Cosentino, B.J. and J.P. Gibbs. Parallel evolution of urban-rural clines in melanism in a widespread mammal. Scientific Reports 12:1752. Link


Elmore, J.A., S.B. Hager, B.J. Cosentino, et al. Correlates of bird collisions with buildings across three North American countries. Conservation Biology 35:654-665. PDF

Brubaker, K.M. and B.J. Cosentino. Forest structure and biomass in post-agricultural forests: Lessons learned with new spatial tools. Applied Vegetation Science 24:e12552. PDF


Wagnon, C.J., R.L. Schooley, and B.J. Cosentino. Shrub encroachment creates a dynamic landscape of fear for desert lagomorphs via multiple pathways. Ecosphere 11(9):e03240. PDF


Cosentino, B.J., R.L. Schooley, B.T. Bestelmeyer, H. Campos, and L.M. Burkett. 2019. Does habitat disturbance promote geogrpahical parthenogenesis in whiptail lizards? Evolutionary Ecology 33:839–853. PDF

Bowne, D.R., B.J. Cosentino, L.J. Anderson, et al. 2019. A broader approach to understanding urbanization effects on freshwater turtles: Reply to Lambert and Steen 2019. Conservation Biology 33:1197-1199. PDF

Gibbs, J.P., M.F. Buff, and B.J. Cosentino. 2019. The biological system - Urban wildlife, adaptation, and evolution: urbanization as a driver of contemporary evolution in gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). In Understanding Urban Ecology. Hall, M.H. and S. Balogh, editors. Springer, pp. 269-286. Link

Marsh, D.M. and B.J. Cosentino. 2019. Causes and consequences of non-random drop-outs for citizen science projects: lessons from the North American amphibian monitoring program. Freshwater Science 38:292-302. PDF

Kenyon, K.L., B.J. Cosentino, A.J. Gottesman, M.E. Onorato, J. Hoque, and S.G. Hoskins. 2019. From CREATE workshop to course implementation: examining downstream impacts on teaching practices and student learning at 4-year institutions. BioScience 69:47-58. PDF


Cosentino, B.J. and K.M. Brubaker. 2018. Effects of land use legacies and habitat fragmentation on salamander abundance. Landscape Ecology 33:1573-1584. PDF

Bowne, D., B.J. Cosentino, L.J. Anderson, et al. 2018. Effects of urbanization on the population structure of freshwater turtles across the United States. Conservation Biology 32:1150-1161. PDF

Cosentino, B.J., and R.L. Schooley. Dispersal and wetland fragmentation. 2018. In: Finlayson, C., et al., editors. The Wetland Book. Springer, Dordrecth. PDF

Schooley, R.L., and B.J. Cosentino. 2018. Metapopulation dynamics of wetland species. In: Finlayson, C., et al., editors. The Wetland Book. Springer, Dordrecth. PDF


Cosentino, B.J., J.D. Moore, N.E. Karraker, M. Ouellet, and J.P. Gibbs. 2017. Evolutionary response to global change: climate and land use interact to shape color polymorphism in a woodland salamander. Ecology and Evolution 7:5426-5434. PDF

Hager, S.B., B.J. Cosentino, M.A. Aguilar-Gómez, M. L. Anderson, M. Bakermans, et al. 2017. Continent-wide analysis of how urbanization affects bird-window collision mortality in North America. Biological Conservation 212:209-215. PDF

Otaibi, B., Q. Johnson, and B.J. Cosentino. 2017. Postautotomy tail movement differs between colour morphs of the red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus). Amphibia-Reptilia 38:395-399. PDF

Marsh, D.M., B.J. Cosentino, K.S. Jones, et al. 2017. Effects of roads and land use on frog distributions across spatial scales and regions in the eastern and central United States. Diversity and Distributions 23:158-170. PDF


Cosentino, B.J., and D.C. Droney. 2016. Movement behaviour of woodland salamanders is repeatable and varies with forest age in a fragmented landscape. Animal Behaviour 121:137-146. PDF


Cosentino, B.J., R.L. Schooley, B.T. Bestelmeyer, A.J. McCarthy, and K. Sierzega. 2015. Rapid genetic restoration of a keystone species exhibiting delayed demographic response. Molecular Ecology. 24:6120–6133. PDF


Cosentino, B.J., D.M. Marsh, K.S. Jones, et al. 2014. Citizen science reveals widespread negative effects of roads on amphibian distributions. Biological Conservation 180:31–38. PDF

