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i) Published Research:


Bobyn, M. L. & R. J. Brooks, 1994. Incubation conditions as potential factors limiting the northern distribution of snapping turtles, Chelydra serpentina. Can. J. Zool., 72(1): 28-37. APM Reprint # 5494.


Bobyn, M. L. & R. J. Brooks, 1994. Interclutch and interpopulation variation in the effects of incubation conditions on sex, survival and growth of hatchling turtles (Chelydra serpentina). Can. J. Zool., 233: 233-257. APM Reprint # 5491.


Brooks, R. J., 1991. Monitoring wildlife populations in long-term studies. Can. Wild. Service Occas. Papers, 76: 94-97. APM Reprint # 5445.


Brooks, R. J., Bobyn, M. L., Galbraith, D. A., Layfield, J. A. & E. G. Nancekivell, 1991. Maternal and environmental influences on growth and survival of embryonic and hatchling snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina). Can. J. Zool., 69(10): 2667-2676.


Brooks, R. J., Brown, G. P. & D. A. Galbraith, 1991. Effects of a sudden increase in natural mortality of adults on a population of the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina). Can. J. Zool., 69: 1314-1320. APM Reprint # 5011.


Brooks, R. J., Galbraith, D. A. & J. A. Layfield, 1990. Occurrence of Placobdella parasitica (Hirudinea) on snapping turtles, Chelydra serpentina, in southeastern Ontario. J. Parasitol. 76(2): 190-195. APM Reprint # 4925.


Brooks, R. J., Galbraith, D. A., Nancekivell, E. G. & C. A. Bishop, 1988. Developing management guidelines for snapping turtles. Pp. 174-179 In Szaro, R. C., K. E. Severson, & D. R. Patton [tech. coord.], Symposium on Management of Amphibians, Reptiles, and Small Mammals in North America. USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Report, RM-166. APM Reprint # 1706.


Brooks, R. J., Krawchuck, M. A., Stevens, C. & N. Koper, 1997. Testing the precision and accuracy of age estimates using lines in scutes of Chelydra serpentina and Chrysemys picta. J. Herpetol., 31: 521-529.


Brooks, R. J., Shilton, C. M., Brown, G. P. & N. W. S. Quinn, 1992. Body size, age distribution, and reproduction in a northern population of wood turtles (Clemmys insculpta). Can. J. Zool., 70(3): 462-469. APM Reprint # 5101.


Brown, G. P. & R. J. Brooks, 1991. Thermal and behavioural responses to feeding in free ranging turtles, Chelydra serpentina. J. Herpetol., 25: 273-278. APM Reprint # 5030.


Brown, G. P. & R. J. Brooks, 1993. Sexual and seasonal differences in activity in a northern population of snapping turtles, Chelydra serpentina. Herpetologica , 49(3): 311-318. APM Reprint # 5361.


Brown, G. P. & R. J. Brooks, 1994. Characteristics of and fidelity to hibernacula in a northern population of snapping turtles, Chelydra serpentina. Copeia , 1: 222-226. APM Reprint # 5360.


Brown, G. P., Bishop, C. A. & R. J. Brooks, 1994. Growth rate, reproductive output, and temperature selection of snapping turtles in habitats of different productivities. J. of Herpetol., 38(4): 405-410. APM Reprint # 5493.


Brown, G. P., Brooks, R. J. & J. A. Layfield, 1990. Radiotelemetry and body temperatures of free-ranging snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) during summer. Can. J. Zool., 68: 1659-1663. APM Reprint # 4812.


Brown, G. P., Siddall, M. E. Brooks, R. J. & S. S. Desser, 1994. Parasites and reproductive output of snapping turtles, Chelydra serpentina. Copeia 1: 228-231. APM Reprint # 5362.

 

Carriere, M-A, N. Rollinson, A. N. Suley, and R. J. Brooks. 2008. Thermoregulation when the growing season is short: sex-biased basking patterns in a northern population of Painted Turtles (Chrysemys Picta). Journal of Herpetology 42: 206-209.


