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Struecker, B.P., Muñoz. A.*, Warcholek, S.A.*, Harden L.A., Milanovich, J.R. Home Ranges of Ornate Box Turtles in Remnant Prairies in North-central Illinois. 2023. Reptiles and Amphibians.

Cann, A.*, Muñoz. A.*, Lentini, I.*, Benjamin, T.*, Thompson, D., Harden, L.A., and Milanovich, J.R. 2023. Spatial and thermal ecology of juvenile head-started Blanding’s Turtles. Wildlife Biology. doi: 10.1002/wlb3.01074

Cann, A.*, Weber, R.*, Harden, L.A., Thompson, D., Nadolski, J., Mattes, J.*, Karwowska, A.*, Shahjahan, S.*, Milanovich, J. 2021. Physiological Health and Survival of Captive-reared and Released Juvenile Blanding’s Turtles. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 94: 411–428.

Harden, L.A., Midway, S. R., and Gibbons, J. W. 2021. Terrapin Station: Individual, sex, and site factors related to turtle growth variability. Journal of Herpetology 55: 411–421.

Southwood Williard, A.S., Harden, L.A., Jones, T.T., Midway, S.R. 2019. Effects of temperature and salinity on body fluid dynamics and metabolism in the estuarine diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin). Journal of Experimental Biology 222, jeb202390.  And check out our JEB cover photo!

Harden, L.A., Williard, A.S. 2018. Osmoregulation of Diamond-backed Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin), In: W. M. Roosenburg and V. S. Kennedy, editors. Ecology and Conservation of the Diamond-backed Terrapin. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD. p. 111-125.

Benjamin, T.*, Brasso, R., Midway, S., Thompson, D., Harden, L.A. 2018. Using Non-destructive Techniques to Measure Mercury (Hg) Concentrations in Gravid Blanding’s Turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) in Northeastern Illinois. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Harden, L.A., J. Fernandez*, J.R. Milanovich, B.P. Struecker*, S.R. Midway. 2018. Blood Biochemical Reference Intervals for Wild Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata) during the Active Season. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 54, 587–591.

Milanovich, J.R., Struecker, B.P.*, Warcholek, S.A.*, Harden L.A. 2017. Thermal environment and microhabitat of ornate box turtle hibernacula. Wildlife Biology 2017: wlb.00295. DOI: 10.2981/wlb.00295

Chase, F.W.*, Hardie, B.E.*, Kern, M.M., Pittman, S.E., Harden, L.A., Dorcas, M.E. 2015. Evaluation of two individual identification techniques for spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum). Herpetological Review. 46, 192-196. 

Harden, L.A., Midway, S.R., Williard, A.S. 2015. The blood biochemistry of overwintering diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 466, 34-41.

Harden, L.A., Duernberger, K.A., Jones, T.T., Williard, A.S. 2014. Total body water and water turnover rates in the estuarine diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) during the transition from dormancy to activity. Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 4406-4413. 

Strickland, J.C.*, Bahram, C.H.*, Harden, L.A., Pittman, S.E., Kern, M.M., Dorcas, M.E. 2014. Life-history costs of reproductive behaviors in a wetland-breeding amphibian. Journal of Freshwater Ecology DOI: 10.1080/02705060.2014.982725.

Akins, C.*, Ruder, C.D.*, Price, S.J., Harden, L.A., Gibbons, J.W., Dorcas, M.E. 2014. Factors affecting body temperature variation and habitat use in free-ranging diamondback terrapins. Journal of Thermal Biology 44, 63-69. 

Harden, L.A. and Southwood Williard, A. 2012. Using spatial and behavioral data to evaluate the seasonal bycatch risk of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in crab pots. Marine Ecology Progress Series 467, 207-217.

Southwood Williard, A. and Harden, L.A. 2011. Seasonal changes in thermal environment and metabolic enzyme activity in the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A – Molecular and Integrative Physiology 158, 477-484.

Harden, L.A., S.J. Price, and M.E. Dorcas. 2009. Terrestrial activity and habitat selection of Eastern mud turtles (Kinosternon subrubrum) in a fragmented landscape: Implications for habitat management of golf courses and other suburban environments. Copeia 1, 78-84.

Harden, L.A., S.E. Pittman, J.W. Gibbons, and M.E. Dorcas. 2009. Development of a rapid assessment technique to monitor diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) populations using head-count surveys. Applied Herpetology 6, 237-245.

Harden, L.A. and M.E. Dorcas. 2008. Using thermal biology to investigate habitat use and activity of mud turtles (Kinosternon subrubrum) on a golf course, p. 321-323. In R. E. Jung and J. C. Mitchell (eds.), Urban Herpetology. Herpetological Conservation Vol. 3, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Salt Lake City, UT.

Harden, L.A., N.A. DiLuzio, M.E. Dorcas, and J.W. Gibbons. 2007. The spatial ecology and thermal ecology of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in a South Carolina salt marsh. Journal of North Carolina Academy of Science 123, 154-162.