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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:


22. North TD, Moore PA, Birch WS, Markle CE, Freeman HCA, Furukawa AK, Hudson DT, Wilkinson SL, & JM Waddington. (2023). iWetland: A community science platform for monitoring wetland water levels. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice 8(1):1-15.


21. Markle CE, Gage HJM, Tekatch AM, Wilkinson SL, & JM Waddington. (2022). Wetland successional state affects fire severity in a boreal shield landscape. Wetlands 42:87. Link to paper.


20. Markle CE, Law T, Freeman HCA, Caverhill B, Davy CM, Hathaway J, McNeil J, Moxley KJ, Richer S & P Chow-Fraser. (2021). Using the Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) plastron as a ‘fingerprint’: Photo identification of an endangered species. Canadian Wildlife Biology and Management. Open Access link to paper.

19. Markle CE, Sandler NA, Freeman HC, & JM Waddington. (2021). Multi-scale assessment of rock barrens turtle nesting habitat: Effects of moisture and temperature on hatch success. Ichthyology and Herpetology 109: 507-521. doi: 10.1643/h2020125. Open Access link to paper.


18. Hudson DT, Markle CE, Harris LI, Moore PA, & JM Waddington. (2020). Ecohydrological controls on lichen and moss CO2 exchange in rock barrens turtle nesting habitat. Ecohydrology. doi: 10.1002/eco/2255. Open Access link to paper.

17. Markle CE, North TD, Harris LI, Moore PA, & JM Waddington. (2020). Spatial heterogeneity of surface topography in peatlands: assessing overwintering habitat availability for the eastern massasauga rattlesnake. Wetlands 40(6): 2337-2349. doi: 10.1007/s13157-020-01378-2. Link to paper.

16. Wilkinson S, Tekatch A, Markle CE, Moore PA, & JM Waddington. (2020). Shallow peat is most vulnerable to high peat burn severity during wildfire. Environmental Research Letters. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aba7e8. Link to paper.

15. Markle CE, Wilkinson SL & JM Waddington. (2020). Initial effects of wildfire on freshwater turtle nesting habitat. Journal of Wildlife Management. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21921. Link to paper.

14. Markle CE, Moore PA, & JM Waddington. (2020). Primary drivers of reptile overwintering habitat suitability: Integrating wetland ecohydrology and spatial complexity. BioScience. doi: 10.1093.biosci/biaa059. Link to paper.

13. Markle CE, Moore PA, & JM Waddington. (2020). Temporal variability of overwintering conditions for a species-at-risk snake: Implications for climate change and habitat management. Global Ecology and Conservation. 22: e00923. Open Access link to paper.


12. Paterson JE, Baxter-Gilbert J, 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, & CM Davy. (2019). Road avoidance and its energetic consequences for reptiles. Ecology and Evolution. 2019; 00:1-10. PDF

11. Piczak M, Markle CE, & P Chow-Fraser. (2019). Decades of road mortality cause severe decline in a common snapping turtle population. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 18(2):231-240. Link to paper.

10. Moore PA, Smolarz AG, Markle CE, & JM Waddington. (2019). Hydrological and thermal properties of moss and lichen species on rock barrens: Implications for turtle nesting habitat. Ecohydrology 12(2):e2057. doi:10.1002/eco.2057. Link to paper.


9. Markle CE, Rutledge JM, & P Chow-Fraser. (2018). Factors affecting coastal wetland occupancy for Eastern Musk Turtles (Sternotherus odoratus) in Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. Herpetologica 74 (3): 236-244. PDF

8. Smolarz AG, Moore PA, Markle CE, & JM Waddington. (2018). Identifying resilient eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) peatland hummock hibernacula. Canadian Journal of Zoology 96 (9): 1024-1031. doi 10.1139/cjz-2017-0334. Link to paper

7. Markle CE & P Chow-Fraser. (2018). Effects of European Common Reed on Blanding’s Turtle Spatial Ecology. Journal of Wildlife Management. doi 10.1002/jwmg.21 435 PDF

6. Markle CE, Chow-Fraser GE, & P Chow-Fraser. (2018). Long-term habitat changes in a protected area: Implications for herpetofauna habitat management and restoration. PLoS One 13(2):e0192134.  PDF    Supplementary: Table S1


5. Markle CE, Gillingwater, SD, Levick R, & P Chow-Fraser. (2017). The true cost of partial fencing: Evaluating strategies to reduce reptile road mortality. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41(2):342–350.   PDF    Supplementary: Tables S1-S5

4. Markle CE & P Chow-Fraser. (2017). Thermal characteristics of overwintering sites for the Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) across three study areas in Ontario, Canada. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 12:241–251. Open Access link to paper.


3. Markle CE & P Chow-Fraser. (2016). An integrative approach to regional mapping of suitable habitat for the Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) on islands in Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. Global Ecology and Conservation. 6(2016): 219–231. PDF

2. Marcaccio JV, Markle CE, & P Chow-Fraser. (2016). Use of fixed-wing and multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles to map dynamic changes in a freshwater marsh. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems. 4(3): 193–202. PDF


1. Markle CE & P Chow-Fraser. (2014). Habitat selection by the Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) on a protected island in Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 13(2): 216–226. Link to paper.

Peer-Reviewed Proceedings:

  1. Marcaccio JV, Markle CE, & P Chow-Fraser. (2015). Unmanned aerial vehicles produce high-resolution, seasonally-relevant imagery for classifying wetland vegetation. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XL-1/W4, 2015, International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics, 30 Aug – 02 Sep 2015, Toronto, Canada, pages 249–256. doi: 10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W4-249-2015. (peer-reviewed).

Book Chapters:

1. Markle CE & P Chow-Fraser. (2017). “Georgian Bay, Lake Huron: Freshwater turtles and their wetland habitat in a changing landscape”. In E. Freedman & M. Neuzil (Eds.), Biodiversity, Conservation, and Environmental Management in the Great Lakes Basin. New York, USA: Routledge.

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