Davidson College Herpetology Laboratory Publications

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in press
Price, S. J., J. W. Snodgrass, and M. E. Dorcas. in press. Managing wetlands and aquatic habitats for wildlife in urban areas. In: R. McCleery, C. Moorman, and N. Peterson (eds.), Urban Wildlife Science: Theory and Practice, Springer, NY.

DeGegorio, B.A., J.D. Willson, M.E. Dorcas, and J.W. Gibbons. in press. Commercial Value of Amphibians Produced From an Isolated Wetland. American Midland Naturalist.

2014
Pittman, S.E, K.M. Hart, M.S. Cherkiss,R.W. Snow, I. Fujisaki, B.J. Smith, F.J. Mazzotti, M.E. Dorcas. 2014. Homing of Invasive Burmese Pythons in South Florida: Evidence for map and compass senses in snakes. Biology Letters http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2014.0040 pdf

Gibbons, J.W. and M.E. Dorcas.2014. What is a herpetologist and how can I become one? Journal of North American Herpetology 1:1-2. pdf

Willson, J.D. and M.E. Dorcas. 2014. Effects of invasive Burmese pythons in Everglades National Park. McGraw Hill Science and Technology Yearbook pp. 101-104. pdf

2013
Dorcas, M. E. and J. D. Willson. 2013. Hidden giants: problems associated with studying secretive invasive pythons. In: W. Lutterschmidt (ed.), Reptiles in Research: Investigations of Ecology, Physiology, and Behavior from Desert to Sea. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY. pdf link to book

Dorcas, M. E. and J. W. Gibbons. 2013. Long-term ecological research on America's only estuarine turtle: the diamondback terrapin In: W. Lutterschmidt (ed.), Reptiles in Research: Investigations of Ecology, Physiology, and Behavior from Desert to Sea. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY. pdf link to book

Dorcas, M. E. and C. R. Peterson.  2013. Automated data acquisition.  In: G. Graeter and J. Gibbons (eds.), Monitoring Methods for Amphibians and Reptiles.  Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Special Publication.pdf

Richter, S.C., S.J. Price, *C.S. Kross, *J.R. Alexander, and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. Upland habitat quality and historic landscape composition influence genetic variation of a pond-breeding salamander. Diversity 5:724-733. pdf

*Kern, M.A., * A.A. Nassar, J.C. Guzy, and M.E.  Dorcas. 2013. Oviposition site selection by spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) in an isolated wetland. Journal of Herpetology 47:445-449. pdf

*Underwood, E.B., *S. Bowers, J.C. Guzy, J.E. Lovich, C.A. Taylor, J.W. Gibbons, and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. Sexual dimorphism and feeding ecology of diamond-backed terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin). Herpetologica 69:397-404. pdf

Price, S.J., J. Guzy, L. Witczak*, and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. Do ponds on golf courses provide suitable habitat for wetland-dependent animals in suburban areas? An assessment of turtle abundances. Journal of Herpetology 47:243-250. pdf

Guzy, J.C., S.J. Price, and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. The spatial configuration of greenspace affects semi-aquatic turtle occupancy and species richness in a suburban landscape. Landscape and Urban Planning 117:46-56. pdf

Cecala, K.K.*, S.J. Price and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. Modeling the effects of life-history traits on estimation of population parameters for a cryptic species.  Freshwater Science 32:116-125. pdf

Böhm, M. ... M.E. Dorcas ... et al.  2013. The conservation status of the world’s reptiles.  Biological Conservation 157:372-385. pdf

Hunt, S.D.*, J.C. Guzy, S.J. Price, B.J. Halstead, E.A. Eskew*, and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. Responses of riparian reptile communities to damming and urbanization.  Biological Conservation 157:277-284. pdf

2012
Kern, M.M.*, J.C. Guzy, S.J. Price, S.D. Hunt*, E.A. Eskew*, and M.E. Dorcas. 2012.  Riparian-zone amphibians and reptiles within the Broad River Basin of South Carolina.  Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences 128:81-87. pdf