Cunnington, D. C. & R. J. Brooks, 1996. Bet-hedging theory and eigenelasticity: a comparison of the life histories of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) and snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina). Can. J. Zool., 74: 291-296.


de Solla, S. R., Bonduriansky, R. & R. J. Brooks, 1998. Eliminating autocorrelation reduces biological relevance of home range estimates. J. Anim. Ecol., In Press.


Edmonds, J. H. & R. J. Brooks, 1996. Demography, sex ratio, and sexual size dimorphism in a northern population of common musk turtles (Sternotherus odoratus). Can. J. Zool., 74: 918-925.


Galbraith, D. A. & R. J. Brooks, 1983. A simple restraining device for large turtles. Herpetological Review , 14(4): 115.


Galbraith, D. A. & R. J. Brooks, 1984. A tagging method for use in hatchling turtles. Herpetological Review , 15(3): 73-75.


Galbraith, D. A. & R. J. Brooks, 1987. Survivorship of adult females in a northern population of common snapping turtles, Chelydra serpentina. Can. J. Zool., 65: 1581-1586. APM Reprint # 4289.


Galbraith, D. A. & R. J. Brooks, 1987. Addition of annual growth lines in adult snapping turtles Chelydra serpentina. J. of Herpetology , 21(4): 359-363. APM Reprint # 4375.


Galbraith, D. A. & R. J. Brooks, 1987. Photographs and dental casts as permanent records for age estimates and growth studies of turtles. Herpetological Review , 18(4): 69-71.


Galbraith, D. A. & R. J. Brooks, 1989. Age estimates for snapping turtles. J. of Wildlife Management , 53(2): 502-508. APM Reprint # 4708.


Galbraith, D. A., Bishop, C. A., Brooks, R. J., Simser, W. L. & K. P. Lampman, 1988. Factors affecting the density of populations of common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina). Can. J. Zool., 66: 1233-1240. APM Reprint # 4450.


Galbraith, D. A., Brooks, R. J. & M. E. Obbard, 1989. The influence of growth rate on age and body size at maturity in female snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina). Copeia , 4: 896-904. APM Reprint # 4707.


Galbraith, D. A., Chandler, M. W. & R. J. Brooks, 1987. The fine structure of home ranges of male Chelydra serpentina: are snapping turtles territorial. Can. J. Zool., 65: 2623-2629. APM Reprint # 4377.


Galbraith, D. A., White, B. N., Brooks, R. J. & P. T. Boag, 1993. Multiple paternity in clutches of snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) detected using DNA fingerprints. Herpetology Can. J. Zool. 71: 318-324.


Galbraith, D. A., White, B. N., Brooks, R. J., Kaufmann, J. H. & P. T. Boag, 1995. DNA fingerprinting of turtles. J. Herpetology , 29: 285-291.


Knight, T. W., Layfield, J. A. & R. J. Brooks, 1990. Nutritional status and mean selected temperature of hatchling snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) - is there a thermophilic response to feeding? Copeia , 4: 1067-1072. APM Reprint # 4924.


Koper, N. & R. J. Brooks, 1998. Population-size estimates and unequal catchability in painted turtles. Can. J. Zool., 76: 458-465.

 

LeGros, D. L. 2012. Communal Oviposition in the Northern Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata) in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. The Canadian Field-Naturalist, 125(4), 363-365.


Loncke, D. J. & M. E. Obbard, 1977. Tag success, clutch size and nesting site fidelity for the snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina, (Reptilia, Testudines, Chelydridae) in Algonquin Park, Ontario. J. of Herpetology , 11(2): 243-244. APM Reprint # 1591.


Makowski, A., 1990. Algonquin Park painted turtle study. Wildland News , 22(4): 3. APM Reprint # 4768.


Martin, D. S. & H. Hong, 1991. The use of BactineR in the treatment of open wounds and other lesions of captive anurans. Herp. Rev., 22: 21.


Mountjoy, D. J., 1982. First specimen of Ambystoma tremblayi for Algonquin Park, Ontario. Herpetological Review , APM Reprint # 3309.


