Light, Jessica individual record
Associate Professor
education and training
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Academic Articles63
  • Siciliano‐Martina, L., Light, J. E., Riley, D. G., & Lawing, A. M. (2022). One of these wolves is not like the other: morphological effects and conservation implications of captivity in Mexican wolves. Animal Conservation. 25(1), 77-90.
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  • Light, J. E., Keane, A. S., & Evans, J. W. (2021). Updating the distribution of American black bears (Ursus americanus) in Texas using community science, state agencies, and natural history collections. WESTERN NORTH AMERICAN NATURALIST. 81(3), 396-406.
  • Pistone, J. P., Light, J. E., Campbell, T. A., Catanach, T. A., & Voelker, G. (2021). Restricted Geographic Sampling Yields Low Parasitism Rates but Surprisingly Diverse Host Associations in Avian Lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) from South Texas. Diversity. 13(9), 430-430.
  • Zecca, I. B., Hodo, C. L., Swarts, H. M., DeMaar, T. W., Snowden, K. F., Prestridge, H. L., Light, J. E., & Hamer, S. A. (2021). Trypanosoma cruzi and Incidental Sarcocystis spp. in Endangered Ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) of South Texas, USA.. J Wildl Dis. 57(3), 667-671.
  • Siciliano-Martina, L., Light, J. E., & Lawing, A. M. (2021). Changes in canid cranial morphology induced by captivity and conservation implications. Biological Conservation. 257, 109143-109143.
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  • Allen, J. M., Worman, C. O., Light, J. E., & Reed, D. L. (2013). Parasitic Lice Help to Fill in the Gaps of Early Hominid History. Primates, Pathogens, and Evolution. 161-186. Springer New York.
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Conference Papers2
  • Connors, P. K., Light, J. E., Tanis, B. P., Drew, J. A., Anderson, C. N., & Hinde, K. (2019). March Mammal Madness: a Story about Science and Social Media. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY. 59, E42-E42.
  • Kitchen, A., Toups, M. A., Light, J. E., & Reed, D. L. (2010). Genetic analysis of human head and clothing lice indicates an early origin of clothing use in archaic hominins.. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 143-144.
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Texas A&M University; Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences; 2258 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2258