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Hayes, M.A. and A.J. Piaggio. 2018. Assessing the potential impacts of a changing climate on the distribution of a rabies virus vector. PLoS ONE 13(2):e0192887. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192887

Hernandez, F.A., B.M. Parker, C.L. Pylant, T.J. Smyser, A.J. Piaggio, S.L. Lance, M.P. Milleson, J.D. Austin, and S.M. Wisely. 2018. Invasion ecology of wild pigs (Sus scrofa) in Florida, USA: the role of humans in the expansion and colonization of an invasive wild ungulate. Biological Invasions 20(7):1865-1880. doi: 10.1007/s10530-018-1667-6

Mangan, A.M., A.J. Piaggio, M.W. Hopken, S.J. Werner, and L. Pejchar. 2018. A molecular analysis to assess codling moth Cydia pomonella L. (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) predation by orchard birds.Ecological Indicators. 93:1222-1225. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.06.025

McCann, B.E., T.J. Smyser, B.S. Schmidt, R.A. Newman, A.J. Piaggio, M.J. Malek, S.R. Swafford, R.A. Sweitzer, and R.B. Simmons. 2018. Molecular population structure for feral swine in the United States. The Journal of Wildlife Management 82(4):821-832. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21452

Robeson, M.S., K. Khanipov, G. Golovko, S.M. Wisely, M.D. White, M. Bodenchuck, T.J. Smyser, Y. Fofanov, N. Fierer, and A.J. Piaggio. 2018. Assessing the utility of metabarcoding for diet analyses of the omnivorous wild pig (Sus scrofa). Ecology and Evolution 8(1):185-196. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3638

Schofield, M., J. Duchamp, J.L. Larkin, T.J. Smyser, and J.M. Doyle. 2018. Mitochondrial genome of an Allegheny Woodrat (Neotoma magister). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 3(1):256-258. doi: 10.1080/23802359.2018.1437806

Williams, K.E., K.P. Huyvaert, K.C. Vercauteren, A.J. Davis, and A.J. Piaggio. 2018. Detection and persistence of environmental DNA from an invasive, terrestrial mammal. Ecology and Evolution 8(1):688-695. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3698

Wostenberg, D.J., N. Walker, K.A. Fox, T.R. Spraker, A.J. Piaggio, and A. Gilbert. 2018. Evidence of two cocirculating canine distemper virus strains in mesocarnivores from Northern Colorado, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 54(3):534-543. doi: 10.7589/2017-09-238


Hopken, M.W., B.M. Ryan, K.P. Huyvaert, and A.J. Piaggio. 2017. Picky eaters are rare: DNA-based blood meal analysis of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopotonidae) species from the United States. Parasites & Vectors 10(1):169. doi:10.1186/s13071-017-2099-3

Lichti, N., K.F. Kellener, T.J. Smyser, and S.A. Johnson. 2017. Bayesian model-based age classification using small mammal body mass and capture dates. Journal of Mammalogy 98(5):1379-1388. doi: 1093/jmammal/gyx057

Piaggio, A.J., A.L. Russell, I.A. Osorio, A.J. Ramirez, J.W. Fischer, J.L. Neuwald, A.E. Tibbels, L. Lecuona, and G.F. McCracken. 2017. Genetic demography at the leading edge of the distribution of a rabies virus vector. Ecology and Evolution: 1-9.  doi: 10.1002/ece3.3087

Piaggio, A.J., G. Segelbacher, P.J. Seddon, L. Alphey, E.L. Bennett, R.H. Carlson, R.M. Friedman, D. Kanavy, R. Phelan, K.H. Redford, M. Rosales, L. Slobodian, and K. Wheeler. 2017. Is it time for synthetic biodiversity conservation? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32(2):97-107.  doi: 10.1016/j.tree2016.10.016

Rovnak, J., R. Perera, M.W. Hopken, J. Read, D.M. Waller, and R.J. Cohrs. 2017. The 17th Rocky Mountain Virology Association Meeting Conference Report. Viruses 9(11):333. doi: 10.3390/v9110333   

Tabak, M.A., A.J. Piaggio, R.S. Miller, R.A. Sweitzer, and H.B. Ernest. 2017. Anthropogenic factors predict movement of an invasive species. Ecosphere 8(6) e01844.  doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1844

Williams, K.E., K.P. Huyvaert, and A.J. Piaggio. 2017. Clearing muddied waters:  Capture of environmental DNA from turbid waters. PloS One 12(7):e0179282.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179282


