Publications

Herpetology Lab Publications

Xingwen, L., D. Gruenewald, I. G. W. Gottlieb, E. K. Dobbs, A. Miljanic, J. Botsch, B. Lawley, H. Ober, L. Smith, R. J. Fletcher, B. J. Brosi. 2020. The impact of bioenergy pine plantation management practices on bee communities. Journal of Applied Ecology. 57(5):849-1008. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13586

Herteux, C. E., D. E. Gawlik, and L. L. Smith.  2020. Habitat Characteristics Affecting Wading Bird Use of Geographically Isolated Wetlands in the U.S. Southeastern Coastal Plain. Wetlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-019-01250-y

Potash, A. L., C. M. Murphy, J. T. Pyne, R. A. McCleery, L. M. Conner, S. B. Castleberry, and L. L. Smith. 2020. Eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) observed using a gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) burrow. Southeastern Naturalist  19(1): N14-N19.

McNulty, S., A. Baca , M. Bowker, S. Brantley, T. Dreaden , S. Golladay, T. Holmes, N. James, S. Liu, R. Lucardi, A. Mayfield, G. Sun, E. Treasure, L. M. ConnerL. L. Smith, J. M. Vose. 2019. Managing effects of drought in the southeast United States. Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States. doi.org/10.2737/WO-GTR-98.9:9.191-220.

Smith, L. L., C. N. Jones, and N. G. Nelson. 2019. Featured Collection Introduction: The emerging science of Aquatic System Connectivity II. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 55(3):1-3. https://doi.org/10.1111/1752-1688.12760.

Jones, C. N., N. G. Nelson, and L. L. Smith. 2019. Featured Collection Introduction: The Emerging Science of Aquatic System Connectivity I. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 55 (2): 287–293. https://doi.org/10.1111/1752-1688.12739

Bigelow, S.W., C. G. Mahan, A. D. Rodewald, L. M. Conner, L. L. Smith. 2019. Forest Management for Wildlife, The Wildlife Techniques Manual. Johns Hopkins University Press. In press.

Howze, J.M. and L. L. Smith. 2019. Detection of gopher tortoise burrows after a prescribed fire event. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 10(1):62-68.

Goessling, J. M., C. Guyer, J. C. Godwin, S. M. Hermann, F. C. Sandmeier, L. L. Smith. 2019. Upper respiratory tract disease and associated diagnostic tests of mycoplasmosis in Alabama populations of Gopher tortoises, Gopherus polyphemus. PLosONE 14(4):e0214845

McLeay, S., C. L. Atkinson, and L. L. Smith. 2019. The stoichiometry of larval anuran development in natural wetlands. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 34:497-512. 10.1080/02705060.2019.1602569

McIntyre, K. M., L. M. Conner, S. B, Jack, E. M. Schlimm, and L. L. Smith. 2019. Wildlife habitat condition in open pine woodlands: field data to refine management targets. Forest Ecology and Management. 437:282-294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2019.01.045.

Norton, T. M., K. M. Andrews, and L. L. Smith.  2019.  Techniques for working with wild reptiles.  Pages 1366-1381 in D. R. Mader, and S. J. Divers (eds.). Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine & Surgery.  Second edition. Saunders/Elsevier, St. Louis, MO. 

Smith, L. L., A. L. Subalusky, C. L. Atkinson, J. E. Earl, D. M. Mushet, D. E. Scott, S. L. Lance, S. A. Johnson.  2019. Biological connectivity of seasonally ponded wetlands across spatial and temporal scales. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 1–20.  doi: 10.1111/1752-1688.12682.

Howze, J. M., K. J. Sash, J. P. Carroll, and L. L. Smith. 2019. Regional habitat selection and home range of the gray rat snake, Pantherophis spiloides in pine-dominated forests. Forest Ecology and Management. 432:225-230.

Murphy, C.M., D. D. Knapp, J. M. Howze, M. Dziadzio, and L. L. Smith. 2018. An evaluation of the efficacy of box snake trap arrays and a suggested new trap design. Herpetological Review. 49(3):461-465.

