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Publications and Presentations with Trinity College Students

Blackburn, D.G., L.J. Bonneau, K.E. Anderson '10, and T. Langkilde.  Morphology and development of fetal membranes in the oviparous lizard Sceloporus undulatus.  Seventh World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, Canada (2012).

Anderson, K.E. ‘10, D.G. Blackburn, and K.D. Dunlap (2011).  Scanning EM of the placental interface in the mountain spiny lizard, Sceloporus jarrovi. Journal of Morphology 272: 465-484.   Abstract

Blackburn, D.G., G.S. Gavelis ‘08, K.E. Anderson ‘10, A.R. Johnson ‘03, and K.D. Dunlap (2010).  Placental specializations in the mountain spiny lizard Sceloporus jarrovi.  Journal of Morphology 271:1153–1175. Abstract

Anderson, K.E. ‘10, D.G. Blackburn, and K.D. Dunlap (2010).  Placental morphology in the viviparous lizard Sceloporus jarrovi.  International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Punta del Este, Uruguay (July 2010). 

Anderson, K.E. ‘10, D.G. Blackburn, N.A. Freidenfelds, and T. Langkilde (2010).  Fetal membrane structure and development in an oviparous lizard, Sceloporus undulatus.  International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Punta del Este, Uruguay (July 2010). 

Blackburn, D.G., K.E. Anderson ‘10, A.R. Johnson ‘03, S.R. Knight ‘07, and G.S. Gavelis ‘08 (2009).  Histology and ultrastructure of the placental membranes of the viviparous brown snake, Storeria dekayi (Colubridae: Natricinae).  Journal of Morphology 270: 1137-1154.  Abstract

Anderson, K.E. ‘10, D.G. Blackburn, and K.D. Dunlap (2009).  Scanning EM of the placental membranes in the viviparous lizard Sceloporus jarrovi.   Society of Comparative and Integrative Biology, Boston (Jan. 2009).  SICB Abstracts, p. 2.112. 

Anderson, K.E. ‘10 and D.G. Blackburn (2009).  The placental interface in viviparous snakes, as revealed by scanning electron microscopy.  American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Oregon (July 2009).

Knight, S.M. ’07 and D.G. Blackburn (2008).  Scanning electron microscopy of the fetal membranes of an oviparous squamate, the corn snake Pituophis guttatus (Colubridae).  Journal of Morphology 269:922-934.  Abstract

Blackburn, D.G., K.E. Anderson ‘10, S.R. Knight ‘07, A.R. Johnson ‘03, and G.S. Gavelis ‘08 (2008).  Functional morphology of the placentae in the viviparous thamnophine snake Storeria dekayi.  Sixth World Congress of Herpetology, Manaus, Brazil (August 2008). 

Gavelis, G.S., Blackburn, D.G., K.E. Anderson, and K.D. Dunlap (2008).   Placentation in the viviparous lizard Sceloporus jarrovi is unusually specialized. Sixth World Congress of Herpetology, Manaus, Brazil (August 2008). 

Knight, S.M. and D.G. Blackburn (2007).  Scanning electron microscopy of the fetal membranes of an oviparous snake.  Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, p. 67.  Pierre and Marie Curie University, and Musιum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; July 2007. 

Gavelis, G.S., Kent. D. Dunlap, and D.G. Blackburn (2007).  Placental specializations in the viviparous lizard Sceloporus jarrovi.  Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, p. 44.  Pierre and Marie Curie University, and Musιum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; July 2007. 

Blackburn, D.G.,  A.R. Johnson, and J.L. Petzold (2005).  Fetal membranes as exaptations for viviparity: evidence from ultrastructural studies of the corn snake, Pantherophis guttatus.  International Herpetological Congress, University of Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa, 2005. 

 

Blackburn, D.G.,  A.R. Johnson, and J.L. Petzold (2005).  Ultrastructure of the fetal membranes in the oviparous corn snake, Pantherophis guttatus.  Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Diego, California; January 2005.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 44: 678.

