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James Collins

James Collins

Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

jcollins@asu.edu

480-965-4578

School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 874501
Tempe, AZ 85287-4501

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation

Biography

James P. Collins is an evolutionary ecologist whose research group studies the role of host-pathogen interactions in species decline and extinction. They use amphibians, along with viral and fungal pathogens, as models for studying factors that control population dynamics. His other research is focused on intellectual factors that have shaped the development of ecology as a discipline, and on ecological ethics.

Professor Collins's expertise in population dynamics led him to serve as director of the Population Biology and Physiological Ecology program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 1985 to 1986. He also served as NSF’s assistant director for Biological Sciences from 2005 to 2009. From 1989 to 2002 he was chair of ASU’s Zoology, and then Biology Department, where he used interdisciplinary programs to foster innovation in research, education, and institutional change. He is also an adjunct senior scientist with the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, MA.

Education

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1975
  • BS, Manhattan College, 1969

Expertise

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Journal Articles

2020

Wu, T., C. Perrings, C. Shang, J. P. Collins, P. Daszak, A. Kinzig and B. A. Minteer. 2020. Protection of wetlands as a strategy for reducing the spread of avian influenza from migratory waterfowl. Ambio 49:939-949. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-019-01238-2. (link )

2018

Kuzma, J., F. Gould, Z. Brown, J. Collins, J. Delborne, E. K. Frow, D. Guston, C. Leitschuh, K. Oye and S. Stauffer. 2018. A roadmap for gene drives: using institutional analysis and development to frame research needs and governance in a systems context. Journal of Responsible Innovation 5(Sup 1):S31-S39. DOI: 10.1080/23299460.2017.1410344. (link )

2017

Wu, T., C. Perrings, A. Kinzig, J. P. Collins, B. A. Minteer and P. Daszak. 2017. Economic growth, urbanization, globalization, and the risks of emerging infectious diseases in China: A review. Ambio 46(1):18-29. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-016-0809-2. (link )

2013

Minteer, B. A. and J. P. Collins. 2013. Ecological ethics in captivity: Balancing values and responsibilities in zoo and aquarium research under rapid global change. ILAR Journal 54(1):41-51. DOI: 10.1093/ilar/ilt009. (link )

Winston, J. M., B. A. Minteer and J. P. Collins. 2013. Old wine, new bottles? Using history to inform the assisted colonization debate. Oryx FirstView:1-9. DOI: 10.1017/S0030605312001500. (link )

2012

Gascon, C., J. P. Collins, D. R. Church, R. D. Moore, F. Andreone, P. Bishop, S. Das Biju, F. Bolanos, X. Feng, S. Haitao, M. Lampo, Z. Li, S. Lotters, Y. Matamoros, M. Meegaskumbura, S. Molur, P. Nanjappa Mitchell, J. Mora, J. Garcia-Moreno, L. Pipeng, J. Reardon, A. Rial, C. Molina Rodriguez, S. R. Ron, J. J. Rowley, J. C. Senaris, D. L. Silvano, P. H. Valdujo and V. K. Verdade. 2012. Scaling a global plan into regional strategies for amphibian conservation. Alytes 29:14-26.

Hyman, O. J. and J. P. Collins. 2012. Evaulation of a filtration-based method for detecting Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in natural bodies of water. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 97(3):185-195. (link )

Minteer, B. A. and J. P. Collins. 2012. Species conservation, rapid environmental change, and ecological ethics. Nature Education Knowledge 3(6):14. (link )

2011

Krakauer, D. C., J. P. Collins, D. Erwin, J. C. Flack, W. Fontana, M. D. Laubichler, S. J. Prohaska, G. B. West and P. F. Stadler. 2011. The challenges and scope of theoretical biology. Journal of Theoretical Biology 276(1):269-276. (link )

2010

Collins, J. P. 2010. Amphibian decline and extinction: What we know and what we need to learn. Dieases of Aquatic Organisms 92(2-3):93-99. (link )

Minteer, B. A. and J. P. Collins. 2010. Move it or lose it? The ecological ethics of relocating species under climate change. Ecological Applications 20(7):1801-1804. (link )

Picco, A. M., A. P. Karam and J. P. Collins. 2010. Pathogen host switching in commercial trade with management recommendations. EcoHealth 7(2):252-256. (link )

