Books

  1. Mason, R.T., LeMaster, M.P. and D. Müller-Schwarze. (2005). "Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 10", Mason, R.T., LeMaster, M.P. and D. Müller-Schwarze (Eds.). Springer Science + Business Media, Inc., New York, NY, pp. 1-432.

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Carley, W.W., Caracciolo, E.A. and R.T. Mason. (1983). Cell and coelomic fluid volume regulation in the earthworm, (Lumbricus terrestris). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 74A: 569‑75. [pdf]
  2. Crews, D., Camazine, B., Diamond, M., Mason, R., Tokarz, R. and W.R. Garstka. (1984). Hormonal independence of courtship behavior in the male garter snake. Hormones and Behavior, 18: 29‑41. [pdf]
  3. Whittier, J.M., Mason, R.T. and D. Crews. (1985). Mating in the red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis: Differential effects on male and female sexual behavior. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 16: 257‑61. [pdf]
  4. Mason, R.T. and D. Crews. (l985). Female mimicry in garter snakes. Nature, 316: 59‑60. [pdf]
  5. Crews, D., Diamond, M., Whittier, J. and R. Mason. (1985). Small male body size in garter snakes depends on testes. American Journal of Physiology, 249: R62‑66. [pdf]
  6. Mason, R.T. and D. Crews. (l986). Pheromone mimicry in garter snakes. In: "Chemical Signals in Vertebrates IV." D. Duvall, D. Müller‑Schwarze, and R. Silverstein (Eds.). Plenum Press, New York. pp. 279‑283. [pdf]
  7. Nelson, R., Mason, R.T., Krohmer, R.W. and D. Crews. (1987). Pinealectomy blocks vernal courtship behavior in red‑sided garter snakes. Physiology and Behavior, 39: 231‑233. [pdf]
  8. Mason, R.T., Chinn, J.W. and D. Crews. (1987). Sex and seasonal differences in the skin lipids of garter snakes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 87B: 999‑1003. [pdf]
  9. Whittier, J.M., Mason, R.T. and D. Crews. (1987). Plasma steroid hormone levels of female red‑sided garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis: Relationship to mating and gestation. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 67: 33‑43. [pdf]
  10. Whittier, J.M., Mason, R.T., Crews, D. and P. Licht. (1987). Role of light and temperature in the regulation of reproduction in the red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 65: 2090‑2096. [pdf]
  11. Mason, R.T., Chinn, J.W. and D. Crews. (1987). Skin lipids of garter snakes serve as semiochemicals. In: "From Reception to Perception: An International Symposium on Chemical Senses." S.D. Roper, Jelle Atema, and M. Mozzell (Eds.). Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, New York. pp. 472‑474.
  12. Mason, R.T., Fales, H.M., Jones, T.H., Pannell, L.K., Chinn, J.W. and D. Crews. (1989). Sex pheromones in snakes. Science, 245: 290‑293. [pdf]
  13. Mason, R.T., Fales, H.M., Jones, T.H., O'Brien, L. B., Blum, M.S., Taylor, T.W. and C.L. Hogue. (1989). Characterization of Fulgorid waxes (Homoptera:Fulgoridae:Insecta). Insect Biochemistry, 19: 737‑740. [pdf]
  14. Pannell, L.K., Pu, Q.‑L., Fales, H.M., Mason, R.T. and J.L. Stephenson. (1989). Intermolecular processes in the ion-trap mass spectrometer. Analytical Chemistry, 61: 2500‑2503. [pdf]
  15. Pannell, L.K., Pu, Q.‑L., Mason, R.T. and H.M. Fales. (1990). Fragment pathway analysis using automated tandem mass spectrometry on an ion-trap mass spectrometer. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 4: 103‑107. [pdf]
  16. Mason, R.T. and W.H.N. Gutzke. (1990). Sex recognition in the leopard gecko, Eublepharis macularius (Sauria:Gekkonidae): Possible mediation by skin‑derived semiochemicals. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 16: 27‑36. [pdf]
  17. Mason, R.T., Jones, T.H., H.M. Fales, Pannell, L.K. and D. Crews. (1990). Characterization, synthesis, and behavioral responses to the sex attractiveness pheromones of red‑sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis). Journal of Chemical Ecology, 16: 2353‑2369. [pdf]
  18. Peden, D.B., Hohman, R., Brown, M.E., Mason, R.T., Berkebile, C., Fales, H.M. and M.A. Kaliner. (l990). Uric acid is a major antioxidant in human nasal airway secretions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, 87: 7638‑7642. [pdf]
