Acoustics, behavioral sciences, biodiversity and conservation, ultrasound, bats, and mice.
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
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.
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
Vertebrate Zoology (BIO 370)
Vertebrate Zoology Lab (BIO 370L)
Animal Behavior (BIO/PSY 438)