Recent Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Archambault J.M., C.M. Bergeron, W.G. Cope, R.J. Richardson, M.A. Heilman, J.E. Corey III, M.E. Netherland, and R.J. Heise. 2014. Sensitivity of freshwater molluscs to Hydrilla-targeting herbicides: providing context for invasive aquatic weed control in diverse ecosystems. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. In press.
Archambault, J.M., W.G. Cope, and T.J. Kwak. 2013. Burrowing, byssus, and biomarkers: behavioral and physiological indicators of sublethal thermal stress in freshwater mussels (Unionidae). Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 46: 229-250.
Archambault, J.M., W.G. Cope, and T.J. Kwak. 2014. Influence of sediment presence on freshwater mussel thermal tolerance. Freshwater Science 33: 56-65.
Archambault, J.M., W.G. Cope, and T.J. Kwak. 2014. Survival and behaviour of juvenile unionid mussels exposed to thermal stress and dewatering in the presence of a sediment temperature gradient. Freshwater Biology 59: 601-613.
Becker, S., C. Moorman, C. DePerno, and T. Simons. 2013. Quantifiable long-term monitoring on parks and nature preserves. Southeastern Naturalist 12: 339-352.
Borneman, T.E., E.T. Rose, and T.R. Simons. 2014. Minimal changes in the heart rate of incubating American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) in response to human activity. The Condor 116: 493-503.
Camp, A.A., Funk D.H., and Buchwalter, D.B. 2014. A stressful shortness of breath: molting disrupts breathing in the mayfly Cloeon dipterum. Freshwater Science 33: 695-699.
Chitwood, M. C., M. A. Lashley, C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno. 2014. Confirmation of coyote predation on adult female White-tailed Deer in the southeastern United States. Southeastern Naturalist 13: N30-N32.
Chitwood, M. C., M. A. Lashley, C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno. 2014. So, coyotes do eat deer—the question is: should we panic? The Upland Gazette 19: 4-5.
Chitwood, M. C., M. A. Lashley, C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno. 2014. Vocalization observed in starving White-tailed Deer neonates. Southeastern Naturalist 13: N6-N8.
Chitwood, M. C., M. A. Lashley, J. C. Kilgo, C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno. White-tailed deer population dynamics and adult female survival in the presence of a novel predator. Journal of Wildlife Management. In press.
Chitwood, M. C., M. A. Lashley, J. C. Kilgo, K. H. Pollock, C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno. Do biological and bedsite characteristics influence survival of neonatal white-tailed deer? PLoS ONE. In press.
Clay, R. P., A. J. Lesterhuis, S. Schulte, S. Brown, D. Reynolds, and T.R. Simons. 2014. A global assessment of the conservation status of the American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus). Special Issue, International Wader Study Bulletin 20: 62-82.
Collazo, J. A., P. F. Fackler, K. Pacifici, T. H. White, and I. Llerandi-Roman. 2013. Optimal allocation of captive-reared Puerto Rican parrots: Decisions when divergent dynamics characterize managed populations. The Journal of Wildlife Management 77: 1124-1134.
Cooney, P.B. and T.J. Kwak. 2013. Spatial extent and dynamics of dam impacts on tropical island freshwater fish assemblages. BioScience 63: 176-190.
DeRolph, C.R., S.A.C. Nelson, E.F. Hain, and T.J. Kwak. Predicting fine-scale distributions of peripheral aquatic species populations in headwater streams. Ecology and Evolution. In press.
Diamond, S. E., D. M. Sorger, J. Hulcr, S. L. Pelini, I. Del Toro, C. Hirsch, E. Oberg, and R. R. Dunn. 2012. Who likes it hot? A global analysis of the climatic, ecological, and evolutionary determinants of warming tolerance in ants. Global Change Biology 18: 448-456.
