Thomas H Kunz

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Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Male lactation: why, why not and is it care?
    Thomas H Kunz
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:80-5. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Plasma leptin decreases during lactation in insectivorous bats
    T H Kunz
    Department of Biology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 169:61-6. 1999
  3. doi request reprint Ecosystem services provided by bats
    Thomas H Kunz
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1223:1-38. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparative population structure of Cynopterus fruit bats in peninsular Malaysia and southern Thailand
    Polly Campbell
    Boston University, Department of Biology, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mol Ecol 15:29-47. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint The hormonal and behavioral response to group formation, seasonal changes, and restraint stress in the highly social Malayan Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus) and the less social Little Golden-mantled Flying Fox (Pteropus pumilus) (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae)
    Deeann M Reeder
    Department of Biology, 5 Cummington Street, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Horm Behav 49:484-500. 2006
  6. pmc Hibernating little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) show variable immunological responses to white-nose syndrome
    Marianne S Moore
    Department of Biology, Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e58976. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Free-ranging little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) heal from wing damage associated with white-nose syndrome
    Nathan W Fuller
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington Str, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Ecohealth 8:154-62. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Characterization of pituitary-adrenocortical activity in the Malayan flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus)
    Deeann M Reeder
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 176:513-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Baseline and stress-induced glucocorticoids during reproduction in the variable flying fox, Pteropus hypomelanus (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae)
    Deeann M Reeder
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Exp Zool A Comp Exp Biol 301:682-90. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Variation in physiological stress between bridge- and cave-roosting Brazilian free-tailed bats
    Louise C Allen
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Conserv Biol 25:374-81. 2011

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Publications44

  1. doi request reprint Male lactation: why, why not and is it care?
    Thomas H Kunz
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:80-5. 2009
    ..Here we review mechanisms that can cause milk production in males and also consider the possibility that male lactation in these bats is a unique adaptive phenomenon...
  2. ncbi request reprint Plasma leptin decreases during lactation in insectivorous bats
    T H Kunz
    Department of Biology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 169:61-6. 1999
    ..Our study provides additional evidence that leptin increases during pregnancy and declines during lactation in a free-ranging mammal, supporting the hypothesis that leptin plays important but yet undetermined roles in reproduction...
  3. doi request reprint Ecosystem services provided by bats
    Thomas H Kunz
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1223:1-38. 2011
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparative population structure of Cynopterus fruit bats in peninsular Malaysia and southern Thailand
    Polly Campbell
    Boston University, Department of Biology, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mol Ecol 15:29-47. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint The hormonal and behavioral response to group formation, seasonal changes, and restraint stress in the highly social Malayan Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus) and the less social Little Golden-mantled Flying Fox (Pteropus pumilus) (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae)
    Deeann M Reeder
    Department of Biology, 5 Cummington Street, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Horm Behav 49:484-500. 2006
    ..Changes in both behavior and physiology were more evident in P. vampyrus than in P. pumilus, and we believe that their underlying social differences influenced their responses to group formation and to the changing seasonal environment...
  6. pmc Hibernating little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) show variable immunological responses to white-nose syndrome
    Marianne S Moore
    Department of Biology, Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e58976. 2013
    ..Additionally, lowered antioxidant activity indicates a possible imbalance in the pro- versus antioxidant system, may reflect oxidative tissue damage, and should be investigated as a contributor to WNS-associated morbidity and mortality...
  7. doi request reprint Free-ranging little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) heal from wing damage associated with white-nose syndrome
    Nathan W Fuller
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington Str, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Ecohealth 8:154-62. 2011
    ..We urge researchers and wildlife managers to use caution when interpreting data on WDI to assess the impact of WNS on bat populations, especially during the later months of the active season...
  8. ncbi request reprint Characterization of pituitary-adrenocortical activity in the Malayan flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus)
    Deeann M Reeder
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 176:513-9. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Baseline and stress-induced glucocorticoids during reproduction in the variable flying fox, Pteropus hypomelanus (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae)
    Deeann M Reeder
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Exp Zool A Comp Exp Biol 301:682-90. 2004
    ..This may be due to their high (perhaps maximal) baseline levels, which suggests that being in a breeding group was chronically stressful for males...
  10. doi request reprint Variation in physiological stress between bridge- and cave-roosting Brazilian free-tailed bats
    Louise C Allen
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Conserv Biol 25:374-81. 2011
    ..This is a rare documented instance where a human-dominated environment does not appear to be adversely affecting the physiological health of a free-ranging animal...
  11. doi request reprint Sociality, density-dependence and microclimates determine the persistence of populations suffering from a novel fungal disease, white-nose syndrome
    Kate E Langwig
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ecol Lett 15:1050-7. 2012
    ..These results expand our theoretical framework and provide an empirical basis for determining which host species are likely to be driven extinct while management action is still possible...
