Publications

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Frankel AM, & DA Williams. 2020. Multiple paternity in a reintroduced rookery of Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles on South Padre Island, Texas. Journal of Herpetology 54:50-56.

Williams DA, Rains NR, & AM Hale. 2019. Population genetic structure of Texas horned lizards: Implications for reintroduction and captive breeding. PeerJ, 7:e7746.

Heuring C, Barber D, Rains NR, Erxleben D, Martin C, Williams DA, & EJ McElroy. 2019. Genetics, morphology and diet of introduced populations of the ant-eating Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum). Scientific Reports, 9:11470. 

Metz MA, Wheeler GS, Landry JF, Williams DA, & F McKay. 2019. A new genus and species of Gelechiini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) feeding on Brazilian peppertree. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 121:63-80.

Jones E, Williams DA, & GS Wheeler. 2019. Life history and host range determination of Paectes n. sp. – a potential classical biological control agent of Brazilian peppertree in the United States. Biocontrol Science and Technology 30:1-18.

Malonza PK, Bauer AM, Granthon C, Williams DA, & D Wojnowski. 2019. A new species of gecko of the genus Lygodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from southeastern Kenya. Zootaxa  4609:308-320.

Williams DA, NE Harms, MJ Grodowitz, & M Purcell. 2018. Genetic structure of Hydrilla verticillata L.f. Royle in eastern China and the Republic of Korea: implications for surveys of biological control agents for the invasive monoecious biotype. Aquatic Botany 149:17-27.

Foo CF, VJ Bennett, AM Hale, JM Korstian, AJ Schildt, & DA Williams. 2017. Increasing evidence that bats actively forage at wind turbines. PeerJ, 5:e3985.

Bennett VJ, AM Hale, & DA Williams. 2017. When the excrement hits the fan: fecal surveys reveal species-specific bat activity at wind turbines. Mammalian Biology-Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde, 87:125-129.

Williams DA, NE Harms, L Dodd, MJ Grodowitz, & GO Dick. 2017. Do the U.S. dioecious and monoecious biotypes of Hydrilla verticillata hybridize? Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, 55:35-38.

Biffi D & DA Williams. 2017. Use of non-invasive techniques to determine population size of the marine otter in two regions of Peru. Mammalian Biology-Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde, 84:12-19.

Granthon C & DA Williams. 2017. Avian malaria, body condition, and blood parameters in four species of songbirds. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 129:492-508.

Malonza PK, C Granthon, & DA Williams. 2016. A new species of dwarf gecko in the genus Lygodactylus (squamata: Gekkonidae) from central Kenya. Zootaxa, 4061:418–428.

Mukherjee A, DA Williams, MA Gitzendanner, WA Overholt, & JP Cuda. 2016. Microsatellite and chloroplast DNA diversity of the invasive aquatic weed Hygrophila polysperma in native and invasive ranges. Aquatic Botany, 129:55-61.

Korstian JM, AM Hale, VJ Bennett, & DA Williams. 2016. Using DNA barcoding to improve bat carcass identification at wind farms in the United States. Conservation Genetics Resources, 8:29-34.

Korstian JM, AM Hale, & DA Williams. 2015. Genetic diversity, historic population size, and population structure in 2 North American tree bats. Journal of Mammalogy, 96:972-980.

Korstian JM, AJ Schildt, VJ Bennett, DA Williams, & AM Hale. 2015. A method for PCR-based identification of bat species from fecal samples. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7:803-806.

Korstian JM, AM Hale, & DA Williams. 2014. Development and characterization of microsatellite loci for eastern red and hoary bats (Lasiurus borealis and L. cinereus). Conservation Genetics Resources, 6:605-607.

Horner JD, EB Hodcroft, AM Hale, & DA Williams. 2014. Clonality, genetic variation, and the origin of isolated western populations of the carnivorous plant, Sarracenia alata. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 141:326-337.

Wheeler G, DA Williams, & M Chawner. 2014. Predicting the host range of Nystalea ebalea: secondary plant chemistry and host selection by a surrogate biological control agent of Schinus terebinthifolia. Biological Control, 73:39-49.

Diaz R, D Moscosoa, V Manrique, D Williams, & WA Overholt. 2014. Native range density, host utilization and life history of Calophya latiforceps (Hemiptera: Calophyidae): An herbivore of Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia). Biocontrol Science and Technology, 24:536–553.

