University of South Florida

Laboratory Publications

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Knutie, S.A.†, Wilkinson, C.L., Wu, Q.C., Ortega, C.N.*, Rohr, J.R. 2017. Host resistance and tolerance of parasitic gut worms depend on resource availability. Oecologia 183 (4), 1031-1040.

McMahon, T.A.†, Rohr, J.R., Bernal, X.E. 2017. Light and noise pollution interact to disrupt interspecific interactions. Ecology.

Cohen, J.*, Venesky, M.†, Sauer, E.*, Civitello, D.†, McMahon, T.†, Roznik, B.†, Rohr, J. 2017. The thermal mismatch hypothesis explains host susceptibility to an emerging infectious disease. Ecology Letters, 20 (2), 184-193. (PDF)

Rohr, J.R., Burton, Jr., G.A., Di Giulio, R., Costello, D. 2017. Slipping through the Cracks: Why is the US Environmental Protection Agency Not Funding Extramural Research on Chemicals in Our Environment? Environmental Science and Technology 51, 755-756.



De Laender, F., Rohr, J.R., Ashauer, R., Baird, DJ., Berger, U., Eisenhauer, N., et al. 2016. Reintroducing Environmental Change Drivers in Biodiversity–Ecosystem Functioning Research. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31 (12), 905-915.

Taylor, R.A., Mordecai, E.A., Gilligan, C.A., Rohr, J.R., Johnson, L.R. 2016. Mathematical models are a powerful method to understand and control the spread of Huanglongbing. PeerJ, 4, e2642.

Rohr, J.R., Salice, C.J., Nisbet, R.M. 2016. The pros and cons of ecological risk assessment based on data from different levels of biological organization. Critical Reviews in Toxicology, 46 (9), 756-784. (PDF)

Sauer, E.L.*, Sperry, J.H., Rohr, J.R. 2016. An efficient and inexpensive method for measuring long-term thermoregulatory behavior. Journal of Thermal Biology, 60, 231-236. (PDF)

Young, S.*, Nayak, B.†, Sun, S., Badgely, B.†, Rohr, J.R., Harwood, V.J. 2016. Vancomycin resistant enterococci and changes in bacterial community structure associated with a residential sewage spill. Applied & Environmental Microbiology 82: 5653-5660 (PDF)

Ehrsam, M., Knutie, S.A.†, Rohr, J.R. 2016. The herbicide atrazine induces hyperactivity and compromises tadpole detection of predator chemical cues. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35: 2239-2244 (PDF)

Jennings, D.E.*, Krupa, J.J., Rohr, J.R. 2016. Foraging modality determines the strength of competitive interactions among carnivorous plants, spiders, and toads. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 973-981 (PDF)

Cohen, J.*, Civitello, D.†, Brace, A., Feichtinger, E., Ortega, N.*, Richardson, J., Sauer, E.*, Rohr, J. 2016. Spatial scale modulates the strength of ecological processes driving disease distributions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, E3359-E3364.(PDF+Supplement)

Jayawardena, U.A., Rohr, J.R., Navaratne, A.N., Amerasinghe, P.H., Rajakaruna, R.S. 2016. Combined effects of pesticides and trematode infections on the hourglass tree frog Polypedates cruciger. EcoHealth 13: 111-122

Madliger, C.L., Cooke, S.J., Crespi, E.J., Funk, J.L., Hultine, K.R., Hunt, K.E., Rohr, J.R., Sinclair, B.J., Suski, C.D., Willis, C.K.R., Love, O.P. 2016. Success stories and emerging themes in Conservation Physiology. Conservation Physiology 4: cov057

Rohr, J.R., Farag, A.M., Cadotte, M.W., Clements, W.H., Smith, J.R., Ulrich, C.P., Woods, R. 2016. Transforming ecosystems: When, where, and how to restore contaminated sites. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 12 (2), 273-283. ISI Highly Cited Paper (PDF)

Buck, J.C.*, Rohr, J.R., Blaustein, A.R. 2016. Effects of nutrient supplementation on host-pathogen dynamics of the amphibian chytrid fungus: a community approach. Freshwater Biology, 61, 110-120. (PDF)