  19. Weldon, P.J., Mason, R.T. and M.J. Tanner. (1990). Lipids in the Rathke's gland secretions of hatchling Kemp's Ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempi). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 96B: 705-708. [pdf]
  20. Mason, R.T., Fales, H.M., Eisner, M. and T. Eisner. (l99l). Wax of a whitefly and its utilization by a Chrysopid larva. Naturwissenschaften, 78: 28-30. [pdf]
  21. Mason, R.T., Hoyt, R.F. Jr., Pannell, L.K. and E. Wellner. (l99l). Cage design and configuration for arboreal reptiles. Laboratory Animal Science, 41: 84-86. [pdf]
  22. Mason, R.T., Macmillan, S., Whittier, J.M., Krohmer, R.W. and W. Koonz. (l99l). Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis (red‑sided garter snake) population morph variation. Herpetological Review, 22: 61. [pdf]
  23. Murata, Y., Yeh, H.J.C., Pannell, L.K., Jones, T.H., Fales, H.M. and R.T. Mason. (l99l). New ketodienes from the integumental lipids of the Guam brown tree snake, Boiga irregularis. Journal of Natural Products, 54: 233-240. [pdf]
  24. Fales, H.M., Pu, Q.‑L., Mason, R.T. and L.K. Pannell. (l99l). The ion trap mass spectrum of sulphur. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes, 106: 273-281. [pdf]
  25. Mason, R.T. (1992). Reptilian Pheromones. In: "Biology of the Reptilia: Behavioral Physiology." C. Gans and D. Crews (Eds.). University of Chicago Press, Chicago. pp. 114-228.
  26. Couper, P.J., Whittier, J., Mason, R.T. and Ingram, G.J. (l992). A nesting record for Coeranoscincus reticulatus (Gunther). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 32(1): 60. [pdf]
  27. Mason, R.T., Hoyt, R.F. Jr., Pannell, L.K., E. Wellner and B. Demeter. (l992). Cage design and configuration for arboreal reptiles. In: “The Care and Use of Amphibians, Reptiles and Fish in Research.” D.O. Schaeffer, K.M. Kleinow and L. Krulisch (Eds.). Scientists Center for Animal Welfare, Bethesda, Maryland. pp. 72-74.
  28. Mason, R.T. (1993). Chemical ecology of the red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Brain, Behavior, and Evolution, 41: 261-268. [pdf]
  29. W.H.N. Gutzke, Tucker, C. and R.T. Mason. (1993). Chemical recognition of kingsnakes by crotalines: Effects of size on the ophiophage defensive response. Brain, Behavior, and Evolution, 41: 234-238. [pdf]
  30. Mason, R.T. (1994). Hormonal and pheromonal correlates of reproductive behavior in garter snakes. In: "Perspectives in Comparative Endocrinology" K. Davies, (Ed.) Research Journals Division of the National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada. pp. 427-432. [pdf]
  31. Mason, R.T. (1994). The potential of pheromonal control of reptilian populations. In: "Luring Lampreys: Assessing the Feasibility of Using Odorants to Control Sea Lamprey in the Great Lakes." P. Sorensen (Ed.). Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, Michigan. pp. 24-34. [pdf]
  32. Jaffe, K., Blum, M.S., Fales, H.M., Mason, R.T. and A. Cabrera. (1995). On insect attractants from pitcher plants of the genus Heliamphora (Sarraceniaceae). Journal of Chemical Ecology, 21: 379-384. [pdf]
  33. Whittier, J.M. and R.T. Mason. (1996). Plasma triglyceride and ß-hydroxybutyric acid levels in red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) at emergence from hibernation. Experientia, 52: 145-148. [pdf]
  34. Smith, M.T. and R.T. Mason. (1997). Gonadotropin antagonist modulates courtship behavior in male red-sided garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Physiology and Behavior, 61: 137-143. [pdf]
  35. Smith, M.T., Moore, F.L. and Mason, R.T. (1997). Neuroanatomical distribution of Chicken-I gonadotropin-releasing hormone (cGnRH-I) in the brain of the male red-sided garter snake. Brain, Behavior, and Evolution, 49: 137-148. [pdf]
  36. Greene, M.J., Nichols, D.K., Hoyt, R.J. and R.T. Mason. (1997). The brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) as a laboratory animal. Lab Animal 26: 28-31. (*Cover Photo). [pdf]
  37. Bull, K.H., Mason, R.T. and J.M. Whittier. (1997). Seasonal testicular development and sperm storage in tropical and subtropical populations of the brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis). Australian Journal of Zoology, 45: 479-488. [pdf]
  38. Mason, R.T., Chivers, D., Mathis, A. and A.R. Blaustein. (1998). Bioassays with Amphibians and Reptiles. In: " Methods in Chemical Ecology" J. Millar and K. Haynes (Eds.). Chapman & Hall, New York. pp. 271-325.
