book Peer-reviewed Publications

Co-Edited Book

2009.  Zaccone, G., C. Perrière, A. Mathis and B. G. Kapoor (Eds.).  Fish Defenses, Volume 2: Pathogens, Parasites and Predators.  Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire.  Fish Defenses: Table of Contents


Articles and Book Chapters

2012.  Crane, A. L., C. E. McGrane, and A. Mathis.   Behavioral and physiological responses of Ozark zigzag salamanders to stimuli from an invasive predator: the armadillo.  International Journal of Ecology 2012: doi:10.1155/2012/658437 [on-line journal]

2011.  Crane, A., A. K. Fritts, A. Mathis, J. C. Lisek, and M. C. Barnhart.  Do gill parasites influence the foraging and antipredator behaviour of rainbow darters, Etheostoma caeruleum?  Animal Behaviour 83:817-823.  

2011.  Crane, A. L. and A. Mathis.  Morphological and behavioral changes of salamanders infected with amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis).  IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians 18:139-143. 

2011.  Crane, A. L. and A. Mathis.  Landmark learning by the Ozark zigzag salamander, Plethodon angusticlavius.  Current Zoology 57:85490.

2011.  Gall, B. G. and A. Mathis.  Ontogenetic shift in response to amphibian alarm cues by banded sculpins (Cottus carolinae).  Copeia 2011:5—8.  file:///C:/Documents and Settings/sam477/My Documents/Research/hellbenders/hellbender gall/Copeia 2011 - Sculpin Ontogenetic Shift.pdf

2010.  Gall, B. G., A. L. Crane, and A. Mathis.  Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis (eastern hellbender).  Secretion production.  Herpetological Review 41:59. (54)

 2009.  Mathis, A.  Alarm responses as a defense: chemical alarm cues in nonostariophysan fishes.  Pp. 323-386.  In: Fish Defenses, Volume 2: Pathogens, Parasites and Predators.  Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire. (53) Review: Non-ostariophysan alarm

 2009.  Gall, B. G., and A. Mathis.  Innate predator recognition in larval hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) and the problem of introduced trout.  Ethology 116:47-58. (52) file:///C:/Documents and Settings/sam477/My Documents/Research/hellbenders/hellbender gall/Ethology 2010 - Innate predator recognition.pdf

 2009.  Crane, A. L., D. Woods, and A. Mathis.  Behavioural responses to alarm pheromones by free-ranging rainbow darters (Etheostoma caeruleum).  Behaviour 146:1565-1572. (51)


 2008.  King, R., R. Gosnell, and A. Mathis.  Discrimination of predatory versus nonpredatory mammals by box turtles, Terrapene carolina.  Chemoecology 18:61-64. (49)  file:///C:/Documents and Settings/sam477/My Documents/Research/Miscellaneous species/Turtles/King et al. 07/Chemoecology 08.pdf

 2007.  Chivers, D.P., B.D. Wisenden, C. J. Hindman, T. A. Michalak, R. C. Kusch, S. G. W. Kaminskyj,  K. L. Jack,  M. C. O. Ferrari, R. J. Pollock, C. F. Halbgewachs,  M. S. Pollock, S. Alemadi, C. T. James, R. K. Savaloja, C. P. Goater, A. Corwin, R. S. Mirza, J. M. Kiesecker, G. E. Brown, J. C. Adrian, Jr., P. H. Krone, A. R. Blaustein, & A. Mathis.  Epidermal ‘alarm substance’ cells of fishes are maintained by non-alarm functions: possible defence against pathogens, parasites and UVB radiation.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274: 2611-2619. (48)

2007.  Commens, A. and A. Mathis.  Response of three species of darters of the Genus Etheostoma to chemical alarm signals from conspecifics and congeners.  Copeia 2007:838—843.  (47) file:///C:/Documents and Settings/sam477/My Documents/Research/darters/Amy alarm/cope-07-04-838-843-l.pdf

 2006.  Gibson, A. and A. Mathis.  Opercular beat rate for rainbow darters, Etheostoma caeruleum, exposed to chemical stimuli from conspecific and heterospecific fishes.  Journal of Fish Biology 69:224-232. (46) Journal of Fish Biology 06.pdf

 2006.  Mirza, R. S., A. Mathis, and D. P. Chivers.  Does temporal variation in predation risk influence the intensity of antipredator responses?  A test of the risk allocation hypothesis.  Ethology 112:43—511. (45)

  2004.  Hickman, C. R., M. D. Stone, and A. Mathis.  Priority use of chemical over visual cues for detection of predators by neotenic graybelly salamanders, Eurycea multiplicata griseogaster.  Herpetologica 60:203-210.  (44) Hickmanetal04Herpetologica.pdf

  2004.  Watson, T. R., A. Mathis, and R. Thompson.  Influence of physical stress, distress cues, and predator kairomones on the foraging behavior of Ozark zigzag salamanders, Plethodon angusticlavius.  Behavioural Processes 65:201-209.  (43) Watsonetal04BehProc.pdf                                

