Professor Reeder teaches in the Department of Biology and the Animal Behavior Program.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis
  • M.S., University of California, Davis
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Teaching Interests

  • Organismal Biology
  • Mammalogy
  • Wildlife and Emerging Diseases
  • Ecophysiology

Research Interests

  • Comparative eco-physiology and behavior in mammals, especially bats
  • Mammalian biodiversity & systematics
  • Ecoimmunology/Disease ecology
  • Mammals of South Sudan
  • White-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats; hibernation physiology

Recent Awards

  • Presidential Professor 2015-18

Selected Publications


D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder (eds.). 2005. Mammal Species of the World, A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Third Edition. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder (eds.). 1993. Mammal Species of the World, A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Second Edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1206 pp. Choice Outstanding Academic Book.


G. G. Turner, C. U. Meteyer, H. Barton, J. F. Gumbs, D. M. Reeder, B. Overton, H. Bandouchova, T. Bartonička, N. Martínková, J. Pikula, J. Zukal, D. S. Blehert. 2014. Non-Lethal Screening of Bat Wing Skin using UV Fluorescence to Detect Lesions Indicating White-Nose Syndrome. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50:566-573.

C.G. Albariño, M. Foltzer, J.S. Towner, L.A. Rowe, S. Campbell, C.M. Jaramillo, B.H. Bird, D.M.Reeder, M.E. Vodzak, P. Rota, M.G. Metcalfe, C.F. Spiropoulou, B. Knust, J.P. Vincent, M.A. Frace, S.T. Nichol, P.E. Rollin, U. Ströher. 2014Novel paramyxovirus found associated with severe acute febrile disease in a wildlife biologist returning from South Sudan and Uganda. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20:211-216.

S. A. Brownlee-Bouboulis and D. M. Reeder. 2013. White-nose Syndrome-affected little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) increase grooming and other active behaviors during arousals from hibernation. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49:850-859.

D. M. Reeder and M. S. Moore. 2013. White Nose Syndrome: A Deadly Emerging Infectious Disease of Hibernating Bats. Pp. 413-434 In, Current Trends in Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. R. A. Adams and S. C. Pedersen (eds). Springer Science Press, New York.

D. M. Reeder, K. M. Helgen, M. E. Vodzak, D. P. Lunde, I. Ejotre. 2013A new genus for a rare African vespertilionid bat: insights from South Sudan. ZooKeys. 285:89-115. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.285.4892.

P. M. Cryan, C. U. Meteyer, D. S. Blehert, J. M. Lorch, D. M. Reeder, G. G. Turner, J. Webb, M. Behr, M. Verant, R. E. Russell, and K. T. Castle. 2013. Electrolyte depletion in white-nose syndrome bats. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49:398-402.

D. M. Reeder, C. L. Frank, G. G. Turner, C. U. Meteyer, A. Kurta, E. R. Britzke, M. E. Vodzak, S. R. Darling, C. W. Stihler, A. C. Hicks, R. Jacob, L. E. Grieneisen, S. A. Brownlee, L. K. Muller, and D. S. Blehert. 2012Frequent Arousal from Hibernation Linked to Severity of Infection and Mortality in Bats with White-nose Syndrome. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38920.

D. C. Dearborn, D. Hanley, K. Ballantine, J. Cullum, and D. M. Reeder. 2012Eggshell colour is more strongly affected by maternal identity than by dietary antioxidants in a captive poultry system. Functional Ecology 26:912-920.

D. E. Wilson, and D. M. Reeder. 2011. Class Mammalia Linnaeus, 1758. In: Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness (Zhang, Z.-Q., Ed.). Zootaxa 3148:56-60.

J. M. Lorch, C. U. Meteyer, M. J. Behr, J. G. Boyles, P. M. Cryan, A. C. Hicks, A. E. Ballmann, J. T. H. Coleman, D. N. Redell, D. M. Reeder, and D. S. Blehert. 2011. Experimental infection of bats withGeomyces destructans causes white-nose syndrome. Nature, 480:376-378.

G. G. Turner, D. M. Reeder, and J. T. H. Coleman. 2011. A Five-year Assessment of Mortality and Geographic Spread of White-Nose Syndrome in North American Bats, with a Look at the Future.Update of White-Nose Syndrome in bats. Bat Research News, 52:13-27.

