Smith, M.D., H.E. Schrank*, and H.J. Brockmann. 2013. Measuring the costs of alternative reproductive tactics in horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus. Animal Behaviour 85: 165-173.
Seifert, A.W., J.R. Monaghan, M.D. Smith, B. Pasch, A.C. Stier, F. Michonneau, and M. Maden. 2012. The influence of fundamental traits on the mechanisms of appendage regeneration. Biological Reviews 87: 330-345. (Nexus Biology Working Group).
Smith, M.D. and C.J. Conway. 2011. Collection of mammal manure and other debris by nesting burrowing owls. Journal of Raptor Research 45:220-228.
Brockmann H.J. and M.D. Smith. 2009. Reproductive competition and sexual selection in horseshoe crabs. In: Biology and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs, eds J. Tanacredi, M.L. Botton, & D. Smith. Springer Publishers.
Conway, C.J., V. Garcia, M.D. Smith, and K. Hughes. 2008. Factors affecting detection of burrowing owl nests during standardized surveys. Journal of Wildlife Management 72: 688-696.
Smith, M.D. and C.J. Conway. 2007. Use of mammal manure by nesting burrowing owls: a test of four functional hypotheses. Animal Behaviour 75: 65-73.
Featured in (1) Alcock, J. Animal Behavior: an Evolutionary Approach, 9th edition, pp 24-25; (2) Goodenough, J., et al. Perspectives on Animal Behavior, 3rd edition, pp 5-8.
Press coverage: Audubon Magazine; Fox News, SciTech.
Conway, C.J., V. Garcia, M.D. Smith, L.A. Ellis, and J.L. Whitney. 2006. Comparative demography of burrowing owls in agricultural and urban landscapes in southeastern Washington. Journal of Field Ornithology 77: 280-290.
Smith, M.D., C.J. Conway, and L.A. Ellis. 2005. Burrowing owl nesting productivity: a comparison between artificial and natural burrows on and off golf courses. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33: 454-462.
In Review or Submission
Smith, M.D., and H.J. Brockmann. The interaction between temperature and season length predicts a rare non-linear ecogeographic cline in body size. Submitting to: American Naturalist, June 2013.
Monaghan, J.R., A.W. Seifert, A.C. Stier, F. Michonneau, M.D. Smith, B. Pasch, and M. Maden. Metamorphosis impedes limb regeneration in salamanders. Submitting to BMC Biology: May 2013. (All authors contributed equally; Nexus Biology Working Group).
Smith, M.D., and H.J. Brockmann. Ultimate factors underlying sexual size dimorphism in horseshoe crabs: an evaluation of 6 hypotheses. Intended for Biological Journal of the Linnean Society: Draft manuscript available.
Smith, M.D. and K. Colby*. Influence of density on the ontogeny of male accessory glands in field crickets, Gryllus rubens. Intended for Behavior: Draft manuscript available.
Brockmann, H.J., S.L. Johnson, D. Sasson, and M.D. Smith. Seasonal variation in horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) nesting: a comparison of fall and spring nesting in Florida. Intended for Marine Ecology Progress Series: Draft manuscript available.
Conway, C.J., L. A. Ellis, V. Garcia, and M.D. Smith. 2005. Population ecology and habitat use of Burrowing Owls in eastern Washington: 2004 annual report. Wildlife Research Report #2005-02. Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ.
Conway, C.J., M.D. Smith, and L. A. Ellis. 2003. Burrowing owl conservation on golf courses in North America. Final Report, U.S. Golf Association, Wildlife Links Program, Stillwater, Okla.
Smith, M.D. and C. J. Conway. 2005. Use of artificial burrows on golf courses for burrowing owl conservation. Turfgrass & Environmental Research Online 4:1-6.
Smith, M.D. and C.J. Conway. 2005. Golf courses may help save burrowing owls. United States Golf Association, Green Section Record. September issue.
Smith, M.D. and C.J. Conway. 2000. Golf Courses and Owls May be Mutually Beneficial. Golf Course News Magazine (Issue 5). Portland, ME, USA.