Troy A. Baird

Professor of Biology

University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Drive, Edmond, Oklahoma. 73034. Phone: (405) 974-5776; E-mail:; Fax: (405) 974-5726.

Education and Degrees
Ph.D. in Zoology, University of British Columbia, 1989.
M.S. in Biology, California State University, San Diego, 1980
B.S. in Zoology, California State University, San Diego, 1978 .

Specific Interest

Behavior Crotaphytus collaris (Eastern collared lizard)

Editorial Positions

• Associate Editor for Ecology, Herpetologica, Spring 2003-present
• Associate Editor for Herpetology, The Southwestern Naturalist, 2001

Selected Publications

Baird, T. A. 2008. A growth cost of experimentally induced bright coloration in first-year collared lizard males. In Press. Behavioral Ecology.

Curtis, J.L. and T.A. Baird. 2008. Within-population variation in free-living adult and ectoparasitic larval trombiculid mites on collared lizards. In Press. Herpetologica.

Baird, T.A. (2008) Crotaphytus collaris (eastern collared lizard). Homing across a flowing aquatic barrier. In Press. Herpetological Review.

Curtis, J.L. and T.A. Baird. 2007. Crotaphytus collaris. Communal hibernation; dispersal. Herpetological Review. 38: 76-77.

Baird, T.A., Hranitz, J.M., Timanus, D.K., and Schwartz, A.M. (2007). Dynamic behavioral attributes influence annual male mating success more than static morphological attributes in collared lizards, Crotaphytus collaris. Behavioral Ecology. 18: 1146-1154.

Baird, T.A., and Hews, D.K. (2007). Hormone levels in territorial and non-territorial male collared lizards. Physiology and Behavior. 92: 755-763.

Link to PDF Curriculum Vitae

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