Recent Publications
(for pubs prior to 2005, click here)
Huggins, KA, KJ Navara, G Hill, and MT Mendonça. (2010). Detrimental effects of carotenoid pigments: the dark side of bright coloration. Naturwissenschaften. In Press.  
Shelby-Walker, JA, CK Ward, and MT Mendonça. (2009). Reproductive parameters in female yellow-blotched map turtles (Graptemys flavimaculata) from a historically contaminated site vs. a reference site. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 154: 401-408.
Peterson, JD, VA Peterson, and MT Mendonça. (2009). Exposure to coal combustion residues during metamorphosis elevates corticosterone content and adversely affects oral morphology, growth, and development in Rana sphenocephala. Comp. Biochemistry Physiol C. 149: 36-39.
Grilliot, M, S Burnett, and MT Mendonça. (2009). Sexual dimorphism in big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) ultrasonic vocalizations is context dependent. Journal of Mammalogy. 90(1): 203-209.
Allen, LC, AS Turmelle, MT Mendonça, KJ Navara, TH Kunz, and GF McCracken. (2009). Roosting ecology and variation in adaptive and innate immune system function in the Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis). J Comp Physiol B. 179:315-323
Peterson, JD, VA Peterson, and MT Mendonça (2008). Growth and developmental effects of coal combustion residues on Southern Leopard Frog (Rana sphenocephala) tadpoles exposed throughout metamorphosis. Copeia. 2008: 499-503.
Ward, CK, S Hassan, and MT Mendonça. (2008). Accumulation and depuration of trace metals in southern toads Bufo terrestris, exposed to coal combustion waste. Archives Toxicol. Contam. 56: 268-275
Navara, KJ and MT Mendonça (2008). Yolk androgens as pleiotropic mediators of physiological processes: a mechanistic review. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. 150(4): 378-386.
Ward, CK, C Fontes, C Breuner, and MT Mendonça (2007). Characterization and changes in concentration of corticosteroid binding globulin in a southern toad, Bufo terrestris, exposed to coal combustion waste. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 152:82-88.
Kahn, P, C Guyer, and MT Mendonça. (2007). Handling, blood sampling, and temporary captivity do not affect movement patterns or home ranges of gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus). Copeia 2007(3): 614-621.
Peterson, J, M Wood, WA Hopkins, JM Urine, and MT Mendonça. (2007) Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in American bullfrog and southern leopard frog larvae from wetlands on the Savannah River Site, South Carolina. Journal of Wildlife Disease. 43(3): 450-460.
Navara, KJ, AV Badyaev, MT Mendonça, and GE Hill. (2006). Yolk antioxidants vary with male attractiveness and female condition in the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 79(6): 1098-1105.
Ward, CK, AG Appel, and MT Mendonça. (2006). Metabolic measures of male southern toads (Bufo terrestris) exposed to coal coal combustion waste. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 143(3): 353-360.
Ward, CK and MT Mendonça. (2006). Chronic exposure to coal fly ash causes minimal changes in corticosterone and testosterone concentrations in male southern toads Bufo terrestris. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 51(2): 263-269.
Navara, KJ, Siefferman, LM, Hill, GE, and MT Mendonça. (2006). Yolk androgens vary inversely to maternal androgens in Eastern Bluebirds: an experimental study. Functional Ecology. 20(3): 449-456.
Navara, KJ, Hill, GE, and MT Mendonça. (2006). Yolk androgen deposition as a compensatory strategy. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 60(3): 392-398.
Navara, KJ, Hill, GE, and MT Mendonça. (2006). Yolk testosterone stimulates growth and immunity in house finch chicks. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 79(3): 550-555.
Navara, KJ, Hill, GE, and MT Mendonça. (2005). Variable effects of yolk androgens on growth, survival, and immunity in eastern bluebird nestlings. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 78(4) 570-578
Duckworth, RA, Mendonça, MT, and GE Hill. (2004) Condition-dependent sexual traits and social dominance in the house finch. Behavioral Ecology 15:779-784

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