"Until it is published, it was just a hobby." - Dr. Maerz



Burrow, AK and JC Maerz. 2022. How plants affect amphibian populations. Biological Reviews: in press.


Crawford, BA, JC Maerz, VCK Terrell, and CT Moore. 2022. Population viability analysis for a pond-breeding amphibian under future drought scenarios in the southeastern United States. Global Ecology and Conservation 36:e02119.

Crawford, BA, AL Farmer, KM Enge, AH Greene, L Diaz, JC Maerz, and CT Moore. Breeding dynamics of gopher frog metapopulations over 10 years. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management: in press.

Gardner, RR, JC Maerz, TM Terhune, IB Parnell, JA Martin*. 2022. Effects of Food Distribution on Resource Selection of Northern Bobwhite. 9th Quail Symposium: in press.

Howard, JS and JC Maerz. 2022. A model for estimating final clutch size from follicle counts in Plethodontid salamanders.  Journal of Herpetology: in press.

Marshall, CD, JC Maerz, AL Larsen-Gray, MJ Chamberlain, and JA Martin. 2022. Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) resource selection within a private, working forest landscape. Forest Ecology and Management 510:120112.

Reinke, BA, H Cayuela, F Janzen, J-F Lemaitre, J-M Gaillard, AM Lawing, JB Iverson, DG Christiansen, I Martínez-Solano, G Sánchez-Montes, J Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, FL Rose, N Nelson, S Keall, AJ Crivelli, T Nazirides, A Grimm-Seyfarth, K Henle, E Mori, G Guiller, R Homan, A Olivier, E Muths, BR Hossack, X Bonnet, D Pilliod, M Lettink, T Whitaker, BR Schmidt, MG Gardner, M Cheylan, F Poitevin, A Golubović, L Tomović, D Arsovski, RA Griffiths, JW Arntzen, J-P Baron, J-F Le Galliard, T Tully, L Luiselli, M Capula, L Rugiero, R McCaffery, L Eby, V Briggs-Gonzalez, F Mazzotti, D Pearson, BA Lambert, DM Green, N Jreidini, C Angelini, G Pyke, J-M Thirion, P Joly, J-P Léna, T Tucker, C Limpus, P Priol, A Besnard, P Bernard, K Stanford, R King, J Garwood, J Bosch, F Souza, J Bertoluci, S Famelli, K Grossenbacher, O Lenzi, K Matthews, S Boitaud, DH Olson, T Jessop, G Gillespie, J Clobert, M Richard, A Valenzuela-Sánchez, GM Fellers, PM Kleeman, BJ Halstead, EHC Grant, PG Byrne, T Frétey, B Le Garff, P Levionnois, JC Maerz, J Pichenot, K Olgun, N Üzüm, A Avcı, C Miaud, J Elmberg, GP Brown, R Shine, NF Bendik, L O’Donnell, CL Davis, MJ Lannoo, RM Stiles, RM Cox, AM Reedy, DA Warner, E Bonnaire, K Grayson, R Ramos-Targarona, E Baskale, D Muñoz, J Measey, FA de Villiers, W Selman, V Ronget, A Bronikowski, and DAW Miller. 2022. Diverse aging rates in ectotherms provide insights for the evolution of aging and longevity. Science 376:1459-1466.

Cayuela. H., J-François Lemaître, J-Paul Léna, V. Ronget, I. Martínez-Solano, E. Muths, D.S. Pilliod, B.R. Schmidt, G. Sánchez-Montes, J. Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, G. Pyke, K. Grossenbacher, O. Lenzi, J. Bosch, K.H. Beard, L.L. Woolbright, B.A. Lambert, D.M. Green, J.M. Garwood, R.N. Fisher, K. Matthews, D. Dudgeon, A. Lau, J. Speybroeck, R. Homan, R. Jehle, E. Başkale, E. Mori, J.W. Arntzen, P. Joly, R. M. Stiles, M.J. Lannoo,  J.C. Maerz, WH. Lowe, A. Valenzuela-Sánchez, D.M. Christiansen, C. Angelini, J-M Thirion, J. Merilä, G.R. Colli, M.M. Vasconcellos, T.C.V. Boas, Í. da C. Arantes, P. Levionnois, B.A. Reinke, C. Vieira, G.A.B. Marais, J-M Gaillard, & D.A.W. Miller. 2022. Sex differences in aging are associated with sex chromosome system in amphibians. Evolution 76:346-356.



Howard, JS and JC Maerz. 2021. Review and synthesis of estimated vital rates for terrestrial salamanders in the family Plethodontidae.  Ichthyology and Herpetology 109(4):929-939.

