Price Lab
Price Lab

Contact Information

Dr. Steven Price, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Stream and Riparian Ecology

208A T.P. Cooper Building Lexington, KY 40546-0073

+1 (859) 257-7610




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Publications by Year

Haag, W.R., A.K. Burrow, T.P. DuBose, and S.J. Price. In press. A broadly applicable, objective freshwater mussel assemblage health index (MAHI).  Freshwater Science.

Price, S.J., R.N. Davenport+, L. Sherman+, J.L. Larkin, J. Cox, J.C. Newman, and C. Barton. in press.  Response of Red-backed Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) to the forestry reclamation approach on legacy surface mines in the Monongahela National Forest (West Virginia).  Ecological Restoration. 

Snyder, B.+, C. Barton, M. Lacki, S.J. Price, and Z. Hackworth. in press. Bat Activity on High Elevation Reforested Coal Mines in the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia. Ecological Restoration.

Greene, K.+, J. Van Cleve, and S.J. Price. 2023. Salamander movement propensity resist effects of supraseasonal drought. Ichthyology and Herpetology 111:109-118.

Hutton, J.+ , S.M. Richter, and S.J. Price. 2023. Inter- and intra-specific dietary overlap in predacious bi-phasic salamanders. Hydrobiologia 850:2461-3480.

Davenport R.N.+, M. Weaver, K.C.B. Weiss, and E.G. Strauss. 2022. Spatiotemporal relationships of coyotes and free-ranging domestic cats as indicators of conflict in Culver City, California. PeerJ 10:e14169

Ladner. J.T., J.M. Palmer, C.L. Ettinger, J.E. Stajich, T.M. Farrell, B.M. Glorioso, B. Lawson, S.J. Price, A.G. Stengle, D.A. Grear, and J.M. Lorch. 2022. The population genetics of the causative agent of snake fungal disease indicate recent introductions to the USA. PLOS Biology. link to article

Newman, J.C., B. Dalton, L.A. Williams and A.D. Cameron. 2022.  Aneides aeneus (Green Salamander). Interspecific interactions. Herpetological Review 53:276-277. PDF

Newman, J.C., E.A. Riddell, L.A. Williams, M.W. Sears and K. Barrett. 2022. Integrating physiology into correlative models can alter projections of habitat suitability under climate change for a threatened amphibian. Ecography: e06082 link to article

O’Brien, A.E.*, A.A. Stewart* and S.J. Price. 2022. Eurycea cirrigera (Southern Two-lined Salamander). Death Feigning. Herpetological Review 53:97-98 Contact authors for PDF.

Price, S.J.  2022. Mink Frog, Lithobates septentrionalis.  J. Kapfer, E.R. Wild and D. Brown, (eds.), Amphibians and Reptiles of Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin Press. 

White, D.E.J.+, W.R. Haag, M.A. McGregor, and S.J. Price. 2022. Effects of food abundance on juvenile freshwater mussel survival and growth in aquaculture, and comparison with growth in streams. Aquaculture 560: 738473. link to article

Davis, A.G., W. Leuenberger, A.N. Drayer, S.J. Price. 2021. Activity, movements, and microenvironment associations of Siren intermedia (Lesser siren) in a western Kentucky wetland complex. Northeastern Naturalist. 28: 114-126. PDF

Haag, W.R., J.J. Culp, A.N. Drayer, M.A. McGregor, D.E.J. White +, and S.J. Price. 2021. Abundance of an invasive bivalve, Corbicula fluminea, is negatively related to growth of freshwater mussels in the wild. Freshwater Biology.  66: 447-457. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13651 PDF

Gadd, S.J.*, J.M. Hutton+ and S.J. Price. 2021. Diet of the southern ravine salamander Plethodon richmondi. Herpetological Bulletin. 158:11-15. PDF

Hutton, J.M.+, A.D. Macedo+, S.C. Richter, R.W. Warne and S.J. Price. 2021. Does the non-lethal gastric lavage method affect subsequent feeding behavior in adult and larval Plethodontid stream salamanders? Herpetological Review. 52 (3), 511-516. PDF

Hutton, J.M.+, S.J. Price, S.C. Richter, and C.D. Barton. 2021. Diet composition: A proximate mechanism explaining stream salamander declines in surface waters with elevated specific conductivity. Global Ecology and Conservation. 29: e01719. PDF

Lambert, M. +, A.N. Drayer, W. Leuenberger, S.J. Price, and C. Barton. 2021. Evaluation of created wetlands as amphibian habitat on a reforested surface mine. Ecological Engineering. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2021.106386. Contact authors for PDF.

