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Rebecca Homandr. Homan, Rebecca Newcomb Homan


Photograph of Rebecca Homan

Faculty  |  Biology, Environmental Studies
Associate Professor
Samson Talbot Hall of Biological Science
217/lab 226

Selected Publications

  1. Homan, R. N.. Bartling, J.R., Stenger, R. J., & Brunner, J. L. (2013). Detection of Ranavirus in Ohio, USA. Herpetological Reviews, 44(4), 615-618. Article
  2. Homan, R. N., Atwood, M. A., Dunkle, A. J., & Karr, S. B. (2010).  Movement orientation by adult and juvenile Wood Frogs (Rana sylvatica) and American Toads (Bufo americanus) over multiple years. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5, 64-72.  Article
  3. Homan, R. N., Wright, C. D., White, G. L., Michael, L. F., Slaby, B. S., & Edwards, S. A. (2008). Multiyear study of the migration orientation of Ambystoma maculatum (spotted salamanders) among varying terrestrial habitats. Journal of Herpetology, 42(4), 600-607. doi:10.1670/07-207R1.1
  4. Windmiller, B., Homan, R. N., Regosin, J. V., Willitts, L. A., Wells, D. L., & Reed, J. M. (2008). Breeding amphibian population declines following loss of upland forest habitat around vernal pools in Massachusetts, USA. In J. C. Mitchell, R. E. Jung & B. Bartholomew (Eds.), Urban herpetology (pp. 586). Salt Lake City, Utah: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.   CONSORT    WorldCat
  5. Homan, R. N., Windmiller, B. S., & Michael Reed, J. (2007). Comparative life histories of two sympatric Ambystoma species at a breeding pond in Massachusetts. Journal of Herpetology, 41(3), 401-409. doi:10.1670/0022-1511(2007)41[401:CLHOTS]2.0.CO;2
  6. Regosin, J. V., Windmiller, B. S., Homan, R. N., Reed, J. M., & Gibbs. (2005). Variation in terrestrial habitat use by four pool-breeding amphibian species. Journal of Wildlife Management, 69(4), 1481-1493. doi:10.2193/0022-541X(2005)69[1481:VITHUB]2.0.CO;2
  7. Homan, R. N., Windmiller, B. S., & Reed, J. M. (2004). Critical thresholds associated with habitat loss for two vernal pool-breeding amphibians. Ecological Applications, 14(5), pp. 1547-1553. doi:10.1890/03-5125     JSTOR
  8. Homan, R. N., Reed, J. M., & Romero, L. M. (2003). Corticosterone concentrations in free-living spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 130(2), 165-171. doi:10.1016/S0016-6480(02)00578-6    PubMed   OhioLINK EJC
  9. Newcomb Homan, R., Regosin, J. V., Rodrigues, D. M., Reed, J. M., Windmiller, B. S., & Romero, L. M. (2003). Impacts of varying habitat quality on the physiological stress of spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum). Animal Conservation, 6(1), 11-18. doi:10.1017/S1367943003003032
  10. Newcomb Homan, R., Reed, J. M., & Windmiller, B. S. (2003). Analysis of spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) growth rates based on long-bone growth rings. Journal of Herpetology, 37(3), 617-621. doi:10.1670/188-02N

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