Blackburn D.G., A. R. Johnson, and J. L. Petzold (2003).  Histology of the extraembryonic membranes of an oviparous snake: towards a reconstruction of basal squamate patterns.  Journal of Experimental Zoology 290A: 48-58.  Abstract

Blackburn, D.G. and R.L. Lorenz ’99 (2003a).   Placentation in garter snakes.  Part  II.  Transmission EM of the chorioallantoic placenta of Thamnophis radix and T. sirtalis.  Journal of Morphology 256: 171-186. Abstract  PDF

Blackburn, D.G., and R.L. Lorenz ’99 (2003b).  Placentation in garter snakes.  Part  III.  Transmission EM of the omphalallantoic placenta of Thamnophis radix and T. sirtalis.  Journal of Morphology 256: 187-204.  Abstract  PDF

Blackburn, D.G., K.K. Weaber ‘98, J.R. Stewart, and M.B. Thompson (2003).  Do pregnant lizards reabsorb or abort inviable eggs?  Morphological evidence from an Australian skink, Pseudemoia pagenstecheri.  Journal of Morphology 256: 219-234.  Abstract  PDF

Blackburn, D.G., A.R. Johnson ‘03, and J.L. Petzold ‘03 (2003).  Placental ultrastructure in the brown snake Storeria dekayi.   Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Toronto Canada (January 2003).  SICB 2002 (abstracts of the annual meeting), p. 118.   Abstract

A.R. Johnson ‘03, J.L. Petzold ’03, and D.G. Blackburn (2002).  Morphology and evolution of fetal membranes in snakes.   Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, regional meeting of the Division of Vertebrate Morphology, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts. (September 2002).  

Blackburn, D.G., KK. Weaber ‘98, J.R. Stewart, and M.B. Thompson (2001).  Do pregnant lizards reabsorb or abort inviable eggs?  Morphological evidence from an Australian skink, Pseudemoia pagenstecheri.   Annual Meeting, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Anaheim, California, January, 2002.  Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology 2000 (abstracts of the annual meeting), p. 128.  

Blackburn, D.G., J.L. Petzold ‘03, and A. R. Johnson ‘03 (2001).  Cytology of the developing extraembryonic membranes of an oviparous snake (Elaphe guttata).  Sixth International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology.  University of Jena, Germany, July, 2001.  Journal of Morphology 248: 207.

Charlesworth, T. ‘00, A.H. Lehman, and D.G. Blackburn (2000).  Cytology and ultrastructure of the extraembryonic membranes of the quail, Coturnix coturnix.  Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Chicago, Illinois, January 2001.  American Zoologist 40: 971.  

Blackburn, D.G. A.R. Johnson ‘03, and J.L. Petzold ’03 (2000).  Histology of the extraembryonic membranes of the oviparous corn snake, Elaphe guttata.  Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Chicago, Illinois (January 2001).  American Zoologist 40: 945-946.   

Blackburn, D.G. and V.A. Bernardo ‘96 (1998). Sexual dimorphism and testosterone responsiveness in hypaxial muscles of the leopard frog, Rana pipiens. Amphibia - Reptilia 19: 269-279.  Abstract

Blackburn, D.G., E.E. Fifield ‘96, S. Kleis-San Francisco, and I.P. Callard (1998). Effects of reproductive hormones on the uterus and liver of a viviparous placentotrophic lizard. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston MA; January, 1998. American Zoologist 37(5): 200.

Blackburn, D.G., and K.K. Weaber ’98 (1998).  Stress-induced termination of pregnancy in the viviparous lizard Pseudemoia pagenstecheri. NEURON, 2nd Annual Symposium, Trinity College, May 1998.

