Physiological Ecology of Reptiles Laboratory (PERL)


Goldman, S. L., J. G. Sanders, W. Yan, A. Denice, M. Cornwall, K. N. Ivey, E. N. Taylor, A. Gunderson, M. J. Sheehan, D. Mjungu, E. V. Lonsdorf, A. E. Pusey, B. H. Hahn, A. H. Moeller. 2021. Culture-enriched community profiling improves resolution of the vertebrate gut microbiota. Molecular Ecology. pdf

Claunch, N., C. Goodman, R. N. Reed, R. Guralnick, C. Romagosa, E. N. Taylor. 2021. Invaders from islands: thermal matching, potential, or flexibility? Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society pdf

Crowell, H.L., K.C. King, J.M. Whelan, M.V. Harmel, G. Garcia, S.G. Gonzales, P.H. Maier, H. Neldner, T. Nhu, J.T. Nolan, and E.N. Taylor. 2021. Thermal ecology and baseline energetic requirements of a large-bodied ectotherm suggest resilience to climate change. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7649. pdf

Claunch, N. M., M. L. Holding, J. A. Frazier, E. M. Huff, R. Schonour, B. Vernasco, I. T. Moore, D. R. Rokyta, E. N. Taylor. 2021. Experimental manipulation of corticosterone does not affect venom composition or functional activity in free-ranging rattlesnakes. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 94:286–301. pdf

Rock, K. N., I. N. Barnes, M. S. Deyski, K. A. Glynn, B. N. Milstead, M. E. Rottenborn, N. S. Andre, A. Dekhtyar, O. Dekhtyar, E. N. Taylor. 2021. Quantifying the gender gap in herpetology. Herpetologica 77:1–13. pdf

Claunch, N., E. Nix, A. Royal, L. Burgos, M. Corn, P. M. DuBois, K. Ivey, E. King, K. Rucker, T. Shea, J. Stepanek, S. Vansdadia, and E. N. Taylor. 2020. Body size impacts critical thermal maximum measurements in lizards. Journal of Experimental Zoology 335:96-107. pdf

Taylor, E. N., L. M. Diele‐Viegas, E. J. Gangloff, J. M. Hall, B. Halpern, M. D. Massey, D. Rödder, N. Rollinson, S. Spears, B. Sun, and R. S. Telemeco. 2020. The thermal ecology and physiology of reptiles and amphibians: A user's guide. Journal of Experimental Zoology 335:13-44. pdf

Moeller, A., K. Ivey, M. Cornwall, K. Herr, J. Rede, E. N. Taylor, and A. Gunderson. 2020. Lizard gut microbiome changes with temperature and is associated with heat tolerance. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 86(17):e01181-20. pdf

Gonzales, S. G., H. L. Crowell, M. V. Harmel, P. H. Maier, T. Nhu, J. T. Nolan, J. M. Whelan, E. N. Taylor. 2020. Rattlesnake spatial ecology varies among individuals and populations. Herpetological Review 51:680–685. pdf

Harmel, M.V., H.L. Crowell, J.M. Whelan, E. N. Taylor. 2020. Rattlesnake colouration affects detection by predators. The Journal of Zoology. pdf

Ivey, K. N., M. Cornwall, H. Crowell, N. Ghazian, E. Nix, M. Owen, M. Zuliani, C. J. Lortie, M. Westphal, and E. N. Taylor. 2020. Thermal ecology of the federally endangered Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia sila). Conservation Physiology 8:coaa014. pdf

Stepanek, J., N. M. Claunch, J. A. Frazier, I. T. Moore, C. Escallón, B. Vernasco, and E. N. Taylor. 2019. Corticosterone-induced color change in Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes (Crotalus helleri). Herpetologica. 75:143-152. pdf

Habroun S. S., A. A. Schaffner, E. N. Taylor, and C. R. Strand. 2018. Food consumption increases cell proliferation in the python brain. The Journal of Experimental Biology 221: jeb173377. pdf

Claunch, N. M., M. L. Holding, C. Escallόn, B. Vernasco, I. T. Moore, and E. N. Taylor. 2017. Good vibrations: Assessing the stability of snake venom composition after researcher-induced disturbance in the laboratory. Toxicon 133:127-135. pdf

Claunch, N. M., J. A. Frazier, C. Escallón, B. Vernasco, I. T. Moore, and E. N. Taylor. 2017. Physiological and behavioral effects of exogenous corticosterone in a free-ranging ectotherm. General and Comparative Endocrinology 248:87-96. pdf