Lorch, J.M., S.J. Price, J. S. Lankton, and A.N. Drayer. 2021. Confirmed cases of snake fungal disease in museum specimens from the USA as early as 1945. Emerging Infectious Diseases. PDF

McKenzie, J. M. +, S. J. Price, G. M. Connette, S. J. Bonner and J. M. Lorch. 2021. Effects of snake fungal disease on short-term survival, behavior, and movement in free ranging snakes. Ecological Applications. 31(2):e02251. 10.1002/eap.2251 PDF

Wade, B. S., B. H. Kemp, M. S. Vininski, R. D. Denton, S. C. Richter, A. N. Drayer, S. J. Price, B. H. Holt, K. G. Hutcheson, and B. M. Fitzpatrick. 2021. Kleptogenesis in Kentucky: Genetic analyses of unisexual Ambystoma at the southernmost extent of their range. Herpetological Review. 52:730-734 Contact authors for PDF.

Zhang W., S.J. Price, and S.J. Bonner. 2021. Maximum likelihood inference for the band-read error model for capture-recapture data with misidentification. Environmental and Ecological Statistics. 28:405-422. DOI:10.1007/510651-021-00492-6. Contact authors for PDF.

Contreras, M., W. Staats+ and S.J. Price. 2020. Predicting and mapping Plethodontid salamander abundance using LiDAR-derived terrain and vegetation characteristics.  Forest Systems. 29:e005. DOI: 10.5424/fs/2020292-16074 PDF

Drayer, A.N., J.C. Guzy, R. Caro+ and S.J. Price. 2020. Created wetlands managed for hydroperiod provide habitat for amphibians in western Kentucky, USA. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 28:543-558. DOI: 10.1007/s11273-020-09730-3 PDF

Drayer, A.N., J.C. Guzy, and S.J. Price. 2020. Factors influencing the occupancy and abundance of Ambystoma barbouri (Streamside Salamander) in Kentucky streams. Journal of Herpetology. 54: 299–305. PDF

Hutton, J.M.+, S.J. Price, S.J. Bonner, S.C. Richter and C.D. Barton. 2020. Occupancy and abundance of stream salamanders along a specific conductance gradient. Freshwater Science. 39:433-446. DOI: 10.1086/709688 PDF

Tomke, S.A.+, Kellner, C.J. 2020. Genotyping validates the efficacy of photographic identification in a capture‐mark‐recapture study based on the head scale patterns of the prairie lizard (Sceloporus consobrinus). Ecology and Evolution. 00:1– 11. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7031 PDF 

Arant, P.L.+, D. White+ and S.J. Price. 2019. Diadophis punctatus (Ring-necked Snake) and Storeria occipitomaculata (Red-bellied Snake). Predation. Herpetological Review 50:292. PDF

Leuenberger, W., A. G. Davis, J. M. McKenzie+, A. N. Drayer and S. J. Price. 2019. Evaluating snake density using Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) telemetry and spatial capture-recapture analyses for linear habitats. Journal of Herpetology. 53:272-281. PDF

McKenzie, J.+, S.J. Price, J. L. Fleckenstein*, A. N. Drayer, G.M. Connette, E. Bohuski and J. M. Lorch. 2019. Field diagnostics and seasonality of Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola in wild snake populations. EcoHealth. 16:141-150. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-018-1384-8 PDF

Stengle, A., T. Farrell, K. Freitas, C. Lind, S. Price, B. Butler, T. Tadevosyan, M. Isidoro-Ayza, D. Taylor, M. Winzeler and J. Lorch. 2019. Evidence of vertical transmission of the snake fungal pathogen Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 55:961-964. PDF

Agha, M.+, B.D. Todd, B. Augustine, J. M. Lhotka, L. J. Fleckenstein*, M. Lewis*, C. Patterson, J.W. Stringer and S.J. Price. 2018. Effects of gap-based silviculture on thermal biology of a terrestrial reptile. Wildlife Research. 45:72-81. DOI:10.1071/WR17110 PDF

Hutton, J.M.+, R. Leloudis and SJ Price. 2018. Desmognathus welteri cannibalism. Herpetological Review. 49:296.

