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lab publications

Dugas, M. B., S. R. Halbrook, A. M. Killius, J. F. del Sol and C. L. Richards-Zawacki. 2015. Color and escape behavior in polymorphic populations of an aposematic poison frog. In press in Ethology.

Dugas, M. B.
and C. L. Richards-Zawacki. 2015. A breeding experiment reveals no evidence of reproductive isolation among lineages of a polymophic poison frog. In press in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Dugas, M. B., C. N. Wamelink and C. L. Richards-Zawacki. 2015. Both sexes pay a cost for reproduction in a frog with biparental care. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 115: 211-219.

Brannelly, L. A., T. A. McMahon, M. Hinton, D. Lenger and C. L. Richards-Zawacki. 2015.
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in natural and farmed Louisiana crayfish populations: prevalence and implications. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 112: 229-235.

Killius, A. M. and M. B. Dugas. 2014. Tadpole transport by male Oophaga pumilio (Anura: Dendrobatidae): An observation and brief review. Herpetology Notes 7: 747-749.

Lenger, D. R., J. K. Berkey and M. B. Dugas. 2014. Predation on the toxic Oophaga pumilio (Anura: Dendrobatidae) by Rhadinaea decorata (Squamata: Collubridae). Herpetology Notes 7: 83-84.

Perez, R., C. L. Richards-Zawacki, A. R. Krohn, M. Robak, E. Griffith, H. Ross, B. Gratwicke, R. Ibanez, J. Voyles. 2014. Field surveys in Western Panama indicate populations of Atelopus varius frogs are persisting in reigons where Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is now endemic. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 8: 30-35.

Becker, M. H., C. L. Richards-Zawacki, B. Gratwicke and L. K. Belden.
2014. The effect of captivity on the skin microbial community of the critically endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki). Biological Conservation 176: 199-206.

Drabeck, D. H., M. W. H. Chatfield and C. L. Richards-Zawacki. 2014. The status of Louisiana's diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) populations in the wake of the Deepwater Horrizon oil spill: Insights from population genetic and contaminant analyses. Journal of Herpetology 48: 125-136.

Dugas, M. B., J. Yeager and C. L. Richards-Zawacki. 2013. Carotenoid supplementation enhances reproductive success in captive strawberry poison frogs. Zoo Biology 32: 655-658.

Brannelly, L. A., M. W. H. Chatfield and C. L. Richards-Zawacki. 2013. Visual implant elastomer (VIE) tags are an unreliable method of identification in adult anurans. Herpetological Journal 23: 125-129.

Richards-Zawacki, C. L., J. Yeager and H. P. S. Bart. 2013. No evidence for differential survival or predation between sympatric color morphs of an aposematic poison frog. Evolutionary Ecology 27: 783-795.

Chatfield, M. W. H., L. A. Brannelly, M. J. Robak, L. Freeborn, S. Lailvaux and C. L. Richards-Zawacki. 2013. Fitness consequences of infection by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Northern Leopard Frogs (Lithobates pipiens). EcoHealth: 10: 90-98.

McMahon, T. A., L. A. Brannelly, M. W. H. Chatfield, P. T. J. Johnson, M. B. Joseph, V. J. McKenzie, C. L. Richards-Zawacki, M. D. Venesky and J. R. Rohr. 2013. The chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, has non-amphibian hosts and releases chemicals that cause pathology in the absence of infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA, 110: 210-215.

Brannelly, L. A., C. L. Richards-Zawacki and A. P. Pessier.2012. Clinical trials with itraconazole as a treatment for chytrid fungal infections in amphibians. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 101: 95-104.

Chatfield, M. W. H., P. Moler and C. L. Richards-Zawacki. 2012.
The amphibian chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, in fully aquatic salamanders from the Southeastern United States. PLoS One, 7: e44821.

Richards-Zawacki, C. L., I. J. Wang and K. Summers. 2012. 
Mate choice and the genetic basis for color variation in a polymorphic dart frog: Inferences from a wild pedigree. Molecular Ecology, 21: 3879-3892.

Brannelly, L. A., Chatfield, M. W. H., and Richards-Zawacki, C. L. 2012.
Field and laboratory studies of the susceptibility of the green treefrog (Hyla cinerea) to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection. PLoS One 7: e38473.

