Publications of Henry M. Wilbur


Wilbur, H. M. 1969. The breeding biology of Leach’s petrel, Oceanodroma leucorhoa. Auk 86(3):433-442.


Hairston, N. G., D. W. Tinkle and H. M. Wilbur.  1970. Natural selection and the parameters of population growth. Journal of Wildlife Management 34(4):681-690.


Tinkle, D. W., H. M. Wilbur and S. G. Tilley. 1970. Evolutionary strategies in lizard reproduction. Evolution 24(1):55-74.


Wilbur, H. M. 1971.  The ecological relationship of the salamander Ambystoma laterale to its all-female, gynogenetic associate.  Evolution 25(1):168-179.


Wilbur, H. M. 1972. Competition, predation, and the structure of the AmbystomaRana sylvatica community. Ecology 53(1):3-21.


Wilbur, H. M. and J. P. Collins. 1973. Ecological aspects of amphibian metamorphosis. Science 182:1305-1314.


Wilbur, H. M. 1974. Evolution of anuran life cycles. Science 185:377-378.


Wilbur, H. M. and J. M. Landwehr. 1974. The estimation of population size with equal and unequal risks of capture. Ecology 55(6):1339-1348.


Wilbur, H. M., D. W. Tinkle and J. P. Collins. 1974. Environmental certainty, trophic level, and resource availability in life history evolution. The American Naturalist 108(964):805-817.


Wilbur, H. M. 1975. The evolutionary and mathematical demography of the turtle Chrysemys picta. Ecology 56(1):64-77.


Wilbur, H. M. 1975. A growth model for the turtle Chrysemys picta. Copeia 1975(2):337-343.


Wilbur, H. M. 1976. Density-dependent aspects of metamorphosis in Ambystoma and Rana sylvatica. Ecology 57(6):1289-1296.


Wilbur, H. M. 1976. A sequential sampling procedure for identifying triploid salamanders. Copeia 1976(2): 391-392.


Wilbur, H. M. 1976. Life history evolution in seven milkweeds of the genus Asclepias. Journal of Ecology 64(2):223-240.



Wilbur, H. M. 1977. Propagule size, number, and dispersion pattern in Ambystoma and Asclepias. The American Naturalist 111(977):43-68.


Wilbur, H. M. 1977. Interactions of food level and population density in Rana sylvatica. Ecology 58(1):206-209.


Wilbur, H. M. 1977. Density-dependent aspects of growth and metamorphosis in Bufo americanus.  Ecology 58(1):196-200.


Wilbur, H. M., D. I. Rubenstein and L. Fairchild.1978. Sexual selection in toads: the roles of female choice and male body size.  Evolution 32(2):264-270.


Collins, J. P. and H. M. Wilbur.  1979. Breeding habits and habitats of the amphibians of the Edwin S. George Reserve, Michigan, with notes on the local distribution of fishes.  Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology of the University of Michigan 686:1-34.


Wilbur, H. M. 1979. Book Review. Views of Behavior. J. R. Krebs and N. B. Davies. Behavioural Ecology: An evolutionary approach. Sinauer. Sunderland, Massachusetts. Science 205:781.


Wilbur, H. M. and J. Travis 1979. Book review: Theory of Population Genetics and Evolutionary Ecology. J. Roughgarden. MacMillan, New York.  Evolution 34(5):1032-1033.


Wilbur, H. M. 1980. Complex life cycles. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 11:67-93.


Wilbur, H. M. 1981. Pocosin Fauna. Pp. 62-68 In Pocosin Wetlands: An Integrated Analysis of Coastal Plain Freshwater Bogs in North Carolina. C. J. Richardson (ed.) Hutchinson Ross, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.


Wilbur, H. M. 1981. Book Review: Statistical Ecology. Volumes 4-12. G. P. Patil (ed). International cooperative Publishing House. Fairland, Pennsylvania.   Ecology 62(6):1688-1689.


Wilbur, H. M. 1982. Competition between tadpoles of Hyla femoralis and Hyla gratiosa in laboratory experiments. Ecology 63(2):278-282.


Wilbur, H. M., P. J. Morin and R. N. Harris. 1983. Salamander predation and the structure of experimental communities: anuran responses. Ecology 64(6):1423-1429.


