Publications

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Peer-Reviewed Articles

50.  Bauder, J. M., H. C. Chandler, M. L. Elmore, and C. L. Jenkins. 2022. Incorporating habitat suitability, landscape distance, and resistant kernels to estimate conservation units for an imperiled terrestrial snake. Landscape Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-022-01510-z


49.  Chandler, H.C., B.S. Stegenga, and J.D. Mays. 2022. Compensating for small body size: The reproductive ecology of southern Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata) populations. Ichthyology & Herpetology 110:268–277. https://doi.org/10.1643/h2021084


48.  Chandler, H. C., C. L. Jenkins, and J. M. Bauder. 2022. Accounting for geographic variation in species-habitat associations during habitat suitability modeling. Ecological Applications 32:e2504. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2504


47.  Enge, K. M., D. J. Stevenson, T. M. Thomas, G. R. Johnston, J. B. Jensen, B. S. Stegenga, H. C. Chandler, and P. E. Moler. 2021. Distribution and relative abundance of the Suwannee Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys suwanniensis). Chelonian Conservation and Biology 20:184–199. https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-1488.1


46.  Lentz, T. B., M. C. Allender, S. Y. Thi, A. S. Duncan, A. X. Miranda, J. C. Beane, D. S. Dombrowski, B. R. Forester, C. K. Akcali, N. A. Shepard, J. E. Corey III, A. L. Braswell, L. A. Williams, C. R. Lawson, C. Jenkins, J. H. K. Pechmann, J. Blake, M. Hooper, K. Freitas, A. B. Somers, B. L. Stuart. 2021. Prevalence of Ranavirus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, B. salamandrivorans, and Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola in amphibians and reptiles of North Carolina, USA. Herpetological Review 52:285–293.

45.  Snow, F.H., A.B. Safer, D.J. Stevenson, and H.C. Chandler. 2021. Use of a novel refuge type by Eastern Indigo Snakes (Drymarchon couperi) in Georgia. Southeastern Naturalist 20:308–314. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.020.0208

44.  Chandler, H. C., J. C. Colón-Gaud, T. A. Gorman, K. Carson, and C. A. Haas. 2021. Does long-term fire suppression impact leaf litter breakdown and aquatic invertebrate colonization in pine flatwoods wetlands? PeerJ 9:e12534. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.12534

43.  Bauder, J. M., W. E. Peterman, S. F. Spear, C. L. Jenkins, A. R. Whiteley, and K. McGarigal. 2021. Multiscale assessment of functional connectivity: Landscape genetics of eastern indigo snakes in an anthropogenically fragmented landscape in central Florida. Molecular Ecology 30:3422–3438. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15979

42.  Bauder, J. M., D. R. Breininger, M. R. Bolt, M. L. Legare, C. L. Jenkins, B. B. Rothermel, and K. McGarigal. 2020. Movement barriers, habitat heterogeneity or both? Testing hypothesized effects of landscape features on home range sizes in Eastern Indigo Snakes. Journal of Zoology 311:204–216. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12777

41.  Chandler, H. C., S. J. Goodman, J. A. Smith, T. A. Gorman, and C. A. Haas. 2020. Understanding occupancy patterns in a low-density Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) population. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 15:536–546. http://www.herpconbio.org/Volume_15/Issue_3/Chandler_etal_2020.pdf

40.  Chandler, H. C., B. S. Stegenga, and D. J. Stevenson. 2020. Thermal ecology of Spotted Turtles (Clemmys guttata) in two southern populations. Copeia 108:737–745. https://doi.org/10.1643/CE-19-315

39.  Haynes, E., H. C. Chandler, B. S. Stegenga, L. Adamovicz, E. Ospina, D. Zerpa-Catanho, D. J. Stevenson, and M. C. Allender. 2020. Ophidiomycosis surveillance of snakes in Georgia, USA reveals new host species and taxonomic associations with disease. Scientific Reports 10:10870. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67800-1

38. Chandler, H. C., B. S. Stegenga, and D. J. Stevenson. 2019. Movement and space use in southern populations of Spotted Turtles (Clemmys guttata). Southeastern Naturalist 18:602–618. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.018.0411

37.  Brooks, G. C., J. A. Smith, E. A. Frimpong, T. A. Gorman, H. C. Chandler, and C. A. Haas. 2019. Indirect connectivity estimates of amphibian breeding wetlands from spatially explicit occupancy models. Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29:1815–1825. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3190.

