DeeAnn M. Reeder, Professor

Bucknell University

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Personal Statement:  Dr. Reeder is bat biologist who studies disease ecology, behavior, physiology, and conservation. Her current efforts focus on the relationships between bat health, ecosystem health and human disease risk in the epauletted fruit bats of Central and East Africa. She has also contributed significantly to our understanding of the ecological physiology of the deadly wildlife disease White-nose Syndrome (WNS) in North American bats. Lastly, Dr. Reeder holds a research position at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. In addition to her bat research, she is recognized internationally for her studies of mammal biodiversity, especially in South Sudan. Her commitment to the conservation of global mammal biodiversity is evident in her editorship and management of the Mammal Species of the World project.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. M.H. Court, A.H. Robbins, A. Whitford, E. Beck, F. Tseng, R.J. Reynolds, D.M. Reeder. In Press. Pharmacokinetics of terbinafine in white-nose syndrome affected little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus). American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  4. N.M. Franz, N.M. Pier, D.M. Reeder, M. Chen, S. Yu, P. Kianmajd, S. Bowers, B. Ludäsher. 2016. Two influential primate classifications logically aligned. Systematic Biology. 65:561-582.
  5. T.M. Lilley, J.S. Johnson, L. Ruokolainen, E.J. Rogers, C.A. Wilson, S.M. Schell, K.A. Field, D.M. Reeder. 2016. White-nose syndrome survivors do not exhibit frequent arousals associated with Pseudogymnoascus destructans infection. Frontiers in Zoology. 13:12. doi: 10.1186/s12983-016-0143-3.
  6. D.M. Reeder, K.A. Field, M.H. Slater. 2016. Balancing the Costs of Wildlife Research with the Benefits of Understanding a Panzootic Disease, White-nose Syndrome. The Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) Journal. Special Issue “Insight Gained from Wildlife Research in the Context of Global Anthropogenic Change”. 56(3): 275-282.
  7. L.A. Kurpiers, B. Schulte-Herbrüggen, I. Ejotre, D.M. Reeder. 2016. Bushmeat and emerging infectious diseases. Pp. 507-551 In Problematic Wildlife – A Cross-Disciplinary Approach (F.M. Angelici, ed.), Ecological Reviews. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-22246-2_24
  8. K.A. Field, J.S. Johnson, T.M. Lilley, S.M. Reeder, E.J. Rogers, M.J. Behr, D.M. Reeder. 2015. The White-Nose Syndrome Transcriptome: Activation of Anti-fungal Host Responses in Wing Tissue of Hibernating Little Brown Myotis. PLoS Pathogens 11(10): e1005168.
  9. J.S. Johnson , D. M. Reeder , T.M. Lilley, G.Á. Czirják , C. C. Voigt , J.W. McMichael III , M.B. Meierhofer, C.W. Seery, S.S. Lumadue, A.J. Altmann, M.O. Toro, K.A. Field . 2015. Antibodies to Pseudogymnoascus destructans are not sufficient for protection against white-nose syndrome. Ecology and Evolution 5:2203-2214.
  10. B. Amman, C. Albariño, B. Bird, L. Nyakarahuka, T. Sealy, S. Balinandi, A. Schuh, S. Campbell, U. Ströher, M. Jones, M. Vodzak, D. Reeder, W. Kaboyo, S. Nichol, J. Towner. 2015. A recently discovered pathogenic paramyxovirus, Sosuga virus, is present in Rousettus aegyptiacus fruit bats at multiple locations in Uganda. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51:774-779.
  11. J. Schaer, D.M. Reeder, M.E. Vodzak, K.J. Olival, N. Weber, F. Mayer, K. Matuschewski, S.L. Perkins. 2015. Nycteria parasite coevolution with Afrotropical insectivorous bats. International Journal for Parasitology 45:375-384.
  12. L.E Grieneisen, S.A. Brownlee-Bouboulis, J.S. Johnson, D.M. Reeder. 2015. Sex and hibernaculum temperature predict survivorship in White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) affected little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus). Royal Society Open Science2:140470.
  13. B.L. Pearson, D.M. Reeder, P.G. Judge. 2015. Crowding increases salivary cortisol but not self-directed behavior in captive baboons. American Journal of Primatology 77:462-467.
  14. J.S. Johnson, D.M. Reeder, J.W. McMichael, M.B. Meierhofer, D.W.F. Stern, S.S. Lumadue, L.E. Sigler, H.D. Winters, M.E. Vodzak, A. Kurta, J.A. Kath, K. A. Field. 2014. Host, pathogen, and environmental characteristics predict white-nose syndrome mortality in captive little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus). PLoS ONE 9(11): e112502.
  15. 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.


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