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Publications


Refereed Books:
Steele, M. A. and J. L. Koprowski. 2001. North American Tree Squirrels. Smithsonian Institution Press. (Reprinted in Spring of 2002).

Steele, M. A., J. Merritt, and D. A. Zegers, eds. 1998 The Evolution and Ecology of Tree Squirrels. Virginia Museum of Natural History, Special Publication 6., Martinsville, VA.

M. Steele, M. Brittingham, T. Maret, and J. Merritt (eds.) (In Review). Terrestrial Vertebrates of Concern In Pennsylvania: A Guide for Research, Conservation and Management.

Refereed Papers:
Steele, M. A, S. L. Halkins, P. D. Smallwood, T. McKenna, K. Mistopolus, and M. Beam,. In review. Cache protection strategies of a scatter-hoarding rodent: Do tree squirrels engage in behavioural deception? Animal Behaviour.

Koprowski, J. L. and M. A. Steele. In review. Tamisciurus mearnsii Mammalian Species.

Steele, M A. and D. A. Zegers The Delmarava fox squirrel (Sciurus niger vulpinus). In review M. Steele, M. Brittingham, T. Maret, and J. Merritt (eds.). Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania: Species of Conservation Concern.

Steele, M A. The Eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger vulpinus). In press. In M. Steele, M. Brittingham, T. Maret, and J. Merritt (eds.). Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania: Species of Conservation Concern.

Steele, M.A., G. Turner, C Mahan. The northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus). In press. In M. Steele, M. Brittingham, T. Maret, and J. Merritt (eds.) (In review Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania: Species of Conservation Concern.

Hansen, D., S. Vigallon, J. Wilson, L. Hamilton, M. Steele, R. Innes, S. Krause, M. Varner, B. Woodbridge, and T. George. In press. Ecology and management of goshawk foraging areas. In: Woodbridge, B., J. Keane, D. Hansen, and J. Dunk (tech. eds.). The northern goshawk in California: a technical assessment of its current status and ecology. Gen. Tech. Report, PSW-GTR-xxx, USDA Forest Service.

Steele, M. A. In press. Evolutionary interactions between tree squirrels and trees: A review and synthesis. Current Science.

Moore, J. E., A. B. McEuen, R. K. Swihart, T. A. Contreras, and M. A. Steele. In press. Determinants of seed-removal distance by scatter-hoarding rodents in deciduous forests. Ecology.

Steele, M. AJ. E. Carlson, P.D. Smallwood, A. B. McEuen, T. A. Contreras, and W. B. Terzaghi. 2007. Linking seed and seed shadows: A case study in the oaks (Quercus) In A. J. Dennis, E. W. Schupp, R. J. Green, D. A. Wescott (eds). Seed Dispersal: Theory and its Application in a Changing World. CAB International.

Steele, M. A. 2007 Biology of the Sciuridae: A global perspective. Review of Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide. Johns Hopkins University Press. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, DOI 10.1007/210914-007-9047-5.

Steele, M. A., S. Manierre, T. Genna, T. Contreras, P. D. Smallwood, and M. Pereira. 2006. The innate basis of food hoarding decisions in grey squirrels: evidence for behavioral adaptations to the oaks. Animal Behaviour, 71, 155-160.

Steele, M. A., B. C. McCarthy, C. H. Keiffer. 2005. Seed dispersal, seed predation, and the American Chestnut. Journal of the American Chestnut Foundation, XIX, 47-54.

Jaffe, G. D. A. Zegers, M. A. Steele, and J. F. Merritt. 2005. Long term patterns of botfly parasitism in Peromyscus maniculatus, P. leucopus, and Tamias striatus. Journal of Mammalogy.

Steele, M. A. and A. B. McEuen. 2005. Atypical acorns appear to allow escape after apical notching by tree squirrels. American Midland Naturalist, 154:450-458.

Steele, M. A., L. Wauters, and K. Larsen. 2005. Selection, predation, and dispersal of seeds by tree squirrels in temperate and boreal forests: Are tree squirrels keystone granivores? In P. M. Forget, S. Vander Wall. J. Lambert, and P. Hulme. Seed Fate: Predation, Dispersal and Seedling Establishment. CAB International.

