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Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2352
Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2352
Biography: 

Brian Sullivan began his academic career as an Arizona State University lecturer after completing his doctorate in zoology at ASU in 1983. He then held academic positions at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Maine before returning to Arizona in 1989 to accept a tenure-track position at ASU's West campus.

Currently, Professor Sullivan is investigating a number of aspects of the evolution and conservation of amphibians and reptiles of Arizona. His interest comes from what he describes as a dramatic shift in biological thought over the past three decades with respect to the evolution of species differences and the nature of species boundaries. He also points to an increasing recognition of the detrimental effects of urbanization and other human activities on the communities of amphibians and reptiles of the fragile Sonoran Desert.

Specifically, Professor Sullivan is working to evaluate the nature of species boundaries among Tiger and Little Striped whiptailed lizards; the causes and consequences of hybridization between Arizona and Woodhouse's toads along the Agua Fria River in central Arizona; the relationship between habitat variation and density of chuckwalla lizards in urban preserves; and the impact of human activities on communities of snakes, lizards and toads in the Phoenix area.

He is the author of "The greening of public land grazing in the southwestern United States" (now in press, published by Conservation Biology). 

Education: 

Ph.D. Zoology, Arizona State University 1983

Publications: 

Recent co-authored publications

  • ​Fifty years of hybridization: introgression between the Arizona Toad (Bufo microscahpus) and Woodhouse's Toad (B. woodhousii) along Beaver Dam Wash in Utah. Herpetological Conservation and Biology
  • Does urbanization influence the Spatial Ecology of Gila Monsters in the Sonoran Desert? Journal of Experimental Biology
  • Common chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater) populations in the Phoenix Metropolitan area: stability in urban preserves. Herpetological Conservation and Biology

Complete list of publications:

  • Ackley, J., J. Wu, M. Angilletta, S. Myint, D., and B. K. Sullivan. Rich lizards: how affluence and land cover influence the diversity and abundance of desert reptiles persisting in an urban landscape. Biological Conservation (2015).
  • Goldberg, S.R., C. R. Bursey, K. O. Sullivan, R. W. Bowker, and B. K. Sullivan. Old-World nematodes in the Ocellated skink, Chalcides ocellatus (Squamata: Scincidae) now established in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. Comparative Parasitology (2015).
  • Sullivan, B. K., E. Nowak, and M. A. Kwiatkowski. Conservation Practice and Policy: Problems with mitigation translocation of herpetofauna. Conservation Biology (2015).
  • Sullivan, B. K., J. Wooten, T. D. Schwaner, K. O. Sullivan, and M. Takahashi. Thirty yeasts of hybridization between toads along the Agua Fria River in Arizona: I. Evidence from morphology and mtDNA. Journal of Herpetology (2015).
  • Sullivan, B.K. and E. A. Sullivan. Winter basking by hatchling Sonoran Desert Tortoises, Gopherus morafkai. Sonoran Herpetologist (2015).
  • Sullivan, B.K. and J. M. Vernon. Dipsosaurus dorsalis (Desert Iguana): Urban Habitats. Herpetological Review (2015).
  • Sullivan, B. K. The (Mis-) measure of a man: Martin "Jack" J. Fouquette, Jr., 1930-2014. (2015).
  • Sullivan, B. K., A. A. Martin, M. M. Stewart, and M.J. Fouquette, Jr. Murray John Littlejohn and Patricia Gordon (Patsy) Littlejohn. (2015).
  • Platz, J. E. and B. K. Sullivan. Martin John Fouquette, Jr. 1930-2014. Center for North American Herpetology, 3 pp (http://www.cnah.org/) (2014).
  • Sullivan, B. K., D. E. Vardukyan, and K. O. Sullivan. Historic and current composition of lizard communities in urban preserves of central Arizona. Urban Naturalist (2014).
  • Sullivan, B. K., K. O. Sullivan, D. E. Vardukyan, and T. S. Suminski. Persistence of horned lizards (Phrynosoma spp.) in urban preserves of central Arizona. Urban Ecosystems (2014).