Knapp, D. D., J. M. Howze, C. M. Murphy, and L. L. Smith. 2018. Prescribed fire affects vertebrate use of Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) burrows in a longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) forest. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 13(3):551-557.

Atkinson, C. L., S. W. Golladay, and L. L. Smith.  2017.  Larval anuran stable isotope signatures and stoichiometry across multiple geographically isolated wetlands in the southeastern United States.  Southeastern Naturalist 16:87-104.

Creed, I. F., C. R. Lane, J. N. Serran, L. Alexander, N. B. Basu, A. J. K. Calhoun, J. Christensen, M. J. Cohen, C. Craft, E. D’Amico, E. DeKeyser, L. Fowler, H. E. Golden, J. W. Jawitz, P. Kalla, L. K. Kirkman, M. Lang, S. G. Leibowitz, D. B. Lewis, J. Marton, D. L. McLaughlin, H. Raanan-Kiperwas, M. C. Rains, K. C. Rains, and L. Smith.  2017.  Enhancing protection for vulnerable waters.  Nature Geoscience 10:809-815.

Darracq, A. K., L. L. Smith, D. H. Oi, L. M. Conner, and R. A. McCleery.  2017.  Invasive ants influence native lizard populations.  Ecosphere 8(1):e01657. 10.1002/ecs2.1.

Farmer, A. L., K. M. Enge, J. B. Jensen, D. J. Stevenson, and L. L. Smith.  2017.  A range-wide assessment of the status and distribution of the striped newt (Notophthalmus perstriatus). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 12:585-598.

Gottleib, I. G. W., R. J. Fetcher, Jr., M. M. Nunez-Regueiro, H. Ober, L. L. Smith, B. J. Brosi.  2017.  Alternative biomass strategies for bioenergy: implications for bird communities across the southeastern United States.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy 9:1606-1617.

McKee, A. M., J. C. Maerz, L. L. Smith, and T. C. Glenn.  2017.  Habitat predictors of genetic diversity for two sympatric wetland-breeding amphibian species.  Ecology and Evolution 7:6271-6283.

Smith, L. L., J. A. Cox, L. M. Conner, R. A. McCleery, and E. M. Schlimm.  2017. Management and restoration for wildlife.  Pages 233-251 in L. K. Kirkman, and S. B. Jack (eds.). Ecological Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Forests.  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Smith, L. L., A. L. Subalusky, C. L. Atkinson, and L. K. Kirkman.  2017.  Geographically isolated wetlands: embedded habitats.  Pages 153-171 in L. K. Kirkman, and    S. B. Jack (eds.).  Ecological Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Forests.  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Stober, J. M., R.  Prieto-Gonzalez, L. L. Smith, T. A. Marquez, and L. Thomas.  2017.  Techniques for estimating low density gopher tortoise populations.  Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 8:377-386.

Cohen, M. J., I. Creed, L. Alexander, N. Basu, A. J. K. Calhoun, C. Craft, E. D’Amico, E. DeKeyser, L. Fowler, H. E. Golden, J. W. Jawitz, P. Kalla, L. K. Kirkman, C. R. Lane, M. Lang, S. G. Leibowitz, D. B. Lewis, J. Marton, D. L. McLaughlin, D. Mushet, H. Raanan-Kiperwas, M. C. Rains, L. Smith, and S. C. Walls.  2016.  Do geographically isolated wetlands influence landscape functions?  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113:1978-1986.

Conner, L. M., M. J. Cherry, B. T. Rutledge, C. H. Killmaster, G. Morris, and L. L. Smith. 2016.  Predator exclusion as a management option for increasing white-tailed deer recruitment.  Journal of Wildlife Management 80:162-170.

Dziadzio, M. C., R. D. Chandler, L. L. Smith, and S. B. Castleberry.  2016.  Impacts of red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) on nestling and hatchling gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) in southwest Georgia, USA.  Herpetological Conservation & Biology 11:527-538.

