Physiological Ecology of Reptiles Laboratory (PERL)

Publications

Taylor, E. N., and W. Booth. In press. Arizona rattlesnakes as model organisms for studies of reproductive physiology. In “Rattlesnakes of Arizona” (G.K. Schuett, R.S. Reiserer, C.F. Smith, eds.).


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.


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.


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.


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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