  • Sullivan, B. K., M. R. Douglas, J. W. Walker, J. E. Cordes, M. A. Davis, W. J. B. Anthonysamy, K. O. Sullivan, and M. E. Douglas. Conservation and management of polytypic species: the little striped whiptail complex (Aspidoscelis inornata) as a case study. Copeia (2014).
  • Sullivan, B. K., R. C. Averill-Murray, K. O. Sullivan, J. R. Sullivan, E. A. Sullivan, and J. D. Riedle. Winter activity of Sonoran Desert Tortoise (Gopherus morafkai) in central Arizona. Chelonian Conservation and Biology (2014).
  • Sullivan, B.K. Mating in the Coachwhip, Masticophis (= Coluber) flagellum. Sonoran Herpetologist (2014).
  • Sullivan, B.K. and E. A. Sullivan. Gopherus morafkai (Sonoran Desert Tortoise). Drinking behavior. Herpetological Review (2014).
  • Sullivan, B.K. and J. W. Walker. Aspidoscelis tigris punctilinealis (Sonoran Tiger Whiptail). Upland habitats. Herpetological Review (2014).
  • Sullivan, B.K., E. A. Sullivan, K. O. Sullivan and H. McCall. Phrynosoma solare (Regal Horned Lizard). Geographic distribution. Herpetological Review (2014).
  • Walker, J.W., and B. K. Sullivan. Ontogeny of color pattern in Aspidoscelis tigris punctilinealis (Dickerson), Sonoran tiger whiptail, in central Arizona. Herpetological Review (2014).
  • . . Review of: Reptiles and amphibians of the mojave desert: a field guide (2014).
  • Sullivan, B. K. Bob Stebbins: inspiration for herpers of all ages. (2014).
  • Sullivan, B. K. and J. E. Platz. Obituary: Martin John Fouquette, Jr. 1930-2014. (2014).
  • Loughran, C. L., E. M. Nowak, J. X. Schofer, K. O. Sullivan and B. K. Sullivan. Lagomorph prey of western diamondbacked rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox) in Arizona. Southwestern Naturalist (2013).
  • Sullivan, B. K., J. W. Walker, H. L. Taylor, J. E. Cordes, M. A. Kwiatkowski, K. O. Sullivan, J. R. Sullivan, M. R. Douglas, and M. E. Douglas. Morphological diagnosability of Aspidoscelis arizonae (Squamata: Teiidae) as an indication of evolutionary divergence in the Aspidoscelis inornata complex. Copeia (2013).
  • Sullivan, B. K., R. Vanhaverbeke, and C. Chambers. Wildlife and anthropogenic changes in the arid Southwest. Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development (2013).
  • Gunn, J., R. W. Bowker, K. O. Sullivan, and B. K. Sullivan. An Old World skink, Chalcides ocellatus, with a long history of anthropogenically assisted dispersal, now established in Mesa, Arizona, USA. Herpetological Review (2012).
  • Sullivan, B. K. and K. O. Sullivan. Thamnophis elegans (Terrestrial Gartersnake): Defensive Behavior. Herpetological Review (2012).
  • Sullivan, B.K. and K. O. Sullivan. Common chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater) in an urban preserve: persistence of a small population and estimation of longevity. Herpetological Conservation and Biology (2012).
  • Walker, J.W., B. K. Sullivan, K. O. Sullivan, M. R. Douglas, and M. E. Douglas. Evolutionary, ecological and morphological distinctiveness of an Arizona endemic lizard, the pai striped whiptail (Aspidoscelis pai). Herpetological Conservation and Biology (2012).
  • Sullivan, B.K. Road riding (as a snake sampling technique). In: Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity: Standard Methods for Reptiles (2012).
  • Jones, T. R., R. D. Babb, F. Hensley, C. Liwanpo, and B. K. Sullivan. Sonoran Desert snake communities at two sites: concordance and effect of increased road traffic. Herpetological Conservation and Biology (2011).
