This list is organized according to the subjects I (usually) conduct research in, which includes:

Migration Biology, Stress, Physiology & Disease, Color & Morphology, Research Techniques and Natural History

Last updated Jan 4, 2017
* Indicates corresponding authorship
Link to Google Scholar list and H-Index

Publications on migration biology

Altizer, S.M., K.A. Hobson, A.K. Davis, J.C. de Roode, and L.I. Wassenaar. 2015. Do healthy monarchs migrate farther? Tracking natal origins of parasitized vs. uninfected monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico. PLoS One 10(11): DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141371.

Badgett, G. and A.K. Davis.* 2015. Population trends of monarchs at a northern monitoring site: analyses of 19 years of fall migration counts at Peninsula Point, MI. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Online early - DOI:

Howard, E. and A.K. Davis.* 2015. Investigating long-term changes in the spring migration of monarch butterflies using 18 years of data from Journey North, a citizen science program. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Online early - DOI:

Davis, A.K. 2015. Can a blood-feeding ectoparasitic fly affect songbird migration? Examining body condition and fat reserves of 5 bird species in relation to hippoboscid fly parasitism. Ecological Parasitology and Immunology, Volume 4 (2015), Article ID 235907, 7 Pages. PDF

Howard, E. and A.K. Davis.* 2015. Tracking the fall migration of eastern monarchs with Journey North roost sightings: new findings about the pace of fall migration. pages 207-214 in Oberhauser, K.S., Nail, K.R. and Altizer, S (eds.). Monarchs in a changing world: Biology and conservation of an iconic insect.Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2015. Opinion: conservation of monarch butterflies could be enhanced with analyses (and publication) of citizen science tagging data. Insect Conservation and Diversity 8(2): 103-106. PDF

Cornelius, E.A., A.K. Davis and S.M. Altizer. 2014. How important are haemoparasites to migratory songbirds? Evaluating physiological tradeoffs with infection in three neotropical migrants during stopover in coastal Georgia. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87(5): 719-28. PDF

Satterfield, D. and A.K. Davis.* 2014. Variation in wing characteristics of monarch butterflies during migration: Earlier migrants have redder and more elongated wings. Animal Migration 2: 1-7. PDF

Howard, E. and A.K. Davis.* 2012. Mortality of migrating monarch butterflies from a wind storm on the shore of Lake Michigan, USA. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. PDF

McCord, J.W. and A.K. Davis*. 2012. Characteristics of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) that stopover at a site in coastal South Carolina during fall migration. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 45: 1-8. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2012. Are migratory monarchs really declining in eastern North America? Examining evidence from two fall census programs. Insect Conservation and Diversity 5: 101-105. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, N.P. Nibbelink and E. Howard. 2012. Identifying large- and small-scale characteristics of migratory stopover sites of monarch butterflies with citizen-science observations. International Journal of Zoology, Article ID 149026, 9 pages. (Invited submission for special issue on citizen science). PDF

Howard, E. and A.K. Davis.* 2011. A simple numerical index for assessing the spring migration of monarch butterflies using data from Journey North, a citizen-science program. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 65(4). PDF

Howard, E., H. Aschen, and A.K. Davis*. 2010. Citizen science observations of monarch butterfly overwintering in the southern United States. Psyche 2010. doi:10.1155/2010/689301. PDF

McCord, J.W. and A.K. Davis*. 2010. Biological observations of monarch butterfly behavior at a migratory stopover site: results from a long-term tagging study in coastal South Carolina. Journal of Insect Behavior 23: 405-418. PDF

Altizer, S. and A.K. Davis. 2010. Populations of monarch butterflies with different migratory behaviors show divergence in wing morphology. Evolution 64(4): 1018-1028. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and E. Rendon-Salinas. 2010. Are female monarch butterflies declining in eastern North America? Evidence of a 30-year change in sex ratios at Mexican overwintering sites. Biology Letters 6: 45-47. PDF

Howard, E. and A.K. Davis.* 2009. The fall migration flyways of monarch butterflies in eastern North America revealed by citizen scientists. Journal of Insect Conservation 13(3): 279-286. PDF

Brindza, L., L.P. Brower, A.K. Davis and T. Van Hook. 2008. Comparative success of monarch butterfly migration to overwintering sites in Mexico from inland and coastal sites in Virginia. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 62(4): 189-200. PDF