  39. Mason, R.T. (1998). Integrated pest management: The case for pheromonal control of habu and brown tree snakes. In: "Snakes and Man: Controlling Pest Species for Conservation and Human Health" G. Rodda, D. Chiszar, Y. Sawai, and H. Tanaka, (Eds.). Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. pp. 196-205.
  40. Greene, M.J. and R.T. Mason. (1998). Chemically mediated sexual behavior of the brown tree snake, Boiga irregularis. EcoScience, 5: 405-409. (*Cover Photo). [pdf]
  41. Shine, R., Olsson, M.M., I.T. Moore, M.P. LeMaster and R.T. Mason. (1999). Why do male snakes have longer tails than females? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 266: 2147-2151. [pdf]
  42. Nichols, D.K., Weyant, R.S., Lamirande, E.W., Sigler, L. and R.T. Mason. (1999). Fatal mycotic dermatitis in captive brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 30: 111-118. [pdf]
  43. Shine, R., O'Connor, D. and R.T. Mason. (2000). Female mimicry in gartersnakes: Behavioural tactics of “she-males” and the males that court them. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 78: 1391-1398. [pdf]
  44. Shine, R., Harlow, P., LeMaster, M.P., Moore, I.T. and R.T. Mason. (2000). The transvestite serpent: Why do male garter snakes court (some) other males? Animal Behaviour, 59: 349-359. [pdf]
  45. Moore, I.T., LeMaster, M.P. and R.T. Mason. (2000). Behavioural and hormonal responses to capture stress in the male red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Animal Behaviour, 59: 529-534. [pdf]
  46. Shine, R., Olsson, M.M., Moore, I.T., LeMaster, M.P., Greene, M.J. and R.T. Mason. (2000). Body size enhances mating success in male garter snakes. Animal Behavior, 59: F4-F11. [pdf]
  47. Shine, R., Olsson, M.M., LeMaster, M.P., Moore, I.T. and R.T. Mason. (2000). Effects of sex, body size, temperature and location on the antipredator tactics of free-ranging gartersnakes (Thamnophis sirtalis, Colubridae). Behavioral Ecology, 11: 239-245. [pdf]
  48. Moore, I.T., Lerner, J.P., Lerner, D.T and R.T. Mason. (2000). Relationships between annual cycles of testosterone, corticosterone, and body condition in male red-spotted garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 73: 307-312. [pdf]
  49. Shine, R., Olsson, M.M. and R.T. Mason. (2000). Chastity belts in gartersnakes: The functional significance of mating plugs. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 70: 377-382. [pdf]
  50. Shine, R., Olsson, M.M., Moore, I.T., LeMaster, M.P. and R.T. Mason. (2000). Are snakes right-handed? Asymmetry in hemipenis size and usage in gartersnakes (Thamnophis sirtalis). Behavioral Ecology, 11: 411-414. [pdf]
  51. Greene, M.J. and R.T. Mason. (2000). Courtship, mating, and male combat of the brown tree snake, Boiga irregularis. Herpetologica, 56: 166-175. [pdf]
  52. Shine, R., O'Connor, D. and R. T. Mason. (2000). The problem with courting a cylindrical object: How does an amorous male snake determine which end is which? Behaviour, 137: 727-739. [pdf]
  53. Moore, I.T., Greene, M.J. and R.T. Mason. (2000). Environmental and seasonal adaptations of the adrenocortical and gonadal responses to capture stress in two populations of the male garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis. Journal of Experimental Zoology, 289: 99-108. [pdf]
