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Cochrane, M. M., D. J. Brown, M. D. Nelson, R. R. Buech, M. Schrage, D. Ryan, and R. A. Moen. 2018. Status of a Glyptemys insculpta (wood turtle) population in northeastern Minnesota. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 13:273–282.

Brown, D. J., M. M. Cochrane, and R. A. Moen. 2017. Survey and analysis design for wood turtle population monitoring. Journal of Wildlife Management 81:868–877.

Williams, J. M., D. J. Brown, and P. B. Wood. 2017. Responses of terrestrial herpetofauna to persistent, novel ecosystems resulting from mountaintop removal mining. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 8:387–400.

Duarte, A., D. J. Brown, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2017. Responses of lizards to high-severity wildfires in a southern United States mixed pine/hardwood forest. Copeia 105:609–617. 

Rizzo, A. A., D. J. Brown, S. A. Welsh, and P. A. Thompson. 2017. Factors influencing detection of the federally endangered diamond darter Crystallaria cincotta: implications for long-term management strategies. American Midland Naturalist 178:123–131.

Brown, D. J., C. A. Ribic, D. M. Donner, M. D. Nelson, C. I. Bocetti, and C. M. Deloria-Sheffield. 2017. Using a full annual cycle model to evaluate long-term population viability of the conservation-reliant Kirtland's warbler after successful recovery. Journal of Applied Ecology 54:439−449.

Brown, D. J., M. D. Nelson, D. J. Rugg, R. R. Buech, and D. M. Donner. 2016. Spatial and temporal habitat use patterns of wood turtles at the western edge of their distribution. Journal of Herpetology 50:347−356.

Ferrato, J. R., D. J. Brown, and A. McKinney. 2016. Assessment of public knowledge and willingness to pay for recovery of an endangered songbird, the golden-cheeked warbler. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 21:86−94.

Cochrane, M. M., R. A. Moen, and D. J. Brown. 2015. Glyptemys insculpta (wood turtle). Nest predation. Herpetological Review 46:618.

Kapfer,J. M., J. M. Lorch, E. R. Wild, D. J. Brown, L. Mitchem, N. Rudolph, K. Rutzen, and R. C. Vogt. 2015. Distributional records for amphibians and reptiles from Wisconsin, USA. Herpetological Review 46:587−590.

Brown, D. J., M. Schrage, D. Ryan, R. A. Moen, M. D. Nelson, and R. R. Buech. 2015. Glyptemys insculpta (wood turtle). Longevity in the wild. Herpetological Review 46:243−244.

Brown, D. J., T. M. Swannack, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2015. Using calling activity to predict calling activity: a case study with the endangered Houston toad. North American Journal of Herpetology 2015:12−16.

Brown, D. J., J. R. Ferrato, C. J. White, I. Mali, M. R. J. Forstner, and T. R. Simpson. 2015. Short-term changes in summer and winter resident bird communities following a high severity wildfire in a southern USA mixed pine/hardwood forest. Forest Ecology and Management 350:13−21.

Duarte, A., D. J. Brown, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2014. Documenting extinction in real time: rapid decline of the endangered Houston toad on a primary recovery site. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 5:363−371.

Mali, I., D. J. Brown, J. R. Ferrato, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2014. Sampling freshwater turtle populations using hoop nets: testing potential biases. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:580−585.

Brown, D. J., A. Duarte, I. Mali, M. C. Jones, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2014. Potential impacts of a high severity wildfire on abundance, movement, and diversity of herpetofauna in the Lost Pines ecoregion of Texas. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 9:192−205.

Brown, D. J., I. Mali, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2014. Wildfire and postfire restoration action effects on microclimate and seedling pine tree survivorship. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 5:174−182.

Brown, D. J., W. H. Nowlin, E. Ozel, I. Mali, D. Episcopo, M. C. Jones, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2014. Comparison of short term low, moderate, and high severity fire impacts to aquatic and terrestrial habitat components of a southern USA mixed pine forest. Forest Ecology and Management 312:179−192.

Vandewege, M. W., T. M. Swannack, K. L. Greuter, D. J. Brown, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2013. Breeding site fidelity and terrestrial movement of an endangered amphibian, the Houston toad ( Bufo houstonensis). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8:435−446.

Mali, I., B. E. Dickerson, D. J. Brown, J. R. Dixon, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2013. Road density not a major driver of red-eared slider ( Trachemys scripta elegans) population demographics in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8:131−140.