Dziadzio, M. C., A. K. LongL. L. Smith, R. D. Chandler, and S. B. Castleberry.  2016.  Presence of the red imported fire ant at gopher tortoise nests.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:202-206.

Dziadzio, M. C., and L. L. Smith.  2016.  Vertebrate use of gopher tortoise burrows and aprons.  Southeastern Naturalist 15:586-594.

Dziadzio, M. C., L. L. Smith, R. B. Chandler, and S. B. Castleberry.  2016.  Effect of nest location on gopher tortoise survival.  Journal of Wildlife Management 80:1314-1322.

King, R. A., B. P. HeplerL. L. Smith, and J. B. Jensen.  2016.  The status of Macrochelys temminckii (Alligator snapping turtle) in the Flint River, GA, 22 years after the close of commercial harvest.  Southeastern Naturalist 15:575-585.

Greenspan, S. E., E. P. Condon, and L. L. Smith.  2015.  Home range and habitat selection in the eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) in a longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) reserve.  Herpetological Conservation & Biology 10:99-111.

Howze, J. M., and L. L. Smith.  2015.  Spatial ecology and habitat use of the coachwhip in a longleaf pine forest.  Southeastern Naturalist 14:342-350.

Long, A. K, L. M. ConnerL. L. Smith, and R. A. McCleery.  2015.  Effects of an invasive ant and native predators on cotton rat recruitment and survival.  Journal of Mammalogy 96:1135-1141. 

Long, A. K., D. D. Knapp, L. Mccullough, L. L. SmithL. M. Conner, and R. A. McCleery. 2015.  Southern toads alter their behavior in response to red-imported fire ants.  Biological Invasions 17:2179-2186. 

Smith, L. L., M. Hinderliter, R. S. Taylor, and J. M. Howze. 2015.  Recommendation for gopher tortoise burrow buffer to avoid collapse from heavy equipment.  Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 6(2):456-463.  

Sterrett, S. C., A. J. Kaeser, R. A. Katz, L. L. Smith, J. C. Brock, and J. C. Maerz.  2015. Spatial ecology of female Barbour’s map turtles (Graptemys barbouri) in Ichawaynochaway Creek, Georgia.  Copeia 103:263-271. 

Averill-Murray, R. C., L. J. Allison, and L. L. Smith.  2014.  Nesting and reproductive output in North American tortoises. Pages 110-117 in D. C. Rostal, E. D. McCoy and H. R. Mushinsky, (eds.). Biology and Conservation of North American Tortoises.  University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.  

Norton, T. M., K. M. Andrews, and L. L. Smith.  2014.  Techniques for working with wild reptiles.  Pages 310-340 in D. R. Mader, and S. J. Divers (eds.).  Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine & Surgery.  First edition.  Saunders/Elsevier, St. Louis, MO.

McGuire, J. L., S. M. Hernandez, L. L. Smith, and M. J. Yabsley.  2014.  Safety and utility of an anesthetic protocol for the collection of biological samples from gopher tortoises.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:43-50.

McGuire, J. L., L. L. Smith,  C. Guyer, J. M. Lockhart, G. W. Lee, and M. J. Yabsley.  2014.  Surveillance for upper respiratory tract disease and Mycoplasma in free-ranging gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) in Georgia, USA.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50:733-744.

McGuire, J. L., L. L. Smith, C. Guyer, and M. J. Yabsley.  2014.  Effects of mycoplasmal upper-respiratory-tract disease on movement and thermoregulatory behavior of gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) in Georgia, USA.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50:745-756.

Steen, D. A., C. J. W. McClure, J. C. Brock, D. C. Rudolph, J. B. Pierce, J. R. Lee, W. J. Humphries, B. B. Gregory, W. B. Sutton, L. L. Smith, D. L. Baxley, D. J. Stevenson, and C. Guyer.  2014.  Snake co-occurrence patterns are best explained by habitat and hypothesized effects of interspecific interactions. Journal of Animal Ecology 83:286-295.

