Chapple DG,... Riley JL,... Tingley R, Meiri S. (2021) Conservation status of the world's skinks (Scincidae): Taxonomic and geographic patterns in extinction risk. Biological Conservation, 257: 109101
Riley JL, Baxter-Gilbert J, Whiting MJ. (2021) Social and spatial patterns of two Afromontane crag lizards (Pseudocordylus spp.) in the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa. Austral Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.13030
Baxter-Gilbert J, Baider C, Florens FBV, Hawlitschek O, Mohan AV, Mohanty NP, Wagener C, Webster KC, and Riley JL. (2021) Nocturnal foraging and activity by diurnal lizards: Six species of day geckos (Phelsuma spp.) using the night-light niche. Austral Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.13012
Baxter-Gilbert J, Riley JL, Wagener C, Mohanty NP, and Measey J. (2020) Shrinking before our isles: The rapid expression of insular dwarfism in two invasive populations of guttural toad (Sclerophrys gutturalis). Biology Letters, 16: 20200651.
Baxter-Gilbert J, Riley JL, Frère CH, and Whiting MJ. (2020) Shrinking into the big city: Influence of genetic and environmental factors on urban dragon lizard morphology and performance capacity. Urban Ecosystems, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-020-01065-4
Damas-Moreira I, Riley JL, Carretero MA, Harris DJ, and Whiting MJ. (2020) Getting ahead: Exploitative competition by an invasive lizard. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 74: 1-12.
Mehta D, Bediako Y, de Winde CM, Ebrahimi H, Fernández-Chiappe F, Ilangovan V, Paz Quezada C, Riley JL, Salami SM, Tay A, and Weissgerber T. 2020. Research Communication: Ways to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion. eLife, 9: e60438.
Riley JL, Hudson S, Frenette-Ling C, and Davy CM. 2020. All together now! Disentangling the mechanisms of hatchling synchrony in freshwater turtles. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 74: 58.
Weissgerber T, Bediako Y, de Winde CM, Ebrahimi H, Fernández-Chiappe F, Ilangovan V, Mehta D, Paz Quezada C, Riley JL, Salami SM, Sarabipour S, and Tay A. 2020. Mitigating the impact of conference and travel cancellations on researchers’ futures. eLife Sciences, doi: 10.7554/eLife.57032
Baxter-Gilbert J, Ocock J, Perez Martinez CA, and  Riley JL. 2020. Fejervarya cancrivora (Crab-eating Frog). Dunging. Herpetological Review, 51: 97-98.

Perez Martinez CA, Riley JL, and Whiting MJ. 2019. Uncovering the function of an enigmatic display: antipredator behaviour in the iconic Australian frillneck lizard. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, doi: 10.1093/biolinnean/blz176/5679583

Baxter-Gilbert J, and Riley JL. 2019. Leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis) road mortality and extralimital occurrence in Western Cape, South Africa. Biodiversity Observations, 10: 1-4.


Umbers KDL, Riley JL, Kelly M, Taylor-Dalton G, Lawrence JP, and Byrne P. 2019. Educating the enemy: harnessing learned avoidance behaviour in wild predators to increase survival of reintroduced Southern Corroboree Frogs. Conservation Science and Practice, doi: 10.1111/csp2.139

Paterson JE, Baxter-Gilbert JH, Beaudry F, Carstairs S, Chow-Fraser P, Edge CB, Lentini AM, Litzgus JD, Markle CE, McKeown K, Moore JA, Refsnider JM, Riley JL, Rouse JD, Seburn DC, Zimmerling JR, and Davy CM. 2019. Road avoidance and its energetic consequences for reptiles. Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.5515

Baxter-Gilbert JH, Riley JL, and Whiting MJ. 2019. Bold New World: Urbanization promotes an Innate Behavioural Trait in a Lizard. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 73: 105.

Baxter-Gilbert JH, Parsons J, Bostock C, and Riley JL. 2019. Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta) predation on an Augrabies flat lizard (Platysaurus broadleyi). The Herpetological Bulletin, 148: 37-38.