Price, S.J., R.A. Browne and M.E. Dorcas. 2012. Resistance and resilience of a stream salamander to supra-seasonal drought. Herpetologica 68:312-323. pdf

Reed, R.N., J.D. Willson, G.H. Rodda, and M.E. Dorcas. 2012. Ecological correlates of invasion impact for Burmese pythons in Florida. Integrative Zoology 7:254-270. pdf

Guzy, J.C., E.D. McCoy, A.C. Deyle, S.M. Gonzalez, N. Halstead, and H.R. Mushinsky. 2012. Urbanization interferes with the use of amphibians as indicators of ecological integrity of wetlands. Journal of Applied Ecology 49:941-952. DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02172.x. pdf

Eskew, E.A.*, S.J. Price and M.E. Dorcas.  2012.  Effects of river-flow regulation on anuran occupancy and abundance in riparian zones. Conservation Biology 26:504-512. pdf.

Foley, S.M.*, S.J. Price and M.E. Dorcas.  2012. Nest-site selection and nest depredation of semi-aquatic turtles on golf courses. Urban Ecosystems   15:489-497. pdf.

Dorcas, M.E., J.D. Willson, R.N. Reed, R.W. Snow, M.R. Rochford, *M.A. Miller, W.E. Mehsaka, Jr., P.T. Andreadis, F.J. Mazzotti, C.M. Romagosa, K.M. Hart. 2012. Severe Mammal Declines Coincide with Proliferation of Invasive Burmese Pythons in Everglades National Park. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109:2418-2422. DOI/10.1073/pnas.1115226109. pdf.

Price, S.J., R.A. Browne and M.E. Dorcas. 2012. Evaluating the effects of urbanisation on salamander abundances using a before-after control-impact design. Freshwater Biology 57:193-203. pdf

Price, S.J., E.A. Eskew*, K.K. Cecala*, R.A. Browne and M.E. Dorcas. 2012. Estimating survival of a streamside salamander: importance of temporary emigration, capture response, and location. Hydrobiologia 679:205-215. pdf

2011
Dorcas, M.E. and J.W. Gibbons. 2011. Frogs: the Animal Answer Guide. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD. link to book

Dorcas, M. E. and C. R. Peterson.  2011. Automated data acquisition.  In: R. McDairmid, M. Foster, C. Guyer, J. Gibbons, N. Chernoff (eds.): Reptile Biodiversity – Standard Methods for Inventory and Monitoring.  University of California Press, Los Angeles, CA. pdf link to book

Dorcas, M.E. and J.D. Willson. 2011. Invasive Pythons in the United States - Ecology of an Introduced Predator. University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA. link to book

*Connette, G.M, S.J. Price and M.E. Dorcas. 2011. Influence of abiotic factors on activity in a larval stream salamander assemblage. Southeastern Naturalist 10:109-120. pdf

Price, S.J. and M.E. Dorcas. 2011. The Carolina Herp Atlas: an online citizen-science approach to document amphibian and reptile occurrences. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6:287-296. pdf

*Pittman, S.E., T.L. King, S. Faurby and M.E. Dorcas. 2011. Demographic and genetic status of an isolated population of bog turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii): implications for managing small populations of long-lived animals. Conservation Genetics DOI 10.1007/s10592-011-0257-2. pdf

*Grosse, A.M., J.C. Maerz, J.A. Hempinstall-Cymerman, and M.E. Dorcas. 2011. Effects of roads and crabbing pressures on diamondback terrapin populations in coastal Georgia. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:762-770. pdf

Dorcas, M.E., J.D. Willson, and J.W. Gibbons. 2011. Can invasive Burmese pythons inhabit temperate regions of the southeastern United States? Biological Invasions 13:793-802. pdf

