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Selected Publications:

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Rojas, S., K. Richards, J. K. Jancovich, and E. W. Davidson. 2005. Influence of temperature on Ranavirus infection in larval salamanders Ambystoma tigrinum. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 63:95-100.

Parris, M. J., A. Storfer, J. P. Collins, and E. W. Davidson. 2005. Life-history responses to pathogens in tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) larvae. Journal of Herpetology 39:366-372.

Minteer, B. A., and J. P. Collins. 2005. Why we need an "ecological ethics". Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3:332-337.

Minteer, B. A., and J. P. Collins. 2005. Ecological ethics: Building a new tool kit for ecologists and biodiversity managers. Conservation Biology 19:1803-1812.

Jancovich, J. K., E. W. Davidson, N. Parameswaran, J. Mao, V. G. Chinchar, J. P. Collins, B. L. Jacobs, and A. Storfer. 2005. Evidence for emergence of an amphibian iridoviral disease because of human-enhanced spread. Molecular Ecology 14:213-224.

Collins, J. P., and T. Halliday. 2005. Forecasting changes in amphibian biodiversity: Aiming at a moving target. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 360:309-314.

Brunner, J. L., K. Richards, and J. P. Collins. 2005. Dose and host characteristics influence virulence of ranavirus infections. Oecologia 144:399-406.

Parris, M. J., A. Davis, and J. P. Collins. 2004. Single-host pathogen effects on mortality and behavioral responses to predators in salamanders (Urodela : Ambystomatidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 82:1477-1483.

Collins, J. P. 2004. Where have all the frogs gone? Natural History 113:44-+.

Retallick R. W. R., McCallum H., Speare R. (2004). Endemic infection of the amphibian chytrid fungus in a frog community post-decline. PLoS Biology;2(11):e351.

Collins, J. P., J. L. Brunner, J. K. Jancovich, and D. M. Schock. 2004. A model host-pathogen system for studying infectious disease dynamics in amphibians: Tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum) and Ambystoma tigrinum virus. Herpetological Journal 14:195-200.

Brunner, J. L., D. M. Schock, E. W. Davidson, and J. P. Collins. 2004. Intraspecific reservoirs: Complex life history and the persistence of a lethal ranavirus. Ecology 85:560-566.

Jancovich, J. K., J. H. Mao, V. G. Chinchar, C. Wyatt, S. T. Case, S. Kumar, G. Valente, S. Subramanian, E. W. Davidson, J. P. Collins, and B. L. Jacobs. 2003. Genomic sequence of a ranavirus (family Iridoviridae) associated with salamander mortalities in North America. Virology 316:90-103.

Davidson, E. W., J. K. Jancovich, S. Borland, M. Newberry, and J. Gresens. 2003. Dermal lesions, hemorrhage, and limb swelling in laboratory axolotls. Lab Animal 32:23-25.

Davidson, E. W., M. Parris, J. P. Collins, J. E. Longcore, A. P. Pessier, and J. Brunner. 2003. Pathogenicity and transmission of chytridiomycosis in tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum). Copeia:601-607.

Collins, J. P., and A. Storfer. 2003. Global amphibian declines: Sorting the hypotheses. Diversity and Distributions 9:89-98.

Collins, J. P. 2003. What can we learn from community genetics? Ecology 84:574-577.

Rorabaugh, J. C., M. J. Sredl, V. Miera, and C. A. Drost. 2002. Continued invasion by an introduced frog (Rana berlandieri): Southwestern Arizona, southeastern California, and Rio Colorado, Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 47:12-20.

Rollins-Smith, L. A., L. K. Reinert, V. Miera, and J. M. Conlon. 2002. Antimicrobial peptide defenses of the Tarahumara frog, Rana tarahumarae. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 297:361-367.

Collins, J. P. 2002. May you live in interesting times: Using multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programs to cope with change in the life sciences. BioScience 52:75-83.

Jancovich, J. K., E. W. Davidson, A. Seiler, B. L. Jacobs, and J. P. Collins. 2001. Transmission of the Ambystoma tigrinum virus to alternative hosts. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 46:159-163.