Baxter-Gilbert JH, and Riley JL. 2019. Platysaurus broadleyi (Augrabies Flat Lizard). Heterospecific coprophagy. Herpetological Review, 50: 376.

Riley JL, and Baxter-Gilbert JH. 2019. Cordylus macropholis (Large-Scaled Girdled Lizard). Avian Predation. Herpetological Review, 50: 371-372.

Damas-Moreria I, Riley JL, Harris DJ, and Whiting MJ. 2019. Can behaviour explain invasion success? A comparison between sympatric invasive and native reptiles. Animal Behaviour, 151: 195-202.

Valenzuela N, Literman R, Neuwald J, Mizoguchi B, Iverson JB, Riley JL, Litzgus JD. 2019. Extreme thermal fluctuations from climate change unexpectantly accelerate demographic collapse of vertebrates with temperature-dependent sex determination. Scientific Reports, 9: 4254.



Damas-Moreira I, Oliveira D, Santos JL, Riley JL, Harris DJ, and Whiting MJ. 2018. Learning from others: an invasive lizard uses social information from both conspecifics and heterospecifics. Biology Letters, 14: 20180532.  

Webster C, Massaro M, Michael DR, Riley JL, and Nimmo DG. 2018. Native reptiles alter their foraging in the presence of the olfactory cues of invasive mammalian predators. Royal Society Open Science, 5: 180136.

Baxter-Gilbert JH, Riley JL, Boyle S, Lesbarrères D, and Litzgus JD. 2018. Turning the threat into a solution: using roadways to identify mortality risks and species presence in turtles. Australian Journal of Zoology, doi: 10.1071/ZO17047

Goulet C, Goulet C, Michelangeli M, Chung M, Riley JL, Wong BBM, Thompson MB, and Chapple DG. 2018. Cognition and thermal physiology as components of the pace-of-life syndrome. Evolutionary Ecology, doi: 10.1007/s10682-018-9948-1

Noble DN, Stenhouse V, Riley JL, Warner DA, While GM, Du W-G, Uller T, and Schwanz LE. 2018. Towards a comprehensive database of thermal developmental plasticity in reptiles. Scientific Data, 5: 180138. 

Baxter-Gilbert JH, Riley JL, and Whiting MJ. 2018. Runner and fighters: clutch effect and body size drive innate anti predator behaviour in hatchling lizards. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 72: 97.

While GM, Noble DWA, Uller T, Warner D, Riley JL, Du WG, and Schwanz LE. 2018. Patterns of developmental plasticity in response to incubation temperature in reptiles. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology, doi: 10.1002/jez.2181

Whiting MJ, F Xu, Kar F, Riley JL, Bryne R, and Noble DWA. 2018. Evidence for social learning in a family living lizard. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6: 70.

Riley JL, Küchler A, Damasio T, Noble DWA, Bryne R, and Whiting MJ. 2018. Learning ability is unaffected by isolation rearing in a family-living lizard. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 72: 20.

Riley JL, Côme G, Fryns C, Mourier J, Leu ST, Noble DWA, Bryne R, and Whiting MJ. 2018. Isolation rearing does not constrain social plasticity in a family-living lizard. Behavioral Ecology, 29: 563-573.


Riley JL, Noble DWA, Bryne R, and Whiting MJ. 2017. Early social environment influence the behaviour of a family-living lizard. Royal Society Open Science, 4(5): 615-624.

Riley JL, Baxter-Gilbert JH, and Litzgus JD. 2017. A comparison of three external transmitter attachment methods for snakes. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 41(1): 132-139.

 Davy CM, Mastromonaco GF, Riley JL, Baxter-Gilbert JH, Mayberry HW, and Willis CKR. 2017. Conservation implications of physiological carry-over effects in bats recovering from white-nose syndrome. Conservation Biology, 31(3): 615-624.

