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Past And Current Reptile And Amphibian Projects

Current projects:

West Virginia Herp Atlas - large scale project to document all reptiles and amphibians throughout the state – Tom Pauley and students, Marshall University.

Completion of the 2nd edition of the Amphibians and Reptiles of West Virginia - Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

Continuing surveys for the federally threatened Cheat Mountain salamander – Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

Home Range and Behavior of the Timber Rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus in West Virginia - Jennifer Adams and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

An Evaluation of Vegetation Communities, Wildlife Habitat Use, and Wildlife Habitat Suitability in Mitigated and Natural Wetlands in West Virginia – Collins Balcombe, James Anderson, and Ronald Fortney, West Virginia University.

The Effect of Roads on the Population Density and Mobility of the Cow Knob Salamander, Plethodon punctatus - William Flint and Reid Harris, James Madison University.

Abiotic Factors Influencing the Breeding, Movement and Foraging of the Eastern Spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii) in West Virginia: A Telemetry Study - Keith Johnson and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

Diet and Activity Patterns of the Eastern Hellbender, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis - Robert Makowsky and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

The Natural History and Distribution of the Jefferson Salamander, Ambystoma jeffersonianum, in Southwest West Virginia - Seth Myers and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

The Natural History of Cave-dwelling Gyrinophilus spp. in West Virginia - Michael Osbourn and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

Natural History, Distribution, and Behavior of the Genus Graptemys in West Virginia - Linh Phu and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

Historical and Current Populations of Rana pipiens in West Virginia - Bill Sutton and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

Population characteristics and habitat utilization of the green salamander, Aneides aeneus, in a managed landscape in West Virginia - Jayme Waldron and Jeff Humphries, Clemson University.

Evaluation of Back Channel Areas Associated with Islands of the Ohio River, West Virginia – Andrew Zadnick, James Anderson, and Petra Wood, West Virginia University.


Completed projects: 

Amphibians and Reptiles in West Virginia- 1987 completed publication written by N. Bayard Green and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

Herpetological inventory of the Meadow River Wildlife Management area - Tom Pauley and students, Marshall University.

Home range size, population size, habitat use, and behaviour of the Eastern box turtle, Terrapene c. carolina, at the Hungry Beech Nature Preserve, Roane County, West Virginia - James Barron. 

The Natural History and Distribution of the Genus Clemmys in West Virginia - Ariana Breisch and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

The Natural History and Possible Extirpation of Blanchard's cricket frog, Acris crepitans blanchardi, in West Virginia - Nancy J. Dickson and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

Life History and Biogeography of the Black Mountain Salamander, Desmognathus welteri, in West Virginia - Zach Felix and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

Status and Distribution of the Small-Mouthed Salamander Ambystoma texanum in West Virginia - Rob Fiorentino and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

 Ecology and Population Demography of the Hellbender, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, in West Virginia - Jeffrey Humphries and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

Distribution, Life History, and Population Demography of the Spotted Turtle, Clemmysguttata, in West Virginia - Jeffrey Humphries, Marshall University.

Life History of the Cave Salamander, Eurycea lucifuga, in West Virginia Caves - Andrew Longenecker and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

Reproductive Status of Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus, along Vertical Gradients in West Virginia - Mizuki Takahashi and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

 Population characteristics and Habitat Utilization of the Green Salamander in West Virginia - Jayme Waldron, Clemson University.

Competition & Extinction In Terrestrial Salamanders: The Effect of Competition On the Distribution Of The Cheat Mountain Salamander - Jill Wicknick and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.

Tooth Morphology of Plethodontid Salamanders - Jessica Wooten and Tom Pauley, Marshall University.


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