Papers in review/revision:

Robertson EP, Fletcher RJ, Cattau CE, Udell BJ, Reichert BE, Austin JD, Valle DR. Connectivity is impeded from immigrant reproductive failure, impacting conservation priorities for an endangered bird.

Hargrove JS, Saarinen E, Parkyn D, Murie D, Austin JD. Mixing rates in weakly differentiated stocks of greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hernandez FA, Carr AN, Milleson MP, Merrill H, Avery M, Parker B, Pylant CM, Austin JD, Wisely S. The role of pathogenesis in landscape epidemiology: contrasting case studies of pseudorabies virus (PrV) and Brucella suis in invasive wild pigs (Sus scrofa) in Florida (U.S.).

In Press/Published:

73) Reynolds C, Fletcher RJ, Carneiro CM, Jennings N, Ke A, LaScaleia MC, Lukhele MB, Mamba ML, Sibiya MD, Austin JD, Magagula CN, Mahlaba T, Monadjem A, Wisely SM, McCleery RA. 2018. Inconsistent effects of landscape heterogeneity and land-use on animal diversity in an agricultural mosaic: a multi-scale and multi-taxon investigation. Landscape Ecology. Published ahead of print at

72) Luque-Montes IR, Austin JD, Weinfurther KD, Wilson LD, Hofmann EP, Townsend JH. 2018. An integrative assessment of the taxonomic status of highland leopard frogs (Anura: Ranidae) in Honduras, with description of a new species. Systematics and Biodiversity XX: XXX-XXX.

71) Hernandez FA, Parker B, Pylant CM, Smyser TJ, Piaggio AJ, Lance SL, Millison MP, Austin JD, Wisely S. 2018. Invasion ecology of wild pigs (Sus scrofa) in Florida, USA: the role of humans in the expansion and colonization of an invasive wild ungulate. Biological Invasions, in press

70) Zhao H, Li C, Hargrove JS, Thongda W, Bowen B, Zhang D, Mohammed H, Beck B, Austin JD, Peatman EJ. 2018. SNP marker panels for parentage assignment and traceability in the Florida Bass (Micropterus floridanus). Aquaculture 485: 30-38.

69) Austin JD, Moore S, McCleery RA, Colton J, Finberg T, Monadjem A. 2018. Conservation genetics of an insular giraffe population in the Mbuluzi Game Reserve, Swaziland. Journal of African Ecology, ahead of print,

68) Hargrove JS, Allen MS, Weyl OLF, Crandall CAC, Austin JD. 2018. Global patterns in the motivations and behaviors of tournament anglers targeting bedding bass. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, accepted Dec 7, 2017

67) Robertson EP, Fletcher Jr RJ, Austin JD. 2018. Microsatellite polymorphism in the endangered snail kit reveals panmictic, low diversity population. Conservation Genetics, ahead of print, doi: 10.1007/s10592-017-1003-1

66) Shirley MH, Austin JD. 2017. Did Late Pleistocene climate change result in parallel genetic structure and demographic bottlenecks in sympatric Central African crocodiles, Mecistops and Osteolaemus? Molecular Ecology 26: 6463-6477.

65) Coker OM, Omonona AO, Fagbohun OA, Pylant CL, Austin JD. 2017. Genetic structure of wild and domesticated grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus) from Southwestern Nigeria. African Zoology 52:155-162. doi:10.1080/15627020.2017.1379358

64) Button ST, Greenberg CH, Austin JD. 2017. Anolis carolinensis (green anole). Diet. Herpetological Review 48:633-634.

63) Panagiotopoulou H, Austin JD, Zalewska K, Gonciarz M, Gawor J, Weglenski P, Popovic D. 2017. Microsatellite mutation rate in Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus). Journal of Heredity, 108: 686-692. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esx057.

62) Vitek NS, Austin JD, Bloch JI. 2017. Long-term association between the commensal Podomys floridanus and Gopherus polyphemus in the fossil record of Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 55: 105-116.

61) Greenberg CH, Zarnoch SJ, Austin JD. 2017. Weather, hydroregime, and breeding influence juvenile recruitment of anurans in isolated ephemeral wetlands: implications for climate change. Ecosphere 8:e01789.

60)  Trippel NA, Hargrove JS, Leone EH, Austin JD, Allen MS. 2017. Angling-induced impacts on recruitment and contributions to reproduction in Florida bass, Micropterus floridanus. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146: 871–887.