Schock, D. M., G. R. Ruthig, J. P. Collins, S. J. Kutz, S. Carriere, R. J. Gau, A. M. Veitch, N. C. Larter, D. P. Tate, G. Guthrie, D. G. Allaire and R. A. Popko. 2010. Amphibian chytrid fungus and ranaviruses in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 92(2-3):231-240. (link )

2009

Brunner, J. L. and J. P. Collins. 2009. Testing assumptions of the trade-off theory of the evolution of parasite virulence. Evolutionary Ecology Research 11:1169-1188. (link )

Greer, A. L., J. L. Brunner and J. P. Collins. 2009. Spatial and temporal patterns of Ambystoma tigrinum virus (ATV) prevalence in tiger salamanders Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum. Dieases of Aquatic Organisms 85(1):1-6. DOI: 10.3354/dao02061. (link )

Greer, A. L., D. M. Schock, J. L. Brunner, T. A. Johnson, A. M. Picco, S. D. Cashins, R. A. Alford, L. F. Skerratt and J. P. Collins. 2009. Guidelines for the safe use of disposable gloves with amphibian larvae in the light of pathogens and possible toxic effects. Herpetological Review 40:145-147.

Schock, D. M., T. K. Bollinger and J. P. Collins. 2009. Mortality rates differe among amphibian populations exposed to three strains of a lethal ranavirus. EcoHealth 6(3):438-448. (link )

2008

Bolker, B. M., F. de Castro, A. Storfer, S. Mech, E. Harvey and J. P. Collins. 2008. Disease as a selective force precluding widespread cannabalism: A case study of an iridovirus of tiger salamanders, Ambystoma tigrinum. Evolutionary Ecology Research 10(1):105-128. (link )

Colon, W., P. Chitnis, J. P. Collins, J. Hicks, T. Chan and J. S. Tornow. 2008. Commentary: Chemical biology and the US National Science Foundation. 4(9):511-514. DOI: 10.1038/nchembio0908-511. (link )

Greer, A. L. and J. P. Collins. 2008. Habitat fragmentation as a result of biotic and abiotic factors controls pathogen transmission throughout a host population. Journal of Animal Ecology 77(2):364-369. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2007.01330.x. (link )

Greer, A. L., C. J. Briggs and J. P. Collins. 2008. Testing a key assumption of host-pathogen theory: Density and disease transmission. Oikos 117(11):1667-1673. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2008.16783.x. (link )

Minteer, B. A. and J. P. Collins. 2008. From environmental to ecological ethics: Towards a practical ethics for ecologists and conservationists. Science and Engineering Ethics 14(4):483-501. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-008-9087-0. (link )

Picco, A. M. and J. P. Collins. 2008. Amphibian commerce as a likely source of pathogen pollution. Conservation Biology 22(6):1582-1589. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.01025.x. (link )

Schock, D. M., T. K. Bollinger, V. G. Chinchar, J. K. Jancovich and J. P. Collins. 2008. Experimental evidence that amphibian ranaviruses are multi-host pathogens. Copeia 2008(1):133-143. DOI: 10.1643/CP-06-134. (link )

2007

Brunner, J. L., D. M. Schock and J. P. Collins. 2007. Transmission dynamics of the amphibian ranavirus Ambystoma tigrinum virus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 77(2):87-95. DOI: 10.3354/dao01845. (link )

Picco, A. M., J. L. Brunner and J. P. Collins. 2007. Susceptibility of the endangered Califronia tiger salamander, Ambystoma californiense, to ranavirus infection. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 43(2):286-290. (link )

Picco, A. M. and J. P. Collins. 2007. Fungal and viral pathogen occurrence in Costa Rican amphibians. Journal of Herpetology 41(4):746-749. DOI: 10.1670/07-033.1. (link )

Storfer, A., M. E. Alfaro, B. J. Ridenhour, J. K. Jancovich, S. G. Mech, M. J. Parris and J. P. Collins. 2007. Phylogenetic concordance analysis shows an emerging pathogen is novel and endemic. Ecology Letters 10(11):1075-1083. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01102.x. (link )

2006

Fox, S. F., A. L. Greer, R. Torres-Cervantes and J. P. Collins. 2006. First case of ranavirus-associated morbidity and mortality in natural populations of the South American frog Atelognathus patagonicus. Dieases of Aquatic Organisms 72(1):87-92. DOI: 10.3354/dao072087. (link )