Willson, J.D., M.E. Dorcas, and R.W. Snow. 2011. Identifying plausible scenarios for the establishment of invasive Burmese pythons (Python molurus) in southern Florida. Biological Invasions 13:1498-1504. pdf

Mazzotti, F.J., M.S. Cherkiss, K.M. Hart, R.W. Snow, M.R. Rochford, M.E. Dorcas, and R. N. Reed. 2011. Cold-induced mortality of invasive Burmese pythons in south Florida. Biological Invasions 13:143-151. pdf

Price, S.J., *K.K. Cecala, R.A. Browne, and M.E. Dorcas. 2011. Effects of urbanization on occupancy of stream salamanders. Conservation Biology 25: 547-555. pdf

2010
*Eskew, E.A., S.J. Price, and M.E. Dorcas. 2010. Survivorship of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) in recently modified suburban landscapes. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 9:244-249.
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*Steelman, C. K. and M. E. Dorcas. 2010. Anuran calling survey optimization: developing and testing predictive models of anuran calling activity. Journal of Herpetology 44:61-68. pdf

Dorcas, M.E., A.M. Domske, and G.E. Vaughan. 2010. A herpetofaunal inventory of Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee, South Carolina. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences 126:88-97. pdf

*Eskew, E.A., S.J. Price and M.E. Dorcas. 2010. Survival and recruitment of semi-aquatic turtles in an urbanized region. Urban Ecosystems. 13: 365-374. pdf

*Cecala, K. K., S. J. Price and M. E. Dorcas. 2010. Ecology of juvenile Northern watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon) inhabiting low-order streams. Amphibia-Reptilia 31: 169-174. pdf

*Birx-Raybuck, D., S. J. Price and M. E. Dorcas. 2010. Pond age and riparian zone proximity influence anuran occupancy of urban retention ponds. Urban Ecosystems 13:181-190. pdf

2009
*Pittman, S. E. and M. E. Dorcas. 2009. Movements, habitat use, and thermal ecology of an isolated population of bog turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii). Copeia 2009:781-790. pdf

*Witczak L. R. and M. E. Dorcas. 2009. What are frogs and snakes worth?  The economic value of reptiles and amphibians inhabiting the Charlotte-Metropolitan area of North Carolina.  Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science 125:131-137. pdf

Dorcas, M. E., S. J. Price, S. C. Walls, and W. J. Barichivich. 2009. Auditory monitoring of anuran populations. In: K. Dodd (ed.). Conservation and Ecology of Amphibians.  Oxford University press, Oxford, UK. pdf table of contents link to book

Dorcas, M. E. and *J. D. Willson. 2009. Innovative methods for studies of snake ecology and conservation. In: S. Mullin and R. Seigel (eds.), Snakes: Applied Ecology and Conservation. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY. pdf   link to book

*Cecala, K. K., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2009. Evaluating existing movement hypotheses in linear systems using larval stream salamanders. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87:292-298. pdf

*Harden, L. A., *S. E. Pittman, J. W. Gibbons, and M. E. Dorcas. 2009. Development of a rapid assessment technique for diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) populations using head-count surveys. Applied Herpetology 6:237-245. pdf

*Eskew, E.A., *J.D. Willson, and *C.T. Winne. 2009. Ambush site selection and ontogenetic shifts in foraging strategy in a semi-aquatic pit viper, the Eastern cottonmouth. Journal of Zoology. 277:179-186. pdf

*Harden, L. A., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2009. Terrestrial activity and habitat selection of eastern mud turtles (Kinosternon subrubrum) in a fragmented landscape: Implications for habitat management of golf courses and other suburban environments. Copeia 2009:78-84. pdf

*Cecala, K. K., J. W. Gibbons, and M. E. Dorcas. 2009. Ecological effects of major injuries in diamondback terrapins: Implications for conservation and management. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 19:421-427. pdf

