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Publications

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: 

147.

Parker, M.R., Pickering, A., Blaustein, A.R. and R.T. Mason.  UV-B exposure diminishes a potent sexual signal, the female sex pheromone of red-sided garter snakes.  In prep.

146.

Rollings, N., Waye, H.L., Krohmer, R.W., Uhrig, E.J., Mason, R.T., Olsson, M., Whittington, C. and C.R. Friesen.  Age-related sex differences in body condition and telomere dynamics of red-sided garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalisProceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, In review.

145.

Owen, D.A.S., Holding, M.L., Ballouard, J.-M., Chamberlain, J.D., Todd, B.D., Rochford, M.R., Waye, H.L., LeMaster, M.P., Hill, J.G., Beaupre, S.J., Gifford, M.E., Mazzotti, F.J., Reed, R.N., Mason, R.T., Bonnet, X., Parker, M.R., E.N. Taylor.  A model-based comparison of common body condition indices as predictors of stored energy in twelve snake species.   In review.

144.

Hewitt, K.M., Bouwma-Gearhart, J., Mason, R.T. and L. J. Kayes.  Insights from Battleground: Graduate Teaching Assistants Perspectives on the Design and Implementation of a Socio-Scientific Issues-Based Laboratory Curriculum.  CBE-Life Sciences Education, In review.

143.

Uhrig, E.J., Friesen, C.R., Blakemore, L.A., Lutterschmidt, D.I. and R. T. Mason. (2016). Changes in reproductive investment and hormone levels in response to an acute immune challenge.  Behavioral Ecology, Provisional Acceptance.

142.

Friesen, C.R., Uhrig, E.J., Mason, R.T. and P.L.R. Brennan. (2016). Female behavior and the interaction between male and female genital traits mediate sperm transfer during mating. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, In Press.

141.

Uhrig, E.J., Spagnoli, S.T., Tkach, V.V., Kent, M.L. and R. T. Mason. (2015).  Alaria mesocercariae in the tails of red-sided garter snakes: evidence for parasite-mediated caudectomy. Parasitology Research, DOI: 10.1007/s00436-015-4686-6.

140.

Friesen, C.R., Powers, D.R., Copenhaver, P.E. and R.T. Mason.  (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*

139.

Friesen, C.R., Uhrig, E.J. and R.T. Mason.  (2014). Females remate more frequently when mated with sperm-deficient males.  Journal of Experimental Zoology, 321: 603-609.

138.

Friesen, C.R., Kerns, A.R. and R.T. Mason. (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.

137.

Parker, M.R. and R.T. Mason. (2014). A novel mechanism regulating a sexual signal: testosterone-based inhibition of female sex pheromone synthesis in garter snakes. Hormones and Behavior, 66: 509-516.

136.

Friesen, C.R., Uhrig, E.J., Squire, M.K., Mason, R.T. and P.L.R. Brennan. (2014). Sexual conflict over mating in red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) as evidenced by experimental manipulation of genitalia.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 281: 20132694; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2694.

135.

Friesen, C.R., Squire, M.K. and R.T. Mason. (2014).  Intra-populational variation of ejaculate traits and sperm depletion in red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis).  Journal of Zoology, 292: 192-201.

134.

Uhrig, E.J., LeMaster, M.P., and R.T. Mason. (2014). Species-specificity of  methyl ketone profiles in the skin lipids of female garter snakes genus ThamnophisBiochemical Systematics and Ecology, 53: 51-58.

133.

Friesen, C.R., Mason, R.T.,Arnold, S.J. and S. Estes. (2014). Patterns of sperm use in two populations of red-sided garter snake with long-term female sperm storage.  Canadian Journal of Zoology, 92: 33-40.

132.

Friesen, C.R., Shine, R., Krohmer, R.W. and R.T. Mason. (2013). Not just a chastity belt: The functional significance of mating plugs in garter snakes revisited.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.  109: 893-907.

131.

Uhrig, E.J., Lutterschmidt, D.I., LeMaster, M.P. and R.T. Mason. (2013). Methyl ketone production in juvenile female red-sided garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. In: M.L. East and M. Dehnhard (Eds.) “Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 12.”  Springer Science+Business Media, New York. pp. 235-243.

130.

Shine, R., Webb, J.K., Lane A. 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.

129.

Shine, R. and R.T. Mason. (2012). An airborne sex pheromone in snakes. Biology Letters, 8: 183-185.

128.

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*

127.

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.

126.

Uhrig, E.J., Lutterschmidt, D.I., Mason, R.T. and M.P. LeMaster. (2012). Pheromonal mediation of intraseasonal declines in the attractivity of female red-sided garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 38: 71-80.

125.

Krohmer, R.W., DeMarchi, G.A., Baleckaitis, D.D., Lutterschmidt, D.I. and R.T. Mason. (2011). Brain nuclei in actively courting red-sided garter snakes: A paradigm of neural trimorphism.  Physiology and Behavior, 102: 532-537. *Cover Photo and featured article*

124.

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.

123.

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.

122.

Preston, D.L., Mosley, C.A.E. and R.T. Mason. (2010). Sources of variability in the duration of anesthesia with Brevital sodium in snakes.  Copeia, 2010: 496-501.

