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*Seaborn, T.J., Goldberg, C.S., Crespi, E.J. in press. Integration of dispersal data into distribution modeling: What have we done and what have we learned? Frontiers in Biogeography. Available https://escholarship.org/uc/fb

*Hall, E.M., Brunner, J.L., °Hutzenbiler, B., Crespi, E.J. 2020. Salinity stress increases the severity of ranavirus epidemics in amphibian populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. vol. 287. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.0062

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*Humphrey, E., Crespi, E.J. Travis, J. 2020. Under Pressure: short- and long-term response to predation in two populations of Heterandria formosa. Ethology. 126:463-475.

*Easterling, M.R., *Engbrecht, K., Crespi, E.J. 2019. Endocrine regulation of epimorphic regeneration. Endocrinology. 160:2969–2980.

*Easterling, M.R., *Engbrecht, K., Crespi, E.J. 2019. Endocrine regulation of regeneration: Linking global signals to local processes. General and Comparative Endocrinology 283:113220.

*Hayward, T., Jiang, A., *Young, A., Crespi, E.J.,Coffin, A. 2019. Glucococorticoid receptor activation exacerbates aminoglycoside-induced damage to the zebrafish lateral line. Hearing Research. 377:12-23.

*Hall, E., Goldberg, C. S., Brunner, J. L., and Crespi, E.J. 2018. Seasonal dynamics of ranavirus epidemics in wood frog larvae are driven by developmental stage and temperature. Oecologia 188:1253–1262.

*Kirschman, L.J., Crespi, E.J., Warne, R.W. 2018. Critical disease windows shaped by stress exposure alter allocation trade-offs between development and immunity. J. Animal Ecol. 87:235-246.

*Hall, E.M., Brady, S.P., *Mattheus, N.M., Earley, R.L., °Diamond, M., Crespi, E.J. 2017. Physiological consequences of exposure to salinized roadside ponds on wood frog larvae and adults. Biological Conservation.  209: 98-106. (doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2017.02.013)

Madliger, C.L., Cooke, S.J., Crespi, E.J., Funk, J.L., Hultine, K.R., Hunt, K.E, Rohr, J.R., Sinclair, B.J., Suski, C.D., Willis, C.K.R., Love, O.P. 2016. Success stories and emerging themes in conservation physiology. Conservation Physiology. (1):cov057. (doi: 10.1093/conphys/cov057)

*Hall, E.M., Crespi, E.J., Goldberg, C.S., Brunner, J.L. 2016. Evaluating environmental DNA-based quantification of ranavirus infection in amphibian populations. Molecular Ecology Resources. 16:423-433. (doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12461)

Romero, L.M., Platts, S.H., Schoech S.J., Wada, H., Crespi, E.J., Martin, L.B., Buck, C.L. 2015. Understanding stress in the healthy animal – Potential paths for progress. Stress. 18:491-497. (doi:10.3109/10253890.2015.1073255)

Crespi, EJ, Rissler, LJ, *Mattheus, N, *Engbrecht, K, *Duncan, S, *Seaborn, T, *Hall, EM, Peterson, JD, Brunner, JL. 2015. Geophysiology of wood frogs: Geophysiology of woodfrogs: Landscape patterns of prevalence of disease and circulating hormone concentrations across the eastern range. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 55:602-617. (doi: 10.1093/icb/icv096)

*Duncan, S, *Mattheus, N, Crespi, E.J, Rissler, LJ. 2015. History matters more when explaining genetic diversity within the context of the core-periphery hypothesis. Molecular Ecology. 24:4323-4236. (doi: 10.1111/mec.13315)

Warne, RW, Crespi, EJ. 2015. Larval growth rate and sex determine resource allocation and stress responsiveness across life stages in juvenile frogs. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A. 323:191-201. (doi: 10.1002/jez.1911)

