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76 *Bylsma, R., and R.N. Williams. 2021. Genetic diversity, gene flow, and human impacts. In press. Approach. Journal of Extension.

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75 Williams, R. N., Brooke, J. M., Hunt, M., Koetz, R. B., Pedigo, L., & Cordes, R. In press. Addressing Nature-Deficit Disorder Using A Multi-program Area, Multi-State Approach. Journal of Extension.
74 Kenison, E.K., O. Hernandez-Gomez, R.N. Williams. 2020. A novel bioaugmentation technique effectively increases the skin-associated microbial diversity of captive eastern hellbenders. Conservation Physiology 8.
73 ^Haynes, B., ^Louden, C., ^Rhine, A., ^Short, S., ^Thomas, R., Koetz, R., and R.N. Williams. 2020. Transporting food waste. FNR-609-W
72 ^Hullinger, K., ^Koedel, K., *Widner, B., ^Palm, B., Busse, R., and R.N. Williams. 2020. What a waste of food. FNR-557-W
71 ^Callahan, J., ^Clark, M., ^Duncan, H., ^Leffel, K., ^Mehan, L., ^Rhoden, C., *Wasserman, D., Koetz, R., and R.N. Williams. 2020. Resources animal relationships. FNR-578-W
70 *Billet, L., Hoverman, J., Koetz, R., and R. Williams. 2020. Disease ecology. FNR-594W.
69 *Billet, L., Hoverman, J., Koetz, R., and R.N. Williams. 2020. Ecotoxicology. FNR595W.

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68 *†Osinski, B.L., *J.M. Getson, B.Bentlage, G.Avery, Z. Glas, L.A. Esman, R.N. Williams & *L.S. Prokopy. 2019. What’s the draw?: illustrating the impacts of cartoons versus photographs on attitudes and behavioral intentions for wildlife conservation, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2019.1587649
67 ^Yager, V., Burgmeier, N., and R.N. Williams. 2019. Adaptations for aquatic amphibians. FNR- 573-W.
66 *Busse, R. and R.N. Williams. 2019. Food waste and the environment. FNR-576-W
65 *Busse, R. and R.N. Williams. 2019. Food waste solutions. FNR-574-W.

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64 *†McCallen, E., *†B. Kraus, N. Burgmeier, *S. Fei., *R.N. Williams. 2018. Movement and habitat use of Eastern Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) following population augmentation. Herpetologica 74:283-293.
63 †*Hernandez-Gomez, O., J. T. Briggler, *R.N. Williams. 2018. Captivity-induced changes in the skin microbial communities of hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis). Microbial Ecology. (1st tier, IF = 3.614)
62 Hernandez-Gomez, O., J. T. Briggler, R. N. Williams. 2018. Influence of immunogenetics, sex and body condition on the cutaneous microbial communities of two giant salamanders. Molecular Ecology
61 Unger, S.D., and R.N. Williams. 2018. Genetic confirmation of filial cannibalism in North America’s giant salamander, the Eastern hellbender Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis. Ethology, Ecology & Evolution 30:187-193
60 Kenison, E.K., and R.N. Williams. 2018. Training for Translocation: Predator Conditioning Induces Behavioral Plasticity and Physiological Changes in Captive Eastern Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) (Cryptobranchidae, Amphibia). Diversity 2018, 10(1), 13; doi:10.3390/d10010013
59 Kenison, E.K., and R.N. Williams. 2018. Rearing captive Eastern hellbenders (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis) with moving water improves swim performance. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2018.01.013.
58 Kenison, E.K., †P.Y. Weldy, and R.N. Williams. 2018. There must be something in the water: assessing the behavioral responses of rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) to fish and amphibian predator kairomones. J Ethol 36: 77. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10164-017-0529-5
57 *Osinski, R., and R.N. Williams. 2018. The scientific process of conservation biology: analyze, design, debate. FNR-552-W.
56 *Busse, R., and R.N. Williams. 2018. Food waste and natural resources. FNR-558-W
55 Burgmeier, N., J.D. Grove, N. Shields, D. Plis, D. McGinnity, C. Piropato, and R.N. Williams. 2018. How Zoos Help Hellbenders. FNR-544.