Obbard, M. E. & R. J. Brooks, 1979. Factors affecting basking in a northern population of the common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina. Can. J. Zool., 57(2): 435-440. APM Reprint # 3052.


Obbard, M. E. & R. J. Brooks, 1980. Nesting migrations of the snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina). Herpetologica , 36(2): 158-162. APM Reprint # 2637.


Obbard, M. E. & R. J. Brooks, 1981. Fate of overwintered clutches of the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) in Algonquin Park, Ontario. Canadian Field-Naturalist 95: 350-352. APM Reprint # 2170.


Obbard, M. E. & R. J. Brooks, 1981. A radio-telemetry and mark-recapture study of activity in the common snapping turtle, (Chelydra serpentina). Copeia , 3: 630-637. APM Reprint # 2167.


Obbard, M. E. & R. J. Brooks, 1987. Predicting of the onset of the annual nesting season of the common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina. Herpetologica , 43(3): 324-328. APM Reprint # 4376.


Quinn, N. & D. Tate, 1991. Seasonal movements and habitat of wood turtles, (Clemmys insculpta), in Algonquin Park, Canada. J. of Herpetology , 25(2): 217-220. APM Reprint # 4636.

 

Rollinson, N., and R. J. Brooks. 2008. Optimal offspring provisioning when egg size is "constrained": a case study with the painted turtle. Oikos 117: 144-151.

 

Rollinson, N., and R. J. Brooks. 2008. Sources and significance of among-individual reproductive variation in a northern population of painted turtles. Copeia 2008(3): 533-541.


Rollinson, N., and R. J. Brooks. 2007. Marking nests increases the frequency of nest depredation in a northern population of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta). Journal of Herpetology 41(1):174-176.


Rollinson, N., and R. J. Brooks. 2007. Proximate constraints on reproductive output: an empirical test of the bet-hedging hypothesis in a northern population of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta). Canadian Journal of Zoology 85(2): 177-184.


Rollinson, N., G. J. Tattersall, and R. J. Brooks. 2008. Overwintering habitats of a northern population of Painted Turtles, Chrysemys picta: Winter temperature selection and dissolved oxygen concentrations. Journal of Herpetology 42 (2): 312-321.


Schwartzkopf, L. & R. J. Brooks, 1985. Sex determination in northern painted turtles: effect of incubation at constant and fluctuating temperatures. Can. J. Zool., 63: 2543-2547. APM Reprint # 3984.


Schwartzkopf, L. & R. J. Brooks, 1985. Application of operative environmental temperatures to analysis of basking behaviour in Chrysemys picta. Herpetologica , 41(2): 206-212. APM Reprint # 3666.


Schwartzkopf, L. & R. J. Brooks, 1986. Annual variations in reproduction characteristics of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta). Can. J. Zool., 64: 1148-1151. APM Reprint # 4033.


Schwartzkopf, L. & R. J. Brooks, 1987. Nest-site selection and offspring sex ratio in painted turtles, Chrysemys picta. Copeia , 1: 53-61. APM Reprint # 4221.


Shirose, L. J. & R. J. Brooks, 1995. Age structure, mortality, and longevity in syntopic populations of three species of ranid frogs in central Ontario. Can. J. Zool., 73: 1878-1886.


Shirose, L. J., Bishop, C. A., Green, D. M., MacDonald, C. J., Brooks, R. J. & N. J. Helferty, 1997. Validation tests of an amphibian call count survey technique in Ontario, Canada. Herpetologica , 53: 312-320.


Shirose, L. J., Brooks, R. J., Barta, J. R. & S. S. Desser, 1993. Intersexual differences in growth, mortality, and size at maturity in bullfrogs in central Ontario. Can. J. Zool., 71: 2363-2369. APM Reprint # 5532.


Storey, K. B., Storey, J. M., Brooks, S. P. J., Churchill, T. A. & R. J. Brooks, 1988. Hatchling turtles survive freezing during winter hibernation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 85: 8350-8354. APM Reprint # 79.

