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Papers that originated with laboratory members (* undergraduate student):


Clark, M. A., Ota, W. M., Smith, S. J., Muramoto, B. K., Ngo, S., Chan, G. E., Kenyon, M. A.,

  Sturtevant, M. C., Diamond, M. G., Bucciarelli, G. M., & Kats, L. B. 2022. A natural experiment

  identifies an impending ecological trap for a neotropical amphibian in response to extreme

  weather events. Ecology and Evolution, 12, e8848. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8848


Bucciarelli, G.M., M. Lechner*, A. Fontes*, L.B. Kats and H.B. Shaffer. 2021. From poison

  to promise: the evolution of tetrodotoxin and its potential as a therapeutic.

  Toxins 13:517 https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins13080517.


Bucciarelli, G.M., M.A. Clark*, K.S. Delaney, S.P.D. Riley, H.B. Shaffer, R.N. Fisher, R.L. Honeycutt

  and L.B. Kats. 2020. Amphibian responses in the aftermath of extreme climate events.

  Scientific Reports 10:3409. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-60122-2


Bucciarelli, G.M., D Suh*, A. Davis*, D. Roberts, D. Sharpton, H.B. Shaffer, R.N. Fisher 

  and L.B. Kats. 2019. Assessing effects of non-native crayfish on mosquito survival.  

  Conservation Biology https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13198.


Ota*, W.M., B. Olsen*, G.M. Bucciarelli, and L.B. Kats. 2018. The effect of newt toxin on

  an invasive snail.  Hydrobiologia https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3568-1.


Bucciarelli, G.M., A. Li*, L.B. Kats and D.B. Green. 2014. Quantifying 

  tetrodotoxin levels in the California newt using a non-destructive sampling method.

  Toxicon 80:87-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2014.01.009


Kats, L.B., G.M. Bucciarelli, T.L. Vandergon, R.L. Honeycutt, E. Mattiasen*, A. 

  Sanders*, S.P.D. Riley, J.L. Kerby and R.N. Fisher. 2013. Effects of natural flooding 

  and manual trapping on the facilitation of invasive crayfish-native amphibian 

  coexistence in a semi-arid perennial stream.  Journal of Arid Environments 98:109-112.


Kats, L.B., G.M. Bucciarelli, D.E. Schlais*, A.R. Blaustein and B.A. Han. 2012. Ultraviolet radiation

  influences perch selection by a neotropical poison-dart frog. PLoS ONE 7: e51364.



Han*, B.A., L.B. Kats, R.C. Pommerening*, R.P. Ferrer, M. Murry-Ewers and A.R. 

  Blaustein. 2007. Behavioral avoidance of ultraviolet-B radiation by two species of neotropical 

  poison-dart frogs. Biotropica 39:433-435. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2007.00268.x


Kats, L.B. and R.P. Ferrer*. 2003. Alien predators and amphibian declines: Review of 

  two decades of science and the transition to conservation. Diversity and Distributions 

  9:99-110. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1472-4642.2003.00013.x