Gibbs, D., D. Walton, L.P. Brower and A.K. Davis*. 2006. Monarch butterfly (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) migration monitoring at Chincoteague, VA and Cape May, NJ: a comparison of long-term trends. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 79(2): 156-164. PDF

Walton, D., L.P. Brower and A.K. Davis*. 2005. Long-term monitoring and fall migration patterns of the monarch butterfly in Cape May, NJ. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98(5): 682-689. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and E. Howard. 2005. Spring recolonization rate of monarch butterflies in eastern North America: new estimates from citizen-science data. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 59(1): 1-5. PDF

Meitner, C.J., L.P. Brower and A.K. Davis*. 2004. Migration patterns and environmental effects on stopover of monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) at Peninsula Point, MI. Environmental Entomology 33(2): 249-257. PDF

Howard, E. and A.K. Davis*. 2004. Documenting the spring movements of monarch butterflies with Journey North, a citizen science program. Pages 105-114 in K. Oberhauser and M. Solensky (eds.). The monarch butterfly. Biology and conservation. Cornell University Press. Ithaca, NY. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and M.S. Garland. 2004. Stopover ecology of monarchs in coastal Virginia: using ornithological techniques to study monarch migration. Pages 89-96 in K. Oberhauser and M. Solensky (eds.). The monarch butterfly. Biology and conservation. Cornell University Press. Ithaca, NY. PDF

Garland, M.S. and A.K. Davis*. 2002. An examination of monarch butterfly autumn migration in coastal Virgina. American Midland Naturalist 147: 170-174. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and M.S. Garland. 2002. An evaluation of three methods of counting migrating monarch butterflies in varying wind conditions. Southeastern Naturalist 1(1): 55-68. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2001. Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata) fat deposition in southern Nova Scotia. Northeastern Naturalist 8(2): 149-162. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, and P. Arcese. 2000. An examination of migration in Song Sparrows using banding recovery data. North American Bird Bander 24(4): 122-128. PDF

Publications on stress and stress physiology

Davis, A.K.*, D. Vasquez, J. LeFeuvre, S. Sims, M. Craft, and A. Vizurraga. 2016. Parasite manipulation of its host's physiological reaction to acute stress: experimental results from a natural beetle-nematode system. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. Online Early - link

Fratto, M., V.O. Ezenwa and A.K. Davis*. 2014. Infection with Mycoplasma gallisepticum buffers the effects of acute stress on innate immunity in house finches. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87(2): 257-264. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2014. Lifting capacity of horned passalus beetles during passive and stressed states. Journal of Insect Behavior 27(4): 496-502. PDF See non-technical summary of this article HERE

Davis, A.K. 2012. Investigating the optimal rearing strategy for Ambystoma salamanders using a hematological stress index. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 7(1): 95-100. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and J.C. Maerz. 2011. Assessing stress levels of captive-reared amphibians with hematological data: implications for conservation initiatives. Journal of Herpetology 45(1): 40-44. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and J.C. Maerz. 2010. Effects of exogenous corticosterone on circulating leukocytes of a salamander (Ambystoma talpoideum) with unusually abundant eosinophils. International Journal of Zoology 2010: DOI: 10.1155/2010/735937. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and J.R. Milanovich. 2010. Lead-phase and red-stripe color morphs of red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) differ in hematological stress indices: a consequence of differential predation pressure? Current Zoology 56(2): 238-243. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and J.C. Maerz. 2009. Effects of larval density on hematological stress indices in salamanders. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 311A: 697-704. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, D.L. Maney, and J.C. Maerz. 2008. The use of leukocyte profiles to measure stress in vertebrates: a review for ecologists. Functional Ecology 22: 760-772. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, N.E. Diggs, P.P. Marra, and R.J. Cooper. 2008. Hematological stress indices show no effect of radio-transmitters on wintering hermit thrushes. Journal of Field Ornithology 79(3): 293-297. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and J.C. Maerz. 2008. Sex-related differences in hematological stress indices of breeding, paedomorphic mole salamanders. Journal of Herpetology 42(1): 197-201. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and J.C. Maerz. 2008. Comparison of hematological stress indicators in recently captured and captive paedomorphic mole salamanders, Ambystoma talpoideum. Copeia 2008(3): 613-617. PDF