Greggor, A.L., O. Berger-Tal, D.T. Blumstein, L. Angeloni, C. Bessa-Gomes, B.F. Blackwell, C.C. St Clair, K. Crooks, S. de Silva, E. Fernandez-Juricic, S.Z. Goldenberg, S.L. Mesnick, M. Owen, C.J. Price, D. Saltz, C.J. Schell, A.V. Suarez, R.R. Swaisgood, C.S. Winchell, and W.J. Sutherland. Research priorities from animal behaviour for maximising conservation progress. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31(12):953-964.  doi:10.1016/j.tree.2016.09.001  

Hopken, M.W., E.K. Orning, J.K. Young, and A.J. Piaggio. 2016. Molecular forensics in avian conservation: a DNA-based approach for identifying mammalian predators of ground-nesting birds and eggs. BMC Research Notes 9:14.  doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1797-1

Kennedy, R.C., R.R. Fling, M.S. Robeson, A.M.  Saxton, R.L. Donnell, J.L. Darcy, D.A. Bemis, J. Liu, L. Zhao, and J. Chen. 2016. Temporal development of gut microbiota in triclocarban exposed pregnant and neonatal ratsScientific Reports 6:33430.  doi: 10.1038/srep33430 

Piaggio, A.J., C.A. Cariappa, D.J. Straughan, M.A. Neubaum, M. Dwire, P.R. Krausman, W.B. Ballard, D.L. Bergman, and S.W. Breck. 2016. A noninvasive method to detect Mexican wolves and estimate abundance. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40(2):321-330.  doi: 10.1002/wsb.659    

Reed, R.N., M.W. Hopken, D.A. Steen, B.G. Falk, and A.J. Piaggio. 2016. Integrating early detection with DNA barcoding: species identification of a non-native monitor lizard (Squamata: Varanidae) carcass in Mississippi, U.S.A. Management of Biological Invasions 7(2):193-197.  doi: 10.3391/mbi.2016.7.2.07  

Smyser, T.J., G.E. Stauffer, S.A. Johnson, O.E. Rhodes, Jr., and R.K. Swihart. 2016. Annual survival of Allegheny woodrats in a nonequilibrium metapopulation. Journal of Mammalogy 97(6):1699–1708. doi: 10.1093/jmammal/gyw136

Smyser, T.J., R.J. Guenzel, C.N. Jacques, and E.O. Garton. 2016. Double-observer evaluation of pronghorn aerial line-transect surveys. Wildlife Research 43(6):474-481.  doi:10.1071/WR16006   


Bergmann, G.T., J.M. Craine, M.S. Robeson II, N. Fierer. 2015. Seasonal shifts in diet and gut microbiota of the American Bison (Bison bison). PloS One 10(11):d0142409.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142409  

Damm, D.L., J.B. Armstrong, W.M. Arjo, and A.J. Piaggio. 2015. Assessment of population structure of coyotes in East-Central Alabama using microsatellite DNA. Southeastern Naturalist 14(1):106-122.  doi: 10.1656/058.014.0118

Hopken, M.W., T.M. Lum, P.M. Meyers, and A.J. Piaggio. 2015. Molecular assessment of translocation and management of an endangered subspecies of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Conservation Genetics 16:635-647.  doi: 10.1007/s10592-014-0689-6


Herman, J.A., A.J. Piaggio, N.D. Halbert, J.C. Rhyan, and M.D. Salman. 2014. Genetic analysis of a bison (Bison bison) herd derived from the Yellowstone National Park population. Wildlife Biology 20(6):335-343.  doi: 10.2981/slb.00051.

Piaggio, A.J., R.M. Engeman, M.W. Hopken, J.S. Humphrey, K.L. Keacher, W.E. Bruce, and M.L. Avery. 2014. Detecting an elusive invasive species: a diagnostic PCR to detect Burmese python in Florida waters and an assessment of persistence of environmental DNA. Molecular Ecology Resources, 14:374–380. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12180.


Hopken, M.W., M.R. Douglas, and M.E. Douglas. 2012. Stream hierarchy defines riverscape genetics of a North American desert fish. Molecular Ecology 22: 956-971.

Piaggio, A. J., B. A. Coghlan, A. E. Miscampbell, W. M. Arjo, D. B. Ransome, and C. E. Ritland. 2013. Molecular phylogeny of an ancient rodent family (Aplodontiidae). Journal of Mammalogy 94: 529-543.

Piaggio, A.J. and J. Jeffers. 2013. On the edge: A genetic assessment of Aplodontia rufa from the edge of their distribution. Western North American Naturalist 73(4): 485-496.

Root JJ, Hopken MW, Gidlewski T, Piaggio AJ. Cottontail rabbit papilloma virus infection in a desert cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii) from Colorado, USA. J Wildl Dis 2013; 49(4):1060-2.