  54. Shine, R., Harlow, P.S., Elphick, M.J., Olsson, M.M. and R.T. Mason. (2000). Conflicts between courtship and thermoregulation: The thermal ecology of amorous male garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis, Colubridae). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 73: 508-516. [pdf]
  55. Shine, R., O'Connor, D. and R.T. Mason. (2000). Sexual conflict in the snake den. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 48: 392-401. [pdf]
  56. Whittier, J.M., Macrokanis, C. and R.T. Mason. (2000). Morphology of the brown tree snake, Boiga irregularis, with a comparison of native and extralimital populations. Australian Journal of Zoology, 48: 357-367. [pdf]
  57. Shine, R. and R.T. Mason. (2001). Serpentine cross-dressers. Natural History, 110: 56-61. [pdf]
  58. Shine, R., LeMaster, M.P., Moore, I.T., Olsson, M.M. and R.T. Mason. (2001). Bumpus in the snake den: Effects of sex, size and body condition on mortality of red-sided gartersnakes. Evolution, 55: 598-604. [pdf]
  59. Pfrender, M., Mason, R.T., Wilmslow, J.T., and R. Shine. (2001). Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis (Red-sided Gartersnake): Male-male copulation. Herpetological Review, 32: 52. [pdf]
  60. Shine, R., Elphick, M.J., Harlow, P.S., Moore, I.T., LeMaster, M.P. and R.T. Mason. (2001). Movements, mating, and dispersal of red-sided gartersnakes from a communal den in Manitoba. Copeia, 2001: 82-91. [pdf]
  61. Shine, R. and R.T. Mason. (2001). Courting male garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) use multiple cues to identify potential mates. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 49: 465-473. [pdf]
  62. LeMaster, M.P., Moore, I.T. and R.T. Mason. (2001). Conspecific trailing behaviour of red-sided garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis, in the natural environment. Animal Behaviour, 61: 827-833. [pdf]
  63. LeMaster, M.P. and R.T. Mason. (2001). Evidence for a female sex pheromone mediating male trailing behavior in the red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Chemoecology, 11: 149-152. [pdf]
  64. Shine, R., Phillips, B., Waye, H., LeMaster, M.P. and R. T. Mason. (2001). Advantage of female mimicry in snakes. Nature, 414: 267. [pdf]
  65. Lerner, D.T. and R.T. Mason. (2001). The influence of sex steroids on the sexual size dimorphism in the red-spotted garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 124: 218-225. [pdf]
  66. Moore, I.T. and R.T. Mason. (2001). Behavioral and hormonal responses to corticosterone in the male red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Physiology and Behavior, 72: 669-74. [pdf]
  67. Mason, R.T. and M.J. Greene. (2001). Invading pest species and the threat to biodiversity: Pheromonal control of brown tree snakes, Boiga irregularis. In: “Chemical Signals in Vertebrates, IX.” A. Marchlewska-Koj, J. Lepri and D. Müller-Schwarze, (Eds.). Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York. pp. 361-368.
  68. LeMaster, M.P. and R.T. Mason. (2001). Annual and seasonal variation in the female sexual attractiveness pheromone of the red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis). In: “Chemical Signals in Vertebrates, IX.” A. Marchlewska-Koj, J. Lepri and D. Müller-Schwarze, (Eds.). Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York. pp. 369-374.
