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2016

Gary, K.P. and C.W. Hargrave. 2016. In-stream structure alters density-dependent fish effects in stream ecosystems.  Ecology of Freshwater Fish. In press.

2015

Wozniack, J.R., M.L. Thies, J.A. Bytheway, and W.I. Lutterschmidt. 2015. A hydrolic retention system and water quality monitoring program for a human decomposition research facility: Concept and Design. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 60 (1): 54-60.

Rudolf, V.H.K., n.L. Rasmussen, C.J. Dibble, and B.G. Van Allen. 2015. Resolving the roles of body size and species identity in driving functional diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281:20133203

Dibble, C. J. and V. H. W. Rudolf. 2015. Intraspecific trait variation and colonization sequence alter community assembly and disease epidemics. Oikos (online early)

2014

Rasmussen, N. L., B. G. Van Allen, and V. H. W. Rudolf. 2014. Linking phenological shifts to species interactions through size-mediated priority effects. Journal of Animal Ecology 83:1206-1215.

2013

Neudorf, D.L.H., M.J. Brodrick, and J.C. Cureton II. 2013. Parental Provisioning by Carolina Wrens. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 125(1):179-184.

Roth, E.D. 2013. Near the water’s edge: Cottonmouth Spatial Ecology, Behavior, Cognition and Neurobiology. In Reptiles in Research: Investigations of ecology, physiology, and behavior from Desert to Sea. Eds. Lutterschmidt, W.I., Nova Publishers

2012

2011

Raghavendra R., C.P., Randle, and S.R. Bucheli 2011. Identification of a deathscene maggot using standardized molecular methods: Sarcophaga bullata Parker 1916 (Sarcophagidae) Out-numbers Blowflies (Calliphoridae) on an Urban Cadaver in Southeastern Texas. Journal Forensic Research 2:135.

Roth, E.D. and W.I. Lutterschmidt. 2011. Experimental validation of sex differences in spatial behavior patterns of free-ranging snakes: implications for social interactions. Ethology 117(8):852-858.

2010

Hargrave, C.W., S. Hamontree, and K.P. Gary. 2010. Direct and indirect food web regulation of microbial decomposers in headwater streams. Okios, 119:1785-1795.

Bucheli, S.R., J. Florence, D. Gangitano and J.A. Bytheway. 2010. Necrophagous caterpillars provide human mtDNA evidence. Journal of Forensic Science. 55(4):1130-1132. 

Lindgren, N.K., S.R. Bucheli, A.D. Archambeault, and J.A. Bytheway. Exclusion of forensically important flies due to burying behavior by the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) in southeast Texas. Journal of Forensic Science International. 204(1-3):e1-e3.

2009

Escobar, S.  Genetic Monogamy in the Carolina Wren. MS thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Quiroz, G.  Individual recognition of song by female Carolina Wrens. MS thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

Hargrave, C.W., K.P Gary and S.K. Rosado. 2009. Potential effects of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide on benthic autotrophs and consumers in stream ecosystems: a test using experimental stream mesocosms. Global Change Biology. 15: 2779-2790.

2008

Hays, J.J. 2008. Patterns of gregarine in fection in Argia spp. (Odonata:  Coenagrionidae) across biogeographical provinces. MS thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Clopton, R.E., T.J. Cook, and J.L. Cook.  2008. Trichurispora wellgundis N. G., N. Sp. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinida: Hirmocystidae) parasitizing adult water scavenger beetles, Tropisternus collaris (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) in the Texas Big Thicket. Comparative Parasitology, 75:215-227.

D'Orazio, K.A. and D.L.H. Neudorf. In press. Nest defense in Carolina Wrens. Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

Humbird, S.K. and D.L.H. Neudorf. The effects of food supplementation on extraterritorial behavior in female Northern Cardinals. The Condor, 110:392-395.

Kraig, S.E., S.M. Roels, and M.L. Thies.  In review.  Effectiveness of chemical repellents in deterring red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) from Sherman live traps. The Southwestern Naturalist.

Lowery, M.B. and T. J. Cook. 2008. Oviposition sites of Corydalus cornutus (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) in Eastern Texas. The Southwestern Naturalist, 53:208-213.

2007

Jemison, J. 2007. Vegetation effects on East Texas mammal diversity. MS thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Clopton, R.E., T.J. Cook and J.L. Cook. 2007. Revision of Geneiorhynchus Schneider, 1875 with recognition of 4 new species of Geneiorhynchus and description of Geneiorhynchus manifestus N. Sp. parasitizing naiads of the Green Darner, Anax junius, in the Texas Big Thicket. Comparative Parasitology, 74:273-285.

Hays, J.J., R.E. Clopton, T.J. Cook and J.L. Cook. 2007. Revision of the Genus Nubenocephalus and Description of Nubenocephalus secundus N. Sp. (Apicomplexa: Actinocephalidae) Parasitizing Adults of Argia sedula (Odonata: Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae) in the Primitive Texas Big Thicket, U.S.A. Comparative Parasitology, 74: 286-293.

Lutterschmidt, W.I., E.D. Roth, K.G. Wunch, E. Levin, and L.H. James.  2007.  Bacterial microflora of the anterior digestive tract of two Agkistrondon species: additional evidence for food partitioning?  Herpetological Review, 38(1):33-35.

Lutterschmidt, W.I., S.A. Escobar, and E.D. Wilson.  2007.  Multivariate analyses of shell morphology in putative hybrid box turtles.  Southeastern Naturalist 6(4):571-576.

Millican, D.S. and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2007.  Comparative seasonal observations of soil temperature and moisture and the occurrence of earthworms inhabiting prairie and deciduous woodland sites.  The Southwestern Naturalist, 52(4):468-474.