Hutton, J.M.+ and S.J. Price. 2018. Ambystoma barbouri. Predation. Herpetological Review. 49:89. PDF

Hutton, J.M.+ and S.J. Price. 2018. Eurycea bislineata. Oophagy. Herpetological Review. 49:90-91. PDF

Hutton, J.M.+, S.J. Price and S.C. Richter. 2018. Diet of the Black Mountain Salamander (Desmognathus welteri) in Southeastern Kentucky. Herpetological Review. 49:12-19. PDF

Guzy, J.C., E.A. Eskew, B.J. Halstead and S.J.Price. 2018. Influence of damming on anuran species richness in riparian zones: A test of the serial discontinuity concept.  Ecology and Evolution. 8:2268-2279. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3750 PDF

Miller, D., E. Grant, E. Muths, S. Amburgey, M. Adams, M. Joseph, J. H. Waddle, P. Johnson, M. Ryan, B. Schmidt, D. Calhoun, C.  Davis, R.Fisher, D. Green, B. Hossack, T. Rittenhouse, S. Walls, L. Bailey, S. Cruickshank, G.Fellers, T. Gorman, C. Haas, W. Hughson, D. Pilliod, S. Price, A. Ray, W. Sadinski, D. Saenz, W. Barichivich, A. Brand, C.  Brehme, R. Dagit, K. Delaney, B. Glorioso, L. Kats, P. Kleeman, C. Pearl, C. Rochester, S. Riley, M. Roth, and B. Sigafus. 2018. Quantifying climate sensitivity and climate driven change in North American amphibian communities. Nature Communications. 9:3926 PDF

Murphy M.O.+, K. Jones, S.J. Price, D.W. Weisrock. 2018. A genomic assessment of population structure and gene flow in an aquatic salamander identifies the roles of spatial scale, barriers, and river architecture.  Freshwater Biology. 63: 407-419 DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13071 PDF

Price, S.J., S.B. Freytag+, S.J. Bonner, B. Muncy+, A.N. Drayer, J.M. Hutton+ and C.D. Barton. 2018. Mountaintop removal mining alters stream salamander population dynamics. Diversity and Distributions. 24:1242-1251. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12760 PDF

Relyea, R.A., P.R. Stephens, L.N. Barrow, A.R. Blaustein, P.W. Bradley, J.C. Buck, A. Chang, J. P. Collins, B. Crother, J. Earl, S. S. Gervasi, J. T. Hoverman, O. Hyman, E. Moriarty Lemmon, T. M. Luhring, M. Michelson, C. Murray, S. Price, R.D. Semlitsch, A. Sih, A.B. Stoler, N. VandenBroek, A. Warwick, G. Wengert, and J. I. Hammond. 2018. Phylogenetic patterns of trait and trait plasticity evolution: Insights from amphibian embryos. Evolution. 72:663-678. DOI:10.1111/evo.13428 PDF

Spaulding, S.H.+, J.J. Cox, T.A. Maigret+, A.N. Drayer, J.M. Richards and J. Treanor. 2018. Low-level Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis detection persists in Plethodontid salamanders following timber harvest in Kentucky, USA. Herpetological Review. 49:258-262. PDF 

Agha, M.+, S.J. Price, A. J. Nowakowski, B. Augustine and B.D. Todd. 2017. Mass mortality of eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina) due to upper respiratory disease and associated with atypical cold temperatures and Ranavirus. Diseases of Aquatic Animals. 124:91-100. Contact author for PDF.