Burrow, AK, and JC Maerz. 2021. Experimental confirmation of effects of leaf litter type and light on tadpole performance for two priority amphibians. Ecosphere 12:e03729.

Burrow, AK, BA Crawford, and JC Maerz. 2021. Ground cover and ant predation influence survival of metamorphic amphibians in a Southeastern pine savanna undergoing restoration. Restoration Ecology 29:e13410.

Ashely, E.A., A.K. Davis, V.K. Terrell, C. Lake, C. Carden, L. Head, R. Choe, and J.C. Maerz. 2021. Effects of salinity on hatchling Malaclemys terrapin centrata growth, stress, and behavior. Herpetologica 77(1):45-55.

Paulukonis, EA, BA Crawford, JC Maerz, SJ Wenger, and NP Nibbelink. 2021. Prioritization of vulnerable species under scenarios of anthropogenic-driven change in Georgia’s coastal plain. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 12: e1944-687X. https://doi.org/10.3996/JFWM-20-089.

Fahey, T, P Bohlen, T Feldpausch, M Fisk, M Goebel, P Groffman, J Maerz, and J Yavitt. 2021. Tracing carbon flow through a sugar maple forest ecosystem and its soil components: role of invasive earthworms. Plant and Soil 464:517-537.


Gade, M., G. Connette, J. Crawford, D. Hocking, J. Maerz, J. Milanovich, and W. Peterman* 2020. Predicted alteration of terrestrial salamander surface activity as a consequence of climate change. Ecology 101: e03154.


Stiles, R. M., V. C. K. Terrell, J.C. Maerz, and M.J. Lannoo. 2020. Density-dependent fitness attributes and carry-over effects in Crawfish frogs (Rana areolate), a species of conservation concern. Copeia 108(3):443-452.

Crawford, B.A., M.J. Olds, J.C. Maerz, and C.T. Moore. 2020. Estimating population persistence for at-risk species using citizen science data. Biological Conservation: accepted.

Crawford, B.A., J.C. Maerz, and C.T. Moore. 2020. Expert-informed habitat suitability analysis for at-risk species assessment and conservation planning. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management: accepted.

Demi, L.M., J.P. Benstead*, A.D. Rosemond, J.C. Maerz, and V. Gulis. 2020. Experimental N and P additions relieve stoichiometric constraints on organic matter flows through five stream food webs.  Journal of Animal Ecology: accepted.


Frelich, L., B. Blossey, E. Cameron, A. Davalos, N. Eisenhauer, T. Fahey, O. Ferlian, P. Groffman, E. Larson, S. Loss, J. Maerz, V. Nuzzo, K. Yoo, and P. Reich. 2019. Side-swiped: Ecological cascades emanating from earthworm invasions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17:502-510.

Demi, L.M., J.P. Benstead*, A.D. Rosemond*, and J.C. Maerz*. 2019. Experimental N and P additions alter stream macroinvertebrate community composition via taxon-level responses to shifts in detrital resource stoichiometry. Functional Ecology 33(5):855-867.

Maerz, J. C., S. B. Wilde, V. K. Terrell, B. Haram†, R. C. Trimmer, C. Nunez, E. Cork, A. Pessier, S. Lannoo, M. J. Lannoo, and S. L. Diamond. Seasonal and plant specific vulnerability of amphibians to the invasion of a novel cyanobacteria. Biological Invasions:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-018-1861-6.

McEntire, K. D. and J. C. Maerz. 2019. Integrating ecophysiological and agent-based models to simulate how behavior moderates salamander sensitivity to climate. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution7(Article 22):1-10.

Maerz, J. C., R. A. Seigel, and B. A. Crawford.  2018. Terrapin Conservation: Mitigating Habitat Loss, Road Mortality, and Subsidized Predators.  Chapter 14 in, The Ecology and Management of Diamondback Terrapins.  W. M. Roosenburg and V. S. Kennedy (eds.).  Johns Hopkins Press.

Chambers, R. M. and J. C. Maerz.  2018. Terrapin Conservation: Fisheries Bycatch.  Chapter 13 in, The Ecology and Management of Diamondback Terrapins.  W. M. Roosenburg and V. S. Kennedy (eds.).  Johns Hopkins Press.

Durso, A. M. and J. C. Maerz. 2019. Chapter 13: Natural Behaviors. In Mader’s Reptile and Amphibian Medicine and Surgery, 3rdEdition. Divers, S. and S. Stahl (Eds.).  Elsevier.



Camp, C. D., T. L. Brock, T. W. Pierson, J. R. Milanovich, and J. C. Maerz. 2018. Life history and habitat of the rare Patch-nosed salamander (Urspelerpes brucei). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 13: 609-616.

