2013. Effects of experimental forest management on a terrestrial, woodland salamander in Missouri. Forest Ecology & Management 287:32-39.

Spatola, B.N., W.E. Peterman,N.T. Nathan, G.M. Connette, D.B. Shepard, K.H. Kozak, R.D. Semlitsch, and L.S. Eggert. 2012. Development of microsatellite loci for the western slimy salamander (Plethodon albagula) using 454 sequencing. Conservation Genetics Resources 5(1):267-270.

Peterman, W.E., G.M. Connette, B. Spatola, Lori S. Eggert, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2012. Identification of polymorphic loci in Ambystoma annulatum and review of cross-species microsatellite use in the genus Ambystoma. Copeia 2012:570-577.

Peterman, W.E.,S.M. Fiest, R.D. Semlitsch, and L.S. Eggert. 2013. Conservation and management of peripheral populations: spatial and temporal influences on the genetic structure of wood frog (Rana sylvatica) populations. Biological Conservation 158:351-358.

Semlitsch, R.D., S. Ecrement, A. Fuller, K. Hammer, J. Howard, C. Krager, J. Mozeley, J. Ogle, N. Shipman, J. Speier, M. Walker and B. Walters. 2012. Natural and anthropogenic substrates affect movement behavior of a woodland salamander. Canadian Journal of Zoology 90:1128-1135.

Shulse, C.,D., R.D. Semlitsch, K.M. Trauth, and J.E. Gardner. 2012. Testing wetland features to increase amphibian reproductive success and species richness for mitigation and restoration. Ecological Applications 22:1675-1688.

Earl, J., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2012. Reciprocal subsidies in ponds: Does leaf input increase frog biomass export? Oecologia 170(4):1077-1087.

Earl, J.E., K.E. Cohagen, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2012. Effects of leachate from tree leaves and grass litter on tadpoles. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 31:1511-1517.

Connette, G.M., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2012. Successful use of a passive integrated transponder (PIT) system for below-ground detection of plethodontid salamanders. Wildlife Research 39(1):1-6.

Peterman, W.E., J.A. Crawford, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2011. Effects of even-aged harvest on stream salamanders: support for the evacuation hypothesis. Forest Ecology & Management 262(12):2344-2353. 

Earl, J.E., T.M. Luhring, B.K. Williams, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2011. Biomass export of salamanders and anurans from ponds is affected differentially by changes in canopy cover. Freshwater Biology 56:2473-2482.

Osbourn, M.S., D.J. Hocking, C.A. Conner, W.E. Peterman, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2011. Use of fluorescent visible implant Alphanumeric tags to individually mark juvenile ambystomatid salamanders. Herpetological Review 42:43-47.

Mackey, M.J., G.W. Connette, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2010. Monitoring of stream salamanders: The utility of two survey techniques and the influence of stream substrate complexity. Herpetological Review 41:163-166.

James, S.M., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2011. Terrestrial performance of juvenile frogs in two habitat types after chronic larval exposure to a contaminant. Journal of Herpetology 45:186-194.

Shulse, C.D., R.D. Semlitsch, K.M. Trauth, and A.D. Williams. 2010. Influences of design and landscape placement parameters on amphibian abundance in constructed wetlands. Wetlands 30:915-928.

Shulse, C.D., R.D. Semlitsch, and K.M. Trauth. 2009. Development of an amphibian biotic
index to evaluate wetland health in northern Missouri. World Environmental and Water
Resources Congress, ASCE 342:2657-2667.

Scheffers, B., E. McDonald, D.J. Hocking, C.A. Conner, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2009.
Comparison of two artificial cover objects for sampling herpetofauna communities in
Missouri. Herpetological Review 40:419-421.

Semlitsch, R.D., B.D. Todd, S.M. Blomquist, A.J.K. Calhoun, J.W. Gibbons, J.P. Gibbs, G.J. Graeter, E.B. Harper, D.J. Hocking, M.L. Hunter, Jr., D.A. Patrick, T.A.G. Rittenhouse, B.B. Rothermel. 2009. Effects of timber harvest on amphibian populations: understanding mechanisms from forest experiments. BioScience 59:853-862.

Harper, E.B., J.H.K. Pechmann, and J.W. Petranka. 2009. Chapter 12. Field enclosures and terrestrial cages. In: K. Dodd (Ed.), Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians: A Handbook of Techniques (pp. 203-226). Oxford University Press.

Semlitsch, R.D., and Boone, M.D. 2009. Chapter 6. Aquatic mesocosms. Pp. 87-104. IN: K. Dodd (Ed.), Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians: A Handbook of Techniques (pp. 87-104). Oxford University Press.

Storrs-Mendez, S.I., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2010. Intersex gonads in frogs: understanding the time course of natural development and the role of endocrine disruptors. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 314B(1):57-66.

Rittenhouse, T.A.G., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2009. Behavioral response of migrating wood frogs to experimental timber harvest surrounding wetlands. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87:618-625.