Ortega, N.*, Price, W., Campbell, T., Rohr, J. 2015. Acquired and introduced macroparasites of the invasive Cuban treefrog, Osteopilus septentrionalis. International Journal for Parasitology, 4 (3), 379-384. (PDF)

Civitello, D.J.†, Cohen, J.*, Fatima, H.§, Halstead, N.T.*, Liriano, J.§, McMahon, T.A.†, Ortega, C.N.*, Sauer, E.*, Sehgal, T.§, Young, S.*, Rohr, J.R. 2015. Reply to Salkeld et al.: Diversity-disease patterns are robust to study design, selection criteria, and publication bias. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, E6262.(PDF)

Staley, Z.R.*, Harwood, V.J., Rohr, J.R. 2015. A synthesis of the effects of pesticides on microbial persistence in aquatic ecosystems. Critical Reviews in Toxicology (PDF)

Civitello, D.J.†, Cohen, J.*, Fatima, H.§, Halstead, N.T.*, Liriano, J.§, McMahon, T.A.†, Ortega, C.N.*, Sauer, E.*, Sehgal, T.§, Young, S.*, Rohr, J.R. 2015. Biodiversity inhibits parasites: broad evidence for the dilution effect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: 8667–8671 (showcased by commentaries in PNAS and Science, double star recommendation by Faculty 1000, Altmetric score of 177, 99th percentile) (PDF)

Halstead, N.T.*, Civitello, D.J.†, Rohr, J.R. 2015. Comparative toxicities of organophosphate and pyrethroid insecticides to aquatic macroarthropods. Chemosphere 135:265-271 (PDF)

Buck, J.C.*, Scholz, K.I. Rohr, J.R., Blaustein, A.R. 2015. Trophic dynamics in an aquatic community: Interactions among primary producers, grazers, and a pathogenic fungus. Oecologia 178:239–248 (PDF)

McMahon, T.A.*, Rohr, J.R. 2015. Transition of chytrid fungus infection from mouthparts to hind limbs during amphibian metamorphosis. EcoHealth12:188-193 (PDF)

Sears, B.F.*, Snyder, P.W.§, Rohr, J.R.¥ 2015. Host life-history and host-parasite syntopy predict behavioral resistance and tolerance to trematode parasites. Journal of Animal Ecology 84:625-636 (PDF, Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C, Appendix D)

Boone, M.D., Rohr, J.R. 2015. The trouble with risk assessment lies at the foundation. BioScience 65:227-228 (PDF)

Rohr, J.R., Civitello, D.J.†, Crumrine, P.W., Halstead, N.T.*, Miller, A.D§, Schotthoefer, A.M., Stenoien, C.§, Johnson, L.B., Beasley, V.R. 2015. Predator diversity, intraguild predation, and indirect effects drive parasite transmission. Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America 112:3008-3013 (PDF)

Raffel, T.R. †, Halstead, N.T.*, McMahon, T.A.*, Davis, A.K., Rohr, J.R. 2015. Temperature variability and moisture synergistically interact to exacerbate an epizootic disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 282:20142039 (PDF)

Douglas, M.R.*, Rohr, J.R., Tooker, J.F. 2015. Neonicotinoid insecticide travels through a soil food chain, disrupting biocontrol of non-target pests and decreasing soybean yield. Journal of Applied Ecology 52:25-260 Editor’s Choice, cover photo, and commentary ( (PDF)



Staley, Z.R.*, Senkbeil, J.K.§, Rohr, J.R., Harwood, V.J. 2014. Agrochemicals indirectly increase survival of E. coli O157:H7 and indicator bacteria in freshwater by reducing ecosystem services. Ecological Applications 24:1945-1953 (PDF)

Civitello, D.J.†, Rohr, J.R. 2014. Disentangling the effects of parasite exposure and host susceptibility on parasite transmission: an illustration with the human zoonotic parasite, Schistosoma mansoni. Journal of Animal Ecology 83:1379–1386 (PDF)

