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Stephen Corn's Publications


Selected Recent Publications

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Adams M.J., Miller D.A.W., Muths E., Corn P.S., Grant E.H.C., et al. 2013. Trends in Amphibian Occupancy in the United States.. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64347. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064347

Hossack, B. R., Adams, M. J., Pearl, C. A., Wilson, K. W., Bull, E. L., Lohr, K., Patla, D., Pilliod, D. S., Jones, J. M., Wheeler, K. K., Mckay, S. P. And Corn, P. S. (2013), Roles of Patch Characteristics, Drought Frequency, and Restoration in Long-Term Trends of a Widespread Amphibian. Conservation Biology, 27: 1410–1420.

Hossack, Blake R., Winsor H. Lowe, R. Ken Honeycutt, Sean A. Parks, and Paul Stephen Corn. 2013. Interactive effects of wildfire, forest management, and isolation on amphibian and parasite abundance. Ecological Applications 23:479–492. doi: 10.1890/12-0316.1

Hossack, Blake R., Winsor H. Lowe, Joy L. Ware, Paul Stephen Corn. 2013. Disease in a dynamic landscape: Host behavior and wildfire reduce amphibian chytrid infection. Biological Conservation. 157: 293–299.

Corn, P.S., Muths, E., Pilliod, D.S., 2012, Long-term observations of boreal toads at an ARMI apex site In Andersen, C., ed., Questioning Greater Yellowstone’s Future- Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species. Questioning Greater Yellowstone’s Future: Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species. Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Yellowstone National Park, WY, and Laramie, WY, Yellowstone Center for Resources and University of Wyoming William D. Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, p. 101-104.

Gould William R., Debra A. Patla, Rob Daley, Paul Stephen Corn, Blake R. Hossack, Robert Bennetts and Charles R. Peterson. 2012. Estimating Occupancy in Large Landscapes: Evaluation of Amphibian Monitoring in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Wetlands. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-012-0273-0

Hossack, B.R., W. H. Lowe and P.S. Corn. 2012. Rapid Increases and Time-Lagged Declines in Amphibian Occupancy after Wildfire. Conservation Biology. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2012.01921.x

Nussear KE, Tracy CR, Medica PA, Wilson DS, Marlow RW, Corn PS. 2012. Translocation as a conservation tool for desert tortoises: survivorship, reproduction, and movements. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1341–1353.


Corn PS, Muths E, Kissel AM, Scherer RD. 2011. Breeding chorus indices are weakly related to estimated abundance of boreal chorus frogs. Copeia 2011:365–371.

Corn PS, Muths E, Pilliod DS. 2011. Long-term observations of boreal toads at an ARMI apex site. In: The 10th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Laramie, WY: William D. Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming.

Murphy PJ, St-Hilaire S, Corn PS. 2011. Temperature, hydric environment, and prior pathogen exposure alter the experimental severity of chytridiomycosis in boreal toads. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 95:31–42.

Shoo LP, Olson DH, McMenamin SK, Murray KA, Van Sluys M, Donnelly MA, Stratford D, Terhivuo J, Merino-Viteri A, Herbert SM, Bishop PJ, Corn PS, Dovey L, Griffiths RA, Lowe K, Mahony M, McCallum H, Shuker JD, Simpkins C, Skerratt LF, Williams SE, Hero JM. 2011. Engineering a future for amphibians under climate change. Journal of Applied Ecology 48:487–492.

Pilliod, D. S., B. R. Hossack, P. F. Bahls, E. L. Bull, P. S. Corn, G. Hokit, B. A. Maxell, J. C. Munger, P. Murphy, A. Wyrick. 2010. Nonnative salmonids affect amphibian occupancy at multiple spatial scales. Diversity and Distributions. 16:959-974.

Pilliod, D.S., E. Muths, R. D. Scherer, P. E. Bartelt, P. S. Corn, B. R. Hossack, B. A. Lambert, R.
McCaffery, and C. Gaughan. 2010. Effects of amphibian chytrid fungus on individual survival probability in wild boreal toads. Conservation Biology 24: 1259-1267

Hossack, B. R., M. J. Adams, E. H. Campbell Grant, C. A. Pearl, J. B. Bettaso, W. J. Barichivich, W. H. Lowe, K. True, J. L. Ware, and P. S. Corn. 2010. Low prevalence of chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in U.S. headwater amphibians. Journal of Herpetology. 44(2): 253-260. l PDF l

Goebel, Anna M., Ranker, Tom A., Corn, Paul Stephen, and Olmstead, Richard G. 2009. Mitochondrial DNA evolution in the Anaxyrus boreas species group. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50:209–225.