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54 Hernandez-Gomez, O., J.T. Hoverman, and R. N. Williams. 2017. Cutaneous Microbial Community Variation across Populations of Eastern Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis). Front. Microbiol., https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.01379
53 Kimble, S.J.A., A.J. Johnson, *J.T. Hoverman, and *R.N. Williams. 2017. A Severe Ranavirus Outbreak in Captive, Wild-Caught Box Turtles. EcoHealth (2017) 14: 810. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10393-017-1263-8
52 Kraus, B., E. McCallen, and R.N. Williams. 2017. Evaluating the Survival of Translocated Adult and Captive-reared, Juvenile Eastern Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis). Herpetologica 73(4):271-276
51 Williams, R.N., B.J. MacGowan, Z. Walker, J. Hoverman, and N. Burgmeier. 2017. Frogs and Toads of Indiana. 52pp. FNR-516.

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50 Hernandez-Gomez, O., S. J. A. Kimble, J. T. Briggler, R. N. Williams. 2016. Characterization of the cutaneous bacterial communities of two giant salamander subspecies. Microbial Ecology DOI: 10.1007/s00248-016-0859-9
49 Burgmeier, N.G., R.N. Williams, and S.Klueh-Mundy. 2016. One hell of a tale: a holistic model for hellbender conservation in Indiana. Wildlife Professional 10(3):32-35
48 Kenison, E.K., Z.H. Olson, and R.N. Williams. 2016. A novel transport system for Hellbender salamanders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 11(2):355-361.
47 Winzeler, M.E., R.N. Williams, and S. J.A. Kimble. 2016. Surveying for ranavirus in green frogs (Lithobates clamitans) at five locations in Indiana. Journal of North American Herpetology 1:24-26
46 Unger, S.D. E.J. Chapman, D.J. Regester, and R.N. Williams. 2016. Genetic signature follow dendritic patterns in the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 11(1):40-51

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45 Kimble, S.J.A., A.K. Karna, A.J. Johnson, J.T. Hoverman, and R.N. Williams. 2015. Mosquitoes as a potential vector of ranavirus. EcoHealth 12(2):334-338
44 Kimble, S.J.A., R.N. Williams, and J.T. Hoverman. 2015. Ranavirus detected in Lithobates clamitans and L. catesbeianus in Indiana. Herpetological Review 46(4):532-534
43 Unger, S.D., and R.N. Williams. 2015. Genetic analysis reveals multiple parentage in captive reared eastern hellbender salamanders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis). Zoo Biology 9999:1-3.
42 Olson, Z., B.J. MacGowan, M.T. Hamilton, A.F.T. Currylow, and R.N. Williams. 2015. Survival of timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus): investigating individual, environmental, and ecological effects. Herpetologica 71:274-279.

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41 MacNeil, J. E., R. N. Williams. 2014. Effects of timber harvests and silvicultural edges on terrestrial salamanders. PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371\journal.pone.0114683
40 Kimble, SJA, AK Karna, AJ Johnson, JT Hoverman, R.N. Williams. Mosquitoes as a potential vector of ranavirus transmission in terrestrial turtles. EcoHealth. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-014-0974-3.
39 LaGrange, S.M., S.J.A Kimble, B.J. MacGowan and R. N. Williams. 2014. Seasonal variance in hematology and blood plasma chemistry values of the timber rattlesnake. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(4):990-993
38 Prokopy, L.S. A. Thompson, R.N. Williams, and L. Bowling. 2014. Service learning in natural resources classes: measuring the impacts on university students. NACTA September 2014:202-207
37 Mullendore, N., A.S. Mase, K. Mulvaney, R. Perry-Hill, A. Reimer, L. Behbehani, R. N. Williams, and L. Stalker Prokopy. 2014. From surveys to the stream: Using social science research to conserve the eastern hellbender salamander. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 19:166-178
36 Currylow, A.F., A.J., Johnson, and R.N.Williams. 2014. Ranavirus infections among sympatric populations of larval amphibians and Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina). Journal of Herpetology 48:117-121.
35 Kimble S.J.A, O.E. Rhodes, Jr. and R.N. Williams. 2014. Unexpectedly low rangewide popultion genetic structure of the imperiled eastern box turtle Terrapene c. carolina. PLoS ONE 9:e92274
34 Kimble, S.J.A, O.E. Rhodes, Jr., and R. N. Williams. 2014. Relatedness and other finescale genetic population processes in a declining forest-dwelling turtle, Terrapene c. carolina. Conservation Genetics 15:967-979