Steele, M. A., P. D. Smallwood, W. Terzaghi, J. Carlson, T. Contreras, and A. McEuen. 2004. Oak Dispersal Syndromes: Do red and white oaks exhibit different dispersal strategies? Proceedings of the Upland Oak Symposium, October 2002, Technical Publication of the U.S. Forest Service.

Lavenex, P., M. A. Steele, and L. F. Jacobs. 2003. Lack of seasonal variation in the hippocampus: statistics is not the issue. Animal Behaviour, DOI:10.1006

Ceballos, G., H. Zarza, and M. A. Steele 2003. Marmosa candescens Mammalian Species, 725, 1-4.

Ceballos, G., H. Zarza, and M. A. Steele. 2002. Xenomys nelsoni Mammalian Species, 704, 1-3.

Steele, M. A. and P. D. Smallwood. 2002. Acorn dispersal by birds and mammals. In W. McShea, and W. M. Healy (eds.) Oak Forest Ecosystems: Ecology and Management for Wildlife. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Steele, M. A., G. Turner, P. D. Smallwood.,, J. O. Wolff, and J. Radillo 2001. Cache management by small mammals: experimental evidence for the significance of acorn embryo excision. Journal of Mammalogy, 82:35-42

Smallwood, P. D., M. A. Steele, and S. Faeth. 2001. The ultimate basis of the caching preferences of rodents and the oak-dispersal syndrome: tannins, insects, and seed germination. American Zoologist, 41: 840-851.

Steele, M. A., P. D. Smallwood, A, Spunar and E. Nelsen. 2001. The proximate basis of the oak dispersal syndrome: can small mammals smell seed dormancy? American Zoologist, 41:852-864.

Lavenex, P., M. A. Steele, L. F. Jacobs. 2000. Sex differences but no seasonal variation in the hippocampus of food-caching squirrels: a steriological study. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 425:152-166.

Lavenex, P., M. A. Steele, L. F. Jacobs. 2000. The seasonal pattern of cell proliferation and neuron number in the dentate gyrus of wild adult eastern gray squirrels. European Journal of Neuroscience, 12: 643-648.

Derge, K.*, and M. A. Steele. 2000. The status of the fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) in Pennsylvania. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 72:43-50.

Mahan, C. G., M. A. Steele, M. J. Patrick, and G. Kirkland, Jr. 2000. Status of the northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) in Pennsylvania. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 73:15-21.

Steele, M. A. 1999 Tamiasciurus douglasi. Mammalian Species , 630, 1-8

Browne, R, M. A. Steele, and P. D. Weigl. 1999. Mountaintops as islands: genetic variation of small mammals in the southern Appalachians. In Appalachian Biogeography (R. Eckerlin, ed.). Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Steele, M. A. and R. Powell. 1999. Biogeography of small mammals in the southern Appalachians: Patterns of local and regional abundance. In Appalachian Biogeography ( R. Eckerlin, , ed.). Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Steele, M. A. Tamiasciurus hudsonicus. 1999. Mammalian Species.

Smallwood, P. D., M. A. Steele, E. Ribbens, and W. F. McShea. 1998. Detecting the effects of seed hoarders on the distribution of tree species: Gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) and oaks (Quercus spp.) as a model system. Pp 211-222 in Steele, M. A., J. Merritt, and D. A. Zegers (eds). 1998. The Ecology of Tree Squirrels. Virginia Museum of Natural History, Special Publication 6., Martinsville, VA.

Weigl, P. D. L. Sherman, M. A. Steele, and D.S. Weaver. 1998. Geographic variation in fox squirrels (Sciurus niger): A consideration of size clines, feeding economics, and body size. Pp. 171-184 in Steele, M. A., J. Merritt, and D. A. Zegers (eds). 1998. The Ecology of Tree Squirrels. Virginia Museum of Natural History, Special Publication 6., Martinsville, VA.