Boone, M.D., Bishop, C.A., Boswell, L.A., Brodman, R., Burger, J., Davidson, C., Gochfeld, M., Hoverman, J.T., Neuman-Lee*, L., Propper, C.R., Relyea, R.A., Rohr, J.R., Rowe, C.L., Salice, C., Semlitsch, R.D., Sparling, D., Weir, S*. 2014. The influence of industry: how conflicts of interest compromise pesticide regulation. Bioscience 64:917-922 (PDF)

Landis, W.G., Rohr, J.R., Moe, S.J., Balbus, J.M., Clements, W., Fritz, A., Helm, R., Hickey, C., Hooper, M., Stahl, R. 2014. Global climate change and contaminants, a call to arms not yet heard? Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 10:483-484 (PDF)

McMahon, T.A.*, Sears, B.F.*, Venesky, M.D.†, Brown, J.M.*, Deutsch, K.§, Halstead, N.T.*, Lentz, G.§, Tenouri, N.§, Young, S.*, Civitello, D.J.†, Ortega, N.*, Fites, J.S.*, Reinert, L.K.*, Rollins-Smith, L.A., Raffel, T.R.†, Rohr, J.R.¥ 2014. Amphibians acquire resistance to live and dead fungus overcoming fungal immunosuppression. Nature 511:224-227 (cover photo and featured cover story) (PDF, Supplementary Materials, cover photo)

Halstead, N.T.*, McMahon, T.A.*, Johnson, S., Raffel, T.R.†, Romansic, J.M.†, Crumrine, P.W., Rohr, J.R. 2014. Community ecology theory predicts the effects of agrochemical mixtures on aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem properties. Ecology Letters 17:932-941 (PDF, Supplementary Materials)

McMahon, T.A.*, Rohr, J.R. 2014. Trypan blue dye is an effective and inexpensive way to determine the viability of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis zoospores. EcoHealth 11:164-167 (PDF)

McKenzie, R.W.§, Rohr, J.R., Motta, P.J. 2014. Orientation and patterning of the lateral line pore scales of the shortfin mako Isurus oxyrinchus. Journal of Fish Biology 84:1300-1311 (PDF)

Venesky, M.D.†, Liu, X., Sauer, E.L. §, and Rohr, J.R. 2014. The Dilution Effect: Linking Experiments to Field Data and Evaluation its Relative Strength. Journal of Animal Ecology 83:557-565 (PDF, Supplementary Materials)

Venesky, M.D.†, Raffel, T.R, McMahon, T.A.*, Rohr, J.R. 2014. Confronting inconsistencies in the amphibian-chytridiomycosis system: implications for disease management. Biological Reviews 89:477-483 (PDF)

Leslie, T.W., Rohr, J.R., Biddinger, D.J., Hulting, A.J., Mortensen, D.A., Fleischer, S.J. 2014. Examining shifts in Carabidae assemblages across a forest-agriculture ecotone. Environmental Entomology 43:18-28 (PDF)



Rohr, J.R., Raffel, T.R., Halstead, N.T.*, McMahon, T.A.*, Johnson, S.A., Boughton, R.K., Martin, L.B. 2013. Early-life exposure to an herbicide has enduring effects on pathogen-induced mortality. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 280: 20131502 (PDF)

Sears, B.*, Snyder, P. §, Rohr, J. 2013. No effects of two anesthetic agents on circulating leukocyte counts or resistance to trematode infections in larval amphibians. Journal of Herpetology 47:498-501 (PDF)

Rohr, J.R., Raffel, T.R., Blaustein, A.R., Johnson, P.T.J., Paull, S.H., Young, S.* 2013. Using physiology to understand climate-driven changes in disease and their implications for conservation. Conservation Physiology 1:cot022-cot022 (PDF)

Sears, B.F.*, Rohr, J.R. 2013. Loss of trematode parthenitae in Planorbella trivolvis (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Journal of Parasitology 99:738-739 (PDF)

