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University of Central Oklahoma

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

PUBLICATIONS

Peno, S. S., B. D. Stanila, M. E. B. Stone, and P. A. Stone. 2016. Inverse relationship between biting and head retraction in an ontogenetic series of Sonoran Mud Turtles (Kinosternon sonoriense). Journal of Herpetology: 50:22-28.

Stone, M. E. B., T. A. Baird, and P. A. Stone. 2015. Is melanism a consequence of sexual selection in male Red-Eared Sliders, Trachemys scripta elegans? Journal of Herpetology 49:574-578.

Stone, P. A., K. J. Locey, S. Laverty, B. D. Stanila, and M. E. B. Stone. 2015. Conservation implications of male-biased movements in Sonoran Mud Turtles (Kinosternon sonoriense) inhabiting intermittent aquatic habitats. Herpetological Conservation and Biology: 10:728-739.

Hites, R., G. Caddell, M. E. B. Stone, and P. A. Stone. 2013. Relationships of body size and male melanism in biting propensity in red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta). Herpetological Review 44:46-49.

Stone, P. A., M. E. B. Stone, B. D. Stanila, and K. J.Locey. 2011. Terrestrial flight response: a new context for terrestrial activity in Sonoran mud turtles. American Midland Naturalist 165:128-136.

Stone, M. E. B., L. M. Bates-Albers, J. M. Gillespie, S. D. Moore, and B. D. Rising. 2010. Kinosternon sonoriense (Sonoran Mud Turtle). Hatchling Behavior. Herpetological Review 41:214-215.

Stone, P. A. and M. E. Babb. 2005. A test of the annual growth line hypothesis in Trachemys scripta elegans. Herpetologica 61:409-414.

Stone, P. A., S. M. Powers, and M. E. Babb. 2005. Freshwater turtle assemblages in central Oklahoma farm ponds. Southwestern Naturalist 50:166-171.

Stone, P. A., M. E. Babb, B. D. Stanila, G. W. Kersey, and Z. S. Stone. 2005. Kinosternon sonoriense (Sonoran Mud Turtle). Diet. Herpetological Review 36:167-168.

 

PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS (Student names in italics)

Stone, P. A., M. E. B. Stone, and S. Laverty. 2018. Sonoran mud turtle conservation: Keeping common species common. Invited presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Southwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Stone, P. A., B. D. Stanila, and M. E. B. Stone. 2009. Anthropogenic factors affecting distribution and abundance of Sonoran mud turtles in the Peloncillo Mountains. Invited presentation at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Turtle Survival Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri. 

Locey, K. J., P. A. Stone, M. E. B. Stone, and B. D. Stanila. 2008. Movements and demography related to differential reproductive strategies in the Sonoran mud turtle (Kinosternon sonoriense). Oral Presentation at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee. 

Beshara, A. L., P. A. Stone, and M. E. Babb. 2007. Empirical determination of population boundaries and density in Oklahoman red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta). Oral presentation at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas. 

Stone, P. A., M. E. Babb, and B. D. Stanila. 2007. Terrestrial flight response and interpopulational migration in Sonoran mud turtles, Kinosternon sonoriense. Oral presentation at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas. 

Stone, P. A., M. E. Babb, and A. L. Beshara. Factors influencing sex ratios in Trachemys scripta elegans. Presented at the Southwestern Association of Naturalists 53rd Annual Meeting, 14 April 2006. 

Babb, M. E., P. A. Stone, and T. A. Baird. The effect of melanism on the behavior of red- eared sliders, Trachemys scripta elegans. Presented at the Annual Joint Meeting American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 31 May 2004. 

Babb, M. E., and P. A. Stone. Space use in male red-eared sliders, Trachemys scripta elegans. Presented at the Southwestern Association of Naturalists 50th Annual Meeting, 18 April 2003. 

Powers, S. M., P. A. Stone, and M. E. Babb. Assemblage composition of turtles in central Oklahoma farm ponds. Presented at the Southwestern Association of Naturalists 50th Annual Meeting, 18 April 2003.

Classes Taught

General Biology for Nonmajors, Human Physiology, Environmental Biology, Mammalian Physiology I, and BIO I and II for Majors

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