  12. pmc Specific alterations in complement protein activity of little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) hibernating in white-nose syndrome affected sites
    Marianne S Moore
    Department of Biology, Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e27430. 2011
    ..Relationships between immune activity and torpor, including associated energy expenditure, are likely critical components in the development of WNS...
  13. ncbi request reprint Contrasting patterns of genetic differentiation between endemic and widespread species of fruit bats (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in Sulawesi, Indonesia
    Polly Campbell
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:474-82. 2007
  14. ncbi request reprint Changes in body mass, serum leptin, and mRNA levels of leptin receptor isoforms during the premigratory period in Myotis lucifugus
    Kristy L Townsend
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 178:217-23. 2008
    ..In addition, the adipokine profiles of M. lucifugus during the PM period and that of obesity in non-hibernating mammals are strikingly dissimilar...
  15. doi request reprint Is tissue maturation necessary for flight? Changes in body composition during postnatal development in the big brown bat
    Wendy R Hood
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 181:423-35. 2011
    ..In this respect, bats differ from most other mammals but resemble birds that must engage in active flight to achieve nutritional independence...
  16. pmc Thermal windows on Brazilian free-tailed bats facilitate thermoregulation during prolonged flight
    Jonathan D Reichard
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 50:358-70. 2010
    ..Thus, the radiator appears to be a unique trait that may facilitate energy balance and water balance during sustained dispersal, foraging, and long-distance migration...
  17. doi request reprint Vascular contrast enhanced micro-CT imaging of "radiators" in the Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)
    Jonathan D Reichard
    Department of Biology, Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 295:563-6. 2012
    ..This study represents the first application of contrast enhanced micro-CT to visualize vasculature of bats and thus exhibits a promising technique for further investigations of cardiovascular function and anatomy in bats...
  18. pmc Risk factors associated with mortality from white-nose syndrome among hibernating bat colonies
    Aryn P Wilder
    Department of Biology, Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Biol Lett 7:950-3. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that the timing of mortality from WNS is largely dependent on colony location, and large colonies tend to be first in an area to experience high mortality associated with WNS...
  19. doi request reprint An emerging disease causes regional population collapse of a common North American bat species
    Winifred F Frick
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology CECB, Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Science 329:679-82. 2010
    ..Novel diseases can have serious impacts on naïve wildlife populations, which in turn can have substantial impacts on ecosystem integrity...
  20. doi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of hipposiderid bats from Southeast Asia and evidence of cryptic diversity
    Susan W Murray
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:597-611. 2012
    ..Comparison of available morphological and echolocation data suggest that both geographic isolation and ecological selection have contributed to the diversification of Southeast Asian hipposiderid bats...
  21. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of trophoblast invasiveness in vitro by immunoneutralization of leptin in the bat, Myotis lucifugus (Chiroptera)
    Laura C Schulz
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 150:59-65. 2007
    ..That this occurs in two phylogenetically unrelated and distant species, regardless of whether the placenta is a source of secreted leptin, suggests that this is a highly conserved reproductive action of leptin...
  22. doi request reprint Influence of climate and reproductive timing on demography of little brown myotis Myotis lucifugus
    Winifred F Frick
    Center of Ecology and Conservation Biology CECB, Boston University, Biology Department, 5 Cummington St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Anim Ecol 79:128-36. 2010
    ..lucifugus, in the northeastern United States...
  23. doi request reprint Macro- and microgeographic variation in metabolism and hormone correlates in big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus)
    Christopher S Richardson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 82:798-811. 2009
    ..g., microhabitat differences such as roost type) play an important role in shaping intraspecific variation in BMR and its hormone correlates...
  24. ncbi request reprint Changes in baseline and stress-induced glucocorticoid levels during the active period in free-ranging male and female little brown myotis, Myotis lucifugus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)
    Deeann M Reeder
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 136:260-9. 2004
    ....
  25. pmc Acoustic divergence in two cryptic Hipposideros species: a role for social selection?
    T Kingston
    Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1381-6. 2001
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Leptin, corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), and neuropeptide Y (NPY)in free-ranging pregnant bats
    E P Widmaier
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Endocrine 7:145-50. 1997
    ..These results suggest that leptin's putative role in reproduction may extend to pregnancy and lactation, and that spontaneous, acute fasting results in decreased circulating levels of leptin in M. lucifugus...
  27. ncbi request reprint Hyperleptinemia in pregnant bats is characterized by increased placental leptin secretion in vitro
    N Kronfeld-Schor
    Department of Biology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Endocrine 14:225-33. 2001
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Vascular Contrast Enhanced Micro-CT Imaging of "Radiators" in the Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)
    Jonathan D Reichard
    Department of Biology, Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 295:spc1. 2012
    ..Thermal Infrared image of Brazilian free-tailed bats. See Figure 1A in Reichard et al., on page 564, in this issue...
