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Matina Kalcounis-Rüppell

Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell

Professor and Department Head

Contact:
matina_kalcounis@uncg.edu
(336) 334-4960
435 Eberhart Building
Website

Interests

Acoustics, behavioral sciences, biodiversity and conservation, ultrasound, bats, and mice.

Education

Ph.D., University of Western Ontario

Research:

My teaching and research interests include the behavior and ecology of wild mammals, especially bats and rodents and their use of ultrasound. I have taught classes in vertebrate zoology and ecology. I am a past chair of the North American Society for Bat Research.  I give regular presentations to the public about wildlife conservation, including a popular Halloween season program on bats.

Representative Publications:

Parker, K.A., Springall, B.T., Garshong, R.A., Malachi, A.N., Dorn, L.E., Costa-Terryll, A., Mathis, R.A., Lewis, A.N., MacCheyne, C.L., Davis, T.T., Rice, A.D., Varh, N.Y., Li, H., Schug, M.D., Kalcounis-Rueppell, M.C., 2018. Rapid Increases in Bat Activity and Diversity after Wetland Construction in an Urban Ecosystem. Wetlands.

R. Petric, CA Marler, MC Kalcounis-Rueppell.2018. The bold, silent type: predictors of ultrasonic vocalizations in the genus Peromyscus.Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.27 November 2018, DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00198

Laura M. Hurley and Matina C. Kalcounis-Rueppell. 2018 State and context in vocal communication in rodents. In: Micheal L. Dent, Richard R. Fay, and Arthur N. Popper, editors, Rodent Bioacoustics, Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, Vol. 67, Cham, Switzerland, Springer,  pp. 202-221. (Book Chapter)

Matina C. Kalcounis-Rueppell, Joshua D. Pultorak and Catherine A. Marler. 2018. Ultrasonic Vocalizations of Mice in the Genus Peromyscus . In: Stefan M. Brudzynski, editor, Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol. 25 , Amsterdam: Academic Press, 2018, pp. 227-235. (Book Chapter)

Matina C. Kalcounis-Rueppell, Joshua D. Pultorak, Barbara H. Blake and Catherine A. Marler. 2018. Ultrasonic Vocalizations of Young Mice in the Genus Peromyscus . In: Stefan M. Brudzynski, editor, Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol. 25 , Amsterdam: Academic Press, pp. 149-156. (Book Chapter)

Timonin, MA, Kalcounis-Rueppell, MC, and CA Marler. 2018. Testosterone pulses at the nest site modify ultrasonic vocalization types in a monogamous and territorial mouse. Ethology 124: 804-815

Larsen AL, Homyack JA, Wigley TB, Miller DA, Kalcounis-Rueppell MC. 2018. New eastern geographic distribution records of  Reithrodontomys fulvescens (Fulvous Harvest Mouse). Southeastern Naturalist.

Schimpp, S. H., Li, H. and M.C. Kalcounis-Rueppell. 2018. Determining species-specific nightly bat activity in sites with varying urban intensity. Urban Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-018-0737-y

Larsen AL, Homyack JA, Wigley TB, Miller DA, Kalcounis-Rueppell MC. 2018. Altered Understory Characteristics Affect Spatial and Foraging Behaviors and Reproduction Patterns. Forest Ecology and Management.409:119-128 https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1W34f1L~GwCrs7

 

Classes:

Vertebrate Zoology (BIO 370)
Vertebrate Zoology Lab (BIO 370L)
Animal Behavior (BIO/PSY 438)