Research

Publications by staff members, students, and associates
of the Natural History Collections Group, Biology Department,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

2015

Blanco, M.B., Rasoazanabary, E., and Godfrey, L.R.. (2015) Unpredictable environments, opportunistic responses: Reproduction and population turnover in two wild mouse lemur species (Microcebus rufus and Microcebus griseorufus) from eastern and western Madagascar. American Journal of Primatology 77(9):936-947.

Cox Fernandes, C., Nogueira, A., Williston, S. and Alves-Gomes, J.A. (2015) A new species of electric knifefish from the Rio Negro, Amazon basin (Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae, Microsternarchini). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciencees of Philadelphia 164:213-227.

Eiting, T.P., Perot, J.B., and Dumont, E.R. (2015) How much does nasal cavity morphology matter? Patterns and rates of olfactory airflow in phyllostomid bats. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282:1800.

Hogg, R.T., Godfrey, L.R., Schwartz, G.T., Dirks,W., and Bromage, T.G. (2015) Lemur biorhythms and life history evolution. PloS ONE 10(8): Article number e0134210.

Kamilar, J.M., Beaudrot, L., and Reed, K.E. (2015) Climate and species richness predict the phylogenetic structure of African mammal communities. PLoS ONE 10:e0121808. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121808.

Kamilar, J.M. and Tecot, S.R. (2015) Connecting proximate mexhanisms and evolutionary patterns: Pituitary gland size and mammalian life History. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28:1997-2008.

Kistler, L., Ratan, A., Godfrey, L.R., Crowley, B.E., Hughes, C.E., Lei, R.H., Cui, Y.Q., Wood, M.L., Muldoon, K.M., Andriamialison, H., McGraw, J.J., Tomsho, L.P., Schuster, S.C., Miller, W., Louis, E.E.., Yoder, A.D., Malhi, R.S., and Perry, G.H. (2015) Comparative and population mitogenomic analyses of Madagascar's extinct giant 'subfossil' lemurs. Journal of Human Evolution 79 (Special Issue):45-54.

Rodriguez, I.A., Rasoazanabary, E., and Godfrey, E.R. (2015) Seasonal variation in the abundance and distribution of ticks that parasitize Microcebus griseorufus at the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 4:408-413.

Rosenberger, A.L., Godfrey, L.R., Muldoon, K.M., Gunnell, G.F., Rasiamiaramanana, A.H., Randrianasy, J., and Amador, F.E. (2015) Giant subfossil lemur graveyard discovered, submerged, in Madagascar. Journal of Human Evolution 81:83-87.

2014

Berthaume, M.A., Dumont, E.R., Godfrey, L.R., and Grosse, I.R. (2014) The effects of relative food item size on optimal tooth cusp sharpness during brittle food item processing. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11(10): Article number 20140965.

Blanco, M.B., and Godfrey, L.R. (2014) Hibernation patterns of dwarf lemurs in the high altitude forest of eastern Madagascar. In: High Altitude Primates, Grow, N.B., Gursky-Doyen, S., Krzton, A., (Eds.) Springer: New York, Pp. 223-42.

Cox Fernandes, C., Nogueira, A., and Alves-Gomes, J.A. (2014) Procerusternarchus pixuna, a new genus and species of electric knifefish (Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae, Microsternarchini) from the Negro River, South America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 163: 95-118.

Crowley, B.E., Rasoazanabary, E., Godfrey, L.R. (2014) Stable isotopes complement focal individual observations and confirm dietary variability in reddish-gray mouse lemurs (Microcebus griseorufus) from southwestern Madagascar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 155(1):77-90.

Dumont, E.R., K. Samadevam, I.R. Grosse, O.M. Warsi, B. Baird, and I.M. Davalos. (2014).. Selection for mechanical advantage underlies multiple cranial optima in new world leaf-nosed bats. Evolution 68(5):1436-1449.

Eiting, T.P., T.D. Smith, and E.R. Dumont. (In press). Olfactory epithelium in the olfactory recess: A case study in new world leaf-nosed bats. The Anatomical Record.

Eiting, T.P, T.D. Smith, J.B. Perot, and E.R. Dumont. (2014). The role of the olfactory recess in olfactory airflow. Journal of Experimental Biology. 217:1799-1803.

Krause, D.W., Hoffman, S., Wible, E.C., Kirk, J.A. Schultz, J., von Konigswald, W., Groenke, J.R., Rossie, P.M., O'Connor, E.R., Seiffert, E.R., Dumont, E.R., Holloway, W.L., Rogers, R.R., Rahantarisoa, L.J., Kemp, A.D., and Haingoson, A. (2014) First cranial remains of a gondwanatherian mammal reveal markable mociacism. Nature 515:512-517.

Schultz, J.A., Krause, D.W., von Konigswald, W., and Dumont, E.R. (2014) Dental function and diet of Vintana sertichi (Mammalia, Gondwanatheria) from the late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34(Sup):182-202.

Stinson, K., and T. Seidler. (2014). Physiological constraints on the spread of Alliaria petiolata populations in Massachusetts. Ecosphere 5(8).

2013

Bartlett, M.E., and C.J. Whipple. (2013). Protein change in plant evolution: tracing one thread connecting molecular and phenotypic diversity. Frontiers in Plant Science 4:382.