  • Douglas, M.R., M. R. Douglas, G. W. Schuett, D. Beck, and B.K. Sullivan. Conservation phylogenetics of helodermatid lizards using multiple markers and a supertree approach. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2010).
  • Sullivan, B. K., and R. E. Williams. Common chuckwallas (Sauromalus ater) in urban preserves: do food plants or crevice retreats influence abundance?. Herpetological Conservation and Biology (2010).
  • Schwaner, T. D. and B. K. Sullivan. Fifty years of hybridization: introgression between the Arizona Toad (Bufo microscahpus) and Woodhouse’s Toad (B. woodhousii) along Beaver Dam Wash in Utah. Herpetological Conservation and Biology (2009).
  • Sullivan, B. K. Mate recognition, species boundaries and the fallacy of "species recognition.". The Open Zoology Journal (2009).
  • Sullivan, B. K. The greening of public land grazing in the southwestern United States. Conservation Biology (2009).
  • B. K. Sullivan. Arizona Striped Whiptail. Lizards of the American Southwest: A Photographic Field Guide (2009).
  • B. K. Sullivan. Pai Striped Whiptail. Lizards of the American Southwest: A Photographic Field Guide (2009).
  • B. K. Sullivan. Tiger Whiptail. Lizards of the American Southwest: A Photographic Field Guide (2009).
  • Kwiatkowski, M. A., L. L. C. Jones, and B. K. Sullivan. Common Chuckwalla. Lizards of the American Southwest: A Photographic Field Guide (2009).
  • Sullivan, B.K. Road riding as a snake sampling technique. In: Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity: Standard Methods for Reptiles (2009).
  • Kwiatkowski, M. A., G. W. Schuett, R. A. Repp, E. Nowak, and B. K. Sullivan. Does urbanization influence the Spatial Ecology of Gila Monsters in the Sonoran Desert?. Journal of Experimental Biology (2008).
  • P. S. Hamilton, D. E. Gaalema, and B. K. Sullivan. Short-term changes in dorsal reflectance for background matching in ornate tree lizards (Urosaurus ornatus). Amphibia-Reptilia (2008).
  • Sullivan, B.K. and K. O. Sullivan. Common chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater) populations in the Phoenix Metropolitan area: stability in urban preserves. Herpetological Conservation and Biology (2008).
  • . . Review of: Amphibian Behavior and Ecology (2008).
  • Brian Sullivan, M Kwiatkowski. Courtship displays in anurans and lizards: theoretical and empirical contributions to our understanding of costs and selection on males due to female choice. Functional Ecology (2007).
  • K Lappin, P Hamilton, Brian Sullivan. Bite-force performance and head shape in a sexually dimorphic crevice dwelling lizard, the common chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater [=obesus]). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2006).
  • P Hamilton, Brian Sullivan. Female mate choice in ornate tree lizards (Urosaurus ornatus): a multivariate analysis. Animal Behaviour (2005).
  • P Hamilton, D Gaalema, S Laage, Brian Sullivan. A photographic method for quantifying color characteristics and color patch dimensions in lizards. Herpetological Review (2005).
  • Gergus, E W A (Author) ,Wallace, E (Author) ,Sullivan, Brian Keith (Author) . Hyla wrightorum (eximia) Taylor, 1938 (a): Arizona treefrog. In: Amphibian Declines: the Conservation Status of United States Species (2005).
  • Schwaner, T D (Author) ,Sullivan, Brian Keith (Author) . Bufo microscaphus Cope, 1867 "1866": Arizona toad. Amphibian Declines: the Conservation Status of United States Species (2005).
  • Sullivan, Brian Keith (Author) . Bufo punctatus Baird and Girard, 1852 (a): Red-spotted toad. Amphibian Declines: the Conservation Status of United States Species (2005).
  • Sullivan, Brian Keith (Author) . Bufo woodhousii Girard, 1854: Woodhouse's toad. Amphibian Declines: the Conservation Status of United States Species (2005).
  • Sullivan, Brian Keith (Author) . Southwestern Desert Bufonids. Amphibian Declines: the Conservation Status of United States Species (2005).
