Publications

Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (8th Ed.)

Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [A. G. J. Rhodin,, J. B. Iverson, R. Bour, U. Fritz, A. Georges, H. B. Shaffer, and P. P. van Dijk]

Published Work | 2017 | Chelonian Research Monographs 7: 292 pp.



Using DNA barcoding to track seafood mislabeling in Los Angeles restaurants

D. Willette, S. Simmonds, S. Cheng, S. Estevez, T. Kane, H. Neutzel, M. Pilaud, R. Rachmawati, P. Barber

Published Work | 2017 | Conservation Biology


High N, dry: Experimental nitrogen deposition exacerbates native shrub loss and nonnative plant invasion during extreme drought

Justin M. Valliere, Irina C. Irvine, Louis Santiago, Edith B. Allen

Published Work | 2017 | Global Change Biology


Interactions between demography, genetics, and landscape connectivity increase extinction probability for a small population of large carnivores in a major metropolitan area

JF Benson, PJ Mahoney, JA Sikich, LEK Serieys, JP Pollinge , HB Ernest, SPD Riley

Published Work | 2016 | Proc. R. Soc. B 283 : 20160957


Efficient screening for ‘genetic pollution’ in an anthropogenic crested newt hybrid zone

B. Wielstra, T. Burke, R.K. Butlin, O. Schaap, H.B. Shaffer, K. Vrieling, and J. W. Arntzen

Published Work | 2016 | Conservation Genetics Resources 8:553-560



Phylogeny and temporal diversification of the New World pond turtles (Emydidae)

P.Q. Spinks, R.C. Thomson, E. McCartney-Melstad, and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2016 | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 103:85-97





A smarter way to pay for parks

Christensen, J.

Published Work | 2016


Individual fluctuations in toxin levels affect breeding site fidelity in a chemically defended amphibian

GM Bucciarelli, DB Green, HB Shaffer, LB Kats

Published Work | 2016 | Proc. R. Soc. B 283 : 20160468


Do ecological niche models accurately identify climatic determinants of species ranges?

C.A. Searcy and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2016 | American Naturalist 187:423-435



Exon capture optimization in amphibians with large genomes

E. McCartney-Melstad, G. G. Mount, and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2016 | Molecular Ecology Resources 16:1084-1094


Hybridization and endangered species protection in the molecular era

R.K. Wayne and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2016 | Molecular Ecology 25:280-289


Advances in climate models from CMIP3 to CMIP5 do not change predictions of future habitat suitability for California reptiles and amphibians

A. N. Wright, M. W. Schwartz, R. J. Hijmans, and H. Bradley Shaffer

Published Work | 2016 | Climatic Change 134:579-591


Ecological equivalency as a tool for endangered species management

C. A. Searcy, H. B. Rollins and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2016 | Ecological Applications 26:94-103




Amphibian molecular ecology and how it has informed conservation

E. McCartney-Melstad and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2015 | Molecular Ecology 24:5084-5109



An Urban Reintroduction of Western Pond Turtles in Southern California

A. Whitaker, A. Lee, H. Fuong, D. Matthews, J. Cañas, N. Shahbol, R. Lou

Progress Report | 2015


Turtles and tortoises of the world during the rise and global spread of humanity: first checklist and review of extinct Pleistocene and Holocene chelonians. In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Pritchard, P.C.H., van Dijk, P.P., Sau- mure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Iverson, J.B., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

Turtle Extinctions Working Group [Rhodin, A.G.J., Thomson, S., Georgalis, G., Karl, H.-V., Danilov, I.G., Takahashi, A., De La Fuente, M.S., Bourque, J.R., Delfino M., Bour, R., Iverson, J.B, Shaffer, H. B., and Van Dijk, P.P.].

Published Work | 2015 | Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Chelonian Research Monographs 5(8):000e.1–66