Satterfield, D. A., J. C. Maerz, M. Hunter, T. Flockhart, K. Hobson, R. Norris, H. Streit, J. de Roode, and S. Altizer.  Migratory monarchs that encounter resident monarchs show life-history changes and higher rates of parasite infection.  Ecology Letters 16:1670-1680.


Crawford, B. C., C. T. Moore, T. M. Norton, and J. C. Maerz.  2018. Integrated analysis for population estimation, management impact evaluation, and decision-making for a declining species.  Biological Conservation 222:33-43.

Cecala, K.K., J.C. Maerz, B.J. Halstead, J. Chamblee, J.R. Frisch, T.L. Gragson, J.A. Hepinstall-Cymerman, D.S. Leigh, C.R. Jackson, J.T. Peterson, and C.M. Pringle. 2018. Multiple drivers, scales, and interactions influence southern Appalachian stream salamander occupancy. Ecosphere 9(3):e02150.

Durso, A. M. and J. C. Maerz.  2018. Behavior and Morphogenetic Adaptations.  In Mader’s Reptile Medicien and Surgery, 3rd Edition. Divers, S. and S. Stahl (Eds.).  Elsevier.

Demi, L. M, J. P. Benstead, A. D. Rosemond, and J. C. Maerz.  2018. Litter P content drives consumer production in detritus-basd streams spanning an experimental N:P gradient.  Ecology 99:347-359.


Crawford, B. A., C. T. Moore, T. M. Norton, and J. C. Maerz. 2017. Mitigating road mortality of Diamond-backed terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) with hybrid barriers at crossing hot spots.  Herpetological Conservation Biology 12:202-211.


Bumpers, P. M., Rosemond, A. D., J. C. Maerz, and J. P. Benstead.  2017. Experimental nutrient enrichment of forest streams increases energy flow to predators along greener food-web pathways. Freshwater Biology 62:1794-1805.


Fouts, K., C., T. Moore, K. D. Johnson, and J. C. Maerz. 2017.  Fire restoration effects on forest climate and lizard activity and abundance in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Forest Ecology and Management 8:181-192.

Vanni, M. J., P. B. McIntyre, D. L. Arnott, J. P. Benstead, D. J. Berg, Å. B., S. Brosse, P. A. Bukaveckas, A. Caliman, K. A. Capps, L. S. Carneiro, N. E. Chadwick, A. D. Christian, A. Clarke, J. D. Conroy, W. F. Cross, D. A. Culver, C. M. Dalton, J. A. Devine, L. M. Domine, M. A. Evans-White, B. Faafeng, A. S. Flecker, K. B. Gido, C. Godinot, R. Guariento, S. Haertel-Borer, R. O. Hall, R. Henry, B. R. Herwig, B. J. Hicks, K. A. Higgins, J. M. Hood, M. E. Hopton, T. Ikeda, W. F. James., H. M. Jansen, C. R. Johnson, B. J. Koch, G. A. Lamberti, S. Lessard-Pilon, J. C. Maerz, M. E. Mather, R. A. McManamay, J. R. Milanovich, D. K.J. Morgan, J. M. Moslemi, R. Naddafi, J. P. Nilssen, M. Pagano, A. Pilati, D. M. Post, M. Roopin, A. T. Rugenski, M. H. Schaus, J. Shostell, G. E. Small, C. T. Solomon, S. C. Sterrett, Ø. Strand, M. Tarvainen, J. M. Taylor, L. E. Torres-Gerald, C. B. Turner, J. Urabe, S.-I. Uye, A.-M. Ventelä, S. Villéger, M. R. Whiles, F. M. Wilhelm, H. F. Wilson, M. A. Xenopoulos, K. D. Zimmer. 2017.  A global database of nitrogen and phosphorus excretion rates of aquatic animals.  Ecology 98:1475.

McKee, A. M., J. C. Maerz. L. L. Smith, and T. C. Glenn.  2017. Habitat predictors of genetic diversity for two wetland-breeding amphibians with differeing vagilities. Ecology and Evolution 2017:1-13.

Craven, D., T. Madhav, E. Cameron, L. Frelich, R. Beausejour, R. Blair, B. Blossey, J. Burtis, A. Choi, T. Fahey, N. Fisichelli, K. Gibson, T. Handa, K. Hopfensperger, S. Loss, N. Nuzzo, J. Maerz, T. Sackett, B. Scharenbroch, S. Smith, M. Vellend, L. Umek, and N. Eisenhauer. 2017. The unseen invaders: introduced earthworms as drivers of change in plant communities in North American forests (a meta-analysis).  Global Change Biology 23: 1065-1074.