36.  Chandler, H. C., M. C. Allender, B. S. Stegenga, E. Haynes, E. Ospina, and D. J. Stevenson. 2019. Ophidiomycosis prevalence in Georgia’s Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) populations. PLoS ONE 14: e0218351. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0218351

35.  Folt, B., J. Bauder, S. Spear, D. Stevenson, M. Hoffman, J. R. Oaks, P. L. Wood Jr., C. Jenkins, D. A. Steen, and C. Guyer. 2019. Taxonomic and conservation implications of population genetic admixture, mito-nuclear discordance, and male-biased dispersal of a large endangered snake, Drymarchon couperi. PLoS ONE 14:e0214439. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214439

34.  Bauder, J. M., D. R. Breininger, M. R. Bolt, M. L. Legare, C. L. Jenkins, B. B. Rothermel, and K. McGarigal. 2018. Multi-level, multi-scale habitat selection by a wide-ranging, federally threatened snake. Landscape Ecology 33:743–763. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0692-2


32.  Chandler, H. C., D. L. McLaughlin, T. A. Gorman, K. J. McGuire, J. B. Feaga, and C. A. Haas. 2017. Drying rates of ephemeral wetlands: Implications for breeding amphibians. Wetlands 37:545–557. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-017-0889-1

31.  Chandler, H. C., D. J. Stevenson, J. D. Mays, B. S. Stegenga, W. H. Vaigneur, and M. D. Moore. 2017. A new trap design for catching small Emydid and Kinosternid turtles. Herpetological Review 16:261–282.

30.  Stevenson, D. J., and H. C. Chandler. 2017. The herpetofauna of conservation lands along the Altamaha River, Georgia. Southeastern Naturalist 16:261–282. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.016.0216

29.  Bauder, J. M., D. R. Breininger, M. R. Bolt, M. L. Legare, C. L. Jenkins, B. B. Rothermel, and K. McGarigal. 2016. Seasonal variation in Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) movement patterns and space use in Peninsular Florida at multiple temporal scales. Herpetologica 72:214–226. https://doi.org/10.1655/Herpetologica-D-15-00039.1

28.  Bauder, J. M., D. R. Breininger, M. R. Bolt, M. L. Legare, C. L. Jenkins, B. B. Rothermel, and K. McGarigal. 2016. The influence of sex and season on conspecific spatial overlap in a large, actively-foraging colubrid snake. PLoS ONE 11:e0160033. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0160033

27.  Richardson, J. L., S. P. Brady, I. J. Wang, and S. F. Spear. 2016. Navigating the pitfalls and promise of landscape genetics. Molecular Ecology 24:849–863. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13527

26.  Knafo, S. E., T. M. Norton, M. Mitchell, D. J. Stevenson, N. Hyslop, R. Poppenga, et al. 2016. Health and nutritional assessment of free‐ranging Eastern Indigo Snakes (Drymarchon couperi) in Georgia, United States. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 47:1000–1012. https://doi.org/10.1638/2015-0127.1

25.  Dierenfeld, E. S., T. M. Norton, N. L. Hyslop, and D. J. Stevenson. 2015. Nutrient composition of prey items consumed by free-ranging Drymarchon couperi (Eastern Indigo Snakes). Southeastern Naturalist 14:551560. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.014.0311


24.  Stevenson, D. J., J. B. Jensen, E. A. Schlimm, and M. Moore. 2015. The distribution, habitat use, activity, and status of the Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata) in Georgia. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 14:136–142. https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-1130.1


23. Bauder, J. M., D. R. Breininnger, M. R. Bolt, M. L. Legare, C. L. Jenkins, and K McGarrigal. 2015. The role of the bandwidth matrix in influencing kernel home range estimates for snakes using VHF telemetry data. Wildlife Research 42:437–453. https://doi.org/10.1071/WR14233

22. Spear, S. F., S. A. Cushman, and B. H. McRae. 2015. Resistance surface modeling in landscape genetics. Pages 129-148 in N. Balkenhol, S. A. Cushman, A. T. Storfer, and L. P. Waits, editors. Landscape Genetics: Concepts, Methods, Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chichester, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118525258.ch08