2003.     Mathis, A.  Use of chemical cues in detection of conspecific predators and prey by newts, Notophthalmus viridescens.  Chemoecology 13:193-197.  (42)

  2003.  Mathis, A. and D. P. Chivers.  Overriding the oddity effect in mixed-species aggregations: group choice by armored and non-armored prey.  Behavioral Ecology 14: 334-339.  (41)

  2003.  Frese, P. W., A. Mathis, and R. Wilkinson.  Population characteristics, growth, and spatial activity of Siren intermedia in an intensively managed wetland.  Southwestern Naturalist 48:534-542.  (40) Siren--J of Herp--2000.pdf

  2003.  Mathis, A., K. L. Murray, and C. R. Hickman.  Do experience and body size play a role in responses of larval ringed salamander, Ambystoma annulatum, to predator kairomones? Laboratory and field assays.  Ethology 109:159-170. (39) mathis et al Ethology 03.pdf

  2003.  Wheeler, B. A., E. Prosen, A. Mathis, and R. F. Wilkinson.  Population declines of a long-lived salamander: a 20+-year study of hellbenders.  Biological Conservation 109:151-156. (38) Wheeleretal03BiolCons.pdf

   2001.  Maksimowich, D. and A. Mathis.  Pheromonal markers as indictors of parasite load: parasite-mediated behavior in salamanders (Plethodon angusticlavius).  Acta Ethologica 3:83-87. (37)

  2000.  Mathis, A. and F. Vincent.  Differential use of visual and chemical cues in predator recognition and threat-sensitive antipredator behaviour by larval central newts, Notophthalmus viridescens.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 1646-1652. (36) Notophthalmus--Can J Zool--2000.pdf

  2000. Whitham, J. and A. Mathis.  Effects of hunger and predation risk on foraging behavior of graybelly salamanders, Eurycea multiplicata.  Journal of Chemical Ecology 26:1659-1665. (35)

  2000. Sullivan, A. M., P. W. Frese, and A. Mathis.  Does the aquatic salamander, Siren intermedia, respond to chemical cues from prey?  Journal of Herpetology 34:607-611. (34)

   2000.  Goddard, K. and A. Mathis.  Opercular flaps as sexual ornaments for male longear sunfish (Lepomis megolotis): male condition and male-male competition.  Ethology 106:631-643. (33)

  2000.  Maksimowich, D. and A. Mathis.  Parasitized salamanders are inferior competitors for territories and food resources.  Ethology 106:319-329. (32) Ethology 2000.pdf

   2000.  Mathis, A., D. W. Schmidt, and K. A. Medley.  The influence of residency status on agonistic behavior of male and female Ozark zigzag salamanders, Plethodon angusticlavius.  The American Midland Naturalist 143:245-249 . (31) American Midland Naturalist 2001.pdf

  1999.  Commens, A. and A. Mathis.  Alarm pheromones of rainbow darters (Etheostoma caeruleum): responses to skin extracts of conspecifics and congeners (Etheostoma juliae).  Journal of Fish Biology 55:1359-1362. (30)

   1999.  Anderson, M. and A. Mathis.  Diets of two sympatric tropical salamanders, Bolitoglossa mexicana and B. rufescens, with notes on reproduction for B. rufescens.  Journal of Herpetology 33:601-607. (29)

   1999.  Mathis, A. and E. Britzke.  Asymmetries in body size and experience influence agonistic   displays in the zigzag salamander, Plethodon angusticlavius.  Herpetologica 55:344-352. (28)

   1998. Mathis, A., K. Deckard and C. Duer.  Laboratory evidence for territorial behavior by the southern red-backed salamander, Plethodon serratus: Influence of residency status and pheromonal advertisement. Southwestern Naturalist 43:1-5. (27)

   1998. Mathis, A. and D. Lancaster.  Response of terrestrial salamanders to chemical stimuli from distressed conspecifics.  Amphibia-Reptilia 19:330-335. (26)

   1998. Summey, M. R. and A. Mathis.  Alarm responses to chemical stimuli from damaged conspecifics by three species of Neotropical tadpoles. Herpetologica 54:402-408. (25)

   1998. Mason, R. T., D. P. Chivers, A. Mathis, and A. R. Blaustein.  Bioassay Methods for amphibians and reptiles In: Methods in Chemical Ecology, Volume II, Bioassay Methods (J.G. Millar and K. F. Haynes, eds.), pp.271-325.  Chapman and Hall.  London. (24)

   1998. Woody, D. and A. Mathis.  Acquired recognition of chemical stimuli from an unfamiliar predator: Associative learning by adult newts, Notophthalmus viridescens. Copeia 1998:1027-1031. (23) Notophthalmus--Copeia--1998.pdf

   1997. Goddard, K. and A. Mathis.  Do opercular flaps of male longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis) serve as sexual ornaments during female mate choice? Ethology, Ecology, and Evolution 3:223-231. (22)

   1997. Woody, D. and A. Mathis. Avoidance of areas labeled with chemical stimuli from damaged conspecifics by adult newts, Notophthalmus viridescens, in a natural habitat. Journal of Herpetology 31:316-318. (21)

