Portrait of DeeAnn Reeder

DeeAnn Reeder

(2015-2018) Presidential Professor of Biology
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About DeeAnn Reeder

Professor Reeder teaches in the Department of Biology and the Animal Behavior Program. She offers a course in Wildlife and Emerging Infectious Diseases and a field/laboratory course in Mammalogy. She is an ecophysiologist, biodiversity specialist, and conservationist working in both Africa and North America. Students are heavily involved in her research program, which has received funding from multiple sources, including: National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Geographic, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Woodtiger Fund. More information about her research program and lab group can be found at the: ReederLab website

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Educational Background

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

Selected Scholarship from the past 5 years:

Digital Scholarship

Mammal Species of the World Online – an online digital scholarship project that houses the MSW data and allows for new updates and data linkages.

South Sudan Diversity Cam – a Zooniverse citizen scientist initiative cataloging animals found in over 475,000 Camera Trap photos from South Sudan’s forgotten tropical forests.

J Poelen, N Upham, D Agosti, T Ruschel, M Guidoti, DM Reeder, N Simmons, L Penev, M Dimitrova, G Csorba, Q Groom, A. Willoughby. 2020. CETAF-DiSCCo/COVID19-TAF biodiversity-related knowledge hub working group: indexed biotic interactions and review summary. Curated data collection at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3839098

Research Papers & Peer-reviewed Book Chapters (* indicates student co-author)

KJ Olival, PM Cryan, BR Amman, RS Baric, DS Blehert, CE Brook, CH Calisher, KT Castle, JRH Coleman, P Daszak, JH Epstein, H. Field, WF Frick, AT Gilbert, DTS Hayman, SI Hon, WB Karesh, C Kreuder Johnson, RC Kading, T Kingston, JM Lorch, IH Mendenhall, AJ Peel, KL Phelps, RK Plowright, DM Reeder, JD Reichard, JM Sleeman, DG Streicker, JS Towner, L-f Wang. 2020. Possibility for reverse zoonotic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to free-ranging wildlife: A case study of bats. PLoS Pathogens 16(9):e1008758. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1008758

A Kurta, RW Foster, BA Daly*, AK Wilson, RM Slider, CD Rockey, JM Rockey, BL Long, GG Auteri, JD Collins, JP White, HM Kaarakka, JA Redell, DM Reeder. 2020. Exceptional Longevity in Little Brown Bats Still Occurs, despite Presence of White-nose Syndrome. Long Life despite White-nose Syndrome. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Managementhttps://doi.org/10.3996/JFWM-20-039.

I Ejotre*, DM Reeder, K Matuschewski, J Schaer. 2020. Hepatocystis [Parasite of the Month]. Trends in Parasitology. ePub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2020.07.015

JA Cook, S Arai, B Armién, J Bates, CA Carrion Bonilla, MB de Souza Cortez, JL Dunnum, AW Ferguson, FAA Khan, DL Paul, DM Reeder, NB Simmons, BM Thiers, CW Thompson, NS Upham, MPM Vanhove, PW Webala, M Weksler, R Yanagihara, PS Soltis. 2020. Viewpoint: Integrating Biodiversity Infrastructure into Pathogen Discovery and Mitigation of Epidemic Infectious Diseases. Bioscience. 70(7):531–534. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biaa064

TM Lilley, IW Wilson, KA Field, DM Reeder, ME Vodzak*, GG Turner, A Kurta, AS Blomberg, S Hoff, CJ Herzog, BJ Sewall, S Paterson. 2020. Genome-wide changes in genetic diversity in a population of Myotis lucifugus affected by White-nose Syndrome. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, April. https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.119.400966.

H Khwaja, C Buchan, OR Wearn, L Bahaa-EL-Din, et al. 2019. Pangolins in global camera trap data: Implications for ecological monitoring. Global Ecology and Conservation, 20:e00769 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00769

TM Lilley, JM Prokkola, AS Blomberg, S. Paterson, JS Johnson, GR Turner, T Bartonička, E Bachorec, DM Reeder, KA Field. 2019. Resistance is futile: RNA-sequencing reveals differing responses to bat fungal pathogen in Nearctic Myotis lucifugus and Palearctic Myotis myotis. Oecologia (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-019-04499-6.

P Vallo, DM Reeder, ME Vodzak*, P Benda. 2019. Resurrection of an East African house bat species, Scotophilus altilis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) Zootaxa 4577:148-160. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4577.1.9

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