Baxter-Gilbert JH, Riley JL, Boyle S, Lesbarrères D, and Litzgus JD. 2017. Turning the threat into a solution: Using roadways to survey cryptic species and to identify locations for conservation. Australian Journal of Zoology, doi: 10.1071/zo17047


Riley JL, Noble DWA, Bryne R, and Whiting MJ. 2016. Does social environment influence learning ability in a family-living lizards? Animal Cognition, 20(3): 449-458. 


Riley JL, Baxter-Gilbert JH, Guglielmo CG, and Litzgus JD. 2016. Scanning snakes to measure condition: a validation of quantitative magnetic resonance. Journal of Herpetology, 50(4): 627-632. 


Baxter-Gilbert J and Riley JL. 2015. Intellagama lesuerii lesuerii (Eastern Water Dragon) Trifid Tail. Herpetological Review, 46: 433-434.

Baxter-Gilbert JH, Riley JL, Neufeld C, Lesbarrères D, and Litzgus JD. 2015. Road mortality responsible for billions for pollinating insect deaths annually. Journal of Insect Conservation, 19(5): 1029-1035.

Baxter-Gilbert JH, Riley JL, Lesbarrères D, and Litzgus JD. 2015. Mitigating reptile road mortality: fence failures compromise ecopassage effectiveness. PLoS ONE, 10(3): e0120537.

Baxter-Gilbert J, Riley JL, Moldowan PD, and Litzgus JD. 2015. Sistrurus catenatus catenatus (Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake) and Nerodia sipedon sipedon (Northern Watersnake) Diet and Foreign Object. Herpetological Review, 46: 107. 


Riley JL, Freedberg S, and Litzgus JD. 2015. Incubation temperature in the wild influences hatchling phenotype of two freshwater turtles. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 16(5): 397-416.

Riley JL, Tattersall GJ, and Litzgus JD. 2014. Potential sources of intra-population variation in painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) hatchling overwintering strategy. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217(23): 4174-4183. 

Lovich JE, Ernst CH, Ernst EM, and Riley JL. 2014. A 21 year study of seasonal and interspecific variation of hatchling emergence in a Nearctic freshwater turtle community: to overwinter or not to overwinter? Herpetological Monographs, 28(1): 93-109. 


Baxter-Gilbert JH, Riley JL, Lesbarrères D, and Litzgus JD. 2014. A novel technique to measure chronic levels of corticosterone in turtles living around a major roadway. Conservation Physiology, 2(1): 1-9. 

Riley JL and Litzgus JD. Cues used by predators to detect freshwater turtle nests persist late into incubation. Canadian Field Naturalist, 128(2): 179-188.


Riley, JL and Litzgus JD. 2013. Evaluation of predator-exclusion cages used in turtle conservation: cost-analysis, and effects on nest environment and proxies of hatchling fitness. Wildlife Research, 40(6): 499-511.

Baxter-Gilbert J, Riley JL, and Litzgus JD. 2013. Plestiodon fasciatus (Five-lined Skink) Artificial Habitat Use. Herpetological Review, 44: 680-681.

Baxter-Gilbert J, Riley JL, and Litzgus JD. 2013. Sistrurus catenatus catenatus (Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake) Diet. Herpetological Review, 44: 526-527.

Baxter-Gilbert J, Riley JL, and Litzgus JD. 2013. Chrysemys picta marginata (Midland Painted Turtle) Avian Predation. Herpetological Review, 44: 302-303.

Baxter-Gilbert J, Riley JL, and Litzgus JD. 2013. Chrysemys picta marginata (Midland Painted Turtle) and Emydoidea blandingii (Blanding’s Turtle) Hatchling Mortality. Herpetological Review, 44: 303- 304.


Riley JL, Paterson JE, and Litzgus JD. 2012. Emydoidea blandingii (Blanding’s Turtle) Largest Clutch Size. Herpetological Review, 43: 326.


Riley JL, Keevil M, Moldowan P, and Litzgus JD. 2011. Emydoidea blandingii (Blanding’s Turtle) Record Egg Size. Herpetological Review, 42: 417-418.


Paterson J and Riley JL. 2010. Snake Road Illinois - Something to be Thankful for. Canadian Association of Herpetologists Bulletin, 18: 14-16.