Publications and Reports

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Czech, H. A., A. A. Bohlman, and W. B. Sutton. 2017. New Records for Sorex hoyi (American Pygmy Shrew) in Alabama. Southeastern Naturalist 16:464-472.

Sutton, W. B., Y. Wang, C. J. Schweitzer, and C. J. W. McClure. 2017. Spatial ecology and multi-scale habitat selection of the Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) in a managed forest landscape. Forest Ecology and Management 391:469-481.

Earl, J. E., J. C. Chaney*, W. B. Sutton, C. E. Lillard*, A. J. Kouba, C. Langhorne, J. Krebs, R. P. Wilkes, R. D. Hill, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray. 2016. Ranavirus could facilitate local extinction of rare amphibian species. Oecologica 182:611-623.

Sutton, W. B., M. J. Gray, J. T. Hoverman, R. G. Secrist, P. E. Super, R. H. Hardman*, J. L. Tucker, and D. L. Miller. 2015. Trends in ranavirus prevalence among plethodontid salamanders in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ecohealth 12:320-329.

Sutton, W. B., K. Barrett, A. T. Moody, C. S. Loftin, P. G. DeMaynadier, and P. Nanjappa. 2014. Predicted changes in climatic niche and climate refugia of conservation priority salamanders in the northeastern United States. Forests 6:1-26; doi:10.3390/f6010001.

Sutton, W. B., M. J. Gray, R. H. Hardman*, A. P. Wilkes, A. J. Kouba, and D. L. Miller. 2014. High susceptibility of the endangered dusky gopher frog to ranavirus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 112:9-16.

Kroschel, W. A.*, W. B. Sutton, C. J. W. McClure, and T. K. Pauley. 2014. Decline of the Cheat Mountain salamander over a 32-year period and the potential influence of competition from sympatric species. Journal of Herpetology 48:415-422.

Sutton, W. B., Y. Wang, C. J. Schweitzer, and D. A. Steen. 2014. Lizard microhabitat and microclimate relationships in southeastern pine-hardwood forests managed with prescribed burning and thinning. Forest Science 60:180–190.

Steen, D.A., C. J. W. McClure, W. B. Sutton, C. A. Rudolph, J. B. Pierce, J. R. Lee, L. L. Smith, B. B. Gregory, D. L. Baxley, D. J. Stevenson, and C. Guyer. 2014. Copperheads are common when kingsnakes are not: relationships between the abundances of a predator and one of their prey. Herpetologica 70:69–76.

Steen, D. A., C. J. W. McClure, L. L. Smith, B. J. Halstead, C. K. Dodd, Jr., W. B. Sutton, J. R. Lee, D. L. Baxley, W. J. Humphries, and C. Guyer. 2014. Snake co‐occurrence patterns are best explained by habitat and hypothesized effects of interspecific interactions. Journal of Animal Conservation 83:286–295.

Gray, M. J., M. J. Chamberlain, D. A. Buehler, and W. B. Sutton. 2013. Wetland wildlife monitoring and assessment. Pp. 265 – 318. In: C. A. Davis, J. T. Anderson and W. C. Conway, editors. Wetland Techniques, Bentham Science, Oak Park, Illinois, USA.

Steen, D. A., C. J. W. McClure, L. L. Smith, B. J. Halstead, C. K. Dodd, Jr., W. B. Sutton, J. R. Lee, D. L. Baxley, W. J. Humphries, and C. Guyer. 2013. The effect of coachwhip presence on body size of North American racers suggests competition between these sympatric snakes. Journal of Zoology 289:86–93.

Sutton, W. B., Y. Wang, and C. J. Schweitzer. 2013. Herpetofaunal responses to thinning and prescribed burning in mixed pine-hardwood forests of northwestern Alabama. Forest Ecology and Management 295:213–227.