Steele, M. A., K.Gavel, and W. Bachman. 1998. Experimental analysis of responses of gray squirrels to physical and chemical characteristics of acorns: implications for seed dispersal. Pp. 223-232 In Steele, M. A., J. Merritt, and D. A. Zegers (eds). 1998. The Ecology of Tree Squirrels. Virginia Museum of Natural History, Special Publication 6., Martinsville, VA.

Steele, M. A., and J. L. Koprowski. 1998. Closing comments and future directions: research on the ecology and evolutionary biology of tree squirrels. Pp. 309-310 in Steele, M. A., J. Merritt, and D. A. Zegers (eds). 1998. The Ecology of Tree Squirrels. Virginia Museum of Natural History, Special Publication 6., Martinsville, VA.

Steele, M. A., L. Z. Hadj-Chikh, and J. Hazeltine. 1996. Caching and feeding behavior of gray squirrels: responses to weevil infested acorns. J. of Mammalogy, 77: 304-314.

Hadj-Chikh, L. Z., M. A. Steele, and P. D. Smallwood. I996. Caching behavior of gray squirrels: test of the perishability and handling-time hypotheses. Animal Behaviour, 52:941-948.

Steele, M. and G. Kwiecinski. 1994. Mammals of Pennsylvania: a checklist with notes on status, habitat, and behavior. Published by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Steele, M. and P. Smallwood. 1994. What are squirrels hiding? Natural History, 10:40-46.

Steele, M., T. Knowles, K. Bridle, and E. Simms. 1993. Tannins and partial consumption of acorns: implications for dispersal of oaks by seed predators. American Midland Naturalist, 130:229-238.

Steele, M. and P. Weigl. 1993. The ecological significance of body size in fox squirrels (Sciurus niger) and gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). In Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Southeastern Fox Squirrels, Sciurus niger (N. D. Moncrief, J. W. Edwards, and P.A. Tappe eds.). Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication, 1: 57-69.

(multiple authors). 1993. Delmarva Fox Squirrel Recovery Plan, 2nd Revision. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region, 65pp.

Steele, M. A. and P. D. Weigl 1992. Energetics and patch use in the fox squirrel: responses to prey density and patch profitability. American Midland Naturalist, 128: 156-167.

Knowles, T., M. A. Steele, and P. D. Weigl. 1989. Survey of rare and endangered vertebrates along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. The National Park Service. 1-172pp.

Weigl, P. D., M.A. Steele, L.J. Sherman, J. Ha, T. Sharpe. 1989. The ecology of the fox squirrel in North Carolina: implications for survival in the southeast. Bulletin of Tall Timbers Research Station, 28:1-93

Weigl, P.D. and M.A. Steele. 1989. Book Review: The Natural History of Tree Squirrels (By John Gurnell. Facts on File Publ. New York, N.Y., and Oxford U.K. 1989). J. Wildlife Management, 53:273-274.

Non-refereed Papers/Monographs:
Steele, M. A. C. Mahan, and G. Turner. 2004. A Manual for Long-Term Monitoring and Management of the Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucmys sabrinus) in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Game Commission and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Services, 137 pp.

Steele, M. A., and P. D. Smallwood. 1996. How to plant an oak forest. Wildflower Magazine (by invitation), Spring, 35.

Steele, M. A.. 1996. The mystery of the half-featen acorn. Dragonfly (NSF supported magazine for young investigators) (by invitation), April, 28-31.

Steele, M. 1993. Habituation and Sensitization. In Magill’s Survey of Social Science: Psychology (Magill, F.N., ed.). Salem Press, Pasadena, Calif. a

Steele, M. 1993. Ethology. In Magill’s Survey of Social Science: Psychology (Magill, F.N., ed.). Salem Press, Pasadena, Calif. a

Steele, M.A. 1991. Learning and Insight. In McGill's Survey of Science: The Life Sciences (Magill, F.N., ed.). Salem Press.a

Steele, M.A. 1991. The Hardy-Weinberg Law. In McGill's Great Events from History of Science (Magill, F.N., ed.). Salem Press.a

Steele, M. A. 1988. Patch use and foraging ecology of the fox squirrel: tests of theoretical
predictions. Ph.D. Dissertation, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C. 215p.

Numerous Grant Reports not included

Abstracts from Conferences:
Approximately 150 from 1982-Present

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