Lindstrom, K.M., D. Hawley, A.K. Davis, and M. Wikelsky. 2005. Seasonal variation in corticosterone and mycoplasma infection dynamics in wintering house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus). General and Comparative Endocrinology 143(3): 231-239. PDF

Publications on animal physiology, parasites and disease

Davis, A.K.*, G. Toledo and R.L. Richards. 2016. Investigating temporal changes and effects of elevation on the prevalence of a rickettsial blood parasite in red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) in Virginia, USA. Comparative Clinical Pathology. Online Early - DOI 10.1007/s00580-016-2299-9. PDF

Calderon, L.I. and A.K. Davis.* 2016. Observations of Steinernema nematode and tachinid fly parasites in horned passalus beetles, Odontotaenius disjunctus, from Georgia, USA. Comparative Parasitology 83(2): 265-268. PDF

LeFeuvre, J. and A.K. Davis*. 2015. Effects of a naturally-occurring nematode parasite on lifting strength and captivity-related body mass patterns in horned passalus beetles, Odontotaenius disjunctus. The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(4): 744-750.

Chambouvet, A., D.J. Gower, M. Jirku, M.J. Yabsley, A.K. Davis, G. Leonard, F. Maguire, T. Doherty-Bone, G. Bittencourt, M. Wilkinson, and T.A. Richards. 2015. Cryptic infection of a broad taxonomic and geographic diversity of tadpoles by Perkinsea protists. PNAS. Online Early - doi: 10.1073/pnas.1500163112. PDF

DuRant, S.E., W.A. Hopkins, A.K. Davis, and L.M. Romero. 2015. Evidence of ectoparasite-induced endocrine disruption in an imperiled giant salamander, the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis). Journal of Experimental Biology 218: 2297-2304. PDF

Morffe, J. García, N. and A.K. Davis. 2015. Redescription of the females of Hystrignathus rigidus Leidy, 1950 (Nematoda: Hystrignathidae), parasites of Odontotaenius disjunctus (Coleoptera: Passalidae) from Eastern USA. Zootaxa 3941(1): 131-136. PDF

Vasquez, D., A. Willoughby and A.K. Davis.* 2015. Fighting while parasitized: can nematode infections affect the outcome of staged combat in beetles? PLoS One 10(4): e0121614. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121614. PDF

Raffel, T.R., N.T. Halstead, T.A. McMahon, A.K. Davis, and J.R. Rohr. 2015. Temperature variability and moisture synergistically interact to exacerbate an epizootic disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2039. Published 7 January 2015.

Barriga-Vallejo, C., O. Hernández-Gallegos, I. Hunt Von Herbing, A.E. López-Moreno, M. de Lourdes Ruiz-Gómez, G. Granados-Gonzalez, M.V. Garduño-Paz, J.F. Méndez-Sánchez, J. Banda-Leal and A.K. Davis*. 2015. Assessing population health of the Toluca Axolotl Ambystoma rivulare (Taylor, 1940) from Mexico, using leukocyte profiles. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 10(2): 592-601. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and E. Cornelius. 2013. Do infections lead to higher feather mite loads in birds? A test with mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in house finches. The Auk 130(4): 708-714. PDF

Sander, S.E., S. Altizer, J.C. de Roode, and A.K. Davis.* 2013. Genetic factors and host traits predict spore morphology for a butterfly pathogen. Insects (Special Issue on Insect Pathogens). Vol 4: 447-462. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, W. Hood and G. Hill. 2013. Blood parasites in house finches from eastern and western North America: are eastern birds resistant to infection? EcoHealth 10: 290-297. PDF