Satterfield, D. A., F. X. Villablanca, J. C. Maerz, and S. Altizer. 2016. Migratory monarchs wintering in California experience low infection risk compared to monarchs breeding year-round on non-native milkweed. Integrative and Comparative Biology 56:343-352.


Eberhard, M., M. Yabsley, H. Zirimwabagabo, H. Bishop, C. Cleveland, J. C. Maerz, R. Bringolf, and E. Ruiz-Tiben. 2016. The possible role of fish and frogs as paratenic hosts of Dracunculus medinensis.  Emerging Infectious Diseases 22:1428-1430.

Cohen, B. S., M. L. Mackezie, J. C. Maerz, C. B. Farrell†, and S. B. Castleberry. 2016. Color perception influences microhabitat selection of refugia and affects monitoring efforts for a crytpic anuran species.  Physiology and Behavior 164 (Pt A):54-57.


Manning, D. W. P., A. D. Rosemond, J. S. Kominoski, V. Gulis, J. P. Benstead, and J. C. Maerz. 2016. Convergence of detrital stoichiometry predicts thresholds of nutrient-stimulated breakdown in streams. Ecological Applications 26:1745-1757.


Frisch, J. R., J. T. Peterson, K. K. Cecala, J. C. Maerz, C. R. Jackson, T. L. Gragson, and C. M. Pringle. 2016. Patch ocucpancy of stream fauna across a land cover gradient in the southern Appalachians, USA. Hydrobiologia 773:163-175.


Murphy, C. M., Tuberville, T. D., J. C. Maerz, and K. M. Andrews. 2016. Evaporative water loss rates of four species of aquatic turtles from the Coastal Plain of the southeastern United States. Journal of Herpetology 50:457-463.


Pierson, T. W., A. M. McKee, S. F. Spear, J. C. Maerz, C. Camp, and T. C. Glenn.  2016.  Deteciton of an enigmatic plethodontid salamander using environmental DNA. Copeia 2016:78-82.


Cecala, K. K. and J. C. Maerz.  2016.  Context-dependent responses to light contribute to salamander responses to landscape disturbances.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 94: 7-13.


Bumpers, P. M., J. C. Maerz, A. D. Rosemond, and J. P. Benstead.  2015. Growth of vertebrate predators responds to phosphorus enrichment more than nitrogen enrichment in detritus-based headwater streams. Ecology 96:2994-3004.


Maerz, J. C., Barrett, K., Cecala, K. K., and DeVore, J. L.  2015.  Detecting enigmatic declines of a once common salamander in the Coastal Plain of Georgia.  Southeastern Naturalist 14:771-784.


Trice, A., A. D. Rosemond, and J. C. Maerz. 2015.  Diet composition of two larval headwater stream salamanders and spatial distribution of prey. Freshwater Biology 60:2424-2434.


Groffman, P. M., T. J. Fahey, M. C. Fisk, J. B. Yavitt, R. E. Sherman, P. Bohlen, and J. C. Maerz.  2015.  Earthworms increase soil microbial biomass carrying capacity and nitrogen retention in northern hardwood forests.  Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry 87:51-58.


Manning, D. W. P., A. D. Rosemond, J. S. Kominoski, V. Gulis, J. P. Benstead, and J. C. Maerz.  2015.  Detrital stoichiometry as a critical nexus for the effects of streamwater nutrients on leaf litter breakdown rates. Ecology 96:2214-2224.


McKee, A. M., G. T. Green, and J. C. Maerz. 2015. Neutral processes that regulate patterns of species and genetic diversity. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology: http://www.esa.org/tiee/vol/v10/experiments/mckee/abstract.html.


Satterfield, D., J. C. Maerz, and S. Altizer.  2015.  Loss of migratory behaviour increases infection risk for a butterfly host.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 282: 20141734.


Milanovich, J. R., J. C. Maerz, and A. D. Rosemond.  2015.  Stoichiometry and estimates of nutrient storage of larval salamanders within Appalachian headwater streams.  Freshwater Biology 60:1340-1353.


Sterrett, S. C., J. C. Maerz, and R. A. Katz.  2015. On the importance of turtles in freshwater nutrient storage and cycling.  Freshwater Biology 60:443-455.


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


Lee, E. and J. C. Maerz.  2015. Writing stories in the sciences.  Journal of College Science Teaching 44:36-45.


Crawford, B. A., N. C. Poudyal, and J. C. Maerz.  When drivers and terrapins collide: assessing stakeholder attitudes toward wildlife management on the Jekyll Island Causeway.  Human Dimensions of Wildlife 20:1-14.


