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**Rumschlag, SL, and MD Boone. 2020. Amphibian disease risk changes with host life stage and across landscape gradients. Journal of Herpetology (in press).

**Rumschlag, SL, and MD Boone. 2020. Lethal and sublethal amphibian host responses to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis exposure are determined by the additive influence of host resource availability. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 56:338-349.


**Hoskins, T, *M Dellapina, DM Papoulias, and MD Boone.2019. Effects of larval atrazine exposure in mesocosms on Blanchard's cricket frogs (Acris blanchardi) reared through overwintering and to reproductive age. Chemosphere 220:845-857.


**Hoskins, T, and MD Boone. 2018. Atrazine feminizes sex ratio in Blanchard's cricket frogs (Acris blanchardi) at concentrations as low as 0.1 ug/L. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 37:427-435.

Boone, MD. 2018. An amphibian with a contracting range is not more vulnerable to pesticides in outdoor experimental communities than common species. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 37:2699-2704.

**Rumschlag, SL, and MD Boone. 2018. High juvenile mortality in amphibians during overwinter related to fungal pathogen exposure. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 131:13-28.


*Burrow, AK, **SL Rumschlag, and MD Boone.  2017. Host size influences the effects of four isolates of an amphibian chytrid fungus. Ecology and Evolution 7:9196-9202.

**Hoskins, TD, *M Dellapina, and MD Boone. 2017.  Short-term atrazine exposure at breeding has no impact on Blanchard's cricket frog (Acris blanchardi) reproductive success.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 36:3284-3288.

**Hoskins, T, and MD Boone. 2017. Variation in malathion sensitivity among populations of Blanchard's cricket frogs (Acris blanchardi) and implications for risk assessment. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 36:1917-1923. doi 10.1002/etc.3715.

**Hoskins, TD, JD Gantz, BR Chaffee, K Arlinghaus, J Wiebler, M Hughes, and JJ Fernandes. 2017. Effectiveness of a low-cost, graduate student-led intervention on study habits and performance in introductory biology. CBE--Life Sciences Education: 16:ar43.

**Youngquist, MB, **K Inoue, DJ Berg, and MD Boone. 2016. Effects of land use on population presence and genetic structure of an amphibian in an agricultural landscape. Landscape Ecology 32:147-162.


*Caseltine, J, **SL Rumschlag, and MD Boone. 2016. Terrestrial growth in northern leopard frogs reared in the presence or absence of predators and exposed to the amphibian chytrid fungus at metamorphosis. Journal of Herpetology 50:404-408.

*Gordon, A, **MB Youngquist, and MD Boone. 2016. The effects of pond drying and predation on Blanchard's cricket frog (Acris blanchardi). Copeia 104:482-486.

MD Boone. 2016. Review of Amphibian Conservation: Global Evidence for the Effects of Interventions. By RK Smith & WJ Sutherland. Exeter: Pelagic Publishing. Quarterly Review of Biology 91:83-84.


**Youngquist, MB, K Downard, and M. D. Boone. 2015. Competitive interactions between cricket frogs (Acris blanchardi) and other anurans. Herpetologica 71:260-267.

**Hoskins, T.D., and M. D. Boone. 2015. Evaluating the need for supplemental shallow water access for amphibians reared in mesocosms. Copeia 103:369-377.

**Rumschlag, S.L., and M. D. Boone. 2015. How time of exposure to the amphibian chytrid fungus affects Hyla chrysoscelis in the presence of an insecticide. Herpetologica 71:169-176.

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

**Youngquist, MB, and MI Sitvarin. 2015. Predicting predatory outcomes in the context of carryover effects: Interactions between juvenile frogs and spider predators. Ethology 121:601-608.


 **Rumschlag, SL, MD Boone, and GM Fellers. 2014. The effects of the amphibian chytrid fungus, insecticide exposure, and temperature on larval anuran development and survival. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33:2545-2550.

 *Wise, R, **SL Rumschlag, and MD Boone. 2014. The effects of the amphibian chytrid fungus exposure to American toads in the presence of an insecticide. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33:2541-2544.

*Gaietto, KM, **SL Rumschlag, and MD Boone. 2014. Effects of pesticide exposure and the amphibian chytrid fungus on gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis) metamorphosis. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33:2358-2362.

Boone, MD, CA BIshop, LA Boswell, RD Brodman, J Burger, C Davidson, M Gochfeld, JT Hoverman, LA Neuman-Lee, RA Relyea, JR Rohr, C Salice, RD Semlitsch, D Sparling, and S Weir. 2014. Pesticide regulation amid the influence of industry. BioScience 64:917-922.