59) Robertson EP, Fletcher RJ, Austin JD. 2017. The causes of dispersal and the cost of carryover effects for an endangered bird in a dynamic wetland landscape. Journal of Animal Ecology 86: 857–865 DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12676

58) Hargrove JS, Weyl OLF, Austin JD. 2017. Reconstructing the introduction history of an invasive fish predator in South Africa. Biological Invasions, 19: 2261-2276 DOI:10.1007/s10530-017-1437-x

57) Greene DU, Gore JA, Austin JD. 2017. The importance of demographic and genetic monitoring in conservation reintroductions: a case study on captive-born beach mice. Journal of Mammalogy 98: 513–522 DOI:10.1093/jmammal/gyw229

56) Hargrove JS, Austin JD. 2017. Parentage and mating patterns in a Florida bass hatchery. Aquaculture Research 48: 3272-3277. DOI: 10.1111/are.13051

55) Fletcher RJ Jr, Burrell NS, Reichart BE, Vasudev D, Austin JD. 2016. The effects of landscape connectivity: evidence, challenges, and opportunities. Current Landscape Ecology Reports 1: 67-79. DOI: 10.1007/s40823-016-009-6

54) Saarinen EV, Reilly PF, Austin JD. 2016. Conservation genetics of an endangered grassland butterfly (Oarisma poweshiek) reveals historically high gene flow despite recent and rapid range loss. Insect Conservation and Diversity 9: 517-528. DOI: 10.1111/icad.12192

53) Stewart KA, Austin JD, Zamudio KR, Lougheed SC. 2016. Contact zone dynamics during early stages of speciation in a chorus frog (Pseudacris crucifer). Heredity 116: 239-247. DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2015.96

52) Greenberg CH, Goodrick S, Austin JD, Parresol BR. 2015. Hydroregime prediction models for ephemoral groundwater-driven sinkhole wetlands: a planning tool for climate change and amphibian conservation. Wetlands 35: 899-911. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-015-0680-0

51) Fletcher, Jr. RJ, Robertson EP, Wilcox RC, Reichert BE, Austin JD, Kitchens WM. 2015. Affinity for natal environments by dispersers impacts reproduction and explains geographic structure of a highly mobile bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20152845.

50) Austin JD, Gore JA, Greene DU, Gotteland C. 2015. Conspicuous genetic structure belies recent dispersal in an endangered beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis). Conservation Genetics 16: 915-928. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-015-0710-8

49) Shirley MH, Villanova VL, Vliet KA, Austin JD. 2015. Genetic barcoding facilitates captive and wild management of three cryptic African crocodile species complexes. Animal Conservation 18: 322-330. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12176

48) Hargrove JS, Sturmer L, Scarpa J, Austin JD. 2015. Assessment of genetic diversity in wild and aquacultured stocks of the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria in Florida. Journal of Shellfish Research 34: 355-365.

47) Xuereb ATJ, Austin JD, Lougheed SC. 2014. New microsatellite loci for the threatened eastern hog-nosed snake (Heterodon platirhinos) in Ontario, Canada. Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 69-71.

46) Austin JD. 2014. Introduction: A special issue on Florida’s “citizen science” programs. Florida Scientist 77: 1–4.

45) Austin JD, Saarinen EV, Arias-Perez A, McCleery RA, Lyons RH. 2014. Twenty-one novel microsatellite loci for the Endangered Florida salt marsh vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus dukecampbelli). Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 637–639.

44) Shirley MH, Vliet K, Carr A, Austin JD. 2014. Rigorous approaches to species delimitation have significant implications for African crocodilian systematics and conservation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20132483.

43) Greenberg CH, Perry RW, Franzreb KE, Loeb SC, Saenz D, Rudolph C, Austin JD, Fucik EM, Kwiatkowski MA, Parresol BR, Tanner GW, Winters E. 2013. Climate change and wildlife in the southern United States: potential effects and management options. In Vose JM, Klepzig KD, eds. Climate change adaptation and mitigation management options: A guide for natural resource managers in southern forest ecosystems. CRC Press.

42) Fletcher RJ Jr, Revell A, Reichart BE, Kitchens WM, Austin JD. 2013. Network modularity reveals critical scales for connectivity in ecology and evolution. Nature Communications 4: 2472.

41) Townsend JH, Medina-Flores M, Reyes-Calderon O, Austin JD. 2013. Another new Nototriton (Caudata: Plethodontidae) from Parque Nacional Montaña de Botaderos in northeastern Honduras. Zootaxa 3666: 358-368.

40) Townsend JH, Medina-Flores M, Wilson LD, Jadin RC, Austin JD. 2013. A relict lineage and new species of green palm-pitviper (Squamata, Viperidae, Bothriechis) from the Chortís Highlands of Mesoamerica. ZooKeys  298: 77.