Kominoski, J. S., A. D. Rosemond, J. P. Benstead, V. Gulis, J. C. Maerz, and D. W. P. Manning.  2015.  Low-to-moderate nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations accellerate microbially dirven litter breakdown rates.  Ecological Applications 25:865-865.


Grosse, A. M., B. A. Crawford, J. C. Maerz, K. A. Buhlmann, T. Norton, M. Kaylor, and T. D. Tuberville.  2015. Effects of vegetation structure and artificial nesting habitats on hatchling sex determination and nest survival of diamondback terrapins.  Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 6:19-28.


Wyderko, J., E. F. Benfield, J. C. Maerz, K. Cecala, and L. K. Belden.  2015. Variable infection of stream salamanders in the southern Appalachians by the trematode Metagonimoides oregonensis (Family: Heterophyidae).  Parisitology Research 114:3159-3165.


DeVore, J. L. and J. C. Maerz.  2014.  Grass invasion increases top-down pressure on an amphibian via structurally mediated effects on an intraguild predator.  Ecology 97:1724-1730.


Barrett, K., N.P. Nibbelink, and J.C. Maerz. 2014.  Amphibian vulnerability to climate change: identifying priority species and conservation opportunities in a biodiversity hotspot.  Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 5(2):282-296.


Cecala, K. K., W. H. Lowe, and J. C. Maerz. 2014. Riparian disturbance restricts in-stream movement of salamanders.  Freshwater Biology 59:2354-2364.


McEntire, K. D, T. W. Pierson, and J. C. Maerz.  2014. Eurycea cirrigera (Southern two-lined salamander) Paedogenesis.  Herpetological Review 45:473.


Gilbert, K. J., T. J. Fahey, J. C. Maerz, P. Bohlen, J. J. Dombroskie†, P. M. Groffman, R. E. Sherman, J. B. Yavitt.  2014.  Exploring carbon flow through the root channel in a temperate forest soil food web.  Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry 76:45-52.


Mercurio, A. D., Hernandez, S. M., J. C. Maerz, M. J. Yabsley, A. E. Ellis, A. L. Coleman, L. M. Shelnutt, J. R. Fischer, and S. B. Wilde.  2014.  Experimental feeding of Hydrilla verticillata colonized by stigonematales cyanobacteria induces vacuolar myelinopathy in Painted turtles (Chrysemys picta). PLoS One 9(4): e93295.


Crawford, B. A., J. C. Maerz, N. P. Nibbelink, K. A. Buhlmann, and T. M. Norton.  2014.  Estimating the impacts of multiple threats and management strategies for diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin).  Journal of Applied Ecology51:359-366.


Crawford, B. A., J. C. Maerz, N. P. Nibbelink, K. A. Buhlmann, T. M. Norton, and S. E. Albeke.  2014.  Hot spots and hot moments of diamondback terrapin road-crossing activity.  Journal of Applied Ecology 51:367-375.


Fahey, T. J., J. B. Yavitt, R. E. Sherman, J. C. Maerz, P. M. Groffman, M. C. Fisk, and P. J. Bohlen.  2013. Earthworm effects on the incorporation of litter C and N into soil organic matter in a sugar maple forest.  Ecological Applications 23:1185-1201.


Fahey, T. J., J. B. Yavitt, R. E. Sherman, J. C. Maerz, P. M. Groffman, M. C. Fisk, and P. J. Bohlen.  2013.  Earthworms, litter and soil carbon in a northern hardwood forest.  Biogeochemistry 114:269-280.


Milanovich, J. R. and J. C. Maerz.  2013.  Realistic fasting does not affect stable isotope levels of a metabolically efficient vertebrate.  Journal of Herpetology: 47(4):544-548.


Cohen, J. S., J. C. Maerz, and B. Blossey. 2012.  Traits, not origin, explain impacts of plants on larval amphibians.  Ecological Applications 22:218-222doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/11-0078.1.


Milanovich, J. R. and J. C. Maerz.  2012.  Assessing the Use of Non-lethal Tail Clips for Measuring Stable Isotopes of Plethodontid Salamanders.  Herpetological Conservation Biology 7(1):67−74.


Bradford, M. A., M. J. Strickland, J. L. DeVore†, and J. C. Maerz.  2012.  Root carbon flow from an invasive plant to belowground foodwebs.  Plant and Soil359: 233-244.