McAllister, M.M., R.L. Schooley, B.T. Bestelmeyer, J.M. Coffman, and B.J. Cosentino. 2014. Effects of grassland restoration efforts on mound-building ants in the Chihuahuan Desert. Journal of Arid Environments 111:79–83. PDF

Cosentino, B.J., R.L. Schooley, B.T. Bestelmeyer, J.F. Kelly, and J.M. Coffman. 2014. Constraints and time lags for recovery of a keystone species (Dipodomys spectabilis) after landscape restoration. Landscape Ecology 29:665–675. PDF


Cosentino, B.J., R.L. Schooley, B.T. Bestelmeyer, and J.M. Coffman. 2013. Response of lizard community structure to desert grassland restoration mediated by a keystone rodent. Biodiversity and Conservation 22:921–935. PDF

Hager,S.B., B.J. Cosentino, K.J. McKay, C. Monson, W. Zuurdeeg, and B. Blevins. 2013. Window area and development drive spatial variation in bird-window collisions in an urban landscape. PLoS One 8(1):e53371. PDF

Bluett, R.D., and B.J. Cosentino. 2013. Estimating occupancy of Trachemys scripta and Chrysemys picta with time-lapse cameras and basking rafts: a pilot study in Illinois, USA. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 106:15–21. PDF


Cosentino, B.J., C.A. Phillips, R.L. Schooley, W.H. Lowe, and M.R. Douglas. 2012. Linking extinction-colonization dynamics to genetic structure in a salamander metapopulation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279:1575–1582. PDF

Hager, S.B., B.J. Cosentino, and K.J. McKay. 2012. Scavenging affects persistence of avian carcasses resulting from window collisions in an urban landscape. Journal of Field Ornithology 83:203–211. PDF

Lowe, W.H., M.A. McPeek, G.E. Likens, and B.J. Cosentino. 2012. Decoupling of genetic and phenotypic divergence in a headwater landscape. Molecular Ecology 21:2399–2409. PDF


Cosentino, B.J., R.L. Schooley, and C.A. Phillips. 2011. Spatial connectivity moderates the effect of predatory fish on salamander metapopulation dynamics. Ecosphere 2(8):art95. PDF

Cosentino, B.J., R.L. Schooley, and C.A. Phillips. 2011. Connectivity of agroecosystems: dispersal costs can vary among crops. Landscape Ecology 26:371–379. PDF

Before 2011

Cosentino, B.J., R.L. Schooley, and C.A. Phillips. 2010. Wetland hydrology, area, and isolation influence occupancy and spatial turnover of the painted turtle, Chrysemys picta. Landscape Ecology 25:1589–1600. PDF

Cosentino, B.J., W.H. Lowe, and G.E. Likens. 2009. Demography and movement of the northern spring salamander in four New Hampshire headwater streams. Verh. Internat. Verin. Limnol. 30:677–680. PDF

Lowe, W.H., M.A. McPeek, G.E. Likens, and B.J. Cosentino. 2008. Linking movement behavior to dispersal and divergence in plethodontid salamanders. Molecular Ecology 17:4459–4469. PDF

Hager, S.B., and B.J. Cosentino. 2006. An identification key to the rodent prey found in owl pellets: employing incisor size to distinguish among genera. American Biology Teacher 68:135–144. PDF

Lowe, W.H., G.E. Likens, and B.J. Cosentino. 2006. Self-organization in streams: the relationship between movement behavior and body condition in a headwater salamander. Freshwater Biology 51:2052–2062. PDF

Other publications

Cosentino, B.J. 2018. Examining occupancy and detection probability after three years of monitoring for the Illinois chorus frog (Pseudacris streckeri illinoensis). Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Springfield, Illinois. PDF

Cosentino, B.J. 2014. Monitoring plan to detect trends in occupancy of Illinois chorus frogs (Pseudacris streckeri illinoensis). Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Springfield, Illinois. PDF

Hager, S.B., and B.J. Cosentino. 2014. Surveying for bird carcasses resulting from window collisions: a standardized protocol. PeerJ PrePrints 2:e406v1. PDF

Cosentino, B.J., C.A. Phillips, and R.L. Schooley. 2008. Wetland occupancy and landscape connectivity for Blanding’s and Western Painted Turtles in the Green River Valley. Illinois Natural History Survey Technical Report 2008(55). PDF