Cox, D. and A.K. Davis.* 2013. Effect of a parasitic nematode, Chondronema passali Leidy (Incertae sedis), on the size and strength of the horned passalus, Odontotaenius disjunctus Illiger (Coleoptera: Passalidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 67(2): 1-7. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and T. Floyd. 2013. Evaluating levels of genotoxic stress in eastern hellbenders (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis) using the erythrocyte micronucleus assay. Comparative Clinical Pathology. Online Early - DOI 10.1007/s00580-013-1761-1. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, A.C. Benz, L. Ruyle, W.M. Kistler, B.C. Shock, and M. Yabsley. 2013. Searching before it’s too late: a survey of blood parasites in Ctenosaura melanosterna, a critically endangered reptile of Honduras. ISRN Parasitology. vol. 2013, Article ID 495304, 6 pages, 2013. doi:10.5402/2013/495304. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and W.A. Hopkins. 2013. Widespread trypanosome infections in a population of eastern hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) in Virginia, USA. Parasitology Research 112(1): 453-456. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, R.V. Horan, A.M. Grosse, B.B. Harris, B.S. Metts, D.E. Scott and T.D. Tuberville. 2011. Gender differences in haemogregarine infections in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47(4): 1047-1049. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, L. Ruyle and J.C. Maerz. 2011. Effect of trapping method on leukocyte profiles of Black-chested Spiny-tailed Iguanas (Ctenosaura melanosterna): implications for zoologists in the field. ISRN Zoology vol. 2011, Article ID 384825, 8 pages. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and S.C. Sterrett. 2011. Prevalence of haemogregarine parasites in three freshwater turtle species in a population in northeast Georgia, USA. International Journal of Zoological Research 7(2): 156-163. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2010. Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) is more severe in left eyes than right. Avian Biology Research 3(4): 153-156. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and K. Cecala. 2010. Intraerythrocytic rickettsial inclusions in Ocoee salamanders (Desmognathus ocoee): prevalence, morphology and comparisons with inclusions of Plethodon cinereus. Parasitology Research 107: 363-367. PDF

Keel, M.K., A.M. Ruiz, A.T. Fisk, W.K. Rumbeiha, A.K. Davis, and J.C. Maerz. 2010. Soft-tissue mineralization of bullfrog larvae (Rana catesbeiana) at a wastewater treatment facility. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 22: 655-660.

Ruiz, A.M., J.C. Maerz, A.K. Davis, M.K. Keel, A.R. Ferreira, M.J. Conroy, L. Morris, and A.T. Fisk. 2010. Patterns of development and abnormalities among tadpoles in constructed wetland receiving treated wastewater. Environmental Science and Technology. 44: 4862-4868.

Davis, A.K.*, M.K. Keel, A. Ferreira and J.C. Maerz. 2010. Effects of chytridiomycosis on circulating white blood cell distributions of bullfrog larvae (Rana catesbeiana). Comparative Clinical Pathology 19(1): 49-55. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, J.L. DeVore, J.R. Milanovich, K. Cecala, J.C. Maerz and M. Yabsley. 2009. New findings from an old pathogen: intraerythrocytic bacteria (Family Anaplasmatacea) in red-backed salamanders Plethodon cinereus. EcoHealth 6(2): 219-228. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and A.M. Durso. 2009. White blood cell differentials of northern cricket frogs (Acris c. crepitans) with a compilation of published values from other amphibians. Herpetologica 65(3): 260-267. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, J.R. Milanovich, J.L. DeVore, and J.C. Maerz. 2009. An investigation of factors influencing erythrocyte dimensions of red-backed salamanders. Animal Biology 59: 201-209. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2009. Metamorphosis-related changes in leukocyte profiles of larval bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana). Comparative Clinical Pathology 18(2): 181-186. PDF

Hartup, B.K, A. Oberc, B. Stott-Messick, A.K. Davis, and E.C.H. Swarthout. 2008. Blood parasites of house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) from Georgia and New York. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44(2): 469-474. PDF

Maney, D.L., A.K. Davis, C.T. Goode, A. Reid, and C. Showalter. 2008. Carotenoid-based plumage coloration predicts leukocyte parameters during the breeding season in northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis). Ethology 114: 369-380. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and K.L. Holcomb. 2008. Intraerythrocytic inclusion bodies in painted turtles (Chrysemys picta picta) with measurements of affected cells. Comparative Clinical Pathology 17(1): 51-54. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, M. Yabsley, K. Keel, and J.C. Maerz. 2007. Discovery of a novel alveolate pathogen affecting southern leopard frogs in Georgia: description of the disease and host effects. Ecohealth 4(3): 310-317. PDF

Hawley, D.M., Davis, A.K., and A.A. Dhondt. 2007. Transmission-relevant behaviours shift with pathogen infection in wild house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 85: 752-757. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2005. Effects of handling time and repeated sampling on avian white blood cell counts. Journal of Field Ornithology 76(4): 334-338. PDF

