**graduate student coauthor, *undergraduate student coauthor, #joint first authors
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  1. Ma C, Vander Zanden HB, Wunder MB, Bowen GJ (in press)  assignR: An R package for isotope-based geographic assignment.  Methods in Ecology and Evolution
  2. Campbell CJ**, Fitzpatrick MC, Vander Zanden HB, Nelson DM.  (2020) Advancing interpretation of stable isotope assignment maps: comparing and summarizing origins of known-provenance migratory bats. Animal Migration.  7(1), 27-41.  doi: 10.1515/ami-2020-004
  3. Pfaller JB, Pajuelo M, Vander Zanden HB, Andres KM, Dodd MG, Godfrey MH, Griffin DB, Ondich BL, Pate SM, Williams KL, Shamblin BM, Nairn CJ, Bolten AB, Bjorndal KA. (2020) Identifying foraging-area origins in breeding aggregations of migratory species: loggerhead turtles in the Northwest Atlantic. PLOS ONE. 15(4): e0231325. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231325
  4. Katzner TE, Allison TD, Braham MA, Conkling TJ, Diffendorfer JE, Duerr AE, Loss SR, Nelson DM, Vander Zanden HB, Yee JL.  (2020)  Assessing population-level consequences of anthropogenic stressors on terrestrial wildlife.  Ecosphere.  11:e03046. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.3046
  5. Katzner TE, Nelson DM, Diffendorfer Duerr AE, **Campbell CJ, Leslie D, Vander Zanden HB, Yee JL, Sur M, Huso MMP, Braham MA, Morrison ML, Loss SR, Poessel SA, Conkling TJ, Miller TA. (2019) Wind power: An ecological challenge.  Science.  366: 1206-1207.  doi: 10.1126/science.aaz9989
  6. Magozzi S, Vander Zanden HB, Wunder MB, Bowen GJ.  (2019) Mechanistic model predicts tissue-environment relationships and trophic shifts in animal hydrogen and oxygen isotope ratios. Oecologia.  doi: 10.1007/s00442-019-04532-8
  7. Vander Zanden HB#, Chaffee CL#, González-Rodríguez A, Flockhart DTT, Norris DR, Wayne ML. (2018) Alternate migration strategies of eastern monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) revealed by stable isotopes. Animal Migration 5: 74-83. doi: 10.1515/ami-2018-0006.  Press coverage: Popular Science, EurekAlert, Science DailyCBC Windsor, Le Devoir
  8. Vander Zanden HB, Nelson DM, Wunder MB, Conkling TJ, Katzner TE. (2018) Application of stable isotopes to determine geographic origin of terrestrial wildlife for conservation and management. Biological Conservation 228: 268-280. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.10.019
  9. Vander Zanden HB, Reid A, Katzner TE, Nelson DM. (2018) Effect of heat and singeing on stable hydrogen isotope ratios of feathers and implications for their use in determining geographic origins. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 32: 1859-1866. doi: 10.1002/rcm.8253
  10. *Price JT, Pfaller JB, Vander Zanden HB, Williams KL, Bolten AB, Bjorndal KA. (2017) Foraging area, not trophic position, linked to head size variation in adult female loggerheads. Journal of Zoology 302: 279-287. doi: 10.1111/jzo.12456
  11. Magozzi S, Yool A, Vander Zanden HB, Wunder MB, Trueman CN. (2017) Using ocean models to predict spatial and temporal variation in carbon isoscapes. Ecosphere 8:e0173. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1763
  12. Rees AF, Alfaro-Shigueto J, Barata PCR, Bjorndal KA, Bolten AB, Bourjea J, Broderick AC, Campbell LM, Cardona L, Carreras C, Casale P, Ceriani SA, Dutton PH, Eguchi T, Formia A, Fuentes MMPB, Fuller WJ, Girondot M, Godfrey MH, Hamann M, Hart KM, Hays GC, Hochscheid S, Kaska Y, Jensen MP, Mangel JC, Mortimer JA, Naro-Maciel E, Ng CKY, Nichols WJ, Phillott AD, Reina RD, Revuelta O, Schofield G, Seminoff JA, Shanker K, Tomás J, van de Merwe JP, Van Houtan KS, van de Merwe J, Vander Zanden HB, Wallace BP, Wedemeyer-Strombel KR, Work TM, Godley BJ. (2016) Are we working towards global research priorities for management and conservation of sea turtles?  Endangered Species Research 31: 337-382. doi: 10.3354/esr00801
  13. Vander Zanden HB, Bolten AB, Tucker AD, Hart KM, Lamont MM, Fujisaki I, Reich KJ, Addison DS, Mansfield KL, Phillips K, Pajuelo M, Bjorndal KA. (2016) Biomarkers reveal sea turtles remained in oiled areas following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Ecological Applications 26: 2145-2155. doi: 10.1002/eap.1366
  14. Vander Zanden HB, Soto DX, Bowen GJ, Hobson KA. (2016) Expanding the isotopic toolbox: applications of hydrogen and oxygen stable isotope ratios for food web studies. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4:20. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00020
  15. Vander Zanden HB, Wunder MB, Hobson KA, Van Wilgenburg SL, Wassenaar LI, Welker JM, Bowen GJ. (2015) Space-time tradeoffs in the development of precipitation-based isotope models for determining migratory origin. Journal of Avian Biology 46: 658-667. doi: 10.1111/jav.00656
