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Guzy, J.C., Falk, B.G., Smith, B.J., Willson, J.D., Reed, R.N., Aumen, N.G., Avery, M.L., Bartoszek,
I.A., Campbell, E., Cherkiss, M.S., Claunch, N.M., Currylow, A.F., Dean, T., Dixon, J., Engeman, R.,
Funck, S., Gibble, R., Hengstebeck, K.C., Humphrey, J.S., Hunter, M.E., Josimovich, J.M., Ketterlin, J.,
Kirkland, M., Mazzotti, F.J., McCleery, R., Miller, M.A., McCollister, M., Parker, M.R., Pittman, S.E.,
Rochford, M., Romagosa, C., Roybal, A., Snow, R.W., Spencer, M.M., Waddle, J.H., Yackel Adams,
A.A., & Hart, K.M. 2023. Burmese pythons in Florida: A synthesis of biology, impacts, and management
tools. NeoBiota 80: 1-119. DOI: 10.3897/neobiota.80.90439



Smith, B.J., MacNulty, D.R. Stahler, D.R., Smith, D.W., & Avgar, T. 2022. Density-dependent habitat
selection alters drivers of population distribution in northern Yellowstone elk. Ecology Letters 26 (2):
245-256. DOI: 10.1111/ele.14155

Conners, M.G., Sisson, N.B., Agamboue, P.D., Atkinson, P.W., Baylis, A.M., Benson, S.R., Block, B.A.,
Bograd, S.J., Bordino, P., Bowen, W., Brickle, P., Bruno, I.M., Carman, V.G., Champagne, C.D., Crocker,
D.E., Costa, D.P., Dawson, T.M., Deguchi, T., Dewar, H., Doherty, P.D., Eguchi, T., Formia, A., Godley,
B.J., Graham, R.T., Gredzens, C., Hart, K.M., Hawkes, L.A., Henderson, S., Henry III, R.W., Hückstädt,
L.A., Irvine, L.M., Kienle, S.S., Kuhn, C.E., Lidgard, D., Loredo, S.A., Mate, B.R., Metcalfe, K.,
Nzegoue, J., Oliwina, C.K.K., Orben, R.A., Ozaki, K., Parnell, R., Pike, E.P., Robinson, P.W., Rosenbaum,
H.C., Sato, F., Shaffer, S.A., Shaver, D.J., Simmons, S.E., Smith, B.J., Sounguet, G., Suryan,
R.M., Thompson, D.R., Tierney, M., Tilley, D., Young, H.S., Warwick-Evans, V., Weise, M.J., Wells,
R.S., Wilkinson, B.P., Witt, M.J., & Maxwell, S.M. 2022. Mismatches in scale between highly mobile
marine megafauna and marine protected areas. Frontiers in Marine Science 9: 897104. DOI:

Benscoter, A.M., Smith, B.J., & Hart, K.M. 2022. Loggerhead marine turtles (Caretta caretta) nesting
at smaller sizes than expected in the Gulf of Mexico: Implications for turtle behavior, population
dynamics, and conservation. Conservation Science and Practice 4 (1): e581. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.581


Roche, D.C., Cherkiss, M.S., Smith, B.J., Burkholder, D.A., & Hart, K.M. 2021. Stable isotopes used
to infer trophic position of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) from Dry Tortugas National Park, Gulf of
Mexico, United States. Regional Studies in Marine Science 48: 102011. DOI: 10.1016/j.rsma.2021.102011

Picardi, S., Ranc, N., Smith, B.J., Coates, P.S., Mathews, S.R., & Dahlgren, D.K. 2021. Individual variation
in temporal dynamics of post-release habitat selection. Frontiers in Conservation Science 2: 703906. DOI:

Bartoszek, I., Smith, B.J., Reed, R.N., & Hart, K.M. 2021. Spatial ecology of invasive Burmese pythons
in southwestern Florida. Ecosphere 12 (6): e03564. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.3564

Fieberg, J., Signer, J., Smith, B.J., & Avgar, T. 2021. A ‘how-to’ guide for interpreting parameters in
habitat-selection analyses. Journal of Animal Ecology 90: 1027-1043. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13441


