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White, A., Giannetto, M., Mulla, L., Del Rosario, A.Lim, T., Culver, E., Timmer, M., Bushell, J., Lambert, M., & O. Hernández-Gómez. Accepted. Bacterial communities of the threatened Western Pond Turtle maybe impacted by land use. FEMS Microbiology Ecology.



Mulla, L. & O. Hernández-Gómez. 2023. Wildfires disturb the natural skin microbiota of terrestrial salamanders. Environmental Microbiology, DOI:



Hernández-Gómez, O. & J. Hua. 2023. From the organismal to biosphere levels: environmental impacts on the amphibian microbiota. FEMS Microbiology Reviews, DOI:



Wuerthner, V.P., J. Hua, & O. Hernández-Gómez. 2022. Life Stage and Proximity to Roads Shape the Skin Microbiota of Eastern Newts (Notophthalmus viridescens). Environmental Microbiology, DOI:



Buttimer, S.M., O. Hernández-Gómez, & E.B. Rosenblum. 2021. Skin bacterial metacommunities of San Francisco Bay Area salamanders are structured by host genus and habitat quality. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 97:fiab162.



Lambert, M.R., O. Hernández-Gómez, A. R. Krohn, A. Mutlow, L. Patterson, E. B. Rosenblum, M. Timmer, J. Willis, & J. Bushell. 2021. Turtle shell disease fungus (Emydomyces testavorans): first documented occurrence in California and prevalence in free-living turtles. Ichthyology & Herpetology, 109(4):958-962. 



Hernández-Gómez, O. 2020. News and Views: Climate change disturbs wildlife microbiomes. Nature Climate Change, 10:981-982. 



Diaz, L., O. Hernández-Gómez, S.D. Unger, L.A. Williams, C.M.B. Jachowski. 2020. Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in immature eastern hellbenders Cryptobranchus alleganiensis from North Carolina, USA. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 140:73-78.



Kenison, E., O. Hernández-Gómez, R.N. Williams. 2020. A novel bioaugmentation technique effectively increases the skin-associated microbial diversity of captive eastern hellbenders. Conservation Physiology, 8:10.1093/conphys/coaa040



Lambert, M.R., M.C. Womack, A.Q. Byrne, O. Hernández-GómezC.F. Noss, A.P. Rothstein, D.C. Blackburn, J.P. Collins, M.L. Crump, M.S. Koo, P. Nanjappa, L. Rollins-Smith, V.T. Vredenburg, E.B. Rosenblum. 2020. Comment on "Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity." Science, 367(6484):eaay1838



Hernández-Gómez, O., A.Q. Byrne, A. Gunderson, T.S. Jenkinson, C.F. Noss, A.P. Rothstein, M.C. Womack, E.B. Rosenblum. 2020. Invasive vegetation affects amphibian skin microbiota and body condition. PeerJ, 8:e8549.



Hernández-Gómez, O., V.P. Wuerthner, J. Hua. 2020. Amphibian host and skin microbiota response to a common agricultural antimicrobial and internal parasite. Microbial Ecology. 79 175-191.


Wuerthner, V.P., O. Hernández-Gómez, J. Hua. 2019. Amphibian skin microbiota response to variable housing conditions and experimental treatment across space and time. Journal of Herpetology. 53 324-335. 


Hernández-Gómez, O., S.J.A. Kimble, J. Hua, V.P. Wuerthner, D.K. Jones, B.M. Mattes, R.D. Cothran, R.A. Relyea, J.T. Hoverman. 2019.  Local adaptation of the MHC class IIB gene in populations of wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) correlates with proximity to agriculture. Infectious Diseases, Genetics, and Evolution. 73 197-204 


Hernández-Gómez, O., J.T. Briggler, R.N. Williams. 2018. Captivity-induced changes in the skin microbial communities of hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis). Microbial Ecology. 77:3 782-793 featured on cover 


Hernández-Gómez, O., J.T. Briggler, R.N. Williams. 2018. Influence of immunogenetics, sex, and body condition on the cutaneous microbial communities of two giant salamanders. Molecular Ecology. 27:8 1915-1929 featured on cover


Hernández-Gómez, O., S.J.A. Kimble, J.T. Briggler, R.N. Williams. 2017. Characterization of the cutaneous bacterial communities of two giant salamander subspecies. Microbial Ecology. 73:2 445-454.


Hernández-Gómez, O., J.T. Hoverman, R.N. Williams. 2017. Cutaneous microbial community variation across populations of eastern hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis). Frontiers in Microbiology. 8 1379 DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01379

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