Steen, D. A., C. J. W. McClure, W. B. Sutton, D. C. Rudolph, J. B. Pierce, J. R. Lee, L. Smith, B. B. Gregory, D. L. Baxley, D. J. Stevenson, and C. Guyer.  2014. Copperheads are common when Kingsnakes are not: Relationships between the abundances of a predator and one of their prey.  Herpetologica 70:69-76.

Pedrono, M., O. L. Griffiths, A. Clausen, L. L. Smith, C. H. Griffiths, L. Wilme, and D. A. Burney.  2013.  Using a surviving lineage of Madagascar’s vanished megafauna for ecological restoration.  Biological Conservation 159:501-506.

Pedrono, M., and L. L. Smith.  2013.  Overview of the natural history of Madagascar’s endemic tortoises and freshwater turtles: essential components for effective conservation.  Pages 59-66 in: C. M. Castellano, A. G. J. Rhodin, M. Ogle, R. A. Mittermeier, H. Randriamahazo, R. Hudson, and R. E. Lewis (eds). Turtles on the Brink in Madagascar: Proceedings of Two Workshops on the Status, Conservation, and Biology of Malagasy Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 6.

Smith, L. L.D. A. Steen, L. M. Conner, and J. R. Rutledge.  2013.  Effects of predator exclusion on nest and hatchling survival in the gopher tortoise.  Journal of Wildlife Management 77:352-358.

Steen, D. A., L. M. ConnerL. L. Smith, L. Provencher, J. K. Hiers, S. Pokswinski, B. S. Helms, and C. Guyer.  2013.  Bird assemblage response to restoration of fire-suppressed longleaf pine sandhills.  Ecological Applications 23:134-147.

Steen, D. A., C. J. W. McClure, L. L. Smith, B. J. Halstead, C. K. Dodd, Jr., W. B. Sutton, J. R. Lee, D. L. Baxley, W. J. Humphries, and C. Guyer.  2013.  The effect of coachwhip presence on body size of North American racers suggests competition between these sympatric snakes. Journal of Zoology 289:86-93.

Steen, D. A.L. L. SmithL. M. Conner, A. R. Litt, L. Provencher, J. K. Hiers, S. Pokswinski, B. S. Helms, and C. Guyer.  2013.  Reptile assemblage response to restoration of fire-suppressed longleaf pine sandhills.  Ecological Applications 23:148-158.

Steen, D. A., L. L. Smith, G. Morris, L. M. Conner, A. R. Litt, S. Pokswinski, and C. Guyer.  2013.  Response of six-lined racerunner Aspidoscelis sexlineata to habitat restoration in fire-suppressed longleaf pine Pinus palustris sandhills. Restoration Ecology 21:457-463.

Steen, D. A., D. J. Stevenson, J. C. Beane, J. D. Willson, M. J. Aresco, J. C. Godwin, P. Graham, L. L. SmithJ. 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 movements of the red-bellied mudsnake (Farancia abacura) and rainbow snake (F. erytrogramma). Herpetological Review 44:208-213.

Howze, J. M., and L. L. Smith.  2012.  Factors influencing eastern kingsnake diel activity.  Copeia 2012:460-464.

Howze, J. M., K. M. Stohlgren, E. M. Schlimm, and L. L. Smith.  2012.  Dispersal of neonate timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) in southeastern Coastal Plain.  Journal of Herpetology 46:417-422.

Kirkman, L. K., L. L. Smith, and S. W. Golladay.  2012.  Southeastern depressional wetlands.  Pages 203-215 in D. P. Batzer, and A. H. Baldwin (eds.).  Wetland Habitats of North America: Ecology and Conservation Concerns.  University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. 

Kirkman, L. K., L. L. Smith, P. F. Quintana-Ascencio, M. J. Kaeser, S. W. Golladay, and A. L. Farmer.  2012.  Is species richness congruent among taxa?  Surrogacy, complementarity and environmental correlates among three disparate taxa in geographically isolated wetlands.  Ecological Indicators 18:131-139.