Roberts, K.E., Smith, B.J., Burkholder, D., & Hart, K.M. 2021. Evaluating the use of marine protected
areas by endangered species: A habitat selection approach. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 2: e12035.
DOI: 10.1002/2688-8319.12035


Hart, K.M., Guzy, J.C., & Smith, B.J. 2021. Drivers of realized satellite tracking duration in marine turtles.
Movement Ecology 9 (1): 1-14. DOI: 10.1186/s40462-020-00237-3

Whitney, N.M., White, C.F., Smith, B.J., Cherkiss, M.S., Mazzotti, F.J., & Hart, K.M. 2021. Accelerometry to
study fine-scale activity of invasive Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus) in the wild. Animal Biotelemetry 9 (1):
1-13. DOI: 10.1186/s40317-020-00227-7


Griffin, L.P., Smith, B.J., Cherkiss, M.S., Crowder, A.G., Pollock, C.G., Hillis-Starr, Z., Danylchuk, A.J., & Hart, K.M. (2020). Space use and relative habitat selection for immature green turtles within a Caribbean marine protected area. Animal Biotelemetry, 8: 22. doi:10.1186/s40317-020-00209-9

Picardi, S., Smith, B.J., Boone, M.E., Frederick, P.C., Cecere, J.G., Rubolini, D., Serra, L., Pirrello, S., Borkhataria, R.R., & Basille, M. (2020). Analysis of movement recursions to detect reproductive events and estimate their fate in central place foragers. Movement Ecology 8: 24. doi:10.1186/s40462-020-00201-1

Hart, K. M., Lamont, M.M., Iverson, A.R., & Smith, B. J. (2020). The Importance of the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico to Foraging Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7: 330. doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.00330


Smith, B. J., Selby, T. H., Cherkiss, M. S., Crowder, A. G., Hillis-Starr, Z., Pollock, C. G., & Hart, K. M. (2019). Acoustic tag retention rate varies between juvenile green and hawksbill sea turtles. Animal Biotelemetry 7: 15. doi:10.1186/s40317-019-0177-3

Selby, T. H., Hart, K. M., Fujisaki, I., Smith, B. J., Pollock, C. J., Hillis-Starr, Z., Lundgren, I., & Oli, M. K. (2019) Juvenile hawksbill residency and habitat use within a Caribbean marine protected area. Endangered Species Research, 40: 53–64. doi:10.3354/esr00975

Demopoulos, A. W. J., McClain-Counts, J., Bourque, J. R., Prouty, N., Smith, B. J., Brooke, S., Ross, S.W., & Ruppel, C. (2019). Examination of Bathymodiolus childressi nutritional sources, isotopic niches, and food-web linkages at two seeps in the US Atlantic margin using stable isotope analysis and mixing models. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 148: 1–14. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2019.04.002

Hunter, M. E., Meigs-Friend, G., Ferrante, J. A., Smith, B. J., & Hart, K. M. (2019). Efficacy of eDNA as an early detection indicator for Burmese pythons in the ARM Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in the greater Everglades ecosystem. Ecological Indicators 102(July 2019): 617–622. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.02.058


Mazzotti, F. J., Smith, B. J., Squires, M. A., Cherkiss, M. S., Farris, S. C., Hackett, C., Hart, K. M., Briggs-Gonzalez, V., & Brandt, L. A. (2019). Influence of salinity on relative density of American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) in Everglades National Park: Implications for restoration of Everglades ecosystems. Ecological Indicators 102(July 2019): 608–616. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.03.002


Denton, M. J., Demopoulos, A. W. J., Baldwin, J. D., Smith, B. J., & Hart, K. M. (2019). Stable Isotope Analysis Enhances Our Understanding of Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) Foraging Ecology. Estuaries and Coasts 42(2): 596–611. doi:10.1007/s12237-018-0476-6



Hunter, M. E., Johnson, N. A., Smith, B. J., Davis, M. C., Butterfield, J. S. S., Snow, R. W., & Hart, K. M. (2018). Cytonuclear discordance in the Florida Everglades invasive Burmese python (Python bivittatus) population reveals possible hybridization with the Indian python (P. molurus). Ecology and Evolution 8(17): 9034–9047. doi:10.1002/ece3.4423