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33 Unger S. D., O.E. Rhodes, Jr., T.M. Sutton, and R.N. Williams. 2013. Population genetics of a cryptic, lotic species, the eastern hellbender across multiple spatial scales. PLoSONE 8:e74180
32 Unger, S.D., T. M. Sutton, and R. N. Williams. 2013. Projected population persistence of eastern hellbenders using a stage-structured life-history model and population viability analysis. Journal for Nature Conservation. 21:423-432
31 MacNeil, J.E., and R.N. Williams. 2013. Effectiveness of two aritificial cover objects in sampling terrestrial salamanders. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8:552-560
30 Olson, Z. H., N. G. Burgmeier, P. A. Zollner, and R. N. Williams. 2013. Survival estimates for adult eastern hellbenders and their utility for conservation. Journal of Herpetology 47:71-74.
29 Currylow, A., M.S. Tift, J.L. Meyer, D.E. Crocker, and R.N. Williams. 2013. Seasonal variations in plasma vitellogenin and sex steroids in male and female eastern box turtles (Terrapene c. carolina). General and Comparative Endocrinology 180:48-55.
28 Currylow, A.F., B.J. MacGowan, and R. N. Williams. 2013. Hibernal thermal ecology of eastern box turtles within a managed forest landscape. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(2):326-335.

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27 Olson, Z., J. Briggler, and R.N. Williams. 2012. An eDNA approach to detect eastern hellbenders using samples of water. Wildlife Research 39:629-636
26 Currylow, A.F., B.J. MacGowan, and R.N. Williams. 2012. Short-term forest effects on a long-lived ectotherm. PLoS ONE 7(7):e40473. doi:10.1371
25 Unger, S.D., N. Burgmeier, and R.N. Williams. 2012. Genetic markers reveal high PIT tag retention rates in giant salamanders. Amphibia-Reptilia 33:313-317.
24 Kimble, S.J.A., and R. N. Williams. 2012. Temporal variance in hematologic and plasma bichemical reference intervals for free-ranging eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48(3):799-802.

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23 MacNeil, J., G. Dhjarmadon, and R.N. Williams. 2011. A code generator for use of visible implant elastomers. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6(2):260-265.
22 Burgmeier, N.G., S. Unger, T.M. Sutton, and R.N. Williams. 2011. Health and habitat quality assessment for the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) in Indiana. Journal of Wildlife Disease 47(4):836-848.
21 Burgmeier, N.G., S.D. Unger, T.M. Sutton, and R.N. Williams. 2011. Population status of the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) in Indiana. Journal of Herptetology 45(2):195-201.
20 Burgmeier, N.G., T.M. Sutton, and R.N. Williams. 2011. Spatial ecology of the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) in Indiana. Herpetelogica 67(2):135-145.
19 Currylow, A.F., P.A. Zollner, B.J. MacGowan, and R.N. Williams. 2011. A survival estimate of Midwestern adult eastern box turtles using radio telemetry. American Midland Naturalist 165:143-149.

