Tigga Kingston, PhD

Texas Tech University, Department of Biological Sciences

Contact: tigga.kingston@ttu.edu 

Personal statement: Dr. Kingston received her B.S. with Honors from the Royal Holloway University of London in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, then continued her education to receive her Master’s and her PhD in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from Boston University. She currently works as an associate professor at Texas Technical University in the Department of Biological Sciences. In addition to her position as a professor she runs the Kingston Lab at Texas Tech focusing on contributions to both the conservation of the world’s imperiled bat species (primarily in SE Asia) and the advancement of ecological knowledge. Her research focuses on bat diversity and conservation in Southeast Asia, specifically on determining the extent of spatio-temporal variability in bat assemblage composition and structure in primary forest in Peninsular Malaysia, to provide a baseline for interpreting the responses of bat assemblages to anthropogenic habitat disturbance.

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  • Kingston, T. (2013). Response of bat diversity to forest disturbance in Southeast Asia – insights from long-term research in Malaysia. Pp 169-185. In: Bat Evolution, Ecology and Conservation (eds. RA Adams, SC Pedersen). Springer Science Press. 

  • Schmieder, D., Kingston, T., Rosli, H., & Siemers, B. 2012. Sensory constraints on prey detection performance in an ensemble of vespertilionid understorey rainforest bats (Kerivoulinae, Murininae). Functional Ecology 41(2):1-10. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.02024.x

  • Kingston, T. (2010). Research priorities for bat conservation in Southeast Asia: a consensus approach. Biodiversity and Conservation, 19:471-484

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