Moldowan, P.D. Threat from the sky: Global case studies of corvids as subsidized predators of turtles.
Moldowan, P.D., Brooks, R.J., and Litzgus, J.D. Sex, shells, and weaponry: Coercive reproductive tactics in the Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta.
Terebiznik, M., Moldowan, P.D., Leivesley, J.A., Massey, M.D., Lacroix, C., Connoy, J.W.H, Rollinson, N. Hatchling turtles ingest natural and artificial incubation substrates at high frequency
Moldowan, P.D. Pseudemys concinna (River Cooter). Wounding, conspecific aggression/behavior, mating system.
Moldowan, P.D., Brooks, R.J., and Litzgus, J.D. 2020. Demographics of injuries indicate sexual coercion in a population of Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta). Canadian Journal of Zoology 98(4): 269–278. [enquire for copy]
Press: Herpetological Highlights.
Moldowan, P.D. 2019. Lizard pollination, or the stigma of having food on your face. Frontiers In Ecology and the Environment 17(10): 574 [PDF].
Hawkshaw*, D.M., Moldowan*, P.D., Brooks, R.J., and Litzgus, J.D, and Rollinson, N. 2019. Discovery and description of a novel sexual weapon in the world’s most widely-studied freshwater turtle. Evolutionary Ecology 33(6): 889–900. *equal contributions [
Press: New York Times.
Moldowan*, P.D., Smith*, M.A., Baldwin, T., Bartley, Rollinson, N., and Wynen, H. 2019. Nature’s pitfall trap: Salamanders as rich prey for carnivorous plants in a nutrient-poor northern bog ecosystem. Ecology 100(10): e02770. [PDF] *equal contributions
Examples of press coverage: National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, CBC, New Scientist, Live Science, University of Toronto, In Defense of Plants, Mother Nature Network, Herpetological Highlights
Francis, E.A., Moldowan, P.D., Greischar, M.A., and Rollinson, N. 2019. Anthropogenic nest sites provide warmer incubation environments than natural nest sites in a population of oviparous reptiles near their northern range limit. Oecologica 190(3): 511-522. [PDF]
Moldowan, P.D., Brooks, R.J., and Litzgus, J.D. 2017. Assessing head morphology dimorphism in the Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata) using a photographic questionnaire. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 16(1): 76-82. [PDF]
Moldowan, P.D., and H. Kitching. 2016. Observation of an Eastern Wolf (Canis sp. cf. lycaon) caching food in a Sphagnum bog in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 130(4): 351-354. [PDF]
Moldowan, P.D., T.M. Laverty, C.J. Emmans, and R.C. Stanley. 2016. Diet, gastric parasitism, and injuries of caimans (Caiman, Melanosuchus, and Paleosuchus) in the Peruvian Amazon. South American Journal of Herpetology 11(3): 176-182. [PDF]
Moldowan, P.D., Brooks, R.J., and Litzgus, J.D. 2016. Quantification of cranial and tomiodont dimorphism in Testudines using the Midland Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta marginata. Zoomorphology 135(4): 499-510. [PDF]
Moldowan, P.D. 2016. Bothrops atrox (Common Lancehead). Diet and fang replacement. Herpetological Review 47(3): 473-474. [PDF]
Moldowan, P.D., Copsey, J.A., Zuël, N., Tatayah. V, and Cole, N. 2016. Sticks and stones: notes on the ecology and conservation of an endemic stick insect (Apterograeffea marshallae) and the restoration of an island ecosystem. Phelsuma 24(2016): 72-79. [PDF]
Moldowan, P.D., Brooks, R.J., and Litzgus, J.D. 2016. Turtles with “teeth”: beak morphology of Testudines with a focus on the tomiodonts of Painted Turtles (Chrysemys spp.). Zoomorphology 135(1): 121-135. [PDF]
Moldowan, P.D., M.G. Keevil, P.B. Mills, R.J. Brooks, and J.D. Litzgus. 2015. Diet and feeding behaviour of Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina) and Midland Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta marginata) in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. Canadian Field-Naturalist 29(4):403-408. [PDF]
Moldowan, P.D., M.G. Keevil, N. Koper, R.J. Brooks, and J.D. Litzgus. 2015. Growth and sexual maturity of a female Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata) afflicted with kyphosis. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 14: 157-160. [PDF]
Moldowan, P.D., Keevil, M.G., Kell, S., Brooks, R.J., and Litzgus, J.D. 2015. Anti-predator defences of Brown Bullheads (Ameiurus nebulosus) and interactions with Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina). Canadian Field-Naturalist 129(2): 189-193. [PDF]
Bobbie, C.B., Moldowan, P.D., and Bobbie, B.A. 2015. Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle). Waterfowl predation. Herpetological Review 46(1): 77. [PDF, see page 77]
Baxter-Gilbert, J., Riley, J.L., Moldowan, P.D., and Litzgus, J.D. 2015. Sistrurus catenatus catenatus (Eastern Massasauga) and Nerodia sipedon sipedon (Northern Watersnake). Diet, road mortality, and foreign objects. Herpetological Review 46(1): 107. [PDF, see page 107]
- Tailed Amphibians of Japan (original by I. Sato 1943), undergoing translation and republication  (editorial)
- Species Conservation: Lessons from Islands (2018) by JA Copsey, SA Black, JJ Groombridge and CG Jones (written)
- Mammals of Algonquin Provincial Park (2018) by D. Strickland, R. Rutter and S. Dobbyn (photographic)
- Wildlife on Roads, a Handbook (2018) by K.E. Gunson and F.W. Schueler (editorial and photographic)
- North American Amphibians, Distribution and Diversity (2013) by D.A. Green, L.A. Weir, G.S. Casper, and M. Lannoo (photographic)
"Popular" Writing, samples ...
Moldowan, P.D. 2018. Art meets science: Fortuitous photographs and serendipitous inspiration (on Robert Bateman and Robert MacArthur at the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station). EEB Quarterly 1(1): 70-77. <Web Link>
Moldowan, P.D. 2016. Antler flies and the moose antler - an ecosystem unto itself! Conservation Science at your Dorrstep blog series, Ontario Nature. <Web Link>
Moldowan, P.D. 2016. Crown jewels in Canadian herpetology and herpetoculture: a tribute to Karel Fortyn, his Orinoco Crocodiles, and the Seaway Serpentarium. The Canadian Herpetologist 6(1): 7-14. [PDF]
Canada's New Noah blog series on wildlife research and conservation in Mauritius, via Wildlife Preservation Canada. <Web Link>
Moldowan, P.D. 2015. Secret love life of the Painted Turtle. The Raven, a natural and cultural history digest. Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. [PDF]
Moldowan, P.D. 2015. 'Twas the night before field season. The Canadian Herpetologist 5(1): 6-7. [PDF]
Moldowan, P. 2014 (revised 2018). The Harbinger of Spring, the Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum). In The Year of the Salamander and Natural Heritage Education, Ontario Parks. <Web Link 1> <Web Link 2>
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