Hossack, B. R., E. Muths, C. Anderson, J. Kirshstein, and P. S. Corn. 2009. Distribution limits of the amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis: a case study in the Rocky Mountains, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45(4): 1198-1102.

Hossack, B. R., L. A. Eby, C. G. Guscio, and P. S. Corn. 2009. Thermal characteristics of amphibian microhabitats in a fire-disturbed landscape. Forest Ecology and Management 258: 1414-1421.

Murphy, Peter J., St-Hilaire, Sophie, Bruer, Sarah, Corn, Paul Stephen, and Peterson Charles R. 2009. Distribution and pathogenicity of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in boreal toads from the Grand Teton area of western Wyoming. EcoHealth 6:109–120.

Guscio, C.G., B.R. Hossack, L.A. Eby, and P.S. Corn. 2008. Post-breeding habitat use by adult boreal toads (Bufo boreas) after wildfire in Glacier National Park, USA. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 3: 55-62.

Hossack, B. R., and P. S. Corn. 2008. Wildfire effects on water temperature and selection of breeding sites by the Boreal Toad (Bufo boreas) in seasonal wetlands. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 3: 46-54.

Hossack BR, Corn PS. 2007. Responses of pond-breeding amphibians to wildfire: short-term patterns in occupancy and colonization. Ecological Applications 17(5): 1403-1410

Corn PS. 2007. Amphibians and disease: implications for conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Yellowstone Science 15(2):11–16.

Field KJ, Tracy CR, Medica PA, Marlow RW, Corn PS. 2007. Return to the wild: translocation as a tool in conservation of the Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). Biological Conservation 136:232–245.

Hossack BR, Diamond SA, Corn PS. 2006. Distribution of the boreal toad populations in relation to estimated UV-B dose in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:98–107.

Hossack BR, Corn PS, Fagre DB. 2006. Divergent patterns of abundance and age-class structure of headwater stream tadpoles in burned and unburned watersheds. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:1482–1488.

2005 and earlier
Corn PS. 2005. Climate change and amphibians. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 28:59–67.

Corn PS. 2003. Amphibian breeding and climate change: the importance of snow in the mountains. Conservation Biology 17:622–625.

Corn PS, Bury RB, Hyde EJ. 2003. Conservation of North American stream amphibians. In: Semlitsch R, editor. Amphibian conservation. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. p 24–36.

Corn PS, Muths E. 2002. Variable breeding phenology affects the exposure of amphibian embryos to ultraviolet radiation. Ecology 83:2958–2963.

Recent Presentations

Climate Change and Amphibians in Snow-Dominated Landscapes. 2009. Amphibian Responses to Climate Change Symposium. 10th International Congress of Ecology. Brisbane, Australia.

Sources of Bias in Line-Distance Sampling of Desert Tortoises. 2009. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Portland, OR.

Amphibians and Climate Change. 2009. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 6 2009 Environmental Contaminants Meeting. Bozeman, MT,.

Amphibians in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. 2009. Crown Managers Forum. Crown of the Continent Managers Partnership. Pincher Creek, AB.

Climate change and Montana amphibians and reptiles. 2008. Climate Change and Energy Development, joint meeting of the Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology and the Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Missoula, MT.

Climate change & North American amphibians. 2008. Idaho Fish and Game Department Spotted Frog Workshop. Boise, ID.

Amphibian Research in Glacier National Park. 2008. Briefing for Glacier National Park superintendent and staff.

Amphibians and Fire in the Northern Rockies. 2008. The ’88 Fires: Yellowstone and Beyond, International Association of Wildland Fire. Jackson, WY.

Amphibian Decline Issues in the Northern Rockies. 2007. US Fish and Wildife Service, Fish Technology Center, Bozeman, MT. Invited Lecture

Occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in pond waters in the western United States—initial findings from a 2007 pilot study. 2007. Anderson CW, Kirshtein JD, Hossack BR, Muths E, Campbell DH, Lico MS, Jones PM, Battaglin WA, Sadinski WJ, Adams MJ, Pearl CA, Corn PS, Fisher RN, and GM Fellers. Amphibian Declines & Chytridiomycosis: Translating Science into Urgent Action. Tempe, AZ. Contributed Poster.

Evaluation of Distribution limits of amphibian chytrid fungus and potential for transport by waterfowl. 2007. Hossack BR, Muths E, Kirshtein JD, Anderson CW, and PS Corn. Amphibian Declines & Chytridiomycosis: Translating Science into Urgent Action. Tempe, AZ. Contributed Poster

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is widespread in and experimentally pathogenic to Grand Teton boreal toads. 2007. Murphy P, St.-Hilaire S, Corn S, Peterson CR, and D Patla. Amphibian Declines & Chytridiomycosis: Translating Science into Urgent Action. Tempe, AZ. Contributed Poster