Boves, T.J., J.A. Kutylowski, J.H. Sperry, and D.A. Cimprich. A novel behavior in an endangered species: Black-capped vireos reuse a nest after brood parasitism and depredation. American Midland Naturalist. In Review.
Sperry, J.H., D.G. Barron, and P.J. Weatherhead. Effects of snake behavior on seasonal patterns of Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) nest survival. Journal of Avian Biology, Accepted.
Ward, M.P., J.H. Sperry, and P.J. Weatherhead. Using automated radiotelemetry to quantify activity and movement patterns of snakes. Journal of Herpetology, Accepted.
Sperry, J.H., M.P. Ward, and P.J. Weatherhead. Effects of temperature, moon phase, and prey on nocturnal activity of ratsnakes: An automated telemetry study. Journal of Herpetology, Accepted.
P.J. Weatherhead, B. Blouin-Demers, and J.H. Sperry. 2012. Mortality patterns and the cost of reproduction in a northern population of ratsnakes, Elaphe obsoleta. Journal of Herpetology 46: 100-103. PDF
P.J. Weatherhead, J.H. Sperry, G.F. Carfagno, and G. Blouin-Demers. 2012. Latitudinal variation in thermal ecology of North American ratsnakes and its implications for the effects of climate warming on snakes. Journal of Thermal Biology 37: 273-281. PDF
Sperry, J.H. and P.J. Weatherhead. 2012. Individual and sex-based differences in behavior and ecology of ratsnakes in winter. Journal of Zoology 287: 142-149. PDF
Sperry, J.H., G. Blouin-Demers, G.L.F. Carfagno, and P.J. Weatherhead. 2010. Latitudinal variation in seasonal activity and mortality in ratsnakes (Elaphe obsoleta). Ecology 91: 1860-1866. PDF
Sperry, J.H. and P.J. Weatherhead. 2010. Ratsnakes and brushpiles: Intended and unintended consequences of improving habitat for wildlife? American Midland Naturalist 163: 311-317. PDF
Weatherhead, P.J., G.L.F. Carfagno, J.H. Sperry, J.D. Brawn, and S.K. Robinson. 2010. Linking snake behavior to nest predation in a Midwestern bird community. Ecological Applications 20: 234-241. PDF
Sperry, J.H., L.K. Butler, L.M. Romero, and P.J. Weatherhead. 2009. Effects of parasitic infection and radio-transmitters on condition, hematological characteristics and corticosterone concentrations in Texas ratsnakes. Journal of Zoology 278: 100-107. PDF
Sperry, J.H. and P.J. Weatherhead. 2009. Sex differences in behavior associated with sex-biased mortality in an oviparous snake species. Oikos 118: 627-633. PDF
Sperry, J.H., D.A. Cimprich, R.G. Peak, and P.J. Weatherhead. 2009. Is nest predation on two endangered bird species higher in habitats preferred by snakes? Ecoscience 16: 111-118. PDF
Sperry, J.H. and P.J. Weatherhead. 2009. Does prey availability determine seasonal patterns of habitat selection in Texas ratsnakes? Journal of Herpetology 43: 55-64. PDF
Sperry, J.H., R.G. Peak, D.A. Cimprich, and P.J. Weatherhead. 2008. Snake activity affects seasonal variation in nest predation risk for birds. Journal of Avian Biology 39: 379-383. PDF
Sperry, J.H. and P.J. Weatherhead. 2008. Prey-mediated effects of drought on condition and survival of a terrestrial snake. Ecology 89: 2770-2776. PDF
Sperry, J.H. and C.A. Taylor. 2008. Habitat use and seasonal activity patterns of the Great Plains ratsnake in central Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 53: 444-449. PDF
Sperry, J.H., T.L. George, and S. Zack. 2008. Ecological factors affecting response of Dark-eyed Juncos to prescribed burning. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120:131-138. PDF
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