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Fitzgerald L.A. and Stronza A.L. (2016). In defense of the ecotourism shield. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2015.11.002

†Ryberg W., Fitzgerald L.A. 2015. Landscape composition, not connectivity, determines metacommunity structure across multiple scales. Ecography 38 01-10. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01321

Fitzgerald L.A., *Treglia M., *Angeli N. Hibbitts T.J., *Leavitt D.J., Subalusky A.L., Lundgren I., Hillis-Starr Z. (2015). Determinants of successful establishment and post-translocation dispersal of a new population of the critically endangered St. Croix ground lizard (Ameiva polops) Restoration Ecology 23(6):776-786. DOI: 10.1111/rec.12248

*Treglia ML, Fisher RN, Fitzgerald LA (2015) Integrating Multiple Distribution Models to Guide Conservation Efforts of an Endangered Toad. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0131628. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131628

Michelle A. McEachern, Amy A. Yackel Adams, Page E. Klug, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Robert N. Reed. (2015). Brumation of introduced Tupinambis merianae (Squamata: Teiidae) in southern Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 14(2):319-328.

*Schalk, C.M, Fitzgerald, L.A. (2015). Ontogenetic shifts in ambush site selection of a sit-and-wait predator, the Chacoan Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cranwelli, Anura: Ceratophryidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology.  DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2014-0320

†Ryberg W., Fitzgerald L.A. (2015). Sand grain size composition regulates subsurface oxygen and distribution of an endemic psammophilic lizard. Journal of Zoology: 295, 116–121.

†Ryberg W., *Hill M.T., Painter C.W., Fitzgerald L.A. (2015). Linking irreplaceable landforms in a self-organizing landscape to sensitivity of population vital rates for an ecological specialist. Conservation Biology 29(3):888-898.  DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12429.

Woodward R., Shapiro E., Stronza A.L., Fitzgerald L.A. (2014). Market-based conservation: aligning static theory with dynamic systems. Natural Resources Forum 38:235-247.

*Romano A. J., *D. J. Leavitt, *C. M. Schalk, *D. E. Dittmer, and L. A. Fitzgerald. 2014. Vertebrate by-catch of pipeline trenches in the Mescalero-Monahans shinnery sands of southeastern New Mexico. Prairie Naturalist 46(2):104-105.

Fitzgerald, L.A., Hibbitts T.J. (in press). Amphibians and Reptiles. Chapter 14, In, Texas Master Naturalists Curriculum Book. Texas A&M University Press.

Hurtado L, Santamaria C., Fitzgerald L.A. 2014. The phylogenetic position of the endangered Saint Croix ground lizard Ameiva polops: revisiting molecular systematics of West Indian Ameiva. Zootaxa 3794(2):254–262. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3794.2.4.

*Smolensky N.L., Hurtado L., Fitzgerald L.A. 2014. DNA barcoding of Cameroon samples enhances our knowledge on the distributional limits of putative species of Osteolaemus (African dwarf crocodiles). Conservation Genetics. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-014-0639-3.

*Treglia, M., Valiulis, J and Fitzgerald L.A. 2013. Establishment of the Puerto Rican ground lizard (Ameiva exsul), on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands: a threat to native fauna. Caribbean Journal of Science 47:373-378.

*Leavitt D.J., Fitzgerald L.A. 2013. Disassembly of a dune-dwelling lizard community due to landscape fragmentation. Ecosphere 4(8):97. DOI: 10.1890/ES13-00032.1.

Chan L.M., Archie J.W., Yoder A.D., Fitzgerald L.A. (2013). Review of the systematic status of Sceloporus arenicolus (Degenhardt and Jones 1972) with an estimate of divergence time. Zootaxa 3664 (3): 312–320.

*Ryberg WA, *Hill MT, Painter CW, Fitzgerald LA (2013) Landscape Pattern Determines Neighborhood Size and Structure within a Lizard Population. PLoS ONE 8(2): e56856. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056856.