20.  Bauder, J. M., J. N. Macey, K. M. Stohlgren, A. Day, F. Snow, A. Safer, R. Redmond, J. M. Waters, M. Wallace, Sr., and D. J. Stevenson. 2015. Factors influencing the display of multiple defensive behaviors in Eastern Indigo Snakes (Drymarchon couperi). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 10:559–571. http://www.herpconbio.org/Volume_10/Issue_2/Bauder_etal_2015.pdf

19.  Bauder, J. M., C. Castellano, J. B. Jensen, D. J. Stevenson, and C. L. Jenkins. 2014. Comparison of movements, body weight, and habitat selection between translocated and resident gopher tortoises. The Journal of Wildlife Management 78:1444–1455. https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.790

17.  Hyslop, N. L., J. M. Meyers, R. J. Cooper, and D. J. Stevenson. 2014. Effects of body size and sex of Drymarchon couperi (Eastern Indigo Snake) on habitat use, movements, and home range size in Georgia. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:101–111. https://doi-org.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/10.1002/jwmg.645


16.  Trumbo, D. R., S. F. Spear, J. Baumsteiger, and A. Storfer. 2013. Rangewide landscape genetics of an endemic Pacific northwestern salamander. Molecular Ecology 22:1250–1266. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.12168


15.  Stiles, S., J. C. Stiles, J. C. Godwin, C. Jenkins, E. M. Rush, B. Lock, V. M. Johnson, M. Wines, and C. Guyer. 2013. Repatriation of eastern indigo snakes to conservation lands in South Alabama, USA. Pages 37–41 in P. S. Soorae, editor. Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2013. IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group (RSG), Gland, Switzerland.

14.  Steen, D. A., D. J. Stevenson, J. C. Beane, J. D. Willson, M. J. Aresco, J. C. Godwin, S. P. Graham, L. L. Smith, J. M. Howze, D. C. Rudolph, J. B. Pierce, J. R. Lee, B. B. Gregory, J. Jensen, S. H. Stiles, J. A. Stiles, N. H. Nazdrowicz, and C. Guyer. 2013. Terrestrial Movement of the Red-bellied Mudsnake (Farancia abacura) and Rainbow Snake (F. erytrogramma). Herpetological Review 44:208–213.

13.  Enge, K. M., D. J. Stevenson, M. J. Elliott, and J. M. Bauder. 2013. The historical and current distribution of the Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8:288–307. http://www.herpconbio.org/Volume_8/Issue_2/Enge_etal_2013.pdf


11.  Hyslop, N. L., D. J. Stevenson, J. N. Macey, L. D. Carlile, C. L. Jenkins, J. A. Hostetler, and M. K. Oli. 2012. Survival and population growth of a long-lived threatened snake species, Drymarchon couperi (Eastern Indigo Snake). Population Ecology 54:145–156. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10144-011-0292-3

10.  Graves, T.A., T. N. Wasserman, M. C. Ribeiro, E. L. Landguth, S. F. Spear, N. Balkenhol, C. B. Higgins, M. J. Fortin, S. A. Cushman, and L. P. Waits. 2012. The influence of landscape characteristics and home-range size on the quantification of landscape-genetics relationships. Landscape Ecology 27:253–266. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-011-9701-4

9.  Steen, D. A., C. J. W. McClure. J. C. Brock, D. C. Rudolph, J. B. Pierce, J. R. Lee, W. J. Humphries, B. B. Gegory, W. B. Sutton, L. L. Smith, D. L. Baxley, D. J. Stevenson, and C. Guyer. 2012. Landscape-level influences of terrestrial snake occupancy within the southeastern United States. Ecological Applications 22:1084–1097. https://doi.org/10.1890/11-1777.1

8.  Shamblin, B. M., T. I. Alstad, D. J. Stevenson, J. N. Macey, F. H. Snow, and C. J. Nairn. 2011. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers from the threatened Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi). Conservation Genetic Resources 3:303–306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12686-010-9348-5

7.  Storfer, A., M. A. Murphy, S. F. Spear, R. Holderegger, and L. P. Waits. 2010. Landscape genetics: Where are we now? Molecular Ecology 19:3496–3514. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04691.x
 

6.  Stevenson, D. J., K. R. Ravenscroft, R. T. Zappalorti, M. D. Ravenscroft, S. W. Weigley, and C. L. Jenkins. 2010. Using a wildlife detector dog for locating Eastern Indigo Snakes (Drymarchon couperi). Herpetological Review 41:437–442.