 

ii) Doctoral and Master's Theses:


Brown, G. P., 1992. Thermal and spatial ecology of a northern population of snapping turtles, Chelydra serpentina. Master’s Thesis, Department of Zoology, University of Guelph. 98 pp. APM Reprint # 5212.


Edge, Chris. 2009. The Blanding’s turtles of Algonquin Park. M.Sc. thesis, Laurentian University


Enright, L., 1998. Effects of selection logging on amphibian diversity and abundance in shade-tolerant hardwood forests of Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. Master’s Thesis, Department of Zoology, University of Guelph. 111 pp.


Galbraith, D. A., 1986. Age estimates, survival, growth, and maturity of female Chelydra serpentina (Linnaeus) in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. Master’s Thesis, Department of Zoology, University of Guelph. 134 pp. APM Reprint # 4041.


Galbraith, D. A., 1991. Studies of mating systems in wood turtles (Clemmys insculpta) and snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) using DNA fingerprinting. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Biology, Queen's University.

 

Hughes, E. 2011 The effect of sex ratio on male reproductive success in painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) PhD thesis University of Guelph. Guelph. ON

 

LeGros, David.  Occupy the logging road: Amphibian demography, phenology and response to mitigation in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. MSc. Thesis. Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON.


Lochead, J., 1999. The effects of body size, kinship, prior residency and food availability on aggression and contest outcomes of hatchling snapping turtles, Chelydra serpentina. Master’s Thesis, Department of Zoology, University of Guelph.


MacDonald, C. J., 1997. Reproductive success, mating strategies, and long-term population trends in the bullfrog. Master’s Thesis, Department of Zoology, University of Guelph.


Obbard, M. E., 1977. A radio-telemetry and tagging study of activity in the common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina. Master’s Thesis, Department of Zoology, University of Guelph. 76 pp. APM Reprint # 2881.


Obbard, M. E., 1983. Population ecology of the common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina, in northcentral Ontario. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Zoology, University of Guelph. 184 pp. APM Reprint # 3667.

 

Riley, Julia. The Importance of Nest Environment for Turtle Conservation, Hatchling Overwintering Strategy, and Fitness. MSc. Thesis. Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON

 

Schwartzkopf, L., 1984. The effect of temperature on sex determination and nest site selection in painted turtles, Chrysemys picta (Gray, 1844). Master’s Thesis, Department of Zoology, University of Guelph. 82 pp. APM Reprint # 3656.

 

iii) Technical and Research Papers:

 

Boyle, S.P., and Moldowan, P.D. 2013. Ambystoma Maculatum (Spotted Salamander). Terrestrial Oviposition. Herpetological Review 44(1): 113-114.


Brooks, R. J. & L. J. Shirose, 1994. Abundance of three species of ranid frogs in Algonquin Park from 1985-1993. Report to Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, University of Guelph. 51 pp. APM Reprint # 5366.


Brooks, R. J. & L. Wilkinson, 1992. Abundance of three species of ranid frogs in Algonquin Provincial Park. Report to Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, University of Guelph. 31 pp. APM Reprint # 5339.


Mountjoy, D. J., 1981. The Ambystoma jeffersonianum complex of salamanders, with an examination of specimens from Algonquin Park, Ontario. Unpublished paper, 23 pp. APM Reprint # 3310.


Obbard, M. E., 1985. A status report for the wood turtle (Clemmys insculpta) in Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Wildlife Branch. 43 pp. APM Reprint # 3660.


Quinn, N. & D. Tate, 1987. Ecology of the wood turtle (Clemmys insculpta) in Algonquin Park. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Progress Report. 17 pp. APM Reprint # 4350.

 

Riley, J.L., Keevil, M., Moldowan, P., and Litzgus, J.D. 2011. Emydoidea Blandingii (Blanding’s turtle). Record egg size. Herpetological Review 42(3): 417-418.


Totton, S., 1992. Effects of natural acidity on reproductive success and genetic variation in the spotted salamander (A. maculatum). Typewritten report, Department of Zoology, University of Guelph. 11 pp. and tables. APM Reprint # 5091.

 

 

 

 
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