Research & Publications

Below you will find partial lists of our research projects and our lab's publications.

Research Projects | click to learn more

See Current Graduate Students for other research being conducted in the lab.

Publications | visit Hernandez CV for more up to date publications

* = Dr. Hernandez served as senior or corresponding author; when I am in last position that indicates position as Principal Investigator initiating research, GST (graduate), UST (undergraduate), or VST (veterinary) students under Dr. Hernandez’s supervision. # = DVM intern/resident under Dr. Hernandez’s supervision). Note that some publications reflect previous legal last names: Foerster and Hernandez-Divers

 

Books authored

 

  • *Hernandez-Divers SM. 2002. Keeping Unusual Pets: Geckos. Textbook for children ages 8-10. Heinemann Library, Oxford, UK. ISBN# 1403408300

  • *Hernandez-Divers SM. 2002. Keeping Unusual Pets: Snakes. Textbook for children ages 8-10. Heinemann Library, Oxford, UK. 2002. ISBN# 1403402841

 

Book Chapters | 4 book chapters published prior to 2008 are not listed

 

  • *Hernandez SM and MJ Yabsley. 2012. Chapter 21: Wildlife Disease Ecology: What Can Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians Learn from This Discipline? In: R. E. Miller and M. Fowler (eds). Fowler & Miller Current Therapy 7. 161-169.

  • Zimmerman D and Hernandez SM. Tapiridae. In ME Fowler and RE Miller, Ed. Fowler’s Zoo and Wildlife Animal Medicine: Current Therapy, 8th Volume. In press, 2013.

  • *Hernandez SM. Chemical Immobilization of Wild Animals. In K Clark and C Trim. Veterinary Anaesthesia, 11th Ed. In press, 2013.

  • #Perpinan D, Hernandez-Divers SM and Hernandez-Divers SJ. Ofidios (Snakes). Atlas de Medicina, Terapéutica y Patología de Animales Exóticos (Atlas of Medicine, Therapy and Pathology of Exotic Animals). Pp 119-139. CHAPTER WAS SIGNIFICANTLY UPDATED IN 2008 FOR 2nd EDITION

  • #Perpinan D, Hernandez-Divers SM and Hernandez-Divers SJ. Saurios (Lizards). Atlas de Medicina, Terapéutica y Patología de Animales Exóticos (Atlas of Medicine, Therapy and Pathology of Exotic Animals). Pp 141-173. CHAPTER WAS SIGNIFICANTLY UPDATED IN 2008 FOR 2nd EDITION

  • *Hernandez-Divers SM and Hernandez-Divers SJ. Quelonios (Chelonia). Atlas de Medicina, Terapéutica y Patología de Animales Exóticos (Atlas of Medicine, Therapy and Pathology of Exotic Animals). Pp 175-211. CHAPTER WAS SIGNIFICANTLY UPDATED IN 2008 FOR 2nd EDITION

 

Lay Publications or Technical Reports | one prior to 2008 not listed

 

  • Hernandez SM and GST Loyd KA. 2013. When the Cat’s Away, Small Critters Pay. Viewpoint in UGARESEARCH magazine.

  • Hernandez SM. 2013. The Joys (Really) of Co-Teaching. Chalk Talk: Teaching Tips from the Teaching Academy. 2nd Edition. UGA Teaching Academy.

  • GST Conway, A. Carroll, J.P., and Hernandez, S. 2011. Pygmy Hippopotamus Conservation in Sierra Leone. Newsletter of the University of Georgia’s Pygmy Hippopotamus Project. Submitted to all stakeholders involved in pygmy hippo research.

  • GST Conway, A. Carroll, J.P., and Hernandez, S. 2009. Observations of White-breasted Guineafowl (Agelastes meleagrides) on Tiwai Island, Sierra Leone. G@llinformed: Newsletter of the Galliformes.

 

Journal articles | peer reviewed

 

Continuing education

 

  • Hernandez SM. 2013. Salmonellosis and Songbirds. SCWDS Briefs 28(4): 2-4.

  • GST Gonzales-Astudillo and SM Hernandez. 2012. Avian Salmonellosis. WSFNR Wildlife Management WMS-12-14. 5 pp.