Manrique V, R Diaz, L Erazo, N Reddi, GS Wheeler, D Williams, & WA Overholt. 2014. Comparison of two populations of Pseudophilothrips ichini (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) as candidates for biological control of the invasive weed Schinus terebinthifolia (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae). Biocontrol Science and Technology, 24:518–535.

Wheeler GS, F Mc Kay, M Vitorino, & DA Williams. 2013. Biology and host range of Omolabus piceus (Coleoptera: Attelabidae), a weevil rejected for biological control for Schinus terebinthifolius in the USA. Biocontrol, 58:693-702.

Korstian JM, AM Hale, VJ Bennett, & DA Williams. 2013. Advances in sex determination in bats and its utility in wind-wildlife studies. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13:776-780.

Quinteros-Casaverde N, CF Flores-Negrón, & DA Williams. 2012. Low genetic diversity and fragmentation effects in a wind-pollinated tree, Polylepis multijuga Plige (Rosaceae) in the high Andes. Conservation Genetics, 13:593–603.

Williams DA, M Hanson, R Diaz, and WA Overholt. 2012. Determination of common reed (Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. Ex Steudel) varieties in Florida. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, 50:69-74.

Mukherjee A, DA Williams, GS Wheeler, JP Cuda, S Pal, & WA Overholt. 2012. Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) in Florida and South America: evidence of a possible niche shift driven by hybridization. Biological Invasions, 14:1415-1430.

Cuda JP, LR Christ, V Manrique, WA Overholt, GS Wheeler, & DA Williams. 2012. Role of molecular genetics in identifying ‘fine tuned’ natural enemies of the invasive Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius: a review. BioControl, 57:227-233.

Williams DA, C Leach, AM Hale, KB Karsten, E Mujica, D Barber, LA Linam, & N Rains. 2012. Development of tetranucleotide microsatellite loci and a non-invasive DNA sampling method for Texas horned lizards (Phrynosoma cornutum). Conservation Genetics Resources, 4:43–45.

Burckhardt D, JP Cuda, V Manrique, R Diaz, WA Overholt, DA Williams, LR Christ, & MD Vitorino. 2011. Calophya latiforceps, a new species of jumping plant lice (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) associated with Schinus terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae) in Brazil. Florida Entomology, 94: 489-499.

Geiger JH, PD Pratt, GS Wheeler, & DA Williams. 2011. Hybrid vigor for the invasive exotic Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi., Anacardiaceae) in Florida. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 172:655-663.

Croxton MD, MA Andreu, DA Williams, WA Overholt, & JA Smith. 2011. Geographic origins and genetic diversity of air-potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) in Florida. Invasive Plant Science and Management, 4:22-30.

Mound LA, GS Wheeler, & DA Williams. 2010. Resolving cryptic species with morphology and DNA; thrips as a potential biocontrol agent of Brazilian peppertree, with a new species and overview of Pseudophilothrips (Thysanoptera). Zootaxa, 2432:59-68.

Grajczyk AM, WA Overholt, JP Cuda, SD Brown, & DA Williams. 2009. Characterization of microsatellite loci in Hydrilla verticillata. In: Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium et al. 2009. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9:1460-1559.

Scott CP, DA Williams, & DL Crawford. 2009. The effect of genetic and environmental variation on metabolic gene expression. Molecular Ecology, 18:2832-2843.

Purcell J, RK Cowen, CR Hughes, & DA Williams. 2009. Population structure in a common Caribbean coral reef fish: implications for larval dispersal and early life-history traits. Journal of Fish Biology, 74:403-417.

Williams DA, SD Brown, & DL Crawford. 2008. Contemporary and historical influences on the genetic structure of the estuarine dependent Gulf killifish, Fundulus grandis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 373:111-121.

Murray, KL, TH Fleming, MS Gaines, & DA Williams. 2008. Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for two species of Phyllostomid bats from the Greater Antilles (Erophylla sezekorni and Macrotus waterhousii). Molecular Ecology Resources, 8:596-598.

Williams DA & AM Hale. 2008. Investment in nesting activities and patterns of within-group genetic paternity in a cooperatively breeding bird. The Condor: An International Journal of Avian Biology, 110:13-23.

