The Alaska Herpetological Society


Scientific Publications From Alaska - Reference Guide

The following article citations involve scientific work conducted in or on Alaska's herpetofauna (and a few others). For now, citations are in various formats, please excuse the mess!

Anderson, B., Glacier Toads and Frozen Frogs: Alaska’s Surprising Amphibian Diversity.

Anderson, B., 2004. An opportunistic amphibian inventory in Alaska’s national parks 2001-2003. Anchorage, AK: National Park Service, Inventory and Monitoring Program.

Carstensen, R., Willson, M., Armstrong, B., 2003. Habitat use of amphibians in northern Southeast Alaska: Report to ADFG. Discovery Southeast. 77pp.

Green, D., Kaiser, H., Sharbel, T., Kearsley, J., McAllister, K., 1997. Cryptic species of spotted frogs, Rana pretiosa complex, in western North America. Copeia, 1-8.

Herreid, C., Kinney, S., 1966. Survival of Alaskan woodfrog (Rana sylvatica) larvae. Ecology 47, 1039-1041.

Herreid, C., Kinney, S., 1967. Temperature and development of the wood frog, Rana sylvatica, in Alaska. Ecology 48, 579-590.

HOCK, R., 1959. Terrestrial animals in cold: reptiles. Handbook of Physiology: A Critical, Comprehensive Presentation of Physiological Knowledge and Concepts, 357.

Hodge, R., 1976. Amphibians and reptiles in Alaska, the Yukon, and Northwest Territories. Alaska Northwest Books.

Hodge,  R.  P.,  and  B.  L.  Wing.  "Occurrence  of  marine  turtles  in  Alaska  Waters:  1960-­1998."  Herpetological  Review 31.3  (2000):  148‐150.

Hokit, D., Brown, A., Hoffman, R., 2006. DISTRIBUTION PATTERNS OF WOOD FROGS (RANA SYLVATICA) IN DENALI NATIONAL PARK. Northwestern Naturalist 87, 128-137.

Johansen, K., 1962. Observations on the wood frog Rana sylvatica in Alaska. Ecology, 146-147.

Kessel, B., 1965. Breeding dates of Rana sylvatica at College, Alaska. Ecology 46, 206-208.

Larson, D. J., Middle, L., Vu, H., Zhang, W., Serianni, A. S., Duman, J., & Barnes, B. M. (2014). Wood frog adaptations to overwintering in Alaska: new limits to freezing tolerance. The Journal of experimental biology, 217(12), 2193-2200.

Logier, E., Toner, G., 1961. Check-list of the amphibians and reptiles of Canada and Alaska. The Royal Ontario Museum.

Loomis, R., Jones Jr, J., 1953. Records of the Wood Frog, Rana sylvatica, from Western Canada and Alaska. Herpetologica 9, 149-151.

MacDonald, S., 2003. The amphibians and reptiles of Alaska. A Field Handbook. Unpublished report to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Juneau, AK.

MacDonald, S., Cook, J., 2007. Mammals and amphibians of Southeast Alaska. Special Publication 8. 


Norman, B.R. 2004. New Localities in Southeastern Alaska for the Long-toed Salamander, Ambystoma Macrodactylum (Amphibia, Caudata, Ambystomatidae). Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society  39 (4): 61-64.

Pauly, G., Ron, S., Lerum, L., 2008. Molecular and Ecological Characterization of Extralimital Populations of Red-Legged Frogs from Western North America. Journal of Herpetology 42, 668-679.

Pyare, S., Carstensen, R., Christensen, B., Adams, M., Van Dyke, C., DRAFT Study Plan Inventory and monitoring for western toad in Southeast Alaska: Documenting regional distribution and habitat occupancy; baselines for detection of future change.


Reeves, M., 2008. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wood frogs (Rana sylvatica) from three National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska, USA. Herpetological Review 39, 68-69.

Reeves, M., Dolph, C., Zimmer, H., Tjeerdema, R., Trust, K., 2008. Road Proximity Increases Risk of Skeletal Abnormalities in Wood Frogs from National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska. Environmental Health Perspectives 116, 1009.

Ream, Joshua T. Survival, Movements, and Habitat Selection of Introduced Juvenile Alligator Snapping Turtles (Macrochelys Temminckii) in the Wolf River Drainage, Fayette County, Tennessee. Diss. Austin Peay State University, 2008.

Reeves, M., Jensen, P., Dolph, C., Holyoak, M., Trust, K., MULTIPLE STRESSORS AND THE CAUSE OF AMPHIBIAN ABNORMALITIES. Ecology.

Smith, W., Stotts, M., Andres, B., Melton, J., Garibaldi, A., Boggs, K., 2001. Bird, mammal, and vegetation community surveys of research natural areas in the Tongass National Forest. US Forest Service Research Paper PNW-535, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Stebbins, R., 2003. A field guide to western reptiles and amphibians. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH).

Trust, K., Tangermann, H., 2002. National Malformed Amphibian Study, FY 2000: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Annual Progress Report. US Fish and Wildlife Service Technical Report. WAES-TR-02-01.

Waters, D., 1992. Habitat associations, phenology, and biogeography of amphibians in the Stikine River Basin and Southeast Alaska. Unpubl. rep. of the 1991 pilot project. US Dept. Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, California Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.

(b) Waters, D. L.  1992. Pseudacris regilla (Pacific chorus frog). Herpetological Review 23(l):24.

 Waters, D.L., T.J. Hassler, and B.R. Norman.  1998. On the Establishment of the Pacific Chorus Frog, Pseudacris regilla (Ampibia, Anura, Hylidae), at Ketchikan, Alaska. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 33.6: 124-27.






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