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18 Kimble, S.J.A., J.A. Fike, O.E. Rhodes, Jr., and R. N. Williams. 2010. Identification of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina). Conservation Genetics Resources DOI 10.1007/s12686-010-9291-5
17 Unger, S.D., J. Fike, T. Sutton, O.E. Rhodes, Jr., and R.N. Williams. 2010. Isolation and development of 12 polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite markers for the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis). Conservation Genetics Resources 2:89-91. DOI 10.1007/s12686-009-9170-0
16 Burgmeier, N.G., S.D. Unger, T. Sutton, and R. N. Williams. 2010. The bender board: a new design for the restraint and measurement of hellbenders. Herp Review 41(3):319-320.

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15 Bos, D.H. Bos, R.N. Williams, D. Gopurenko, Z. Bulut, J.A. DeWoody. 2009. Condition-Dependent Female Choice and A Reproductive Disadvantage for MHC-divergent Male Tiger Salamanders. Molecular Ecology 18:3307-3315.
14 Williams, R.N., and J.A. DeWoody. 2009. Reproductive success and sexual selection in tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum). Evolutionary Biology 36:201-213.
13 Bulut, Z., C.R. McCormick, D. Gopurenko, R.N. Williams, D.H. Bos, and J.A. DeWoody. 2009. Microsatellite mutation rates in the eastern tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum). Genetica 136:501-504.
12 Williams, R.N., D. Gopurenko, K. R. Kemp*, B.C. Williams*, and J.A. DeWoody. 2009. Breeding chronology, sexual dimorphism, and genetic diversity of congeneric Ambystomatid salamanders under different sexual selection regimes. Journal of Herpetology 43:438-449.

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11 Bos, D.H., D. Gopurenko., R.N. Williams, and J.A. DeWoody. 2008. Inferring population history and demography using microsatellites, mitochondrial DNA, and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes. Evolution 62:1458-1468.
10 Williams, R. N., D. H. Bos, D. Gopurenko, and J. A. DeWoody. 2008. Inbreeding and amphibian malformations. Biology Letters 4:549-552.

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9 Gopurenko, D., R.N. Williams, J.A. DeWoody. 2007. Reproductive and mating success in the small-mouthed salamander Ambystoma texanum estimated via microsatellite parentage analysis. Evolutionary Biology 34:130-139.

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8 Gopurenko, D., R.N. Williams , C.R. McCormick, and J.A. DeWoody. 2006. Insights into the aggregate breeding biology of the tiger salamander ( Ambystoma t. tigrinum ) as revealed by genetic parentage analyses. Molecular Ecology. 15:1917-1928.

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7 Williams, R.N. and B.J. MacGowan. 2004. Natural History Data on the Mole Salamander in Indiana. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science. 113:147-150.
6 Williams, R.N. and B.J. MacGowan. 2004. Geographic Distribution. Mole Salamander. Herpetological Review. 35(3):279.
5 Williams, R.N. and J.A. DeWoody. 2004. Fluorescent dUTP helps characterize 10 novel tetranucleotide microsatellites from an enriched salamander ( Ambystoma texanum ) genomic library. Molecular Ecology Notes. 4:17-19.

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4 Williams, R.N., T.L. Serfass, and O.E. Rhodes, Jr. 2000. Assessment of genetic variance in source and reintroduced fisher populations. Journal of Mammalogy. 81:221-233.
3 Beheler, A.S., R.N. Williams, O.E. Rhodes, Jr., E.P. Reat, A.M. Fedynich, D.B. Pence, and J.F. Bergan. 2000. Genetic polymorphisms in two species of whistling-ducks from Texas. The Southwestern Naturalist. 45:234-238.

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2 Rhodes, O.E, Jr., R.N. Williams, J.R. Heffelfinger, L.K. Page, E.P. Reat, and J.C. Devos. 1999. Genetic variation in pronghorn antelope from Arizona . Proceedings of the 18 th Biennial Pronghorn Antelope Workshop, Prescott Arizona. 18:53-63.
1 Williams, R.N., L.K. Page, T.L. Serfass, and O.E. Rhodes, Jr. 1999. Genetic polymorphisms in the fisher (Martes pennanti ). American Midland Naturalist. 141:406-410.