Smith, B. J., Hart, K. M., Mazzotti, F. J., Basille, M., & Romagosa, C. M. (2018). Evaluating GPS biologging technology for studying spatial ecology of large constricting snakes. Animal Biotelemetry 6: 1. doi:10.1186/s40317-018-0145-3



Bonneau, M., Johnson, F. A., Smith, B. J., Romagosa, C. M., Martin, J., & Mazzotti, F. J. (2017). Optimal Control of an Invasive Species Using a Reaction-Diffusion Model and Linear Programming. Ecosphere, 8(October): e01979. doi:10.1002/ecs2.1979


Johnson, F. A., Smith, B. J., Bonneau, M., Martin, J., Romagosa, C., Mazzotti, F., Waddle, H., Reed, R. N., Ketterlin Eckles, J., & Vitt, L. J. (2017). Expert Elicitation, Uncertainty, and the Value of Information in Controlling Invasive Species. Ecological Economics 137: 83–90. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.03.004


Mazzotti, F. J., Cherkiss, M. S., Parry, M., Beauchamp, J., Rochford, M., Smith, B. J., Hart, K., & Brandt, L. A. (2016). Large reptiles and cold temperatures: Do extreme cold spells set distributional limits for tropical reptiles in Florida? Ecosphere 7(8): e01439. doi:10.1002/ecs2.1439

Selby, T. H., Hart, K. M., Fujisaki, I., Smith, B. J., Pollock, C. J., Hillis-Starr, Z., Lundgren, I., & Oli, M. K. (2016). Can you hear me now? Range-testing a submerged passive acoustic receiver array in a Caribbean coral reef habitat. Ecology and Evolution 6(14): 4823–4835. doi:10.1002/ece3.2228

Smith, B. J., Cherkiss, M. S., Hart, K. M., Rochford, M. R., Selby, T. H., Snow, R. W., & Mazzotti, F. J. (2016). Betrayal: radio-tagged Burmese pythons reveal locations of conspecifics in Everglades National Park. Biological Invasions 18(11): 3239–3250. doi:10.1007/s10530-016-1211-5


Smith, B. J., Rochford, M. R., Brien, M., Cherkiss, M. S., Mazzotti, F. J., Snow, S., & Hart, K. M. (2015). Largest Breeding Aggregation of Burmese Pythons (Python bivittatus) Kuhl 1820 (Squamata: Pythonidae) and Implications for Potential Development of a Control Tool. IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians 22(1): 16–19. [PDF]


Hunter, M. E., Oyler-McCance, S. J., Dorazio, R. M., Fike, J. A., Smith, B. J., Hunter, C. T., Reed, R.N., & Hart, K. M. (2015). Environmental DNA (eDNA) Sampling Improves Occurrence and Detection Estimates of Invasive Burmese Pythons. Plos One 10(4): e0121655. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121655

Hart, K. M., Cherkiss, M. S., Smith, B. J., Mazzotti, F. J., Fujisaki, I., Snow, R. W., & Dorcas, M. E. (2015). Home range, habitat use, and movement patterns of non-native Burmese pythons in Everglades National Park, Florida, USA. Animal Biotelemetry 3(1): 8. doi:10.1186/s40317-015-0022-2


Pittman, S. E., Hart, K. M., Cherkiss, M. S., Snow, R. W., Fujisaki, I., Smith, B. J., Mazzotti, F.J., & Dorcas, M. E. (2014). Homing of invasive Burmese pythons in South Florida: evidence for map and compass senses in snakes. Biology Letters 10(3): 20140040–20140040. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2014.0040


Krysko, K. L., Hart, K. M., Smith, B. J., Selby, T. H., Cherkiss, M. S., Coutu, N. T., Reichart, R. M., Nuñez, L. P., Mazzotti, F.J., & Snow, R. W. (2012). Record Length, Mass, and Clutch Size in the Nonindigenous Burmese Python, Python bivittatus Kuhl 1820 (Squamata: Pythonidae), in Florida. IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians 19(4): 267–270. [PDF]



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