Lips, K. R., F. Brem, R. Brenes, J. D. Reeve, R. A. Alford, J. Voyles, C. Carey, L. J. Livo, A. P. Pessler and J. P. Collins. 2006. Emerging infectious disease and the loss of biodiversity in a Neotropical amphibian community. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 103(9):3165-3170. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0506889103. (link )

Maret, T. J., J. D. Snyder and J. P. Collins. 2006. Altered drying regime controls distribution of endangered salamanders and introduced predators. Biological Conservation 127(2):129-138. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2005.08.003. (link )

Mendelson III, J. R., K. R. Lips, J. E. Diffendorfer, R. W. Gagliardo, G. B. Rabb, J. P. Collins, P. Daszak, R. Ibanez D, K. C. Zippel, S. N. Stuart, C. Gascon, H. R. Da Silva, P. A. Burrowes, R. C. Lacy, F. Bolanos, L. A. Coloma, K. M. Wright and D. B. Wake. 2006. Letters: Response to Pounds, J.A., et al.: Responding to amphibian loss. Science 314(5805):1541-1542. DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5805.1541. (link )

Mendelson III, J. R., K. R. Lips, R. W. Gagliardo, G. B. Rabb, J. P. Collins, J. E. Diffendorfer, P. Daszak, R. Ibanez D, K. C. Zippel, D. P. Lawson, K. M. Wright, S. N. Stuart, C. Gascon, H. R. Da Silva, P. A. Burrowes, R. L. Joglar, E. la Marca, S. Lotters, L. H. du Preez, C. Weldon, A. Hyatt, J. V. Rodriguez-Mahecha, S. Hunt, H. Robertson, B. Lock, C. J. Raxworthy, D. R. Frost, R. C. Lacy, R. A. Alford, J. A. Campbell, G. Parra-Olea, F. Bolanos, J. J. Calco Domingo, T. Halliday, J. B. Murphy, M. H. Wake, L. A. Coloma, S. L. Kuzmin, M. Stanley Price, K. M. Howell, M. W. Lau, R. Pethiyagoda, M. Boone, M. J. Lanoo, A. R. Blaustein, A. Dobson, R. A. Griffiths, M. L. Crump, D. B. Wake and E. D. Brodie Jr. 2006. Policy Forum - Biodiversity: Confronting amphibian declines and extinctions. Science 313(5783):48. DOI: 10.1126/science.1128396. (link )

Minteer, B. A. and J. P. Collins. 2006. Response to Rominger. Conservation Biology 20(5):1341. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2006.00535_3.x. (link )

Retallick, R. W., V. Miera, K. L. Richards, K. J. Field and J. P. Collins. 2006. A non-lethal technique for detecting the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis on tadpoles. Dieases of Aquatic Organisms 72(1):77-85. DOI: 10.3354/dao072077. (link )

2005

Brunner, J. L., K. L. Richards and J. P. Collins. 2005. Dose and host characteristics influence virulence of ranavirus infections. Oecologia 144(3):399-406. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-005-0093-5. (link )

Collins, J. P. and T. Halliday. 2005. Forecasting changes in amphibian biodiversity: Aiming at a moving target. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 360(1454):309-314. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2004.1588. (link )

Jancovich, J. K., E. W. Davidson, N. Parameswaran, J. Mao, V. G. Chinchar, J. P. Collins, B. L. Jacobs and A. Storfer. 2005. Evidence for emergence of an amphibian iridoviral disease because of human-enhanced spread. Molecular Ecology 14(1):213-224. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2004.02387.x. (link )

Minteer, B. A. and J. P. Collins. 2005. Ecological ethics: Building a new tool kit for ecologists and biodiversity managers. Conservation Biology 19(6):1803-1812. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2005.00281.x. (link )

Minteer, B. A. and J. P. Collins. 2005. Why we need an "ecological ethics". Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(6):332-337. DOI: 10.1890/1540-9295(2005)003[0332:WWNAEE]2.0.CO;2. (link )

Parris, M. J., A. Storfer, J. P. Collins and E. W. Davidson. 2005. Life-history responses to pathogens in tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) larvae. Journal of Herpetology 39(3):366-372. DOI: 10.1670/183-04N.1. (link )