Agha, M.+, A.L. Smith, J.E. Lovich, D. Delaney, J.R. Ennen, J. Briggs, L.J. Fleckenstein, L.A. Tennant, S.R. Puffer, A. Walde, T.R. Arundel, S.J. Price and B.D. Todd. 2017. Mammalian mesocarnivore visitation at desert tortoise burrows in a wind farm. Journal of Wildlife Management. 81:1117-1124. PDF.

Drayer, A.N., K.L. Sena+, C.D. Barton and D.M. Andrews. 2017. Long-term response of stream and riparian restoration at Wilson Creek, Kentucky USA. Ecological Restoration. 35: 246-254. PDF

Hutton, J. M.+ and T.W. Pierson. 2017. Eurycea bislineata. Nest guarding. Herpetological Review. 48:826. PDF

Hutton, J.M. +, S.J. Price and S.C. Richter. 2017. The diet of the Cumberland Plateau salamander (Plethodon kentucki) in an old growth forest of southeastern Kentucky. The American Midland Naturalist. 178: 144-150. PDF

Price, S.J. 2017. Book Review: Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes. Herpetological Review. 48:238-239.

Todd, B.D., A.J. Nowakowski, J.P. Rose and S.J. Price. 2017. Species traits explain sensitivity of snakes to human land use estimated from citizen science data. Biological Conservation. 206:31-36. PDF 

Bonner, S.J., M.R. Schofield, P. Noren and S.J. Price. 2016. Extending the latent multinomial model with complex error processes and dynamic Markov bases. Annals of Applied Statistics. 10:246-263. PDF

Drayer, A.N. and S.C. Richter. 2016. Physical wetland characteristics influence amphibian community composition differently in constructed and natural wetlands. Ecological Engineering. 93:166-174. PDF

Grant, E.H.C., D.A.W. Miller, B.R. Schmidt, M.J. Adams, S.M. Amburgey, T. Chambert, S.S. Cruickshank, R.N. Fisher, D.M. Green, B.R. Hossack, P.T.J. Johnson, M.B. Joseph, T. Rittenhouse, M. Ryan, J.H. Waddle, S.C. Walls, L.L. Bailey, G.M. Fellers, T.A. Gorman, A.M. Ray, D.S. Pilliod, S.J. Price, D.Saenz and E. Muths. 2016. Quantitative evidence for the effects of multiple drivers on continental-scale amphibian declines. Scientific Reports. 6:25625. PDF

Kirchberg, J.*, K.K. Cecala, S.J. Price, E.M. White and D.G. Haskell. 2016. Evaluating the impacts of small impoundments on stream salamanders. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 26:1197-1206. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2664 PDF

Lorch, J. M., J. S. Lankton, S. Knowles, K. Michell, J. L. Edwards, J. M. Kapfer, R. A. Staffen, E. R. Wild, K. Z. Schmidt, A. E. Ballmann, D. Blodgett, T. M. Farrell, B. M. Glorioso, L.A. Last, S. J. Price, K. L. Schuler, C. E. Smith, J. F.X. Wellehan Jr., and D. S. Blehert. 2016. Snake fungal disease: An emerging threat to wild snakes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 371:20150457. PDF

Murphy, M.O.+, M. Agha+, T.A. Maigret+, S.J. Price, and M.E. Dorcas. 2016. The effects of urbanization on body size of larval stream salamanders. Urban Ecosystems. 19:275-286. PDF

Murphy, M.O.+, S.J. Price, P.M. Hime+, A.N. Drayer and D.W. Weisrock. 2016. A review and comparison of common mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) capture methods and the description of a new trap design. Herpetological Review. 47:575-578. PDF

Oldham, C.+, J.L. Fleckenstein*, W. Boys*, and S.J. Price. 2016. Enhancing ecological investigations of snakes with Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) telemetry. Herpetological Review. 47:385-388. PDF

Price, S.J., B.L. Muncy+, S.J. Bonner, A. Drayer and C.D. Barton. 2016. Effects of mountaintop removal mining and valley filling on the occupancy and abundance of stream salamanders. Journal of Applied Ecology. 53:459-468. PDF