Böhm, M., Collen, B., Baillie, J.E.M., Bowles, P., Chanson, J., Cox, N., Hammerson, G., Hoffmann, M., Livingstone, S.R., Ram, M., Rhodin, A.G.J., Stuart, S.N., van Dijk, P.P., Young, B., Afuang, L.E., Aghasyan, A., Aguayo, A.G., Aguilar, C., Ajtic, R., Akarsu, F., Alencar, L.R.V., Allison, A., Ananjeva, N., Anderson, S., Andren, C., Ariano-Sanchez, D., Arredondo, J.C., Auliya, M., Austin, C.C., Avci, A., Baker,.P.J., Barreto-Lima, A.F., Barrio-Amoros, C.L., Basu, D., Bates, M.F., Batistella, A., Bauer, A., Bennett, D., Böhme, W., Broadley, D., Brown, R., Burgess, J., Captain, A., Carreira, S., Castaneda, M.R., Castro, F., Catenazzi, A., Cedeno-Vazquez, J.R., Chapple, D., Cheylan, M., Cisneros-Heredia , D.F., Cogalniceanu, D., Cogger, H., Corti, C., Costa, G.C., Couper, P.J., Courtney, T., Crnobrnja-Isailovic, J., Crochet, P.-A., Crother, B., Cruz, F., Daltry, J., Daniels, R.J.R., Das, I., de Silva, A., Diesmos, A.C., Dirksen, L., Doan, T.M., Dodd, K., Doody, J.S., Dorcas, M.E., Duarte de Barros Filho, J., Egan, V.T., El Mouden, E.H., Embert, D., Espinoza, R.E., Fallabrino, A., Feng, X., Feng, Z.-J., Fitzgerald, L., Flores-Villela, O., Franca, F.G.R., Frost, D., Gadsden, H., Gamble, T., Ganesh, S.R., Garcia, M.A., Garcia-Perez, J.E., Gatus, J., Gaulke, M., Geniez, P., Georges, A., Gerlach, J., Goldberg, S., Gonzalez, J.-C.T., Gower, D.J., Grant, T., Greenbaum, E., Grieco, C., Guo, P., Hamilton, A.M., Hare, K., Hedges, S.B., Heideman, N., Hilton-Taylor, C., Hitchmough, R., Hollingsworth, B., Hutchinson, M., Ineich, I., Iverson, J., Jaksic, F.M., Jenkins, R., Joger, U., Jose, R., Kaska, Y., Kaya, U., Keogh, J.S., Köhler, G., Kuchling, G., Kumlutas, Y., Kwet, A., La Marca, E., Lamar, W., Lane, A., Lardner, B., Latta, C., Latta, G., Lau, M., Lavin, P., Lawson, D., LeBreton, M., Lehr, E., Limpus, D., Lipczynski, N., Lobo, A.S., Lopez-Luna, M.A., Luiselli, L., Lukoschek, V., Lundberg, M., Lymberakis, P., Macey, R., Magnusson, W.E., Mahler, D.L., Malhotra, A., Mariaux, J., Maritz, B., Marques, O.A.V., Marquez, R., Martins, M., Masterson, G., Mateo, J.A., Mathew, R., Mathews, N., Mayer, G., McCranie, J.R., Measey, G.J., Mendoza-Quijano, F., Menegon, M., Metrailler, S., Milton, D.A., Montgomery, C., Morato, S.A.A., Mott, T., Munoz-Alonso, A., Murphy, J., Nguyen, T.Q., Nilson, G., Nogueira, C., Núñez, H., Orlov, N., Ota, H., Ottenwalder, J., Papenfuss, T., Pasachnik, S., Passos, P., Pauwels, O.S.G., Pérez-Buitrago, N., Pérez-Mellado, V., Pianka, E.R., Pleguezuelos, J., Pollock, C., Ponce-Campos, P., Powell, R., Pupin, F., Quintero Díaz, G.E., Radder, R., Ramer, J., A.R., R., Rasmussen, A.R., Raxworthy, C., Reynolds, R., Richman, N., Rico, E.L., Riservato, E., Rivas, G., Rocha, P.L.B., Rödel, M.-O., Rodríguez Schettino, L., Roosenburg, Ross, J.P., W.M., Sadek, R., Sanders, K., Santos-Barrera, G., Schleich, H.H., Schmidt, B.R., Schmitz, A., Sharifi, M., Shea, G., Shi, H., Shine, R., Sindaco, R., Slimani, T., Somaweera, R., Spawls, S., Stafford , P., Stuebing, R., Sweet, S., Sy, E., Temple, H., Tognelli, M.F., Tolley, K., Tolson, P.J., Tuniyev, B., Tuniyev, S., Üzüm, N., van Buurt, G., Van Sluys, M., Velasco, A., Vences, M., Veselý, M., Vinke, S., Vinke, T., Vogel, G., Vogrin, M., Vogt, R.C., Wearn, O.R., Werner, Y.L., Whiting, M.J., Wiewandt, T., Wilkinson , J., Wilson, B., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Zhou, K. & Zug, G. (2013) The conservation status of the world’s reptiles. Biological Conservation 157, 372–385.