McMahon, T.A.*, Romansic, J.M.†, Rohr, J.R. 2013. Non-monotonic and monotonic effects of pesticides on the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in culture and on tadpoles. Environmental Science and Technology 47:7958-7964 (PDF)

Rohr, J.R., Palmer, B.D. 2013. Climate change, multiple stressors, and the decline of ectotherms. Conservation Biology 27:741-751 (PDF)

Li, Y., Cohen, J.M.*, Rohr, J.R. 2013. A review and synthesis of the effects of climate change on amphibians. Integrative Zoology 8:145-161 (PDF, Supplementary Materials)

Sears, B.F.*, Snyder, P.W.§, Rohr, J.R. 2013. Infection deflection: hosts control parasite location with behavior to improve tolerance. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 280: 20130759 (PDF)

Venesky, M.D.†, Hanlon, S.M.*, Lynch, K.§, Parris, M.J., Rohr, J.R. 2013. Optimal digestion theory does not predict the effect of pathogens on intestinal plasticity. Biology Letters 9: 20130038 (PDF)

Liu, X., Rohr, J.R., Yiming, L. 2013. Climate, vegetation, introduced hosts and trade shape a global wildlife pandemic. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2506 (PDF, Supplementary Materials) double star recommendation by Faculty 1000

Raffel, T.R.†, Romansic, J.M.†, Halstead, N.T.*, McMahon, T.A.*, Venesky, M.D. †, Rohr, J.R.¥ 2013. Disease and thermal acclimation in a more variable and unpredictable climate.  Nature Climate Change 3: 146-151 (PDF, Supplementary Materials) (featured in News and Views, article by Ross Alford: (PDF))

McMahon, T.A.*, Brannelly, L.A.*, Chatfield, M.W.H.†, Johnson, P.T.J., Joseph, M.B., McKenzie, V.J., Richards-Zawacki, C.L., Venesky, M.D.†, Rohr, J.R. 2013. Chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has nonamphibian hosts and releases chemicals that cause pathology in the absence of infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110: 210-215 (PDF)

Rohr, J.R., Johnson, P., Hickey, C.W., Helm, R., Fritz, A., Brasfield, S. 2013. Implications of global climate change for natural resource damage assessment, restoration, and rehabilitation. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32: 93-101 (PDF)



Sears, B.F*, Schlunk, A.D.§, Rohr, J.R. 2012. Do parasitic trematode cercariae demonstrate a preference for susceptible host species?. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51012 (PDF)

Staley, Z.R.*, Senkbeil, J.K.§, Rohr, J.R., Harwood, V.J. 2012. Lack of direct effects of agrochemicals on zoonotic pathogens and fecal indicator bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78: 8146-8150 (PDF)

Koprivnikar, J., Marcogliese, D.J., Rohr, J.R., Orlofske, S.A.*, Raffel, T.R.†, Johnson, P.T.J. 2012. Macroparasite infections of amphibians: What can they tell us? Ecohealth 9: 342-360 (PDF)

Jennings, D.E.*, Edwards, G.B. Rohr, J.R. 2012. Associations between ground-surface spiders and other arthropods in mesic flatwoods. Florida Entomologist 95: 290-296 (PDF)

Venesky, M.D.†, Mendelson, J.R., Sears, B.F.*, Stiling, P.D., Rohr, J.R. 2012. Selecting for tolerance against pathogens and herbivores to enhance the success of reintroduction and translocation programs. Conservation Biology 26: 586-592 (PDF)

McMahon, T.A.*, Halstead, N.T.*, Johnson, S., Raffel, T.R.†, Romansic, J.M.†, Crumrine, P.W., Rohr, J.R. 2012. Fungicide-induced declines of freshwater biodiversity modify ecosystem functions and services. Ecology Letters 15: 714-722 (PDF, Supplementary Materials)

Rohr, J.R., Martin, L.B. 2012. Type I error is unlikely to hinder review recycling: a reply to Montesinos. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27: 312-313 (PDF)

Rohr, J.R., Halstead, N.T.*, Raffel, T.R. † 2012. The herbicide atrazine, algae, and snail populations. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31: 973-976 (PDF)