2008
*Harden, L. A. and M. E. Dorcas. 2008. Using thermal biology to investigate habitat use and activity of eastern mud turtles (Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum) on a golf course. In R. E. Jung and J. C. Mitchell (eds.), Urban Herpetology. Herpetological Conservation Vol. 3, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Salt Lake City, UT. pdf link to book

Dorcas, M. E. and S. J. Price. 2008. Effective undergraduate-based herpetological research in an urban environment. In R. E. Jung and J. C. Mitchell (eds.), Urban Herpetology. Herpetological Conservation Vol. 3, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Salt Lake City, UT.pdf link to book

*Hester, J. M., *S. A. Budischak, and M. E. Dorcas. 2008 . The Davidson College Box Turtle Mark-Recapture Program: Urban Herpetological Research Made Possible by Citizen Scientists. In R. E. Jung and J. C. Mitchell (eds.), Urban Herpetology. Herpetological Conservation Vol. 3, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Salt Lake City, UT, pdf link to book

Dorcas, M. and W. Gibbons. 2008. Frogs and Toads of the Southeast. University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA. link

*Eskew, E.A., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2008. New distributional records for reptiles and amphibians of the Charlotte Metropolitan area of North Carolina. Herpetological Review 39: 245-246. pdf

*Westfall, M.C., *K.K. Cecala, S.J. Price, and M.E. Dorcas. 2008. Patterns of Trombiculid mite (Hannemania dunni) parasitism among Plethodontid salamanders in the Western Piedmont of North Carolina. Journal of Parasitology 94:631-634. pdf

*Pittman, S. E., *A. L. Jendrek, S. J. Price, M. E. Dorcas. 2008. Habitat selection and site fidelity of Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis) at the aquatic-terrestrial ecotone. Journal of Herpetology 42:378-385. pdf

Price, S. J., R. W. Howe, J. Hanowski, R. R. Regal, G. J. Niemi, and C. R. Smith. 2008. Are anurans of Great Lakes coastal wetlands reliable indicators of ecological condition? Journal of Great Lakes Research. 33(Special Issue 3): 211-223. pdf

*Hill, E. P. and P. Mason. 2008. Florida brown Snake (Storeria dekayi victa) In: J. Jensen, C. D. Camp, J. W. Gibbons, and M. Elliot (eds.), Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia. University of Georgia Press. Athens, GA. link

Dorcas, M. E. 2008.  A bullsnake.  Bulletin of the North Carolina Herpetological Society 31:16 pdf

Price, S. J. 2008. Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta). In: J. Jensen, C. D. Camp, J. W. Gibbons, and M. Elliot (eds.), Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia. University of Georgia Press. Athens, GA. link

Dorcas, M. E. 2008. Northern watersnake (Nerodia sipedon). In: J. Jensen, C. Camp, W. Gibbons, and M. Elliott (eds.), Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia. University of Georgia Press. Athens, GA. link

Dorcas, M. E. and J. W. Gibbons. 2008. Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus). In: J. Jensen, C. Camp, W. Gibbons, and M. Elliott (eds.), Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia. University of Georgia Press. Athens, GA. link

Dorcas, M. E. and J. W. Gibbons. 2008. Glossy grayfish snake (Regina rigida). In: J. Jensen, C. Camp, W. Gibbons, and M. Elliott (eds.), Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia. University of Georgia Press. Athens, GA. link

Dorcas, M. E. and J. W. Gibbons. 2008. Queen snake (Regina septemvittata). In: J. Jensen, C. Camp, W. Gibbons, and M. Elliott (eds.), Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia. University of Georgia Press. Athens, GA. link

Jensen, J. B., M. E. Dorcas, and J. W. Gibbons. 2008. Striped crayfish snake (Regina alleni). In: J. Jensen, C. Camp, W. Gibbons, and M. Elliott (eds.), Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia. University of Georgia Press. Athens, GA. link

Dorcas, M. E. 2008. Amphibians and reptiles: Conservation of our natural heritage In: Science in North Carolina: How Science Helps Our State. North Carolina Academy of Science. pdf