Realzola, E., J. L. Cook, T. J. Cook, and R. E. Clopton.  2007. Composition of Gyrinid aggregations in the East Texas Primitive Big Thicket (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae). The Coleopterist’s Bulletin, 61:495-502

2006

Humbird, S. 2006. Extra-pair mating tactics in the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis): a test of the ‘constrained female hypothesis'. MS thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Roth, E.D., W.I. Lutterschmidt, and D.A. Wilson. 2006. Relative Medial and Dorsal Cortex Volume in Relation to Sex Differences in Spatial Ecology of a Snake Population. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 67:103-110.

2005

Lowery, M.B. 2005.  Morphological characteristics of larval Corydalus in the United States with an examination of oviposition site preference of Corydalus cornutus (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) in east Rexas. MS thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 70 pp.

Roth, E. 2005.  PhD dissertation, University of Oklahoma, Norman.

Roth, E.D.  2005.  Buffer zone applications in snake ecology: a case study using Cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus).  Copeia, 2005:399-402.

Roth, E.D.  2005.  Spatial ecology of a cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus) population in east Texas.  Journal of Herpetology, 39:308-312.

2004

Wendler, K. 2004. A seasonal faunal succession study in east Texas and development of the green bottle fly, Phaenicia coerleiviridis (Diptera: Calliphoridae). MS thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 80 pp.

Clopton, R.E., T.J. Cook, and J.L. Cook. 2004. Naidicystis phytoterion n.gen., n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinida: Hirmocystidae) from the Mexican pygmy grasshopper Paratettix mexicanus (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae) in the Texas Big Thicket with recognition of three previously described members of Naidocystis. Journal of Parasitology, 90:301-307.

Puckett, R.T. and J.L. Cook. 2004. Physiological tolerance ranges of larval Caenis latipennis (Ephemeroptera: Caenidae) in response to fluctuations in dissolved oxygen concentration, pH, and temperature. Texas Journal of Science, 2:123-130.

2003

D'Orazio, K. 2003. Nest defense by Carolina Wrens (Thryothorus ludovicianus). MS thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 46 pp.

Puckett, R.T. 2003. Water quality tolerance thresholds and bioassessment potential of larval aquatic macroinvertebrates (Ephemeroptera). MS thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 74 pp.

Dent, L. and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2003.  Comparative thermal physiology of two sympatric sunfishes (Centrarchidae: Perciformes) with a discussion of microhabitat utilization.  The Journal of Thermal Biology 28:67-74.

Roth, E.D. 2003. “Handedness” in snakes? Lateralization of coiling behavior in a cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma) population. Animal Behaviour, 66:337-341.

Roth, E.D., W.D. Ginn, L.J. Vitt, and W.I. Lutterschmidt. 2003. Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma (Western Cottonmouth): Diet. Herpetological Review, 34:60.

2002

Brain, M. 2002. Detrimental effects of the Microsporidian parasite, Thelohania solenopsae, on the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. MS thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 43 pp.

Wasko, D.K. 2002.  Assemblage structure and seasonal activity of a herpetofaunal community in eastern Texas. MS thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 36 pp.

Willis, T.E. 2002. Characterization of a Thelypteris hybrid from Walker County, Texas. MS thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 61 pp.

Humbird, S. 2002. Summer 2002 Survey of Lepidoptera in East Texas and Northwestern Wyoming. BIO 495 Special Topic.

2001

Millican, D.S. 2001. Moisture and temperature relations of endemic and exotic earthworms inhabiting unmanaged sites in southeast Texas. MS thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 78 pp

Dent, L. 2001. Comparative thermal physiology of two sympatric Centrarchids with a discussion of microhabitat utilization.  MS thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 32 pp.

Dent, L. and W.I. Lutterschmidt. 2001. The ichthyofauna of Harmon and Wynne Creeks sampled within the Center for Biological Field Studies, Walker County, Texas. Texas Journal of Science, 53:139-146.

Bridges, K.S. 2001. Butterflies of the SHSU Center for Biolological Field Studies. BIO 495 Special Project.

Bridges, K.A. 2001. Species of Lepidoptera Collected at the SHSU Center for Biological Field Studies. BIO 595 Special Project.

1997

Shrestha, P.S. 1997. Historical, floral survey, and vegetation analysis of the Center for Environmental Field Studies, Huntsville, Texas. MA thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 80 pp.

Phillips, E.C. 1997. Life cycle, growth, survival, and production of Macronychus glabratus (Coleoptera: Elmidae) in northwest Arkansas and southeast Texas streams. Invertebrate Biology, 116:134-141.

Phillips, E.C. 1997. Life history and energetics of Ancyronyx variegate (Coleoptera: Elmidae) in northwest Arkansas and southeast Texas. Ecol. Pop. Bio. 90:54-61.

1996

Sloan-Nelson, K.B. 1996. Floristic studies of Walker County, Texas: Asteraceae. MA thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 178 pp.

1994

Thies, M. 1994. A new record for Plecotus rafinesquii (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in east Texas. Texas Journal of Science, 46:368-369.

Davis, M.W., J. Guy, M.S. F. Tomka, and D.J. Crouch. 1994. Archeological Investigations at the Huntsville Fish Hatchery, Walker County, Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Cultural Resources Program.

1993

Butts, K.D. 1993. Restriction fragment analysis of Hyla versicolor and Hyla chrysoscelis mitochondrial DNA. MA thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 29 pp.

Dehm, T. 1993. Mitochondrial DNA restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of Sigmodon hispidus texianus and Sigmodon hispidus berlandieri. MA thesis, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 67 pp.

1988

Frentress, C.D. and R.C. Telfair. 1988. Environmental Assessment for Water Supply Reservoir Reconstruction at Huntsville State Fish Hatchery. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division and Resource Protection Division.