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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? (bureaucracy preventing publication)

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)




Weber DJ, Tessler M, & Pearson SH, 2023. Environmental DNA detection range for Hydrilla verticillata, a prolific invasive plant. Freshwater Science 42 (4):337- 346.

Moore J, O’Neill M, ,Lutz C, &  Pearson SH, 2023. Water chestnut biomass estimates using density as a proxy: Facilitating multiyear comparisons with a streamlined approach. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 61: 15-21.


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

Incomplete Manuscripts

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