Publications (* = student coauthor) PDFs of publications are available via ResearchGate. In preparation Book
Richter, S.C., S.J. Price, and J.M. MacGregor. The Reptiles and Amphibians of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Fedders, R.B.*, A. McTaggart*, K. Watson, and S.C. Richter. Amphibians as an indicator of wetland restoration need for upland-embedded wetlands on the Appalachian Plateau, Kentucky. To be submitted to Restoration Ecology.
Fedders, R.B.*, and S.C. Richter. Plant communities of constructed upland-embedded wetlands differ from natural communities on the Cumberland Plateau, Kentucky. Submitted to Freshwater Science.
Grace, M. et al. Testing a global standard for quantifying species recovery and assessing conservation impact. Submitted to Conservation Biology.
Hutcheson, K.G*, and S.C. Richter. New distributional records for the Yellow-spotted Woodland Salamander (Plethodon pauleyi) based on surveys within its four-state geographic range. Submitted to Herpetological Review.
King, S.S.*, and S.C. Richter. A comparison of four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum) reproduction and nest-site characteristics in natural and constructed wetlands. Submitted to Journal of Herpetology.
Skibbe, J.R.*, J. Farrar*, K. Watson, and S.C. Richter. Accepted, pending revisions. Population genetics of wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) in a forested ridge-top wetland ecosystem. Herpetological Conservation and Biology.
Hutton, J.M.*, S.J. Price, S.J. Bonner, S.C. Richter, and C.D. Barton. 2020. Occupancy and abundance of stream salamanders along a specific conductance gradient. Freshwater Science 39:433-446.
Baecher, J.A.*, E. Jones*, and S.C. Richter. 2020. Tail bifurcation in two species of Desmognathus salamander (Caudata: Plethodontidae) in southeastern Kentucky, U.S.A. Herpetological Bulletin 150:29-30.
Dupler, K.*, M. Guidugli-Cook, D.R. Brown, and S.C. Richter. 2020. Rapid assessment of wetland condition reflects amphibian community composition. Wetlands 40:451-464.
Baecher, J.A.*, and S.C. Richter. 2018. Environmental gradients in old-growth Appalachian forest predict fine-scale distribution, co-occurrence, and abundance of woodland salamanders. Ecology and Evolution 8:12940-12952.
Hutton, J.M.*, S.J. Price, and S.C. Richter. 2018. Diet of the Black Mountain Salamander (Desmognathus welteri) in southeastern Kentucky. Herpetological Review 49:12-19.
Calhoun, A.J.K., D.M. Mushet, L.C. Alexander, E.S. DeKeyser, L. Fowler, C.R. Lane, M.W. Lang, M.C. Rains, S.C. Richter, and S.C. Walls. 2017. The significant surface-water connectivity of "geographically isolated wetlands." Wetlands 37:801-806.
Guidugli-Cook, M., S.C. Richter, B.J. Scott, and D.R. Brown. 2017. Field-based assessment of wetland condition, wetland extent, and the National Wetlands Inventory in Kentucky, USA. Wetland Ecology and Management 25:517-532.
Hutton, J.M.*, S.J. Price, and S.C. Richter. 2017. The diet of the Cumberland Plateau Salamander (Plethodon kentucki) in an old-growth forest of southeastern Kentucky. American Midland Naturalist 178:144-150.
Havran, J.C., K. Stowe, T.A. Blanchard, K.L. Kandl, M.E. Kimball, S.C. Richter, H. Swain, F.E. Lohrer, D.D. Angell, and T.M. Terhune II. 2017. Education at field stations and marine laboratories in the southeastern United States. Southeastern Naturalist 16:146-157.
Hinkson, K.M.*, N.L. Henry*, N.M. Hensley*, and S.C. Richter. 2016. Initial founders of captive populations are genetically representative of natural populations in critically endangered dusky gopher frogs, Lithobates sevosus. Zoo Biology 35:378–384.
Drayer, A.N.*, and S.C. Richter. 2016. Physical wetland characteristics influence amphibian community composition differently in constructed wetlands and natural wetlands. Ecological Engineering 93:166–174.
Hinkson, K.M.*, and S.C. Richter. 2016. Temporal trends in genetic data and effective population size support efficacy of management practices in critically endangered dusky gopher frogs (Lithobates sevosus). Ecology and Evolution 6:2667–2678.
Kross, C.S.*, and S.C. Richter. 2016. Species interactions in constructed wetlands result in population sinks for wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) while benefitting eastern newts (Notophthalmus viridescens). Wetlands 36:385-393.
Yeiser, J.M.*, and S.C. Richter. 2015. Microhabitat conditions influence mesohabitat associations and distribution of larval salamanders in headwater streams. Hydrobiologia 751:175-187.
Calhoun, A.J.K., J. Arrigoni, R.P. Brooks, M.L. Hunter, and S.C. Richter. 2014. Creating successful vernal pools: a literature review and advice for practitioners. Wetlands 34:1027–1038.