Todd, B.T., J.P. Rose, S.J. Price and M.E. Dorcas. 2016. Using citizen science data to identify the sensitivity of species to human land use. Conservation Biology. 30:1266-1276. DOI:10.1111/cobi.12686 PDF

Wetzel, W.C., R.M. Screen, I. Li, J. McKenzie+, K.A. Phillips, M. Cruz, W. Zhang, A. Greene, E. Lee, N. Singh, C. Tran, and L.H. Yang. 2016. Ecosystem engineering by a gall-forming wasp indirectly suppresses diversity and density of herbivores on oak trees. Ecology. 97:427-438. PDF

Agha, M.+, B. Augustine+, J.E. Lovich, D. Delaney, B. Sinervo, M.O. Murphy+, J.R. Ennen, R. Cooper and S.J. Price. 2015. Using motion-sensor camera technology to infer seasonal activity and thermal niche of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). Journal of Thermal Biology. 49-50:119-126. PDF

Agha, M.M.+, D. Delaney, J.E. Lovich, J. Briggs, M. Austin, and S.J. Price. 2015. Nelson's big horn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) trample Agassiz's desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) burrow at a California wind energy facility. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences.114:58-62. PDF

Agha, M. +, J. E. Lovich, J. R. Ennen, B. Augustine +, T. R. Arundel, M. O. Murphy +, D. Delaney, J. Briggs, K. Meyer, C. Bjurlin, M. Austin, S. Madrak, L. Tennant, S. J. Price. 2015. Turbines and terrestrial vertebrates: variation in tortoise survivorship between a wind energy facility and an adjacent undisturbed wildland area in the desert southwest (USA). Environmental Management. 56:332-341. PDF

Agha, M.+, M.O. Murphy+, J.E. Lovich, J.R. Ennen, C.R. Oldham+, K. Meyer, C. Bjurlin, M. Austin, S. Madrak, C. Loughran, L. Tennant, and S.J. Price. 2015. The effect of research activities and winter precipitation on defensive voiding behavior of Agassiz's desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii). Wildlife Research. 41(8): 641-649. Contact author for PDF. 

Cecala, K.K., S.J. Price, and M.E. Dorcas. 2015. Stream salamanders accurately assess size-dependent predation threats. Herpetologica. 71(3): 184-189. PDF

Fleckenstein, L.J.*, M. Agha+, and S.J. Price. 2015. Terrapene carolina. Diet. Herpetological Review. 46:85. PDF

Lovich, J.E., J.R. Ennen, C.B. Yackulic, K. Meyer-Wilkins, M. Agha+, C. Loughran, C. Bjurlin, M. Austin, and S. Madrak. 2015. Not putting all their eggs in one basket: bet-hedging despite extraordinary annual reproductive output of desert tortoises. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. PDF

Oldham, C.R.+, S.J. Price, W.A. Boys*, and L.J. Fleckenstein*. 2015. Regina septemvittata (Queensnake). Defensive behavior/death-feigning. Herpetological Review. 46(2):276-277. PDF

Price, S.J., C.R. Oldham+, W.M. Boys*, and L.J. Fleckenstein*. 2015. First record of snake fungal disease in Kentucky. Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science. 76:47-8. Contact author for PDF. 

Akins, C.D.*, C.D. Ruder*, S.J. Price, L.A. Harden, J.W. Gibbons, and M.E. Dorcas. 2014. Factors affecting temperature variation and habitat use in free-ranging diamondback terrapins. Journal of Thermal Biology. 44:63-69. PDF 

Barrett, K., and S.J. Price. 2014. Urbanization and stream salamanders: a review, conservation options, and research needs. Freshwater Science. 33:927-940. PDF

Guzy, J.+, S.J. Price, and M.E. Dorcas. 2014. Using multiple methods to assess detection probabilities of riparian-zone anurans: implications for monitoring. Wildlife Research. PDF

Hime, P.M.+, and S.J. Price. 2014. Aneides aeneus. Death feigning/immobility. Herpetological Review. 45:470. PDF

