Raymond A. Saumure

 

Education

 

McGill University
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Montréal, Québec, Canada

 

            Ph.D.          Wildlife Biology (2004) 

            Dissertation:  Spatial Ecology and Conservation of the North American Wood Turtle

                                      (Glyptemys insculpta) in a Fragmented Agri-Forest Landscape.
                                                           
            Publications:  Saumure, R.A., R.D. Titman, and T.B. Herman. 2007. Effects of haying and

                                      agricultural practices on a declining species: the North American Wood

                                      Turtle, Glyptemys insculpta. Biological Conservation 135:581–591.  [PDF]

                                                                                                                               

                                      Saumure, R.A., T.B. Herman, and R.D. Titman. 2010. Effects of patch size

                                      and habitat structure on the movements of Glyptemys insculpta.                                       Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5:403–413.  [PDF]

 

                               
            M.Sc.          Wildlife Biology (1997)

            Thesis:  Growth, Mutilation, and Age Structure of Two Populations of Wood Turtles

                            (Clemmys insculpta) in Southern Québec.
                                               
            Publication:  Saumure, R.A., and J.R. Bider. 1998. Impact of agricultural development on

                                    a population of Wood Turtles (Clemmys insculpta) in southern Québec,

                                    Canada. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:37–45.  [PDF]

 

 

University of Guelph
College of Biological Science
Department of Integrative Biology

Guelph, Ontario, Canada      


            B.Sc.                Biology (1993)

 

 

 

Publications

Recent Publications

 

Steen, D.A., J.P. Gibbs, K.A. Buhlmann, J.L. Carr, B.W. Compton, J.D. Congdon, J.S. Doody, J.C. Godwin, K.L. Holcomb, D.R. Jackson, F.J. Janzen, G. Johnson, M.T. Jones, J.T. Lamer, T.A. Langen, M.V. Plummer, J.W. Rowe, R.A. Saumure, J.K. Tucker, and D.S. Wilson. 2012. Terrestrial habitat requirements of nesting freshwater turtles. Biological Conservation 150:121–128.

 

Hekkala, E.R., R.A. Saumure, J.R. Jaeger, H.-W. Herrmann, M. Sredl, M. Culver, D. Bradford, D. Drabeck, and M.J. Blum. 2011. Resurrecting an extinct species: Archival DNA, taxonomy, and conservation of the Vegas Valley Leopard Frog. Conservation Genetics 12:1379-1385.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A., T.B. Herman, and R.D. Titman. 2010. Effects of patch size and habitat structure on the movements of Glyptemys insculpta. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5:403–413.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A. 2010. Herpetological Conservation and Biology: Metamorphosis. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5:i.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A. 2010. Rapport sur la situation de la Tortue Musquée (Sternotherus odoratus) au Québec. Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune

du Québec, Faune Québec. [French]  [PDF]

 

Grogan, W.L., Jr., R.A. Saumure, J. Maceachern, L. Allen, and M.D. Pulsifer. 2009. Glyptemys insculpta (Wood Turtle). Ectoparasites. Herpetological Review 40:333–334.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A. 2009. Herpetological Conservation and Biology: Milestones. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 4:i–ii.  [PDF]


Saumure, R.A. 2008. Book Review: Biology of Turtles. Herpetological Bulletin 106:42–44. Rhodin, A.G.J., P.C.H. Pritchard, P.P. van Dijk, R.A. Saumure, K.A. Buhlmann, and J.B. Iverson (Eds.). 2008. The Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises. Chelonian Research Monographs 5.  [PDF]

 

Walde, A.D., and R.A. Saumure. 2008. Glyptemys insculpta (Wood Turtle). Maximum Clutch Size. Herpetological Review 39:82.  [PDF]

 

Walde, A.D., P.J. Baker, and R.A. Saumure. 2008. Glyptemys insculpta (Wood Turtle). Hatchling Behavior. Herpetological Review 39:81–82.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A. 2007. Herpetological Conservation and Biology: A successful first year. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 2:i–iii.  [PDF]

 

Walde, A.D., J.R. Bider, D. Masse, R.A. Saumure, and R.D. Titman. 2007. Nesting ecology and hatching success of the Wood Turtle, Glyptemys insculpta, in Québec. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 2:49–60.  [PDF]   

    

Saumure, R.A., R.D. Titman, and T.B. Herman. 2007. Effects of haying and agricultural practices on a declining species: the North American Wood Turtle, Glyptemys insculpta. Biological Conservation 135: 581–591.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A. 2007. Actinemys marmorata. Pp. 227 In Ecology, Conservation and Status of Reptiles in Canada. Seburn, C.N.L., and C.A. Bishop (Eds.).

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Herpetological Conservation 2.  [PDF]

Saumure, R.A., A.D. Walde, and T.A. Wheeler. 2006. Nonpredatory fly larvae (Delia platura: Anthomyiidae) discovered in the nest of a Northern Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica). Chelonian Conservation and Biology 5:274–275.  [PDF]

 

Steen, D.A., M.J. Aresco, S.G. Beilke, B.W. Compton, E.P. Condon, C.K. Dodd, Jr., H. Forrester, J.W. Gibbons, J.L. Greene, G. Johnson, T.A. Langen, M.J.

