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

  • Mammalogy
  • Comparative Physiology
  • Organismal Biology

Research Interests

  • Comparative behavior and physiology in mammals
  • Stress responsiveness in nature; changes across life history stages and in response to the environment
  • Mammalian systematics and biodiversityDeeAnn Reeder

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.


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 E. P. Widmaier. In Press. Hormone Analysis. In, Ecological and Behavioral Methods for the Study of Bats, Second edition.

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, E. P. Widmaier, and T. H. Kunz. 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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