Publications & CV

Texas State University
Department of Biology
San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
(512) 245-3387 (Work); (512) 245-8713 (Fax)

University of Texas at Austin –
Postdoc 1997-2000 (Dr. Mike Ryan)
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
(formerly USL) – Ph.D. 1997 (Dr. Robert Jaeger)
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
– M.S. 1993 (Dr. Robert Jaeger)
University of California at Santa Barbara –
B.A. 1990

Fulbright Scholar Award 2018- Hungarian Academy of Sciences for 2019
TSU Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly Activities (Associate/Professor) 2015
Erskine Fellowship – visiting fellow at Canterbury University 2016
Fulbright Specialist Program Grant 2015- Hungary
TSU Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities 2005 (Assistant Professor)

Behavioral Ecology of the Eastern Red-backed Salamander: 50 Years of Research (2016)  by Robert Jaeger, Birgit Gollmann, Carl Anthony, Caitlin Gabor, and Nancy Kohn. Oxford University Press. Buy nowBE pcPUBLICATIONS

  1. Gabor CR. 2018. An Introduction to Behavioral Endocrinology. Fifth Edition. By R. Nelson & L. Kriegsfeld. Quarterly Review of Biology. 93: 382-383.
  2. Novarro AJ, Gabor CR, Goff CB, Mezebish TD, Thompson LM & Grayson KL. In press. Physiological responses to elevated temperature across the geographic range of a terrestrial salamander. The Journal of Experimental Biology.
  3. Charbonnier, J., Pearlmutter, J., Vonesh, J., Gabor, C., Forsburg, Z. & Grayson, K. 2018. Cross-Life Stage Effects of Aquatic Larval Density and Terrestrial Moisture on Growth and Corticosterone in the Spotted Salamander. Diversity 10, 68.
  4. Kim, D, Earley, R, Chavera, C, & Gabor, CR. 2018. Individual variation in ACTH-induced cortisol levels in females of a livebearing fish at different gestational stages. General and Comparative Endocrinology 261:51-58. pdf
  5. Gabor, CR, DR Davis, D Kim, K Zabierek, & NF Bendik. 2018. Urbanization is associated with elevated corticosterone in Jollyville Plateau salamanders. Ecological Indicators 85:229-235 pdf
  6. Kearns, P, Fischer, Fernández-Beaskoetxea, S, Gabor, CR, Bosch, J Bowen, Tlusty & Woodhams. 2018. Fight fungi with fungi: Antifungal properties of the amphibian mycobiome. Frontiers in Microbiology.
  7. Gabor, CR, ER Roznick, SK Knutie & J Rohr. 2018. Negative effects of contaminants and disease on amphibians are not mediated by the stress hormone corticosterone. Oecologia 186: 393-404 pdf
  8. Knutie, SK, Gabor, CR, Kohl, KD, Rohr, JR. 2018. Do host-associated gut microbiota mediate the effect of an herbicide on disease risk in frogs? Journal of Animal Ecology. pdf
  9. Gabor, CR, Z Forsburg, J Vörös, C Serrano-Laguna, & J Bosch. 2017. Differences in chytridiomycosis infection costs between two amphibian species from Central Europe.  Amphibia-Reptilia. 38: 250-256.Gabor etal17amre
  10. Davis, DR, DL DeSantis, CR Gabor. 2017. Antipredator behavior of the Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum) in response to aquatic invertebrates Hydrobiologia. Davis-etal2017
  11. Aspbury, AS, K Grayson, S Fantaye, I Nichols, M Myers-Burton, X Ortiz-Mangual, & CR Gabor. 2017. The association between male-biased sex ratio and indicators of stress in red-spotted newts. Physiology and Behavior 173:156-162.pdf
  12. Zabierek KC & Gabor CR. 2016 Multimodal communication, mismatched messages and the effects of turbidity on the antipredator behavior of the Barton Springs salamander, Eurycea sosorum. Behavioural Processes 130:4-10.pdf
  13. Blake CA & Gabor CR. 2016 Exploratory behaviour and novel predator recognition: behavioural correlations across contexts. J Fish Biol 89:11781189. Blake pdf
  14. Gabor CR, Zabierek KC, Kim DS, Alberici da Barbiano L, Mondelli MJ, Bendik NF & Davis DR. 2016 A non-invasive water-borne assay of stress hormones in aquatic salamanders. Copeia 2016:172-181.pdf
  15. DeColo SL, Aspbury AS, Ostrand KG & Gabor CR. 2016 Male-male interactions and their influence on the mating behavior and success in the fountain darter, Etheostoma fonticola. Acta Ethologica 19:15-20. pdf
  16. Swanbrow Becker LJ, Brooks EM, Gabor CR & Ostrand KG. 2016 Effects of Turbidity on Foraging Behavior in the Endangered Fountain Darter (Etheostoma fonticola). The American Midland Naturalist 175:55-63.pdf
  17. Gabor CR, Fisher MC & Bosch J. 2015 Elevated corticosterone levels and changes in amphibian behavior are associated with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) Infection and Bd Lineage. Plos One.