Claunch, N. M, and E. N. Taylor. 2017. Gambelia wislizenii (Long-nosed leopard lizard). saurocaudophagy of Dipsosaurus dorsalis (Desert Iguana). Herpetological Review 48: 190-192. pdf

French, S., L. Neuman-Lee, P. Terletzky, N. Kiriazis, E. N. Taylor, and D. F. DeNardo. 2017. Too much of a good thing? Ecotourism has a “dose-dependent” impact on innate immunity and oxidative stress in marine iguanas, Amblyrhynchus cristatus. Biological Conservation 210A:37-47. pdf

DuBois, P. M., T. K. Shea, N. M. Claunch, and E. N. Taylor. 2017. Effects of oxygen on responses to heating in two lizard species sampled along an elevational gradient. Journal of Thermal Biology 68:170-176. pdf

Taylor, E. N., and W. Booth. 2016. Arizona rattlesnakes as model organisms for studies of reproductive physiology. In “Rattlesnakes of Arizona” (G.K. Schuett, R.S. Reiserer, C.F. Smith, eds.), Eco Publishing, pp. 121-157. pdf

Heiken, K. H., G. A. Brusch IV, S. Gartland, C. Escallón, I. T. Moore, E. N. Taylor. 2016. Effects of long distance translocation on corticosterone and testosterone levels in male rattlesnakes. General and Comparative Endocrinology 237:27-33. pdf

Capehart, G. D., C. Escallón, B. J. Vernasco, I. T. Moore, E. N. Taylor. 2016. No drought about it: Effects of supplemental hydration on the ecology, behavior, and physiology of free-ranging rattlesnakes. Journal of Arid Environments 134:79-86. pdf

Shea, T.  K., P. M. Dubois, N. M. Claunch, N. E. Murphey, K. A. Rucker, R. A. Brewster, E. N. Taylor. 2016. Oxygen concentration affects upper thermal tolerance in a terrestrial vertebrate. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 199:87-94. pdf

Brusch G. A. IV, E. N. Taylor, and S. M. Whitfield. 2016. Turn up the heat: thermal tolerances of lizards at La Selva, Costa Rica. Oecologia 180:325-334. pdf

Pollock, N. B., E. Gawne, and E. N. Taylor. 2015. Effects of temperature on feeding duration, success, and efficiency of larval western black-legged ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on western fence lizards. Experimental and Applied Acarology 66. DOI 10.1007/s10493-015-9950-z. pdf

Sparks, A., C. M. Lind, and E. N. Taylor. 2015. Diet of the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus o. oreganus) in California. Herpetological Review 46:161-165. pdf

Holding, M. L., D. A. S. Owen, and E. N. Taylor. 2014. Evaluating the thermal effects of translocation in a large-bodied pitviper. Journal of Experimental Zoology 321:442-449. pdf

Holding, M. L., J. A. Frazier, S. W. Dorr, S. N. Henningsen, I. T. Moore, and E. N. Taylor. 2014. Physiological and behavioral effects of repeated handling and short-distance translocations on free-ranging Northern Pacific Rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus oreganus). Journal of Herpetology 48:233-239. pdf

Holding, M. L., J. A. Frazier, S. W, Dorr, N. B. Pollock, P. J. Muelleman, A. Branske, S. N. Henningsen, C. Eikenaar, C. Escallón, C. E. Montgomery, I. T. Moore, and E. N. Taylor. 2014. Wet- and dry-season steroid hormone profiles and stress reactivity of an insular dwarf snake, the Hog Island Boa (Boa constrictor imperator). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87:363-373. pdf

Putman, B. J., C. M. Lind, and E. N. Taylor. 2013. Does size matter? Testing the effects of body size and sex on spatial ecology parameters of Northern Pacific Rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus oreganus) in Central California. Copeia 2013:485-492. pdf

Pittman, W., N. B. Pollock, and E. N. Taylor. 2013. Effect of host anemia on host choice and feeding rate of larval western black-legged ticks (Ixodes pacificus). Experimental and Applied Acarology 61:471-479. pdf

Pollock, N. B., L. K. Vredevoe, and E. N. Taylor. 2012. The effect of exogenous testosterone on ectoparasite loads in free-ranging Western Fence Lizards. Journal of Experimental Zoology 317:447–454. pdf

Pollock, N. B., L. K. Vredevoe, and E. N. Taylor. 2012. How do host sex and reproductive state affect host preference and feeding duration of ticks? Parasitology Research 111:897–907. pdf

Holding, M. L., J. A. Frazier, E. N. Taylor, and C. Strand. 2012. Experimentally-altered navigational demands induce changes in the cortical forebrain of free-ranging Northern Pacific Rattlesnakes (Crotalus o. oreganus). Brain, Behavior, and Evolution 79:144–154. pdf