Diamond, S. E., H. Cayton, T. Wepprich, C. N. Jenkins, R. R. Dunn, N. M. Haddad, and L. Ries. Unexpected phenological responses of butterflies to the interaction of urbanization and geographic temperature. Ecology. In press.
Diamond, S.E., L. M. Nichols, N. McCoy, C. Hirsch, S. L. Pelini, and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A physiological trait-based approach to predicting the responses of species to experimental climate warming. Ecology 93: 2305-2312.
Drescher M, A. H. Perera, C. J. Johnson, L. J. Buse, C. A. Drew, and M. A. Burgman. 2013. Toward rigorous use of expert knowledge in ecological research. Ecosphere 4: 83.
Engman, A. and A. Ramírez, 2012. Fish assemblage structure in urban streams of Puerto Rico: the importance of reach- and catchment-scale abiotic factors. Hydrobiolgia 693: 141-155.
Fisk, J.M. II, T.J. Kwak, and R.J. Heise. 2014. Modelling riverine habitat for robust redhorse: assessment for reintroduction of an imperilled species. Fisheries Management and Ecology
Fisk, J.M. II, T.J. Kwak, R.J. Heise, and F.W. Sessions. 2013. Redd dewatering effects on hatching and larval survival of the robust redhorse. River Research and Applications 29: 574–581.
Flowers, H. J., and J. E. Hightower. 2013. A Novel Approach to Surveying Sturgeon Using Side-scan Sonar and Occupancy Modeling. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 5: 211-223.
Flowers, H. J., and J. E. Hightower. Estimating sturgeon abundance in the Carolinas using side-scan sonar. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science. In press.
Franklin, S., D. Faber-Langendoen, M. Jennings, T. Keeler-Wolf, O. Loucks, A. McKerrow, R. Peet and D. Roberts. 2012. Building the United States National Vegetation Classification. Annali di Botanica – Coenology and Plant Ecology (Roma) 2:1-9.
Friedl, S. E., J. A. Buckel, J. E. Hightower, F. S. Scharf, and K. H. Pollock. 2013. Telemetry-based mortality estimates of juvenile spot in two North Carolina estuarine creeks. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142: 399-415.
Garner, A.B., T.J. Kwak, K.L. Manuel, and D.H. Barwick. 2013. High-density grass carp stocking effects on a reservoir invasive plant and water quality. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 51: 27-33.
Grote, A. B., M. M. Bailey, J. D. Zydlewski, and J. E. Hightower. 2014. Multibeam sonar (DIDSON) assessment of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) approaching a hydroelectric dam. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71: 545-558.
Guenard, B., A. Cardinal-De Casas, and R. R. Dunn. High diversity in an urban habitat: Are some animal assemblages resilient to long-term anthropogenic change? Urban Ecosystems. In press.
Harris, J. E., and J. E. Hightower. 2012. Demographic population model for American shad: will access to additional habitat upstream of dams increase population sizes? Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Services 4: 262-283.
Heise, R.J., W.G. Cope, T.J. Kwak, and C.B. Eads. 2013. Short-term effects of small dam removal on a freshwater mussel assemblage. Walkerana: Journal of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society 16: 41-52.
Hightower, J. E., K. J. Magowan, L. M. Brown, and D. A. Fox. 2013. Reliability of fish size estimates obtained from multibeam imaging sonar. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4: 86-96.
Hines, J. E., J. D. Nichols, and J. A. Collazo. 2014. Multiseason occupancy models for correlated replicate surveys. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5: 583-591.
Hudgens B. R., W. F. Morris, N. M. Haddad, W. R. Fields, J. W. Wilson, D. Kuefler, and R. T. Jobe. 2012. How complex do models need to be to predict dispersal of threatened species through matrix habitats? Ecological Applications 22: 1701-1710.
Iglecia, M. N., J. A. Collazo, and A. J. McKerrow. 2012. Use of occupancy models to evaluate expert and knowledge-based species-habitat relationships. Avian Conservation and Ecology 7:4 online.
