Popular press


Frogs Mount Speedy Defence Against Pesticide Threat -- Nature.com


Study Raises Questions About EPA's Pesticide Risk-Assessment Scheme -- The New York Times

Jefferson Project: Response to agrochemicals is paved by predators -- The approach (RPI)

Jefferson Project: Road Salt Stress on Vernal Pools -- The approach (RPI)


Peer-reviewed publications



Blaustein, A.R., Jones, D.K., Urbina, J., Cothran, R.D., Harjoe, C., Mattes, B.M., Buck, J.C., Bendis, R.J., Dang, T.D., Gervasi, S.S., Relyea, R.A. In press. “Effects of invasive larval bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) on disease transmission, growth and survival in the larvae of native amphibians”. Biological Invasions __( ):__ - __.  Abstract


Hintz, W.D., Schuler, M.S., Jones, D.K., Coldsnow, K., Stoler, A.B., Relyea, R.A. 2019. Nutrients influence the multi-trophic impacts of an invasive species unaffected by native competitors or predators. Science of the Total Environment  694(133704):1-10.  Abstract

Hernández-Gómez, O., Kimble, S.J.A., Hua, J., Wuerthner, V.P., Jones, D.K., Mattes, B.M., Cothran, R.D., Relyea, R.A., Hoverman, J.T. 2019. Local adaptation of the MHC class IIβ gene in populations wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) correlates with proximity to agriculture. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 73:197-204.  Abstract


Hintz, W.D., Jones, D.K., Relyea, R.A. 2018. Evolved tolerance to freshwater salinization in zooplankton: life-history trade-offs, cross-tolerance and reducing cascading effects. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374(1764):e20180012.  Abstract


Lind, L., Schuler, M.S., Hintz, W.D., Stoler, A.B., Jones, D.K., Mattes, B.M., Relyea, R.A. 2018. Salty fertile lakes: how salinization and eutrophication alter the structure of freshwater communities. Ecosphere 9(9):e02383.  Abstract

Jones, D.K., Yates, E.K., Mattes, B.M., Hintz, W.D., Schuler, M.S., Relyea, R.A. 2018. Timing and frequency of sublethal exposure modifies the induction and retention of increased insecticide tolerance in wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 37(8):2188-2197.  Abstract


Jones, D.K., Hintz, W.D., Schuler, M.S., Yates, E.K., Mattes, B.M., Relyea, R.A. 2017Inducible tolerance to agrochemicals was paved by evolutionary responses to predators. Environmental Science and Technology 51(23):13913-13919.  Abstract

Hua, J., Wuerthner, V.P., Jones, D.K., Mattes, B.M., Cothran, R.D., Relyea, R.A., Hoverman, J.T. 2017. Evolved pesticide tolerance influences susceptibility to parasites in amphibians. Evolutionary Applications 10(8):802-812.  Abstract

 Stoler, A.B., Mattes, B.M., Hintz, W.D., Jones, D.K., Lind, L., Schuler, M.S., Relyea, R.A. 2017. Effects of a common insecticide on wetland communities with varying quality of leaf litter inputs. Environmental Pollution 226:452-462.  Abstract


Stoler, A.B., Hintz, W.D.,  Jones, D.K., Lind, L.,  Schuler, M.S., Relyea, R.A. In press. Leaf litter mediates the negative effect of road salt on forested wetland communities. Freshwater Science 36(2):415-426.  Abstract

Schuler, M.S., Hintz, W.D., Jones, D.K., Lind, L., Mattes, B.M., Stoler, A.B., Sudol, K., Relyea, R.A.. 2017. How common road salts and organic additives alter freshwater food webs: in search of safe alternatives. Journal of Applied Ecology 54(5):1353-1361.  Abstract

Hintz, W.D., B.M. Mattes, M.S. Schuler, D.K. Jones, A.B. Stoler, L. Lind, and R.A. Relyea. 2017. Salinization triggers a trophic cascade in experimental freshwater communities with varying food-chain length. Ecological Applications 27(3):833-844.  Abstract

