Publications (*undergraduate student coauthor; #graduate student coauthor):

Niermann*, C.N., T.G. Tate*, A.L. Suto*, R. Barajas*, H.A. White*, O.D. Guswiler*, S.M. Secor, A.H. Rowe, and M.P. Rowe. 2020. Defensive venoms: is pain sufficient for predator deterrence? Toxins 12(4): 260;

Miller*, D.W., A.D. Jones, J.S. Goldston, M.P. Rowe, and A.H. Rowe. 2016. Sex differences in defensive behavior and venom of the striped bark scorpion Centruroides vittatus (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Integrative & Comparative Biology 56: 1022-1031.

Rowe, A.H. and M.P. Rowe. 2015. Quick guide: predatory grasshopper mice. Current Biology 25: R1-R3.

Rowe, A.H. and M.P. Rowe. 2015. A tail of two scorpions. Data Nugget

Rowe, M.P., B.M. Gillespie, K.R. Harris, S.D. Koether, L.Y. Shannon, and L.A. Rose. 2015. Redesigning a general education science course to promote critical thinking. CBE – Life Sciences Education 14(3): 1-12. doi: 10.1187/cbe.15-02-0032.

Rowe, M.P. 2015. Crazy about cryptids: an ecological hunt for Nessie and other legendary creatures. Journal of College Science Teaching 45 (2): 54-58. A longer version of this case was also published by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo. See:

Carlson#, B.E., S. McGinley*, and M.P. Rowe. 2014. Meek males and fighting females: sexually dimorphic antipredator behavior and locomotor performance is explained by morphology in bark scorpions (Centruroides vittatus). PLoS ONE 9(5): e97648. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097648.

Rowe, A.H., Y.C. Xiao, M.P. Rowe, T.R. Cummins, and H.H. Zakon. 2013. Voltage-gated sodium channel in grasshopper mice defends against bark scorpion toxin. Science 342: 441-446; published online EpubOct (10.1126/science.1236451).

Rowe, M.P. 2011. Tragic choices: autism, measles, and the MMR vaccine. Pp. 237-245 in: Science Stories: Using Case Studies to Teach Critical Thinking. Herreid, C.F., N.A. Schiller, and K.F Herreid, eds. NSTA Press, Arlington, Virginia. A longer version of this case study, complete with teaching notes and answer key, is available at the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo. 

Rowe, A.H., Y.C. Xiao, J. Scales, K.D. Linse, M.P. Rowe, T.R. Cummins, and H.H. Zakon. 2011. Isolation and characterization of CvIV4: a pain inducing a-scorpion toxin. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23520. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023520.

Gillespie, M., J. Hill, L. Rose, and M. Rowe. 2011. Foundations of Science. Hayden-McNeil Publishing, Plymouth, MI.

Carlson*, B.E. & M.P. Rowe. 2009. Temperature and desiccation effects on the antipredator behavior of Centruroides vittatus (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Journal of Arachnology 37:321-330.

Rowe, A.H., & M.P. Rowe. 2008. Physiological resistance of grasshopper mice (Onychomys spp.) to Arizona bark scorpion (Centruroides exilicauda) venom. Toxicon 52:597-605.

Clucas#, B., D.H. Owings & M.P. Rowe. 2008. Donning your enemy’s cloak: ground squirrels exploit rattlesnake scent to reduce predation risk. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B 275:847-852.

Clucas#, B., M.P. Rowe, D.H. Owings & P.C. Arrowood. 2008. Snake scent application in ground squirrels (Spermophilus spp.): a novel from of antipredator behavior? Animal Behaviour 75:299-307.

Bulluck#, J.F. & M.P. Rowe. 2006. The use of southern Appalachian wetlands by breeding birds, with a focus on neotropical migrant species. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118:399-410.

Rowe, A.H. & M.P. Rowe. 2006. Risk assessment by grasshopper mice (Onychomys spp.) feeding on neurotoxic prey (Centruroides spp.). Animal Behaviour 71:725-734.

Rowe, M.P. 2004. Mimicry. Pp. 767-772 in: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. M. Bekoff, ed. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT.