  69. Greene, M.J., Stark, S.L. and R.T. Mason. (2001). Pheromone trailing behavior of the brown tree snake, Boiga irregularis. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 27: 2193-2201. [pdf]
  70. Shine, R., O'Connor, D., LeMaster, M.P. and R.T. Mason. (2001). Pick on someone your own size: Ontogenetic shifts in mate choice by male garter snakes result in size-assortative mating. Animal Behaviour, 61: 1133-1141. [pdf]
  71. LeMaster, M.P. and R.T. Mason. (2002). Variation in a female sexual attractiveness pheromone controls male mate choice in garter snakes. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 28: 1269-1285. [pdf]
  72. Greene, M. J., Stark, S.L. and R.T. Mason. (2002). Predatory response of brown tree snakes to chemical stimuli from human skin. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 28: 2465-2473. [pdf]
  73. Shine, R., Reed, R.N., Shetty, S., LeMaster, M.P. and R.T. Mason. (2002). Reproductive isolating mechanisms between two sympatric sibling species of sea snakes. Evolution, 56: 1655-1662. [pdf]
  74. LeMaster, M.P. and R.T. Mason. (2003). Pheromonally mediated sexual isolation among denning populations of red-sided garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 29: 1027-1043. [pdf]
  75. Shine, R., Phillips, B., Waye, H. and R.T. Mason. (2003). Behavioral shifts associated with reproduction in garter snakes. Behavioral Ecology, 14: 251-256. [pdf]
  76. Greene, M.J. and R.T. Mason. (2003). Pheromonal inhibition of male courtship behaviour in the brown tree snake, Boiga irregularis: A mechanism for the rejection of potential mates. Animal Behaviour, 65: 905-910. [pdf]
  77. Belden, L.K., Moore, I.T., Mason, R.T., Wingfield, J.C. and A.R. Blaustein. (2003). Survival, the hormonal stress response and UV-B avoidance in Cascades Frog tadpoles (Rana cascadae) exposed to UV-B radiation. Journal of Functional Ecology, 17: 409-416. [pdf]
  78. Shine, R., Phillips, B., Waye, H., LeMaster, M.P. and R. T. Mason. (2003). The lexicon of love: what cues cause size-assortative courtship by male garter snakes? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 53: 234-237. [pdf]
  79. Shine, R., Phillips, B., Waye, H. and R.T. Mason. (2003). Small-scale geographic variation in antipredator tactics of garter snakes. Herpetologica, 59: 333-339. [pdf]
  80. Shine, R., Phillips, B., Waye, H., LeMaster, M.P. and R. T. Mason. (2003). Chemosensory cues allow courting male garter snakes to assess body length and body condition of potential mates. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 54: 162-166. [pdf]
  81. Shine, R., Langkilde, T. and R.T. Mason. (2003). Confusion within "mating balls" of garter snakes: does misdirected courtship impose selection on male tactics? Animal Behaviour, 66: 1011-1017. [pdf]
  82. Shine, R., Langkilde, T. and R.T. Mason. (2003). Cryptic forcible insemination: male snakes exploit female physiology, anatomy, and behavior to obtain coercive matings. American Naturalist, 162: 653-667. [pdf]
  83. Shine, R., Langkilde, T. and R.T. Mason. (2003). The opportunistic serpent: male garter snakes adjust courtship tactics to mating opportunities. Behaviour, 140: 1509-1526. [pdf]
  84. Shine, R., Langkilde, T. and R.T. Mason. (2004). Courtship tactics in garter snakes: how do a male's morphology and behaviour influence his mating success? Animal Behaviour, 67: 477-483. [pdf]
  85. Shine, R., Phillips, B., Langkilde, T., Lutterschmidt, D.I., Waye, H. and R.T. Mason. (2004). Mechanisms and consequences of sexual conflict in garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis, Colubridae). Behavioral Ecology, 15: 654-660. [pdf]
  86. Shine, R., M. Lemaster, M. Wall, T. Langkilde, and R. T. Mason. (2004). Why did the snake cross the road? Effects of roads on movement and location of mates by garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis). Ecology and Society, 9(1): 9. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol9/iss1/art9 or pdf
  87. O'Donnell, R.P., Shine, R. and R.T. Mason. (2004). Seasonal anorexia in the male red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 56: 413-419. [pdf]
  88. O'Donnell, R.P., Ford, N.B., Shine, R. and R.T. Mason. (2004). Male red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) determine female mating status from pheromone trails. Animal Behaviour, 68: 677-683. [pdf]
  89. Lutterschmidt, D.I., LeMaster, M.P. and R.T. Mason. (2004). Effects of melatonin on the behavioral and hormonal responses of red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) to exogenous corticosterone. Hormones and Behavior, 46: 692-702. [pdf]
  90. Krohmer, R.W., Martinez, D. and R.T. Mason. (2004). Development of the renal sexual segment in immature snakes: effect of sex steroid hormones. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A: Molecular Integrative Physiology, 139: 55-64. [pdf]