  16. Vander Zanden HB, Tucker AD, Hart KM, Lamont MM, Fujisaki I, Addison DS, Mansfield KL, Phillips K, Wunder MB, Bowen GJ, Pajuelo M, Bolten AB, Bjorndal KA. (2015) Determining foraging area origin in a migratory marine vertebrate by integrating stable isotope analysis and satellite tracking: a novel approach. Ecological Applications 25: 320-335. doi: 10.1890/14-0581.1
  17. *Kaufman TJ, Pajuelo M, Bjorndal KA, Bolten AB, Pfaller JB, Williams KL, Vander Zanden HB. (2014) Mother-egg stable isotope conversion factors and effects of lipid extraction and ethanol preservation on loggerhead eggs. Conservation Physiology 2:cou049 doi: 10.1093/conphys/cou049
  18. Vander Zanden HB, Wunder MB, Hobson KA, Van Wilgenburg SL, Wassenaar LI, Welker JM, Bowen GJ. (2014) Contrasting assignment of migratory organisms to geographic origins using long-term versus year-specific precipitation isotope maps. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5: 891-900. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12229
  19. Vander Zanden HB, Tucker AD, Bolten AB, Reich KJ, Bjorndal KA. (2014) Stable isotopic comparison between loggerhead sea turtle tissues. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 28: 2059-2064. doi: 10.1002/rcm.6995
  20. Bowen GJ, Liu Z, Vander Zanden HB, Zhao L, Takahashi G. (2014) Geographic assignment with stable isotopes in IsoMAP. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5:201-206. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12147
  21. Vander Zanden HB, Pfaller JB, Reich KJ, Pajuelo M, Bolten AB, Williams KL, Frick MG, Shamblin BM, Nairn CJ, Bjorndal KA. (2014) Foraging areas differentially affect reproductive output and interpretation in trends in abundance of loggerhead turtles. Marine Biology 161:585-598. doi: 10.1007/s00227-013-2361-y
  22. Vander Zanden HB, Bjorndal KA, Bolten AB. (2013) Temporal consistency and individual specialization in resource use by green turtles in successive life stages. Oecologia 173:767–777. doi: 10.1007/s00442-013-2655-2
  23. Vander Zanden HB, Arthur KE, Bolten AB, Popp BN, Lagueux CJ, Harrison E, Campbell CL, Bjorndal KA. (2013) Trophic ecology of a green turtle breeding population. Marine Ecology Progress Series 476: 237-249. doi: 10.3354/meps10185
  24. Pajuelo M, Bjorndal KA, Reich KJ, Vander Zanden HB, Hawkes LA, Bolten AB. (2012) Assignment of nesting loggerhead turtles to their foraging areas in the Northwest Atlantic using stable isotopes. Ecosphere 3:art89. doi: 10.1890/ES12-00220.1
  25. Vander Zanden HB, Bjorndal KA, Mustin W, Ponciano JM, Bolten AB. (2012) Inherent variation in stable isotope values and discrimination factors in two age-classes of green turtles. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 85:431-441. doi: 10.1086/666902
  26. *Frankel NS, Vander Zanden HB, Reich KJ, Williams KL, Bjorndal KA. (2012) Maternal-offspring stable isotope discrimination in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). Endangered Species Research 17:133-138. doi: 10.3354/esr00412
  27. Vander Zanden HB, Bjorndal KA, Inglett PW, Bolten AB. (2012) Marine-derived nutrients from green turtle nests subsidize terrestrial beach ecosystems. Biotropica 44: 294-301. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2011.00827.x
  28. Vander Zanden HB, Bjorndal KA, Reich KJ, Bolten AB. (2010) Individual specialists in a generalist population: results from a long-term stable isotope series. Biology Letters 6: 711-714. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0124
  29. Hou C, Kaspari M, Vander Zanden HB, Gillooly, JF. (2010) The energetic basis of colonial living in social insects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107: 3634-3638. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0908071107
  30. Möllhoff M, Vander Zanden HB, Shiflett PR, and G Gupta. (2005) Modeling of receptor mimics that inhibit superantigen pathogenesis. Journal of Molecular Recognition 18: 73-83. doi: 10.1002/jmr.684


  1. García-Cruz MA, Campbell C, Bjorndal KA, Cardona Pascual L, Rodríguez-Clark KM, Lampo M, Vander Zanden HB, Fuentes MMPB, Pibernat L, Solorzano E, Bolten AB.  (2018) Solving the mysteries of male turtles in the Caribbean. The State of the World’s Sea Turtles Report XIII: 10-11.
  2. Love M, Robbins C, Baldera A, Eastman S, Bolten AB, Hardy RB, Herren R, Metz T, Vander Zanden HB, Wallace B. (2017) Restoration without borders: An assessment of cumulative stressors to guide large-scale, integrated restoration of sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.  Ocean Conservancy Report.
  3. Vander Zanden HB, Chesson LA. (2017) Stable isotope data interpretation: forensic applications and examples. Carter JF and Chesson LA (editors) Food Forensics: Stable Isotopes as a Guide to Authenticity and Origin. CRC Press.
  4. Vander Zanden HB. (2014) Invisible records reveal new understandings. The State of the World’s Sea Turtles. Report IX: 28-29. Zanden.pdf