  18. Davis DR & Gabor CR. 2015 Behavioral and physiological antipredator responses of the San Marcos salamander, Eurycea nana. Physiology & Behavior 139:145-149. pdf
  19. Blake CA, Alberici da Barbiano L, Guenther JE & Gabor CR. 2015 Recognition and Response to native and novel predators in the Largespring mosquitofish, Gambusia geiseri. Ethology 121:227-235. pdf
  20. Reedy AM, Edwards A, Pendlebury C, Murdaugh L, Avery R, Seidenberg J, Aspbury AS & Gabor CR. 2014 An acute increase in the stress hormone corticosterone is associated with mating behavior in both male and female red-spotted newts, Notophthalmus viridescens. General and Comparative Endocrinology 208:57-63. pdf
  21. Kim D, Waller J, Aspbury AS & Gabor CR. 2014 Mating preferences of the gynogenetic Amazon molly differ between populations sympatric with different host species. Ethology 120:1053-1061. pdf
  22. Blake CA & Gabor CR. 2014 Effect of prey personality depends on predator species. Behavioral Ecology 25:871-877. pdf
  23. Muraco JJ, Aspbury AS & Gabor CR. 2014 Does male behavioral type correlate with species recognition and stress? Behavioral Ecology 25:200-205. pdf
  24. Alberici da Barbiano L, Robinson RJ, Tobler M, Aspbury AS & Gabor CR. 2014 Differences in resource assimilation between the unisexual Amazon molly, Poecilia formosa (Poeciliidae) and its sexual host (Poecilia latipinna). Environmental Biology of Fishes 97:875-880. pdf
  25. Alberici da Barbiano L, Gompert Z, Aspbury AS, Gabor CR & Nice CC. 2013 Population genomics reveals a possible history of backcrossing and recombination in the gynogenetic fish Poecilia formosa.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:110 (34) 13797-13802. pdf
  26. Gabor CR, Aspbury AS & Rodríguez RL. 2013 Geographic variation in behaviour: An introduction.  Evolutionary Ecology Research 15:601-604.
  27. Gabor CR, Alberici da Barbiano L & Aspbury AS. 2013 Geographic variation in male mate choice in a gynogenetic species complex: evaluating long-term data across mating contexts. EER 15:653-666.pdf
  28. DeSantis DL, Davis DR & Gabor CR. 2013 Chemically mediated predator avoidance in the Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum). Herpetologica 69:291-297.pdf
  29. CR Gabor, J. Bosch, J. Fries & D. Davis. 2013. A non-invasive water-borne hormone assay for amphibians. Amphibia-Reptilia 34:151-162pdf
  30. CR Gabor, M. Fisher, J. Bosch. 2013. A non-invasive stress assay shows that tadpole populations infected with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis have elevated corticosterone levels. PLOSone 8, e56054
  31. L. Alberici da Barbiano, L. Rangel, AS Aspbury, CR Gabor. 2012. Male permissiveness in a unisexual-bisexual mating complex promotes maintenance of a vertebrate unisexual sperm-dependent species. Behaviour 149:869-879. pdf
  32. D. Davis, K. Epp & CR Gabor. 2012. Predator generalization decreases the effect of introduced predators in the San Marcos salamander, Eurycea nana. Ethology 118:119-1197. pdf
  33. L. Swanbrow Becker & CR Gabor. 2012. Effects of turbidity and visual versus chemical cues on anti-predator response in the endangered fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola). Ethology 118:994-1000. pdf
  34. B. Sandkam, JB Joy, CT Watson, P. Gonzalez-Bendiksen, CR Gabor, and F Breden. 2012. Hybridization leads to sensory repertoire expansion in a gynogenetic fish, the Amazon molly (Poecilia formosa): a test of the hybrid-sensory expansion hypothesis. Evolution. 67:120-130. pdf
  35. CR Gabor & A. Contreras. 2012. Measuring water-borne cortisol in sailfin mollies: is the process stressful, can stress levels be minimized and is cortisol correlated with sex steroids? Journal of Fish Biology 81:1327-1339. pdf