Rohr, J.R., Martin, L.B. 2012. Reduce, reuse, recycle scientific reviews. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27: 192-193 (PDF)

Johnson, P.T.J., Rohr, J.R., Hoverman, J.T. Kellermanns, E., Bowerman, J., Lunde, K.B. 2012. Host life history explains interspecific variation in disease risk. Ecology Letters 15: 235-242 (PDF, Supplementary Materials)

Jennings, D.E.*, Congelosi, A.M.§, Rohr, J.R. 2012. Insecticides reduce survival and the expression of traits associated with carnivory of carnivorous plants. Ecotoxicology 21: 569-575 (PDF)



Staley, Z.*, Rohr, J.R., Harwood, V.J. 2011. A test of direct and indirect effects of agrochemicals on the survival of fecal indicator bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 8765-8774 (PDF)

Sears, B.F.*, Rohr, J.R., Allen, J.E., Martin, L.B. 2011. The economy of inflammation: when is less more? Trends in Parasitology. 27: 382-387 (PDF)

McMahon, T.*, Crumrine, P., Halstead, N., Johnson, S., Raffel, T.R.†, Romansic, J.†, Rohr, J.R. 2011. Chlorothalonil: a deadly, immunomodulatory, and corticosterone-inducing fungicide to amphibians. Environmental Health Perspectives. 119: 1098-1103 (PDF)

Rohr, J.R., Dobson, A.P., Johnson, P.T.J., Kilpatrick, A.M., Paull, S.H., Raffel, T.R.†, Ruiz-Moreno, D., Thomas, M.B. 2011. Frontiers in climate change-disease research. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 26: 270-277 (invited submission) (PDF)

Lekberg, Y., Meadow, J., Rohr, J.R., Redecker, D., Zabinski, C.A. 2011. Importance of dispersal and thermal environment for mycorrhizal communities: Lessons from Yellowstone National Park. Ecology. 92: 1292-1302 (PDF)

Romansic, J.M.†, Johnson, P.T.J., Searle, C.L., Johnson, J.E., Tunstall, T., Han, B.A., Rohr, J.R., Blaustein, A.R. 2011. Individual and combined effects of multiple pathogens on Pacific treefrogs. Oecologia. 166: 1029-1041 (PDF)

Schotthoefer, A.M., Rohr, J.R., Cole, R.A., Koehler, A.V., Johnson, C.M., Johnson, L.B., Beasley, V.R. 2011. Effects of wetland and landscape variables on parasite communities of Rana pipiens: links to anthropogenic changes. Ecological Applications. 24: 1257-1271 (PDF)

Jennings, D.E.*, Rohr J.R. 2011. A review of the conservation threats to carnivorous plants. Biological Conservation. 144: 1356-1363 (PDF)

Raffel, T.R.†, Lloyd-Smith, J.O.†, Sessions, S.K., Hudson, P.J., Rohr, J.R. 2011. Does the early frog catch the worm? Disentangling potential drivers of a parasite age-intensity relationship in tadpoles. Oecologia. 165: 1031-1042 (PDF)

Rohr, J.R., Halstead, N.T.*, Raffel, T.R. † 2011. Modeling the future distribution of the amphibian chytrid fungus: The influence of climate and human-associated factors. Journal of Applied Ecology. 48: 174-176 (invited submission) (PDF)

Rohr, J.R., Sesterhenn, T.*, Stieha, C.* 2011. Will climate change reduce the effects of a pesticide on amphibians?: Partitioning effects on exposure and susceptibility to pollution. Global Change Biology. 17: 657-666 (PDF)



Raffel, T.R.†, Michel, P.J. §, Sites, E.W. §, Rohr, J.R. 2010. Does temperature drive chytrid infections in newt populations? Associations with leaf litter, vegetation and shade. Ecohealth. 7: 526-536 (PDF)

Staley, Z.*, Rohr, J.R., Harwood, V.J. 2010. The effect of agrochemicals on indicator bacteria densities in outdoor mesocosms. Environmental Microbiology. 12: 3150-3158 (PDF)

