Recent publications from lab members


Simões, B.F., Gower, D.J., Rasmussen, A.R., Sarker, M.A., Fry, G.C., Casewell, N.R., Harrison, R.A., Hart, N.S., Partridge, J.C., Hunt, D.M. and Chang, B.S., 2020. Spectral Diversification and Trans-Species Allelic Polymorphism during the Land-to-Sea Transition in Snakes. Current Biology.

McKnight, D. Carr, L. J.,  Bower, D. S., Schwarzkopf, L., Alford, R. A., Zenger, K.R., (In Press) Infection dynamics, dispersal, and adaptation: Understanding the lack of recovery in a remnant frog population following a disease outbreak. Heredity

Hall J, Bender H, Parrish K, Taylor D, Spark P, Streeting L, Rose K. 2020. Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Two Wild Bell’s Turtles (Myuchelys bellii). Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

Nordberg EJ, McKnight DT. 2020. Nocturnal basking behavior in a freshwater turtle. Ecology.

Indraswari K, Bower DS, Tucker D, Schwarzkopf L, Towsey M, Roe P. 2020. Assessing the value of acoustic indices to distinguish species and quantify activity: A case study using frogs. Freshwater Biology 65:142-152.


Bower DS, Brannelly LA, McDonald CA, Webb RJ, Greenspan SE, Vickers M, Gardner MG, Greenlees MJ. 2019a. A review of the role of parasites in the ecology of reptiles and amphibians. Austral Ecology 44:433-448.

Bower DS, Lips KR, Amepou Y, Richards S, Dahl C, Nagombi E, Supuma M, Dabek L, Alford RA, Schwarzkopf L. 2019b. Island of opportunity: can New Guinea protect amphibians from a globally emerging pathogen? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17:348-354.

Brown GP, Schwarzkopf L, Alford RA, Bower D, Shine R. 2019. Spinal arthritis in invasive cane toads is linked to rate of dispersal as well as to latitude. Scientific reports 9:1-4.

Campbell L, Bower DS, Clulow S, Stockwell M, Clulow J, Mahony M. 2019. Interaction between temperature and sublethal infection with the amphibian chytrid fungus impacts a susceptible frog species. Scientific reports 9:1-8.

Elliott T, Bower D, Vernes K. 2019. Reptilian Mycophagy: A global review of mutually beneficial associations between reptiles and macrofungi. MYCOSPHERE 10:776-797.

McKnight DT, Huerlimann R, Bower DS, Schwarzkopf L, Alford RA, Zenger KR. 2019a. microDecon: A highly accurate read‐subtraction tool for the post‐sequencing removal of contamination in metabarcoding studies. Environmental DNA 1:14-25.

McKnight DT, Lal MM, Bower DS, Schwarzkopf L, Alford RA, Zenger KR. 2019b. The return of the frogs: The importance of habitat refugia in maintaining diversity during a disease outbreak. Molecular ecology 28:2731-2745.