Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Pitt, A.L., J.Hawley Howard, R.F. Baldwin, E.D. Baldwin, B.L. Brown. 2018. Small Parks as Local Social–Ecological Systems Contributing to Conservation of Small Isolated and Ephemeral Wetlands. Natural Areas Journal 38:237-249.

 

Hartzell, S.M., A.L. Pitt, and S. Davis. 2017. Observations of yawning behaviour in the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis). Herpetological Bulletin 142:46-47.

 

Hager, S.B., B.J. Cosentino, M.A. Aguilar-Gómez, M.L. Anderson, M. Bakermans, T.J. Boves, D. Brandes, M.W. Butler, E.M. Butler, N.L. Cagle, R. Calderón-Parra, A.P. Capparella, A. Chen, K. Cipollini, A.A.T. Conkey, T.A. Contreras, R.I. Cooper, C.E. Corbin, R.L. Curry, J.J. Dosch, M.G. Drew, K. Dyson, C. Foster, C.D. Francis, E. Fraser, R. Furbush, N.D.G. Hagemeyer, K.N Hopfensperger, D. Klem, Jr., E. Lago, A. Lahey, K. Lamp, G. Lewis, S.R. Loss, C.S. Machtans, J. Madosky, T.J. Maness, K.J. McKay, S.B. Menke, K.E. Muma, N. Ocampo-Peñuela, T.J. O’Connell, R. Ortega-Álvarez, A.L. Pitt, A.L. Puga-Caballero, J.E. Quinn, C.W. Varian-Ramos, C.S. Riding, A.M. Roth, P.G. Saenger, R.T. Schmitz, J. Schnurr, M. Simmons, A.D. Smith, D.R. Sokoloski, J. Vigliotti, E.L. Walters, L.A. Walters, J.T. Weir, K. Winnett-Murray, J.C. Withey, and I. Zuria. 2017. Continent-wide analysis of how urbanization affects bird-window collision mortality in North America. Biological Conservation 212:209-215.

 

Pitt, A.L., J.J. Tavano, R.F. Baldwin, and B.S. Stegenga. 2017. Movement ecology and habitat use of three sympatric anuran species. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 12(1):212-224.

 

Pitt, A.L., J.L. Shinskie, J.J. Tavano, S.M. Hartzell, T. Delahunty, and S.F. Spear. 2017. Decline of a giant salamander assessed with historical records, environmental DNA, and multi-scale habitat data. Freshwater Biology. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12917.

 

Nickerson, M.A., A.L. Pitt, J.J. Tavano, K.A. Hecht, and J.C. Mitchell. 2017. Forest removal and the cascade of effects corresponding with an Ozark hellbender population decline: A review. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 54(10):147-164.

 

Tucker Serniak, L.F., C.E. Corbin, A.L. Pitt, and S.T. Rier. 2017. The effects of Japanese knotweed on avian diversity and function in riparian habitats. Journal of Ornithology 158(1):311-321. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-016-1387-6.

 

Pitt, A.L., J.J. Tavano, and M.A. Nickerson. 2016. Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi (Ozark hellbender): Larval habitat and retreat behaviour. The Herpetological Bulletin 138:36-37.

 

Pavlick, C.R.*, S.M. Hartzell, A.L. Pitt, and S. Davis. 2016. Anaxyrus fowleri (Fowler’s toad). USA: Pennsylvania: Clinton Co. Herpetological Review 47(4):622. (*Undergraduate student)

 

Chow, A.T., A.L. Pitt, R.F. Baldwin, D. Suhre, and J. Wang. 2016. Water quality dynamics of ephemeral wetlands in the Piedmont ecoregion, South Carolina, USA. Ecological Engineering 94:555-563.

 

Tavano, J.J., and A.L. Pitt. 2016. Hemidactylium scutatum (four-toed salamander). USA: Pennsylvania: Columbia Co. Herpetological Review 47(2):245.

 

Hartzell, S.M., M.B. Hartzell, and A.L. Pitt. 2016. Terrepene carolina carolina (woodland box turtle). USA: Pennsylvania: Northumberland Co. Herpetological Review 47(1):80.

 

Hartzell, S.M., and A.L. Pitt. 2015. Sternotherus odoratus (eastern musk turtle). USA: Pennsylvania: Montour Co. Herpetological Review 46(4):566.

 

Groff, L.A., A.L. Pitt, R.F. Baldwin, A.J.K. Calhoun, C.S. Loftin. 2015. Evaluation of a waistband for attaching external transmitters to anurans. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39(3):610-615. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.554.

 

Pitt, A.L., M.M. Buckle*, E.N. Wahlman*, and V.E. DiTomo*. 2015. Anaxyrus americanus (American toad). Arboreal behavior. Herpetological Review 46(2):229-230. (*Undergraduate student)

 

Yu, X., J. Hawley-Howard, A.L. Pitt, J. Wang, R.F. Baldwin, and A.T. Chow. 2015. Water quality of small, seasonal wetlands in the Piedmont ecoregion, South Carolina, USA: effects of land-use and hydrology. Water Research 73:98-108.

 

Pitt, A.L., and M.A. Nickerson. 2014. Description and comparison of turtle assemblages and populations located within a spring-fed river. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 9(3):475-483.