Ziemba, R. E., M. T. Myers, and J. P. Collins. 2000. Foraging under the risk of cannibalism leads to divergence in body size among tiger salamander larvae. Oecologia 124:225-231.

Collins, J. P., A. Kinzig, N. B. Grimm, W. F. Fagan, D. Hope, J. G. Wu, and E. T. Borer. 2000. A new urban ecology. American Scientist 88:416-425.

Pfennig, D. W., J. P. Collins, and R. E. Ziemba. 1999. A test of alternative hypotheses for kin recognition in cannibalistic tiger salamanders. Behavorial Ecology 10:436-443.

Bollinger, T. K., J. H. Mao, D. Schock, R. M. Brigham, and V. G. Chinchar. 1999. Pathology, isolation, and preliminary molecular characterization of a novel iridovirus from tiger salamanders in Saskatchewan. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 35:413-429.

Maienschein, J., J.P. Collins, and D. Strouse. 1998. Biology and law: Challenges of adjudicating competing claims in a democracy. Jurimetrics 38:151-181.

Brunkow, P. E., and J. P. Collins. 1998. Group size structure affects patterns of aggression in larval salamanders. Behavioral Ecology 9:508-514.

Maret, T. J., and J. P. Collins. 1997. Ecological origin of morphological diversity: A study of alternative trophic phenotypes in larval salamanders. Evolution 51:898-905.

Jancovich, J. K., E. W. Davidson, J. F. Morado, B. L. Jacobs, and J. P. Collins. 1997. Isolation of a lethal virus from the endangered tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 31:161-167.

Brunkow, P. E., and J. P. Collins. 1996. Effects of individual variation in size on growth and development of larval salamanders. Ecology 77:1483-1492.

Jones, T. R., E. J. Routman, D. J. Begun, and J. P. Collins. 1995. Ancestry of an isolated subspecies of salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi Lowe - the evolutionary significance of hybridization. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 4:194-202.

Pfennig, D. W., and J. P. Collins. 1993. Kinship affects morphogenesis in cannibalistic salamanders. Nature 362:836-838.

Collins, J. P., K. E. Zerba, and M. J. Sredl. 1993. Shaping intraspecific variation - development, ecology and the evolution of morphology and life-history variation in tiger salamanders. Genetica 89:167-183.

Zerba, K. E., and J. P. Collins. 1992. Spatial heterogeneity and individual variation in diet of an aquatic top predator. Ecology 73:268-279.

Jones, T. R., and J. P. Collins. 1992. Analysis of a hybrid zone between subspecies of the tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) in Central New-Mexico, USA. journal of Evolutionary Biology 5:375-402.

Sredl, M. J., and J. P. Collins. 1991. The effect of ontogeny on interspecific interactions in larval amphibians. Ecology 72:2232-2239.

Pfennig, D. W., M. L. G. Loeb, and J. P. Collins. 1991. Pathogens as a factor limiting the spread of cannibalism in tiger salamanders. Oecologia 88:161-166.

Collins, J. P. 1986. Evolutionary ecology and the use of natural-selection in Ecological Theory. Journal of the History of Biology 19:257-288.

Collins, J. P., and J. E. Cheek. 1983. Effect of food and density on development of typical and cannibalistic salamander larvae in Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum. American Zoologist 23:77-84.

Collins, J. P. 1981. Distribution, habitats and life-history variation in the tiger Salamander, Ambystoma Tigrinum, in east-central and southeast Arizona. Copeia:666-675.

Collins, J. P. 1979. Intra-population variation in the body size at metamorphosis and timing of metamorphosis in the bullfrog, Rana Catesbeiana. Ecology 60:738-749.

Wilbur, H. M., D. W. Tinkle, and J. P. Collins. 1974. Environmental certainty, trophic level, and resource availability in life-history evolution. American Naturalist 108:805-817.

Wilbur, H. M., and J. P. Collins. 1973. Ecological aspects of amphibian metamorphosis. Science 182:1305-1314.

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