PUBLICATIONS
of David J. Germano


 
If a PDF Version is not listed or you want a paper copy, I have reprints or good xerox copies of all my publications.  E-mail me (dgermano@csub.edu) or write to me (Dept. Biology, 14 SCI, CSUB, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022) if you wish to receive a copy of any of these publications.

1. Germano, D. J. and C. R. Hungerford. 1981.  Reptile population changes with manipulation of Sonoran desert shrub. Great Basin Naturalist 41:129-138.

2. Germano, D. J., C. R. Hungerford, and S. C. Martin. 1983.  Response of selected wildlife to mesquite removal in desert grassland. Journal of Range Management 36:309-311.

3. Germano, D. J., and D. N. Lawhead. 1986.  Species diversity and habitat complexity: Does vegetation organize vertebrate communities in the Great Basin? Great Basin Naturalist 46:711-720.

4. Germano, D. J. 1988.  Age and growth histories of desert tortoises using scute annuli. Copeia 1988:914-920. PDF

5. Germano, D. J., and M. A. Joyner. 1988 (1989).  Changes in a desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) population after a period of high mortality. pp. 190-198 in Robert C. Szaro, Keith E. Severson, and David R. Patton, editors. Management of Amphibians, Reptiles, and Small Mammals in North America, USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report RM-166.

6. Germano D. J. 1990.  Preliminary comparison of growth in desert tortoises and gopher tortoises.  Pp 70-81 in C. K. Dodd, Jr., R. E. Ashton, Jr., R. Franz, and E. Wester (eds.), Proceedings 8th Annual Meeting of the Gopher Tortoise Council, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville.

7. Germano, D. J. 1992.  Longevity and age-size relationships of populations of desert tortoises. Copeia 1992:367-374. PDF

8. Germano, D. J., and D. F. Williams. 1992.  Gambelia sila (Blunt-nosed leopard lizard) Reproduction. Herpetological Review 23:117-118. PDF

9. Germano, D. J., and D. F. Williams. 1992.  Recovering blunt-nosed leopard lizards: past efforts, present knowledge, and future opportunities. Transaction of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society 28:38-47. PDF

10. Williams, D. F., and D. J. Germano. 1992.  Recovering endangered kangaroo rats in the San Joaquin Valley, California. Transaction of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society 28:93-106. PDF

11. Germano, D. J. 1993.  Shell morphology of North American tortoises. American Midland Naturalist 129:319-335.  PDF

12. Tabor, S. P., D. F. Williams, D. J. Germano, and R. E. Thomas. 1993. Fleas (Siphonaptera) infesting giant kangaroo rats (Dipodomys ingens) on the Elkhorn and Carrizo Plains, San Luis Obispo County, California. Journal of Medical Entomology 30:291-294.  PDF

13. Germano, D. J., and D. F. Williams. 1993.  Field evaluation of using passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags to permanently mark lizards. Herpetological Review 24:54-56.  PDF

14. Germano, D. J., E. Cypher, and R. McCormick. 1993.  Use of a barrier to exclude blunt-nosed leopard lizards from a construction zone. Transactions of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society 29:16-19.  PDF

15. Germano, D. J., and D. F. Williams. 1994.  Gambelia sila (Bluntnose leopard lizard) Cannibalism. Herpetological Review 25:26-27. PDF

16. Germano, D. J., and T. H. Fritts. 1994.  Methods of age determination of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). Proceedings of The Desert Tortoise Council 1987-1991:93-100.  PDF

17. Joyner, M. A., and D. J. Germano. 1994.  Desert tortoises of the Piute Valley - 1987. Proceedings of The Desert Tortoise Council 1987-1991:13-21.

18. Germano, D. J., and M. A. Joyner. 1994.  Does high adult mortality equal a population crash for desert tortoises in the Piute Valley, Nevada? Proceedings of The Desert Tortoise Council 1987-1991:101-111.