  • Sullivan, Brian Keith (Author) ,Hamilton, P S (Author) ,Kwiatkowski, M A (Author) . The Arizona striped whiptail: past and present. Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelgo II (2005).
  • Sweet, S S (Author) ,Sullivan, Brian Keith (Author) . Bufo californicus Camp, 1915: Arroyo toad. Amphibian Declines: the Conservation Status of United States Species (2005).
  • Sullivan, Brian. Current Research of the Herpetofauna of the Sonoran Desert, III, Tempe; 2. (2005).
  • Brian Sullivan. Distribution and status of the Arizona Striped Whiptail (Aspidoscelis arizonae). (2004).
  • Brian Sullivan, M Kwiatkowski, G Schuett. Translocation of urban Gila Monsters: a problematic conservation tool. Biological Conservation (2004).
  • Brian Sullivan, M Kwiatkowski, P Hamilton. Growth in Sonoran Desert populations of the common chuckwalla (Sauromalus obesus). Western North American Naturalist (2004).
  • C Goldberg, Brian Sullivan, J Malone, C Schwalbe. Divergence among barking frogs (Eleutherodactylus augusti) in the southwestern United States. Herpetologica (2004).
  • E Gergus, T Reeder, Brian Sullivan. Geographic variation in Hyla wrightorum: advertisement calls, allozymes, mtDNA, and morphology. Copeia (2004).
  • Sullivan, Brian. Madrean Archipelago II, Tucson;. (2004).
  • Sullivan, Brian. School of Renewable Natural Resources, Tucson;. (2004).
  • Sullivan, Brian. Tucson Herpetological Society and the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Tucson;. (2004).
  • Brian Sullivan, M Kwiatkowski, G Schuett. Gila Monsters and urban conflicts: translocation as a conservation tool with a large, venomous, and protected reptile--Urban Gila Monsters (Heloderma suspectum) in Arizona. (2003).
  • Sullivan, Brian. Department of Biology, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix;. (2003).
  • Sullivan, Brian. Mayo Clinic Seminar Program, Scottsdale;. (2003).
  • Brian Sullivan, G Schuett, M Kwiatkowski. Natural history observations: Heloderma suspectum (Gila monster). Mortality/predation? Herpetological Review (2002).
  • M Kwiatkowski, Brian Sullivan. Geographic variation in sexual selection among populations of an iguanid lizard, Sauromalus obesus (= ater). Evolution (2002).
  • M Kwiatkowski, Brian Sullivan. Mating system structure and population density in a polygynous lizard, Sauromalus obesus (= ater). Behavioral Ecology (2002).
  • S Masta, Brian Sullivan, T Lamb, E Routman. Molecular systematics, hybridization, and phylogeography of the Bufo americanus complex in eastern North America. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2002).
  • . . Review of: Anuran communication (2002).
  • Sullivan, Brian. Current Research on the Herpetofauna of the Sonoran Desert II, Tucson;. (2002).
  • Brian Sullivan, P Hamilton, M Flowers. A survey of the Arizona whiptail, Cnemidophorus arizonae (= C. inornatus arizonae), in southeastern Arizona. (2001).
  • K Malmos, Brian Sullivan, T Lamb. Calling behavior and directional hybridization between two toads (Bufo microscaphus X B. woodhousii) in Arizona. Evolution (2001).
  • Sullivan, Brian. Tucson Herpetological Association, Tucson;. (2001).
  • Brian Sullivan. Long-term shifts in snake populations: a California site revisited. Biological Conservation (2000).
  • Brian Sullivan, E Gergus, K Malmos, R Bowker. Evolutionary implications of advertisement call variation in Bufo debilis, B. punctatus and B. retiformis. Journal of Herpetology (2000).
  • T Lamb, Brian Sullivan, K Malmos. Mitochondrial gene markers for the hybridizing toads Bufo microscaphus and Bufo woodhousii in Arizona. Copeia (2000).
  • . . Review of: A long-awaited guide to the Sonoran Desert arrives (2000).
  • Sullivan, Brian. Animal Behavior Program, Division of Integrative Biology and Neurosciences, interview for program director, Washington DC;. (2000).