Dhondt, A.A., Altizer, S., Cooch, E.G., Davis, A.K., Dobson, A.P., Driscoll, M.J.L., Hartup, B.K., Hawley, D.M., Hochachka, W.M., Hosseini, P.R., Jennelle, C.S., Kollias, G.V., Ley, D.H., Swarthout, E.C.H., and Sydenstricker, K.V. 2005. Dynamics of a novel pathogen in an avian host: mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in house finches. Acta Tropica 94(1): 77-93. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, K. Cook and S. Altizer. 2004. Leukocyte profiles in wild House Finches with and without mycoplasmal conjunctivitis, a recently emerged bacterial disease. Ecohealth 1: 362-373. PDF

Altizer, S., A.K. Davis, K.C. Cook and J.J. Cherry. 2004. Age, sex, and season affect the risk of mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in a southeastern house finch population. Canadian Journal of Zoology 82(5): 755-763. PDF

Faustino, C., C.S. Jennelle, V. Connolly, A.K. Davis, E.C. Swarthout, E.G. Cooch, and A.A. Dhondt. 2004. Mycoplasmal gallisepticum infection dynamics in a House Finch population: empirical analysis of seasonal variation in survival, encounter and transmission rate. Journal of Animal Ecology 73(4): 651-669. PDF

Publications on animal color and morphology

Kiphart, R.J. and A.K. Davis.* 2016. Scientific note: observations of queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus) larvae with unusual pigmentation in south Texas, USA. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 26(2): 23-26. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, and M. Holden. 2015. Measuring intraspecific variation in flight-related morphology of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus): which sex has the best flying gear? Journal of Insects. Article ID 591705, 6 pages. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2014. Wing color variation is related to larval energy reserves in monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Physiological Entomology. Online Early - DOI: 10.1111/phen.12069. PDF

Johnson, H., M.J. Solensky, D. Satterfield and A.K. Davis.* 2014. Does skipping a meal matter to a butterfly's appearance? Effects of larval food stress on wing morphology and color in monarch butterflies. PLoS One 9(4): DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093492. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, N. Woodall, J. Moskowitz, N. Castleberry and B.J. Freeman. 2013. Temporal change in fur color in museum specimens of mammals: reddish-brown species get redder with storage time. International Journal of Zoology. vol. 2013, Article ID 876347, 6 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/876347. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, J. Chi, C. Bradley, and S. Altizer. 2012. The redder the better: wing color predicts flight performance in monarch butterflies. PLoS One 7(7): e41323. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041323. PDF

Fratto, M.A. and A.K. Davis.* 2011. Do black-furred animals compensate for high solar absorption with smaller hairs? A test with a polymorphic squirrel species. Current Zoology 57(6): 731-736. PDF

Dav-is, A.K.*, S.P. Brummer, and J. Shivik. 2010. Sexual differences in hair morphology of coyote and white-tailed deer: males have thicker hair. Annales Zoologici Fennici 47: 411-416. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and S.B. Castleberry. 2010. Pelage color of red bats (Lasiurus borealis) varies with body size: an image analysis of museum specimens. Current Zoology 56(4): 401-405. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2009. Gender and size-based variation in wing color in large milkweed bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus) in Georgia. Southeastern Naturalist 8(4): 723-732. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2009. Wing color of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) in eastern North America across life stages: migrants are ‘redder’ than breeding and overwintering stages. Psyche 2009: doi:10.1155/2009/705780. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and A. Grosse. 2008. Measuring fluctuating asymmetry in plastron scutes of yellow-bellied sliders: the importance of gender, size and body location. American Midland Naturalist 159: 340-348. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and K.L. Grayson. 2008. Spots of adult male red-spotted newts are redder and brighter than females: evidence for a role in mate selection? The Herpetological Journal 18: 83-89. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and J.C. Maerz. 2007. Spot symmetry predicts body condition in spotted salamanders, Ambystoma maculatum. Applied Herpetology 4: 195-205. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, N. Cope, A. Smith and M.J. Solensky. 2007. Wing color predicts future mating success in male monarch butterflies. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 100(2): 339-344. PDF

Todd, B.D. and A.K. Davis. 2007. Sexual dichromatism in the marbled salamander, Ambystoma opacum. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85: 1008-1013. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, B. Farrey and S. Altizer. 2005. Variation in thermally induced melanism in monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) from three North American populations. Journal of Thermal Biology 30(5): 410-421. PDF

Publications on research techniques

Davis, A.K.* and S. Orakzai. 2016. A simple method for observing and measuring heart rates in live monarchs (Danaus plexippus) and other large butterflies. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 70(2): 96-98.