Hime, P.M.+, A.N. Drayer, and S.J. Price. 2014. Necturus maculosus. Larval guarding. Herpetological Review. 45:474. PDF

Lovich, J.E., M. Agha+, C. B. Yackulic, K. Meyer, C. Bjurlin, J.R. Ennen, T.R. Arundel, and M. Austin. 2014. Nest site characteristics, nesting movements, and lack of long-term nest site fidelity in Agassiz’s desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) at a wind energy facility in southern California. California Fish and Game. 100:402-414. PDF

Lovich, J.E., D.E. Delaney, J. Briggs, M. Agha+, and J. Reece. 2014. Black bears (Ursus americanus) as a novel potential predator of Agassiz's desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) at a California wind energy facility. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Science. 113:34-41. PDF

Lovich, J.E., W. Gibbons, and M. Agha+. 2014. Does the timing of attainment of maturity influence sexual size dimorphism and adult sex ratio in turtles? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 112:142-149. PDF

Lovich, J.E., C.B. Yackulic, J. Freilich, M. Agha+, M. Meulblok, K.P. Meyer, T.R. Arundel, J. Hansen, M.S. Vamstad and S.A. Root. 2014. Climatic variation and tortoise survival: has a desert species met its match? Biological Conservation. 169:214-224. PDF

Maigret, T.A.+, J.J. Cox, D.R. Schneider, C.D. Barton, S.J. Price, and J.L. Larkin. 2014. Effects of timber harvest within streamside management zones on salamander populations in ephemeral streams of southeastern Kentucky. Forest Ecology and Management. 324:46-51. PDF

Muncy, B.L.+, S.J. Price, S.J. Bonner, and C.D. Barton. 2014. Mountaintop removal mining reduces stream salamander occupancy and richness in southeastern Kentucky (USA). Biological Conservation. 180:115-121. PDF 

Muncy, B.L.+, S.J. Price, and M.E. Dorcas. 2014. Capture probability and survivorship of the southern two-lined salamander (Eurycea cirrigera) in drought and non-drought conditions. Copeia. 2014:366-371. PDF

Price, S.J., J.L. Snodgrass, and M.E. Dorcas. 2014. Managing aquatic habitats for wildlife in urban areas. In R. McCleery, C. Moorman, and N. Peterson (eds), Urban Wildlife Science: Theory and Practice. Springer. PDF

Witczak, L.R.*, J.C. Guzy+, S.J.Price, J.W. Gibbons, and M.E. Dorcas. 2014. Temporal and spatial variation in survivorship of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin). Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 13:146-151. PDF

Cecala, K.K.*, S.J. Price and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. Modeling the effects of life-history traits on estimation of population parameters for a cryptic species. Freshwater Science. 32:116-125. PDF 

Guzy, J.C., S.J. Price and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. The spatial configuration of greenspace affects semi-aquatic turtle occupancy and species richness in a suburban landscape. Landscape and Urban Planning. 117:46-56. PDF

Hunt, S.D.*, J.C. Guzy, S.J. Price, B.J. Halstead, E.A. Eskew*, and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. Responses of riparian reptile communities to damming and urbanization. Biological Conservation. 157:277-284. PDF

Richter, S.C., S.J. Price, C.S. Kross, J.R. Alexander and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. Upland habitat quality and historic landscape composition influence genetic variation of a pond-breeding salamander. Diversity. 5:724-733. PDF 

Price, S.J., J.C. Guzy, L. Witzcak* and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. Do ponds on golf courses provide suitable habitat for wetland-dependent animals? An assessment of turtle abundances. Journal of Herpetology. 47:243-250. PDF

Eskew, E.A.*, S.J. Price and M.E. Dorcas. 2012. Effects of river-flow regulation on anuran occupancy and abundance in riparian zones. Conservation Biology. 26:504-512. PDF

Foley, S.M.*, S.J. Price and M.E. Dorcas. 2012. Nest-site selection and nest depredation of semi-aquatic turtles on golf courses. Urban Ecosystems. 15:489-497. PDF