Morin, P. J., H. M. Wilbur, and R. N. Harris. 1983.  Salamander predation and the structure of experimental communities: responses of Notophthalmus and microcrustacea. Ecology 64(6):1430-1436.


Wilbur, H. M. and J. Travis. 1984. An experimental approach to understanding pattern in natural communities. P 113-122. In D. R. Strong, Jr., D. Simberloff, L. G. Able and A. B. Thistle (eds). Ecological Communities: Conceptual Issues and the Evidence. Princeton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey.


Wilbur, H. M. 1984. Complex Life Cycles and community organization in amphibians. Pages 195-224 in P. W. Price, C. N. Slobodchikoff, and W. S. Gaud, editors. A New Ecology: Novel Approaches to Interactive Systems. Wiley, New York, New York, USA.


Wilbur, H. M. 1985. Book Review: The Ecological Implications of Body Size. R. H. Peters. 1983.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge  and W. A. Calder III. 1984. Size, Function, and Life History.  Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ecology 68:1437-1452.


Alford, R. A. and H. M. Wilbur. 1985.  Priority effects in experimental pond communities: competition between Bufo and Rana.  Ecology 66(4):1097-1105.


Wilbur, H. M. and R. A. Alford. 1985. Priority effects in experimental pond communities: responses of Hyla to Bufo and Rana.  Ecology 66(4):1106-1114.


Wilbur, H. M. 1987. Regulation of structure in complex systems: experimental temporary pond communities. Ecology 68(5):1437-1452.


Wilbur, H. M. 1988. On getting a job. Pp. 63-76. In The Academics Handbook. Leigh DeNeef (ed.). Duke University Press, Durham, N. C. (Second Edition 1996).


Harris, R. N., R. A. Alford and H. M. Wilbur. 1988. Density and phenology of Notophthalmus viresdecens dorsalis in a natural pond. Herpetologica 44(2):234-242.


Semlitsch, R. D. and H. M. Wilbur. 1988. Effects of pond drying time on metamorphosis and survival in the salamander Ambystoma talpoideum. Copeia 1988(4):978-983. 


Wilbur, H. M. 1988. Interactions between growing predators and growing prey. Pages 157-172. In B. Ebenmann and L. Persson, editors. Interactions in size-structured populations: from individual behavior to ecosystem dynamics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany.


Wilbur, H. M. 1988. Escalating wars between salamanders. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 3(5):91-92.


Wilbur, H. M. 1988. Interphyletic competition between tadpoles and insects. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 3(11):287-288.


Dunham, A. E., P. J. Morin, and H. M. Wilbur. 1988. Methods for the study of reptile populations. Pp 331-386. In Biology of the Reptilia. Vol. 16: Ecology B. Defence and Life History. C. Gans and R. B. Huey (eds). Alan R. Liss, New York.


Wilbur, H. M. and P. J. Morin. 1988. Life history evolution in turtles. Pp. 387-439. In C. Gans and R. B. Huey (eds). Biology of the Reptilia. Vol. 16. Ecology B. Defence and Life History. Alan R. Liss, New York.


Resetarits, W. J., Jr. and H. M. Wilbur. 1989. Choice of oviposition site by Hyla chrysoscelis: role of predators and competitors. Ecology 70(1):220-228. 


Wilbur, H. M. 1989. In defense of tanks. Herpetologica 45(1):122-123.


Fauth, J. E., W. J. Resetarits, Jr. and H. M. Wilbur. 1990.  Interactions between larval salamanders: a case of competitive equality.  Oikos 58(1):91-99.


Harris, R. N., R. D. Semlitsch, H. M. Wilbur, and J. E. Fauth. 1990. Local variation in the genetic basis of paedomorphosis in the salamander Ambystoma talpoideum. Evolution 44(6):1588-1603.


Pearman, P. B. and H. M. Wilbur. 1990. Changes in population dynamics resulting from oviposition in a subdivided habitat. The American Naturalist 135(5):708-723.


Semlitsch, R. D., R. N. Harris and H. M. Wilbur. 1990. Paedomorphosis in Ambystoma talpoideum: maintenance of population variation and alternative life history pathways. Evolution 44(6):1604-1613.


Wilbur, H. M. 1990. Prescriptions for ecology. Book Review of N. G. Hairston. Ecological Experiments: Purpose design, and execution. Science


Wilbur, H. M. 1990. Coping with chaos: toads in ephemeral ponds. Trends in Ecology and Systematics. 5:37-39.