*Hester, J. M., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2008. Effects of relocation on movements and home ranges of eastern box turtles. Journal of Wildlife Management. 72: 772-777. pdf

*Zhang, Ying, M.C. Westfall*, K.C. Hermes*, and M.E. Dorcas. 2008. Physiological and behavioral control of heating and cooling rates in rubber boas, Charina bottae. Journal of Thermal Biology 33: 7-11. pdf

2007
*Cecala, K. K., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. Pseudotriton ruber. Polymelia. Herpetological Review 38: 434. pdf

*Cecala, K. K., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. The diet of larval red salamanders (Pseudotriton ruber) examined using a non-lethal technique. Journal of Herpetology 41: 741-745. pdf

*Failey, E. L., *J.C. McCoy, S. J. Price and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. Ecology of turtles inhabiting golf course and farm ponds in the western Piedmont of North Carolina. Journal of North Carolina Academy of Science 123: 221-232. pdf

*Harden, L. A., *N. A. DiLuzio, J. W. Gibbons, and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. Spatial and thermal ecology of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in a South Carolina salt marsh. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science 123: 154-162. pdf

*McCoy, J. C., *E. L. Failey, S. J. Price and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. An assessment of leech parasitism on semi-aquatic turtles in the western Piedmont of North Carolina. Southeastern Naturalist 6:191-202. pdf

Dorcas, M. E. and C. R. Peterson. 2007. Testing the coadaptation hypothesis: the thermal physiology and thermoregulatory behavior of rubber boas (Charina bottae). Pp. 245-255 In: R. Henderson, R. Powell, G. Schuett, and M. Douglass (eds.), Biology of the Boas and Pythons. Eagle Mountain Publishing, LC, Eagle Moutain, UT. link

Dorcas, M. E., S. J. Price, J. C Beane, and S. S. Cross. 2007. The Frogs and Toads of North Carolina. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Raleigh, NC. link

Dorcas, M. E., *J. D. Willson, and J. W. Gibbons. 2007. Crab trapping causes population decline and demographic changes in diamondback terrapins over two decades. Biological Conservation 137: 334-340. link

*Cecala, K. K., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. A comparison of the effectiveness of recommended doses of MS-222 (Tricaine Methane Sulfonate) and Orajel® (Benzocaine) for amphibian anesthesia. Herpetological Review 38: 63-66. pdf

2006
*Anderson, W. M. and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. Geographic Distribution. Crotalus horridus. Herpetological Review 37: 497. pdf

*Pittman, S. E. and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. Catawaba River corridor coverboard program: a citizen science approach to amphibian and reptile inventory. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science. 122: 142-151. pdf

*Willson, J. D., *C. T. Winne, M. E. Dorcas, and J. W. Gibbons. 2006. Post-drought responses of semi-aquatic snakes inhabiting an isolated wetland: Insights on different strategies for persistence in a dynamic habitat. Wetlands 26: 1071-1078. pdf

*Waldron, J. L., S.H. Bennett, S.M. Welch, M.E. Dorcas, J.D. Lanham, and W. Kalinowsky. 2006. Habitat specificity and home-range size as attributes of species vulnerability to extinction: a case study using sympatric rattlesnakes. Animal Conservation 9: 414-420. pdf

Price, S. J., M. E. Dorcas, A. L. Gallant, R. W. Klaver and J. D. Willson*. 2006. Three decades of urbanization: Estimating the impact of land cover change on stream salamander populations. Biological Conservation 133: 436-441. pdf

Gibbons, J. W., C. T. Winne, D. E. Scott, J. D. Willson, X. Glaudas, K. M .Andrews, B. D. Todd, L. A. Fedewa, L. Wilkinson, R. N. Tsaliagos, S. J. Harper, J. L. Greene, T. D. Tuberville, B. S. Metts, M. E. Dorcas, J. P. Nestor, C. A. Young, T. Akre, R. N. Reed, K. A. Buhlmann, J. Norman, D. A. Croshaw, C. Hagen, and B. B. Rothermel. 2006. Remarkable amphibian biomass and abundance in an isolated wetland: Implications for wetland conservation. Conservation Biology 20:1457-1465. pdf