**Youngquist, MB, and MD Boone. 2014. Movement of amphibians through agricultural landscapes: The role of habitat on edge permeability. Biological Conservation 175:148-155.

*Mitchkash, M, **T McPeek, and MD Boone. 2014. The Effects of 24 h Exposure to carbaryl or latrazine on the locomotor performance and overwinter growth and survival of juvenile spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33:548-552.


Boone, MD, SA Hammond, N Veldhoen, **M Youngquist, and CC Helbing. 2013. Specific time of exposure during tadpole development influences biological effects of the insecticide carbaryl in green frogs (Lithobates clamitans). Aquatic Toxicology 130-131:139-148.

Hammond, SA, N Veldhoen, M Kobylarz, *N Webber, J Jordan, V Rehaume, MD Boone, and CC Helbing. 2013. Characterization of gene expression endpoints during postembryonic development of the northern green frog (Rana clamitans melanota). Zoological Science 30:392-401.

Boone, MD. Northern Leopard Frog. 2013. In Amphibians of Ohio, RA Pfingsten, JG Davis, TO Matson, GJ Lipps, D Wynn, and BJ Armitage (eds). Pages 653-665. Ohio Department of Natural Resources.


**Puglis, HJ, and MD Boone. 2012. Effects of terrestrial buffer zones on amphibians on golf courses. PLoS One 7:e39590.

Boone, MD, and NH Sullivan. 2012. The impact of an insecticide changes with amount of leaf litter input: Implications for amphibian populations. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31:1518-1524.

*Ramirez, EA, HJ Puglis, A Ritzenthaler, and MD Boone. 2012. Terrestrial movements and habitat preferences of male cricket frogs on a golf course. Copeia 2012:191-196.

*Kleinhenz, P, MD Boone, and G Fellers. 2012. Effects of the amphibian chytrid fungus and four insecticides on Pacific treefrogs (Pseudacris regilla). Journal of Herpetology 46:625-631.

*Davis, M, **JL Purrenhage , and MD Boone. 2012. Elucidating predator-prey interactions using aquatic microcosms: Complex effects of a crayfish predator, vegetation, and atrazine on tadpole survival and behavior. Journal of Herpetology 46:527-534.


*Davis, MJ, *P Kleinhenz , and MD Boone. 2011. Juvenile green frog (Rana clamitans) predatory ability not affected by exposure to carbaryl at different times during larval development. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30:1618-1620.

**Distel, CA, and MD Boone. 2011. Insecticide has asymmetric effects on two tadpole species despite priority effects. Ecotoxicology 20:875-884.

 **Distel, CA, and MD Boone. 2011. Pesticide has asymmetric effects on two tadpole species across density gradient. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30:650-658.

*Puglis, HJ and MD Boone. 2011. Effects of technical grade active ingredients vs. commercial formulation of seven pesticides in the presence or absence of UV radiation on survival of green frog tadpoles. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 60:145-155.

*Bulen, B, and **CA Distel. 2011. Carbaryl concentration gradients in realistic environments and their influence on our understanding of the tadpole food web. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 60:343-350.


**Distel, CA, and MD Boone. 2010. Effects of aquatic exposure to the insecticide carbaryl are species-specific across life stages and mediated by heterospecific competitors in anurans. Functional Ecology 24:1342-1352.

*Webber, N, MD Boone, and **CA Distel. 2010. Effects of aquatic and terrestrial carbaryl exposure on feeding ability, growth, and survival of American toads. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29:2323-2327.

*Ade, C, MD Boone, and **HJ Puglis. 2010. The effects of an insecticide and potential predators on green frogs and northern cricket frogs. Journal of Herpetology 44:591-600.

*Sams, EE, and MD Boone. 2010. Interactions between recently metamorphosed green frogs and American toads under laboratory conditions. American Midland Naturalist 163:269-279.


**Distel, CA, and MD Boone. 2009. Effects of aquatic exposure to the insecticide carbaryl and density on aquatic and terrestrial growth and survival in American toads. Environmental Toxicology & Contamination 28:1963-1969.

**Purrenhage, JL, and MD Boone. 2009. Amphibian community response to variation in habitat structure and competitor density. Herpetologica 65:14-30.

*Mackey, MJ, and MD Boone. 2009. Single and interactive effects of malathion, overwintered green frog tadpoles, and cyanobacteria on gray treefrog tadpoles. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28:637-643.

*Provenzano, SE, and MD Boone. 2009. Effects of density on metamorphosis of bullfrogs in a single season. Journal of Herpetology 43:49-54.