39) Hargrove J, Saarinen EV, Chapman F, Austin JD. 2013. Microsatellite variation reveals incomplete dipliodization in Gulf of Mexico sturgeon. Florida Scientist 76: 409-416.

38) Aldea-Guevara MI, Hargrove J, Austin JD. 2013. Diversity and geneflow in a migratory frugivorous fish: Implications for Amazonian habitat connectivity. Conservation Genetics 14: 935-942.

37) Austin JD, Miller CW, Fletcher RJ. 2012. What role can natural selection and phenotypic plasticity play in wildlife adaptation to climate change? Pg 38-57 In (Brodie et al. eds) Wildlife Conservation in a Changing Climate. Univ. Chicago Press.

36) Tucker KP, Hunter ME, Bonde RK, Austin JD, Clark AM, McGuire PM, Oli MK. 2012. Genetic diversity and minimal population substructure in the endangered Florida manatee: implications for conservation. Journal of Mammalogy 93: 1504-1511.

35) Irwin J, Smith A, Gore JA, Greene DU, Austin JD. 2012. Whole genome amplification of microsatellites reveal limited genetic variation in a captive colony relative to the wild source population of the endangered beach mouse, Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis. Florida Scientist 75: 253-259.

34) Branch TA, Austin JD, Acevedo-Whitehouse K, Gordon IJ, Gompper ME, Katzner TE, Pettorelli N. 2012. Fisheries conservation and management: Finding consensus in the midst of competing paradigms. Animal Conservation 15: 1-3.

33) Townsend JH, Wilson LD, Medina-Flores M, Luque-Montes IR, Herrera-B LA, Atkinson BK, Stubbs AL, Cerrato-M CA, Austin JD. 2012. A premontaine hotspot of herpetofauna endemism on the windward side of Refugio de Vida Silvestre Texiguate, Honduras. Salamandra 48: 92-114.

32) Hargrove J, Parkyn D, Murie D, Demopolis A, Austin JD. 2012. Augmentation of French grunt diet description using combined visual and DNA-based analysis. Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 740-750.

31) Hargrove J, Gitzendanner M, Austin JD. 2012. Isolation and characterization of 14 novel polymorphic loci for the Florida mouse (Podomys floridanus). Conservation Genetics Resources 4: 411-413.

30) Austin JD, Johnson AR, Matthews M, Tringali M, Porak WF, Allen MS. 2012. An assessment of hatchery effects on Florida bass (Micropterus salmoides floridanus) microsatellite genetic diversity and sibship reconstruction. Aquaculture Research 43: 628-638.

29) Gorman TA, Austin JD, Haas CA. 2012. Conservation of the Florida bog frog, one of North America’s rarest amphibians. FrogLog 20: 26-27.

28) Hekkala E, Shirley MH,  Amato G, Austin JD, Thorbjarnarson J, Vliet KA, Houck ML, Charter S, DeSalle R, Blum M. 2011. An ancient icon reveals new mysteries: Mummy DNA resurrects a cryptic species within the Nile crocodile (From the Cover).  Molecular Ecology 20: 4199-4215.

27) Townsend JH, Medina-Flores M, Murillo JL, Austin JD. 2011. Cryptic diversity in Chortís Highland moss salamanders (Caudata: Plethodontidae: Nototriton) revealed using mtDNA barcodes and phylogenetics, with the description of a new species. Systematics and Biodiversity 9: 275-287.

26) Austin JD, Jelks HJ, Johnson AR, Tate W, Jordan F. 2011. Population genetic structure and conservation genetics of endangered Okaloosa darters (Etheostoma okaloosae). Conservation Genetics 12: 981-989.

25) Hargrove J, Saarinen EV, Chapman F, Austin JD. 2011. Isolation of 15 microsatellite loci specific to Gulf of Mexico sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi). Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 757-758.

24) Austin JD, Gorman T, Bishop D, Moler P. 2011. Genetic evidence of contemporary hybridization in one of North America’s rarest anurans, the Florida bog frog. Animal Conservation 14: 553-561.

23) Austin JD, Gorman T, Bishop D. 2011. Assessing fine-scale genetic structure and relatedness in the micro-endemic Florida bog frog. Conservation Genetics 12: 833-838.

22) Butler JM, Dodd CK Jr, Aresco M, Austin JD. 2011. Morphology and molecular evidence indicates that the Gulf Coast box turtle (Terrapene carolina major) at the Florida Panhandle is not a distinct evolutionary lineage. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 102: 889-901.

