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Skelton, J., A. Cauvin, & M. A. Hunter. (2022) Metabarcoding read numbers and their variability predict species abundance, but weakly in non-dominant species. Environmental DNA,
Landler, L., Skelton, J., Jusino, M. A., Van Lanen, A., & Walters, J. R. (2022). Effects of cavity orientation on nesting success inferred from long-term monitoring of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-10.
Creed, R. P., Brown, B. L., & Skelton, J. (2022). The potential impacts of invasions on native symbionts. Ecology, e3726.
Skelton, J. I Bartoszek, C.E. Beaver, K. M. Hart, and M. A. Hunter (2021). Genome-wide SNP analysis reveals multiple paternity in Burmese Pythons invasive to the Greater Florida Everglades. Journal of Herpetology 55(4), 355-360.
Araújo, J. P. M., Y. Li, D. Six,… J. Skelton,… and J. Hulcr (2021). Diversity and Evolution of Entomocorticium (Russulales, Peniophoraceae), a Genus of Bark Beetle Mutualists Derived from Free-Living, Wood Rotting Peniophora. Journal of Fungi 7(12), 1043.
Li, Y., C. Batemen, J. Skelton, …, and J. Hulcr (2021). Pre-invasion assessment of exotic bark beetle-vectored fungi to detect tree-killing pathogens. Phytopathology, 112 (2), 261-270.
Creed, R. P., G. L. Bailey, J. Skelton, and B. L. Brown (2022). The dilution effect in a freshwater mutualism: impacts of introduced host species on native symbionts. River Research and Applications,2022;1-9.
Hulcr, J., Skelton, J., Johnson**, A. J., Li**, Y., & Jusino, M. A. (2021). Invasion of an inconspicuous ambrosia beetle and fungus may alter wood decay in Southeastern North America. Biological Invasions, 1-9.
Creed, R. P., J. Skelton, K. J. Farrell, & B. L.Brown (2021). Strong effects of a mutualism on freshwater community structure. Ecology 102(2), e03225. 
Li, You, J. Skelton, S. Adams, Y. Hattori, M. E. Smith, and J. Hulcr (2020). The Ambrosia Beetle Sueus niisimai (Scolytinae: Hyorrhynchini) is associated with the canker disease fungus Diatrypella japonica (Xylariales). Plant Disease 104(12).
Jusino, M. A., J. Skelton, C. Chen, J. Hulcr, M. E. Smith (2020). Sexual reproduction and saprotrophic dominance by the ambrosial fungus Flavodon subulatus (= Flavodon ambrosius). Fungal Ecology 47.
Skelton, J., M. A. Jusino, P. S. Carlson*, K. Smith, M. T. Banik, D. L. Lindner, J. M. Palmer, & J. Hulcr. (2019) Relationships among wood-boring beetles, fungi, and the decomposition of forest biomass. Molecular Ecology.
Gomez, D. F., J. Skelton, M. De Maria, J. Hulcr. Influence of temperature and precipitation anomaly on the seasonal emergence of invasive bark beetles in subtropical South America. (2020). Neotropical Entomology.
Silknetter, S., B. L. Brown, R. P. Creed, E. A. Frimpong, J. Skelton, B. K. Peoples. Positive biotic interactions in freshwaters: a review and research directive. (2020). Freshwater Biology.
Huang**, Y.T., J. Skelton, J. Hulcr. Lipids and small metabolites provisioned by ambrosia fungi to symbiotic beetles are phylogeny-dependent, not convergent. ISME.
Skelton, J., Andrew Loyd, Jason A. Smith Robert, A. Blanchette, Benjamin W. Held & Jiri Hulcr (2020). Fungal symbionts of bark and ambrosia beetles can suppress decomposition of pine sapwood by competing with wood-decay fungi. Fungal Ecology 45.
Veselská, T., J. Skelton, J. Hulcr, M. Chudíčková, T. Vojtová, M. Kostovck, T. Cajthaml, and P. Baldrian. (2019). Adaptive traits of bark and ambrosia beetle-associated fungi. Fungal Ecology, 41, 165-176.
Skelton, J., A. J. Johnson**, M. A. Jusino, C. C. Bateman**, Y. Li** and J. Hulcr. A selective symbiont transport organ maintains phylogenetic partner fidelity in a globally distributed fungus-farming mutualism. (2019). Proceedings of the Royal Soc. B, 286(1894).
Landler, L., J. Skelton, M. S. Painter, P. W. Youmans, R. Muheim, R. P. Creed, B. L. Brown, and J. B. Phillips. Ectosymbionts alter spontaneous responses to the Earth's magnetic field in crustaceans. (2019). Scientific Reports, 9(1), 3105.
Huang**, Y. T., J. Skelton, A. J. Johnson**, M. Kolarík, and J. Hulcr. Geosmithia species in Southeastern USA and their affinity with beetle vectors and tree hosts. (2019). Fungal Ecology, 39, 168183.
Li**, Y., Y. Huang**, M. T. Kasson, A. M. Macias, J. Skelton, P. S. Carlson*, M. Yin, and J. Hulcr. (2018). Specific and promiscuous ophiostomatalean fungi associated with Platypodinae ambrosia beetles in the southeastern United States. Fungal Ecology 35, 42-50.