Miller, G. J., L. L. Smith, S. A. Johnson, and D. Franz.  2012.  Home range size and habitat selection in the Florida pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus).  Copeia 2012:706-713.

Steen, D. A., M. Baragona, C. J. W. McClure, K. C. Jones, and L. L. Smith.  2012.  Demography of a small population of Loggerhead Musk Turtles (Sternotherus minor) in the panhandle of Florida.  Florida Field-Naturalist 40:47-55.  

Steen, D. A., C. Guyer, and L. L. Smith.  2012.  Relative abundance in snakes: a case study. Pages 287-294 in R. W. McDiarmid, M. S. Foster, C. Guyer, J. W. Gibbons, and N. Chernoff (eds.).  Reptile Biodiversity, Standard Methods for Inventory and Monitoring. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

Steen, D. A., C. J. W. McClure, J. C. Brock, D. C. Rudolph, J. B. Pierce, J. R. Lee, W. J. Humphries, B. B. Gregory, 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.

Hoss, S. K., G. W. Schuett, R. L. Earley, and LLSmith.  2011.  Reproduction in male Crotalus adamanteus Beauvois (Eastern Diamond-backed rattlesnake): relationship of plasma testosterone to testis and kidney dimensions and the mating season.  Southeastern Naturalist 10:95-108.

Kirkman, L. K., E. A. Whitehead, S. W. Golladay, L. L. Smith, and S. P. Opsahl.  2011. A research framework for identifying potential linkages between isolated wetlands and disease ecology.  Ecological Research 26:875-883.

SterrettSC., LLSmithSWGolladay, S. H. Schweitzer, and J. C. Maerz.  2011. The conservation implications of riparian land use on river turtles.  Animal Conservation 14:38-46.

Conner, L. M., J. C. Rutledge, and L. L. Smith.  2010.  Effects of mesopredators on nest survival of shrub-nesting songbirds.  Journal of Wildlife Management 74:73-80.

Hoss, S. K., C. Guyer, L. L. Smith, and G. W. Schuett.  2010.  Multiscale influences of landscape composition and configuration on the spatial ecology of Eastern diamond-backed rattlesnakes (Crotalus adamanteus).  Journal of Herpetology 44:110-123.

Linehan, J. M.L. L. Smith, and D. A. Steen.  2010.  Ecology of the Eastern Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula getula) in a longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) forest in southwestern Georgia.  Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5:94-101. 

OpsahlSP., SWGolladayLLSmith, and SEAllums.  2010.  Resource-consumer relationships and baseline stable isotopic signatures of food webs in isolated wetlands.  Wetlands 30:1213-1224.

Steen, D. A., J. M. Linehan, and L. L. Smith.  2010.  Multiscale habitat selection and refuge use of common kingsnakes, Lampropeltis getula, in southwestern Georgia.  Copeia 2010:227-231.

SteenDA., LLSmith, and M. A. Bailey.  2010.  Suggested modifications to terrestrial box traps for snakes.  Herpetological Review 41:320-321.

Steen, D. A., S. C. Sterrett, A. M. Heupel, and L. L. Smith.  2010.  Snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina, overland movements near the southeastern extent of its range.  Georgia Journal of Science 68:196-201.

SterrettSC., LLSmith, S. H. Schweitzer, and J. C. Maerz.  2010.  An assessment of two methods for sampling river turtle assemblages.  Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5:490-497.

StoberJM., and LLSmith.  2010.  Total counts versus line transects for estimating abundance of small gopher tortoise populations.  Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1595-1600.

Farmer, A. L.L. L. Smith, S. B. Castleberry, and J. W. Gibbons.  2009.  A comparison of techniques for sampling amphibians in isolated wetlands in Georgia, USA.  Applied Herpetology 6:327-341.

