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Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell, PhD

Matina is a Professor of Biological Sciences. She has taught courses in Animal Behavior, Vertebrate Zoology, and Conservation Biology. Her research program centers on the ecology and behavior of North American forest-dwelling bats and mice.  She has done field research for over 25 years and uses remote sensing methods to, among other things, record ultrasound produced by mice and bats to understand how human activities influence individual behaviors, population dynamics, and community structure. She regularly speaks to the public about the biology and conservation of bats and mice that live, both literally and figuratively, in their back yard. She received BS and MS degrees in Biology from the University of Regina, a PhD in Zoology from the University of Western Ontario, and post-doctoral training at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California at Berkeley.  

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Han Li, PhD
 

Han is a Post Doc in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and oversees the North Carolina NA Bat project.  He work on many landscape level projects that use the NC NA Bat data to ask questions related to urbanization and land/water use. He graduated from Baylor University and has a longstanding interest in urban landscape effects on bats.  For his PhD he examined how the urbanization impacted bats in Texas.

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Radmila Petric, MS
 

Rada is a PhD candidate in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro interested bioacoustics and behavior.  She also did her MS degree in the lab and discovered use of ultrasound by female wild Peromyscus. Currently, she works on our project with Cathy Marler examining the influence of T pulses on parental behavior.

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Rebecca Malin, BS
 
 

Becky is an MS student in in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and comes to us from Wisconsin.  She is interested in animal behavior and her project tests several hypotheses about the functions of in flight social calls in two species of North Carolina bats, the big brown and the evening bat.

Epfu social calls