21) Saarinen EV, Flower JH, Pine WE, Parauka F, Austin JD. 2011. Molecular kin estimation from eggs in the threatened Gulf sturgeon. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 27: 492-495.

20) Linnell JDC, Rondeau D, Read DH, Williams R, Altwigg R, Raxworthy C, Austin JD, and 6 others. 2010. Confronting costs and conflicts associated with biodiversity. Animal Conservation 13: 429-431.

19) Saarinen EV, Austin JD. 2010. When technology meets conservation: microsatellite marker production using 454 genome sequencing on the endangered Okaloosa darter (Etheostoma okaloosae). Journal of Heredity 101: 784-788.

18) Saarinen EV, Austin JD, Daniels JC. 2010. Genetic estimates of contemporary effective population size in an endangered butterfly indicate a possible role for genetic compensation. Evolutionary Applications 3: 28-39.

17) Townsend JH, Wilson LD, Butler JM, Austin JD. 2010. A enigmatic new species of moss salamander (Caudata: Plethodontidae: Nototriton) from an imperiled Honduran endemism hotspot. Zootaxa 2434: 1-16.

16) Townsend JH, Butler JM, Wilson LD, Austin JD. 2009. A new species of salamander in the Bolitoglossa dunni group (Caudata: Plethodontidae: Bolitoglossinae) from Parque Nacional Montaña de Yoro, Honduras. Salamandra 45: 95-105.

15) Champagne CE, Austin JD, Jelks HL, Jordan F. 2008. Effects of fin clipping on survival and position-holding behavior of brown darters, Etheostoma edwini. Copeia 2008: 917-920.

14) Austin JD. 2008. Embracing uncertainty in wildlife management. A review of “Conservation of wildlife populations: demography, genetics, and management” by L. Scott Mills. Ecology 89: 289.

13) Austin JD, Zamudio KR. 2008. Incongruence in the pattern and timing of intra-specific diversification in bronze frogs and bullfrogs (Ranidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 1041-1053.

12) Baker P, Austin JD, Bowen B, Baker SM. 2008. Range-wide population structure and history of the northern Quahog (Merceneria merceneria). ICES Journal of Marine Science 65: 155-163.

11) Lougheed SC, Austin JD, Bogart JP, Chek AC. 2006. Multicharacter perspectives on the evolution of intraspecific differentiation in a neotropical hylid frog. BMC Evolutionary Biology 6: 23

10) Austin JD, Lougheed SC, Boag PT. 2004. Controlling for the effects of history and non-equilibrium conditions in gene flow estimates in northern populations of the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana). Genetics 168: 1491-1506.

9) Austin JD, Lougheed SC, Boag PT. 2004. Discordant temporal and geographic patterns in maternal lineages of eastern North American frogs, Rana catesbeiana and Pseudacris crucifer. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 799-816.

8) Austin JD, Davia J, Lougheed SC, Boag PT. 2003. Genetic evidence for female-biased dispersal in the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana). Molecular Ecology 12: 3165-3172.

7) Austin JD, Lougheed SC, Moler P, Boag PT. 2003. Phylogenetics, zoogeography, and the role of vicariance and dispersal in the evolution of the Rana catesbeiana (Anura: Ranidae) species group. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 80: 601-624.

6) Parkyn D, Austin JD, Hawryshyn CW. 2003. Acquisition of polarized-light orientation in salmonids under laboratory conditions. Animal Behaviour 65: 893-904.

5) Chek AA, Austin JD, Lougheed SC. 2003. Why is there a tropical-temperate disparity in the genetic diversity and taxonomy of species? Evolutionary Ecology Research 5: 69-77.

4) Austin JD, Lougheed SC, Bogart J, Boag PT. 2002. A molecular perspective on the evolutionary affinities of an enigmatic Neotropical frog, Allophryne ruthveni. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 134: 335-346.

3) Austin JD, Lougheed SC, Chek AA, Neidrauer L, Boag PT. 2002. Cryptic lineages in a small frog: the postglacial history of the spring peeper, Pseudacris crucifer (Anura: Hylidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 25: 316-329.

2) Shewchuk CH, Austin JD. 2001. Food habits of the racer (Coluber constrictor mormon) in the northern part of its range. Herpetological Journal 11: 151-155.

1) Austin JD, Gregory PT. 1998. Relative roles of thermal and chemical cues in the investigative behavior of prey in colubrid (Elaphe guttata and Lampropeltis getulus) and boid (Python regius) snakes. Herpetological Natural History 6: 47-50.