Selected Publications

Below is a selection of some of the publications authored by  Florida International University graduate students and faculty. If you are interested in obtaining a copy, please contact the individual author. FIU author is listed in Bold.

Whitfield, S. M., Lips, K. R., & Donnelly, M. A. (2016). Amphibian Decline and Conservation in Central America. Copeia, 104(2), 351-379.

Alza, C. M., Donnelly, M. A., & Whitfield, S. M. (2016). Additive effects of mean temperature, temperature variability, and chlorothalonil to red‐eyed treefrog (Agalychnis callidryas) larvae. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Kolbe, J. J., VanMiddlesworth, P., Battles, A. C., Stroud, J. T., Buffum, B., Forman, R. T., & Losos, J. B. (2016) Determinants of spread in an urban landscape by an introduced lizard. Landscape Ecology, 1-19.

Linhoff, L. J. and M. A.  Donnelly. (2016). Anaxyrus baxteri (Wyoming Toad) Interactions with cattle. Herpetological Review. 47 (1): 103-104.

Thompson, M. E., Nowakowski, A. J., & Donnelly, M. A. (2015). The importance of defining focal assemblages when evaluating amphibian and reptile responses to land use. Conservation Biology.

 Stroud, J. T., & Feeley, K. J. (2015). A downside of diversity? A response to Gallagher et al. Trends in ecology & evolution, 30(6), 296.

Nowakowski, A. J., DeWoody, J. A., Fagan, M. E., Willoughby, J. R., & Donnelly, M. A. (2015). Mechanistic insights into landscape genetic structure of two tropical amphibians using field‐derived resistance surfaces. Molecular ecology, 24(3), 580-595.

Nowakowski, A. J., Veiman-Echeverria, M., Kurz, D. J., & Donnelly, M. A. (2015). Evaluating connectivity for tropical amphibians using empirically derived resistance surfaces. Ecological Applications, 25(4), 928-942.

HARPALANI, M., PARVATHY, S., KANAGAVEL, A., ELUVATHINGAL, L., & TAPLEY, B. (2015). Note on range extension, local knowledge and conservation status of the Critically Endangered Anamalai gliding frog Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus in the Cardamom Hills of Western Ghats, India. Herpetological Bulletin, 133, 1-6.

Rehm, E. M., Olivas, P., Stroud, J., & Feeley, K. J. (2015). Losing your edge: climate change and the conservation value of range‐edge populations.Ecology and Evolution, 5(19), 4315-4326.

Gillespie, G. R., Howard, S., Stroud, J. T., Ul-Hassanah, A., Campling, M., Lardner, B., … & Kusrini, M. (2015). Responses of tropical forest herpetofauna to moderate anthropogenic disturbance and effects of natural habitat variation in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Biological Conservation, 192, 161-173.

Whitfield, S. M., Reider, K., Greenspan, S., & Donnelly, M. A. (2014). Litter dynamics regulate population densities in a declining terrestrial herpetofauna.Copeia, 2014(3), 454-461.

Whitfield, S. M., Reider, K., Greenspan, S., & Donnelly, M. A. (2014). Litter dynamics regulate population densities in a declining terrestrial herpetofauna.Copeia, 2014(3), 454-461.

Robinson, D., Warmsley, A., Nowakowski, A. J., Reider, K. E., & Donnelly, M. A. (2013). The value of remnant trees in pastures for a neotropical poison frog. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 29(04), 345-352.

Reider, K. E., Carson, W. P., & Donnelly, M. A. (2013). Effects of collared peccary (Pecari tajacu) exclusion on leaf litter amphibians and reptiles in a Neotropical wet forest, Costa Rica. Biological Conservation, 163, 90-98.

Kurz, D. J., McGinty, N. A., Stankavich, S. A., Nowakowski, A. J., & Smith, G. A. (2013). Restored Wetlands Can Support Mammalian Assemblages Comparable to Those in Nonmitigated Reference Wetlands. The American Midland Naturalist, 170(2), 260-273.

