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Kanno, Y, K.C. Pregler, N.P. Hitt, B.H. Letcher, D.J. Hocking, and J.E.B. Wofford. In Review. Seasonal temperature and precipitation regulate brook trout population dynamics through young-of-year recruitment. Freshwater Biology.

Peterman, W.E., J.A. Crawford, and D.J. Hocking. In Review. Effects of elevation on plethodontid salamander body size. Copeia.

Drake, D.L, B.H. Ousterhout, C.D. Shulse, D.J. Hocking, W.E. Peterman, T.A. Anderson, K.L. Lohraff, C.A. Conner, E.H. Harper, J.R. Johnson, T.A.G. Rittenhouse, B.B. Rothermel, L.S. Eggert, and R.D. Semlitsch. In Review. Pond-breeding amphibian community composition in Missouri. American Midland Naturalist.

Milanovich, J.R., D.J. Hocking, W.E. Peterman, and J.A. Crawford. In Press. Effective use of trails for assessing terrestrial salamander abundance and detection:  A case study at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Natural Areas Journal.


Anderson, T. L., D. J. Hocking, C. A. Conner, J. E. Earl, E. B. Harper, M. S. Osbourn, W. E. Peterman, T. A. G. Rittenhouse, and R. D. Semlitsch. 2015. Abundance and phenology patterns of two pond-breeding salamanders determine species interactions in natural populations. Oecologia. 177(3): 761-773. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-014-3151-z

Hocking, D. J. and K. J. Babbitt. 2014. Amphibian Contributions to Ecosystem Services. Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 9(1): 1-17. (Open Access)

Hocking, D. J. and K. J. Babbitt. 2014. The role of red-backed salamanders on ecosystem functions. PLoS ONE 9(1): e86854. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0086854 (Open Access)

Hocking, D. J. 2013. Comparing the influence of ecology journals using citation metrics: making sense of a multitude of metrics. Ideas in Ecology & Evolution. 6: 55-65 . DOI: 10.4033/iee.2013.6.17.f  (Open Access)

Hocking, D. J., K. J. Babbitt, and M. Yamasaki. 2013. Comparison of silvicultural and natural disturbance effects on terrestrial salamanders in northern hardwood forests. Biological Conservation. 167: 194-202. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.08.006

Hocking, D. J., G. M. Connette, C. A. Conner, B. R. Scheffers, S. E. Pittman, W. E. Peterman, and R. D. Semlitsch. 2013. Effects of experimental forest management on a terrestrial, woodland salamander in Missouri. Forest Ecology and Management 287:32-39. Please email me if you would like a copy. You can read my brief research summary here.

Osbourn, M.S., D.J. Hocking, C.A. Conner, W.E. Peterman, and R.D. Semlitsch. 2011. Use of fluorescent visible implant Alphanumeric tags to individually mark juvenile ambystomatid salamanders. Herpetological Review 42(1): 43-46. (pdf)

Hocking, D. J. 2010. Hyla squirella (squirrel treefrog) reproduction. Herpetological Review 41(1):64. (pdf)

Semlitsch, R.D., S.M Blomquist, A.J.K. Calhoun, J.W. Gibbons, J.P. Gibbs, G.J. Graeter, E.B. Harper, D.J. Hocking, M.L. Hunter, D.A. Patrick, T.A.G. Rittenhouse, B.B. Rothermel, and B.D. Todd. 2009. Effects of timber management on amphibian populations: understanding mechanisms from forest experiments. Bioscience 59(10):853-862. doi: 10.1525/bio.2009.59.10.7 (Cover Photograph) (pdf)

Scheffers, B., E. D. McDonald, D. J. Hocking, C. A. Conner, and R. D. Semlitsch. 2009. A comparison of two artificial cover objects for sampling amphibians and reptiles. Herpetological Review 40(4): 419-421. (pdf)

Babbitt K. J., M. J. Baber, D. L. Childers, D. J. Hocking. 2009. The influence of agricultural upland habitat type on larval anuran assemblages in seasonally-inundated wetlands. Wetlands 29(1): 294-301. doi: 10.1672/07-228.1 (pdf)

Hocking, D. J. and R. D. Semlitsch. 2008. Effects of clearcut logging on gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) tadpole performance. Journal of Herpetology 42: 689-698. doi: 10.1670/07-294R1.1. (pdf)

Hocking, D. J., T. A. G. Rittenhouse, B. B. Rothermel, J. R. Johnson, C. A. Conner, E. B. Harper, and R. D. Semlitsch. 2008. Breeding and recruitment phenology of amphibians in Missouri oak-hickory forests. American Midland Naturalist 160: 41-60. doi: 10.1674/0003-0031(2008)160[41:BARPOA]2.0.CO;2. (pdf)

Semlitsch, R. D., C. A. Conner, D. J. Hocking, T. A. G. Rittenhouse, and E. B. Harper. 2008. Effects of timber harvesting on pond-breeding amphibian persistence: testing the evacuation hypothesis. Ecological Applications 18(2): 283-289. doi: 10.1890/07-0853.1. (pdf)

Hocking, D.J. and R. D. Semlitsch. 2007. Effects of timber harvest on breeding site selection by gray treefrogs (Hyla versicolor). Biological Conservation 138: 506-513. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2007.05.018. (pdf)