Semlitsch, RD, and MD Boone. 2009. Chapter 6: Using aquatic mesocosms in amphibian ecology and conservation. pp. 87-104 In Amphibian Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques, K Dodd, ed. Oxford University Press, New York.


Boone, MD. 2008. Examining the single and interactive effects of three insecticides on amphibian metamorphosis. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27:1561-1568.

Boone, MD, RD Semlitsch, and *C Mosby. 2008. Suitability of golf course ponds for amphibian metamorphosis when bullfrogs are removed. Conservation Biology 22:172-179.

Boone, MD. 2008. Model Programs: Environmental Contaminants. In KC Zippel & JR Mendelson III, The amphibian extinction crisis: A call to action. Letter to the Editor, Herpetological Review 39:23-29.


*Puglis, HJ, and MD Boone. 2007. Effects of a fertilizer, insecticide, and a pathogenic fungus on hatching and survival of bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) tadpoles. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26:2198-2201.

Boone, MD, RD Semlitsch, EE Little, and *MC Doyle. 2007. Multiple stressors in amphibian communities: Effects of chemical contamination, bullfrogs, and fish. Ecological Applications 17:291-301.

Boone, MD, C Davidson, and CM Bridges. 2007. Evaluating the impact of pesticides in amphibian declines. In Amphibian Decline: Diseases, Parasites, Maladies and Pollution. Volume 8 in "Amphibian Biology," H Heatwole and J Wilkinson, eds, Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton 8:3186-3207.

Boone, MD, and B. Pauli. 2007. Chemical contamination of vernal pools. In Science and Conservation of Vernal Pools in Northeastern North America, pp 213-232. A. Calhoun and P. deMayndier, editors. CRC Press.


Mendelson, J. R. III, K. R. Lips, R. W. Gagliardo, G. Bo. Rabb, J. P. Collins, J. E. Diffendorfer, P. Daszak, R. Ibanez, K. C. Zippel, D. P. Lawson, K. M. Wright, S. N. Stuart, C. Gascon, H. R. da Silva, P. A. Burrowes, R. L. Joglar, E. La Marca, S. Lotters, L. H. du Preez, C. Weldon, A. Hyatt, J. V. Rodriguez-Mahecha, S. Hunt, H. Robertson, B. Lock, C. J. Raxworthy, D. R. Frost, R. C. Lacy, R. A. Alford, J. A. Campbell, G. Parra-Olea, F. Bolanos, J. J C. Domingo, T. Halliday, J. B. Murphy, M. H. Wake, L. A. Coloma, S. L. Kuzmin, M. S. Price, K. M. Howell, M. Lau, R. Pethiyagoda, M. Boone, M. J. Lannoo, A. R. Blaustein, A. Dobson, R. A. Griffiths, M. L. Crump, D. B. Wake, and E. D. Brodie, Jr. 2006. Mitigating amphibian extinctions. Science 313:48.

Boone, MD , and CM Bridges-Britton. 2006. Examining multiple sublethal contaminants on the gray treefrog, Hyla versicolor: Effects of an insecticide, herbicide, and fertilizer. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25:3261-3265.


Boone, MD. 2005. Juvenile frogs compensate for small metamorph size with terrestrial growth: overcoming the effects of larval density and insecticide exposure. Journal of Herpetology 39:416-423.

Boone, MD, and SM James. 2005. Use of aquatic and terrestrial mesocosms in ecotoxicology. Applied Herpetology 2:231-257.

Boone, MD, CM Bridges, JF Fairchild, and EE Little. 2005. Multiple sublethal chemicals negatively affect tadpoles of the green frog, Rana clamitans. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24:1267-1272.


Boone, MD, EE Little, and RD Semlitsch. 2004. Overwintered bullfrog tadpoles negatively affect salamanders and anurans in native amphibian communities. Copeia 2004:683-690.

Boone, MD, RD Semlitsch, JF Fairchild, and BB Rothermel. 2004. Effects of an insecticide on amphibians in large-scale experimental ponds. Ecological Applications 14:685-691.


Boone, MD, and RD Semlitsch. 2003. Interactions of bullfrog tadpole predators and an insecticide: predation release and facilitation. Oecologia 422:610-616.

Boone, MD, and CM Bridges. 2003. Effects of carbaryl on green frog (Rana clamitans) tadpoles: Timing of exposure versus multiple exposures. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22:2695-2702.

Bridges, CM, and MD Boone. 2003. The interactive effects of UVB and insecticide exposure on tadpole survival, growth, and development. Biological Conservation 113:49-54.

