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School of Biological Sciences Piovia-Scott Lab


*undergraduate researcher, †Piovia-Scott Lab graduate student, ‡Piovia-Scott Lab postdoctoral scholar


†Cook, K.J., Pope, K.L., Cummings, A., J. Piovia-Scott. Untangling the effects of a fungal pathogen on a declining amphibian: larval habitat influences juvenile infection and juvenile mortality drives population declines.

Gray, M.J., Carter, E.D., Piovia-Scott, J.,Cusaac, J.P.W., Peterson, A.C., Whetstone, R.D., Hertz, A., Muniz-Torres, A.Y., Bletz, M.C., Woodhams, D.C., ‡Romansic, J.M., Parra Olea, G., Hardman, R.H., McCusker, C.D., Miller, D.L. Broad host susceptibility of North American amphibians to Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans suggests high invasion potential.

Nelson, N., Piovia-Scott, J. Using environmental niche models to elucidate drivers of the American bullfrog invasion in California.

Basanta, M.D., Rebollar, E.A., Garcia-Castillo, M.G., Rosenblum, E.B., Byrne, A.Q., Piovia-Scott, J., Parra-Olea, G. Genetic variation of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is linked to skin bacterial diversity in the pacific treefrog Hyliola regilla (hypochondriaca)


‡Romansic, J.R., †Nelson, N.L., Moffett, K.M., Piovia-Scott, J. Beaver dams are associated with enhanced amphibian diversity via lengthened hydroperiods and increased representation of slow-developing species. Freshwater Biology [link]

Basanta, M.D., Byrne, A., Rosenblum, E.B., Piovia-Scott, J., Parra-Olea, G. 2021. Early presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Mexico with a contemporary dominance of the global panzootic lineage. Molecular Ecology 30: 424-437. [link]

Pope, K.L., Goldberg, C.S., Nelson, N.L., Cummings, A.K., Seaborn, T. and Piovia‐Scott, J. 2020. Designing environmental DNA surveys in complex aquatic systems: Backpack sampling for rare amphibians in Sierra Nevada meadows. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 30: 1975-1987. [link]

Wright, A., Yang, L.H., Piovia-Scott, J., Spiller, D.A. and Schoener, T.W., 2020. Consumer responses to experimental pulsed subsidies in isolated vs. connected habitats. American Naturalist 196: 369-381 [link]

Robinson, K.A., Pereira, K.E., Bletz, M.C., Carter, E.D., Gray, M.J., Piovia-Scott, J., ‡Romansic, J.M., Woodhams, D.C. and Fritz-Laylin, L., 2020. Isolation and maintenance of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans cultures. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 140, pp.1-11. [link]

Piovia-Scott, J., L. H. Yang, A. N. Wright, D. A. Spiller, T. W. Schoener. 2019. Pulsed seaweed subsidies drive sequential shifts in the effects of lizard predators on island food webs. Ecology Letters, doi: 10.1111/ele.13377. [link]

Giery, S.T., J.N. Pita-Aquino, J. Kolbe, J. Piovia-Scott. 2019. Mourning geckos (Lepidodactylus lugubris) established on Abaco Island, The Bahamas. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 26: 161-162. [link]

Spiller, D.A., T.W. Schoener, J. Piovia-Scott. 2018. Recovery of food webs following natural physical disturbances. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (Special Issue: The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology) 1429: 100-117. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13921. [link]

†Cook, K.J., J. Voyles, H.V. Kenny, K.L. Pope, J. Piovia-Scott. 2018. Non-lethal isolation of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) from amphibians. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 129: 159-164. doi:  10.3354/dao03238.

*Kenny, H.V., A.N. Wright, J. Piovia-Scott, L.H. Yang, D.A. Spiller, T.W. Schoener. 2017. Marine subsidies change short-term foraging activity and habitat utilization of terrestrial lizards. Ecology and Evolution. [link]

Piovia-Scott, J., L.H. Yang, A.N. Wright. 2017. Temporal variation in trophic cascades. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 48: 281-300. [pdf][link]

Piovia-Scott, J., L.H. Yang, A.N. Wright, D.A. Spiller, T.W. Schoener. 2017. The effect of lizards on spiders and wasps: variation with island size and marine subsidy. Ecosphere 8: e01909. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1909 [link]

Amorim, M.E., T.W. Schoener, G.R.C.C. Santoro, A.C.R. Lins, J. Piovia-Scott, R.A. Brandão. 2017. Lizards on newly created islands independently and rapidly adapt in morphology and diet. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114: 8812-8816. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1709080114 [link]

Piovia-Scott, J., D. Rejmanek, D. C. Woodhams, S. J. Worth, H. V. Kenny, V. McKenzie, S. P. Lawler, J. E. Foley. 2017. Greater species richness of bacterial skin symbionts better suppress the amphibian fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Microbial Ecology 74: 217-226. doi:10.1007/s00248-016-0916-4 [link]

*de Leon, M.E., V. Vredenburg, J. Piovia-Scott. 2017. Recent emergence of a chytrid fungal pathogen in California Cascades frogs (Rana cascadae). EcoHealth 14: 155-161. doi: 10.1007/s10393-016-1201-1 [pdf][link]

Spiller, D.A., T.W. Schoener, J. Piovia-Scott. 2016. Predators suppress herbivore outbreaks and enhance plant recovery following hurricanes. Ecology 97: 2540-2546. doi: 10.1002/ecy.1523 [link]