Raffel, T.R. †, Johnson, P.T.J., Paull, S.H. *, Rohr, J.R. 2010. Symposium 16, Towards a general theory for how climate change will affect infectious disease. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. 91: 467-473 (PDF)

Leslie, T.W.*, Biddinger, D.J., Rohr, J.R., Fleischer, S.J. 2010. Conventional and seed-based insect management strategies similarly influence non-target coleopteran communities in maize. Environmental Entomology. 39: 2045-2055 (PDF)

Rohr, J.R., Raffel, T.R.†, Hall, C.§ 2010. Developmental variation in resistance and tolerance in a multi-host-parasite system. Functional Ecology. 24: 1110-1121 (PDF)

Jennings, D.E.*, Krupa, J.J., Raffel, T.R.†, Rohr, J.R. 2010. Evidence for competition between carnivorous plants and spiders. Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences. 277: 3001-3008 (Abstract, PDF)

Raffel, T.R.†, Hoverman, J.T.†, Halstead, N.T., Michel, P.§, Rohr, J.R. 2010. Parasitism in a community context: Trait-mediated interactions with competition and predation. Ecology. 91: 1900-1907 (PDF, Supplementary Materials)

Rohr, J.R., McCoy, K.A.† 2010. Preserving environmental health and scientific credibility: A practical guide to reducing conflicts of interest. Conservation Letters. 3: 143-150 (PDF, Abstract, Supplementary Materials)

Martin, L.B., Hopkins, W.A., Mydlarz, L.D., Rohr, J.R. 2010. The effects of anthropogenic global change on immune functions and disease resistance. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology. 1195: 129-148 (invited submission) (PDF)

Rohr, J.R., Raffel, T.R.† 2010. Linking global climate and temperature variability to widespread amphibian declines putatively caused by disease. PNAS. 107: 8269-8274 (PDF, Abstract, Supplementary Materials)

Rohr, J.R., McCoy, K.A.† 2010. A qualitative meta-analysis reveals consistent effects of atrazine on freshwater fish and amphibians. Environmental Health Perspectives. 118: 20-32 (PDF, Abstract, Supplementary Materials)



Raffel, T.R.†, Sheingold, J.L.§, Rohr, J.R. 2009. Lack of pesticide toxicity to Echinostoma trivolvis eggs and miracidia. Journal of Parasitology. 95: 1548-1551 (PDF, Abstract)

Rohr, J.R., Raffel, T.R.†, Sessions, S.K. 2009. Digenetic trematodes and their relationship to amphibian declines and deformities. In: Amphibian Biology. vol. 8. Amphibian Decline: Diseases, Parasites, Maladies, and Pollution. series editor Heatwole, H. & Wilkinson, J.W. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia, pp 3067-3088 (PDF)

Rohr, J.R., Mahan, C.G., Kim, K. 2009. Response of arthropod biodiversity to foundation species declines: the case of the eastern hemlock. Forest Ecology and Management. 258: 1503-1510 (PDF, Abstract)

Clements, W.H., Rohr, J.R. 2009. Community responses to contaminants: Using basic ecological principles to predict ecotoxicological effects. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 28: 1789-1800 (PDF, Abstract)

Rohr, J.R., Swan, A.§, Raffel, T.R.†, Hudson, P.J. 2009. Parasites, info-disruption, and the ecology of fear. Oecologia. 159: 447-454 (PDF, Abstract)

Raffel, T.R.†, Le Gros, R.J.§, Love, B.C., Rohr, J.R., Hudson, P.J. 2009. Parasite age-intensity relationships in red-spotted newts: does immune memory influence salamander disease dynamics? International Journal for Parasitology. 39: 231-241 (PDF, Abstract)

Delphia, C.M.*, Rohr, J.R., Stephenson, A.G., De Moraes, C.M., Mescher, M.C. 2009. Effects of genetic variation and inbreeding on volatile production in a field population of horsenettle. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 170: 12-20 (PDF, Abstract)