Boone, MD, and SM James. 2003. Interactions of an insecticide, herbicide, and natural stressors in amphibian community mesocosms. Ecological Applications 13:829-841.

Boone, MD, and CM Bridges. 2003. Impacts of chemical contaminants on amphibian populations. Pages 152-167 In Amphibian Conservation, RD Semlitsch, editor. Smithsonian Press.

Little, EE, CM Bridges, G Linder, and MD Boone. 2003. Establishing causality in the decline and deformity of amphibians:the amphibian research and monitoring initiative model. Pp 263-277. Multiple stressor effects in relation to declining amphibian populations: ASTM STP 1443, G Linder, S Krest, D Sparling, and E Little, (Eds.), ASTM International, West Conshaohocken, PA.

Boone, MD, PS Corn, M Donnelly, EE Little, and PN Niewiarowski. 2003. Physical stressors:the effects of global change on amphibians. Pages 129-151 In Multiple stressors and declining amphibian populations: evaluating cause and effect, G Linder, DW Sparling, and SK Krest (Eds.), Chapter 5. SETAC Press, Pensacola FL.

Boone, MD, and CM Bridges. 2003. A hierarchical approach in studying the effects of an insecticide on amphibians. Pages 265-270 In Multiple stressors and declining amphibian populations: evaluating cause and effect, G Linder, DW Sparling, and SK Krest (Eds.), Chapter 8D. SETAC Press, Pensacola FL.


*Saura-Mas, S, MD Boone, and CM Bridges. 2002. Evaluation of direct effects of an insecticide on gray tree frogs: laboratory and field trials. Journal of Herpetology 36:715-719.

Boone, MD, DE Scott, and PN Niewiarowski. 2002. Effects of hatching time for larval ambystomatid salamanders. Copeia 2002:511-517.

Boone, MD, and RD Semlitsch. 2002. Interactions of an insecticide with competition and pond drying in amphibian communities. Ecological Applications 12:307-316.


Boone, MD, CM Bridges, and BB Rothermel. 2001. Growth and development of larval green frogs (Rana clamitans) exposed to multiple doses of an insecticide. Oecologia 129:518-524.

Boone, MD, and RD Semlitsch. 2001. Interactions of an insecticide with larval density and predation in experimental amphibian communities. Conservation Biology 15:228-238.


Boone, MD, and CM Bridges. 1999. The effect of temperature on the potency of carbaryl for survival of tadpoles of the green frog, Rana clamitans. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 18:1482-1484.


Boone, MD, and OE Rhodes. 1996. Genetic structure among subpopulations of the eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallpavo silvestris). American Midland Naturalist 135:168-171.

Letters & Reports

Boone, MD, D Cowman, C Davidson, T Hayes, W Hopkins, R Relyea, L Schiesari, & R Semlitsch. 2005. Chapter 6: Evaluating the role of environmental contamination in amphibian population declines. In Amphibian Conservation Action Plan, Proceedings of IUCN/SSC Amphibian Conservation Summit 2005. C Gascon, JP Collins, RD Moore, DR Church, JE McKay, and JR Mendelson III, (editors).


Popular Science & Newsletter Publications

**Rumschlag, SL, and MD Boone. 2015. When infection is common but declines are not apparent: The influence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis exposure on midwestern amphibians. FrogLog 113:39-40.

Boone, MD, and **HJ Puglis. Keeping all the Pieces: Restoring Natural Processes for Easier Golf Course Management. Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online 12(4):1-5. http://usgatero.msu.edu/v12/n4-1.pdf

Boone, MD. 2010. Safe harbor: How golf courses can help reduce amphibian population declines. Golfdom: February Issue. http://www.golfdom.com/turfgrass-trends/safe-harbor

Semlitsch, RD, MD Boone, and JR Bodie. 2007. Using golf courses to bolster amphibian communities. The Green Section.

Semlitsch, RD, MD Boone, and R Bodie. 2007. Golf courses could bolster amphibian communities. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online 6:1-16.

Boone, MD, CM Bridges, and NE Mills. 2001. Evaluating the risk of chemical contaminants in amphibian communities. The Glade ( Missouri Society for Conservation Biology) 4: 6-7.

Boone, MD, CM Bridges, and NE Mills. 2001. A hierarchical approach in studying the effects of an insecticide on amphibian communities. Froglog (Declining Amphibian Population Task Force) 45:4-5.

Boone, MD. 2001. At the frog front: amphibian population declines. Columbia Daily Tribune. August 21, 2001. page 5a.