Publications

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



Desert Tortoises in the Genomic Age: Population Genetics and the Landscape

H. B. Shaffer, E. McCartney-Melstad, P. Ralph, G. Bradburd, E. Lundgren, J. Vu, B. Hagerty, F. Sandmeier, C. Weitzman, R. Tracy

Progress Report | 2015


Conservation genetics and genomics of amphibians and reptiles

H. B. Shaffer, M, Gidiş E. McCartney-Melstad, K. M. Neal, H. M. Oyamaguchi, M. Tellez, and E. M. Toffelmier

Published Work | 2015 | Annual Reviews of Animal Biosciences 3:113-138


A test of fundamental questions in mimicry theory using long-term datasets

EC Long, KF Edwards, AM Shapiro

Published Work | 2015 | Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 116(3)


Determinants of size at metamorphosis in an endangered amphibian and their projected effects on population stability

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

Published Work | 2015 | Oikos 124:724-731.


Multiple sources of uncertainty affect metrics for ranking conservation risk under climate change

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

Published Work | 2015 | Diversity and Distributions 21:111-122



Cryptic diversity in metropolis: Confirmation of a new leopard frog species (Anura: Ranidae) from New York City and surrounding Atlantic Coast regions

J. A. Feinberg, C. E. Newman, G. J. Watkins-Colwell, M. D. Schlesinger, B. Zarate, B. R. Curry, H. B. Shaffer, and J. Burger.

Published Work | 2014 | PLoS ONE 9(10): e108213.


Field of genes

H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2014 | BOOM: The journal of California 4:133-138


Multilocus phylogeny of the New-World mud turtles (Kinosternidae) supports the traditional classification of the group

P. Q. Spinks, R. C. Thomson, M. Gidis, and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2014 | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 76:254-260


Field validation supports novel niche modeling strategies in a cryptic endangered amphibian

C. A. Searcy and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2014 | Ecography 37:983-992


The advantages of going large: genome-wide SNPs clarify the complex population history and systematics of the threatened western pond turtle

P.Q. Spinks, R. C. Thomson, and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2014 | Molecular Ecology 23:2228-2241


Incorporating model complexity and spatial sampling bias into ecological niche models of climate change risks faced by 90 California vertebrate species of concern

D. L. Warren, A. N. Wright, S. N. Seifert, and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2014 | Diversity and Distributions 20:334-343


Delayed life history effects, multilevel selection, and evolutionary trade-offs in the California tiger salamander

C. A. Searcy, L. N. Gray, P. C. Trenham and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2014 | Ecology 95:68-77


Genomics in ecology, evolution and systematics

H. B. Shaffer and M. D. Purugganan

Published Work | 2013 | Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 44:1-4


Effects of tail-clipping on survivorship and growth of larval salamanders

R.L. Polich, C. A. Searcy and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2013 | J. Wildlife Management 77:1420-1425


Misleading phylogenetic inferences based on single-exemplar sampling in the turtle genus Pseudemys

P. Q. Spinks, R, C. Thomson, G. B. Pauly, C. E. Newman, G. Mount and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2013 | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68:269-281



Short hydroperiod decreases fitness of nonnative salamanders in California

J. R. Johnson, M. E. Ryan, S. J. Micheletti, and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2013 | Animal Conservation 16:556-565


Evolution and Conservation

H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2013 | pp. 766-773 in The Princeton Guide to Evolution, J. Losos, Editor In Chief. Princeton University Press


Habitat features determine the basking distribution of introduced red-eared sliders and native western pond turtles

M. R. Lambert, S. N. Nielsen, A. N. Wright, R. C. Thomson, and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2013 | Chelonian Conservation and Biology 12:192-199


Lethal effects of water quality on threatened California salamanders but not on co-occurring hybrid salamanders

M. E. Ryan, J. R. Johnson, B. M. Fitzpatrick, L. J. Lowenstine, A. M. Picco and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2013 | Conservation Biology 27:95-102


Microhabitat use and migration distance of an endangered grassland amphibian

C. A. Searcy, Gabbai-Saldate, E., and H. B Shaffer

Published Work | 2013 | Biological Conservation 158:80-87


Turtles of the world, 2012 update: annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution, and conservation status

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

Published Work | 2012 | In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Pritchard, P.C.H., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, 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. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, pp. 000.243–000.328