Smith, L. L., J. M. Linehan, J. M. Stober, M. J. Elliott, and J. B. Jensen.  2009.  An evaluation of distance sampling for large-scale gopher tortoise surveys in Georgia, USA.  Applied Herpetology 6:355-368.

Steen, D. A., and L. L. Smith.  2009.  Eastern kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula getula, home ranges exhibit limited overlap.  Southeastern Naturalist 8:553-558.

Subalusky, A. L., L. A. Fitzgerald, and L. L. Smith.  2009.  Ontogenetic niche shifts in American Alligators establish functional connectivity between aquatic systems.  Biological Conservation 142:1507-1514.

Subalusky, A. L., L. L. Smith, and L. A. Fitzgerald.  2009.  Detection of American alligators in isolated, seasonal wetlands.  Applied Herpetology 6:199-210.

Liner, A. E., L. L. Smith, S. W. Golladay, S. B. Castleberry, and J. W. Gibbons.  2008.  Amphibian distributions within three types of isolated wetlands in southwest Georgia.  American Midland Naturalist 160:69-81.

Muenz, T. K., S. W. GolladayL. L. Smith, and G. Vellidis.  2008.  Diet and abundance of southern two-lined salamander larvae (Eurycea cirrigera) in streams within an agricultural landscape, southwest Georgia.  Southeastern Naturalist 7:691-704.

Smith, L. L.  2008.  Tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum.  Pages 145-147 in J. Jensen, C. Camp, J. W. Gibbons, and M. Elliott (eds.).  Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia.  University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA. 

Smith, L. L.  2008.  Central Florida crowned snake, Tantilla relicta.  Pages 409-410 in J. Jensen, C. Camp, J. W. Gibbons, and M. Elliott (eds.).  Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia.  University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA. 

Liner, A. E.L. L. Smith, and S. B. Castleberry.  2007.  Effects of toe-clipping on survival and growth of Hyla squirella.  Herpetological Review 38:143-145.

Steen, D.A., L. L. Smith, L. M. Conner, J. C. Brock, and S. K. Hoss.  2007.  Habitat use of sympatric rattlesnake species within the Gulf Coastal Plain.  Journal of Wildlife Management 71:759-764.

Steen, D. A., S. C. Sterrett, S. A. Miller, and L. L. Smith.  2007.  Terrestrial movements and microhabitat selection of overwintering subadult Eastern Mud Turtles (Kinosternon subrubrum) in southwest Georgia.  Journal of Herpetology 41:532-535. 

Muenz, T. K., S. W. GolladayL. L. Smith, and G. Vellidis.  2006.  Stream buffer effectiveness in an agriculturally influenced area, southwestern Georgia:  responses of water quality, macroinvertebrates, and amphibians.  Journal of Environmental Quality 35:1924-1938. 

Smith, L. L., W. J. Barichivich, J. S. Staiger, K. G. Smith, and C. K. Dodd, Jr.  2006.  Detection probabilities and site occupancy estimates for amphibians at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.  American Midland Naturalist 155:149-161.

Smith, L. L.D. A. Steen, J. M. Stober, M. C. Freeman, S. W. Golladay, L. M. Conner, and J. C. Cochrane.  2006 The vertebrate fauna of Ichauway, Baker County, GA.  Southeastern Naturalist 5:599-620.

Smith, L. L., T. D. Tuberville, and R. A. Seigel.  2006.  Workshop on the ecology, status and management of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, 16-17 January 2003: final results and recommendations.  Chelonian Conservation and Biology 5:326-330.  https://doi.org/10.2744/1071-8443(2006)5[326:WOTESA]2.0.CO;2

Steen, D. A., A. J. Aresco, S. G. Beilke, B. W. Compton, E. P. Condon, C. K. Dodd, Jr., H. Forrester, J. W. Gibbons, J. L. Greene, G. Johnson, T. A. Langen, M. J. Oldham, N. D. Oxier, R. A. Saumure, F. W. Schueler, J. Sleeman, L. L. Smith, J. K. Tucker, and J. P.  Gibbs.  2006.  Relative vulnerability of female turtles to road mortality.  Animal Conservation 9:269-273.