Research Activity: 
  • Sullivan,Brian Keith*. DISTRIBUTION AND STATUS OF THE ARIZONA WHIPTAIL (CNEMIDOPHORUS ARIZONEA). AZ GAME & FISH, DEPT OF(6/11/2002 - 12/11/2004).
  • Sullivan,Brian Keith*. DISTRIBUTION AND STATUS OF ARIZONA WHIPTAIL LIZARDS IN ARIZONA. AZ GAME & FISH, DEPT OF(2/2/2000 - 1/1/2001).
  • Sullivan,Brian Keith*, Schuett,Gordon W. GILA MONSTERS AND URBAN CONFLICTS. AZ GAME & FISH, DEPT OF(9/3/1999 - 12/31/2002).
  • Sullivan,Brian Keith*. HUACHUCA TREEFROG/RARE SPECIE SURVRY. AZ GAME & FISH, DEPT OF(5/21/1997 - 2/17/1999).
  • Sullivan,Brian Keith*. CHUCKWALLA LIZARDS IN URBAN MOUNTAIN PRESERVES. AZ GAME & FISH, DEPT OF(5/21/1997 - 11/19/2000).
  • Sullivan,Brian Keith*. POPULATION/DIVERSITY-CHUCKWALLA LIZARDS IN PHOENIX. AZ GAME & FISH, DEPT OF(6/20/1995 - 6/19/1998).
  • Sullivan,Brian Keith*. LIZARDS OF MOUNTAIN PRESERVES IN PHOENIX. AZ GAME & FISH, DEPT OF(6/20/1995 - 6/30/1998).
  • Sullivan,Brian Keith*. URBAN AMPHIBIANS: COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL SITES. AZ GAME & FISH, DEPT OF(6/28/1994 - 12/31/1996).
  • Sullivan,Brian Keith*. DISTRIBUTION & STATES OF THREE SONORAN DESERT AMPHIBIANS. AZ GAME & FISH, DEPT OF(1/1/1993 - 12/31/1994).
  • Sullivan,Brian Keith*. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE ARIZONA TOAD. AZ GAME & FISH, DEPT OF(4/15/1991 - 4/15/1992).
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 320Fundamentals of Ecology
LSC 493Honors Thesis
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LSC 322Fundamentals of Ecology Lab
BIO 474Herpetology
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 320Fundamentals of Ecology
LSC 493Honors Thesis
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 474Herpetology
LSC 484Internship
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 320Fundamentals of Ecology
LSC 493Honors Thesis
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 474Herpetology
LSC 484Internship
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LSC 484Internship
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LSC 493Honors Thesis
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LSC 484Internship
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LSC 484Internship
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 474Herpetology
LSC 493Honors Thesis
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 300Natural History of Arizona
BIO 301Field Natural History
LSC 484Internship
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Presentations: 
  • Sullivan, B.K., A. Owens, K.O. Sullivan and E. A. Sullivan. Home Range Variation in Sonoran Desert Tortoises (Gopherus morafkai): consistency across years. Turtle Survival Alliance, annual meetings (Aug 2015).
  • Sullivan, B.K., A. Owens, K.O. Sullivan and E. A. Sullivan. Preliminary assessment of a small scale relocation in Sonoran Desert Tortoises (Gopherus morafkai): comparison with residents. Desert Tortoise Council annual meetings (Feb 2015).
  • Sullivan, Brian K. Human Impacts on Sonoran Desert Herpetofauna: Urban Preserves and other Central Arizona Issues. Central Arizona Conservation Alliance Seminar, North Mtn Visitor Center (Jan 2015).
  • B. K. Sullivan. Desert Tortoises migrate like big mammalian herbivores. Tucson Herpetological Society Seminar (Oct 2014).
  • E. Nowak, M. A. Kwiatkowski, & B. K. Sullivan. Translocation in reptiles: theoretical issues and current empiricism. Biology of the Pitvipers Symposium (Jul 2014).
