Brownstein, C.D., D. Kim, O.D. Orr, G.M. Hogue, B.H. Tracy, M.W. Pugh, R. Singer, C. Myles-McBurney, J. M. Mollish, J.W. Simmons, S.R. David, G. Watkins-Colwell, E.A. Hoffman, and T.J. Near. 2022. Hidden species diversity in an iconic living fossil vertebrate. Biology Letters [PDF]

Dean, E., A. Cooper, L. Wang, W. Daniel, S.R. David, K. Gido, E. Hale, T. Haxton, W. Kelso, N. Leonard, C. Lido, J. Margraf, M. Porter, C. Pennock, D. Propst, J. Ross, M. Staudinger, G. Whelan, D. Infante. 2022. The North American Freshwater Migratory Fish Database (NOMAD): Characterizing the migratory life histories of freshwater fishes of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Journal of Biogeography 49: 1193-1203. [PDF]

Fredrickson, A., G. Rieucau, Q. Fontenot, A. Lackmann, and S.R. David. 2021. Non-lethal fin clip model validation for stable isotope analysis of Spotted and Alligator Gar. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 151: 72-80. [PDF]

Rypel, A.L., P. Saffarinia, C.C. Vaughn, L. Nesper, K. O’Reilly, C.A. Parisek, M.L. Miller, P.B. Moyle, N.A. Fangue, M. Bell-Tilcock, D. Ayers, S.R. David. 2021. Goodbye to “rough fish”: paradigm shift in the conservation of native fishes. Fisheries 46: 605-616. [PDF]

Thompson, A.W., M.B. Hawkins, E. Parey, D.J. Wcisel, T. Ota, K. Kawasaki, E. Funk, M. Losilla, O.E. Fitch, Q. Pan, R. Feron, A. Louis, J. Montfort, M. Milhes, B.L. Racicot, K.L. Childs, Q. Fontenot, A. Ferrara, S.R. David, A.R. McCune, A. Dornburg, J.A. Yoder, Y. Guiguen, H.R. Crollius, C. Berthelot, M.P. Harris, and I. Braasch. 2021. The bowfin genome illuminates the developmental evolution of ray-finned fishes. Nature Genetics 53: 1373–1384. [PDF]

Cottrell, A., S.R. David, and P.S. Forsythe. 2021. Production and outmigration of young-of-year northern pike Esox lucius from natural and modified waterways connected to Lower Green Bay, Wisconsin. Journal of Fish Biology 99: 364-372. [PDF]

Smith, N.G., D.J. Daugherty, E.L. Brinkman, M.G. Wegener, B.R. Kreiser, A.M. Ferrara, K.D. Kimmel, and S.R. David. 2019. Advances in conservation and management of the Alligator Gar: a synthesis of current knowledge and introduction to a special section. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 40: 527-543. [PDF]

Hollister, R., J. Hollister, S.R. David, and D.A. Steen. 2018. Crotalus oreganus (Western Rattlesnake) Predation. Herpetological Review 49: 751. [PDF]

David, S.R., S.M. King, and J.A. Stein. 2018. Introduction to a special section: Angling for Dinosaurs – Status and future study of the ecology, conservation, and management of ancient fishes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 147: 623-625. [PDF]

Claussen, J., S.R. David, K. O’Reilly, E. Henry, N. Sopinka. 2018. #Welcome: Introducing the Science Communication Section. Fisheries 43: 121-122. [PDF]

Loh, T.L., E.R. Larson, S.R. David, L.S. de Souza, R. Gericke, M. Gryzbek, A.S. Kough, P.W. Willink, C.R. Knapp. 2017. Quantifying the contribution of zoos and aquariums to peer-reviewed scientific research. FACETS 3: 287-299. [PDF]

David, S.R. and J.J. Wright. 2017. Genetic variation and biogeography of the Spotted Gar Lepisosteus oculatus from core and peripheral populations. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22772 [PDF]

King, S.M., S.R. David, J.A. Stein. 2017. Precision and utility of hard structures used to age Longnose, Shortnose, and Spotted Gars. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 147: 626-638. [PDF]

Bronte, C.R., D.B. Bunnell, S.R. David, R. Gordon, D. Gorsky, M.J. Millard, J. Read, R.A. Stein, and L. Vaccaro. 2017. Report from the Workshop on Coregonine Restoration Science: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1081, 23 p.,

Farley, N.J., A.A. Vasquez, R.S. Kik IV, S.R. David, A.S. Katailiha, J.L. Ram. 2017. Primer designs for identification and eDNA detection of gars (Lepisosteidae). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 147: 687-695. [PDF]

Rypel, A.L., and S.R. David. 2017. Pattern and scale in latitude-production relationships for freshwater fishes. Ecosphere. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1660. [PDF]

David, S.R., R.S. Kik IV, J.S. Diana, E.S. Rutherford, and M.J Wiley. 2015. Evidence of countergradient variation in growth of Spotted Gar Lepisosteus oculatus from core and peripheral populations. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144: 837-850. [PDF]

Madenjian, C.P., R.R. Rediske, J.P. O’Keefe, and S.R. David. 2014. Laboratory estimation of net trophic transfer efficiencies of PCB congeners to lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) from its prey. Journal of Visualized Experiments. DOI:  10.3791/51496.