Lumbad, A. S., L. K. Vredevoe, and E. N. Taylor. 2011. Season and sex of host affect intensities of ectoparasites in Western fence lizards (Sceloporus occidentalis) on the Central Coast of California. Southwestern Naturalist 56:369–377. pdf

DeNardo, D. F. and E. N. Taylor. 2011. Hormones and reproduction in free-ranging snakes. In “Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Snakes” (D. M. Sever and R. D. Aldridge, eds.). Science Publishers, Inc. Pp. 265–287. pdf

Taylor, E. N. and D. F. DeNardo. 2010. Hormones and reproductive cycles in snakes. In "Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates,” Vol. 3 (D. O. Norris and K. H. Lopez, eds.). San Diego, Elsevier. Pp. 355–372. pdf

Amarello, M., E. M. Nowak, E. N. Taylor, G. W. Schuett, R. A. Repp, P. C. Rosen, D. L. Hardy, Sr. 2010. Potential environmental influences on variation in body size and sexual size dimorphism among Arizona populations of the western diamond-backed rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox). Journal of Arid Environments 74:1443–1449. pdf

Lind, C. M., J. F. Husak, C. Eikenaar, I. Moore, and E. N. Taylor. 2010. The relationship between plasma steroid hormone concentrations and the reproductive cycle in the Northern Pacific rattlesnake, Crotalus oreganus. General and Comparative Endocrinology 166:590–599. pdf

Taylor, E. N. and D. F. DeNardo. 2008. Proximate determinants of sexual size dimorphism in the Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox). In: W. K. Hayes, K. R. Beaman, M. D. Cardwell, and S. P. Bush (eds.) Biology of Rattlesnakes. Loma Linda Press, Loma Linda, California. Pp. 91–100. pdf

Davis, J., E. N. Taylor, and D. F. DeNardo. 2008. An automated temperature-based option for estimating surface activity and refuge use patterns in free-ranging animals. Journal of Arid Environments 72:1414–1422. pdf

John-Alder, H. B., R. M. Cox, and E. N. Taylor. 2007. Proximate developmental mediators of     sexual dimorphism in size: case studies from squamate reptiles. Integrative and Comparative Biology 47:258–271. pdf

Schuett, G. W., R. A. Repp, E. N. Taylor, D. F. DeNardo, R. L.  Earley, E. A. Van Kirk, and W. J. Murdoch. 2006. Winter profile of plasma sex steroid levels in free-living male western diamond-backed rattlesnakes, Crotalus atrox (Serpentes: Viperidae). General and Comparative Endocrinology 149:72–80. pdf

Taylor, E. N., M. A. Malawy, D. M. Browning, S. V. Lemar, and D. F. DeNardo. 2005. Effects of food supplementation on the physiological ecology of female western diamond-backed rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox). Oecologia 144:206–213. pdf

Taylor, E. N. and D. F. DeNardo. 2005. Sexual size dimorphism and growth plasticity in snakes: an experiment on the Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox). Journal of Experimental Zoology 303A:598–607. pdf

Taylor, E. N. and D. F. DeNardo. 2005. Reproductive ecology of Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox) in the Sonoran Desert. Copeia 2005:152–158. pdf

Schuett, G. W., E. N. Taylor, E. A. Van Kirk, and W. J. Murdoch. 2004. Handling stress and plasma corticosterone levels in captive male Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox). Herpetological Review 35:229–233. pdf

Taylor, E. N., D. F. DeNardo, and D. H. Jennings. 2004. Seasonal steroid hormone levels and their relation to reproduction in the Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox (Serpentes: Viperidae). General and Comparative Endocrinology 136:328–337. pdf

Taylor, E. N., D. F. DeNardo, and M. A. Malawy. 2004. A comparison between point- and semi-continuous sampling for assessing body temperature in a free-ranging ectotherm. Journal of Thermal Biology 29:91–96. pdf

Taylor, E. N. and G. W. Schuett. 2004. Effects of temperature and storage duration on the stability of steroid hormones in blood samples from Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnakes. Herpetological Review 35:14–17. pdf

Lourdais, O., X. Bonnet, R. Shine and E. N. Taylor. 2003. When does a reproducing female viper (Vipera aspis) "decide" on her litter size? Journal of Zoology London 259:123–129. pdf

Taylor, E. N. 2001. Diet of the Baja California rattlesnake, Crotalus enyo (Viperidae). Copeia 2001:552–554. pdf

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