Nowakowski, A. J., Hyslop, N. H., Watling, J. I., and Donnelly, M. A. 2013. Matrix type alters structure of aquatic vertebrate assemblages in cypress domes. Biodiversity and Conservation 22:497-511.

Nowakowski, A. J., Otero, B., Allen, M., Diez-Escobar, M., and Donnelly, M. A. 2013. Landscape resistance to movement of Oophaga pumilio in the lowlands of northeastern Costa Rica. Animal Conservation 16:188-197.

Laurance, W. F., Useche, D. C., Rendeiro, J., Kalka, M., Bradshaw, C. J., Sloan, S. P., … & M.A., Donnelly. (2012). Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature, 489(7415), 290-294.

Whitfield, S.M., J.L. Kerby, L.R. Gentry, M.A. Donnelly. 2012. Temporal variation in infection prevalence by the amphibian chytrid fungus in three species of frogs at La Selva, Costa Rica.  Biotropica 44(6): 779-784.

Whitfield, S.M., M.A. Donnelly, E. Geerdes, J. Kerby. 2012. Ranavirus infection in native amphibians at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica: the first report of ranavirus in Central America.  Herpetological Review 43(3): 425-427.

Aaltonen J.T., Bohlender T., Snyder W.,Krebs, J., Linhoff L.,Snoza M., Plesuk S., Kouba A., Germano J., Reichling S., Loskutoff N.M.  2011. The developmental competency of tadpoles produced in vitro from the endangered Dusky Gopher frog( Rana servosa) using exogenous hormone treatment. Reproduction Fertility & Development, 24. 64.

Kouba A., Germano J., Hasenstab S., Reichling S., Krebs J., Linhoff L., Snoza M., Langhorne C., Willis E., Vance C.  2011. Development of assisted reproduction technologies for the endangered Mississippi Gopher Frog (Rana sevosa) and sperm transfer for in vitro fertilization. Reproduction Fertility Development, 24. 72.

Watling, J. I., Nowakowski, A. J., Donnelly, M. A., and Orrock, J. L. 2011. Meta-analysis reveals the importance of matrix-mediated connectivity effects for animals in fragmented habitat. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20:209-217.

Nowakowski, A. J., and Maerz, J.C. 2009. Estimation of larval stream salamander density in three proximate streams in the Georgia Piedmont. Journal of Herpetology 43:503-509.

Von May R, Medina-Muller M, et al. (2008) The tadpole of the bamboo-breeding poison frog Ranitomeya biolat (Anura : Dendrobatidae). Zootaxa 66-68

Watling JI and Donnelly MA. (2008) Species richness and composition of amphibians and reptiles in a fragmented forest landscape in northeastern Bolivia. Basic Appl Ecol 9: 523-532

Catenazzi A and Donnelly MA. (2008) Sea lion Otaria flavescens as host of the common vampire bat Desmodus rotundus. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 360: 285-289

Catenazzi A and Donnelly MA. (2007) Distribution of geckos in northern Peru: Long-term effect of strong ENSO events? J Arid Environ 71: 330-336

Catenazzi A and Donnelly MA. (2007) Role of supratidal invertebrates in the decomposition of beach-cast green algae Ulva sp. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 349: 33-42

Catenazzi A and Donnelly MA. (2007) The Ulva connection: marine algae subsidize terrestrial predators in coastal Peru. Oikos 116: 75-86

Whitfield SM, Bell KE, et al. (2007) Amphibian and reptile declines over 35 years at La Selva, Costa Rica. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104: 8352-8356

Watling JI and Donnelly MA. (2007) Multivariate correlates of extinction proneness in a naturally fragmented landscape. Divers Distrib 13: 372-378

Saporito RA, Donnelly MA, et al. (2007) Spatial and temporal patterns of alkaloid variation in the poison frog Oophaga pumilio in Costa Rica and Panama over 30 years. Toxicon 50: 757-778

Saporito RA, Donnelly MA, et al. (2007) Oribatid mites as a major dietary source for alkaloids in poison frogs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104: 8885-8890

Saporito RA, Zuercher R, et al. (2007) Experimental evidence for aposematism in the dendrobatid poison frog Oophaga pumilio. Copeia 1006-1011