Richter, S.C., E.M. O'Neil, S.O. Nunziata*, A. Rumments*, E.S. Gustin*, J.E. Young, and B.I. Crother. 2014. Cryptic diversity and conservation of gopher frogs across the southeastern United States. Copeia 2014:231-237.
Richter, S.C., and S.O. Nunziata*. 2014. Survival to metamorphosis is positively related to genetic variability in a critically endangered amphibian species. Animal Conservation 17:265-274.
Gustin, E.S.*, and S.C. Richter. 2013. Use of genetic markers to verify the distribution of northern leopard frogs (Lithobates pipiens) and southern leopard frogs (Lithobates sphenocephalus) in Kentucky. Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 74:10-15.
Richter, S.C., S.J. Price, C.S. Kross*, J.R. Alexander*, and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. Upland habitat quality and historic landscape composition Influence genetic variation of a pond-breeding salamander. Diversity 5:724-733.
Richter, S.C., A.N. Drayer*, J.R. Strong*, C.S. Kross*, D.L. Miller, and M.J. Gray. 2013. High prevalence of ranavirus infection in permanent constructed wetlands in eastern Kentucky, USA. Herpetological Review 44:464-466.
Nunziata, S.O.*, M.J. Lannoo, J.R. Robb, D.R. Karns, S.L. Lance, and S.C. Richter. 2013. Population and conservation genetics of Crawfish Frogs, Lithobates areolatus, at their northeastern range limit. Journal of Herpetology 47:361-368.
Denton, R.D.*, and S.C. Richter. 2013. (see Rob's photo on cover of issue). Amphibian communities in natural and constructed ridge top wetlands with implications for wetland construction. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:886-889.
Denton, R.D.*, and S.C. Richter. 2012. A quantitative comparison of two common amphibian sampling techniques for wetlands. Herpetological Review 43:44-47.
Brown, D.R., and S.C. Richter. 2012. Meeting the challenges to preserving Kentucky's biodiversity. Sustain 25:22-33.
Nunziata, S.O.*, S.C. Richter, R.D. Denton*, J.M. Yeiser*, D.E. Wells*, K.L. Jones, C. Hagen, and S.L. Lance. 2012. Fourteen novel microsatellite markers for the gopher frog, Lithobates capito (Amphibia: Ranidae). Conservation Genetics Resources 4:201-203.
Richter, S.C., J.A. Jackson*, M. Hinderliter, D. Epperson, C.W. Theodorakis, and S.M. Adams. 2011. Conservation genetics of the largest cluster of federally threatened gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) colonies with implications for species management. Herpetologica 67:406-419.
Graham, C.*, S.C. Richter, S. McClean, E. O'Kane, P.R. Flatt, C. Shaw. 2006. Histamine-releasing and antibacterial peptides from the skin secretions of the dusky gopher frog, Rana sevosa. Peptides 27:1313-131.
Richter, S.C., and R.E. Broughton. 2005. Development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite DNA loci for the endangered Dusky Gopher Frog (Rana sevosa) and two closely related species, Rana capito and Rana areolata. Molecular Ecology Notes 5:436-438.
Graham, C.*, A.E. Irvine, S. McClean, S.C. Richter, P.R. Flatt, C. Shaw, C. 2005. Peptide Tyrosine Arginine, a potent immunomodulatory peptide isolated and structurally characterized from the skin secretions of the dusky gopher frog, Rana sevosa. Peptides 26:737-743.
Renken, R.B., W.K. Gram, D.K. Fantz, S.C. Richter, T.J. Miller, K.B. Ricke, B. Russell, and X. Wang. 2004. Landscape and local scale effects of forest management on amphibians and reptiles in Missouri Ozark forests. Conservation Biology 18:174-188.
Gram, W.K., P.A. Porneluzi, R.L. Clawson, J. Faaborg, and S.C. Richter. 2003. Effects of experimental forest management on density and nesting success of bird species in Missouri Ozark forests. Conservation Biology 17:1324-1337.
Richter, S.C., J.E. Young, G.N. Johnson, and R.A. Seigel. 2003. Stochastic variation in reproductive success of a rare frog, Rana sevosa: implications for conservation and for monitoring amphibian populations. Biological Conservation 111:171-177.
Richter, S.C., and R.A. Doubledee. 2003. Rana sevosa species account. AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California. Available: http://amphibiaweb.org/.
Richter, S.C., and R.A. Seigel. 2002. Annual variation in the population ecology of the endangered gopher frog, Rana sevosa Goin and Netting. Copeia 2002:962-972.
Richter, S.C., and L.A. Richter. 2002. Rearing larval anurans in the field: maintenance of equal volumes and ease of multiple sampling using a two-component enclosure. Herpetological Review 33:179-180.
Richter, S.C., J.E. Young, R.A. Seigel, and G.N. Johnson. 2001. Post-breeding movements of the dark gopher frog, Rana sevosa Goin and Netting: Implications for conservation and management. Journal of Herpetology 35:316-321.