Behavioral ecology of amphibians and reptiles. Areas of focus: (1) Amphibian mating systems, (2) Parental care in salamanders, (3) Home range and activity patterns of amphibians and reptiles.
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Forester, Don C., Cameron, Melissa and James D. Forester. 2008. Nest and Egg Recognition by Salamanders in the Genus Desmognathus: A Comprehensive Re-examination. Ethology, 114:965-971.
Chattin, Elizabeth, Snodgrass, Joel W. and Don C. Forester. 2007. Distribution of a rare salamander, Eurycea junaluska: Implications for past impacts of river channelization and impoundment. Copeia, 2007(4), pp. 952–958.
Snodgrass, Joel W, Forester, Don C., Lehti, Megan, and Emily Lehman. 2007. Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus) Nest-site Selection Over Multiple Spatial Scales. Herpetologica, 63(4), 2007, 441–449.