Pearson SH and Wiebe JJ. Interactions between Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) and the Crab Industry in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana: Do Ghost Traps Impact Terrapin Populations within Coastal Louisiana? To be submitted to Marine Pollution

Pearson SH, Avery HW, Spotila JR. Invasive Red-eared Slider Turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans) Overlap for Spatial Resources with Native Red-bellied Turtles (Pseudemys rubriventris). Under Revision 



Donini J, Selman W, Pearson S, Valverde RA. 2021. Trends in ovarian development, plasma vitellogenin, and steroid hormones in female Malaclemys terrapin (Schoepff, 1793) from coastal Louisiana. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 15(2) [General Section]: 40–49 (e282).


Selman, W., Pearson, SH & Wiebe, JJ. 2019 Comparisons of Population Structure and Morphology of a Saltmarsh Keystone Species (Malaclemys terrapin) Across Coastal Louisiana. Estuaries and Coasts 42: 1138.


​Pearson SH and Wiebe JJ. 2018. Distribution, Sex Ratios and Size Distribution of Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in the Deltaic Plain of Louisiana. Herpetologica 74 (2):135-140.

Reinke B, Pearson SH, Selman, W. 2018 Plastron Pigmentation Variation in a Coastal Turtle Species of Conservation Concern (Malaclemys terrapin). Herpetologica 74(2): 135-140.

Pearson SH and Wiebe JJ. 2018. Considering diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) nesting habitat and reproductive productivity in the restoration of Gulf of Mexico coastal ecosystems. Ocean and Coastal Management 155, 8-14.


Petre C, Selman W, Kreiser B, Pearson SH, Wiebe J. 2015. Population Genetics of the Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin, in Louisiana. Conservation Genetics 16(5): doi: 10.1007/s10592-015-0735-z

Pearson SH, Avery HW, Spotila JR, 2015 Juvenile invasive red-eared slider turtles negatively impact the growth of native turtles: Implications for global freshwater turtle populations. Biological Conservation 186, 115-121.


Pearson SH, Avery HW, Kilham SS, Velinsky DJ, Spotila JR. 2013 Stable Isotopes of C and N Reveal Habitat Dependent Dietary Overlap between Native and Introduced Turtles Pseudemys rubriventris and Trachemys scripta. PLoS ONE 8(5): e62891. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062891

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