5.  Stevenson, D. J., M. R. Bolt, D. J. Smith, K. M. Enge, N. L. Hyslop, T. M. Norton, K. J. Dyer. 2010. Prey Records for the Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi). Southeastern Naturalist 9:1–18. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.009.0101.


4.  Spear, S. F., N. Balkenhol, M. Fortin, B. H. McRae, and K. Scribner. 2010. Use of resistance surfaces for landscape genetic studies: Considerations for parameterization and analysis. Molecular Ecology 19:3576–3591. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04657.x


2.  Stevenson, D. J., G. Beaton, and M. J. Elliott. 2009. Distribution, status and ecology of Cordulegaster sayi Selys in Georgia, USA (Odonata:Cordulegastridae). Bulletin of American Odonatology 11:20–25.

1.  Stevenson, D. J., K. M. Enge, L. D. Carlile, K. J. Dyer, T. M. Norton, N. L. Hyslop, and R. A. Kiltie. 2009. An Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) mark-recapture study in southeastern Georgia. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 4:30–42. http://www.herpconbio.org/Volume_4/Issue_1/Stevenson_etal_2009.pdf?t=1528329600056

Natural History Notes & County Records

 
13.  Stegenga, B. S., Fedler, M. T., Stevenson, D. J., Landberg, T., and Palis, J. G. 2021. Pseudobranchus striatus (Northern Dwarf Siren). Reproduction. Herpetological Review 52:599-601.

12.  Stevenson, D.J., B.S. Stegenga, B. Rice, J. Barrett, J. Bolton, Z. Cava, H.C. Chandler, K.M. Stohlgren, T. Brock, C.D. Camp, J.B. Jensen, M.D. Moore, S. McGuire, C. Howe, F. Snow, J. Oguni, C. Coppola, and L.L. Smith. 2021. New County Records for amphibians and reptiles in Georgia, USA. Herpetological Review 52:350–359.

11.  Stevenson, D.J., B.S. Stegenga, H.C. Chandler, and R.D. Birkhead. 2021. Drymarchon couperi (Eastern Indigo Snake) – Distribution records. Herpetological Review 52:347.

10.  Stevenson, D. J., J. D. Mays, and H. C. Chandler. 2018. Clemmys guttata (Spotted Turtle). Coloration. Herpetological Review 49:317–318.

9.  Chandler, H. C., B. S. Stegenga, D. J. Stevenson, and J. Y. Lamb. 2018. Desmognathus cf. auriculatus (Southern Dusky Salamander). First County Record. Herpetological Review 49:68.

8.  Stevenson, D. J., C. L. Jenkins, K. M. Stohlgren, J. B. Jensen, D. L. Bechler, I. Deery, D. duff, S. P. Graham, R. Herrington, P. Higgins, R. V. Horan III, C. Kelehear, K. Dylan, K. Kincaid, L. D. Mcbrayer, M. Moore, C. Muise, T. Muise, A. Muise, J. Oguni, E. M. Schlimm, and W. Vaigneur. 2015. Significant new records of amphibians and reptiles from Georgia, USA. Herpetological Review 46:597–601.

7.  Stevenson, D. J. 2012. Farancia abacura (Mudsnake). First County Record. Herpetological Review 43:620.
 

6.  Stevenson, D. J., and P. G. Frank Jr. 2012. Farancia erytrogramma erytrogramma (Common Rainbow Snake). First County Record. Herpetological Review 43:620.

5.  Bauder, J. M., J. N. Macey, M. P. Wallace, F. Snow, A. B. Safer, and D. J. Stevenson. 2012. Drymarchon couperi (Eastern Indigo Snake). Juvenile observations. Herpetological Review 43:343.

4.  Beane, J. C., T. Pusser, F. Snow, K. V. Briggs, and D. J. Stevenson. 2011. Pseudotriton montanus (Mud Salamander). First County Record. Herpetological Review 42:384.

3.  Stevenson, D. J., and N. L. Hyslop. 2010. Drymarchon couperi (Eastern Indigo Snake): Long-distance interpopulation movement. Herpetological Review 41:91–92.
 