  • Sullivan, B.K., K.O. Sullivan. Desert tortoises: seasonal migration for forage. Desert Tortoise Council annual meetings (Feb 2014).
  • Sullivan, B.K., K.O. Sullivan and M.A. Kwiatkowski. Refuge use in Sonoran Desert Tortoises. ASIH, SSAR & HL joint annual meetings (Jul 2013).
  • Sullivan, B.K., K.O. Sullivan. Desert tortoises at the urban-desert interface near Phoenix: winter activity. Desert Tortoise Council annual meetings (Feb 2013).
  • B. K. Sullivan, E. Nowak, M. A. Kwiatkowski, & G. W. Schuett. Translocation in squamate reptiles: theoretical issues and current empiricism. World Congress in Herpetology (Aug 2012).
  • K. O. Sullivan & B. K. Sullivan. Common chuckwallas in urban mountain preserves: stability and exceptional longevity. ANAS Annual Mtgs, Glendale, AZ (Apr 2012).
  • D. Vardukyan & B. K. Sullivan. Herpetofauna of the South Mountain Preserve five decades later: are all habitats adequately represented?. Current Research on Herpetofauna of the Sonoran Desert (Apr 2012).
  • B. K. Sullivan. Impacts of urbanization and grazing on herpetofaunal communities of the Sonoran Desert: separating myths from realities. Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation annual mtg (Aug 2011).
  • K. O. Sullivan & B. K. Sullivan. Common chuckwallas in urban mountain preserves: stability and exceptional longevity. Current Research on Herpetofauna of the Sonoran Desert (Aug 2011).
  • D. Vardukyan & B. K. Sullivan. Herpetofauna of the South Mountain Preserve five decades later: are all habitats adequately represented?. Current Research on Herpetofauna of the Sonoran Desert (Aug 2011).
  • R. D. Babb, T. R. Jones, F. R. Hensley, C. LiWanpo, & B. K. Sullivan. Sonoran Desert snake communities at two sites: concordance and effect of increased road traffic. Current Research on Herpetofauna of the Sonoran Desert (Aug 2011).
  • B. K. Sullivan. Impacts of urbanization and grazing on herpetofaunal communities of the Sonoran Desert: separating myths from realities. AZ-NV Academy of Sciences annual mtg (Apr 2011).
  • B. K. Sullivan, E. Nowak, M. A. Kwiatkowski, & G. W. Schuett. Translocation in squamate reptiles: theoretical issues and current empiricism. Desert Tortoise Council annual mtgs (Feb 2011).
  • B. K. Sullivan. Australia: a Natural History of Isolation. Applied Sciences Seminar Series (Oct 2010).
  • B. K. Sullivan. Australia: A Herp-centric History of Isolation. Tucson Herpetological Society Seminar (Sep 2010).
  • B. K. Sullivan. A Natural History of Isolation in Australia. MNS, Seminar Series (Aug 2010).
  • B.K. Sullivan. Anthropogenic impacts on amphibians and reptiles of the Southwest: good news and bad. Clow Lecture Series, UC Riverside (Feb 2010).
  • Peter Scott, Brian Sullivan, Tod Reeder. Mitochondrial DNA in the Tiger Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris) Exhibits Significant Population Structure Conflicting with Past Morphological Based Subspecific Boundaries in Southwest Arizona. Joint Annual Mtgs, SSAR/ASIH/HL (Jul 2009).
  • Sullivan, BK, M.E. Douglas, and M.A.Kwiatkowski. Systematics of the little striped whiptail in Arizona. Current Research on the herpetofauna of the Southwest (Apr 2008).
  • Kwiatkowski, Matthew, Sullivan, Brian. Home Ranges and Movement Patterns of Gila Monsters from Urban and Rural Environments. Partners in amphibian and reptile conservation (May 2007).
  • Sullivan, Brian, KWIATKOWSKI, MATTHEW. Urbanization and Spatial Ecology of Gila Monsters. Desert Tortoise Council (Feb 2007).