  36. CR Gabor, AS Aspbury, J. Ma & C. Nice. 2012. The role of androgens in sperm production and species recognition in Atlantic mollies (Poecilia mexicana). Physiology & Behavior. 105:885-892. pdf
  37. L. Swanbrow, A. S. Aspbury & C. R. Gabor. 2012. Body size dependent male sexual behavior in a natural population of sailfin mollies (Poecilia latipinna). American Midland Naturalist 167:366-372. pdf
  38. D. Robinson, *T. Konkin-Garcia, *C. M. Espinedo, C. R. Gabor & A. Asbpury. 2011. Seasonal effects on female fecundity and male sperm availability in a thermal stable temperate population of sailfin mollies (Poecilia latipinna). American Midland Naturalist. 166:394-403. pdf
  39. C. R. Gabor, *M. Parmley, & A. S. Aspbury. 2011. Repeatability of female preferences in a unisexual-bisexual mating system. Evolutionary Ecology Research 13:145-157. pdf
  40. L. Alberici da Barbiano, A. S. Aspbury, C. Nice, C. R. Gabor. 2011. The impact of social context on male mate preference in a unisexual-bisexual mating complex.  Journal of Fish Biology 79:194-204. pdf
  41. L. Alberici da Barbiano, J. Waller, & C. R. Gabor. 2010. Differences in competitive efficiency between a sexual parasite and its host may explain the maintenance of a sperm-dependent vertebrate species. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 25:523-530. pdf
  42. M Thaker, JN Fries, KJ Epp, & C. R. Gabor.  2010. Cohabitation patterns of the San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana). Amphibia-Reptilia 31:503-508.pdf
  43. C. R. Gabor & M. S. Grober. 2010. A potential role of male and female androgen in species recognition in a unisexual-bisexual mating complex. Hormones and Behavior 57:427-433.pdf
  44. Gabor, C. R., Gonzalez, R., *Parmley, M. & Aspbury, A. S. 2010. Variation in male sailfin molly preference for female size: Does sympatry with sexual parasites drive preference for smaller conspecifics? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64: 783-792. pdf
  45. Espinedo, C. Gabor, C. R., & Aspbury, A. S. 2010. Males, but not females, contribute to sexual isolation between two sympatric species of Gambusia. Evolutionary Ecology 24:865-878.pdf
  46. K. J. Epp, R. Gonzales & C. R. Gabor. 2010. The role of water-borne chemical cues in mediating social interactions of the Texas blind salamander, Eurycea rathbuni. Amphibia-Reptilia 31: 294-298. pdf
  47. A. Aspbury, J. M Coyle, & C. R. Gabor. 2010. Effect of predation on male mating behavior in a unisexual-bisexual mating system. Behaviour 147:53-63.pdf
  48. A. Aspbury, C. Espinedo, & C. R. Gabor. 2010. Lack of species discrimination based on chemical cues by male sailfin mollies, Poecilia latipinna. Evolutionary Ecology 24:69-82.pdf
  49. Lucas, L.K., Fries, J. N., Gabor, C. R., & Nice, C. C. 2009. Genetic variation and structure in Eurycea nana, a federally threatened salamander endemic to the San Marcos Springs. Journal of Herpetology 43:220-227.pdf
  50. Gabor, C. R. & A. S. Aspbury.  2008. Non-repeatable mate choice by male sailfin mollies, Poecilia latipinna, in a unisexual-bisexual mating complex. Behavioral Ecology 19: 871-878.pdf
  51. K. J. Epp & C. R. Gabor.  2008. Innate and learned predator avoidance mediated by chemical cues in Eurycea nana. Ethology 114:607-615.pdf
  52. D. M. Robinson, A. S. Aspbury, & C. R. Gabor. 2008. Differential sperm expenditure by male sailfin mollies, Poecilia latipinna, in a unisexual-bisexual species complex and the influence of spermiation during mating. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology; 62:705-711.pdf
  53. Thaker, M., C. R. Gabor, & J. N. Fries. 2006. Sensory cues and association in San Marcos salamanders. Herpetologica 62:151-155.pdf