Noss A.J., Montaño R.R., Soria F., Deem S.L., Fiorello C.V., Fitzgerald L.A. 2013. Chelonoidis carbonaria (Testudines: Testudinidae) activity patterns and burrow use in the Bolivian Chaco. South American Journal of Herpetology 8:19-28.

*Treglia, M., Valiulis, J and Fitzgerald L.A. (in press). Establishment of the Puerto Rican ground lizard (Ameiva exsul), on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands: a threat to native fauna. Caribbean Journal of Science.

*Montaño R.R, Cuéllar E., Fitzgerald L.A., *Soria F. *Mendoza F., *Peña R., Dosapey T., Sharon L. Deem S.L., Noss A.J. (2013). Ranging patterns by the red-footed tortoise – Geochelone carbonaria (Testudines: Testudinidae) – in the Bolivian Chaco. Patrones de desplazamiento de la peta negra – Geochelone carbonaria (Testudines: Testudinidae) – en el Chaco boliviano. Ecología en Bolivia 48:17-30.

Ryberg, W.A., M.T. Hill, D. Lay, and L.A. Fitzgerald. 2012. Observations on the reproductive and nesting ecology of the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus). Western North American Naturalist 72(4) 582-585.

Hurtado L.A., C.A. Santamaria, L.A. Fitzgerald. 2012. Conservation genetics of the critically endangered St. Croix ground lizard (Ameiva polops Cope 1863). Conservation Genetics. Conserv Genet DOI 10.1007/s10592-012-0316-3.

Fitzgerald, L. A. 2012. Finding And Capturing Reptiles. Pp.77-88. In R.W. McDiarmid, M. S. Foster, C. Guyer, J. W. Gibbons, and N. Chernoff (eds.), Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity: Standard Methods for Reptiles. University of California Press, Berkeley, California.

Fitzgerald, L. A. 2012. Monitoring Exploited Species. Pp.323-331. In R.W. McDiarmid, M. S. Foster, C. Guyer, J. W. Gibbons, and N. Chernoff (eds.), Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity: Standard Methods for Reptiles. University of California Press, Berkeley, California.

*Treglia M.L. and L.A. Fitzgerald. 2011. Translocation of the St. Croix ground lizard to Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Pp. 109-115. In. Soorae P.S. (ed.) (2011). Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2011. More case studies from around the globe. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group and Abu Dhabi, UAE: Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi. Xiv +250 pp.

*Prestridge, H.L. L.A. Fitzgerald, T.J. Hibbitts. 2011. Trade in non-native amphibians and reptiles in Texas: Lessons for better monitoring and implications for species introduction. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6(3):324–339.

Dayton, G.H. and L.A. Fitzgerald. 2011. The advantage of no defense: predation enhances cohort survival in a desert amphibian. Aquatic Ecology 45:325-333. (pdf )

Fitzgerald, L.A. and R.E. Nelson. 2011. Thermal biology and temperature-based habitat selection in a large aquatic ectotherm, the alligator snapping turtle, Macroclemys temminckii. Journal of Thermal Biology 36:160-166. (pdf )

*Smolensky, N. and L.A. Fitzgerald. 2011. Population variation in dune-dwelling lizards in response to patch size, patch quality, and oil and gas development. Southwestern Naturalist 56(3):315-324. (pdf )

Cuéllar, R.L., L. Fitzgerald, F. Mendoza. 2010. Manejo comunitario de peni (Tupinambis rufescens) y taitetu (Tayassu tajacu). In: H. Gómez y A. Llobet (eds). Isoso: una iniciativa de conservación a largo plazo. Experiencias de manejo de fauna silvestre en Bolivia. Editorial FAN, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, pp. 58-85.

Laurencio, L.R. and L.A. Fitzgerald. 2010. Atlas of distribution and habitat of the dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus) in New Mexico. Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2258. ISBN# 978-0-615-40937-5.

*Laurencio, D. and L.A. Fitzgerald. 2010. Environmental correlates to herpetofaunal diversity in Costa Rica. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26:521-531.

*Smolensky, N. and L.A. Fitzgerald. 2010. Distance sampling underestimates population densities of dune-dwelling lizards. Journal of Herpetology 44:372-381.