19. Germano, D. J., D. F. Williams, and W. Tordoff III. 1994.  Effect of drought on blunt-nosed leopard lizards (Gambelia sila). Northwestern Naturalist 75:11-19. PDF

20. Bury, R. B., and D. J. Germano. 1994.  Biology of North American tortoises: introduction. pp. 1-5 in R. B. Bury and D. J. Germano (eds.), Biology of North American tortoises. National Biological Survey, Fish and Wildlife Research 13. PDF

21. Germano, D. J., R. B. Bury, T. C. Esque, T. H. Fritts, and P. A. Medica. 1994.  Range and habitats of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). pp. 73-84 in R. B. Bury and D. J. Germano (eds.), Biology of North American tortoises. National Biological Survey, Fish and Wildlife Research 13. PDF

22. Germano, D. J. 1994.  Comparative life histories of North American tortoises. pp. 175-185 in R. B. Bury and D. J. Germano (eds.), Biology of North American tortoises. National Biological Survey, Fish and Wildlife Research 13. PDF

23. Germano, D. J., and R. B. Bury. 1994.  Research on North American tortoises: a critique with suggestions for the future. pp. 187-204 in R. B. Bury and D. J. Germano (eds.), Biology of North American tortoises. National Biological Survey, Fish and Wildlife Research 13. PDF

24. Germano, D. J. 1994.  Growth and maturity of North American tortoises in response to regional climates. Canadian Journal of Zoology 72:918-931. PDF

25. Germano, D. J., and C. R. Carter. 1995.  Gambelia sila (Bluntnose leopard lizard) Predation. Herpetological Review 26:100.  PDF

26. Germano, D. J. 1995.  Waterfowl blinds in the San Joaquin Valley: death traps for endangered species. Transactions of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society 31:33-35.  PDF

27. Germano, D. J., and W. M. Rhodehamel. 1995.  Characteristics of kangaroo rat burrows in fallow fields of the southern San Joaquin Valley. Transactions of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society 31:40-44.  PDF

28. Germano, D. J. 1995.  Modeling populations of North American tortoises: model results and assessment of data adequacy. Pp. 29-31 in G. Aguirre, E. D. McCoy, H. Mushinsky, M. V. Santa Cruz, R. G. Collazo, and G. C. Andreu, eds. Proceedings of North American Tortoise Conference. Publicaciones de la Sociedad Herpetologica Mexicana. No. 2.

29. Germano, D. J., and D. J. Morafka. 1996.  Diurnal activity of the silvery legless lizard, Anniella pulchra. Great Basin Naturalist 56:379-380.

30. Single, J. R., D. J. Germano, and M. H. Wolfe. 1996.  Decline of kangaroo rats during a wet winter in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California.  Transactions of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society 32:34-41.

31. Williams, D. F., W. Tordoff III, and D. J. Germano. 1997.  Evaluation of methods for permanently marking kangaroo rats (Dipodomys: Heteromyidae). Pp. 259-271 in T. L. Yates, W. L. Gannon, and D. E. Wilson, editors. Life Among the Muses: Papers in Honor of James S. Findley. Special Publication of the Museum of Southwestern Biology No. 3.  PDF

32. Tabor, S. P., and D. J. Germano. 1997.  Masticophis flagellum (Coachwhip). Prey. Herpetological Review 28:90.

33. Germano, D. J., D. F. Williams, and L. R. Saslaw.  1997 (1998).  Utility of ten-day censuses to determine population size of the blunt-nosed leopard lizard. California Fish and Game 83:144-152.

34. Germano, D. J. 1998.  Scutes and age determination of desert tortoises revisited. Copeia 1998:482-484.

35. Germano, D. J., and R. B. Bury. 1998. Age determination in turtles: evidence of annual deposition of scute rings. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:123-132.  PDF

36. Bury, R. B. and D. J. Germano. 1998.  Annual deposition of scute rings in the western pond turtle, Clemmys marmorata. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:108-109.  PDF

37. Germano, D. J. 1999. Terrapene ornata luteola (Desert Box Turtle). Attempted Predation. Herpetological Review 30:40-41.  

38. Germano, D. J. 1999.  Proceedings: Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Tortoises and Turtles. An International Conference, edited by Jim Van Abbema. (Book Review). Copeia 1999:850-852.

39. Germano, D. J., and P. M. Nieuwolt-Dacanay. 1999. Terrapene ornata luteola (Desert Box Turtle). Homing Behavior. Herpetological Review 30:96.