T. H. Kunz, J.T. Foster, W.F. Frick, A.M. Kilpatrick, G.F. McCracken, M.S. Moore, J.D. Reichard, D.M. Reeder, and A.H. Robbins. 2011. White-nose syndrome: an overview of ongoing and future research needs. Pp. 195-209.  In: Proceedings of Protection of Threatened Bats at Coal Mines: A Technical Interactive Forum (K.C. Vories and A.H. Caswell, eds.). USDOI Office of Surface Mining and Coal Research Center, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.

Steele, M. A., D. M. Reeder, T. J. Maret, and M. C. Brittingham.  2010. Critical and emerging issues in the conservation of terrestrial vertebrates. Pp. 390-398 In, Terrestrial Vertebrates of Concern in Pennsylvania: Management Conservation and Research, Steele, M. A., M. C. Brttingham, T. J. Maret, and J. F. Merritt, editors.  Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore Maryland.

D. M. Reeder and E. P. Widmaier. 2009. Hormone Analysis. Pp. 554-563 In, Ecological and Behavioral Methods for the Study of Bats. Second Edition. T. H. Kunz and S. Parsons (eds). The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

G. G. Turner and D. M. Reeder. 2009. Update of White-Nose Syndrome in bats, September 2009. Bat Research News50(3), 47-53.

K. N. Weaver*, S. E. Alfano, A. R. Kronquist, and D. M. Reeder. 2009. Healing rates of wing punch wounds in free-ranging little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus). Acta Chiropterologica, 11:220-223.Listed as one of the ‘most cited’ articles in the journal in the 3 years post-publication.

D. M. Reeder and G. R. [G. G.] Turner. 2008. Working together to combat ‘White-Nose Syndrome’ in Northeastern US bats; a report of the June 2008 meeting on White-Nose Syndrome held in Albany, NY. Bat Research News49(3), 75-78.

B. L. Pearson, P. G. Judge, D. M. Reeder. 2008. Effectiveness of saliva collection and enzyme-immunoassay for the quantification of cortisol in socially-housed baboons. American Journal of Primatology, 70, 1-7.

D. M. Reeder, K. M. Helgen, and D. E. Wilson. 2007. Global Trends and Biases in New Mammal Species Discoveries. Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University, 269:1-36.

D. M. Reeder, H. Raff, T. H. Kunz, and E. P. Widmaier. 2006. Characterization of Pituitary-Adrenocortical Activity in the Malayan Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus). Journal of Comparative Physiology, B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology, 176(6):513-519.

D. M. Reeder, N. S. Kosteczko, T. H. Kunz, and E. P. Widmaier. 2006. The hormonal and behavioral response to group formation, seasonal changes and restraint stress in the highly social Malayan Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus) and the less social Little Golden-mantled Flying Fox (P. pumilus) (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Hormones & Behavior, 49:484-500

D. M. Reeder and K. M. Kramer. 2005. Stress in free-ranging mammals: integrating physiology, ecology, and natural history. Journal of Mammalogy, 86(2):225-235.

D. M. Reeder, T. H. Kunz, and E. P. Widmaier. 2004. Baseline and stress-induced glucocorticoids during reproduction in the variable flying fox, Pteropus hypomelanus (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Comparative Experimental Biology, 301:682-690.

D. M. Reeder, N. S. Kosteczko, T. H. Kunz, and E. P. Widmaier. 2004. Changes in baseline and stress-induced glucocorticoid levels during the active period in free-ranging male and female little brown myotis, Myotis lucifugus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 136:260-269.

D. M. Reeder.2003. The potential for cryptic female choice in primates: Behavioral, physiological, and anatomical considerations. Pp. 255-303 In, C. B. Jones (ed.). Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Primates: New Perspectives and Directions. American Society of Primatologists, Norman, OK. 

C. Schradin, D. M. Reeder, S. P. Mendoza and G. Anzenberger. 2003. Prolactin and paternal care: Comparison of three species of monogamous New World monkeys. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 117(2):166-175.

S. P. Mendoza, D. M. Reeder, and W. A. Mason. 2002. The nature of proximate mechanisms underlying primate social systems: Simplicity and redundancy. Evolutionary Anthropology, 11 (Suppl. 1):112-116.

F. R. Cole, D. M. Reeder, and D. E. Wilson. 1994. A synopsis of distribution patterns and the conservation of mammal species. Journal of Mammalogy, 75(2):266-276.


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