Rachowicz, L. J., J. Hero, R. A. Alford, J. W. Taylor, J. A. Morgan, V. T. Vredenburg, J. P. Collins and C. J. Briggs. 2005. The novel and endemic pathogen hypotheses: Competing explanations for the orgin of emerging infectious diseases of wildlife. Conservation Biology 19(5):1441-1448. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2005.00255.x. (link )

2004

Brunner, J. L., D. M. Schock, E. W. Davidson and J. P. Collins. 2004. Intraspecific reservoirs: Complex life history and the persistence of a lethal ranavirus. Ecology 85(2):560-566. DOI: 10.1890/02-0374. (link )

Collins, J. P. 2004. Where have all the frogs gone?. Natural History 113:44-49. (link )

Collins, J. P., J. L. Brunner, J. Janovich and D. M. Schock. 2004. A model host-pathogen system for studying infectious disease dynamics in amphibians: Tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum) and Ambystoma tigrinum virus. Herpetological Journal 14:195-200.

Parris, M. J., A. Davis and J. P. Collins. 2004. Single-host pathogen effects on mortality and behavioral responses to predators in salamanders (Urodela: Ambystomitidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 82(9):1477-1483. DOI: 10.1139/z04-127. (link )

Storfer, A., S. G. Mech, M. W. Reudink, R. E. Ziemba, J. Warren and J. P. Collins. 2004. Evidence for introgression in the endangered Sonora tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi (Lowe). Copeia 2004(4):783-796. DOI: 10.1643/CG-03-095R1. (link )

2003

Collins, J. P. 2003. Special Feature: What can we learn from community genetics?. Ecology 84(3):574-577. DOI: 10.1890/0012-9658(2003)084[0574:WCWLFC]2.0.CO;2. (link )

Collins, J. P. and A. Storfer. 2003. Global amphibian declines: Sorting the hypotheses. Diversity and Distributions 9(2):89-98. DOI: 10.1046/j.1472-4642.2003.00012.x. (link )

Davidson, E. W., M. J. Parris, J. P. Collins, J. E. Longcore, A. P. Pressier and J. Brunner. 2003. Pathogenicity and transmission of chytridiomycosis in tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum). Copeia 2003(3):601-607. DOI: 10.1643/CP-02-120R1. (link )

Jancovich, J. K., J. Mao, V. G. Chinchar, C. Wyatt, S. T. Case, S. Kumar, G. Valente, S. Subramanian, E. W. Davidson, J. P. Collins and B. L. Jacobs. 2003. Genomic sequence of a ranavirus (family Iridoviridae) associated with salamander mortalities in North America. Virology 316(1):90-103. DOI: 10.1016/j.virol.2003.08.001. (link )

2002

Collins, J. P. 2002. May you live in interesting times: Using multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programs to cope with change in the life sciences. BioScience 52(1):75-83. DOI: 10.1641/0006-3568(2002)052[0075:MYLIIT]2.0.CO;2. (link )

2001

Jancovich, J. K., E. W. Davidson, A. Seiler, B. L. Jacobs and J. P. Collins. 2001. Transmission of the Amystoma tigrinum virus to alternative hosts. Dieases of Aquatic Organisms 46(3):159-163. (link )

2000

Collins, J. P., A. P. Kinzig, N. B. Grimm, W. F. Fagan, D. Hope, J. Wu and E. T. Borer. 2000. A new urban ecology. American Scientist 88(5):416-425. DOI: 10.1511/2000.5.416. (link )

Ziemba, R. E., M. T. Myers and J. P. Collins. 2000. Foraging under the risk of cannabalism leads to divergence in body size among tiger salamander larvae. Oecologia 124(2):225-231. DOI: 10.1007/s004420050010. (link )

1999

Pfennig, D. W., J. P. Collins and R. E. Ziemba. 1999. A test of alternative hypotheses for kin recognition in cannabalistic tiger salamanders. Behavioral Ecology 10(4):436-443. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/10.4.436. (link )

Ziemba, R. E. and J. P. Collins. 1999. Development of size structure in tiger salamanders: The role of intraspecific interference. Oecologia 120(4):524-529. DOI: 10.1007/s004420050886. (link )

1998

Brunkow, P. E. and J. P. Collins. 1998. Group size structure affects patterns of aggression in larval salamanders. Behavioral Ecology 9(5):508-514. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/9.5.508. (link )

Maienschein, J., J. P. Collins and D. S. Strouse. 1998. Biology and law: Challenges of adjudicating competing claims in a democracy. Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science & Technology 38(2):151-181.