Manrique V, JP Cuda, WA Overholt, D Williams, & G Wheeler. 2008. Effect of host-plant genotypes on the performance of two candidate biological control agents of Brazilian peppertree in Florida. Biological Control, 47:167-171.

Kruger TR, DA Williams, & WA Searcy. 2008. The genetic mating system of a tropical tanager. The Condor: An International Journal of Avian Biology, 110:559-562.

Berg EC & DA Williams. 2007. Studying individual interactions and direct fitness benefits in wild birds: history and practice. Behavioural Processes, 76:163-166.

Williams DA & M Osentoski. 2007. Genetic considerations for the captive breeding and reintroduction of freshwater turtles and tortoises. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 6:302-313.

Williams DA, Y Wang, M Borchetta & MS Gaines. 2007. Genetic diversity and spatial structure of a keystone species in fragmented pine rockland habitat. Biological Conservation, 138:256-268.

Williams DA & AM Hale. 2007. Female-biased helping in a cooperatively breeding bird: female benefits or male costs? Ethology, 113:534-542.

Williams DA, E Muchugu, WA Overholt, & JP Cuda. 2007. Colonization patterns of the invasive Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius, in Florida. Heredity, 98:284-293.

Purcell J, RK Cowen, CR Hughes, & DA Williams. 2006. Weak genetic structure indicates strong dispersal limits: a tale of two coral reef fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 273:1483-1490.

Williams DA & AM Hale. 2006. Helper effects on offspring production in cooperative breeding brown jays. The Auk: A Quarterly Journal of Ornithology, 123:847-857.

Krueger TR & DA Williams. 2006. Microsatellite loci for Cherrie’s tanager (Ramphocelus costaricensis). Molecular Ecology Notes, 6:853-855.

Williams DA, WA Overholt, JP Cuda, & CR Hughes. 2005. Chloroplast and microsatellite DNA diversities reveal the introduction history of Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) in Florida. Molecular Ecology, 14:3643-3656.

Wang Y, DA Williams, & MS Gaines. 2005. Evidence for a genetic bottleneck in the endangered Florida Keys silver rice rat (Oryzomys argentatus) revealed by microsatellite analyses. Conservation Genetics, 6:575-585.

Williams DA & KN Rabenold. 2005. Male-biased dispersal, female philopatry, and routes to fitness in a social corvid. Journal of Animal Ecology, 74:150-159.

Williams DA. 2004. Female control of reproductive skew in cooperatively breeding brown jays (Cyanocorax morio). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 55:370-380.

Williams DA, EC Berg, AM Hale & CR Hughes. 2004. Characterization of microsatellite loci for parentage studies of white-throated magpie-jays (Calocitta formosa) and brown jays (Cyanocorax morio). Molecular Ecology Notes, 4:509-511.

Williams DA, J Purcell, RK Cowen, & CR Hughes. 2004. Characterization of microsatellite multiplexes for population genetic studies of bluehead wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum, Pisces: Labridae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 4:525-527.

Williams DA, J Purcell, RK Cowen, & CR Hughes. 2004. Microsatellite multiplexes for high-throughput genotyping of French grunts (Haemulon flavolineatum, Pisces: Haemulidae) and their utility in other grunt species. Molecular Ecology Notes, 4:46-48.

Hale AM, DA Williams, & KN Rabenold. 2003. Territoriality and neighbor assessment in brown jays. The Auk: A Quarterly Journal of Ornithology, 120:446-456.

Williams DA, J Purcell, CR Hughes, & RK Cowen. 2003. Polymorphic microsatellite loci for population studies of the bicolor damselfish, Stegastes partitus (Pomacentridae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 3:547-549.

Williams DA, L da SL Sternberg, & CR Hughes. 2002. Characterization of microsatellite loci in an invasive species, the Brazilian pepper, Schinus terebinthifolius. Molecular Ecology Notes, 2:231-232.

Williams DA & MF Lawton. 2000. Brown jays: complex sociality in a colonizing species. In: Monteverde: Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest (Eds. N.M. Nadkarni and N.T. Wheelwright), pp. 212–213. Oxford University Press, New York.

Williams DA, MF Lawton, & RO Lawton. 1994. Population growth, range expansion and competition in the cooperatively breeding brown jay, Cyanocorax morio. Animal Behaviour, 48:309-322.