Steen, D. A., and L. L. Smith.  2006.  Road surveys for turtles: consideration of possible sampling biases.   Herpetological Conservation and Biology 1:9-15.

Smith, L. L., K. G. Smith, W. J. Barichivich, C. K. Dodd, Jr., and K. Sorensen.  2005.  Roads and Florida’s herpetofauna: a review and mitigation case study.  Pages 32-40 in W. E. Meshaka, Jr., and K. J. Babbitt (eds.).  Status and Conservation of Florida Amphibians and Reptiles. Kreiger Publishing Company, Malabar, FL.

Dodd, C. K., Jr., W. J. Barichivich, and L. L. Smith. 2004. Effectiveness of a barrier wall and culverts in reducing wildlife mortality on a heavily traveled highway in Florida. Biological Conservation 118:619-631.

Pedrono, M., L. L. Smith, J. Clobert,M. Massot, and F. Sarrazin.  2004.  Wild-captive metapopulation viability analysis. Biological Conservation 119:463-473. 

Borg, C. K., S. K. Hoss, and L. L. Smith. 2004. A method for preventing flying squirrel mortality in PVC pipe treefrog refugia. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:1313-1315.

Pedrono, M., and L. L. Smith. 2003. Land Tortoises. Pp. 951-956. In: S.M. Goodman and J. Benstead (eds.) The Natural History of Madagascar, Chicago University Press. Chicago.

Smith, L. L., and C. K. Dodd, Jr. 2003. Wildlife mortality on U.S. Highway 441 across Paynes Prairie, Alachua County, Florida. Florida Scientist 66:61-73.

Dodd, C. K., Jr. and L. L. Smith. 2003. Habitat destruction and alteration: historical trends and future prospects for amphibians. Pp. 94-112. In Semlitsch, R. (ed.), Amphibian Conservation, Smithsonian Books, Washington, D.C.

Research Notes

Jensen, J. J., L. L. SmithJ. M. Howze, and R. Sulkers. 2019. Ambystoma tigrinum (Eastern tiger salamander) and A. talpoideum (Mole salamander. Tortoise Burrow Commensalism. Herpetological Review 50:334.

Murphy, C. M., J. M. Howze, D. D. Knapp, L. L. Smith, and S. K. Hoss.  2018.  Crotalus horridus (Timber Rattlesnake). Hibernation behavior.  Herpetological Review 49:127.

Smith, L. L.  2017.  Book Review: Alabama Wildlife, Vol. 5.  The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Herpetological Review 48:879-881.

Dziadzio, M. C. and L. L. Smith. 2015. GOPHERUS POLYPHEMUS (Gopher tortoise). Nest and burrow defense. Herpetological Review 46(1): 80-81.

King, R. L., E. M. Schlimm, and L. L. Smith. 2014. Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle). Winter drought refugia. Herpetological Review 45:482.

Baldvins, T. D., C. M. Oliver, J. M. Howze, and L. L. Smith. 2013. Crotalus horridus (Timber Rattlesnake). Reproduction. Herpetological Review 44:520.

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 movements of the red-bellied mudsnake (Farancia abacura) and rainbow snake (F. erytrogramma). Herpetological Review 44:208-213.

Schlimm, E. M., K. M. Stohlgren, J. M. Linehan, and L. L. Smith.  2011. Crotalus horridus (Timber Rattlesnake). Neonate Growth. Herpetological Review 42:98.

SteenDA., J. A. Stiles, S. H. Stiles, C. Guyer, J. B. Pierce, D. C. Rudolph, and LLSmith.  2011.  Regina rigida (Glossy Crayfish Snake). Terrestrial movement. Herpetological Review 42:102.

SteenDA., LLSmith, and M. A. Bailey. 2010. Suggested modifications to terrestrial box traps for snakes.  Herpetological Review 41:320-321.