*Budischak, S. A., *J. M. Hester, S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. Natural history of box turtles, Terrapene carolina, in an urbanized landscape. Southeastern Naturalist. 5: 191-204 pdf

*Rice, A. N, *T. L. Roberts, IV, and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. Heating and cooling rates of eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, Crotalus adamanteus. Journal of Thermal Biology 31: 501-505. pdf

*Kornilev, Y. V., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. Between a rock and a hard place: responses of eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina) when trapped between railroad tracks. Herpetological Review 37: 145-148. pdf

*Kornilev, Y. V., S. J. Price, *E. P. Hill, and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. Ambystoma maculatum (spotted salamander): Mortality. Herpetological Review 37: 196. pdf

*Gooch, M. M., *A. M. Heupel, S. J. Price and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. The effects of survey protocol on detection probabilities and site occupancy estimates of summer breeding anurans. Applied Herpetology 3: 129-142. pdf

*Kirlin, M. S., *M. M. Gooch, S. J. Price and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. Predictors of winter anuran calling activity in the North Carolina Piedmont. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science 122: 10-18. pdf

Dorcas, M. E., S. J. Price and G. E. Vaughan. 2006. Amphibians and reptiles of the Great Falls Bypassed Reaches in South Carolina. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science 122: 1-9. pdf

2005
*Tuberville, T. D., *J. D. Willson, M. E. Dorcas, and J. W. Gibbons. 2005. Herpetofaunal species richness of southeastern national parks. Southeastern Naturalist 4: 537-569. pdf

Dorcas, M. E. 2005. Idaho’s little boa constrictor. Reptiles Magazine 13:38-42 pdf

*Grayson, K. L., *L. E. Cook, *M. J. Todd, *D. Pierce, W. A. Hopkins, R. E. Gatten, Jr., and M. E. Dorcas. 2005. Effects of prey type on specific dynamic action, growth and mass conversion efficiencies in the horned frog, Ceratophrys cranwelli. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 141: 298-304. pdf

Gibbons, J. W. and M. E. Dorcas. 2005. Snakes of the Southeast. University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA. link

*Winne, C. T., M. E. Dorcas, and S. M. Poppy. 2005. Population structure, body size, and seasonal activity of black swamp snakes (Seminatrix pygaea). Southeastern Naturalist 4:1-14. pdf

2004
Dorcas, M. E. 2004. A Guide to the Snakes of North Carolina. Davidson College - Herpetology Laboratory, Davidson, NC. link

Gibbons, J.W. and M.E. Dorcas. 2004. North American Watersnakes: A Natural History. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK. link

*Grayson, K.L. and M.E. Dorcas. 2004. Seasonal temperature variation in the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta). Herpetologica 60:325-336. pdf

*Willson, J.D. and M.E. Dorcas. 2004. A comparison of aquatic drift fences with traditional funnel trapping as a quantitative method for sampling amphibians. Herpetological Review 35:148-150. pdf

*Willson, J.D. and M.E. Dorcas. 2004. Aspects of the ecology of small fossorial snakes in the western Piedmont of North Carolina. Southeastern Naturalist 3:1-12. pdf

Dorcas, M. E., Hopkins, W. A., and J. H. Roe. 2004. Effects of body mass and temperature on standard metabolic rate in the eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus). Copeia 2004:145-151 pdf

2003
*Todd, M. J., *R. R. Cocklin, and M.E. Dorcas. 2003. Temporal and spatial variation in anuran calling activity in the western Piedmont of North Carolina. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science 119:103-110. pdf