Brown, D. J., D. B. Preston, E. Ozel, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2013. Wildfire impacts on fire ant captures around forest ponds in the Lost Pines of Texas. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4:129−133.

Brown, D. J., T. M. Swannack, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2013. Predictive models for calling and movement activity of the endangered Houston toad. American Midland Naturalist 169:303−321.

Mali, I., D. J. Brown, M. C. Jones, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2013. Hoop net escapes and influence of traps containing turtles on Texas spiny softshell ( Apalone spinifera emoryi) captures. Herpetological Review 44:40−42.

Brown, D. J., M. C. Jones, J. Bell, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2012. Feral hog damage to endangered Houston toad ( Bufo houstonensis) habitat in the Lost Pines of Texas. Texas Journal of Science 64:73−88.

Brown, D. J., J. R. Dixon, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2012. Visual summary of herpetofaunal diversity in Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 57:465−467.

Brown, D. J., A. D. Schultz, J. R. Dixon, B. E. Dickerson, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2012. Decline of red-eared sliders ( Trachemys scripta elegans) and Texas spiny softshells ( Apalone spinifera emoryi) in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 11:138−143.

Gaertner, J. P., D. J. Brown, J. A. Mendoza, M. R. J. Forstner, T. Bonner, and D. Hahn. 2012. Geographic variation in Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis occurrence among populations of Acris crepitans blanchardi in Texas, USA. Herpetological Review 43:274−278.

Brown, D. J., B. DeVolld, W. H. Nowlin, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2012. Fire ants in Houston toad habitat: annual activity and responses to canopy cover and fire. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 3:142−149.

Mali, I., D. J. Brown, M. C. Jones, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2012. Switching bait as a method to improve freshwater turtle capture and recapture success with hoop net traps. Southeastern Naturalist 11:311−318.

Jones, M. C., D. J. Brown, I. Mali, A. McKinney, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2012. Assessment of public knowledge and support for recovery of the endangered Houston toad in Bastrop County, Texas. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 17:220−224.

Vandewege, M. W., D. J. Brown, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2012. Bufo (= Anaxyrus) houstonensis. Head-start juvenile dispersal. Herpetological Review 43:117−118.

Brown, D. J., G. M. Street, R. W. Nairn, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2012. A place to call home: amphibian use of created and restored wetlands. International Journal of Ecology 2012:989872.

Brown, D. J., J. T. Baccus, D. B. Means, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2011. Potential positive effects of fire on juvenile amphibians in a southern USA pine forest. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 2:135−145.

Duarte, A., D. J. Brown, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2011. Estimating abundance of the endangered Houston toad on a primary recovery site. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 2:207−215.

Brown, D. J., I. Mali, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2011. No difference in short-term temporal distribution of trapping effort on hoop net capture efficiency for freshwater turtles. Southeastern Naturalist 10:245−250.

Brown, D. J., B. DeVolld, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2011. Escapes from hoop nets by red-eared sliders ( Trachemys scripta). Southwestern Naturalist 56:124−127.

Brown, D. J., V. R. Farallo, J. R. Dixon, J. T. Baccus, T. R. Simpson, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2011. Freshwater turtle conservation in Texas: harvest effects and efficacy of the current management regime. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:486−494.

Brown, D. J., T. M. Swannack, J. R. Dixon, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2011. Herpetofaunal survey of the Griffith League Ranch in the Lost Pines ecoregion of Texas. Texas Journal of Science 63:101−112.

Farallo, V. R., D. J. Brown, and M. R. J. Forstner. 2010. An improved funnel trap for drift-fence surveys. Southwestern Naturalist 55:460−463.

Dickerson, B. E., A. D. Schultz, D. J. Brown, B. DeVolld, M. R. J. Forstner, and J. R. Dixon. 2009. Chelydra serpentina serpentina (eastern snapping turtle). Geographic distribution. Herpetological Review 40:448.

Brown, D. J., D. M. Spontak, M. N. Tibbets, A. R. Connolly, and J. T. Baccus. 2009. Enhancing the Farm Bill’s conservation potential through land prioritization. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:620−625.

Brown, D. J., and M. R. J. Forstner. 2009. A safe and efficient technique for handling Siren spp. and Amphiuma spp. in the field. Herpetological Review 40:169−170.

Brown, D. J., M. R. J. Forstner, and J. R. Dixon. 2008. Graptemys pseudogeographica kohni (Mississippi map turtle). Geographic distribution. Herpetological Review 39:481.