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Scientific Publications

23. Poo S, Kam Y-C, Fuh N-T, Chuang M-F*. (2022) Sex-specific oviposition site selection and hatching success in an arboreal treefrog: implications of a paternal nest-site selection. BMC Zoology, In Review.

22. Poo S*, Whitfield SM, Shepack A, Watkins-Colwell GJ, Nelson G, Goodwin J, Bogisich A, Brennan PLR, D’Agostino J, Koo MS, Mendelson JR, Snyder R, Wilson S, Aronsen GP, Bentley AC, Balckburn DC, Borths MR, Campbell ML, Conde DA, Cook JA, Daza JD, Dembiec DP, Dunnum JL, Early CM, Ferguson A, Greene A, Guralnick R, Janney C, Johnson D, Knightly F, Poulin S, Rocha L, Soltis PS, Thiers B, Chakrabarty P. (2022) Bridging the research gap between live collections in zoos and preserved collections in natural history museums. BioScience, 72(5): 449-460. PDF URL

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† This study is featured as the cover story.   

21. Poo S*, Bogisich A, Mack M, Lynn BK, Devan-Song A. (2022) Post-release comparisons of amphibian growth reveal challenges with sperm cryopreservation as a conservation tool. Conservation Science and Practice, e572. PDF URL

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20. Reichling SB*, Cantrell J, Roznik EA, Bogisich A, Poo S. (2022) First natural breeding of the endangered dusky gopher frog (Lithobates sevosus) in captivity. Zoo Biology, 1-6.  PDF URL

19. Santymire RM*, Sacerdote-Velat AB, Gygli A, Keinath DA, Poo S, Hinkson KM, McKeag EM. (2021) Using dermal glucocorticoids to determine the effects of disease and environment on the critically endangered Wyoming toad. Conservation Physiology, 9:coab093.  PDF URL  

18. Watt AM*, Marcec-Greaves R, Hinkson KM, Poo S, Roberts B, Pitcher TE. (2021) Effects of age on sperm quality metrics in endangered Mississippi gopher frogs (Lithobates sevosus) from captive populations used for controlled propagation and reintroduction efforts. Zoo Biology, 40:218-226 PDF URL  

17. Hinkson KM*, Poo S (2020) Inbreeding depression in sperm quality in a critically endangered amphibian. Zoo Biology 39:197-207  PDF URL  

16. Poo S*, Hinkson KM (2020) Amphibian conservation using assisted reproductive technologies: Cryopreserved sperm affects offspring morphology, but not behavior, in a toad. Global Ecology and Conservation 21:e00809  PDF | URL

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15. Poo S*, Hinkson, KM (2019) Applying cryopreservation to anuran conservation biology. Conservation Science and Practice e91  PDF | URL

14. Hinkson KM*, Baecher JA, Poo S (2019) Cryopreservation and hormomal induction of spermic urine in a novel species: the smooth-sided toad (Rhaebo guttatus). Cryobiology 89:109-111  PDF | URL

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13. Poo S*, Hinkson KM, Stege E (2018) Effects of hibernation on sperm production and body condition in an endangered temperate amphibian. Reproduction, Fertility and Developmenty 31:796-804  PDFURL

12. Poo S,* Low M-R (2018) Multiple male amplexus in Feihyla hansenae (Family: Rhacophoridae). Herpetological Review 49(3): 516-517  PDF 

† This study is featured as the cover story.   

11. Karraker NE*, Fischer S, Aowphol A, Sheridan J, Poo S (2018) Signals of forest degradation in the demography of common Asian amphibians. PeerJ e4220  PDF | URL

10. Chuang M-F, Kee W-H, Sun J-S, You C-H, Kam Y-C, Poo S* (2018) Effects of predation risk and oviposition site value on male nest guarding behavior and offspring survival in an arboreal-breeding treefrog. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71:122  PDF | URL

9. Poo S*, Erickson FT, Mason SA, Nissen BD (2017) Predation of Feihyla hansenae (Hansen’s bush frog) eggs by a nursery web spider. The Herpetological Bulletin 139: 36-37  PDF

8. Poo S*, Low M-R, Devan-Song A (2016) Xenochrophis flavipunctatus (Yellow-spotted keelback water snake): Diet. Herpetological Review 47(2):319  PDF