Dorcas, M. E., S. M. Poppy, C. H. Ernst, and J. W. Gibbons. 2003. The striped crayfish snake (Regina alleni). SSAR Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 778.1-778.4. pdf

*Willson, J.D. and M.E. Dorcas. 2003. Quantitative sampling of stream salamanders: a comparison of dipnetting and funnel trapping techniques. Herpetological Review 34: 128-130. pdf

*Willson, J.D. and M.E. Dorcas. 2003. Effects of habitat disturbance on stream salamanders: implications for buffer zones and watershed management. Conservation Biology 17:763-771. pdf

2002
Ryan, T. J., T. Philippi, Y.A. Leiden, M. E. Dorcas , T. B. Wigley, and J. W. Gibbons. 2002. Monitoring herpetofauna in a managed forest landscape: Effects of habitat types and census techniques. Forest Ecology and Management 167:83-90. pdf

Ernst, C. H., J. W. Gibbons, and M. E. Dorcas. 2002. Regina Baird and Girard (Crayfish Snakes). Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 756.1-756.4. pdf

Gibbons, J.W. and M.E. Dorcas. 2002. Defensive behavior of cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus) towards humans. Copeia 2002:195-198. pdf

2001
*Stroupe, D. A. and M. E. Dorcas. 2001. The apparent persistence of Crotalus horridus in the western Piedmont of North Carolina. Herpetological Review 32:287-288. pdf

*Lindsay, S. D. and M. E. Dorcas. 2001. The effects of cattle on the morphology and reproduction of pond-dwelling turtles. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 117:249-257. pdf

*Rice, A. N., *T. L. Roberts, *J. G. Pritchard, and M. E. Dorcas. 2001. Historical trends and perceptions of amphibian and reptile diversity in the western Piedmont of North Carolina. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 117:264-273. pdf

Tuberville, T. D. and M. E. Dorcas. 2001. Winter survey of a gopher tortoise population in South Carolina. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4:182-186. pdf

Beane J. C., D. S. Dombrowski, D. W. Herman, J. P. Cecil, M. E. Dorcas, and *S. D. Lindsay. 2001. Geographic distribution. Plethodon wehrlei. Herpetological Review 32:189. pdf

*Winne, C. T, *T. J. Ryan, Y. Leiden, and M. E. Dorcas. 2001. Evaporative water loss in two natricine snakes, Nerodia fasciata and Seminatrix pygaea. Journal of Herpetology 35:129-133. pdf

2000
Wigley, T. B., W. M. Baughman, M. E. Dorcas, J. A. Gerwin, J. W. Gibbons, D. C. Guynn, R. A. Lancia, Y. A. Leiden, M. S. Mitchell, K. R. Russell. 2000. Contributions of Intensively Managed Forests to the Sustainability of Wildlife Communities in the South. In: Sustaining Southern Forests: the Science of Forest Assessment. Southern Forest Resource Assessment. pdf

*Roark, A. W. and M. E. Dorcas. 2000. Regional body temperature variation in corn snakes measured using temperature-sensitive passive integrated transponders. Journal of Herpetology 34:481-485. pdf

*Bridges, A. S. and M. E. Dorcas. 2000. Temporal variation in anuran calling behavior: implications for surveys and monitoring programs. Copeia 2000:587-592. pdf

*Mills, M. S., *S. M. Poppy, A. M. Mills, *T. J. Ryan, and M. E. Dorcas. 2000. Seminatrix pygaea. Diet. Herpetological Review 31:47. pdf

1999
*Leiden, Y. A., M. E. Dorcas, and J. W. Gibbons. 1999. Herpetofaunal diversity in coastal plain communities of South Carolina. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 115:270-280. pdf

*Mohr, J. R. and M. E. Dorcas. 1999. A comparison of anuran calling patterns at two Carolina Bays in South Carolina. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 115:63-70. pdf