Warne, RW, Proudfoot, GA, Crespi, EJ. 2015. Biomarkers of animal health: integrating nutritional ecology, endocrine ecophysiology, ecoimmunology and geospatial ecology. Ecology and Evolution. 5:557-566. (doi: 10.1002/ece3.1360)

Crespi EJ, *Unkefer MK. Development of food intake controls: neuroendocrine and environmental regulation of food intake during early life. Horm Behav. 2014 Jun; 66(1):74-85. (10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.04.004)

Londraville RL, Macotela Y, Duff RJ, *Easterling MR, Liu Q, Crespi EJ. Comparative endocrinology of leptin: Assessing function in a phylogenetic context. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2014 Feb 11. pii: S0016-6480(14)00045-8.

Solomon-Lane TK, Crespi EJ, Grober MS. Stress and serial adult metamorphosis: multiple roles for the stress axis in socially regulated sex change. Front Neurosci. 2013 Nov 8;7:210. (doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00210)

Warne RW, °Kardon A, Crespi EJ. Physiological, behavioral and maternal factors that contribute to size variation in larval amphibian populations. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 15;8(10):e76364. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076364)

Crespi EJ, Warne RW. Environmental conditions experienced during the tadpole stage alter post-metamorphic glucocorticoid response to stress in an amphibian. Integr Comp Biol. 2013 Dec;53(6):989-1001. (doi: 10.1093/icb/ict087)

Rossi M, Caruso F, Crespi EJ, Pedersen JZ, Nakano G, Duong M, °McKee C, Lee S, Jiwrajka M, °Caldwell C, Baffour F, Karlin DA, Lidoff G, Leone S, Balducci V, Miler J, Incerpi S. Probing antioxidant activity of 2′-hydroxychalcones: crystal  and molecular structures, in vitro antiproliferative studies and in vivo effects on glucose regulation. Biochimie. 2013 Oct;95(10):1954-63. (doi: 10.1016/j.biochi.2013.07.002)

*Reeve BC, Crespi EJ, Whipps CM, Brunner JL. Natural stressors and ranavirus susceptibility in larval wood frogs (Rana sylvatica). Ecohealth. 2013 Jun;10(2):190-200. (doi: 10.1007/s10393-013-0834-6)

Grayson KL, De Lisle SP, Jackson JE, °Black SJ, Crespi EJ. Behavioral and physiological female responses to male sex ratio bias in a pond-breeding amphibian. Front Zool. 2012 Sep 18;9(1):24. (doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-9-24)

Banta LM, Crespi EJ, Nehm RH, Schwarz JA, Singer S, Manduca CA, Bush EC, Collins E, Constance CM, Dean D, Esteban D, Fox S, McDaris J, Paul CA, Quinan G,  Raley-Susman KM, Smith ML, Wallace CS, Withers GS, Caporale L. Integrating genomics research throughout the undergraduate curriculum: a collection of inquiry-based genomics lab modules. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2012 Fall;11(3):203-8. (doi: 10.1187/cbe.11-12-0105)

Crespi EJ, Denver RJ. Developmental reversal in neuropeptide Y action on feeding in an amphibian. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2012 Jul 1;177(3):348-52. (doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2012.04.013)

Crespi EJ. A mechanistic understanding of ageing revealed by studying the young. Mol Ecol. 2012 Mar;21(6):1307-10. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05430.x)

Warne, R.W., Crespi, E.J., Brunner, J.L. 2011. Escape from the pond: stress and developmental responses to ranavirus infection in wood frog tadpoles. Functional Ecology. 25:139-146. 