Fitzgerald, L.A. and Amanda L. Stronza. 2009. Applied Biodiversity Science: Integrating ecology, culture, and governance for effective conservation. Interciencia 34(8):1-8. (pdf )

*Subalusky, A., L.A. Fitzgerald, L.L. Smith. 2009. Ontogenetic niche shifts in American Alligators cause ecological connectivity in isolated wetland and riverine systems. Biological Conservation 142:1507-1514. (pdf )

*Leavitt, DJ and LA Fitzgerald. 2009. Diet of non-native Hyla cinerea in a Chihuahuan desert wetland. Journal of Herpetology 43:541-545. (pdf )

*Subalusky, A. L.L. Smith, L.A. Fitzgerald. 2009. Detection of American Alligators in Isolated, Seasonal Wetlands. Applied Herpetology 6(3):199-210. (pdf )

Chan, L., L.A. Fitzgerald, Zamudio K. 2009. The scale of genetic differentiation in the Dunes Sagebrush-Lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus), an endemic habitat specialist. Conservation Genetics 10:131-142. (pdf )

Fitzgerald, L.A. and C.W. Painter. 2009. Sceloporus arenicolus. Pages 230-233 In. Lizards of the American Southwest: A Photographic Field Guide. Lawrence L.C. Jones and Rob Lovich (eds.).

Fitzgerald, L.A. 2009. Sceloporus merriami. in. Lizards of the American Southwest: A Photographic Field Guide. Lawrence L.C. Jones and Rob Lovich (eds.).

Fitzgerald, L.A. 2009. Plestiodon tetragrammus. Pages 463-465. Lizards of the American Southwest: A Photographic Field Guide. Lawrence L.C. Jones and Rob Lovich (eds.).

*Perotti, M.G., L.A. Fitzgerald, L. Moreno, and M. Pueta. 2006. Behavioral responses of Bufo arenarum tadpoles to odonate naiad predation. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 1(2): 117-120. (pdf )

*Mieres, M.M. and L.A. Fitzgerald. 2006. Monitoring and managing the harvest of tegu lizards in Paraguay. The Journal of Wildlife Management 70(6): 1723-1734. (pdf )

*Saenz, D., L.A. Fitzgerald, K.A. Baum, R.N. Conner. 2006. Abiotic correlates of anuran calling phenology: the importance of rain, temperature, and season. Herpetological Monographs 20:64-82. (pdf )

*Dayton, G. and L.A. Fitzgerald. 2006. Habitat suitability models for desert anurans. Biological Conservation 132: 40-49. (pdf )

*Dayton, G. and L.A. Fitzgerald. 2005. Priority effects and desert anuran communities. Canadian Journal of Zoology 83(8) 1112-1116. (pdf )

*Cruz, F.B., L.A. Fitzgerald, R.E. Espinoza, J.A. Schulte II. 2005. The importance of phylogenetic scale in tests of Bergmann’s and Rapoport’s rules: lessons from a clade of South American lizards. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18:1559-1574. (pdf )

*Hibbitts, T.J. and L.A. Fitzgerald. 2005. Morphological and ecological convergence in two Natricine snakes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 85(3): 363-371. (pdf )

*Ryberg W.A. and Lee A. Fitzgerald. 2005. Herpetofaunal Inventory of Fort Wolters in North-Central Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 50(2): 267-272. (pdf )

*Ceballos C. and L.A. Fitzgerald 2004. Native and exotic turtle trade in Texas. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32(3):881-892. (pdf )

Fitzgerald, L.A., C.W. Painter, A. Reuter, and C. Hoover. 2004. Harvest and trade in reptiles of the Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion. TRAFFIC North America, World Wildlife Fund. (Peer-reviewed). (pdf )

*Ryberg W.A., L.A. Fitzgerald, R.L. Honeycutt, J.C. Cathey, and Toby J. Hibbitts. 2004. Vertebrate inventory of Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area in eastern Texas. Southwestern Naturalist. 49(4): 528-534. (pdf )

Fitzgerald, L.A. 2004 Amphibians and Reptiles. Chapter 10, In N. Wilkins (ed.), Texas Master Naturalists Curriculum Book.

Fitzgerald, L.A. 2003. Whiptail lizards, tegus and allies (Teiidae). Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia. (pdf )

Fitzgerald, L.A. 2003. Microteiids (Gymnophthalmidae). Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia. (pdf )

*Ryberg, W.A., L.A. Fitzgerald, R.L. Honeycutt, and J.C. Cathey (2002) Genetic relationships of American Alligator populations across scales of ecological and geographic separation. Journal of Experimental Zoology 294(4):325-333. (pdf )

*Dayton, G.H. and L.A. Fitzgerald. 2001. Competition, predation, and the distribution of four desert anurans. Oecologia 129:430-435. (pdf )

*Vega L.E., P.J. Bellagamba, and L.A. Fitzgerald°. 2000. Long-term effects of anthropogenic habitat disturbance on a lizard assemblage inhabiting coastal dunes in Argentina. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78:1653-1660. (pdf )
(°corresponding author)

