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. DOI:

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. DOI:

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]

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

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

Manuscripts In Review

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. [In Review]. Quantifying the contribution of zoos and aquariums to conservation knowledge through scientific publications.

Manuscripts In Preparation

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.

David, S.R., and E.S. Rutherford. [In Preparation]. The Influence of physical habitat factors on a near-shore fish community in the lower Muskegon River, MI.

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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