1997

Jancovich, J. K., E. W. Davidson, J. F. Morado, B. L. Jacobs and J. P. Collins. 1997. Isolation of a lethal virus from the endangered tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 31(3):161-167. DOI: 10.3354/dao031161. (link )

Maret, T. J. and J. P. Collins. 1997. Ecological origin of morphological diversity: A study of alternative trophic phenotypes in larval salamanders. Evolution 51(3):898-905. (link )

1996

Brunkow, P. E. and J. P. Collins. 1996. Effects of individual variation in size on growth and development of larval salamanders. Ecology 77(5):1482-1492. DOI: 10.2307/2265545. (link )

Maret, T. J. and J. P. Collins. 1996. Effect of prey vulnerability on population size structure of a gape-limited predator. Ecology 77(1):320-324. DOI: 10.2307/2265681. (link )

1995

Jones, T. R., E. J. Routman, D. J. Begun and J. P. Collins. 1995. Ancestry of an isolated subspecies of salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi Lowe: The evolutionary significance of hybridization. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 4(2):194-202. DOI: 10.1006/mpev.1995.1019. (link )

1994

Allison, L. J., P. E. Brunkow and J. P. Collins. 1994. Opportunistic breeding after summer rains by Arizona tiger salamanders. Great Basin Naturalist 54(4):376-379. (link )

Holomuzki, J. R., J. P. Collins and P. E. Brunkow. 1994. Trophic control of fishless ponds by tiger salamander larvae. Oikos 71:55-64. (link )

Loeb, M. L., J. P. Collins and T. J. Maret. 1994. The role of prey in controlling expression of a trophic polymorphism in Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum. Functional Ecology 8(2):151-158. (link )

Maret, T. J. and J. P. Collins. 1994. Individual responses to population size structure: the role of size variation in controlling expression of a trophic polyphenism. Oecologia 279-285.

Pfennig, D. W., P. W. Sherman and J. P. Collins. 1994. Kin recognition and cannabalism in polyphenic salamanders. Behavioral Ecology 5(2):225-232. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/5.2.225. (link )

Pfennig, D. W., P. W. Sherman and J. P. Collins. 1994. Kin recognition and cannibalism in polyphenic salamanders.. Behavioral Ecology 225-232.

1993

Collins, J. P., K. E. Zerba and M. J. Sredl. 1993. Shaping intraspecific variation: Development, ecology and evolution of morphology and life history variation in tiger salamanders. Genetica 89(1-3):167-183. DOI: 10.1007/BF02424512. (link )

Collins, J. P., K. E. Zerba and M. J. Sredl. 1993. Shaping intraspecific variation: development, ecology, and the evolution of morphology and life history variation in tiger salamanders. Genetica 167-183.

Pfennig, D. W. and J. P. Collins. 1993. Kinship affects morphogenesis in cannibalistic salamanders. Nature 362(6423):836-838. DOI: 10.1038/362836a0. (link )

Pfennig, D. W. and J. P. Collins. 1993. Kinship affects morphogenesis in cannibalistic salamanders.. Nature 836-838.

1992

Begun, D. J. and J. P. Collins. 1992. Biochemical plasticity in the Arizona tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum). Journal of Heredity 83(3):224-227.

Jones, T. R. and J. P. Collins. 1992. Analysis of a hybrid zone between subspecies of the tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) in central New Mexico, USA. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 5(2):275-402. DOI: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.1992.5030375.x. (link )

Reilly, S. M., G. V. Lauder and J. P. Collins. 1992. Performance consequences of trophic polymorphism: Feeding behavior in typical and cannibal phenotypes of Ambystoma tigrinum. 1992(3):672-679.

Sredl, M. J. and J. P. Collins. 1992. The interaction of predation, competition, and habitat complexity in structuring an amphibian community. Copeia 1992(3):607-614.

Sredl, M. J. and J. P. Collins. 1992. The interaction of predation, competition, and habitat complexity in structuring an amphibian community.. Copeia 607-614.

Zerba, K. E. and J. P. Collins. 1992. Spatial heterogeneity and individual variation in diet of an aquatic top predator.. Ecology 268-279.