Piovia-Scott, J., S. Sadro, R. A. Knapp, J. Sickman, K.L. Pope, S. Chandra. 2016. Variation in reciprocal subsidies between lakes and land: Perspectives from the mountains of California. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73: 1691-1701. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2015-0549 [link]

Schoener, T.W., D.A. Spiller, J. Piovia-Scott. 2016. Variation in ecological interaction strength with island area: Theory and data from the Bahamian archipelago. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25: 891-899. doi: 10.1111/geb.12297 [link] [pdf]

Piovia-Scott, J., K. Pope, S.J. Worth, E.B. Rosenblum, T. Poorten, J. Refsnider, L.A. Rollins-Smith, L.K. Reinert, H.L. Wells,  D. Rejmanek, S. Lawler, and J.E. Foley. 2015. Correlates of virulence in a frog-killing fungal pathogen: Evidence from a California amphibian decline. The ISME Journal 9: 1570-1578.: doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.241 [link] [pdf]

*Hardy, B.M., K.L. Pope, J. Piovia-Scott, R.N. Brown, J.E. Foley. 2015. Treatment with itraconazole reduces prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and increases overwinter survival of juvenile cascades frogs in the wild. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms112: 243-250. doi: 10.3354/dao02813 [link] [pdf]

Foley, J.E., J. Piovia-Scott. 2014. Vector biodiversity did not associate with tick-borne pathogen prevalence in small mammal communities in northern and central California. Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases 5: 299-304. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2013.12.003 [link] [pdf]

Roth, T., J.E. Foley, S.J. Worth, J. Piovia-Scott, K. Pope, S.P Lawler. 2013. Bacterial flora on Cascades frogs in the Klamath Mountains of California. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 36: 591-598. doi: 10.1016/j.cimid.2013.07.002 [link] [pdf]

Piovia-Scott, J., D.A. Spiller, G. Takimoto, L.H. Yang, A.N. Wright, and T.W. Schoener. 2013. The effect of chronic seaweed subsidies on herbivory: plant-mediated fertilization pathway overshadows lizard-mediated predator pathways. Oecologia 172: 1129-1135. doi: 10.1007/s00442-012-2560-0 [link] [pdf]

Wright, A.N., J. Piovia-Scott, D.A. Spiller, G. Takimoto, L.H. Yang, T.W. Schoener. 2013. Pulses of marine subsidies amplify reproductive potential of lizards by increasing individual growth rate. Oikos 122: 1496-1504. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00379.x [link] [pdf]

Piovia-Scott, J., K.L. Pope, S.P. Lawler, E.M. Cole, J.E. Foley. 2011. Factors related to the distribution and prevalence of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Rana cascadae and other amphibians in the Klamath Mountains. Biological Conservation 144: 2913-2921. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.08.008 [link] [pdf]

Piovia-Scott, J. 2011. The effect of disturbance on an ant-plant mutualism. Oecologia 166: 411-420. doi: 10.1007/s00442-010-1851-6 [link] [pdf]

*Joseph, M., J. Piovia-Scott, S.P. Lawler, K.L. Pope. 2011. Indirect effects of introduced trout on Cascades frog (Rana cascadae) via shared aquatic prey. Freshwater Biology 56: 828-838. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2010.02529.x [link] [pdf]

Piovia-Scott, J., D.A. Spiller, T.W. Schoener. 2011. Effects of experimental seaweed deposition on lizard and ant predation in an island food web. Science 331: 461-463. doi: 10.1126/science.1200282 [link] [pdf]

Piovia-Scott, J. 2011. Plant phenotype influences the effect of ant mutualists on a polymorphic mangrove. Journal of Ecology 99: 327-334. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01728.x [link] [pdf]

Spiller, D.A., J. Piovia-Scott, A.N. Wright, L.H. Yang, G. Takimoto, T.W. Schoener, and T. Iwata. 2010. Marine subsidies have multiple effects on coastal food webs. Ecology 91: 1424-1434. doi: 10.1890/09-0715.1 [link] [pdf]

Piovia-Scott, J. 2009. Effects of disturbance on Cenchritis muricatus (beaded periwinkle) populations on small islands in the Bahamas. Bulletin of Marine Science 84: 307-313. [link]

Pope, K.L., J. Piovia-Scott, and S.P. Lawler. 2009. Changes in aquatic insect emergence in response to whole-lake experimental manipulations of introduced trout. Freshwater Biology 54: 982-993. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2008.02145.x [link] [pdf]

Chang, A.L., J.D. Grossman, T.S. Spezio, H.W. Weiskel, J.C. Blum, J.W. Burt, A.A. Muir, J. Piovia-Scott, K.E. Veblen, E.D. Grosholz. 2009. Tackling aquatic invasions: risks and opportunities for the aquarium fish industry. Biological Invasions 11: 773-785. doi: 10.1007/s10530-008-9292-4 [link] [pdf]

Burt, J.W., A.A. Muir, J. Piovia-Scott, K.E. Veblen, A.L. Chang, J.D. Grossman, and H.W. Weiskel. 2007. Preventing horticultural introductions of invasive plants: potential efficacy of voluntary initiatives. Biological Invasions 9: 909-923. doi: 10.1007/s10530-007-9090-4 [link] [pdf]

Parker, M. S., E. V. Armbrust, J. Piovia-Scott, and R. G. Keil. 2004. Induction of  photorespiration by light in the centric diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii (Bacillariophyceae): Molecular characterization and physiological consequences.  Journal of Phycology 40: 557-567. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2004.03184.x [link] [pdf]