Steen, D. A., C. J. W. McClure, J. C. Brock, D. C. Rudolph, J. B. Pierce, J. R. Lee, W. J. Humphries, B. B. Gregory, W. B. Sutton, L. L. Smith, D. L. Baxley, D. J. Stevenson, and C. Guyer. 2012. Landscape level influences of terrestrial snake occupancy within the southeastern United States. Ecological Applications 22:1084–1097.

Graham, S. P., E. C. Soehren, G. R. Cline, C. M. Schmidt, W. B. Sutton, J. R. Rayburn, S. H. Stiles, and J. A. Stiles. 2011. Conservation status of hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) in Alabama, USA. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6:242–249.

Sutton, W. B., Y. Wang, and C. J. Schweitzer. 2010. Habitat relationships in pine beetle disturbed forests of Alabama, U.S.A. with guidelines for a modified drift-fence sampling method. Current Zoology 56:411–418.                          

Sutton, W. B., K. E. Rastall, and T. K. Pauley. 2006. Diet analysis and feeding strategies of Rana pipiens in a West Virginia wetland. Herpetological Review 37:152–153.

Natural History and Geographic Distribution Notes:

Lockwood, R., W. B. Sutton, and B. T. Miller. 2016. Ambystoma barbouri (Streamside Salamander). Herpetological Review 47(2):243.

Neto, Jeronimo G. D. S.*, W. B. Sutton, J. B. Giacomini, R. E. Freemon and M. Freake. 2016. Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis (Eastern Hellbender) Mortality. Herpetological Review. 47 (1):98-99.

Barrett, K., D. A. Steen, S. C. Sterrett, W. B. Sutton, and S. P. Graham. 2015. Desmognathus quadramaculatus (Black-bellied Salamander). Maximum clutch size. Herpetological Review 46:409.

Sutton, W. B., H. A. Czech, Y. Wang, and C. J. Schweitzer. 2014. New records of amphibians and reptiles from Alabama, USA. Herpetological Review 45:293–294.

Sutton, W.B., T.J. Boves, and N. E. Boves. 2013. Nerodia sipedon sipedon (northern watersnake) feeding behavior. Herpetological Review 44(2):333.

Graham, S. P., E. K. Timpe, A. M. Durso, D. A. Steen, W. B. Sutton, K. T. Nelson, G. J. Brown III, M. A. Connell, K. M. Gray, and J. C. Godwin. 2012. The second known contact zone between Plethodon websteri and P. ventralis, and additional county records for Bibb County, Alabama. Herpetological Review 43:311–312.

Sutton, W. B., M. G. Bolus, and Y. Wang. 2009. Lampropeltis getula nigra (Eastern Black Kingsnake). Ophiophagy. Herpetological Review 40: 231.   

Technical Reports and Conference Proceedings:

Edwards, K. E., W. B. Sutton, H. H. Hagy, D. C. Osborne, G. D. Upchurch, Z. Guo, and M. J. Gray. 2012. United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service National Easement Assessment Project. USDA NRCS, Easement Programs Division, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Cooperative Agreement 68-7482-10-540. 487 pp. 

Sutton, W. B., Y. Wang, and C. J. Schweitzer. 2007. Amphibian and reptile response to thinning and prescribed burning in pine-hardwood forests: pre-treatment results. pp. 495-499. In Proceedings ofthe 14th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference. Edited by John A. Stanturf. Gen.Tech. Rep. SRS-121. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Sutton, W. B., M. B. Watson, and T. K. Pauley. 2005. Chapter 7: Salamander Studies. pp. 67-75. In Long Term Evaluation of the Effects of Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki, Gypsy Moth Nucleopolyhedrosis Virus Product Gypcheck, Entomophaga maimaiga (Humber, Shimazu, andSoper), and their Interaction on Nontarget Organisms in Mixed Broadleaf-Pine Forests in the Central Appalachians. Edited by John S. Strazanac and Linda Butler. FHTET-2004-14.

* Indicates student (undergraduate or graduate) author


Common Five-Lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus)


Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens)

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