Zerba, K. E. and J. P. Collins. 1992. Spatial heterogeneity and individual variation in diet of an aquatic top predator. Ecology 72(1):268-279. DOI: 10.2307/1938738. (link )

1991

Pfennig, D. W., M. L. Loeb and J. P. Collins. 1991. Pathogens as a factor limiting the spread of cannibalism in tiger salamanders. Oecologia 88(2):161-166. DOI: 10.1007/BF00320806. (link )

Sredl, M. J. and J. P. Collins. 1991. The effect of ontogeny on interspecific interactions in larval amphibians. Ecology 72(6):2232-2239. DOI: 10.2307/1941573. (link )

Sredl, M. J. and J. P. Collins. 1991. The effect of ontogeny on interspecific interactions in larval amphibians.. Ecology 2232-2239.

1988

Fernandez, P. J. and J. P. Collins. 1988. Effect of environment and ontogeny on color pattern variation in Arizona tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum Hallowell). Copeia 1988(4):930-940.

Fernandez, P. Z. and J. P. Collins. 1988. Effect of environment and ontogeny on color pattern variation in Arizona tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum Hallowell).. Copeia 930-940.

Jones, T. R., J. P. Collins, T. D. Kocher and J. B. Mitton. 1988. Systematic status and distribution of Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi Lowe. Copeia 1988(3):621-635.

1986

Collins, J. P. 1986. Evolutionary ecology and the use of natural selection in ecological theory. Journal of the History of Biology 19(2):257-288. DOI: 10.1007/BF00138879.

1984

Collins, J. P. and J. R. Holomuzki. 1984. Intraspecific variation in diet within and between trophic morphs in larval tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 62(2):168-174. DOI: 10.1139/z84-027. (link )

Collins, J. P. and J. R. Holomuzki. 1984. Intraspecific variation in diet within and between trophic morphs in larval tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum). Canadian Journal of Zoology 168-174.

1983

Collins, J. P. and J. E. Cheek. 1983. Effect of food and density on development of typical and cannibalistic salamander larvae in Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum. Integrative & Comparative Biology 23(1):77-84. DOI: 10.1093/icb/23.1.77. (link )

Holomuzki, J. R. and J. P. Collins. 1983. Diel movement of larvae of the tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum. Journal of Herpetology 17(3):276-278. (link )

1982

Brown, D. E., W. L. Minckley and J. P. Collins. 1982. Historical background of southwestern ecological studies.. Desert Plants 4(1-4):17-23. (link )

1981

Collins, J. P. 1981. Distribution, habitats, and life history variation in the tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum, in east-central and southeast Arizona. Copeia 1981(2):666-675.

Collins, J. P., M. Young, J. Howell and W. L. Minckley. 1981. Impact of flooding in a Sonoran Desert stream, including elimination of an endangered fish population (Poeciliopsis o. occidentalis, Poeciliidae). Southwestern Naturalist 26(4):415-523. (link )

1980

Collins, J. P., J. B. Mitton and B. A. Pierce. 1980. Ambystoma tigrinum: A multi-species conglomerate?. Copeia 1980(4):938-941.

Franzblau, M. A. and J. P. Collins. 1980. Test of a hypothesis of territory regulation in an insectivorous bird by experimentally increasingprey abundance. Oecologia 46(2):164-170. DOI: 0.1007/BF00540122. (link )

1979

Collins, J. P. 1979. Sexually mature larvae of the salamander Ambystoma rosaceum and A. tigrinum velasci from Chihuahua, Mexico: Taxonomic and ecologic notes. Journal of Herpetology 13(3):351-354. (link )

Collins, J. P. and M. A. Lewis. 1979. Overwintering tadpoles and multiple breeding in the Rana pipiens complex in Arizona. Southwestern Naturalist 24(2):371-373. (link )

Collins, J. P. and H. M. Wilbur. 1979. Breeding habits and habitats of the amphibians of the E. S. George Reserve, Michigan, with notes on the local distribution of fishes. Occasional Papers Museum Zoology University of Michigan 686:1-34. (link )

1977

Collins, J. P., R. Berkelhamer and M. Mesler. 1977. Notes on the natural history of the mangrove, Pelliciera rhizophorae (Theaceae). Brenesia 10/11:17-31. (link )

1974

Wilbur, H. M., D. W. Tinkle and J. P. Collins. 1974. Environmental certainty, trophic level, and resource availablity in life history evolution. American Naturalist 108(964):805-817. (link )