Jennings, D.E.*, Gruber, S.H., Franks, B.R.*, Kessel, S.T.*, Robertson, A.L. 2008. Effects of large-scale anthropogenic development on juvenile lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) populations of Bimini, Bahamas. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 83: 369-377

Rohr, J.R., Raffel, T.R.†, Romansic, J.†, McCallum, H., Hudson, P.J. 2008. Evaluating the links between climate, disease spread, and amphibian declines. PNAS. 45: 17436-17441 (PDF, Abstract, Supplementary Materials)

Rohr, J.R., Schoetthofer, A.M., Raffel, T.R.†, Carrick, H.J., Halstead, N., Hoverman, J.T.†, Johnson, C.M., Johnson, L.B., Lieske, C., Piwoni, M.D., Schoff, P.K., Beasley, V.R. 2008. Agrochemicals increase trematode infections in a declining amphibian species. Nature. 455: 1235-1239 (PDF, Abstract, Supplementary Materials)

Raffel, T.R.†, Martin, L.B., Rohr, J.R. 2008. Parasites as predators: unifying natural enemy ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 23: 610-618 (invited submission) (PDF, Abstract)

Rohr, J.R., Raffel, T.R.†, Sessions, S.K., Hudson, P.J. 2008. Understanding the net effects of pesticides on amphibian trematode infections. Ecological Applications. 18: 1743-1753 (PDF, Abstract)

Raffel, T.R.†, Bommarito, T., Barry, D.S., Witiak, S.M., Shackleton, L.A. 2008. Widespread infection of the Eastern red-spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) by a new species of Amphibiocystidium, a genus of fungus-like mesomycetozoan parasites not previously reported in North America. Parasitology. 135: 203-215

Tooker, J.F.†, Rohr, J.R., Abrahamson, W.G., De Moraes, C.M. 2008. Gall insects can avoid and alter indirect plant defenses. New Phytologist. 178: 657-671 (PDF, Abstract) The definitive version is available at



Rohr, J.R., Kim, K., Mahan, C. 2007. Developing a monitoring program for invertebrates: guidelines and a case study. Conservation Biology. 21: 422-433 (PDF, Abstract)

Leslie, T.W.*, Hoheisel, G.A.*, Biddinger, D.J., Rohr, J.R., Fleischer, S.J. 2007. Transgenes sustain epigeal biodiversity in diversified vegetable farm systems. Environmental Entomology. 36: 234-244 (PDF, Abstract)

Lekberg, Y.†, Koide, R.T., Rohr, J.R., Aldrich-Wolfe, L., Morton, J.B. 2007. Role of niche theory and dispersal in the composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities. Journal of Ecology. 95: 95-105 (PDF, Abstract)



Rohr, J.R., Kerby, J.*, Sih, A. 2006. Community ecology theory as a framework for predicting contaminant effects. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 21: 606-613 (invited submission) A featured article (PDF, Abstract)

Raffel, T.R.†, Rohr, J.R., Kiesecker, J.M., Hudson, P.J. 2006. Negative effects of changing temperature on amphibian immunity under field conditions. Functional Ecology. 20: 819-828 (PDF, Abstract)

Dobson, A.P, Cattadori, I. Holt, R.D., Ostfeld, R.S., Keesing, F., Krichbaum, K., Rohr, J.R., Perkins, S.E., Hudson, P.J. 2006. Sacred cows and sympathetic squirrels: The importance of biological diversity to human health. PLOS Medicine. 3: 714-718 (PDF)

Rohr, J.R., Sager, T.*, Sesterhenn, T.*, Palmer, B.D. 2006. Exposure, post-exposure, and density-mediated effects of atrazine on amphibians: Breaking down net effects into their parts. Environmental Health Perspectives. 114: 46-50 A featured article (PDF, Abstract)

Raffel, T.R.†, Dillard, J.R., Hudson, P.J. 2006. Field evidence for leech-borne transmission of amphibian Ichthyphonus sp. Journal of Parasitology. 92: 1256-1264. (PDF, Abstract)