Madenjian, C.P., S.R. David, R.R. Rediske, and J.P. O’Keefe. 2012. Net trophic transfer efficiencies of polychlorinated biphenyl congeners to lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) from its prey.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31: 2821-2827. [PDF]

Wright, J.J., S.R. David, and T.J. Near. 2012. Gene trees, species trees, and morphology converge on a similar phylogeny of living gars (Actinopterygii: Holostei: Lepisosteidae), an ancient clade of ray-finned fishes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 848-856. [PDF]

Madenjian, C.P., S.R. David, and D.P. Krabbenhoft. 2012. Trophic transfer efficiency of methylmercury and inorganic mercury to lake trout Salvelinus namaycush from its prey. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 63:  262-269. [PDF]

Kwon, S.Y., J.D. Blum, M.J. Carvan, N. Basu, J.A. Head, C.P. Madenjian, and S.R. David. 2012. Absence of fractionation of mercury isotopes during trophic transfer of methylmercury to freshwater fish in captivity. Environmental Science and Technology 46:  7527-7534. [PDF]

Madenjian, C.P., S.R. David, and S.A. Pothoven. 2012. Effects of activity and energy budget balancing algorithm on laboratory performance of a fish bioenergetics model. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:  1328-1337. [PDF]

David, S.R. 2011. [Review of] An empirical synthetic pattern study of gars (Lepisosteiformes) and closely related species, based mostly on skeletal anatomy. The resurrection of holostei. Grande, L. Copeia 4: 612-613. [PDF]

Bunnell, D.B., S.R. David, and C.P. Madenjian. 2009. A decline in bloater fecundity between 1981 and 2006: the role of adult condition. Journal of Great Lakes Research 35: 45-49. [PDF]

Manuscripts In Preparation

Baetz, A., D.C. Sallmann, K.R. Ellis, K. Gray, Q. Fontenot, S.R. David. [In Preparation]. Evidence of Alligator Gar feeding on zooplankton in a restored marsh.

David, S.R., R.S. Kik IV, A.M. Ferrara, W.R. Glass, J.M. Roos, J.S. Diana, and M.J. Wiley. [In Preparation]. Variation in life history patterns of the Spotted Gar Lepisosteus oculatus from core and peripheral populations.

Popular Media Articles

David, S.R. 2021. Dino Fish: Sturgeons. Ranger Rick Magazine. Nov 2021: 20-25

David, S.R. 2020. The Gar Guy. Ranger Rick Magazine. Feb 2020: 28-32.

David, S.R. 2019. Gars in the Wild and in the Aquarium. Tropical Fish Hobbyist 68: 64-70.

David, S.R. 2005. The Elusive tropical gar. Tropical Fish Hobbyist 54: 84-92. [PDF]

David, S.R. 2000. “Anguilla rostrata” (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Available at Anguilla rostrata – Animal Diversity Web.

Biological Photography (Fish Identification)

David, S.R. 2016. Spotted gar. In D. Parichy, author. The gar is a fish…is a bird…is a mammal? Nature Genetics 48: 344-345.

David, S.R. 2011. Spotted gar (cover). In A. Amores, J. Catchen, A. Ferrara, Q. Fontenot, and J.H. Postlethwait, authors. Genome evolution and meiotic maps by massively parallel DNA sequencing: spotted gar, an outgroup for the teleost genome duplication. Genetics 188: 799-808.

David, S.R. 2010. Spotted gar, longnose gar. In L.D. Corkum, author. Fishes of Essex County and surrounding waters. Essex County Field Naturalists’ Club. Windsor.

David, S.R. 2009. Spotted gar, Florida gar, bowfin. In E. Holm, N. Mandrak, and M. Burridge, authors. The Royal Ontario Museum Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Ontario. Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto.

David, S.R. 2007. Rope fish series. In P. Purser, author. Understanding the reedfish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus). Tropical Fish Hobbyist 55: 118-125.

David, S.R. 2007. Australian lungfish, Polypterus endlicheri congicus, crocodile gar, alligator gar, bowfin, African lungfish. In A. Kwasniak, author. Ancient fishes: how have they survived? Nasze Akwarium (Poland) 85: 5-12.

David, S.R. 2007. South American lungfish series. In J. Topfer, author. Sir John Graham Kerr and the South American lungfish (Lepidosiren paradoxa). Der Makropode (Germany) 29: 5-24.

David, S.R. 2006. South American lungfish. In D. Rojat and J. Perol, editors. Fishes with lungs? Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre. Editions Nathan, Paris.

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