1998
*Distler, J.K., M.E. Dorcas, J. W. Gibbons, K.L. Kandl, K. Russell.1998. Winter mortality in the green anole, Anolis carolinensis (Lacertilia: Polychridae). Brimleyana 25:140-143. pdf

Dorcas, M.E., J.W. Gibbons, and H.G. Dowling. 1998. The black swamp snake (Seminatrix, Seminatrix pygea). SSAR Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 679.1-679.5. pdf

Gibbons, J.W. and M.E. Dorcas. 1998. Cowards, bluffers, and warriors (the defensive behavior of free-ranging cottonmouths). Natural History 107:56-57. pdf

Publications below were published before Dorcas arrived at Davidson.

1998
Dorcas, M.E. 1998. Snake biodiversity in South Carolina and Georgia. in Snakes of South Carolina and Georgia. SREL Herp Outreach Publication #1. Aiken, SC. link

Dorcas, M.E. and C.R. Peterson. 1998. Daily body temperature variation in free-ranging rubber boas. Herpetologica 54:88-103. pdf

1997
Dorcas, M.E. 1997. Book Review: Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico. Copeia 1997:643-645. pdf

Dorcas, M.E., C.R. Peterson, and M.E.T. Flint. 1997. The thermal biology of digestion in rubber boas (Charina bottae): behavior, physiology, and environmental constraints. Physiological Zoology 70:292-300. pdf

Dorcas, M.E. and C.R. Peterson. 1997. Head-body temperature differences in free-ranging rubber boas. Journal of Herpetology 31:87-93. pdf

Gibbons, J.W., ... M.E. Dorcas (22nd of 29 authors) .... 1997. Perceptions of species abundance, distribution, and diversity: lessons from four decades of sampling on a government-managed reserve. Environmental Management 21:259-268. pdf

1994
Peterson, C.R. and M.E. Dorcas. 1994. Automated data acquisition. pp. 47-57. in Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity - Standard Methods for Amphibians. (W.R. Heyer, R.W. McDiarmid, M. Donnelly, and L. Hayek, eds.). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. pdf

1993
Peterson, C.R., A.R. Gibson, and M.E. Dorcas. 1993. Snake thermal ecology: the causes and consequences of body temperature variation. pp. 241-314. in Snakes: Ecology and Behavior. (R.A. Seigel and J.T. Collins, eds.). McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, New York, N.Y. pdf

1992
Peterson, C.R. and M.E. Dorcas. 1992. The use of automated data acquisition techniques in monitoring amphibian and reptile populations. pp. 369-378. in Wildlife 2001: Populations. (D.R. McCullough and R.H. Barrett, eds.). Elsevier Applied Science, London. pdf

Dorcas, M.E. 1992. Relationships among montane populations of Crotalus lepidus and Crotalus triseriatus. pp. 71-87. in Biology of the Pitvipers. (J.A. Campbell and E.D. Brodie, Jr., eds.) Selva Publ., Tyler, Texas. pdf

1991
Dorcas, M.E. and J.R. Mendelson III. 1991. Distributional notes on Nerodia harteri harteri in Parker and Palo Pinto counties, Texas. Herpetological Review 22:117-118. pdf

1990
Dorcas, M.E. and M.B. Harvey. 1990. Geographic distribution. Graptemys kohnii. Herpetological Review 21:39. pdf

Dorcas, M.E. and J.R. Mendelson III. 1990. Geographic distribution. Arizona elegans arenicolor. Herpetological Review 21:23. pdf

Dorcas, M.E. 1990. Geographic distribution. Masticophis flagellum flagellum. Herpetological Review 21:23. pdf

Dorcas, M.E. and J.R. Mendelson III. 1990. Geographic distribution. Lampropeltis getulus holbrooki. Herpetological Review 21:23. pdf

1989
McCord, J.S. and M.E. Dorcas. 1989. New Texas herpetological distribution records from the University of Texas at Arlington Collection of Vertebrates. Herpetological Review 20:94,96. pdf


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