  • Hernandez SM. 2012. Cats on Candid Cameras. 2012. SCWDS Briefs 28(2):2-3

 

Scientific journals | in prep or internal review

 

  • *Hernandez SM, Welch CN, Curry S, Peters V, Yabsley MJ, Kistler W, Lipp E, Conway A, Maurer J, and Sanchez S. Urban White ibis (Eudocimus albus) are reservoirs of Salmonella spp in South Florida. In internal review for Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

  • *Hernandez SM, Boone, SS, Wilcox B, Sanchez S, Madden, M, Presotto A, Maurer J, and Lipp E. Prevalence and serotype diversity of Salmonella spp in mesomammals from Georgia. In prep for Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

  • *Hernandez SM, Yabslely, MJ, Sanchez S, Madden, M, Presotto A, Maurer J, and Lipp E. Aquatic Turtles as Environmental Indicators of Salmonella spp in the Southeast. In prep for EcoHealth.

  • GST Robinson G, Mills G, Lindell A, Schweitzer SH, and Hernandez SM. Exposure to mercury and Aroclor 1268 in least terns (Sternula antillarum) in Georgia. In internal review for Environmental Toxicology.

  • GST Robinson, Hernandez SM, Schweitzer SH, and G, Mills. Sublethal effects associated with Mercury and PCB exposure in Least Terns. In internal review for Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

  • GST González-Astudillo V, Hernandez SM, Keel KM, Munk B, Fischer JR, Brown J and Nemeth NM. Avian mortality events from infectious and non-infectious causes presented to the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study from 1972-2012: A Retrospective Analysis. In internal review for Journal of Avian Biology.

  • Maurer JJ, Martin G, Hernandez SM, Cheng Y, Gerner-Schmidt P, Hise KB, Cole D, Sanchez S, Madden M, Valeika S and Lipp E.Genetic Diversity of Salmonella enterica Associated with Litter River and Oconee River Basins in Georgia. In internal review for Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

 

Scientific journals | submitted or in revisions

 

  • Hernandez, SM, Weygandt PL, Reeves JX, Mendellhall CD, Ritchie BW, Carroll CR, Sanchez S. Antimicrobial Resistance of Neotropical Avian Fecal Flora Reflects Human Activity. American Journal of Veterinary Research. Revision submitted August 2013

  • GST Conway, AL, deMaar, TW, Hernandez, SM, and Carroll, JP.  Evaluation of Radio Transmitter Attachments for the Pygmy Hippopotamus. Submitted March 2013 to Wildlife Research

  • VST Conrad J, VST Norman J, Rodriguez A, Dennis P, Arguedas R, Jimenez C, Yabsley MJ and *Hernandez SM. Survey of domestic pets for exposure to and infection with selected pathogens and the implications for wild carnivore and human health in Costa Rica. Ecohealth In revision

  • GST Casey CL, SM Hernandez, MJ Yabsley, KF Smith, and S Sanchez. The carriage of antimicrobial resistance by the enteric bacteria from imported Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) destined for the pet trade. Journal of Wildlife Diseases In revision

 

Scientific journals | published, accepted / in press (5 most recent)

 

  • Ortiz JS, SM Hernandez, MJ Yabsley, TI Becker, B Carswell, Y Moore, H Fenton, CS Bahnson, K Niedringhaus, E Elsmo, L Orciari, P Yager, NL Stedman, SE Nelson, Jr, and TM Norton. Introduction and Establishment of Raccoon Rabies on Islands: Jekyll Island, Georgia as a Case Study. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. Accepted Apr 2018, 54(2) p329-p334

  • GST Casey CL, Hernandez SM, Yabsley MJ, Smith, KF, Sanchez S. The influence of the conditions of the pet trade on the commensal gastrointestinal flora of wild-caught Tokay geckos (Gekko gecko). Accepted 2013 Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery.

  • GST Mercurio AD, Hernandez SM, Maerz JC, Yabsley MJ, Ellis AE, Coleman AL, Shelnutt LM, Fischer JR and Wilde SB. Experimental feeding of Hydrilla verticillata colonized by Stigonematales cyanobacteria induces Vacuolar Myelinopathy in Painted turtles (Chrysemis picta). Accepted PLOSOne November, 2013

  • GST Keeler, SP, MJ Yabsley, HC Adams, and SM Hernandez. 2013. A novel Isospora species (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from warblers (Passeriformes: Paulidae) of Costa Rica. Accepted Journal of Parasitology January, 2014.

  • #Schnellbacher R, Hernandez SM, Tuberville TD, Mayer J, Alhamhoom Y, Arnold RD. The Efficacy of Intranasal Administration of Dexmedetomidine and Ketamine to Yellow-Bellied Sliders, Trachemys scripta scripta. Accepted 2013 Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery.

  • GST Conway, A.L., Hernandez, S.M, Carroll, J.P., Green, G.T., Larson, L. 2013. Local awareness of and attitudes toward pygmy hippopotamus conservation in the Moa River Island Complex, Sierra Leone. Oryx. In Press.

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