Fitzgerald, L.A. and C.W. Painter. 2000. Rattlesnake commercialization: long-term trends, issues, and implications for conservation. Wildlife Socitey Bulletin 28 (1): 235-253. (pdf )

Fitzgerald, L.A., J.A. Cook, and A.L. Aquino. 1999. The molecular phylogenetics and conservation of Tupinambis (Sauria: Teiidae). Copeia 1999 (4): 894-905 (pdf )

Fitzgerald, L.A., F. Cruz, and G. Perotti. 1999. Phenology of a lizard assemblage in the dry chaco of Argentina. Journal of Herpetology 33 (4): 526-535. (pdf )

Painter, C.W. and Fitzgerald L.A. 1999. Crotalus atrox. Morphology. Herpetological Review 30(1): 44.

Frost D.R., H. M. Crafts, L. A. Fitzgerald, and T.A. Titus. 1998. Geographic Variation, species recognition, and molecular evolution of cytochrome oxidase I in the Tropidurus spinulosus complex (Iguania: Tropiduridae). Copeia 1998 4: 839-851.

Fitzgerald. L.A. 1998. Book review: Harry W. Greene. Snakes: the evolution of mystery in nature. Quarterly Review of Biology 73:365-366. (pdf )

Fitzgerald, L.A. 1997. Book Review: J.M. Cei. (1993). Reptiles del noroeste, nordeste, y este de la Argentina. Herpetofauna de las selvas subtropicales Puna y Pampas. Herpetological Journal 7(1):32-33.

Palacios, R., R. Villalba, Fitzgerald L.A. 1997. Tupinambis merianae. Predation. Herpetological Review 28(4):205-206.

Sugg, D.W., L.A. Fitzgerald, and H.L. Snell. 1995. Growth rate, timing of reproduction, and size dimorphism in the southwestern earless lizard (Cophosaurus texanus scitulus). Southwestern Naturalist 40(2):193-202. (pdf )

Miles, D.B., L.A. Fitzgerald, and H.L. Snell. 1995. Morphological correlates of locomotory performance in juvenile marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus subcristatus). Oecologia 103:261-264.

Fitzgerald, L.A. 1994. The interplay between life history and environmental stochasticity: Implications for management of exploited lizard populations. American Zoologist 34: 371-381. (pdf )

Fitzgerald, L.A. 1994. Tupinambis lizards and people: a sustainable use approach to conservation and development. Conservation Biology 8(1): 12-15. (pdf )

Fitzgerald, L.A., G. Porini, and V. Lichtschein 1994. El manejo de Tupinambis en Argentina: historia, estado actual, y perspectivas futuras. Interciencia 19(4):166-170. (pdf )

Fitzgerald. L.A., F.B. Cruz, and M.G. Perotti. 1993. The reproductive cycle and size at maturity of Tupinambis rufescens (Sauria: Teiidae) in the dry chaco of Argentina. Journal of Herpetology 27(1):70-78. (pdf )

Cruz, F.B., M.G. Perotti, and L.A. Fitzgerald. 1992. Lista de anfibios y reptiles colectados en una localidad del chaco Salteño. Acts Zoológica Lilloana XLII:1:101-107. (pdf )

Fitzgerald, L.A. 1992. La historia natural de Tupinambis. Revista UNA, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay. 3:(3):71-72. (pdf )

Fitzgerald, L.A., J.M. Chani, and O.E. Donadio. 1991. Tupinambis lizards in Argentina: Implementing management of a traditionally exploited resource. Pages 303-316 In John G. Robinson and Kent H. Redford (eds.) Neotropical Wildlife Use and Conservation. University of Chicago Press. (pdf )

Scott, Norman J., A.L. Aquino, and L.A. Fitzgerald. 1991. Distribution, habitats, and conservation of the caimans (Alligatoridae) of Paraguay. Vida Silvestre Neotropical 2(2):43-51. (pdf )

Fitzgerald, L. A. 1989. An evaluation of stomach flushing techniques for crocodilians. Journal of Herpetology 23(2):170-172. (pdf )

Scott, Norman J., T.C. Maxwell, O.W. Thornton, Jr., L.A. Fitzgerald, and J.W. Flury. 1989. Distribution, habitat, and future of Harter’s water snake, Nerodia harteri, in Texas. Journal of Herpetology 23(4):373-388. (pdf )

Fitzgerald, L.A. and W.G. Degenhardt. 1986. Geographic distribution: Bufo microscaphus. SSAR Herpetological Review 17(3):65.

Foster, M. and L.A. Fitzgerald. 1982. A technique for live-trapping cormorants. Journal of Field Ornithology 53(4):422-423.

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