1973

Wilbur, H. M. and J. P. Collins. 1973. Ecological aspects of amphibian metamorphosis: Nonnormal distributions of competitive ability reflect selection for facultative metamorphosis. Science 182(4119):1305-1314. DOI: 10.1126/science.182.4119.1305. (link )

1971

Collins, J. P. 1971. Ecological observations on a little known South American anole: Tropidodactylus onca. Breviora 370:1-6. (link )

Books

2009

Collins, J. P. and M. L. Crump. 2009. Extinction in Our Times: Global Amphibian Decline. Oxford University Press. Oxford.

1986

Lappe, F. M. and J. Collins. 1986. World hunger: Twelve myths. Grove Press, Inc. New York.

1982

Collins, J. P. 1982. Birds, reptiles, and amphibians of the Interior Chaparral, Battle Flat, Arizona.. USDA Forest Service. Phoenix.

Book Chapters

2013

Minteer, B. A. and J. P. Collins. 2013. Ecosystems unbound: Ethical questions for an interventionist ecology. Pp. Chapter 36 In: Sandler, R. ed., Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Palgrave-Macmillan.

2012

Collins, J. P. 2012. A practical ethics for ecologists and biodiversity managers. Pp. 140-160 In: Minteer, B. A. ed., Refounding Environmental Ethics: Pragmatism, Principle, and Practice. Temple University Press. Philadelphia, PA.

2011

Collins, J. P. 2011. Changes in biology and biology's evolving role in science education. In: Pettitt-Riley, S. ed., Research in Biology Education: Where Do We Go From Here?. Michigan State University Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education.

Collins, J. P. 2011. Foreword. In: Scheiner, S. M. and M. Willig eds., The Theory of Ecology. University of Chicago Press. Chicago, IL.

Minteer, B. A. and J. P. Collins. 2011. A practical ethics for ecologists and biodiversity managers. Pp. 140-160 In: Minteer, B. A. ed., Refounding Environmental Ethics: Pragmatism, Principle, and Practice. Temple University Press.

2008

Gascon, C. and J. P. Collins. 2008. Preface. Pp. xi In: Stuart, S. N., M. Hoffman, J. S. Chanson, N. A. Cox, R. J. Berridge, P. Ramani and B. E. Young eds., Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, in association with IUCN, the World Conservation Union, Conservation International, and NatureServe.

Hoffman, M., D. R. Church, J. P. Collins, N. A. Cox, C. Gascon, J. R. Mendelson III, R. D. Moore, S. N. Stuart and K. C. Zippel. 2008. Amphibian conservation — responding to the global decline of amphibians. Pp. 114-124 In: Stuart, S. N., M. Hoffman, J. S. Chanson, N. A. Cox, R. J. Berridge, P. Ramani and B. E. Young eds., Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, in association with IUCN, the World Conservation Union, Conservation International, and NatureServe. Barcelona, Spain.

Minteer, B. A. and J. P. Collins. 2008. Ecological ethics: Building a new tool kit for ecologists and biodiversity managers. Pp. 353-359 In: Armstrong, S. J. and R. G. Botzler eds., The Animal Ethcs Reader, 2nd Edition. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0415775397.

2007

Bement Jr, A., J. P. Collins, J. Wing, R. Buckius, J. Moyers, D. Lightfoot, D. Atkins, K. Erb and K. Olsen. 2007. NSF's observing systems: Platforms for large-scale environmental research. Pp. 88-91 In: Secretariat, G. ed., The Full Picture. Tudor Rose, Geneva, Switzerland. (link )

Collins, J. P., S. Gilbert, M. D. Laubichler and G. B. Muller. 2007. Modeling in EvoDevo: How to integrate development, evolution, and ecology. Pp. 355-378 In: Laubichler, M. D. and G. B. Muller eds., Modeling Biology: Structures, Behaviors, Evolution. The MIT Press.

