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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:


20. Markle, C.E., Law, T., Freeman, H.C.A., Caverhill, B., Davy, C.M., Hathaway, J., McNeil, J., Moxley, J., 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, C.E., Sandler, N.A., Freeman, H.C., & J.M. 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, D.T., Markle, C.E., Harris, L.I., Moore, P.A., & J.M. 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, C.E., North, T.D., Harris, L.I., Moore, P.A., & J.M. 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, C.E., Moore, P.A., & J.M. 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, C.E., Wilkinson, S.L, & J.M. 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, C.E., Moore, P.A., & J.M. 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, C.E., Moore, P.A., & J.M. 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, 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., & C.M. Davy. (2019). Road avoidance and its energetic consequences for reptiles. Ecology and Evolution. 2019; 00:1-10. PDF

11. Piczak, M., Markle, C.E., & 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, P.A., Smolarz, A.G., Markle, C.E., & J.M. 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, C.E., Rutledge, J.M., & 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, A.G., Moore, P.A., Markle, C.E., & J.M. 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, C.E. & 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, C.E., Chow-Fraser, G.E., & 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, C.E., Gillingwater, S.D., 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, C.E. & 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, C.E. & 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, J.V., Markle, C.E., & 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, C.E. & 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, J.V., Markle, C.E., & 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, C.E. & 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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