Piaggio, A.J., Shriner, S.A., VanDalen, K.K., Franklin, A.B., Anderson., T.D., et al. 2012. Molecular surveillance of low pathogenic avian influenza viruses in wild birds across the United States: inferences from the hemagglutinin gene. PLoS ONE 7(12): e50834. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050834

Savidge, J. A., M. W. Hopken, G. W. Witmer, S. M. Jojola, J. J. Pierce, P. W. Burke, and A. J. Piaggio. 2012. Genetic evaluation of an attempted Rattus rattus eradication on Congo Cay, U.S. Virgin Islands, identifies importance of eradication units. Biological Invasions 14:2343-2354.


Piaggio, A. J., D. A. Saugey, and D. B. Sasse. 2011. Phylogenetic and population genetic assessment of Rafinesque's big-eared bat ( Corynorhinus rafinesquii). Pages 85-99 in S. C. Loeb, M. J. Lacki,and D. A. Miller, editors. Conservation and management of eastern big-eared bats: a symposium. USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, General Technical Report SRS-145, Asheville, North Carolina.


Piaggio AJ, Clark L, Franklin AB, Kolokotronis S. Erratum: Wild bird's-eye view of influenza virus A(H1N1) phylogenetic evolution (EcoHealth (2009) 6 (346-350) DOI: 10.1007/S10393-009-0270-9). EcoHealth 2010; 7(3):408-9.

Fischer, J. W., R. E. Joos, M. A. Neubaum, J. D. Taylor, D. L. Bergman, D. L. Nolte, and A. J. Piaggio. Lactating North American beavers (Castor canadensis) sharing dens in the southwestern United States. Southwestern Naturalist 2010; 55:273-277.


Johnson, S. R., A. J. Piaggio, M. A. Neubaum, and M. R. Dunbar. 2009. Using genetics to assess differentiation among raccoons in an area with variable rabies status in Alabama. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 13:40-48. 155K

Pelz-Serrano K, Munguia-Vega A, Piaggio AJ, Neubaum M, Munclinger P, PÁrtl A, Van Riper Iii C, Culver M. Development of nine new microsatellite loci for the american beaver, castor canadensis (rodentia: Castoridae), and cross-species amplification in the European beaver, castor fiber. Molecular Ecology Resources 2009; 9(2):551-4.

Piaggio AJ, Clark L, Franklin AB, Kolokotronis S. Wild bird's-eye view of influenza virus A(H1N1) phylogenetic evolution. EcoHealth 2009; 6(3):346-50.

Piaggio AJ, Figueroa JA, Perkins SL. Development and characterization of 15 polymorphic microsatellite loci isolated from Rafinesque's big-eared bat, Corynorhinus rafinesquii. Molecular Ecology Resources 2009; 9(4):1191-3.

Piaggio AJ, Miller KEG, Matocq MD, Perkins SL. Eight polymorphic microsatellite loci developed and characterized from townsend's big-eared bat, Corynorhinus townsendii. Molecular Ecology Resources 2009; 9(1):258-60.

Piaggio AJ, Navo KW, Stihler CW. Intraspecific comparison of population structure, genetic diversity, and dispersal among three subspecies of Townsend's big-eared bats, Corynorhinus townsendii townsendii, C. t. pallescens, and the endangered C. t. virginianus. Conserv Genet 2009; 10(1):143-59.

Piaggio AJ, Neubaum MA, Yueh H, Ritland CE, Johnston JJ, Perkins SL. Development of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci isolated from the mountain beaver, Aplodontia rufa rufa (rafinesque). Molecular Ecology Resources 2009; 9(1):323-5.

Root JJ, Puskas RB, Fischer JW, Swope CB, Neubaum MA, Reeder SA, Piaggio AJ. Landscape genetics of raccoons (Procyon lotor) associated with ridges and valleys of Pennsylvania: Implications for oral rabies vaccination programs. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 2009; 9(6):583-8.


2008 and older

Cariappa CA, Ballard W, Breck S, Piaggio AJ, Neubaum M. Estimating population size of Mexican wolves noninvasively (Arizona). Ecol Restor 2008; 26(1):14-6.

Piaggio AJ, Johnston JJ, Perkins SL. Development of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus (Chiroptera: Phylostomidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 2008; 8(2):440-2.

Piaggio AJ, Perkins SL. Molecular phylogeny of North American long-eared bats (Vespertilionidae: Corynorhinus); inter- and intraspecific relationships inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Mol Phylogenet Evol 2005; 37 (3):762-75.

Piaggio AJ, Valdez EW, Bogan MA, Spicer GS. Systematics of Myotis occultus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) inferred from sequences of two mitochondrial genes. J Mammal 2002; 83(2):386-95.

VanDalen KK, Anderson TD, Killian ML, Pedersen JC, Franklin AB, Piaggio AJ. Increased detection of influenza A H16 in the United States. Arch Virol 2008; 153(10):1981-3.

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