Rittenhouse, T.A.G., R.D. Semlitsch, and F.R. Thompson, III. 2009. Survival costs associated with wood frog breeding migrations: effects of timber harvest and drought. Ecology 90:1620-1630.

Williams, B.K., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2009. Larval responses of three Midwestern anurans to chronic, low-dose exposures of four herbicides. Archives of Environmental Contaminants and Toxicology 58:819-827.

Peterman, W.E., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2008. Efficacy of riparian buffers in mitigating local population declines and the effects of even-aged timber harvest on larval salamanders. Forest Ecology & Management 257(1):8-14.

Crawford, J.A., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2008. Post-disturbance effects of even-aged timber harvest on stream salamanders in southern Appalachian forests. Animal Conservation 11:369-376.

Johnson, J.R., R.D. Mahan, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2008. Seasonal terrestrial microhabitat use by gray treefrogs (Hyla versicolor) in Missouri oak-hickory forests. Herpetologica 64:259-269.

Harper, E.B., T.A.G. Rittenhouse and R.D. Semlitsch. 2008. Demographic consequences of terrestrial habitat loss for pool-breeding amphibians: predicting extinction risks associated with inadequate size of buffer zones. Conservation Biology 22:1205-1215.

Hocking, D.J., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2008. Effects of forest management treatments on gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) tadpole performance. Journal of Herpetology 452:689-698.

Rittenhouse, T.A.G., E.B. Harper, L.R. Rehard, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2008. The role of microhabitats in the desiccation and survival of amphibians in recently harvested oak-hickory forest. Copeia 2008:807-814.

Storrs, S.I., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2008. Variation in somatic and ovarian development: predicting susceptibility of amphibians to estrogenic contaminants. General & Comparative Endocrinology 156:524-530.

Hocking, D.J., T.A.G. Rittenhouse, B. Rothermel, J. Johnson, C.A. Conner, E.B. Harper, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2008. Breeding phenology of pond-breeding amphibians in Missouri oak-hickory forests. American Midland Naturalist 160(1):41-60.

Crawford, J.A., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2008. Abiotic factors influencing abundance and microhabitat use of stream salamanders in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Forest Ecology & Management 255:1841-1847.

Semlitsch, R.D., C. A. Conner, D. J. Hocking, T.A.G. Rittenhouse, and E.B. Harper. 2008. Effects of timber harvesting on pond-breeding amphibian persistence: testing the evacuation hypotheses. Ecological Applications 18:283-289.

Williams, B., Rittenhouse, T.A.G., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2008. Leaf litter input mediates tadpole performance across forest canopy treatments. Oecologia 155:377-384.

Peterman, W.E., J.A. Crawford, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2008. Productivity and significance of headwater streams: population structure and biomass of the black-bellied salamander (Desmognathus quadramaculatus). Freshwater Biology 53:347-357.

Semlitsch, R.D. 2008. Differentiating migration and dispersal processes for pond-breeding amphibians. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:260-267.

Todd, B.D., J.D. Willson, C.T. Winne, R.D. Semlitsch, and J.W. Gibbons. 2008. Ecology of the southeastern crowned snake, Tantilla coronata. Copeia 2008:388-394.

Boone, M.D., R.D. Semlitsch, and C. Mosby. 2008. Suitability of golf course ponds for amphibian metamorphosis when bullfrogs are removed. Conservation Biology 22:172-179.

Semlitsch, R.D., B.S. Metts, and J.L. Greene. 2007. Observations on emigration and habitat use by eastern tiger salamanders, Ambystoma tigrinum, in South Carolina. Herpetological Review 38:399-402.

Rittenhouse, T.A.G., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2007. Postbreeding habitat use by wood frogs in Missouri oak-hickory forest. Journal of Herpetology 41:645-653.

Johnson, J.R., J.H. Knouft, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2007. Sex and seasonal differences in the spatial terrestrial distribution of gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) populations. Biological Conservation 140:250-258.

Hocking, D.J., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2007. Effects of timber harvest on breeding-site selection by gray treefrogs (Hyla versicolor). Biological Conservation 138:506-513.

Harper, E.B., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2007. Density dependence in the terrestrial life history stage of two anurans. Oecologia 153(4):879-889.

Rittenhouse, T.A.G., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2007. Distribution of amphibians in terrestrial habitat surrounding wetlands. Wetlands 27:153-161.

Boone, M.D., R.D. Semlitsch, E.E. Little, and M.C. Doyle. 2007. Multiple stressors in amphibian communities: interactive effects of chemical contamination, bullfrogs, and fish. Ecological Applications 17:291-301.

Mahan, R.D., and J.R. Johnson. 2007. Diet of the gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) in relation to foraging site location. Journal of Herpetology 41:16-23.

Semlitsch, R.D., T.J. Ryan. , K. Hamed, M. Chatfield, B. Drehman, N. Pekarek, M. Spath, and A. Watland. 2007. Salamander abundance along road edges and within abandoned logging roads in Appalachian forests. Conservation Biology 21:159-167.

