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Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

NREM Emeritus Faculty - Larry G. Talent

Associate Professor

Contact
008E Ag Hall (office)
008C Ag Hall (address)
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-9669
larry.talent@okstate.edu

Education
BA: Fresno State College, Fresno, CA; 1970; Biology
MA: California State University, Fresno, CA; 1973; Biology
PhD: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; 1980; Wildlife Sciences 

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Research Interests:
My research interests are focused on ecotoxicology and vertebrate natural history. Most of my recent research has concentrated on evaluating the effects of natural and anthropogenic environmental stressors on different life history stages of reptiles. Endpoints examined include growth, reproduction, fertility, behavior, endocrinology, immunity, and metabolism. Current research includes projects on elucidating the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals, immunosuppressant chemicals, pesticides, and heavy metals on the embryos, juveniles, and adults of lizards.

Recent Publications (since 2005)
McFarland, C.A., M.J. Quinn, Jr., J. Boyce,  E.M. LaFiandra, M.A. Bazar, L.G. Talent, and M.S.  Johnson, 2011. Toxic Effects Of Oral 2-Amino-4,6-Dinitrotoluene in the Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis).  Environmental Pollution 159 (2): (In Press).

Johnson, M.S., C.A. McFarland, M.A., Bazar, M.J.Quinn, Jr., E.M. LaFiandra, and L.G. Talent. 2010.  Toxicity of octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine (HMX) in three vertebrate species.  Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 58:836-843.

Salice, C.J, J.G. Suski, M.A. Bazar, and L.G. Talent.  2009.  Effects of inorganic lead on western fence lizards (Sceloporus occidentalis).  Environmental Pollution 157:3457-3464.

McFarland, C.A., M.J. Quinn, Jr., M.A. Bazar, L.G. Talent, and M.S. Johnson.  2009.  Toxic effects of oral hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine in the western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis).  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(5): 1043-1050.

Rich, C.N., and L.G. Talent.  2009.  Soil ingestion may be an important route for the uptake of contaminants by some reptiles. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(2):311-315.

Rich, C.N., and L.G. Talent.  2008.  The effects of prey species on food conversion efficiency and growth of an insectivorous lizard.  Zoo Biology 27(3):181-187.

McFarland, C.A., M.J. Quinn, Jr., M.A. Bazar, A.K. Remick, L.G. Talent, and M.S. Johnson.  2008.   Toxicity of Oral Exposure to 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene in the Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis).  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27(5):1102-1111.

Holem, R.R., W.A. Hopkins, and L.G. Talent.  2008.  Effects of repeated exposure to malathion on growth, food consumption, and locomotor performance of the western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis).  Environmental Pollution 152(1):92-98.

DuRant, S.E., M. Romero, L.G. Talent, and W.A. Hopkins.  2008.  Effect of exogenous corticosterone on respiration in a reptile. General and Comparative Endocrinology 156(1): 126 – 133.

Brasfield, S. M., L.G. Talent, and D.M. Janz.  2008.  Reproductive and thyroid hormone profiles in captive western fence lizards (Sceloporus occidentalis) following a period of brumation.  Zoo Biology 27(1): 36-48.

Suski, J.G., C.J. Salice, J.T. Houpt, M.A. Bazar, and L.G. Talent. 2008.  Dose-related effects following oral exposure of 2,4-dinitrotoluene on the western fence lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27(2):352-359.

Coppedge, B.R., L.G. Talent, and D.M. Engle.  2007.  Effects of olfactory attributes and size of egg on rates of predation of artificial ground nests in tallgrass prairie. The Southwestern Naturalist 52(4):453-460.

DuRant, S.E., W.A. Hopkins, and L.G. Talent.  2007.  Impaired terrestrial and arboreal locomotor performance in the western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) after exposure to an AChE-inhibiting pesticide.  Environmental Pollution 149(1):18-24.

DuRant, S.E., W.A. Hopkins, and L.G. Talent.  2007.  Energy acquisition and allocation in an ectothermic predator exposed to a common environmental stressor. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology , Part C: Toxicology  and Pharmacology 145(3):442-448.

Inouye, L.S., L.J. Yoo, L.G. Talent, J.U. Clarke, R.P. Jones, J.A. Steevens, and R.E. Boyd. 2007.  Assessment of lead uptake in reptilian prey species.  Chemosphere 68(8):1591-1596.

Holem, R.R., W.A. Hopkins, and L.G. Talent.  2006.  Effect of acute exposure to malathion and lead on sprint performance of the western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis).  Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 51(1):111-116.

Roe, J.H., W.A. Hopkins, and L.G. Talent.  2005.  Effects of body mass, feeding, and circadian cycles on metabolism in the lizard Sceloporus occidentalis.  Journal of Herpetology 39 (4):595-603.

Talent, L.G.  2005. Effect of temperature on toxicity of a natural pyrethrin pesticide to green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis).  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24 (12):3113-3116.

Hopkins, W. A., B. P. Staub, J. A. Baionno, B. P. Jackson, and L. G. Talent.  2005.  Transfer of selenium from prey to predators in a simulated terrestrial food chain.  Environmental Pollution 134 (3): 447-456.