Daszak, P., K. R. Lips, R. A. Alford, C. Carey, J. P. Collins, P. Cunningham, R. Harris and S. R. Ron. 2007. Infectious diseases. Pp. 21-25 In: Gascon, C., J. P. Collins, R. D. Moore, D. R. Church, J. E. McCay and J. R. Mendelson III eds., Amphibian Conservation Action Plan: Proceedings of the IUCN/SSC Amphibian Conservation Summit 2005. IUCN/SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. (link )

2005

Collins, J. P., A. Cohen, E. W. Davidson, J. E. Longcore and A. Storfer. 2005. Meeting the challenge of amphibian declines with an interdisciplinary research program. Pp. 23-27 In: Lanoo, M. J. ed., Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species. University of California Press. Berkeley, CA.

2003

Carey, C., D. F. Bradford, J. L. Brunner, J. P. Collins, E. W. Davidson, J. E. Longcore, M. Ouellet, A. P. Pessier and D. M. Schock. 2003. Biotic factors in amphibian population declines. Pp. 153-208 In: Linder, G., S. K. Krest and D. W. Sparling eds., Amphibian Declines: An Integrated Analysis of Multiple Stressor Effects. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Pensacola, FL.

Collins, J. P., J. Brunner, V. Miera, M. J. Parris, D. M. Schock and A. Storfer. 2003. Ecology and evolution of infectious disease. Pp. 137-151 In: Semlitsch, R. D. ed., Amphibian Conservation. Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington, D.C.

2000

Collins, J. P. 2000. Evolutionary ecology and the use of natural selection in ecological theory. Pp. 288-303 In: Keller, D. R. and F. B. Golley eds., The Philosophy of Ecology: From Science to Synthesis. University of Georgia Press. Athens, GA.

1994

Brown, D. E., W. L. Minckley and J. P. Collins. 1994. Historical background of Southwestern ecological studies. Pp. 17-23 + Lit. Cit. In: Brown, D. E. ed., Biotic Communities: Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico. University of Utah Press. Salt Lake City, UT.

Collins, J. P., K. E. Zerba and M. J. Sredl. 1994. Shaping intraspecific variation: Development, ecology and the evolution of morphology and life history variation in tiger salamanders. Pp. 169-185 In: Markow, T. A. ed., Developmental Instability: Its Orgins and Evolutionary Implications. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht/Boston/London.

1993

Collins, J. P., K. E. Zerba and M. J. Sredl. 1993. Shaping intraspecifíc variation: Development, ecology and the evolution of morphology and life history variation in tiger salamanders. Pp. 169-185 In: Markow, T. A. ed., Development Instability: Its Origin and Evolutionary Implications. Vol 2. Springer. Dordrecht. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-011-0830-0_13. ISBN: 978-94-010-4357-1. (link )

1988

Collins, J. P. 1988. Interindividual comparisons. Pp. 242-243 In: Feder, M. E., A. F. Bennett, W. W. Burggren and R. B. Huey eds., New Directions in Ecological Physiology. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

Collins, J. P., T. R. Jones and H. J. Berna. 1988. Conserving genetically distinctive populations: The case of the Huachuca tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi Lowe). Pp. 45-53 In: Szaro, R. C., K. C. Severson and D. R. Patton eds., Management of Amphibians, Reptiles, and Small Mammals in Arizona. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. Fort Collins, CO.

Presentations

2009

Jones, J. E., N. B. Grimm, C. N. Dahm, M. S. Williams and J. P. Collins. 2009. Hydrologic effects of ecosystems response to climate change and land use charnge. Estes Park, CO. Working group organizers report presented at 14-16 September 2009 LTER All Scientist Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change.

Conference Papers

1998

Collins, J. P. 1998. Adjudicating nature: science, law, and policy in a southern Arizona grassland. Pp. 226-234 In: Feller, J. and D. Strouse eds., Proceedings for Environmental, Economic, and Legal Issues Related to Rangeland Water Developments Symposium. Environmental, Economic, and Legal Issues Related to Rangeland Water Developments. Tempe, AZ.

Collins, J. P. 1998. Commentary. Pp. 619-922 In: Feller, J. and D. Strouse eds., Proceedings for Environmental, Economic, and Legal Issues Related to Rangeland Water Developments Symposium. Environmental, Economic, and Legal Issues Related to Rangeland Water Developments Symposium. Tempe, AZ.

1980

Sipe, E. S., J. P. Collins, A. E. Dittert and R. C. Goodwin. 1980. The preservation and study of prehistoric coral and coral artifacts: A case study from St. Kitts, West Indies. Pp. 246-263 In: Lewenstein, S. M. ed., Arizona State Univesity Anthropological Research Paper No. 22.