Webster, J.R., E.F. Benfield, K. Cecala, J.F. Chamblee, C. Dehering, T. Gragson, J. Hepinstall, C.R. Jackson, J. Knoepp, D. Leigh, J. Maerz, C. Pringle, and H.M. Valett.  2012.  Water quality and exurbanization in southern Appalachian streams.  Pages 91-106 in P.J. Boon and P.J. Raven (editors).  River Conservation and Management.  Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK.


Grosse, A. M., J. C. Maerz, J. A. Hepinstall-Cymerman, and M. E. Dorcas.  2011.  Effects of Roads and Crabbing Pressures on Diamondback Terrapin Populations in Coastal Georgia.  Journal of Wildlife Management 75:762-770.


Fahey, T. J., J. B. Yavitt, R. E. Sherman, P. M. Groffman, M. C. Fisk, and J. C. Maerz.   2011.   Transport of Carbon and Nitrogen Between Litter and Soil Organic Matter in a Northern Hardwood Forest.   Ecosystems   14(2):326-340. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-011-9414-1.


Strickland, M.S., J. L. Devore, J. C. Maerz, and M.A. Bradford. 2011.  Loss of faster-cycling soil carbon pools following grass invasion across multiple forest sites. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43: 452-454.


Sterrett, S. C., L. L. Smith. S. W. Golladay, S. H. Schweitzer, and J. C. Maerz. 2011.  The conservation implications of riparian land use on river turtles. Animal Conservation: 14 (1): 38-46.


Burke, J. L., J. C. Maerz, J. R. Milanovich, M. C. Fisk, K. J. K. Gandhi. 2011.  Invasion by exotic earthworms alters biodiversity and communities of litter- and soil-dwelling microarthropods.  Diversity 3:155-175.


Davis, A. K. and J. C. Maerz.  2011.  Assessing stress levels of captive-reared amphibians with hematological data: implications for conservation initiatives.  Journal of Herpetology 45:40-44.


Davis, A. K., L. Ruyle, and J. C. Maerz.  2011.  Effects of trapping method on leukocyte profiles of black-chested spiny-tailed iguanas (Ctenosaura melanosterna): implications for zoologists in the field.  Zoology 2011: Article ID 384825 doi:10.5402/2011/384825.


Milanovich, J. R., W. E. Peterman, W. E., N. P. Nibbelink, and J. C. Maerz. 2010.  Projected loss of a salamander diversity hotspot as a consequence of projected global climate change. PLoS ONE 5(8): e12189. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012189


Sterrett, S. C., L. L. Smith. 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.


Byers, J. E., I. Altman, A. M. Grosse, T. C. Huspeni, and J. C. Maerz. 2010.  Larval trematode that parasitizes snails predicts of abundance of elusive vertebrate host. Conservation Biology 25:85-93.

Grosse, A. M., S. C. Sterrett, and J. C. Maerz.  2010.  Effects of turbidity on the foraging success of the eastern painted turtle.  Copeia 2010:463-467.


Davis, A. K. and J. C. Maerz.  2010. Effects of exogenous corticosterone on circulating leukocytes of a salamander (Ambystoma talpoideum) with unusually abundant eosinophils.  International Journal of Zoology: DOI: 10.1155/2010/735937


Maerz, J. C., J. S. Cohen and B. Blossey. 2010.  Does detritus quality predict the effect of native and non-native plants on the performance of larval amphibians? Freshwater Biology 55:1694-1704.


Ruiz, A. M., J. C. Maerz, A. K. Davis, M. K. Keel, A. R. Ferreira, M. J. Conroy, L. Morris, and A. T. Fisk.  2010.  Patterns of development and abnormalities among tadpoles in a constructed wetland receiving treated wastewater.  Environmental Science & Technology 44:4862-4868.


Keel, M. K., A. M. Ruiz, A. T. Fisk, W. Rumbeiha, A. K. Davis, and J. C. Maerz. 2010.  Soft-Tissue Mineralization of bullfrog Larvae (Rana catesbeiana) at a Wastewater Treatment Facility.  Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation22(4):655-689.


Graham, S., D. Steen, A. Durso, K. Nelson and J. C. Maerz. 2010. An overlooked hotspot? Revealing a region of exceptionally high amphibian and reptile richness.  Southeastern Naturalist 9:19-34.


Thigpen, T. F., W. J. Humphries, and J. C. Maerz. 2010.  Effectiveness of using artificial shelters to sample arboreal green salamander populations in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia and North Carolina.  Herpetological Review 41:159-162.


Bradford, M. A., J. L. DeVore, J. C. Maerz, J. V. McHugh, C. L. Smith, M. S. Strickland.  2010.  Native, insect herbivore communities derive a significant proportion of their carbon from a widespread invader of forest understories.  Biological Invasions 12:721-724.