  91. Shine, R. and R. T. Mason. (2004). Patterns of mortality in a cold-climate population of garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis). Biological Conservation, 120: 201-210. [pdf]
  92. Shine, R., Phillips, B., Waye, H., LeMaster, M. and R.T. Mason. (2004). Species-isolating mechanisms in a mating system with male mate choice (garter snakes, Thamnophis spp.). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 82: 1091-1098. [pdf]
  93. Langkilde T., Shine R. and R.T. Mason. (2004). Predatory attacks to the head versus body modify behavioural responses of garter snakes. Ethology, 110: 937-947. [pdf]
  94. Moore, I.T., Greene, M.J., Lerner, D.T., Asher, C.E., Krohmer, R.W., Hess, D.L., Whittier, J.M. and R.T. Mason. (2005). Physiological evidence for reproductive suppression in the introduced population of brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) on Guam. Biological Conservation, 121: 91-98. [pdf]
  95. Shine, R., Wall, M., Langkilde, T. and R.T. Mason. (2005). Scaling the heights: thermally-driven arboreality in garter snakes. Journal of Thermal Biology, 30: 179-185. [pdf]
  96. Lutterschmidt, D.I. and R.T. Mason. (2005). A serotonin receptor antagonist, but not melatonin, modulates hormonal responses to capture stress in two populations of garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis and Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 3:259-270. [pdf]
  97. Shine, R., O'Donnell, R., Langkilde, T., Wall, M. and R.T. Mason. (2005). Snakes in search of sex: the relationship between mate-locating ability and mating success in male garter snakes. Animal Behaviour, 69(6): 1251-1258.[pdf]
  98. Shine, R., T. Langkilde, M. Wall and R.T. Mason. (2005). The fitness correlates of scalation asymmetry in garter snakes Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Functional Ecology, 19:306-314.[pdf]
  99. Shine, R., M. Wall, T. Langkilde and R.T. Mason. (2005). Do Female Garter Snakes Evade Males to Avoid Harassment or to Enhance Mate Quality? The American Naturalist, 6:660-668.[pdf]
  100. Shine, R., M. Wall, T. Langkilde and R.T. Mason. (2005). Battle of the sexes: forcibly inseminating male garter snakes target courtship to more vulnerable females. Animal Behaviour, 5:1133-1140.[pdf]
  101. Shine, R., J.K. Webb, A. Lane and R.T. Mason. (2005). Mate location tactics in garter snakes: effects of rival males, interrupted trails and non-pheromonal cues. Functional Ecology, 19:1017-1024.[pdf]
  102. Shine, R. and R.T. Mason. (2005). Does Large Body Size in Males Evolve to Facilitate Forcible Insemination? A Study on Garter Snakes. Evolution, 11:2426-2432.[pdf]
  103. Shine, R. and R.T. Mason. (2005). Do a male garter snake’s energy stores limit his reproductive effort? Canadian Journal of Zoology, 83: 1265-1270.[pdf]
  104. Shine, R., T. Langkilde, M. Wall and R.T. Mason. (2005). Alternative male mating tactics in garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Animal Behaviour, 2:387-396.[pdf]
  105. Shine, R., Langkilde, T., Wall, M. and R.T. Mason. (2006). Temporal dynamics of emergence and dispersal of garter snakes from a communal den in Manitoba. Wildlife Research, 33: 103-111.[pdf]
  106. Shine, R., J.K. Webb, A. Lane and R.T. Mason. (2006). Flexible mate choice: a male snake's preference for larger females is modified by the sizes of females encountered. Animal Behaviour, 1:203-209.[pdf]
  107. Huang, G.-Z., J.-J. Zhang, D. Wang, R.T. Mason and M. Halpern. (2006). Female Snake Sex Pheromone Induces Membrane Responses in Vomeronasal Sensory Neurons of Male Snakes. Chemical Senses, 6:521-529.[pdf]
  108. Lutterschmidt, D.I., LeMaster, M.P. and R.T. Mason. (2006). Minimal over-wintering temperatures of red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis): A possible cue for emergence? Canadian Journal of Zoology, 84: 771-777.[pdf]
  109. Hoyer, R.F., O’Donnell, R.P. and R.T. Mason. (2006). Current distribution and status of the sharptail snake (Contia tenuis) in Oregon. Northwestern Naturalist, 87: 195-202.[pdf]
  110. Cease, A.J., Lutterschmidt D.I. and R.T. Mason. (2007). Corticosterone and the transition from courtship behavior to dispersal in male red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 1:124-131.[pdf]
  111. O'Donnell, R.P., Staniland K. and R.T. Mason. (2007). Experimental evidence that oral secretions of northwestern ring-necked snakes (Diadophis punctatus occidentalis) are toxic to their prey. Toxicon, 6:810-815.[pdf]
  112. O'Donnell, R.P. and R.T. Mason. (2007). Mating is Correlated with a Reduced Risk of Predation in Female Red-sided Garter Snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. The American Midland Naturalist, 1:235-238.[pdf]
  113. LeMaster, M.P., Stefani, A., Shine, R. and R.T. Mason. (2008). Cross-dressing in chemical cues: Exploring “she-maleness” in newly emerged male garter snakes. In: “Chemical Signals in Vertebrates, XI.” J.L. Hurst, R. J. Beynon, S.C. Roberts and T. D.Wyatt (Eds.). Springer, London. pp. 223-231.