Rohr, J.R., Crumrine, P.* 2005. Effects of an herbicide and an insecticide on pond community structure and processes. Ecological Applications. 15:1135-1147 (PDF, Abstract)

Rohr, J.R., Palmer, B.D. 2005. Aquatic herbicide exposure increases salamander desiccation risk eight months later in a terrestrial environment. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 24:1253-1258 (PDF, Abstract)

Rohr, J.R., Park, D.†, Sullivan, A.M.*, McKenna, M.*, Propper, C.R., Madison D.M. 2005. Operational sex ratio in newts: field responses
and characterization of a constituent chemical cue. Behavioral Ecology. 16:286-293 (PDF, Abstract)



Rohr, J.R., Elskus, A.A., Shepherd, B.S., Crowley, P.H., McCarthy, T.M.*, Niedzwiecki, J.H.*, Sager, T.*, Sih, A., Palmer, B.D. 2004. Multiple stressors and salamanders: Effects of an herbicide, food limitation, and hydroperiod. Ecological Applications. 14:1028-1040 (PDF, Abstract)

Sullivan, A.M.*, Madison, D.M., Rohr, J.R. 2004. Variation in the antipredator responses of three sympatric Plethodontid salamanders to predator-diet cues. Herpetologica. 60:401-408 (PDF, Abstract)



Rohr, J.R., Elskus, A.A., Shepherd, B.S., Crowley, P.H., McCarthy, T.M.*, Niedzwiecki, J.H.*, Sager, T.*, Sih, A., Palmer, B.D. 2003. The lethal and sublethal effects of atrazine, carbaryl, endosulfan, and octylphenol on the streamside salamander, Ambystoma barbouri. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 22:2385-2392 (PDF, Abstract)

Rohr, J.R., Madison, D.M., Sullivan, A.M.* 2003. On temporal variation and conflicting selection pressures: A test of theory using newts. Ecology. 84:1816-1826 (PDF, Abstract)

Sullivan, A.M.*, Madison, D.M., Rohr, J.R. 2003. Behavioural responses by red-backed salamanders to conspecific and heterospecific cues. Behaviour. 140:553-564 (PDF, Abstract)

Rohr, J.R., Madison, D.M. 2003. Dryness increases predation risk in efts: Support for an amphibian decline hypothesis. Oecologia. 135: 657-664 (PDF, Abstract)



Rohr, J.R. 2002. Temporal and spatial variation in newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) response to non-injured and injured conspecifics. Dissertation, Binghamton University (Abstract)

Rohr, J.R., Madison, D.M. 2002. Notophthamlus viridescens (Eastern Red-Spotted Newt) Predation. Herpetological Review. 33:122-123 (Abstract)

Rohr, J.R., Madison, D.M., Sullivan, A.M.* 2002. The ontogeny of chemically-mediated antipredator behaviours in newts (Notophthalmus viridescens): Responses to injured and non-injured conspecifics. Behaviour. 139:1043-1060 (PDF, Abstract)

Rohr, J.R., Madison, D.M., Sullivan, A.M.* 2002. Sex differences and seasonal trade-offs in response to injured and non-injured conspecifics in red-spotted newts, Notophthalmus viridescens. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 52:385-393 (PDF, Abstract)

Madison, D.M., Sullivan, A.M.*, Maerz, J.C.*, McDarby, J.H., Rohr, J.R. 2002. A complex, cross-taxon, chemical releaser of anti-predator behavior in amphibians. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 28:2251-2262 (PDF, Abstract)


2001 and before

Rohr, J.R., Madison, D.M. 2001. A chemically-mediated trade-off between predation risk and mate search in newts. Animal Behaviour. 62:863-869 (PDF, Abstract)

Rohr, J.R., Madison, D.M. 2001. Do newts avoid conspecific alarm substances: the predation hypothesis revisited. In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates (Ed. by Marchlewska-Koj, L. & Müller- Schwarze, D.), NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 295-304 (Abstract)

Rohr, J.R. 1997. Who likes who: Helping students understand the scientific method. Engaging Educators Across the Disciplines, 1997: 28-32