Crawford, J.A., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2007. Estimation of core terrestrial habitat for stream-breeding salamanders and delineation of riparian buffers for protection of biodiversity. Conservation Biology 21:152-158.

Peterman, W.E., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2006. Effects of tricaine methanesulfonate (MS-222) concentration on anesthetization and recovery in four plethodontid salamanders. Herpetological Review 37:303-304.

Rothermel, B.B., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2006. Consequences of forest fragmentation for juvenile survival in spotted (Ambystoma maculatum) and marbled (A. opacum) salamanders. Canadian J. Zoology 84:797-807.

Rittenhouse, T.A.G. and R.D. Semlitsch. 2006. Grasslands as movement barriers for a forest-associated salamander: migration behavior of adult and juvenile salamanders at a distinct habitat edge. Biological Conservation 131:14-22.

Rittenhouse, T.A.G., T.T. Altnether, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2006. Fluorescent powder pigments as a harmless tracking method for ambystomatids and ranids. Herpetological Review 37:188-191.

James, S.M., E.E. Little, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2005. Metamorphosis of two amphibian species after chronic cadmium exposure in outdoor acquatic mesocosms. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24:1994-2001.

Rittenhouse, T.A.G., M. Doyle, R. Mank, B.B. Rothermel, and R.D.Semlitsch. 2004. Substrate cues influence habitat selection by spotted salamanders. Journal of Wildlife Management 68:1151-1158.

James, S.M., E.E. Little, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2004. The effect of soil composition and hydration on the bioavailability and toxicity of cadmium to hibernating juvenile American toads (Bufo americanus). Environmental Pollution 132:523-532.

Boone, M.D., E.E. Little, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2004. Overwintered bullfrog tadpoles negatively affect salamanders and anurans in native amphibian communities. Copeia 2004:683-690.

Boone, M.D., R.D. Semlitsch, J.M. Fairchild, and B.B. Rothermel. 2004. Effects of an insecticide on amphibians in large-scale experimental ponds. Ecological Applications 14:685-691.

James, S.M., E.E. Little, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2004. Effects of multiple routes of cadmium exposure on the hibernation success of the American toad (Bufo americanus). Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 46:518-527.

Mills, N. E. and R.D. Semlitsch. 2004. Competition and predation mediate the indirect effects of an insecticide on southern leopard frogs. Ecological Applications 14:1041-1054.

Ryan, T.J., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2003. Growth and expression of alternative life cycles in the salamander Ambystoma talpoideum. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. (London) 80:639-646.

Boone, M.D., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2003. Interactions of bullfrog tadpole predators and an insecticide: predation release and facilitation. Oecologia 137:610-616.

Johnson, J. and R.D. Semlitsch. 2003. Defining core habitat of local populations of the gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) based on choice of oviposition site. Oecologia 137:205-210.

Semlitsch, R.D., and J.R. Bodie. 2003. Biological criteria for buffer zones around wetlands and riparian habitats for amphibians and reptiles. Conservation Biology 17:1219-1228.

Semlitsch, R.D. 2002. Critical elements for biologically based recovery plans of aquatic-breeding amphibians. Conservation Biology 16:619-629.

Boone, M.D., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2002. Interactions of an insecticide with competition and pond drying in amphibian communities. Ecological Applications 12:307-316.

Bodie, J.R. 2001. Stream and riparian management for freshwater turtles. Journal of Environmental Management 62:443-455.

Bridges, C.M. and R.D. Semlitsch. 2001. Genetic variation in insecticide tolerance in a population of southern leopard frogs (Rana sphenocephala): implications for amphibian conservation. Copeia 2001:7-13.

Bridges, C.M. and R.D. Semlitsch. 2000. Variation in pesticide tolerance of tadpoles among and within species of ranidae andpatterns of amphibian decline. Conservation Biology 14:1490-1499.

Semlitsch, R.D., C.M. Bridges, and A.M. Welch. 2000. Genetic variation and a fitness tradeoff in the tolerance of gray treefrog tadpoles (Hyla versicolor) to the insectcide carbaryl. Oecologia 125:179-185.

Bodie, J.R., R.D. Semlitsch, and R. Renken. 2000. Diversity and structure of turtle assemblages: associations with wetlandcharacter across a floodplain. Ecography 23:444-456.

Bodie, J.R., and R.D. Semlitsch. 2000. Spatial and temporal use of floodplain habitats by lentic and lotic species of aquatic turtles. Oecologia 122:138-146.

Semlitsch, R.D., and J.R. Bodie. 1998. Are small, isolated wetlands expendable? Conservation Biology 12:1129-1133.

Semlitsch, R.D. 1998. Biological delineation of terrestrial buffer zones for pond-breeding salamanders. Conservation Biology 12:1113-1119.

Parris, M.J., and R.D. Semlitsch 1998. Asymmetric competition in larval amphibian communities: conservation implications for the northern crayfish frog, Rana areolata circulosa. Oecologia 116:219-226.