  114. Waye, H.L. and R.T. Mason. (2008). A combination of body condition measurements is more informative than conventional condition indices: Temporal variation in body condition and corticosterone in brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 3:607-612.[pdf]
  115. Lutterschmidt, D.I. and R.T. Mason. (2008). Geographic Variation in Timekeeping Systems among Three Populations of Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) in a Common Garden. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 6:810-825.[pdf]
  116. Lutterschmidt, D.I. and R.T. Mason. (2009). Endocrine mechanisms mediating temperature-induced reproductive behavior in red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis). Journal of Experimental Biology, 212:3108-3118.[pdf]
  117. Lutterschmidt, W.I., Lutterschmidt, D.I., Mason, R.T. and H.K. Reinert. (2009). Seasonal variation in hormonal responses of timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) to reproductive and environmental stressors. Journal of Comparative Physiology, B, 179: 747-757. [pdf]
  118. Parker, M.R. and R.T. Mason. (2009). Low temperature dormancy affects the quantity and quality of the female sexual attractiveness pheromone in red-sided garter snakes. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 35: 1234-1241. [pdf]
  119. Krohmer, R.W., Boyle, M.H., Lutterschmidt D.I. and R.T. Mason. (2010). Seasonal aromatase activity in the brain of the red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Hormones and Behavior, 58: 485-492. [pdf]
  120. Mason, R.T. and M.R. Parker. (2010). Social behavior and pheromonal communication in reptiles. Journal of Comparative Physiology, A, 196: 729-749. [pdf]
  121. Preston, D.L., Mosley, C.A.E. and R.T. Mason. (2010). Sources of variability in recovery time from methohexital sodium anesthesia in snakes. Copeia, 2010: 496-501. [pdf]
  122. Lutterschmidt, D.I. and R.T. Mason. (2010). Temporally distinct effects of stress and corticosterone on diel melatonin rhythms of red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 169: 11-17. [pdf]
  123. Parker, M.R. and R.T. Mason. (2011). Pheromones in snakes: history, patterns and future research directions. In: “Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Snakes.” R.D. Aldrich and D.M. Sever (Eds.), Volume 9, Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny Series, B.G.M. Jamieson (Ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. pp. 230-261. 
  124. Krohmer, R.W., DeMarchi, G.A., Baleckaitis, D.D., Lutterschmidt, D.I. and R.T. Mason. (2011). Sex steroid concentrating regions in the forebrain of red-sided garter snakes during courtship: A paradigm of neural trimorphism. Physiology and Behavior, 102: 532-537. *Cover Photo and Featured Article* [pdf]
  125. Uhrig, E.J., Lutterschmidt, D.I., Shine, R., Mason, R.T. and M.P. LeMaster. (2012). Temporal variation in the female sexual attractiveness pheromone of the red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 38: 71-80. [pdf]
  126. Shine, R., Langkilde, T. and R.T. Mason. (2012). Facultative pheromonal mimicry in snakes: “she-males” attract courtship only when it is useful. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66: 691-695. (DOI) 10.1007/s00265-012-1317-4. [pdf]
  127. Parker, M.R. and R.T. Mason. (2012). How to make a sexy snake:  estrogen activation of female sex pheromone in male red-sided garter snakes. Journal of Experimental Biology, 215: 723-730. *Cover Photo and Featured Article* [pdf]
  128. Shine, R. and R.T. Mason. An airborne sex pheromone in snakes. (2012). Biology Letters, 8: 183-185.   [pdf]
  129. Shine, R. and R.T. Mason. (2012). Familiarity with a female does not affect a male’s courtship intensity in gartersnakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis). Current Zoology, 58: 805-811. [pdf]
  130. Uhrig, E.J., LeMaster, M.P., Lutterschmidt, D.I. and R.T. Mason. (2013). Methyl ketone production in juvenile red-sided garter snakes. In: “Chemical Signals in Vertebrates, XII.” M. Dehnhard and M. East (Eds.). Springer Science+Business Media, New York. pp. 235-243.