Crespi, E.J., R.A. Browne, L.J. Rissler.  Taxonomic revision of Desmognathus wrighti (Caudata: Plethodontidae). Herpetologica 2010 66:283-295. (doi: 10.1655/HERPETOLOGICA-D-09-00002.1)

*Ledon-Rettig CC, Pfennig DW, Crespi EJ. Diet and hormonal manipulation reveal cryptic genetic variation: implications for the evolution of novel feeding strategies. Proc Biol Sci. 2010 Dec 7;277(1700):3569-78. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0877)

*Ledon-Rettig CC, Pfennig DW, Crespi EJ. Stress hormones and the fitness consequences associated with the transition to a novel diet in larval amphibians. J Exp Biol. 2009 Nov;212(Pt 22):3743-50. (doi: 10.1242/jeb.034066)

Hu F, Crespi EJ, Denver RJ. Programming neuroendocrine stress axis activity by exposure to glucocorticoids during postembryonic development of the frog, Xenopus laevis. Endocrinology. 2008 Nov;149(11):5470-81. (doi: 10.1210/en.2008-0767)

Crespi EJ, Denver RJ. Leptin (ob gene) of the South African clawed frog Xenopus laevis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 2006 Jun 27;103(26):10092-7. (doi:103(26):10092-7)

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Safi R, Vlaeminck-Guillem V, Duffraisse M, Seugnet I, Plateroti M, Margotat A, Duterque-Coquillaud M, Crespi EJ, Denver RJ, Demeneix B, Laudet V. Pedomorphosis revisited: thyroid hormone receptors are functional in Necturus maculosus. Evol Dev. 2006 May-Jun;8(3):284-92. (doi: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2006.00099.x)

Denver, R.J., and Crespi, E.J.  Stress hormones and human developmental plasticity: lessons from tadpoles. Neoreviews 2006. 7:183-188T. (doi: 10.1542/neo.7-4-e183)

Crespi EJ, Steckler TL, Mohankumar PS, Padmanabhan V. Prenatal exposure to excess testosterone modifies the developmental trajectory of the insulin-like growth factor system in female sheep. J Physiol. 2006 Apr 1;572(Pt 1):119-30. (doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2005.103929)

Crespi EJ, Denver RJ. Roles of stress hormones in food intake regulation in anuran amphibians throughout the life cycle. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2005 Aug;141(4):381-90. (doi:10.1016/j.cbpb.2004.12.007)

Boorse GC, Crespi EJ, Dautzenberg FM, Denver RJ. Urocortins of the South African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis: conservation of structure and function in tetrapod evolution. Endocrinology. 2005 Nov;146(11):4851-60. (doi: 10.1210/en.2005-0497)

Crespi EJ, Denver RJ. Ancient origins of human developmental plasticity. Am J Hum Biol. 2005 Jan-Feb;17(1):44-54. Review. (doi: 10.1002/ajhb.20098)

Crespi EJ, Denver RJ. Ontogeny of corticotropin-releasing factor effects on locomotion and foraging in the Western spadefoot toad (Spea hammondii). Horm Behav. 2004 Nov;46(4):399-410. (doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2004.03.011)

Crespi, E.J., Vaudry, H., Denver, R.J.  Roles of Corticotropin-Releasing Factor, Neuropeptide Y and Corticosterone in the Regulation of Food Intake In Xenopus laevis. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 2004. 16:279-288. (doi: 10.1111/j.0953-8194.2004.01168.x)

Crespi EJ, °Lessig H. Mothers influence offspring body size through post-oviposition maternal effects in the redbacked salamander, Plethodon cinereus. Oecologia. 2004 Jan;138(2):306-11. (doi: 10.1007/s00442-003-1410-5)

Manikkam M, Crespi EJ, Doop DD, Herkimer C, Lee JS, Yu S, Brown MB, Foster DL, Padmanabhan V. Fetal programming: prenatal testosterone excess leads to fetal growth retardation and postnatal catch-up growth in sheep. Endocrinology. 2004 Feb;145(2):790-8. (doi:10.1210/en.2003-0478)

Crespi EJ, Rissler LJ, Browne RA. Testing Pleistocene refugia theory: phylogeographical analysis of Desmognathus wrighti, a high-elevation salamander in the southern Appalachians. Mol Ecol. 2003 Apr;12(4):969-84. (doi: 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2003.01797.x)