  54. Gumm, J. M, *R. Gonzalez, A. S. Aspbury & C. R. Gabor. 2006.  Do I know you? Species recognition in a unisexual-bisexual species complex of mollies. Ethology 112:448-457. pdf
  55. Gumm, J. M, & C. R. Gabor.  2005. Asexuals looking for sex: Conflict between species and mate-quality recognition in sailfin mollies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 58: 558-565.pdf
  56. Gabor, C. R., M. J. Ryan, & D. C. Morizot. 2005. Character displacement in sailfin mollies, Poecilia latipinna: allozymes, behavior, and morphology. Environmental Biology of Fishes 73: 75-88.pdf
  57. Aspbury, A. S., & C. R. Gabor.  2004. Discriminating males alter sperm production between species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101:15970-15973.pdf
    1. (Featured in ScienceNOW, Science Magazine’s online news service 11/04; CBC radio Quirks and Quarks, 11/04; PNAS article highlights, 11/04; Natural History Magazine 3/05; Wissenschaft Online, 11/04; Le Scienze Online, 11/04)
  58. Gabor, C. R., & C. C. Nice.  2004. Genetic variation among populations of Eastern Newts, Notophthalmus viridescens: A preliminary analysis based on allozymes. Herpetologica 60:373-386. pdf
  59. Aspbury, A. S. & C. R. Gabor. 2004. Differential sperm priming by male sailfin mollies: Effects of female and male size.  Ethology 110: 193-202. pdf
  60. Gabor, C. R., & R. Page*.  2003. Female preference for large males in sailfin mollies, Poecilia latipinna: the importance of predation pressures and reproductive status.  Acta Ethologica 6:7-12.pdf
  61. Gabor, C. R. & M. J. Ryan.  2001.  Geographical variation in reproductive character displacement in mate choice by male sailfin mollies. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Series B, Biological Sciences 268:1063-1070. Pdf
  62. Gabor, C. R., J. Krenz, & R. Jaeger.  2000.  Female choice, male interference, and sperm precedence in the red-spotted newt.  Behavioral Ecology   11:115-124.pdf
  63. Gabor, C. R. & R. G. Jaeger.  1999.  When salamanders misrepresent threat signals.  Copeia 1999:1123-1126.pdf
  64. Gabor, C. R.  1999.  Association patterns of sailfin mollies (Poecilia latipinna): alternative hypotheses. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology   46:333-340.pdf
    1. Nature article on Crappy Gabor proof reading
    2. I F…ing Love Science article
  65. Jaeger, R. G., C. R. Gabor, & H. M. Wilbur.  1998.  An assemblage of salamanders in the southern Appalachian mountains: competitive and predatory behavior.  Behaviour 135: 795-821.pdf
  66. Gabor, C. R. & T. R. Halliday. 1997.  Sequential mate choice by smooth newts: females become more choosy.  Behavioral Ecology   8:162-166.pdf
    1. (Featured in: BBC Wildlife 1997. Crestfallen newts. (15, no 12, 59))
  67. Gabor, C. R.  1996.  Differential kin discrimination by red-spotted newts (Notophthalmus viridescens) and smooth newts (Triturus v. vulgaris).  Ethology 102:649-659.pdf
    1. Featured in: Nature Australia 1998. Newtritious eggs? (25, no 12, 14-15); BBC Wildlife 1997. Kin recognition. (15, no 2, 18))
  68. Gabor, C. R.  1995.  Correlational test of Mathis’ hypothesis that bigger salamanders have better territories.  Copeia 1995:729-735.pdf
  69. Gabor, C. R. & R. G. Jaeger.  1995.  Resource quality affects the agonistic behaviour of territorial salamanders.  Animal Behaviour 49:71-79. pdf
  70. Jaeger, R. G. & C. R. Gabor. 1993.  Intraspecific chemical communication by a territorial salamander via the post-cloacal gland. Copeia 1993:1171-1174.pdf

Book Chapter
Gabor, C. R. 2010 Agonistic Signals. In: Breed M.D. and Moore J., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Vol. 1, pp. 35-39 Oxford: Academic Press.