Oldham, D.N. Oxier, R.A. Saumure, F.W. Schueler, J. Sleeman, L.L. Smith, J.K. Tucker, and J.P. Gibbs. 2006. Relative vulnerability of female turtles to road

mortality. Animal Conservation 9:269–273.  [PDF]

 

Bury, R.B., M.L. McCallum, D.J. Germano, R.A. Saumure, and S.E. Trauth. 2006. A revisit of a classic paper by Norm Scott on amphibian and reptile community ecology. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 1:133–134.  [PDF]


Bury, R.B., M.L. McCallum, S.E. Trauth, and R.A. Saumure. 2006. Dawning of Herpetological Conservation and Biology: A special welcome to your new journal. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 1:i–iii.  [PDF]

 

Walde, A.D., and R.A. Saumure. 2006. Apalone ferox (Florida Softshell Turtle). Predation. Herpetological Review 37:77.  [PDF]

 

 

 

Ph.D. Publications

 

Plan de rétablissement de cinq espèces de tortues au Québec pour les années 2005 à 2010 : la tortue des bois (Glyptemys insculpta), la tortue

géographique (Graptemys geographica), la tortue mouchetée (Emydoidea blandingii), la tortue musquée (Sternotherus odoratus) et la tortue ponctuée

(Clemmys guttata). 2005. Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune, Québec. 57 pages. [French]  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A., B. Freiermuth, J. Jundt, L. Rowlett, and J. Jewell. 2002. A new technique for the safe capture and transport of crocodilians in captivity.

Herpetological Review 33:294–296.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A. 2001. Kyphosis in a Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) from Ontario, Canada. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4:159.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A., and J.C. Beane. 2001. Clemmys muhlenbergii (Bog Turtle). Ectoparasites. Herpetological Review 32:38.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A. 2001. Limb mutilations in Snapping Turtles, Chelydra serpentina. Canadian Field- Naturalist 115:182–184.  [PDF]

Saumure, R.A., and J.S. Doody. 2000. Carettochelys insculpta (Pig-nosed Turtle). Ectoparasites. Herpetological Review 31:237–238.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A., and J.R. Bider. 1998. Impact of agricultural development on a population of Wood Turtles (Clemmys insculpta) in southern Québec, Canada. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:37–45.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A., and J.S. Doody. 1998. Amphiuma tridactylum (Three-toed Amphiuma). Ectoparasites. Herpetological Review 29:163.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A., and S.L. Carter. 1998. Clemmys muhlenbergii (Bog Turtle). Parasites. Herpetological Review 29:98.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A., and D. Rodrigue. 1998. Albino Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina). Canadian Field- Naturalist 112:344.  [PDF]

 

Graham, T.E., R.A. Saumure, and B. Ericson. 1997. Map Turtle winter leech loads. Journal of Parasitology 83:1185–1186.  [PDF]

 

 

 

M.Sc. Publications

 

Saumure, R.A. 1997. Thesis abstracts in Canadian Herpetology: Growth, mutilation, and age structure of two populations of Wood Turtles (Clemmys insculpta)

in southern Québec. Bulletin of the Canadian Association of Herpetologists 11:18–19.

 

Saumure, R.A., and J.R. Bider. 1996. Clemmys insculpta (Wood Turtle). Ectoparasites. Herpetological Review 27:197–198.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A. 1996. No fish for frogs. Canadian Wildlife / Biosphère Vol. 2. July/August Issue, p. 5.

 

Saumure, R.A. 1996. Geographic Distribution: Chelydra serpentina serpentina (Common Snapping Turtle). Herpetological Review 27:150.  [PDF]

 

Colt, L.C. Jr., R.A. Saumure, and S. Baskinger. 1995. First record of the algal genus Basicladia (Chlorophyta, Cladophorales) in Canada. Canadian Field-

Naturalist 109:454–455.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A. 1995. Frog Alert. Canadian Wildlife / Biosphère Vol. 1. March/April Issue, p. 39.   

      

Saumure, R.A., and P.J. Livingston. 1994. Graptemys geographica (Common Map Turtle). Parasites. Herpetological Review 25:121.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A. 1993. Long Point turtle news. Bulletin of the Canadian Association of Herpetologists 7:22–23.

 

 

 

B.Sc. Publications

 

Saumure, R.A. 1993. Rana clamitans (Green Frog). Albinism. Herpetological Review 24:31.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A. 1993. Rana catesbeiana (Bullfrog). Predation. Herpetological Review 24:30.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A. 1992. Clemmys insculpta (Wood Turtle). Size. Herpetological Review 23:116.  [PDF]

 

Saumure, R.A. 1990. Emydoidea blandingi (Blanding’s Turtle). Parasites. Herpetological Review 21:60.  [PDF]

 

 

 

High School Publication

 

Saumure, R.A. 1985. Wood Turtle (Clemmys insculpta). Chorus: Newsletter of the Ottawa Amphibian and Reptile Association 2(6):3–4.  [PDF]