40. Germano, D. J. 2000.  Occurrence of a colonial protozoan on the western pond turtle, Clemmys marmorata.  Herpetological Natural History 7:67-71. PDF

41. Germano, D. J., R. B. Bury, and M. Jennings. 2000.  Growth and population structure of Emydoidea blandingii from western Nebraska. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:618-625. PDF

42. Germano, D. J.  2001.  Geographic Note. Salvadora hexalepis. Herpetological Review 32:61.

43. Germano, D. J., G. B. Rathbun, and L. R. Saslaw.  2001.  Managing exotic grasses and conserving declining species.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 29:551-559.  PDF

44. Germano, D. J., and R. B. Bury.  2001.  Western pond turtles (Clemmys marmorata) in the Central Valley of California: status and population structure. Transactions of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society 37:22-36.  PDF

45. Germano, D. J.  2001.  Assessing translocation and reintroduction as mitigation tools for Tipton kangaroo rats (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides). Transactions of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society 37:71-76. PDF 

46. Bury, R. B., D. J. Germano, T. R. Van Devender, and B. E. Martin. 2002.  The desert tortoise in Mexico: distribution, ecology, and conservation. Pp. 86-108 in T. R. Van Devender, editor. The Sonoran Desert Tortoise. Natural History, Biology, and Conservation. University of Arizona Press. Tucson.

47. Germano, D. J., F. H. Pough, D. J. Morafka, E. M. Smith, and M. J. Demlong. 2002.  Growth of desert tortoises: implications for conservation and management. Pp. 265-288 in T. R. Van Devender, editor. The Sonoran Desert Tortoise. Natural History, Biology, and Conservation. University of Arizona Press. Tucson.

48. Bury, R. B., and D. J. Germano. 2003.  Differences in habitat use by Blanding’s turtles, Emydoidea blandingii, and painted turtles, Chrysemys picta, in the Nebraska sandhills. The American Midland Naturalist 149: 241-244. PDF

49. Germano, D. J., and J. Brown. 2003.  Gambelia sila (Blunt-nosed leopard lizard) Predation. Herpetological Review 34:143-144. PDF

50. Znari, M., D. J. Germano, and J. Macé. 2005. Growth and population structure of the Moorish tortoise (Testudo graeca graeca) in westcentral Morocco: possible effects of over-collecting for the tourist trade. Journal of Arid Environments 62:55-74.  PDF

51. Germano, D. J., and D. F. Williams. 2005. Population ecology of blunt-nosed leopard lizards in high elevation foothill habitat.  Journal of Herpetology 39:1-18.  PDF

52. Germano, D. J. 2006.  Habitat characteristics of sites with yellow-blotched salamanders (Ensatina eschscholtzii croceator). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 1:121-128.  HCB Link to Paper

53. Germano, D. J., and D. F. Williams.  2007.  Ontogenetic and seasonal changes in coloration of the blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia sila).  The Southwestern Naturalist 52:46-53.  PDF

54.  Germano, D. J., P. T. Smith, and S. P. Tabor.  2007.  Food habits of the blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia sila). The Southwestern Naturalist 52:318-323.  PDF

55.  Germano, D. J.  2007.  Rodent diversity, vegetation complexity, and patch size in remnant coastal scrub habitat of southern California. Transactions of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society 43:43-55.   PDF

56.  Bury, R. B., and D. J. Germano.  2008.  Actinemys marmorata (Baird and Girard 1852) - Western Pond Turtle, Pacific Pond Turtle. In A. G. J. Rhodin, P. C. H. Pritchard, P. P. van Dijk, R. A. Samure, K. A. Buhlmann, and J. B. Iverson (eds.). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Pp. 1.1-1.9.  PDF

57.  Germano, D. J., and G. B. Rathbun. 2008. Growth, population structure, and reproduction of the western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) on the central coast of California. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 7:188-194.  PDF

58.  Germano, D. J. 2009. Terrapene ornata luteola (Desert Box Turtle). Carrion Feeding. Herpetological Review 40:80.  PDF

59.  Germano, D. J., and R. B. Bury. 2009. Variation in body size, growth, and population structure of Actinemys marmorata from lentic and lotic habitats in southern Oregon. Journal of Herpetology 43:510-520.  PDF

60.  Germano, D. J. 2009. The number of census days needed to detect blunt-nosed leopard lizards, Gambelia sila. California Fish and Game 95:106-109.  PDF

61.  Germano, D. J. 2010. Ecology of the western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) at sewage-treatment facilities in the San Joaquin Valley, California. The Southwestern Naturalist 55:89-97.  PDF

62.  Germano, D. J., and P. T. Smith. 2010. Molecular evidence for parthenogenesis in the Sierra Garter Snake, Thamnophis couchii (Colubridae). The Southwestern Naturalist 55:282-284.   PDF