  131. Friesen, C. R., Shine, R., Krohmer, R. W., & Mason, R. T. (2013). Not just a chastity belt: the functional significance of mating plugs in garter snakes, revisited. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.[pdf]
  132. Friesen, C.R., Uhrig, E.J., Squire, M.K., Mason, R.T., and Brennan, P.L.R. (2014). Sexual conflict over mating in red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) as indicated by experimental manipulation of genitalia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B281:20132694. [pdf]
  133. Uhrig, E. J., LeMaster, M. P., and Mason, R. T. (2014). Species specificity of methyl ketone profiles in the skin lipids of female garter snakes, genus Thamnophis. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology53, 51-58. [pdf]
  134. Friesen, C. R., Squire, M. K., and Mason, R. T. (2014). Intrapopulational variation of ejaculate traits and sperm depletion in red‐sided garter snakes. Journal of Zoology, 292: 192-201. [pdf]
  135. Friesen, C. R., Kerns, A.R., and Mason, R. T. (2014).  Factors influencing paternity in multiply mated female red-sided garter snakes and the persistent use of sperm stored over winter. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 68: 1419-1430.   [pdf]
  136. Parker, M.R. and R.T. Mason. (2014). A novel mechanism regulating a sexual signal: The testosterone-based inhibition of female sex pheromone expression in garter snakes. Hormones and behavior, 66: 509-516. [pdf]
  137. Friesen, C. R., Uhrig, E.J., and Mason, R. T. (2014). Females remate more frequently when mated with sperm-deficient males. Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part A. 321A:603-609. [pdf]
  138. Friesen, C. R., Mason, R. T., Arnold, S.J., and Estes, S. (2014). Patterns of sperm use in two populations of red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) with long-term female sperm storage. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 92:33-40. [pdf]
  139. Friesen, C. R., Powers, D.R., Copenhaver, P.E., and Mason, R. T. (2015). Size dependence in non-sperm ejaculate production is reflected in daily energy expenditure and resting metabolic rate. Journal of Experimental Biology. 218:1410-1418. *Cover Photo and Featured Article* [pdf]
  140. Uhrig, E.J., Spagnoli, S.T., Tkach, V.V., Kent, M.L., and Mason, R.T. (2015). Alaria mesocercariae in the tails of red-sided garter snakes: evidence for parasite-mediated caudectomy. Parasitology Research. 114:4451-4461.
  141. Waye, H. and R.T. Mason. Reproductive biology of captive and free-living brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) on Guam. Canadian Journal of Zoology, In review.
  142. Waye, H.L. and R.T. Mason. Aggregation behavior in female brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis). Animal Behaviour, In prep.
  143. Mason, R.T. and M. Halpern. The Harderian gland is necessary and essential for chemoreception of sex pheromones and feeding chemoattractants in garter snakes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, In prep.
  144. Erickson, S.M., Halpern, M. and R.T. Mason. Sexual dimorphism and seasonal variation in the Harderian gland of the red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Journal of Zoology, In prep.
  145. Waye, H. and R.T. Mason. Magnitude and variability of the hormonal response to capture stress in brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) on Guam. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A: Molecular Integrative Physiology, In prep.
  146. Waye, H. and R.T. Mason. The brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) and its introduction to the island of Guam. Austral Ecology, In prep.
  147. O’Donnell, R.P., Lerner, D.T. and R.T. Mason. Sexual dimorphism in allocations of parental investment in the garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus. Evolution, in prep.