Here is a list of my publications. Many of the coauthors were undergraduate students.


Southern Wonder: Alabama’s Surprising Biodiversity. 2013. University of Alabama Press. 464 pp.

Peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters

Duncan, R.S., C. Elliot, B. Fluker, and B. R. Kuhajda. 2010. Habitat use of the watercress darter (Etheostoma nuchale): An endangered fish in an urban landscape. American Midland Naturalist. 164(1):9−21.

Brook L. Fluker, Bernard R. Kuhajda, R. Scot Duncan, Elizabeth L. Salter, and Martin Schulman. 2009. Impacts of a Small Dam Removal on the Endangered Watercress Darter (Etheostoma nuchale) in Roebuck Spring, Birmingham, Alabama. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Marks, B.K. and R.S. Duncan. 2009. Use of edge habitats by free-ranging cats and dogs in an urban nature preserve. Southeastern Naturalist. 8(3): 427-436

Duncan, R.S., C.B. Anderson, H.N. Sellers, E.E. Robbins. 2008. The effect of fire reintroduction on endemic and rare plants of a southeastern glade ecosystem. Restoration Ecology. 16(1): 39-49.

Duncan, R.S. 2006. Tree recruitment from on-site versus off-site propagule sources during tropical forest succession. New Forests. 31(2):131-150.

Hostetler, M., R.S. Duncan, and J. Paul. 2005. Post-construction effects of an urban development on migrating, resident, and wintering birds. Southeastern Naturalist. 4 (3): 421-434.

Saloom, M.E., and R.S. Duncan. 2005. Dissolved oxygen levels reduce anti-predation behaviours of the freshwater clam Corbicula fluminea. Freshwater Biology 50:1233-1238.

Duncan, R.S., and J.E. Linhoss. 2005. Regeneration of Virginia pine (Pinus viginiana) following southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis) outbreak in the Sipsey Wilderness, Alabama. Forest Ecology and Management. 212: 65-74.

Levey, D.J., R.S. Duncan, and C.J. Levins. 2004. Use of dung as a tool by burrowing owls. Nature 421:39, 2 September 2004.

Duncan, R.S. and C. Chapman. 2003. Tree-shrub interactions during early secondary forest succession in Uganda. Restoration Ecology 11:198-207.

Duncan, R.S. and C. Chapman. 2003. Consequences of plantation harvest during tropical forest restoration in Uganda. Forest Ecology and Management 173: 235-250.

Duncan, R.S. Wenny, D.G., M.D. Spritzer and C.J. Whelan. 2002. Does human scent bias seed predation studies? Ecology 83:2630-2636.

Duncan, R.S. and C.A. Chapman. 2002. Limitations of animal seed dispersal for enhancing forest succession on degraded lands. in D.J. Levey, M. Galetti and W.R. Silva (eds). Seed Dispersal and Frugivory: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation. CAB International, Wallingford, U.K.

Duncan, R.S. and V.E. Duncan. 2000. Forest succession and distance from forest edge in an Afro- tropical grassland. Biotropica 32:33-41.

Duncan, R.S. and C.A. Chapman. 1999. Seed dispersal and potential forest succession in abandoned agriculture in tropical Africa. Ecological Applications 9:998-1008.

Duncan, R.S. and W.A. Szelistowski. 1998. Influence of puffer predation on vertical distribution of mangrove littorinids in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica. Oecologia 117:433-442.

Miscellaneous publications

2013. Duncan, R.S. “Biodiversity in Alabama.” Encyclopedia of Alabama, Alabama Humanities Foundation. June 12, 2013.