Strickland, M. S., J. S. DeVore, J. C. Maerz, and M. A. Bradford. 2010.  Grass invasion of a hardwood forest is associated with declines in belowground carbon pools.  Global Change Biology 16:1338-1350.


Davis, A.K., M.K. Keel, A. Ferreira and J.C. Maerz. 2010.  Effects of chytridiomycosis on circulating white blood cell distributions of bullfrog larvae (Rana catesbeiana). Comparative Clinical Pathology 19:49-55.


Camp, C. D., W. E. Peterman, J. R. Milanovich, T. Lamb, J. C. Maerz and D. B. Wake.  2009.  A new genus of lungless salamander (family Plethodontidae) from the Appalachian highlands of the southeastern United States.  Journal of Zoology279:86-94.


Davis, A. K. and J. C. Maerz. 2009.  Effects of larval density on hematological stress indices in metamorphic salamanders. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 311A: 697-704.


Davis, A. K., J. L. DeVore, J. R. Milanovich, K. Cecala, J. C. Maerz, and M. Yabsley.  2009.  New findings from an old pathogen: intraerythrocytic bacteria (Family Anaplasmatacea) in red-backed salamanders Plethodon cinereus.  EcoHealth 6:219-228.


Carter T., R. Jackson, A. Rosemond, C. Pringle, D. Radcliffe, W. Tollner, J. C. Maerz, D. Leigh, and A. Trice†. 2009.  Beyond the urban gradient: barriers and opportunities for timely studies of urbanization effects on aquatic ecosystems.  Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28:1038-1050.


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


Grosse, A. M., J. D. van Dijk, K. L. Holcomb, and J. C. Maerz. 2009. Diamondback terrapin mortality in crab pots in a Georgia tidal marsh. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 8:98-100.


Maerz, J. C., V. Nuzzo, and B. Blossey.  2009. Declines in Woodland Salamander Abundance Associated with Nonnative Plant and Earthworm Invasions.  Conservation Biology 23: 975-981.


Nuzzo, V., J. C. Maerz, and B. Blossey. 2009.  Earthworm invasion as the driving force behind plant invasion and community change in northeastern North American forests.  Conservation Biology 23: 966-974.


De Wan, A., P. J. Sullivan, A. J. Lembo, C. Smith, J. C. Maerz, J. P. Lassoie, and M. E. Richmond.  Using occupancy models of forest-interior birds to prioritize conservation planning.  Biological Conservation 142: 982-991.


Davis, A. K., J. DeVore, J. M. Milanovich, and J. C. Maerz. 2009.  An investigation of factors influencing erythrocyte dimensions of red-backed salamanders.  Animal Biology 51:201-209.


Fisk, A. T., K. Sash, J. Maerz, W. Palmer, J. P. Carroll, and A. M. MacNeil.  2009.  Metabolic turnover rates of carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes in captive juvenile snakes.  Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 23: 319-326.


Davis, A.K., D. Maney, and J.C. Maerz. 2008.  The use of leukocyte profiles to measure stress in vertebrates: a review for ecologists. Functional Ecology 22: 760-772.


Davis, A. K. and J. C. Maerz.  2008.  Sex-Related differences in hematological stress indices of breeding paedomorphic mole salamanders.  Journal of Herpetology: 42:197-201.


Davis, A.K and J.C. Maerz.  2008.  Comparison of hematological stress indicators in recently captured and captive paedomorphic mole salamanders, Ambystoma talpoideum.  Copeia 2008:613-617.


Barry, D. S., T. K. Pauley, and J. C. Maerz.  2008.  Amphibian use of man-made pools in clear-cut forests.  Applied Herpetology 5:121-128.


Davis, A.K, L. L. Connell, A. Grosse and J.C. Maerz. 2008. A fast, non-invasive method of measuring growth in tadpoles using image analysis. Herpetological Review 39:56-58.


Davis, A. K., K. Keel, M. Yabsley, and J. C. Maerz.  2007.  Discovery of a novel alveolate pathogen affecting southern leopard frogs in Georgia: description of the disease and host effects. EcoHealth 4:310-317.


Davis, A.K. and J.C. Maerz. 2007.  Spot symmetry predicts body condition in spotted salamanders, Ambystoma maculatum. Applied Herpetology 4:195-205.


Brown, J. D., M. K. Keel, M. J. Yabsley, T. Thigpen†, and J. C. Maerz.  2006.  Clinical challenge: Skin--multifocal histiocytic dermatitis with intralesional trombiculid mites.  Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 77:571-573.