 

Hartzell, S.M.*, and A.L. Pitt. 2014. Glyptemys insculpta (Wood turtle). Nesting Habitat and Behavior. Herpetological Review 45(4):687-688. (*Undergraduate student)

 

Pitt, A.L., J.J. Tavano, R.F. Baldwin, and T.A. Waldrop. 2013. Effects of fuel reduction treatments on movement and habitat use of American toads (Anaxyrus americanus) in a southern Appalachian hardwood forest. Forest Ecology and Management 310:289-299.

 

Pitt, A.L., and M.A. Nickerson. 2013. Potential recovery of a declined turtle population diminished by a community shift towards more generalist species. Amphibia-Reptilia 34(2):193-200.

 

Pitt, A.L., and M.A. Nickerson. 2012. Reassessment of the turtle community in the North Fork of White River, Ozark County, Missouri. Copeia 2012(3):367-374.

 

Pitt, A.L. (editor). 2012. Contributions from the Herpetology Conference including the All Florida Herpetological Event. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 51(4):217-278.

 

Nickerson, M.A., and A.L. Pitt. 2012. Historical turtle population decline and community changes in an Ozark river. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 51(4):257-267.

 

Pitt, A.L., R.F. Baldwin, B.L. Brown, D.J. Lipscomb, J.E. Hawley, C.M. Allard, and P.B. Leonard. 2012. The missing wetlands: using local ecological knowledge to find cryptic ecosystems. Biodiversity and Conservation 21:51-63.

 

Nickerson, C.A., C.M. Ott, S.L. Castro, V.M. Garcia, T.C. Molina, J.T. Briggler, A.L. Pitt, J.J. Tavano, J.K. Byram, J. Barrila, and M.A. Nickerson. 2011. Evaluation of microorganisms cultured from injured and repressed tissue regeneration sites in endangered giant aquatic Ozark hellbender salamanders. PLoS ONE 6(12):e28906.

 

Pitt, A.L., C.M. Allard, J.E. Hawley, R.F. Baldwin, and B.L. Brown. 2011. Lithobates sylvaticus (wood frog). Predation. Herpetological Review 42(2):263.

 

Pitt, A.L., J.E. Hawley, C.M. Allard, R.F. Baldwin, and B.L. Brown. 2011. Notophthalmus viridescens (eastern newt). Necrophilia and cannibalism. Herpetological Review 42(2):258.

 

Nickerson, M.A., A.L. Pitt, and M.D. Prysby. 2007. Effects of flooding on hellbender salamander, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Daudin, 1803, populations. Salamandra 43(2):111-117.

 

Tavano, J.J., A.L. Pitt, and M.A. Nickerson. 2007. Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma (western cottonmouth). Behavior. Herpetological Review 38(2):202.

 

Pitt, A.L., and M.A. Nickerson. 2006. Cryptobranchus alleganiensis (hellbender salamander). Larval diet. Herpetological Review 37:69.

 

SELECT POPULAR ARTICLES & TECHNICAL REPORTS

Johnson, R.M.*, A.L. Pitt, S.M. Hartzell, J.J. Tavano, J.L. Shinskie, C.R. Pavlick*, and E.N. Wahlman. 2016. First report of the eastern hellbender salamander (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 51(4):65. (*Undergraduate student)

 

Pitt, A.L., R.F. Baldwin, J.J. Tavano, T.A. Waldrop, and R.J. Phillips. 2014. Synthesis of the effects of fire on southern Appalachian fauna. Pp. 86-96 in Waldrop, T.A. (Ed.). 2014. Proceedings, Wildland Fire in the Appalachians: Discussions among Managers and Scientists. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-199. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

 

Pitt, A.L. 2014. Raising awareness for hellbender and mudpuppy conservation. Salamander News 5:11.

 

Nickerson, M.A., A.L. Pitt, and J.J. Tavano. 2009. Decline of the Ozark Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) in the North Fork of White River, Ozark County, Missouri: A Historical Habitat Perspective. Final Report for the Saint Louis Zoological Park and Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Corps. 53 pp.

 

Pitt, A.L. 2008. Freshwater River Turtle Populations Influenced by a Naturally Generated Thermal Gradient. Dissertation. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 150 pp.

 

Pitt, A.L., M.A. Nickerson, and J.J. Tavano. 2008. Coliform bacterial content of the North Fork of White River and associated springs, Ozark County Missouri and its relation to Ozark hellbender, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi, and turtle habitat. Saint Louis Zoological Park Report. 11 pp.

 

Christian, A., C. Davidson, A. Davis, J. Eberly, J. Humphries, A. Pitt, S. Trauth, and J. Utrup. 2007. Land use (land use, siltation, agricultural runoff, and water quality). Pages 33-55 In Briggler, J., J. Utrup, C. Davidson, J. Humphries, J. Groves, T. Johnson, J. Ettling, M. Wanner, K. Traylor-Holzer, D. Reed, V. Lindgren, O. Byers (editors). Hellbender Population and Habitat Viability Assessment: Final Report. IUCN/SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, Apple Valley, MN.

 

Pitt, A.L. 2005. Reassessment of the Turtle Community in the North Fork of White River, Ozark County, Missouri. Master’s Thesis. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. ix + 45 pp.

 

Watzin, M., A. Shambaugh, E.B. Miller, A. Mahar, A.L. Pitt, and A. McIntosh. 2005. People, Plankton and Pollution: The State of Burlington Bay. Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, UVM, Burlington, VT. 17 pp.

 

Pitt, A. 2004. Hunting for hellbenders (Reprint). Southeastern Biology 51(1):43-45.

 

Pitt, A. 2003. Hunting for hellbenders. All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory Quarterly 4(3):5.