Ugarte CA, Rice KG, et al. (2007) Comparison of diet, reproductive biology, and growth of the pig frog (Rana grylio) from harvested and protected areas of the Florida everglades. Copeia 436-448

Watling JI and Donnelly MA. (2006) Fragments as islands: a synthesis of faunal responses to habitat patchiness. Conserv Biol 20: 1016-1025

Whitfield SM and Donnelly MA. (2006) Ontogenetic and seasonal variation in the diets of a Costa Rican leaf-litter herpetofauna. J Trop Ecol 22: 409-417

Bell KE and Donnelly MA. (2006) Influence of forest fragmentation on community structure of frogs and lizards in northeastern Costa Rica. Conserv Biol 20: 1750-1760

Donnelly MA, MacCulloch RD, et al. (2006) A new riparian gymnophthalmid (Squamata) from Guyana. Copeia 396-403

Saporito RA, Donnelly MA, et al. (2006) Geographic and seasonal variation in alkaloid-based chemical defenses of Dendrobates pumilio from Bocas del Toro, Panama. J Chem Ecol 32: 795-814

Catenazzi A, Carrillo J, et al. (2005) Seasonal and geographic eurythermy in a coastal Peruvian lizard. Copeia 713-723

Watling JI, Waddle JH, et al. (2005) Reproductive phenology of three lizard species in Costa Rica, with comments on seasonal reproduction of neotropical lizards. J Herpetol 39: 341-348

Donnelly MA, Chen MH, et al. (2005) Sampling amphibians and reptiles in the Iwokrama Forest ecosystem. Proc Acad Nat Sci Phila 154: 55-69

Funk WC, Donnelly MA, et al. (2005) Alternative views of amphibian toe-clipping. Nature 433: 193-193

Kuch U, Kizirian D, et al. (2005) New species of krait (Squamata : Elapidae) from the Red River system of northern Vietnam. Copeia 818-833

Watkins GG and Donnelly MA. (2005) Biodiversity research in the Neotropics: From conflict to collaboration. Proc Acad Nat Sci Phila 154: 127-136

Verdon E and Donnelly MA. (2005) Population structure of Florida box Turtles (Terrapene carolina bauri) at the southernmost limit of their range. J Herpetol 39: 572-577

Ugarte CA, Rice KG, et al. (2005) Variation of total mercury concentrations in pig frogs (Rana grylio) across the Florida Everglades, USA. Sci Total Environ 345: 51-59

Kizirian D and Donnelly MA. (2004) The criterion of reciprocal monophyly and classification of nested diversity at the species level. Mol Phylogenet Evol 32: 1072-1076

Kizirian D, Trager A, et al. (2004) Evolution of Galapagos Island Lava Lizards (Iguania : Tropiduridae : Microlophus). Mol Phylogenet Evol 32: 761-769

Saporito RA, Garraffo HM, et al. (2004) Formicine ants: An arthropod source for the pumiliotoxin alkaloids of dendrobatid poison frogs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101: 8045-8050

Saporito RA, Donnelly MA, et al. (2003) A siphonotid millipede (Rhinotus) as the source of spiropyrrolizidine oximes of dendrobatid frogs. J Chem Ecol 29: 2781-2786

Donnelly MA and Crother BI. (2003) Joseph Bruno Slowinski 1962-2001. Copeia 424-428

Daly JW, Kaneko T, et al. (2002) Bioactive alkaloids of frog skin: Combinatorial bioprospecting reveals that pumiliotoxins have an arthropod source. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99: 13996-14001

Watling JI and Donnelly MA. (2002) Seasonal patterns of reproduction and abundance of leaf litter frogs in a Central American rainforest. J Zool 258: 269-276

Myers CW and Donnelly MA. (2001) Herpetofauna of the Yutaje-Corocoro massif, Venezuela: Second report from The Robert G. Goelet American Museum-terramar expedition to the northwestern tepuis. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 1-85

Condon K, Saporito R, et al. (1999) Ontogenetic scaling of poison glands in Dendrobates pumilio. Am Zool 39: 490