Huang**, Y., J. Skelton, and J. Hulcr. Multiple evolutionary origins lead to diversity in the metabolic profiles of ambrosia fungi. (2019). Fungal Ecology, 38, 80-88.
Li**, Y., R. Yongying, S. Edward, J. Skelton, and J. Hulcr. Plasticity of mycangia in Xylosandrus ambrosia beetles. (2019). Insect Science, 26(4), 732-742.
Skelton, J., M. A. Jusino, Y. Li, C. Bateman**, P. H. Thai, D. L. Lindner, J. Hulcr. (2018). Detecting symbioses in complex communities: the specialist and generalist fungal symbionts of beetles within dead Asian pines. Microbial Ecology, 76(3), 839-850.
Smith, J. A., K. Brust, J. Skelton, and J. R. Walters. How effective is the Safe Harbor program for the conservation of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers? (2018). Condor 120(1), 223-233.
Gomez**, D. F. , J. Skelton, M. S. Steininger, R. Stouthamer, P. Rugman-Jones, W. Sittichaya, R. J. Rabaglia, J. Hulcr. Species delineation within the Euwallacea fornicatus complex revealed by morphometric and phylogenetic analyses. (2018). Insect Systematics and Diversity, 2(6), Nov. 1, 2018.
Li**, Y., C. C. Bateman**, J. Skelton, M. A. Jusino, Z. J. Nolen*, D. R. Simmons, and J. Hulcr. Wood decay fungus Flavodon ambrosius (Basidiomycota: Polyporales) is widely farmed by two genera of ambrosia beetles. (2017). Fungal Biology 121(11), 984-989.
Skelton, J., K. M. Geyer, J. T. Lennon, R. P. Creed, and B. L. Brown. Multi-scale ecological filters shape the crayfish microbiome. (2017). [Cover article] Symbiosis 72(3), 159-170.
Brown, B. L., E. R. Sokol, J. Skelton, and B. Tornwall. Making sense of metacommunities: Dispelling the mythology of a metacommunity typology. (2017). Oecologia 183(3), 643-652.
Skelton, J., R.  P. Creed, L. Landler, K. M. Geyer, and B. L. Brown. Geographic patterns of crayfish symbiont diversity persist over half a century despite seasonal fluctuations. (2017). Freshwater Crayfish 22(1), 9-18.
Brown, B. L., M. Turnbull, J. Skelton, and R. P. Creed. Ectosymbiotic cleaning mutualists induce down regulation of crayfish immune response genes. (2017). Freshwater Crayfish 22 (1), 43-51.
Skelton, J., S. Doak*, M. Leonard*, R. P. Creed, and B. L. Brown. The rules for symbiont community assembly change along a mutualism–parasitism continuum. (2016). Journal of Animal Ecology 86, 843-853.
Luther, D., J. Skelton, C. Fernandez, and J. R. Walters. Conservation action implementation, funding, and population trends of birds listed on the Endangered Species Act. (2016). Biological Conservation 197, 229-234.
Thomas, M. J., R. P. Creed, J. Skelton, and B. L. Brown. Ontogenetic shifts in a freshwater cleaning symbiosis: Consequences for hosts and their symbionts. (2016). Ecology 97(6), 1507-1517.
Johnson**, A. J., P. E. Kendra, J. Skelton, and J. Hulcr. Species diversity, phenology, and temporal flight patterns of Hypothenemus pygmy borers (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in South Florida. (2016). Environmental Entomology 45(3), 627-632.
Bateman**, C., M. Sigut, J. Skelton, K. Smith, and J. Hulcr. Fungal symbionts of the black twig borer, Xylosandrus compactus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) are spatially segregated on the insect body. (2016). Environmental Entomology 45(4), 883-890.
Skelton, J., R. P. Creed, and B. L. Brown. A symbiont’s dispersal strategy: Condition-dependent dispersal underlies predictable variation in direct transmission among hosts. (2015). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282(189).
Tornwall, B., E. Sokol, J. Skelton, and B. L. Brown. Trends in stream biodiversity research since the River Continuum Concept. (2015). Diversity 7, 16-35.
Landler, L., M. A. Jusino, J. Skelton, and J. R. Walters. Global trends in woodpecker cavity entrance orientation: Latitudinal and continental effects suggest regional climate influence. (2015). Acta Ornithologica 49(2), 257-266.
Skelton, J., R. P. Creed, and B. L. Brown. Ontogenetic shift in host tolerance controls initiation of a cleaning symbiosis. (2014). Oikos 123(6), 677-686.
Skelton, J., K. J. Farrell, R. P. Creed, B. W. Williams, B. Helms, J. Stoekel, and B. L. Brown. Servants, scoundrels, and hitchhikers: Current understanding of the complex interactions between crayfish and their ectosymbiotic worms (Branchiobdellida). (2013). Freshwater Science 32(4), 1345-1357.
Brown, B. L., R. P. Creed, J. Skelton, M. A. Rollins, and K. J. Farrell. The fine line between mutualism and parasitism: Complex effects in a cleaning symbiosis demonstrated by multiple field experiments. (2012). Oecologia 170(1), 199-207.
Skelton, J., and M. Strand. Trophic ecology of a freshwater sponge (Spongilla lacustris) revealed by stable isotope analysis. (2012). Hydrobiologia 709(1), 227-235.


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