121.

Mason, R.T. and M.R. Parker. (2010). Social behavior and pheromonal communication in reptiles.  Journal of Comparative Physiology, A, 196: 729-749.

120.

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 parietalisHormones and Behavior, 58: 485-492.

119.

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.

118.

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.

117.

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.

116.

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, 81: 810-825.

115.

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, 155: 607-612.

114.

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.

113.

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 parietalisAmerican Midland Naturalist, 157: 235-238.

112.

O’Donnell, R.P., Staniland, K. and R.T. Mason. (2007).  Experimental evidence that oral secretions  of Northwestern ringneck snakes (Diadophis punctatus occidentalis) are toxic to their prey.  Toxicon, 50: 810-815.

111.

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, 150: 124-131.

110.

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.

109.

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.

108.

Huang, G-Z.,  Zhang, J-J, Wang, D., Mason, R.T.and M. Halpern.  (2006). Female sex  pheromone induces membrane responses in vomeronasal sensory neurons of male snakes.  Chemical Senses, 31: 521-529.

107.

Shine, R., Webb, J.K., Lane, A. and R.T. Mason.  (2006). Flexible mate choice: a male snake’s preference for larger females is modified by the sizes of females that he encounters.  Animal Behaviour, 71: 203-209.

106.

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.

105.

Greene, M.J. and R.T. Mason.  (2005). The effects of cloacal secretions on brown tree snake behavior.  In:  “Chemical Signals in Vertebrates X.”  Mason, R.T., LeMaster, M.P. and D. Müller-Schwarze (Eds.). Springer., New York, NY, pp. 49-55.

104.

Shine, R., Langkilde, T., Wall, M. D. and R. T. Mason.  (2005). Alternative male mating tactics in garter snakes. Animal Behaviour, 70: 387-396.

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.

102.

Shine, R. and R. T. Mason.  (2005).  Does large body size in males evolve to facilitate forced insemination? A study on garter snakes.  Evolution, 59:2426-2432.

101.

Shine, R., Webb, J.K., Lane, A. 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.

100.

Shine, R., Langkilde, T., Wall, M. and R.T. Mason.  (2005).  Battle of the sexes: forcibly-inseminating male garter snakes target courtship to more vulnerable females.  Animal Behaviour, 70: 1133-1140.

99.

Shine, R., Langkilde, T., Wall, M. and R.T. Mason.  (2005).  Do female garter snakes evade males to avoid harassment or to enhance mate quality?  American Naturalist, 165: 660-668.

98.

Shine, R., Langkilde, T., Wall, M. and R.T. Mason.  (2005).  The fitness correlates of scalation asymmetry in garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis).   Functional Ecology, 19: 306-314.

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: 1251-1258.

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, 141: 259-270.

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.

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.

93.

Langkilde T., Shine R. and Mason R. T.  (2004).  Predatory attacks to the head versus body modify behavioural responses of garter snakes.  Ethology, 110: 937-947.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

87.

O’Donnell, R.P., Shine, R. and R.T. Mason.  (2004).  Seasonal anorexia in the male red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalisBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 56: 413-419.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

66.

Moore, I.T. and R.T. Mason. (2001). Behavioral and hormonal responses to corticosterone in the male red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalisPhysiology and Behavior, 72: 669-74.

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 concinnusGeneral and Comparative Endocrinology, 124: 218-225.

64.

Shine, R., Phillips, B., Waye, H., LeMaster, M.P. and R. T. Mason. (2001). Advantage of female mimicry in snakes. Nature, 414: 267.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

57.

Shine, R. and R.T. Mason.  (2001). Serpentine cross-dressers.  Natural History, 110: 56-61.

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.

55.

Shine, R., O’Connor, D. and R.T. Mason.  (2000). Sexual conflict in the snake den.  Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 48: 392-401.

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.

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.

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.

51.

Greene, M.J. and R.T. Mason.  (2000).  Courtship, mating, and male combat of the brown tree snake, Boiga irregularisHerpetologica, 56: 166-175.

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.

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.

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 concinnusPhysiological and Biochemical Zoology, 73: 307-312.

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.

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 Behaviour, 59: F4-F11.

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 parietalisAnimal Behaviour, 59: 529-534.

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.

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.

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.

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.

40.

Greene, M.J. and R.T. Mason.  (1998).  Chemically mediated sexual behavior of the brown tree snake, Boiga irregularisEcoScience, 5: 405-409. (*Cover Photo).

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.

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.

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.

36.

Greene, M.J., Nichols, D.K., Hoyt, R.F., Jr. and R.T. Mason. (1997).  The brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) as a laboratory animal. Lab Animal 26: 28-31. (*Cover Photo).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.   

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.

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.

28.

Mason, R.T. (1993).  Chemical ecology of the red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalisBrain, Behavior, and Evolution, 41: 261-268.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 parietalisCanadian Journal of Zoology, 65: 2090‑2096.

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.

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.

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 Behavior39: 231‑233.

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.

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.

4.

Mason, R.T. and D. Crews. (l985). Female mimicry in garter snakes. Nature,  316: 59‑60.

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.

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.

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.