2.  Stevenson, D. J. 2010. Drymarchon couperi (Eastern Indigo Snake): Death feigning. Herpetological Review 41:92–93.


 1.  Powell, C., D. J. Stevenson, M. Smith, and J. B. Jensen. 2010. A new clutch size record for the Mud Snake (Farancia abacura). Southeastern Naturalist 9:177–178. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.009.0114.

Reports

 
7.  Stevenson, D. J., E. M. Schlimm, K. M. Stohlgren, J. Hepinstall-Cymerman. 2014. 2013–2014 Georgia status surveys for the Florida Pine Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus) and the Southern Hognose Snake (Heterodon simus). 14 pages.

6.  Antonio, F., and R. A. Odum. 2012. Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) population management plan 2010–2012. Association of Zoos and Aquariums. 15 pages.


4.  Spear, S. F., J. M. Parker, C. R. Peterson, and C. L. Jenkins. 2011. Conservation and management of Midget Faded Rattlesnakes. State Wildlife Grant Final Report. 37 pages.

3.  Spear, S. F. 2011. Habitat connectivity for western rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) in the Columbia Plateau ecoregion. Appendix A.9 Washington Connected Landscapes Project: Analysis of the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion. 27 pages.

2.  AZA Snake TAG. 2011. Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) care manual. Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Silver Spring, Maryland. 57 pages.

1.  Antonio, F. 2010. Eastern Indigo Snake studbook (Drymarchon couperi), 2nd edition. Association of Zoos and Aquariums. 59 pages.

Other Publications by The Orianne Society Staff

 

20.  Chandler, H. C., T. A. Gorman, and C. A. Haas. 2016. The effects of crayfish predation and vegetation cover on tadpole growth, survival, and nonlethal injury. Journal of Herpetology 50:271–277. https://doi.org/10.1670/14-176

19.  Erwin, K. J., H. C. Chandler, J. G. Palis, T. A. Gorman, and C. A. Haas. 2016. Herpetofaunal communities in ephemeral wetlands embedded within longleaf pine flatwoods of the Gulf Coastal Plain. Southeastern Naturalist 15:431–447. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.015.0305




15.  Anderson, C. D., B. K. Epperson, M. Fortin, R. Holderegger, P. M. A. James, M. S. Rosenberg, K. T. Scribner, and S. Spear. 2010. Considering spatial and temporal scale in landscape-genetic studies of gene flow. Molecular Ecology 19:3565–3575. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04757.x


13.  Storfer, A., J. M. Eastman, and S. F. Spear. 2009. Modern molecular methods for amphibian conservation. Bioscience 59:559–571. https://doi.org/10.1525/bio.2009.59.7.7

12.  Rothermel, B. B., S. C. Walls, J. C. Mitchell, C. K. Dodd Jr., L. K. Irwin, D. E. Green, V. M. Vazquez, J. W. Petranka, and D. J. Stevenson. 2008. Widespread occurrence of the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the southeastern USA. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 82:3–18. https://doi.org/10.3354/dao01974


10.  Jenkins, C. L., and C. R. Peterson. 2008. A trophic-based approach to the conservation biology of rattlesnakes: Linking landscape disturbance to rattlesnake populations. Pages 265–274 in W. K. Hayes, K. R. Beaman, M. D. Cardwell, and S. P. Bush, editors. The Biology of Rattlesnakes. Loma Linda University Press, Loma Linda, California.


8.  Storfer, A., M. A. Murphy, J. S. Evans, C. S. Goldberg, S. Robinson, S. F. Spear, R. Dezzani, E. Delmelle, L. Vierling, and L. P. Waits. 2007. Putting the ‘landscape’ in landscape genetics. Heredity 98:128–142. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.hdy.6800917




4.  Spear, S. F., C. R. Peterson, M. D. Matocq, and A. Storfer. 2005. Landscape genetics of the blotched tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum melanostictum). Molecular Ecology 14:2553–2564. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2005.02573.x

3.  Stevenson, D. J., K. J. Dyer, B. A. Willis-Stevenson. 2003. Survey and monitoring of the Eastern Indigo Snake in Georgia. Southeastern Naturalist 2:393–408. https://doi.org/10.1656/1528-7092(2003)002[0393:SAMOTE]2.0.CO;2


1.  Jenkins, C. L., K. McGarigal, and L. R. Gamble. 2002. A comparison of aquatic surveying techniques used to sample Ambystoma opacum larvae. Herpetological Review 33:33–15.