7. Poo S*, Evans TA, Tan MK, Bickford DP (2016) Dynamic switching in predator attack and maternal defense of prey. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118: 901-910  PDF | URL

6. Poo S*, Ragsdale AB, Jenkins HER, Jacques LL, Tan E, Karraker NE (2016) Rhacophorus kio: Oviposition and nest construction. Herpetological Review 47(1):119-120  PDF

5. Priyadarshana TS*, Wijewardhane IH, Poo S (2015) Pseudophilautus popularis (Common shrub frog): Male territorial combat and vocal interaction in Sri Lanka. The Herpetological Bulletin 134:29-30   PDF

4. Poo S, Bickford DP* (2014) Hatching plasticity in a Southeast Asian Treefrog. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68:1733-1740  PDF | URL 

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3. Poo S, Bickford DP* (2013) The adaptive significance of egg attendance in a Southeast Asian treefrog. Ethology 119(8):671-679  PDF | URL 

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2. Bickford D*, Poo S, Posa MRC (2012) Southeast Asian biodiversity crisis. In Gower D, Johnson K, Richardson J, Rosen B, Rüber L, Williams S (eds) Biotic evolution and environmental change in Southeast Asia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.  PDF |URL

1. Caldwell-Harris CL*, Tong J, Lung W, Poo S (2011) Physiological reactivity to emotional phrases in Mandarin—English bilinguals. International Journal of Bilingualism 15(3):329-352  PDF | URL

* Corresponding author

Popular Science Magazines & Articles

Poo S (2020). The Magical World of Amphibians. Overton Park Conservancy #NatureZen, 2020. Article

Poo S (2018). Conservation Feature Story: Tis the Season for Hibernation. ExZOOberence, 2018(5):15. PDF

Poo S, Bickford DP (2014) Exceptional parents – A frog that defies the rule. Natural History 2014(5): 12-15  PDF

† This study is featured as the cover story.   

Invited Talks

Poo S (2022) Zoos, herpetology, and the scientific community: an international perspective. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Spokane, WA, USA. Upcoming.

Poo S (2022) Biology Department Seminar. Rhodes College, TN, USA. Upcoming.


Poo S (2022) Women in Herpetology. Fundación Herpetológica Gustavo Orcés, Quito, ECUADOR.


Poo S (2021) Husbandry and management of amphibians: An example from the Memphis Zoo. The Amphibian Foundation, GA, USA. 

Poo S (2020) Amphibian ecology and conservation: From basic science to applied conservation. Arkansas State University, AR, USA.

Poo S. (2020) Amphibian ecology and conservation: From basic science to applied conservation. Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, ECUADOR.

Poo S (2019) Amphibian Conservation: Captive-breeding and sperm cryopreservation. Jambatu Center for Amphibian Research and Conservation, Quito, ECUADOR.

Poo S (2019) Amphibian Research: From natural field observations to ex situ conservation. Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, ECUADOR. 

Poo S (2018) Conservation Research in Zoos. Ordos Longsheng Safari Park, Inner Mongolia, CHINA.

Poo S (2017) Keynote: Integrating Research and Conservation: A Lesson from Amphibians. Shanghai International Conservation Festival, Shanghai, CHINA. 

China News Shanghai Xinhua News Soho News

Poo S (2017) 融合研究與保護: 兩棲類的啟示. Shanghai Zoo, Shanghai, CHINA. (Talk given in Mandarin)

Poo S (2015) Video Interview: Amphibian Reproduction. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (previously Raffles Museum and National Museum of Singapore), Singapore. 

Species Discoveries & Notable Contributions

1. Caiusa pooae 

2. Striatosedulia pooae

1. I discovered a new species of Calliphorid fly in Thailand (Caiusa pooae) that preys upon treefrog eggs. This species was described by Prof. Kunt Rognes in 2015, who named the fly after me. Zootaza, 3952 (1): 001-080.   PDF | URL  

2. A grasshopper in Thailand (Striatosedulia pooae) was named after me by a student I mentored at the Sakaerat Environmental Research Station. This species was described by Tan et al in 2017. Far Eastern Entomologist, 333:1-9.   PDF