63.  Bury, R. B., D. J. Germano, and G. W. Bury. 2010. Population structure and growth of the turtle Actinemys marmorata from the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion: age, not size, matters. Copeia 2010:443-451.  PDF

64.  Germano, D. J. 2010. Survivorship of translocated kangaroo rats in the San Joaquin Valley, California. California Fish and Game 96:82-89.  PDF

65.  Germano, D. J., G. B. Rathbun, L. R. Saslaw, B. L. Cypher, E. A. Cypher, and L. Vredenberg. 2011. The San Joaquin Desert of California: Ecologically misunderstood and overlooked.  Natural Areas Journal 31:138-147.  PDF

66.  Germano, D. J., G. B. Rathbun, and L. R. Saslaw. 2012. Effect of grazing and invasive grasses on desert vertebrates in California. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:670-682.  PDF

Bury, R.B., H.H. Welsh, Jr., D.J. Germano, and D. Ashton (eds.). 2012. Western Pond Turtle: Biology, Sampling Techniques, Inventory and Monitoring, Conservation, and Management. Northwest Fauna 7.

          The handbook in its entirety can be purchased from: http://www.thesnvb.org/northwestfauna.html

67.  Bury, R.B., H.H. Welsh, Jr., D.J. Germano, and D.T. Ashton. 2012. Objectives, nomenclature and taxonomy, description, status and needs for sampling.  Pp. 1–7 in Western Pond Turtle: Biology, Sampling Techniques, Inventory and Monitoring, Conservation, and Management. Bury, R.B., H.H. Welsh, Jr., D.J. Germano, and D.T. Ashton (eds.). Northwest Fauna 7.  PDF

68.  Bury, R.B., D.T. Ashton, H.H. Welsh, Jr., D.A. Reese, and D.J. Germano. 2012. Synopsis of biology.  Pp. 9–19 in Western Pond Turtle: Biology, Sampling Techniques, Inventory and Monitoring, Conservation, and Management. Bury, R.B., H.H. Welsh, Jr., D.J. Germano, and D.T. Ashton (eds.). Northwest Fauna 7.  PDF

69.  Bury, R.B., D.T. Ashton, D.J. Germano, N.E. Karraker, D.A. Reese, and K.E. Schlick. 2012. Sampling of turtles: trapping and snorkeling.  Pp. 37–50 in Western Pond Turtle: Biology, Sampling Techniques, Inventory and Monitoring, Conservation, and Management. Bury, R.B., H.H. Welsh, Jr., D.J. Germano, and D.T. Ashton (eds.). Northwest Fauna 7.  PDF

70.  Germano, D.J., R.B. Bury, and H.H. Welsh, Jr. 2012. Future research and management actions.  Pp. 81–92 in Western Pond Turtle: Biology, Sampling Techniques, Inventory and Monitoring, Conservation, and Management. Bury, R.B., H.H. Welsh, Jr., D.J. Germano, and D.T. Ashton (eds.). Northwest Fauna 7.  PDF

71.  Germano, D.J. 2012. Counting annuli and age determination.  Appendix 4 in Western Pond Turtle: Biology, Sampling Techniques, Inventory and Monitoring, Conservation, and Management. Bury, R.B., H.H. Welsh, Jr., D.J. Germano, and D.T. Ashton (eds.). Handbook. Northwest Fauna 7.  PDF

Bury, R.B., H.H. Welsh, Jr., D.J. Germano, and D. Ashton (eds.). 2012. Western Pond Turtle: Biology, Sampling Techniques, Inventory and Monitoring, Conservation, and Management. Northwest Fauna 7.  Literature Cited PDF

72.  Germano, D. J., L. R. Saslaw, P. T. Smith, and B. L. Cypher. 2013. Survivorship and reproduction of translocated Tipton kangaroo rats in the San Joaquin Valley, California. Endangered Species Research 19:265-276.

            Because we authors did not pay the high cost of making this article available freely, the journal prohibits us from free distribution through any web site.  However, if you e-mail me directly, I can send you the PDF.

73.  Tennant. E. N., and D. J. Germano. 2013. A case study of competitive interactions between Tipton (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides) and Heermann’s (D. heermannii) kangaroo rats in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Southwestern Naturalist. 58:259-264. PDF

74.  Tennant. E. N., D. J. Germano, and B. L. Cypher. 2013. Translocating endangered kangaroo rats in the San Joaquin Valley of California: recommendations for future efforts. California Fish and Game 99:90-103. PDF


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