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   1997. Mathis, A. and W.W. Hoback.  The influence of chemical stimuli from predators on pre-copulatory pairing by the amphipod, Gammarus pseudolimnaeus. Ethology 103:33-40. (20)

   1997. Goddard, K. and A. Mathis.  Microhabitat preferences of longear sunfish: low light intensity versus submerged cover. Environmental Biology of Fishes 49:495-499. (19)

   1996. Mathis, A., D.P. Chivers and R.J.F. Smith.  Cultural transmission of predator recognition in fishes: Intraspecific and interspecific learning. Animal Behaviour 51:185-201. (18 

   1995. Mathis, A., D.P. Chivers and R.J.F. Smith.  Chemical alarm signals: Predator deterrents or predator attractants?  The American Naturalist 145:994-1005.  (17) 

   1995. Mathis, A., R.G. Jaeger, W.H. Keen, P.K. Ducey, S.C. Walls and B.W. Buchanan.  Aggression and territoriality by salamanders and a comparison with the territorial behavior of frogs.  In: Amphibian Biology, Vol. 2 (H. Heatwole and B.K. Sullivan, eds.), pp. 633-676.  Surrey Beatty and Sons, New South Wales, Australia.  (16)

   1994. Mathis, A. and R. Simons.  Size‑dependent responses of resident male red‑backed salamanders to chemical stimuli from conspecifics.  Herpetologica 50:335‑344. (15)

   1993. Gelowitz, C., A. Mathis and R.J.F. Smith.  Chemosensory recognition of northern pike (Esox lucius) by brook stickleback (Culaea inconstans): Population differences and influence of predator diet.  Behaviour 127:105‑118. (14)

   1993. Mathis, A. and R.J.F. Smith.  Chemical arolina of northern pike (Esox lucius) by the alarm pheromone of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas).  Journal of Chemical Ecology 19:1967‑1979. (13)

   1993. Mathis, A. and R.J.F. Smith.  Intraspecific and cross‑superorder responses to a chemical alarm signal by brook stickleback.  Ecology 74:2395‑2404. (12 

   1993. Mathis, A. and R.J.F. Smith.  Chemical alarm signals increase the survival time of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) during encounters with northern pike (Esox lucius).  Behavioral Ecology 4:260‑265. (11)

   1993. Mathis, A. and R.J.F. Smith.  Fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) learn to recognize pike (Esox lucius) as predators on the basis of chemical stimuli from minnows in the pike’s diet.  Animal Behaviour 46:645‑656. (10)

   1993. Mathis, A., D.C. Chivers, and R.J.F. Smith.  Population differences in responses of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) to chemical and visual stimuli from predators.  Ethology 93:31‑40. (9)

   1992. Mathis, A. and R.J.F. Smith.  Avoidance of areas marked with chemical alarm substances by fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) in a natural habitat.  Canadian  Journal of Zoology 70:1473‑1476. (8)

   1991. Mathis, A.  Large male advantage for access to females: evidence of male‑male competition and female discrimination in a territorial salamander.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 29:133‑138. (7)

   1991. Mathis, A.  Territories of male and female terrestrial salamanders: costs, benefits and intersexual spatial associations.  Oecologia 86:433‑440. (6)

   1990. Mathis, A.  Territorial salamanders assess sexual competitive information via chemical signals.  Animal Behaviour 40:953‑962. (5)

   1990. Mathis, A.  Territoriality in a terrestrial salamander: the influence of resource quality and body size.  Behaviour 112:162‑175. (4)

   1989. Walls, S.C., A. Mathis, R.G. Jaeger and W.F. Gergits.  Male salamanders with high quality diets have faeces attractive to females.  Animal Behaviour  38:546‑548. (3)

   1989. Mathis, A.  Do seasonal spatial distributions in a terrestrial salamander reflect reproductive behavior or territoriality?  Copeia 1989:788‑791. (2)

   1988. Mathis, A. and F.R. Moore.  Geomagnetism and the homeward orientation of the box turtle, Terrapene carolina.  Ethology 78:265‑274. (1)


Non-refereed Publications

2009.  Mathis, A. and A. Crane.  Saving a giant salamander.  IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 16: 18-23. 

2008.  Mathis, A.  2008.  Are we losing Missouri’s giant salamanders?  Wild Times 19(3):4-5.  (5)

2002. Mathis, A.  2002.  The fall of Missouri’s giant salamanders: Decline of hellbender populations.  The Glade 5: 2-3. (3)

2000. Mathis, A., D. P. Chivers, B. D. Wisenden, G. E. Brown, and R. S. Mirza.  2000.  A tribute to R. Jan F. Smith 1940-1998.  Oikos 88: 100-102. (2) 

1999. Chivers, D. P., A. Mathis, G. E. Brown, R. S. Mirza, and B. D. Wisenden.  1999.  Scratching the skin of predator-prey interaction in fishes: a tribute to R. Jan F. Smith (1940-1998).  Environmental Biology of Fishes 56:343-350. (1)