Postdoctoral Fellow Contact:
Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell
403 Eberhart Building
Ph.D., Baylor University
Currently I am the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) North Carolina Coordinator. Using this long-term broad scale sampling frame, I focus on questions addressing the effects of anthropogenic land cover change on bats. My two main projects are: 1) landscape scale modeling of urbanization and bat distribution; 2) examining the threshold pattern in bat activity along the urbanization gradient.
Li H. and K. T. Wilkins. 2014. Patch or mosaic: bat activity responds to fine-scale urban heterogeneity in a medium-sized city in the United States. Urban Ecosystems. Vol.17, December 2014, p.1013. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-014-0369-9.
Li H. and K. T. Wilkins. Roost selection by Mexican free-tailed bats in an urban environment. Acta Chiropterologica, 17(2):321-330. 2015. DOI: 10.3161/15081109ACC2015.17.2.007.