Stoler, A.B., Walker, B.M., Hintz, W.D., Jones, D.K., Lind, L., Mattes, B.M., Schuler, M.S., Relyea, R.A. 2017. Combined effects of road salt and an insecticide on wetland communities. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 36(3):771-779. Abstract

Jones, D.K., Dang, T.D., Urbina, J., Bendis, R.J., Buck, J.C., Cothran, R.D., Blaustein, A.R., Relyea, R.A. 2017. Effect of simultaneous amphibian exposure to pesticides and an emerging fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Environmental Science and Technology 51(1):671-679.  Abstract

Jones, D.K., Mattes, B.M., Hintz, W.D., Schuler, M.S., Stoler, A.B., Lind, L.A., Cooper, R.O., Relyea, R.A. 2017. Investigation of road salts and biotic stressors on freshwater wetland communities. Environmental Pollution 221:159-167.  Abstract



Jones, D.K., Hua, J., Relyea, R.A. 2016. Effects of endosulfan in freshwater pond communities. Freshwater Science 35(1):152-163.  Abstract


Hua, J., Jones, D.K., Mattes, B.M., Cothran, R.D., Relyea, R.A., Hoverman, J.T. 2015. Evolved pesticide tolerance in amphibians: Predicting mechanisms based on pesticide novelty and mode of action. Environmental Pollution 206:56-63.  Abstract


Jones, D.K., Relyea, R.A. 2015. Here today, gone tomorrow: Short-term retention of pesticide-induced tolerance in amphibians. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34(10):2295-2301.  Abstract


Hua, J., Jones, D.K., Mattes, B.M., Cothran, R.D., Relyea, R.A., Hoverman, J.T. 2015. The contribution of phenotypic plasticity to the evolution of insecticide tolerance in amphibian populations. Evolutionary Applications 8(6):586-596. Abstract



Hua, J., Jones, D.K., Relyea, R.A. 2014. Induced tolerance from a sublethal insecticide leads to cross-tolerance to other insecticides. Environmental Science and Technology 48(7):4078-4085.  PDF


Keiser, C.N., Jones, D.K., Modlmeier, A.P., Pruitt, J.N. 2014. Exploring the effects of individual traits and within-colony variation on task differentiation and collective behavior in an arid social spider. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68(5):839-850.  Abstract


Keiser, C.N., Modlmeier, A.P, Singh, N., Jones, D.K., Pruitt, J.N. 2014. Exploring how a shift in the physical environment shapes individual and group behavior across two social contexts. Ethology 120(8):825-833.  Abstract



Hammond, J.I., Jones, D.K., Stephens, P.R., Relyea, R.A. 2012. Phylogeny meets ecotoxicology: Evolutionary patterns of sensitivity to a common insecticide. Evolutionary Applications 5(6): 593-606.  Abstract


Jones, D.K., Hammond, J.I., Relyea, R.A. 2011. Competitive stress can make the herbicide Roundup® more deadly to larval amphibians. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2:446-454.  Abstract


Jones, D.K., Hammond, J.I., Relyea, R.A. 2010. Roundup® and amphibians: The importance of concentration, application time, and stratification. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29:2016-2025.  Abstract

Jones, D.K., Hammond, J.I., Relyea, R.A. 2009. Very highly toxic effects of endosulfan across nine species of tadpoles: Lag effects and family-level sensitivity. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28:1939-1945.  Abstract

Relyea, R.A., Jones, D.K. 2009. The toxicity of Roundup Original MAX® to 13 species of larval amphibians. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28:2004-2008.  Abstract

 Publications under review

Schuler, M.S., Hintz, W.D., Jones, D.K., Mattes, B.M., Stoler, A.B., Relyea, R.A. Under review. The effects of altered trophic state and invasive mollusks on experimental freshwater environments. 

Jones, D.K., Davila, D.D., Nguyen, K.H.,  Rohr, J.R. Under review. Effect of agrochemical exposure on Schistosoma mansoni cercariae survival and activity.  bioRxiv

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