Ivasauskas, T. J., and P. W. Bettoli. 2014. Development of a multimetric index for fish assemblages in a cold tailwater in Tennessee. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143: 495-507.
Keller, R.A, D. B. Buchwalter, L. Xie, K. E. Franzreb, and T. R. Simons. 2014. Mercury bioaccumulation in southern Appalachian avifauna. Ecotoxicology 23: 304-316.
Kilburg, E., C. E. Moorman, C. S. DePerno, D. Cobb, and C. A. Harper. 2014. Wild turkey nest survival and nest-site selection in the presence of growing-season prescribed fire. Journal of Wildlife Management 78: 1033-1039.
Kilburg, E., C. Moorman, and C. DePerno. 2013. Burning during the nesting season: desirable or disastrous for turkey management? The Upland Gazette 18: 4-5.
Lashley, M.A., J.R. Thompson, M.C. Chitwood, C.S. DePerno, and C.E. Moorman. 2014. Evaluation of methods to estimate understory fruit biomass in temperate forests. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096898.
Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, A. Prince, M. Elfelt, E. Kilburg, C.S. DePerno, C.E. Moorman. 2014. Subtle effects of a managed fire regime: A case study in the longleaf pine ecosystem. Ecological Indicators 38: 212-217.
Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, C.A. Harper, C.E. Moorman, and C.S. DePerno. 2014. Collection, handling, and analysis of wildlife forages for concentrate selectors. Wildlife Biology in Practice. DOI: 10.2461/wbp.2014.10.2.
Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, M.T. Biggerstaff, D.L. Morina, C.E. Moorman, and C.S. DePerno. 2014. White-tailed deer vigilance: social and environmental factors. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090652.
Leonard, J. A., W. G. Cope, M. C. Barnhart, and R. B. Bringolf. 2014. Metabolomic, behavioral, and reproductive effects of the aromatase inhibitor fadrozole hydrochloride on the unionid mussel Lampsilis fasciola. General and Comparative Endocrinology 206: 213-226.
Leonard, J. A., W. G. Cope, M. C. Barnhart, and R. B. Bringolf. 2014. Metabolomic, behavioral, and reproductive effects of the synthetic estrogen 17 α-ethinylestradiol on the unionid mussel Lampsilis fasciola. Aquatic Toxicology 150: 103-116.
Lewis J. C., R. A. Powell and W. J. Zielinski. 2012. Carnivore Translocations and Conservation: Insights from Population Models and Field Data for Fishers (Martes pennanti). PLoS ONE: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0032726.
Lucky, A., A. M. Savage, L. M. Nichols, C. Castracani, L. Shell, D. A. Grasso, A. Mori, and R. R. Dunn. 2014. Ecologists, educators and writers collaborate with the public to assess backyard diversity in The School of Ants Project. Ecosphere.
Martinuzzi, S., A. M. Pidgeon, V. C. Radeloff, A. J. Plantinga, J. D. Lewis,. J. Whitey, A. McKerrow, S. Williams, and D. Helmers. Impacts of future land-use changes on wildlife habitat: insights from Southeastern US. Ecological Applications. In press.
Matechou, E., B.J.T. Morgan, S. Pledger, J.A. Collazo and J.E. Lyons. 2013. Integrated analysis of capture-recapture-resighting data and counts of unmarked birds at stop-over sites. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 17: DOI: 10.1007/s13253-013-0127-0.
Meineke, E.K., R. R. Dunn, J. O. Sexton, and S. D. Frank. 2013. Urban Warming drives insect pest abundance on street trees. PloS One 8: e59687.
Menke, S. B., J. Harte, R. R. Dunn. 2014. Changes in ant community composition caused by 20 years of experimental warming vs. 13 years of natural climate shift. Ecosphere 5, art6.
Miravete V., N. Roura-Pascual, R. R. Dunn, and C. Gómez. 2013. How many and which ant species are being accidentally moved around the world? Biology Letters.
