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  • De la Sancha, N.U., R. Maestri, S.J. Presley, and C.L. Higgins. [in prep]. Spatial patterns of functional and phylogenetic diversity along a highly fragmented forest gradient: evidence from small mammals in the Atlantic Forest. Diversity and Distributions.
  • Telgenhoff, G.*, M.J. Stearns, C.L. Higgins, J. Breeden, and P. Sudman. [in review]. Retrospective analysis of factors affecting reproductive success of captive cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Zoo Biology 
  • Presley, S.J., L.M. Cisneros, C.L. Higgins, B.T. Klingbeil, S.M. Scheiner, and M.R. Willig. 2017. Phylogenetic and functional underdispersion in Neotropical phyllostomid bat communities. Biotropica - accepted
  • Grimshaw, J.R.* and C.L. Higgins. 2017. Environmental correlates of phylogenetic structure in Mexican bat communities. Journal of Mammalogy - accepted.
  • Lingbeek, B.J.*, C.L. Higgins, J.P. Muir, D.H. Kattes, and T.W. Schwertner. 2017. Arthropod diversity and assemblage structure response to deforestation and desertification in the Sahel of western Senegal. Global Ecology and Conservation 11:165-176. [pdf]
  • Ruehle, B.P.*, K.K. Herrmann, and C.L. Higgins. 2017.  Helminth parasite assemblages in two cyprinids with different life history strategies. Aquatic Ecology 51:247-256. [pdf]
  • Medina Torres, K.M.* and C.L. Higgins. 2016. Taxonomic and functional organization in metacommunity structure of stream-fish assemblages among and within river basins in Texas. Aquatic Ecology 50:247-259. [pdf]
  • Price, C.J.*, C.L. Higgins, K.K. Herrmann, and D.H. Kattes. 2015.  Spatiotemporal variation in the distribution of spinose ear ticks (Otobius megnini) within animal shelters at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.  The Southwestern Naturalist 60:224-230. [pdf]
  • Higgins, C.L., A.R. Love-Snyder*, W.W. Wiegreffe*, and R.S. Pfau. 2015. Lack of hybridization between red and blacktail shiner (Cyprinella lutrensis and C. venusta) in two Texas rivers, but evidence of introgression among three lineages of the C. lutrensis species group. Copeia 103:272-280. [pdf]
  • López-González, C., S.J Presley, A. Lozano, R.D. Stevens, and C.L. Higgins.  2015. Ecological biogeography of Mexican bats: the relative contributions of habitat heterogeneity, beta diversity, and environmental gradients to species richness and composition patterns.  Ecography 38:261-272. [pdf]  
  • De la Sancha, N.U., C.L. Higgins, S.J. Presley, and R.E. Strauss.  2014.  Metacommunity structure in a highly fragmented forest: has deforestation in the Atlantic Forest altered historic biogeographic patterns?  Diversity and Distributions 20:1058-1070. [pdf]
  • Lange, J.R.*, R.M. Harp, J.M. Cadle, R.S. Tarpley, C.L. Higgins, and B.D. Lambert.  2014.  Lunar influence on post-castration performance of baby piglets.  The Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources 27:1-12.  [pdf]
  • Erős, T., P. Takács, P. Sály, C.L. Higgins, P. Bíró, and D. Schmera.  2014.  Quantifying temporal variability in the metacommunity structure of stream fishes: the influence of non-native species and environmental drivers.  Hydrobiologia 722:31-43. [pdf]
  • Munz, J.T.* and C.L. Higgins. 2013. The influence of discharge, photoperiod, and temperature on the reproductive ecology of cyprinids in the Paluxy River, Texas. Aquatic Ecology 47:67-74. [pdf]
  • Lopez-Gonzalez, C., S.J. Presley, A. Lozano, R.D. Stevens, and C.L. Higgins. 2012. Metacommunity structure of Mexican bats: a test of metacommunity paradigms in an area of high geographic and environmental complexity. Journal of Biogeography 39:177-192. [pdf]
  • Willig, M.R., S.J. Presley, C.P. Bloch, I. Castro-Arellano, L. Cisneros, C.L. Higgins, and B.T. Klingbeil. 2011. Tropical metacommunities and elevational gradients: disentangling effects of forest type from other elevational factors. Oikos 120:1497-1508. [pdf]
  • Presley, S.J., M.R. Willig, C.P. Bloch, I. Castro-Arellano, C.L. Higgins, and B.T. Klingbeil. 2011. A complex metacommunity structure for gastropods along an elevational gradient: axes of specialization and environmental variation. Biotropica 43:480-488. [pdf]
  • Presley, S.J., C.L. Higgins, and M.R. Willig. 2010. Toward a comprehensive framework for the evaluation of metacommunity structure. Oikos 119: 908-917. [pdf]
  • Higgins, C.L. 2010. Patterns of functional and taxonomic organization of stream fishes: inferences based on α, β, and γ diversities. Ecography 33: 678-687. [pdf]
  • Higgins, C.L. 2009. Spatiotemporal variation in functional and taxonomic organization of stream-fish assemblages in central Texas. Aquatic Ecology 43: 1133-1141. [pdf]
  • Presley, S.J., C.L. Higgins, C. Lopez-Gonzalez, and R.D. Stevens. 2009. Elements of metacommunity structure of Paraguayan bats: multiple gradients require analysis of multiple axes. Oecologia 160:781-793. [pdf]
  • Higgins, C.L. and R.E. Strauss. 2008. Modeling stream-fish assemblages with niche apportionment models: patterns, processes, and scale dependence. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:696-706. [pdf]
  • Willig, M.R., C.P. Bloch, N. Brokaw, C.L. Higgins, J. Thompson, and C.R. Zimmermann. 2007. Cross-scale responses of biodiversity to hurricane and anthropogenic disturbance in a tropical forest. Ecosystems 10:824-838. [pdf]
  • Bloch, C.P., C.L. Higgins, and M.R. Willig. 2007. Effects of large-scale disturbance on community structure: temporal trends in nestedness. Oikos 116:395-406. [pdf]
  • Higgins, C.L., M.R. Willig, and R.E. Strauss. 2006. The role of stochastic processes in producing nested patterns of species distributions. Oikos 114:159-167. [pdf]
  • Chizinski, C.J., C.L. Higgins, C.E. Shavlik, K.L. Pope. 2006. Multiple hypotheses testing of fish incidence patterns in an urbanized ecosystem. Aquatic Ecology 40:97-109. [pdf]
  • Higgins, C.L., and G.R. Wilde. 2005. The role of salinity in structuring fish assemblages in a prairie stream system. Hydrobiologia 549:197-203. [pdf]
  • Smith, C.D., C.L. Higgins, G.R. Wilde, and R.E. Strauss. 2005. Development of a morphological index of the nutritional status of juvenile largemouth bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:120-125. [pdf]
  • Higgins, C.L. and R.E. Strauss. 2004. Discrimination and classification of search paths produced by different search-tactic models. Behavioral Ecology 15:248-254.  [pdf]