Journal articles:


12. Paterson, J.E., Baxter-Gilbert, J., Beaudry, F., Carstairs, S., Chow-Fraser, P.,  Edge, C.B., Lentini, A.M., Litzgus, J.D., Markle, C.E., McKeown, K., Moore, J.A., Refsnider, J.M., Riley, J.L., Rouse, J.D., Seburn, D.C., Zimmerling, J.R., & Davy, C.M. (2019). Road avoidance and its energetic consequences for reptiles. Ecology and Evolution. 2019; 00:1-10. PDF

11. Piczak, M., Markle, C.E., & Chow-Fraser, P. (2019). Decades of road mortality cause severe decline in a common snapping turtle population. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. Accepted.


10. Moore, P. A., Smolarz, A. G., Markle, C. E., & Waddington, J. M. (2018). Hydrological and thermal properties of moss and lichen species on rock barrens: Implications for turtle nesting habitat. Ecohydrology. 10.1002/eco.2057.

9. Markle, C. E., Rutledge, J. M., & Chow-Fraser, P. (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, A. G., Moore, P. A., Markle, C. E., & Waddington, J. M. (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, C.E. & Chow-Fraser, P. (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, C.E., Chow-Fraser, G.E., & Chow-Fraser, P. (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, C.E., Gillingwater, S.D., Levick, R., & Chow-Fraser, P. (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, C.E. & Chow-Fraser, P. (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.


3. Markle, C.E. & Chow-Fraser, P. (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, J.V., Markle, C.E., & Chow-Fraser, P. (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, C.E. & Chow-Fraser, P. (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

Peer-Reviewed Proceedings:

  1. Marcaccio, J.V., Markle, C.E., & Chow-Fraser, P. (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, C.E. & Chow-Fraser, P. (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.