Lishnak, T. ‘96, D.G. Blackburn, S. Kleis-San Francisco, and I.P. Callard (1998). Oviductal histology in viviparous water snakes Nerodia during the reproductive cycle. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston MA; January, 1998. American Zoologist 37(5): 200.

Epstein, M.S. ‘94 and D.G. Blackburn (1997). Histology and histochemistry of androgen-stimulated nuptial pads in the leopard frog, Rana pipiens, with notes on nuptial gland evolution. Canadian Journal of Zoology 75: 472-477.  Abstract

Sidor, C. ‘94 and D.G. Blackburn (1998). Effects of testosterone administration and castration on the forelimb musculature of male leopard frogs, Rana pipiens. Journal of Experimental Zoology 280: 28-37.  Abstract

Bernardo, V.A. ‘96 and D.G. Blackburn (1997). Effects of exogenous testosterone and castration on the hypaxial muscles of the northern leopard frog Rana pipiens. NEURON, 1st Annual Symposium, Trinity College, May 1997.

Fifield, E.E. ‘96, J. Elzweig ‘00, and D.G. Blackburn (1997). Hepatic and uterine responses to neuroendocrine and steroid hormones in a viviparous lizard. NEURON, 1st Annual Symposium, Trinity College, May 1997.

Sidor, C. ’94, and D.G. Blackburn (1997). Effects of testosterone treatment and castration on forelimb muscles of male leopard frogs, Rana pipiens. NEURON, 1st Annual Symposium, Trinity College, May 1997.

Fifield, E.E. ‘96, Blackburn, D.G., and I.P. Callard (1997). Effects of reproductive hormones on the uterus and liver of a viviparous lizard. 51st Annual Eastern Colleges Biological Conference, Central Connecticut University, April 1997.

Blackburn, D.G., R.S. Darrell ‘90, K.T. Lonergan ‘90, R.P. Mancini ‘90, and C.A. Sidor ‘94 (1995). Differential androgen sensitivity of sexually dimorphic forelimb muscles of male leopard frogs, Rana pipiens : test of a model system. Amphibia-Reptilia 16: 351-356.  Abstract

Lynch, L. ‘92 and D.G. Blackburn (1995). Effects of testosterone administration and gonadectomy on nuptial pad morphology in overwintering male leopard frogs, Rana pipiens. Amphibia-Reptilia 16: 113-121.  Abstract

Sidor, C. ‘94 and D.G. Blackburn (1994). Effects of testosterone treatment and castration on forelimb muscles of male leopard frogs, Rana pipiens. American Society of Zoologists, Saint Louis, Missouri; January 1995. American Zoologist 34: 109A.

Sidor, C. ’94 and D.G. Blackburn (1993). Effects of testosterone administration and castration on forelimb muscles of male leopard frogs. American Society of Zoologists, Vertebrate Morphology Division, New England Regional Meeting. Brown University, Providence, R.I.; October, 1993.

Lynch, L. ’92 and D.G. Blackburn (1992). Effects of testosterone cypionate administration and castration on the nuptial pad histology of the male leopard frog, Rana pipiens. Eastern Colleges Biological Conference, Tufts University, April 1992.

Yekta, N. ‘91 and D.G. Blackburn (1992). Sexual dimorphism in mass and protein content of the forelimb muscles of the northern leopard frog, Rana pipiens. Canadian Journal of Zoology 70: 670-674.  Abstract

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Translations with students

Mandy Roth ‘93 and D.G. Blackburn. "Rapports anatomo-histologiques etablis au cours de la gestation entre l'oeuf et l'oviducte maternel chez le lezard ovovivipare Zootoca vivipara W. (Lacerta vivipara J.), by M. Panigel. Bull. Soc. Zool. Fr. 76: 163-170 (1951).

Mandy Roth ‘93 and D.G. Blackburn. "Materiaux pour l'etude du developpement du Seps chalcides", by E. Giacomini. Arch. Ital. Biol. 16: 332-359 (1891).

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