SteenDA., G. G. Sorrell, N. J. Paris, K. J. Paris, D. D. Simpson, and LLSmith. 2010.  Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hog-nosed Snake). Predator/prey mass ratio.  Herpetological Review 41:365.

HeupelAM., K. E. McKean, JMLinehanDASteen, and LLSmith. 2009.  Ambystoma sp. Habitat use.  Herpetological Review 40:66.

Sterrett, S. C., L. L . Smith, M. B. Howze, A. M. Heupel, and C. L. Atkinson. 2008.  Pseudemys concinna (Eastern River Cooter). Movement. Herpetological Review 39:464. 

Tyson, A., D. A. Steen, and L. L. Smith. 2008. Nerodia taxispilota (Brown Watersnake). Diet. Herpetological Review 39:472.

Liner, A. E., L. L. Smith, and S. B. Castleberry. 2007. Effects of toe-clipping on survival and growth of Hyla squirella. Herpetological Review 38:143-145.

Sterrett, S. C., D. A. Steen, and L. L. Smith. 2006. Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum (Eastern Tiger Salamander). Burrow description.  Herpetological Review 37:435-436.

Steen, D. A., G. J. Miller, S. C. Sterrett, and L. L. Smith. 2005. Gopherus polyphemus gopher tortoise). Juvenile use of gopher tunnel. Herpetological Review 36:442.

Steen, D. A., S. N. Becker, and L. L. Smith. 2005. Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hog-nosed Snake). Reproduction. Herpetological Review 36:457.

Muenz, T. K., and L. L. Smith. 2005. County records for: Pseudotrition ruber (Red Salamander). Herpetological Review 36:73. 

Muenz, T. K., and L. L. Smith. 2005. County records for: Hyla chrysoscelis (Cope’s Gray Tree Frog). Herpetological Review 36:74. 

Muenz, T. K. and L. L. Smith. 2005. County records for: Hyla squirella (Squirrel Treefrog). Herpetological Review 36:75. 

Muenz, T. K., and L. L. Smith. 2005. County records for: Storeria occipitomaculata (Red-bellied Snake). Herpetological Review 36:84. 

Smith, L.L. 2003. Book Review: Life-Histories of the Frogs of the Okefinokee Swamp, North American Salientia (Anura) No.2. 2002. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York.xxi + 509 pp. Herpetological Review 34(2):181-182.

Muenz, T. K., S. W. Golladay, G. Vellidis, and L. L. Smith. 2003. Stream macroinvertebrates and amphibians as indicators of ecosystem stress: a case study from the coastal plain, Georgia. Pp. 354-357. In: Hatcher, K.J. (ed.), Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Outreach Publications and Reports to Natural Resource Agencies: (Past 15 years)

Smith, L. L., and J. M. Howze. 2016. Gopher Tortoise Line Transect Distance Sampling Workbook. Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center. 35pp.

Free, A. and L. L. Smith.  2012.  Gopher Tortoise Survey, Population Evaluation, and Habitat Sustainability.  Final Report to Georgia DNR, Forsyth, GA.

Smith, L. L., and J. M. Stober.  2010.  Gopher Tortoise Survey, Ft. Gordon Military Reservation. Final report to The Nature Conservancy. 

Smith, L. L., and J. M. Stober. H. E. Balbach, and W. D. Meyer.  2009.  Gopher Tortoise Survey Handbook.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  ERDC/CERL TR-09-7. 

Smith, L. L.J. M. Stober, and J. M. Linehan.  2008.  Gopher Tortoise Survey, Population Evaluation, and Habitat Suitability.  Final Report to Georgia DNR. 

Smith, L. L., and L. M. Conner.  2004.  The Impacts of Non-Native and Native Subsidized Predators on Gopher Tortoise Populations. Final Report to the Jack Berryman Institute.

Smith, L. L., and L. M. Conner.  2004.  Development of a GIS-based Model for Identifying Potential Flatwoods Salamander Habitat in the Coastal Plain of Georgia. Final Report to Georgia DNR.