Kern, M.M.*, J.C. Guzy, S.J. Price, S.D. Hunt*, E.A. Eskew*, and M.E. Dorcas. 2012. Riparian-zone amphibians and reptiles within the Broad River Basin of South Carolina. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences. 128:81-87. PDF 

Price, S.J., R.A. Browne and M.E. Dorcas. 2012. Resistance and resilience of a stream salamander to supra-seasonal drought. Herpetologica. 68:312-323. PDF

*Connette, G.M, S.J. Price and M.E. Dorcas. 2011. Influence of abiotic factors on activity in a larval stream salamander assemblage. Southeastern Naturalist. 10:109-120. PDF

Price, S.J., R.A. Browne and M.E. Dorcas. 2011. Evaluating the effects of urbanisation on salamander abundances using a before-after control-impact design. Freshwater Biology. 57:193-203. PDF 

Price, S.J., *K.K. Cecala, R.A. Browne, and M.E. Dorcas. 2011. Effects of urbanization on occupancy of stream salamanders. Conservation Biology. 25: 547-555. PDF

Price, S.J. and M.E. Dorcas. 2011. The Carolina Herp Atlas: an online citizen-science approach to document amphibian and reptile occurrences. Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 6:287-296. PDF

Price, S.J., E.A. Eskew*, K.K. Cecala*, R.A. Browne and M.E. Dorcas. 2011. Estimating survival of a streamside salamander: importance of temporary emigration, capture response, and location. Hydrobiologia. 679:205-215. PDF

*Birx-Raybuck, D., S. J. Price and M. E. Dorcas. 2010. Pond age and riparian zone proximity influence anuran occupancy of urban retention ponds. Urban Ecosystems. 13:181-190. PDF

*Cecala, K. K., S. J. Price and M. E. Dorcas. 2010. Ecology of juvenile Northern watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon) inhabiting low-order streams. Amphibia-Reptilia. 31: 169-174. PDF 

*Eskew, E.A., S.J. Price, and M.E. Dorcas. 2010. Survivorship of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) in recently modified suburban landscapes. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 9:244-249. PDF

*Eskew, E.A., S.J. Price and M.E. Dorcas. 2010. Survival and recruitment of semi-aquatic turtles in an urbanized region. Urban Ecosystems. 13: 365-374. PDF

*Cecala, K. K., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2009. Evaluating existing movement hypotheses in linear systems using larval stream salamanders. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87:292-298. PDF 

Dorcas, M. E., S. J. Price, S. C. Walls, and W. J. Barichivich. 2009. Auditory monitoring of anuran populations. In: K. Dodd (ed.). Amphibian Ecology and Conservation. Oxford University press, Oxford, UK. PDF

*Harden, L. A., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2009. Terrestrial activity and habitat selection of eastern mud turtles (Kinosternon subrubrum) in a fragmented landscape: Implications for habitat management of golf courses and other suburban environments. Copeia 2009:78-84. PDF

*Eskew, E.A., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2008. New distributional records for reptiles and amphibians of the Charlotte Metropolitan area of North Carolina. Herpetological Review 39: 245-246. PDF 

Dorcas, M. E. and S. J. Price. 2008. Effective undergraduate-based herpetological research in an urban environment. In R. E. Jung and J. C. Mitchell (eds.), Urban Herpetology. Herpetological Conservation Vol. 3, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Salt Lake City, UT. PDF

*Hester, J. M., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2008. Effects of relocation on movements and home ranges of eastern box turtles. Journal of Wildlife Management. 72: 772-777. PDF

*Pittman, S. E., *A. L. Jendrek, S. J. Price, M. E. Dorcas. 2008. Habitat selection and site fidelity of Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis) at the aquatic-terrestrial ecotone. Journal of Herpetology. 42:378-385. PDF

Price, S. J. 2008. Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta). In: J. Jensen, C. D. Camp, J. W. Gibbons, and M. Elliot (eds.), Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia. University of Georgia Press. Athens, GA. PDF 