Nelson, T. C., P. Doukakis, S. T. Lindley, A. D. Schreier, J. E. Hightower, L.R. Hildebrand, R.E. Whitlock, M.A.H. Webb. 2013. Research tools to investigate movements, migrations, and life history of sturgeons (Acipenseridae), with an emphasis on marine-oriented populations. PLoS ONE 8: e71552. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071552.
Noss, R., W. Platt, B. Sorrie, A. S. Weakley, B. Means, J. K. Costanza, R. K. Peet. How global biodiversity hotspots may go unrecognized: lessons from the North American Coastal Plain. Diversity and Distributions. In Press.
Obernuefemann, Kelsey P., J. A. Collazo, and J. E. Lyons. 2013. Local movements and wetland connectivity at a migratory stopover of Semipalmated Sandpipers in southeastern United States. Waterbirds 36: 62-74.
Pacifici, K., E. F. Zipkin, J. A. Collazo, J. I. Irizarry, and A. DeWan. 2014. Guidelines for a priori grouping of species in hierarchical community models. Ecology and Evolution 4: 877-888.
Parsons, A.W., T.R. Simons, A.F. O’Connell, and M.K. Stoskopf. 2013. Demographics, diet, movements, and survival of an isolated, unmanaged raccoon Procyon lotor (Procyonidae, Carnivora) population on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Mammalia 77: 21-30.
Pelini, S.L., S. E. Diamond, H. MacLean, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, and R. R. Dunn. 2012. Common garden experiments reveal uncommon responses across temperatures, locations, and species of ants. Ecology and Evolution 2: 3009-3015.
Prince, A., C. Moorman, and C. DePerno. 2014. Survival rates and home ranges of fox squirrels in the North Carolina Sandhills. The Upland Gazette 19:10.
Prince, A. P., C. S. DePerno, B. Gardner, and C. E. Moorman. 2014. Survival and home range size of southeastern fox squirrels in North Carolina. Southeastern Naturalist 12: 456-462.
Raabe, J. K., and J. E. Hightower. 2014. American shad migratory behavior, weight loss, survival, and abundance in a North Carolina river following dam removals. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143: 673-688.
Raabe, J. K., and J. E. Hightower. Assessing benefits to migratory fishes of habitat restored by dam removal. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. In press.
Raabe, J. K., B. Gardner, and J. E. Hightower. 2014. A spatial capture-recapture model to estimate fish survival and location from linear continuous monitoring arrays. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71: 120-130.
Ramírez, A., A. Engman, K.G. Rosas, O. Perez-Reyes, and D.M. Martinó-Cardona. 2012. Urban impacts on tropical island streams: some key aspects influencing ecosystem response. Urban Ecosystems 15: 315-325.
Resasco J., S. L. Pelini, K. L. Stuble, N. J. Sanders, R. R. Dunn, A. M. Ellison, N. J. Gotelli, and D. J. Levey. 2014. Using historical and experimental data to reveal warming effects on ant assemblages. PLoS One 9:e88029.
Rogers, S. L., J. A. Collazo, and C. A. Drew. 2013. King Rail (Rallus elegans) occupancy and abundance in fire managed coastal marshes in North Carolina and Virginia. Waterbirds 36: 179-188.
Rogers, S. L., J. A. Collazo, and C. A. Drew. 2013. Nest occurrence and survival of King Rails in fire-managed coastal marshes in North Carolina and Virginia. Journal of Field Ornithology 84: 355-366.
Rudershausen, P. J., J. A. Buckel, and J. E. Hightower. 2014. Discard mortality of a U.S. South Atlantic reef fish estimated from surface and bottom tagging. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71: 514-520.
