|BI164||Evolution and Diversity||A|
|BI277||Vertebrate Natural History||A|
B.S. Biology, Indiana University 1989
Ph.D. Ecology, University of Connecticut 1995
Areas of Expertise
Animal behavior and behavioral ecology
Reproductive behavior in vertebrate animals
Physiological ecology, specifically behavioral energetics
Herpetology and vertebrate biology
My current research focuses on the behavioral and physiological ecology of vertebrate animals and amphibian conservation. My students and I are studying the complex interactions among amphibian skin secretions and their antimicrobial properties, epibiotic bacteria, and how these regulate and potentially inhibit growth of microbial pathogens such as chytrid fungus. We also are studying behavior in amphibians using analysis of vocalizations passive acoustic monitoring. I have also been involved in research investigating resiliance to development in the Belgrade Lakes Watershed.
Selected recent publications (*indicates student co-author) (for full list see Google Scholar)
- Ortega-Chinchilla, J. E., L.C. Cabanzo-Olarte, R. Vaz, F. Lamidarid-Feris, C.R. Bevier, C.A. Navas Iannini. 2023. Behavioral models of hydrothermal regulation in anurans: a field study in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil. Biotropica 55:329-338.
- Bevier, C.R., M. R. Lambert, G. J. Watkins-Colwell, and T. Persons. 2022. Early life of the Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis): From fertilization to metamorphosis. Ichthyology and Herpetology 110:495-501
- Assis, A.B., C.R.Bevier, C.C. Barreto, and C.A.Navas. 2020. Environmental influences on and antimicrobial activity of the skin microbiota of Proceratophrys boiei (Amphibia, Anura) across forest fragments. Ecology and Evolution 10:901-913.
- Bevier, C.R. and A.M. Gorman Gelder. 2018. The effect of parasite infection on phonotaxic response in the Mink Frog, Lithobates septentrionalis. Journal of Herpetology 52:34-39.
- Cole, F.R., A. Junker, C.R. Bevier, M. Shannon, S. Sarkar, P.J. Nyhus. 2017. Assessing LakeSmart, a community-based lake protection program. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences AESS
- Andrade, D., C.R. Bevier, and J.E. de Carvalho, (editors). 2016. Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations to the Environment: Interplay Between Physiology and Behavior. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press
- Bevier, C.R. 2016. Physiological correlates of calling behavior in anurans with different calling strategies. In: Amphibian and Reptile Adaptation and Environment: Interplay Between Physiology and Behavior, D. Andrade, C.R. Bevier, and J.E. de Carvalho (Eds) CRC Press
- *Flanagan, S.P. and C. R. Bevier. 2014. Do male activity level and territory quality affect female association time in the brown anole, Anolis sagrei? Ethology
- Navas, C.A., C.R. Bevier, and A.C. Carnaval. 2012. Integrative and objective science is the best link between amphibian decline research and conservation on the ground. Alytes
- Bevier, C.R., F. R. Gomes, C.A.Navas. 2008.Variation in call structure and calling behavior in treefrogs of the genus Scinax. South American Journal of Herpetology
- *Ashcroft, J.W., *Z.B. Zalinger, C.R. Bevier, and F.A. Fekete. 2007. Antimicrobial properties of two purified skin peptides from the Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis) against bacteria isolated from the natural habitat. Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry Part C