*Westfall, M.C., *K.K. Cecala, S.J. Price, and M.E. Dorcas. 2008. Patterns of Trombiculid mite (Hannemania dunni) parasitism among Plethodontid salamanders in the Western Piedmont of North Carolina. Journal of Parasitology 94:631-634. PDF

*Cecala, K. K., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. Pseudotriton ruber. Polymelia. Herpetological Review 38: 434. PDF 

*Cecala, K. K., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. The diet of larval red salamanders (Pseudotriton ruber) examined using a non-lethal technique. Journal of Herpetology 41: 741-745. PDF

*Cecala, K. K., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. A comparison of the effectiveness of recommended doses of MS-222 (Tricaine Methane Sulfonate) and Orajel® (Benzocaine) for amphibian anesthesia. Herpetological Review 38: 63-66. PDF

Dorcas, M. E., S. J. Price, J. C Beane, and S. S. Cross. 2007. The Frogs and Toads of North Carolina. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Raleigh, NC. 

*Failey, E. L., *J.C. McCoy, S. J. Price and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. Ecology of turtles inhabiting golf course and farm ponds in the western Piedmont of North Carolina. Journal of North Carolina Academy of Science. 123: 221-232. PDF

*McCoy, J. C., *E. L. Failey, S. J. Price and M. E. Dorcas. 2007. An assessment of leech parasitism on semi-aquatic turtles in the western Piedmont of North Carolina. Southeastern Naturalist. 6:191-202. PDF

Price, S. J., R. W. Howe, J. Hanowski, R. R. Regal, G. J. Niemi, and C. R. Smith. 2007. Are anurans of Great Lakes coastal wetlands reliable indicators of ecological condition? Journal of Great Lakes Research. 33(Special Issue 3): 211-223. PDF

*Budischak, S. A., *J. M. Hester, S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. Natural history of box turtles, Terrapene carolina, in an urbanized landscape. Southeastern Naturalist. 5:191-204. PDF

Dorcas, M. E., S. J. Price and G. E. Vaughan. 2006. Amphibians and reptiles of the Great Falls Bypassed Reaches in South Carolina. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science. 122:1-9. PDF

*Gooch, M. M., *A. M. Heupel, S. J. Price and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. The effects of survey protocol on detection probabilities and site occupancy estimates of summer breeding anurans. Applied Herpetology. 3:129-142. PDF

*Kirlin, M. S., *M. M. Gooch, S. J. Price and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. Predictors of winter anuran calling activity in the North Carolina Piedmont. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science. 122:10-18. PDF

*Kornilev, Y. V., S. J. Price, and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. Between a rock and a hard place: responses of eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina) when trapped between railroad tracks. Herpetological Review. 37: 145-148. PDF

*Kornilev, Y. V., S. J. Price, *E. P. Hill, and M. E. Dorcas. 2006. Ambystoma maculatum (spotted salamander): Mortality. Herpetological Review. 37:196. PDF

Price, S. J., M. E. Dorcas, A. L. Gallant, R. W. Klaver and J. D. Willson*. 2006. Three decades of urbanization: Estimating the impact of land cover change on stream salamander populations. Biological Conservation. 133: 436-441. PDF

Price, S. J., D. R. Marks, R. W. Howe, J. Hanowski, and G. J. Niemi. 2005. The importance of spatial scale for conservation and assessment of anuran populations in coastal wetlands of the western Great Lakes. Landscape Ecology. 20:441-454. 

Price, S. J. and J. M. Jaskula. 2005. Hemidactylium scutatum. Nesting Ecology. Herpetological Review. 36:159 PDF

Price, S. J. and J. M. Jaskula. 2005. Hemidactylium scutatum. Terrestrial Microhabitat. Herpetological Review. 36:159. PDF

Price, S. J. and J. M. Jaskula. 2002. Hemidactylium scutatum. Record Size. Herpetological Review. 33:298. PDF 

Price, S. J. 2000. Geographic Distribution. Hemidactylium scutatum. Herpetological Review. 31:249. 

Contact Information

Dr. Steven Price, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Stream and Riparian Ecology

208A T.P. Cooper Building Lexington, KY 40546-0073

+1 (859) 257-7610