Wilbur, H. M. and J. E. Fauth. 1990. Experimental aquatic food webs: interactions between two predators and two prey. The American Naturalist 135(2):176-204.


Wilbur, H. M. and R. D.  Semlitsch. 1990. Ecological consequences of tail injury in Rana tadpoles. Copeia 1990:18-24.


Vitt, L.J., Caldwell, J.P., Wilbur, H. M. and Smith, D. C. 1990. Amphibians as harbingers of Decay. BioScience 40:418-418.


Resetarits, W. J. Jr. and H. M. Wilbur. 1991. Calling site choice by Hyla chrysoscelis: effects of predators, competitors, and oviposition sites. Ecology 72(3):778-786.


Leibold, M. A. and H. M. Wilbur. 1992. Interaction between food-web structure and nutrients on pond organisms. Nature 360:341-343.


Cohen, J. E., R. A. Beaver, S. H. Cousins, D. L. DeAngelis, L. Goldwasser, K. L. Heong, R. D. Holt, A. J. Kohn, J. H. Lawton, N. Martinez, R. O’Malley, L. M. Paige, B. C. Patten, S. L. Pimm, G. A. Polis, M. Rejmánek, T. W. Schoener, K. Schoenly, W. G. Sprules, J. M. Teal, R. E. Ulanowicz, P. H. Warren, H. M. Wilbur, and P. Yodzis. 1993.  Improving food webs. Ecology 74(1):252-258.


Pechmann, J. H. K. and H. M. Wilbur. 1994. Putting declining amphibian populations in perspective: natural fluctuations and human impacts. Herpetologica 50(1):65-84.


Ng, M. Y. and H. M. Wilbur. 1995. The cost of brooding in Plethodon cinereus. Herpetologica 51(1):1-8.


Wilbur. H. M. 1996. Multistage life cycles. Pages 75-108. In O. E. Rhodes, Jr., R. K. Chesser, and M. H. Smith, editors. Population Dynamics in Ecological Space and Time. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois.


Wilbur, H. M. 1996. Book Review: Marine Rocky Shores and Community Ecology: An Experimentalist’s Perspective. Excellence in Ecology, Vol. 4. Robert T. Paine. 152 pp. Ecology Institute.  1994.     American Scientist 84:298-299.


Wilbur, H. M. 1997. Experimental ecology of food webs: Complex systems in temporary ponds. Ecology 78(8):2279-2302. (MacArthur Award Paper)


Wilbur, H. M. 1998. The 1996 Sewall Wright Award: Robert T. Paine . AMERICAN NATURALIST. 151:U1-U2


Jaeger, Robert G., Caitlin R. Gabor  and H. M. Wilbur. 1998. An assemblage of salamanders in the Southern Appalachian Mountains: Competitive and predatory behavior. Behaviour 135(6):795-821.


Kareiva, P., S. Adelman, D. Doak, B. Elderd, M. Groom, J. Hoekstra, L. Hood, F. James, J. Lamoreaux, G. LeBuhn, C. McColloch, J. Regatz, L. Savage, M. Ruckelshaus, D. Skelly, H. M. Wilbur, K. Zamudio, and NCEAS HCP working Group. 1998. Using science in habitat conservation plans. National Center for ecological Analysis and Synthesis and American Institute of Biological Sciences. 82 pp.


Wilbur, H. M. 1998. Herpetological research at Mountain Lake Biological Station. Herpetologica  54(supplement) S30-S34.


Rissler, L. J., A. Barber and H. M. Wilbur.  Spatial and behavioral interactions between a native and introduced salamander species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 48:61.


Grover, M. C. and H. M. Wilbur. 2002. The ecology of ecotones: Interactions between salamanders on a complex environmental gradient.. Ecology 83(8):2112-2123.


Newman, T. J., J. Antonovics and H. M. Wilbur. 2002. Population dynamics with a refuge: fractal basins and the suppression of chaos. Theoretical Population Biology 62(2): 121-128.


Stillwell, K.L., D. R. Taylor and H. M. Wilbur. 2003. Heterozygote advantage in the American chestnut, Castanea dentata (Fagaceae). American Journal of Botany. 2003:90:207-213.