Service: 
  • National Science Foundation, ad hoc reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Acta Oecologia, Copeia, Journal of Herpetology, Molecular Ecology, National Science Foundation, ad hoc reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Molecular Phylogenetics and Ecology, ad hoc reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • The Open Journal of Zoology, Editorial Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • Chelonian Conservation and Biology; Herpetological Conservation and Biology; PLOS One, ad hoc reviewer (2015 - 2015)
  • Forestry Science; Behaviour; Copeia; J Exp Biology; J of Herpetology; J of Zoology; Evolution;, ad hoc reviewer (2015 - 2015)
  • Herpetological Conservation and Biology, Associate Editor (2010 - 2015)
  • PHD dissertation cmt, member (1989 - 2015)
  • Wildlife Research; African Journal of Ecology; Copeia; J of Herpetology; J. Arid Environments, ad hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Animal Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology, Behav Ecology & Sociobiology, Ethology, J Arid Environments, ad hoc reviewer (2011 - 2014)
  • Forestry Science; Behaviour; Copeia; J Exp Biology; J of Herpetology; J of Zoology; Evolution;, ad hoc reviewer (2011 - 2014)
  • National Science Foundation (Pop Bio, Behavior, Systematics), ad hoc reviewer (2011 - 2014)
  • The Open Journal of Zoology, Editorial Board Member (2008 - 2014)
  • The Open Journal of Zoology, Editorial Board Member (2008 - 2013)
  • Animal Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology, Behav Ecology & Sociobiology, Ethology, J Arid Environments, ad hoc reviewer (2011 - 2012)
  • National Science Foundation (Pop Bio, Behavior, Systematics), ad hoc reviewer (2011 - 2012)
  • Behavior Doctoral Program Development Cmt, member (2008 - 2012)
  • The Open Journal of Zoology, Editorial Board Member (2008 - 2012)
  • Curriculum Coordination Cmt, member (2011 - 2012)
  • Animal Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology, Behav Ecology & Sociobiology, Ethology, J Arid Environments, ad hoc reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Forestry Science; Behaviour; Copeia; J Exp Biology; J of Herpetology; J of Zoology; Evolution;, ad hoc reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • National Science Foundation (Pop Bio, Behavior, Systematics), ad hoc reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Herpetological Conservation and Biology, Associate Editor (2010 - 2011)
  • Behavior Doctoral Program Development Cmt, member (2008 - 2011)
  • Environmental Life Sciences Doctoral Program Development Cmt, member (2007 - 2011)
  • Curriculum Coordination Cmt, member (2010 - 2011)
  • College P&T Cmt, alt member (2010 - 2010)
  • American Naturalist; Behaviour; Copeia; J Exp Biology; J of Herpetology; J of Zoology; NSF, ad hoc reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Behavior Doctoral Program Development Cmt, member (2008 - 2010)
  • Environmental Life Sciences Doctoral Program Development Cmt, member (2007 - 2010)
  • Paradise Valley School Distric, Construction Sonoran Desert Biome on campus (2010 - 2010)
  • Pendergast School District, Weekend Field Courses: Sonoran Desert Ecology (2010 - 2010)
  • Environmental Life Sciences PhD Program, member (2007 - 2009)
  • Division Personnel Committee Chair, Chairperson (2006 - 2009)
  • Environmental Life Sciences PhD Program, member (2007 - 2008)
  • Animal Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology, Behaviorial Ecology and Sociobiology, Ethology, Evolution, Copeia, Journal of Arid Environments, ad hoc reviewer (2006 - 2008)
  • National Science Foundation (Pop Bio, Behavior, Systematics), ad hoc reviewer (2006 - 2008)
  • Copeia, Editorial Board member (2005 - 2008)
  • PHD dissertation cmt, member (2000 - 2007)
  • Journal of Herpetology, Editor/Associate Editor (1989 - 2007)
  • Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Biological Consultant (2007 - 2007)
  • Paradise Valley School District, Invention Convention Judge (2007 - 2007)
  • West Campus Promotion and Tenure Cmt, member (2005 - 2007)
  • Hidden Hills Elementary School, Paradise Valley District, consultant for biome landscaping (2006 - 2006)