Maerz, J. C., E. M. Myers, and D. C. Adams.  2006.  Trophic polymorphism in a terrestrial salamander.  Evolutionary Ecology Research 8: 23-35.


Brown, C. J., B. Blossey, J. C. Maerz, and S. J. Joule.  2006.  Invasive plant and experimental venue affect tadpole diet and performance. Biological Invasions8:327-338.


Migge-Kleian, S., M. A. McLean, J. C. Maerz, and L. Heneghan.  2006.  The influence of invading earthworms on indigenous fauna in ecosystems previously uninhabited by earthworms. Biological Invasions 8:1275-1285.


Maerz, J. C., C. J. Brown, C. T. Chapin, and B. Blossey. 2005.  Can secondary compounds of an invasive plant affect larval amphibians?  Functional Ecology19:970-975.


Maerz, J. C., J. M. Karuzas, D. M. Madison, and B. Blossey.  2005.  Introduced invertebrates are important prey for a generalist predator.  Diversity and Distributions 11: 83-90.


Maerz, J. C., B. Blossey, and V. Nuzzo.  2005.  Green frogs show reduced foraging success in habitats invaded by Japanese knotweed.  Biodiversity and Conservation 14: 2901-2911.


Madison, D. M., J. C. Maerz, and A. M. Sullivan†.  2005.  Decline in avoidance of predator chemical cues: habituation or biorhytm shift? Pp. 365-372. In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates X. R.T. Mason, M.P. LeMaster & D. Müller-Schwarze, eds., Springer, New York.


Sullivan, A. M., D. M. Madison, J. C. Maerz, and J. R. Rohr.  2005.  Nocturnal shift in the antipredator response to predator-diet cues in laboratory and field trials.  Pp. 349-356.  In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates X. R.T. Mason, M.P. LeMaster & D. Müller-Schwarze, eds., Springer, New York.

1999 - 2004


Karuzas, J. M., J. C. Maerz, and D. M. Madison.  2004.  An alternative hypothesis for the primary function of a proposed mate-assessment behaviour in red-backed salamanders.  Animal Behaviour 68:489-494.




Maerz, J. C. and J. M. Karuzas.  2003.  Plethodon cinereus (eastern Red-backed salamander) cannibalism.  Herpetological Review 34:46-47.




Lamoureux, V. S., J. C. Maerz, and D. M. Madison.  2002.  Pre-Migratory Autumn Foraging Forays in the Green Frog, Rana clamitans.  Journal of Herpetology36:245-254.


Madison, D. M., A. M. Sullivan, J. C. Maerz, J. D. McDarby, and J. R. Rohr.  2002.  A multiple-component, cross-taxon chemical release of anti-predator behavior in amphibians.  Journal of Chemical Ecology: 28:2271-2282.


Sullivan, A. M., J. C. Maerz, and D. M. Madison.  2002.  Antipredator response of salamanders to chemical cues from snakes: field and laboratory comparisons.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 51:227-233.




Maerz, J. C., N. L. Panebianco, and D. M. Madison.  2001.  The effects of chemical alarm cues and behavioral biorhythms on the foraging activity of terrestrial salamanders.  Journal of Chemical Ecology 27:1333-1344.




Maerz, J. C. and D. M. Madison.  2000.  Environmental variation and territorial behavior in a terrestrial salamander.  Pp. 395-406. 

 In The Biology of Plethodontid Salamanders, R. C. Bruce, R. G. Jaeger, and L. D. Houck (eds.).  Plenum Publishing Corp., New York.


Madison, D. M., J. C. Maerz, and J. D. McDarby†.  1999.  Optimization of predator avoidance by salamanders using chemical cues: diet and diel effects.  Ethology 105:1073-1086.


Madison, D. M., K. Wareing, J. C. Maerz, and V. S. Lamoureux.  1999.  Oviposition behavior in the red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus): implications of suspending a clutch.  Herpetological Review 30:209-210.


McDarby, J. D., D. M. Madison, and J. C. Maerz. 1999. Chemosensory avoidance of predators by the red-backed salamander, Plethodon cinereus. Pp. 489-495. In Advances in Chemical Communication in Vertebrates, R. E. Johnston, D. Müller-Schwarze, and P. Sorensen (eds.), Plenum Press, New York.


Madison, D. M., J. C. Maerz, and J. D. McDarby.  1999.  Chemosensory avoidance of snake odors by salamanders:  Freeze and flight contingencies.  Pp. 505-516.  In Advances in Chemical Communication in Vertebrates, R. E. Johnston, D. Müller-Schwarze, and P. Sorensen (eds.), Plenum Press, New York.