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Genevieve Spanjer WrightGraduate Student
Auditory Neuroethology Laboratory
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301-405-0374 (batlab)
BS, Biology Berry College 1998-2002 MSc, Biology York University 2002-2004 Graduate Student, Biology University of Maryland 2005-2012 Postdoc, Psychology University of Maryland 2012-present
My primary research interests are behavioral ecology, social behavior, communication, and conservation biology. I conducted my undergraduate thesis on the relationship between water chemistry and presence of cave-obligate crayfish in the southeastern US. My Master's research focused on behavioral responses of bats to gates placed at cave and mine entrances at sites from Ontario to Tennessee. My dissertation research dealt with social learning and its mechanisms in juvenile and adult insectivorous bats, social facilitation in a captive colony of fruit bats, and context and function of social vocalizations in foraging bats in flight. I am currently involved in projects relating to flight and echolocation behavior of leaf-nosed bats.
- Wright, Genevieve S., Chiu, Chen, Xian, Wei, Wilkinson, Gerald S., and Moss, Cynthia F. (2013). Social calls of flying big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus). Front. Physiol. 4: 214, doi: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00214
- Wright, Genevieve S., Wilkinson, Gerald S., and Moss, Cynthia F. (2011). Social learning of a novel foraging task by big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus). Anim. Behav. 82, 1075-1083.
- Wright, Genevieve Spanjer. 2009. Hipposideros caffer. Mammalian Species 845: 1-9
- Spanjer, Genevieve R., and Martin Cipollini. 2006. Relationship between physiochemical factors and distribution of stygobitic crayfishes in southeastern US caves. Southeastern Naturalist 5(1): 17-26.
- Spanjer, Genevieve R., and M. Brock Fenton. 2005. Behavior al Responses of Bats to Gates at Caves and Mines. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33 (3): 1101-1112.
- Ratcliffe, John M., Hannah M. ter Hofstede, Rafa Avila-Flores, M. Brock Fenton, Gary F. McCracken, Stefania Biscardi, Jennifer Blasko, Erin Gillam, Jazmine Orprecio, and Genevieve Spanjer. 2004. Conspecifics influence call design in the Brazilian free-tailed bat, Tadarida brasiliensis. Canadian Journal of Zoology 82(6): 966-971.
- Spanjer, Genevieve R. 2004. How do bats react to cave gates? National Speleological Society (NSS) News 62(10): 285.
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