Swaisgood#, R.R., M.P. Rowe, & D.H. Owings. 2003. Antipredator responses of California ground squirrels to rattlesnakes and rattling sounds: the roles of sex, reproductive parity, and offspring age in assessment and decision-making rules. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 55:22-31.

Rowe, M.P., T.M. Farrell, & P.G. May. 2002. Rattle loss in pygmy rattlesnakes (Sistrurus miliarius); causes, consequences, and implications for rattle function and evolution. Pp. 385-404 in Biology of the Vipers. G. W. Schuett, M. Höggren, M.E. Douglas, and H. W. Greene, eds. Eagle Mountain Publishing, Eagle Mountain, Utah.

Owings, D.H., M.P. Rowe, & A.S. Rundus#. 2002. The rattling sound of rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis) as a communicative resource for ground squirrels (Spermophilus beecheyi) and burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia). Journal of Comparative Psychology 116:197-205.

R.G. Coss, D. H.Owings, D. McKernon#, M.P. Rowe, & P.C. Arrowood. 2001. Snake-directed antipredator behavior of rock squirrels (Spermophilus variegatus): population differences and snake-species discrimination. Behaviour 138:575-595.

Rowe, M.P. 1999. Book review of Rattlesnake: Portrait of a Predator by Manny Rubio, 1998, Smithsonian Institution Press. Quarterly Review of Biology 74:477.

Swaisgood#, R.R., M.P. Rowe, & D.H. Owings. 1999. Assessment of rattlesnake dangerousness by California ground squirrels: information extraction from rattling sounds. Animal Behaviour 57:1301-1310.

Swaisgood#, R.R., D.H. Owings, & M.P. Rowe. 1999. Conflict and assessment in a predator-prey system: ground squirrels versus rattlesnakes. Animal Behaviour 57:1033-1044.

Milling#, T.C., M.P. Rowe, B.L. Cockerel#, T.A. Dellinger*, J.B. Gailes*, & C.E. Hill#. 1997. Population densities of northern saw-whet owls in degraded boreal forests of the southern Appalachians. Pp. 272-285 in: Biology and Conservation of Owls of the Northern Hemisphere. J.R. Duncan, D.H. Johnson, and T.H. Nicholls, eds. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report NC-190, St. Paul, MN.

Rowe, M.P. & D.H. Owings. 1996. Probing, assessment, and management during interactions between ground squirrels and rattlesnakes. Part 2: Cues afforded by rattlesnake rattling. Ethology 102:856-874.

Cook#, P.M., M.P. Rowe, & R.W. Van Devender. 1994. Allometric scaling and interspecific differences in the rattling sounds of rattlesnakes. Herpetologica. 50(3): 358-368.

Rowe, M.P. & D.H. Owings. 1990. Probing, assessment, and management during interactions between ground squirrels and rattlesnakes. Part 1: Risks related to rattlesnake size and body temperature. Ethology 86:237-249.

Rowe, M.P. 1989. The owl that traded a hoot for a hiss. Natural History 5:32-33.

Wesemann#, T. & M.P. Rowe. 1987. Factors influencing the distribution and abundance of burrowing owls in Cape Coral, Florida. Pp. 129-137 in: Integrating Man and Nature in the Metropolitan Environment. Proc. Natl. Symp. Urban Wildlife, Columbia, MD.

Rowe, M.P., T. Wesemann#, & A. Sisson. 1987. Burrowing owls in Florida’s urban underground. Bird Watcher’s Digest 10:17-21.

Rowe, M.P., R.G. Coss, & D.H. Owings. 1986. Rattlesnake rattles and burrowing owl hisses: a case of acoustic Batesian mimicry. Ethology 72:53-71.

Rowe, M.P., R.W. Dehaven, & R.L. Hothem. 1982. Effectiveness of various kite-balloon components and their combinations for reducing bird damage in grape vineyards. Denver Wildlife Research Center, Bird Damage Research Report No. 207.

Hennessy, D.F., D.H. Owings, M.P. Rowe, R.G. Coss, & D.W. Leger. 1981. The information afforded by a variable signal: constraints on snake-elicited tail flagging by California ground squirrels. Behaviour 78:188-226.

Rowe, M.P. & D.H. Owings. 1978. The meaning of the sound of rattling by rattlesnakes to California ground squirrels. Behaviour 66:242-267.