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Albecker, MA, McCoy, MW. Responses to saltwater exposure vary across species, populations, and life-stages in anuran amphibians. Conservation Physiology. Link.

Albecker, MA, Strobel, SMK, Womack, MC. Developmental plasticity in anurans: Meta-analysis reveals effects of larval environments on metamorphosis timing and body size. Integrative and Comparative Biology. Link.



McCoy MW, Hamman, E., Albecker, MA, Wodjak, J. Vonesh, JR, Bolker, BM.  2022. Incorporating nonlinearity with generalized functional responses to simulate multiple predator effects. PeerJ. DOI. 10.7717/peerj.13920. Link

Albecker, MA, Trussell, GC, Lotterhos, KE. A novel quantitative approach for co-gradient variation and countergradient variation. Ecology Letters. Link


Albecker, MA*, Wilkins, L.*, Krueger-Hadfield, SA, Bashevkin, S., Sewell, MA, Hare, M., Hahn, M., Lotterhos, KE, Kindsvater, H., & Reitzel, A. 2021. Does a complex life cycle promote or constrain adaptation to environmental change? Genome-informed approaches and insights for characterizing selection across stages of a life cycle. Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Science, Biology.

Special Issue on Evolution in Changing Seas.  288: 20212122.   Link       *Co-first authors

Lotterhos, KE., Albecker, MA., Trussell, GC. 2021. Evolution in Changing Seas. Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Science, Biology. Editorial for Special Issue on Evolution in Changing Seas.

Albecker, MA, Stuckert, AMM., Balakrishnan, CN, McCoy, MW. 2021. Functional genomics of local adaptation to saltwater environments in an amphibian. Molecular EcologyLink


Albecker, MA, M. Pahl, M. Smith, JG Wilson, MW McCoy. 2020. Influence of density and salinity larval development of salt-adapted and salt-naïve frog populations. Ecology and EvolutionLink



Albecker, MA and McCoy, MW. 2019. Local adaptation for enhanced salt tolerance reduces non-adaptive plasticity caused by osmotic stress. EvolutionLink

Walker, DM, Hill, AJ, Albecker, MA, McCoy, MW, Grisnik, M., Romer, A., Grajal-Puche, A., Camp, C., Kelchear, C., Wooten, J., Rheubert, J., Graham, SP, 2019. Variation in the slimy salamander (Plethodon spp.) skin and gut microbial assemblages is explained by geographic distance and host affinity. Microbial Ecology. 1-13. Link



Albecker, MA., Belden, LK, and McCoy, MW. 2018. Comparative analysis of anuran skin microbiome in freshwater and saltwater invaded wetlands. Microbial Ecology, 78 (2), 348-360. Link

Albecker, MA, Brantley Jr., WB, and MW. McCoy. 2018. Habitat salinity alters dietary content and nematode infection in the American Green Treefrog, Hyla cinerea. Southeastern Naturalist, 17(1), 155-165. Link



Albecker, MA and McCoy, MW. 2017. Adaptive responses to salinity stress across multiple life stages in anuran amphibians. Frontiers in Zoology. 14 (1), 40. Link



Albecker, MA. and Vance-Chalcraft, HD.  2015. Mismatched anti-predator behavioral responses in predator-naïve larval anurans. PeerJLink



A note: Peer-reviewed science should be read widely and paywalls hinder access. If you are interested in reading any of these papers but lack access, please email me (maalbecker [at] uh [dot] edu) and I will gladly provide a free pdf copy. 

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