Rudershausen, P. J., J. A. Buckel, T. Dubreuil, M. J. O’Donnell, J. E. Hightower, S. J. Poland, and B. H. Letcher. Estimating movement and survival rates of a small saltwater fish using autonomous antenna receiver arrays and passive integrated transponder tags. Marine Ecology Progress Series. In press.
Sackett, D.K., C. Lee Pow, M.J. Rubino, D.D. Aday, W.G. Cope, S. Kullman, J.A. Rice, T.J. Kwak, and M. Law. Sources of endocrine disrupting compounds in North Carolina waterways: a Geographic Information Systems approach. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. In press.
Schwarzer, A. C., J. A. Collazo, L. J. Niles, J. M. Brush, N. J. Douglass, and H. Franklin Percival. 2012. Annual survival of Red Knots (Calidris canutus rufa) wintering in Florida. The Auk 129: 725−733.
Simons, T.R., D.S. Lee, and J. C. Haney. 2013. Diablotin Pterodroma hasitata: A biography of the endangered Black-Capped Petrel. Marine Ornithology 41:1-43.
Smith, J. A., and J. E. Hightower. 2012. Effect of low-head lock and dam structures on migration and spawning of American shad and striped bass in the Cape Fear River, North Carolina. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141: 402-413.
Smith, J. A., H. J. Flowers, and J. E. Hightower. Fall spawning of Atlantic Sturgeon in the Roanoke River, North Carolina. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. In press.
Smith, W.E. and T.J. Kwak. 2014. A capture–recapture model of amphidromous fish dispersal. Journal of Fish Biology 84: 897-912.
Smith, W.E. and T.J. Kwak. 2014. Otolith microchemistry of tropical diadromous fishes: spatial and migratory dynamics. Journal of Fish Biology 84: 913-928.
Sollmann, R., B. Gardner, A.W. Parsons, J.J. Stocking, B.T. McClintock, T. R. Simons, K.H. Pollock, and A.F. O’Connell. 2013. A spatial mark-resight model augmented with telemetry data. Ecology 94: 553-559.
Stolen, E.D., J, A. Collazo, and H. Franklin Percival. 2012. Benefits and costs in group foraging wading birds. Condor 114: 744–754.
Terando A., J. Costanza, C. Belyea, R. R. Dunn, A. McKerrow, and J. A. Collazo. The Southern Megalopolis: Using the past to predict the future of urban sprawl in the Southeast U.S. PloS One. In press.
Van Beusekom, A. E., L. E. Hay, R. J. Viger, W. A. Gould, J. A. Collazo, and A. Henareh Khalyani. 2014. The effects of changing land cover on streamflow simulation in Puerto Rico. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 1-19. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12227.
Weaver, D.M. and T.J. Kwak. 2013. Assessing effects of stocked trout on nongame fish assemblages in southern Appalachian Mountain streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142: 1495-1507.
Weaver, D.M., T.J. Kwak, and K.H. Pollock. Sampling characteristics and calibration of snorkel counts to estimate stream fish populations. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34: 1159-1166.
Wickham, J., C. Homer, J. Vogelmann , A. McKerrow , R. Mueller, N. Herold and J. Coulston. 2014. The Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium — 20 Years of development and integration of USA National Land Cover data. Remote Sensing 6: 7424-7441, doi:10.3390/rs6087424.
Wiewel, A. N. M., S. J. Dinsmore, and J. A. Collazo. 2013. Nest survival and breeding biology of the Puerto Rican Bullfinch (Loxigilla portoricensis) in southwestern Puerto Rico. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125: 720-730.
Wilson, J. W., J. O. Sexton, R. T. Jobe, and N. M. Haddad. 2013. The relative contribution of terrain, land cover, and vegetation structure indices to species distribution models. Biological Conservation 164: 170-176.
Worden, A., J. Janouskovec, D. McRose, A. Engman, R. Welsh, S. Malfatti, S. Tringe, et al. 2012. Global distribution of a wild alga revealed by targeted metagenomics. Current Biology 22: R682–R683.