Davis, A.K.*, B. Attarha and T.J. Piefke. 2013. Measuring the strength of horned passalus beetles (Odontotaenius disjunctus): Revisiting an old topic with modern technology. Journal of Insect Science vol 13. no. 107. PDF

Rivera, M. and A.K. Davis*. 2013. Evaluating a method for non-destructively obtaining small volumes of blood from gilled amphibians. Herpetological Review 44(3): 428-430. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2010. A technique for rapidly quantifying mammal hair morphology for zoological research. Folia Zoologica 59(2): 87-92. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, L.L. Connell, A. Grosse and J.C. Maerz. 2008. A fast, non-invasive method of measuring growth in tadpoles using image analysis. Herpetological Review 39: 56-58. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2008. Ontogenetic changes in erythrocyte morphology in larval mole salamanders, Ambystoma talpoideum, measured with image analysis. Comparative Clinical Pathology 17(1): 23-28. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2007. A simple, computer-assisted method for obtaining and counting hemocytes in milkweed bugs. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 123: 203-206. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and K.L. Grayson. 2007. Improving natural history research with image analysis: the relationship between skin color, sex, size and stage in adult red-spotted newts (Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 2(1): 67-72. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2005. A comparison of age, size and health of House Finches captured with two trapping methods. Journal of Field Ornithology 76(4): 339-344. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, B. Farrey and S.M. Altizer. 2004. Quantifying monarch butterfly larval pigmentation using digital image analysis. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 113: 145-147. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, S. M. Altizer and E. Friedle. 2004. A non-destructive, automated method of counting spores of Ophryocystis elektroscirrha in infected monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Florida Entomologist 87(2): 231-234. PDF

Milligan, J., A.K. Davis*, and S. Altizer. 2003. Errors associated with using colored leg bands to identify wild birds. Journal of Field Ornithology 74 (2):111-118. PDF

Short publications on natural history of vertebrates and insects

Breithaupt, M., R. Hall and A.K. Davis.* 2013. A preliminary survey of birds killed by window collisions in Georgia based on museum specimens. The Oriole 77(1-2): 9-17. PDF

Davis, A.K.*, E. Cornelius and D. Cox. 2013. Tachinid parasitism in adult horned passalus beetles (Odontotaenius disjunctus) at the Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah, GA. Journal of Entomological Science 48(3): 1-3. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2010. Ambystoma talpoideum (mole salamander). Polymelia. Herpetological Review 41(3): 327-328. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2008. Nesting female house finch spontaneously develops mycoplasmal conjunctivitis. The Oriole 73(1-4): 12-17. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2008. Factors influencing fidelity of house finches to a feeding station. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120(2): 371-377. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2007. Incidence and effect of hippoboscid flies in relation to mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in House Finches in Georgia. North American Bird Bander 32(3): 109-113. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2007. Walking trails in a nature preserve alter terrestrial salamander distributions. Natural Areas Journal 27(4): 385-389. PDF

Hotchkiss, E.R., A.K. Davis*, J.J. Cherry and S. Altizer. 2005. Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis and the behavior of wild house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) at bird feeders. Bird Behavior 17(1): 1-8. PDF

Farrey, B. and A.K. Davis*. 2004. Monarch butterfly larvae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) with 3 tubercle pairs in South Florida. Florida Entomologist 87(3): 408-411. PDF

Davis, A.K. 1998. The incidence of Hippoboscid flies on Nova Scotia landbirds. Northeastern Naturalist 5(1): 83-88. PDF

Papers in Review/Submitted


Government reports

Davis, A.K., S. Altizer, K. Oberhauser and L. Ries. 2009. Recommendations for integrating monarch butterfly monitoring data in North America to address conservation and management needs. Report to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. PDF

News articles authored

Davis, A.K. 2012. Better red than dead. American Butterflies Magazine. Summer Issue 2012. pages 18-19. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2008. For the Record: Scientists from the Warnell School and College of Veterinary Medicine collaborate to identify emerging frog disease. The Log (Warnell Alumni Magazine). Spring 2008. 22. PDF

Davis, A.K.* and S. Altizer. 2002. Southern exposure: new study shows unexpectedly high House Finch eye disease in Atlanta, Georgia. Birdscope. Spring. 12-13. PDF

Davis, A.K. 2001. Tracking an avian epidemic. Birdscope. 15(2): 12-13. LINK