Marek, P., Papaj, D., Yeager, J., Molina, S., and Moore, W. 2011. Bioluminescent aposematism in millipedes. Current Biology 21: R680-R682.

Yeager, J., Wooten, C. and Summers, K. 2011. A new technique for the production of large numbers of clay models for field studies of predation. Herpetological Review 42: 357-359.

Chatfield, W. M. H. and Richards-Zawacki, C. L. 2011. Elevated temperature as a treatment for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in captive frogs. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 94: 235-238.

Schulte, L.M., Yeager, J., Schulte, R., Veith, M., Werner, P., Beck, L.A., and Lotters, S. 2011. The smell of success: choice of larval rearing sites by means of chemical cues in a Peruvian poison frog. Animal Behaviour, 81: 1147-1154.

Richards-Zawacki, C.L. and M. E. Cummings. 2011.
Intraspecific reproductive character displacement in a polymorphic poison dart frog, Dendrobates pumilio. Evolution, 65: 259-267.

Arch, V. S., Richards-Zawacki, C. L. and A. S. Feng. 2011. Acoustic communication in the Kihansi Spray Toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis): Insights from a captive population. Journal of Herpetology, 45(4): 45-49.

Chatfield, M. W. H., Kozak, K. H., Fitzpatrick, B. M. and P. K. Tucker. 2010. Patterns of differential introgression in a salamander hybrid zone: inferences from genetic data and ecological niche modelling. Molecular Ecology,19: 4265-4282.

Richards-Zawacki, C. L. 2010. Thermoregulatory behavior affects prevalence of chytrid fungal infection in a wild population of Panamanian golden frogs. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Ser. B., 277: 519-528.

Chatfield, M. W. H., Rothermel, B. B., Brooks, C. S., and J. B. Kay. 2009. Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in amphibians from the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, USA. Herpetological Review 40: 176-179.

Richards-Zawacki, C. L. 2009
. Effects of slope and riparian habitat connectivity on gene flow in an endangered Panamanian frog, Atelopus varius. Diversity and Distributions 15: 796-806.

Lehtinen, R. M., Kam, Y-C. and C. L. Richards. 2008. Preliminary surveys for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Taiwan. Herpetological Review, 39:317-318.

Richards, C. L., A. J. Zellmer and L. M. Martens. 2008.
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis not detected in Oophaga pumilio on Bastimentos Island, Panama. Herpetological Review, 39:200-202.

Zellmer, A. J., Richards, C. L. and L. M. Martens. 2008. Low prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis across Rana sylvatica populations in Southeastern Michigan. Herpetological Review, 39:196-199.

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

Richards, C. L., B. C. Carstens and L. L. Knowles. 2007.
Distribution modelling and statistical phylogeography: An integrative framework for generating and testing alternative biogeographic hypotheses. Journal of Biogeography, 34:1833-1845.

Richards, C. L. and L. L. Knowles. 2007
. Tests of phenotypic and genetic concordance and their application to the conservation of Panamanian golden frogs (Anura, Bufonidae). Molecular Ecology, 16: 3119-3133.

Carstens, B. C. and C. L. Richards. 2007. Integrating coalescent and ecological niche modeling in comparative phylogeography. Evolution 61(6): 1439-1454.

Richards, C. L. 2006.
Has the evolution of complexity in the amphibian papilla influenced anuran speciation rates? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19:1222-1230.

Karraker, N. E., C. L. Richards, and H. L. Ross. 2006. Observations on the reproductive ecology of Atelopus zeteki and comparisons to other members of the genus. Herpetological Review 37(3): 284-288.

Richards, C. L., N. E. Karraker, E. J. Griffith, and R. G. Robbins. 2006
. Atelopus varius (Variable Harlequin Frog) and Atelopus zeteki (Panamanian Golden Frog) ectoparasites. Herpetological Review 37(3): 332-333.

Zippel, K. C., R. D. Ibanez, E. D. Lindquist, C. L. Richards, C. A. Jaramillo A., and E. J. Griffith. 2006. Implicaciones en la conservacion de las ranas doradas de Panamá, asociadas a su revisión taxonomica. Herpetotropicos 3(1): 29-39.

Knowles, L. L. and C. L. Richards. 2005. Importance of genetic drift during Pleistocene divergence as revealed by analyses of genomic variation. Molecular Ecology 14: 4023-4032.

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