  29. doi request reprint A tale of two genomes: contrasting patterns of phylogeographic structure in a widely distributed bat
    Amy S Turmelle
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mol Ecol 20:357-75. 2011
    ..Our results highlight the importance of evaluating multiple genetic markers for a more complete understanding of population structure and history...
  30. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny and phylogeography of Old World fruit bats in the Cynopterus brachyotis complex
    Polly Campbell
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 33:764-81. 2004
    ..brachyotis lineages are apparently ecologically restricted to increasingly fragmented forest habitat, we suggest that reevaluation of the conservation status of populations in these regions should be an immediate goal...
  31. doi request reprint Roosting ecology and variation in adaptive and innate immune system function in the Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)
    Louise C Allen
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 179:315-23. 2009
    ..brasiliensis is important for understanding the influence of the environment on the frequency and distribution of immunologically competent individuals and for understanding disease-host dynamics in this and other colonial species...
  32. ncbi request reprint Variation in body composition of female big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) during lactation
    Wendy R Hood
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 176:807-19. 2006
    ....
  33. pmc Response of a specialist bat to the loss of a critical resource
    Gloriana Chaverri
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS ONE 6:e28821. 2011
    ..Despite these potential risks, individuals never used roost-sites other than developing furled leaves, suggesting an extreme specialization that could ultimately jeopardize the long-term persistence of this species' local populations...
  34. doi request reprint Chemical characterization of milk oligosaccharides of the island flying fox (Pteropus hypomelanus) (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae)
    Akitsugu Senda
    Graduate School of Food Hygiene, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
    Anim Sci J 82:782-6. 2011
    ..However, lactose was found to be the dominant saccharide in this milk, as in most eutherian mammals. The biologic importance of oligosaccharides in Chiropteran milks warrants further study...
  35. ncbi request reprint Comparative analysis of expression and secretion of placental leptin in mammals
    Jing Zhao
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 285:R438-46. 2003
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Changes in milk composition during lactation in three species of insectivorous bats
    T H Kunz
    Department of Biology, Boston University, MA 02215
    J Comp Physiol B 164:543-51. 1995
    ..In addition, differences in milk fat concentrations observed among the three species may correlate to daily suckling schedules.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)..
  37. doi request reprint Applications of thermal infrared imaging for research in aeroecology
    Nickolay I Hristov
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA Department of Computer Science, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 48:50-9. 2008
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Thermoregulation during flight: body temperature and sensible heat transfer in free-ranging Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis)
    Jonathan D Reichard
    Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 83:885-97. 2010
    ..Regional hypothermia reduces heat loss from wings that are exposed to potentially high convective fluxes. Additional research is needed to establish the role of wings in evaporative cooling during flight in bats...
  39. doi request reprint The little brown bat, M. lucifugus, displays a highly diverse V H, D H and J H repertoire but little evidence of somatic hypermutation
    Sara Bratsch
    Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin River Falls, River Falls, WI, USA
    Dev Comp Immunol 35:421-30. 2011
    ..lucifugus to respond rapidly to emerging pathogens...
  40. ncbi request reprint Interspecific and intraspecific variation in proximate, mineral, and fatty acid composition of milk in Old World fruit bats (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae)
    W R Hood
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 74:134-46. 2001
    ..No other differences associated with day of lactation were found. These findings suggest that milk composition is generally similar within the genus Pteropus, despite a 6.5-fold difference in body mass between species that we evaluated...
  41. ncbi request reprint Leptin receptor expression increases in placenta, but not hypothalamus, during gestation in Mus musculus and Myotis lucifugus
    J Zhao
    Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Placenta 25:712-22. 2004
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Potential use of chemical cues for colony-mate recognition in the big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus
    Johanna Bloss
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Chem Ecol 28:819-34. 2002
    ..Using four principle components derived from 15 odor variables, discriminant function analysis correctly assigned most individuals to the correct colony...
  43. ncbi request reprint Genetic consequences of polygyny and social structure in an Indian fruit bat, Cynopterus sphinx. I. Inbreeding, outbreeding, and population subdivision
    J F Storz
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Evolution 55:1215-23. 2001
    ..Kin selection is therefore an unlikely explanation for the formation and maintenance of behaviorally cohesive breeding groups in this highly social mammal...
  44. ncbi request reprint Genetic consequences of polygyny and social structure in an Indian fruit bat, Cynopterus sphinx. II. Variance in male mating success and effective population size
    J F Storz
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Massachusetts, 02215, USA
    Evolution 55:1224-32. 2001
    ..In C. sphinx, turnover of breeding males between seasons ensures a broader sampling of the adult male gamete pool than expected from the variance in mating success within a single breeding period...