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Douglas A. Kelt:

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Professor of Wildlife Ecology
dakelt@ucdavis.edu



Office: 1083 & 1077 Academic Surge
Lab: 1329 Academic Surge
Phone: 754-9481
Alternate Phone: 530-752-5919

Research Interest:

Ecology and biogeography of mammals, especially small mammals. Emphasis on California and Chile.

Academic History:

1983 Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA: B.S. Zoology, B.S. Botany, Biology

1989 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL: M.S. Biology
“Biogeography and assemblage structure of small mammals across a transition zone in southern Chile.” Advisor: Peter L. Meserve

1995 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM: Ph.D. Biology
“Assembly of communities over time and space: a modeling approach to macroecological dynamics.” Advisor: James H. Brown

Selected Publications:

Kelt, D. A., and D. Van Vuren. 2001. The ecology and macroecology of mammalian home range. American Naturalist 157:637-645.

Kelt, D. A. 2001. Differential effects of habitat fragmentation on birds and mammals in Valdivian temperate rainforests. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 74:769-777.

Kelt, D. A., M. L. Forister, and L. K. Nabors. 2002. Size-specific differences in tail loss and escape behavior in Liolaemus nigromaculatus. Journal of Herpetology 36:322-325.

Meserve, P. L., D. A. Kelt, W. B. Milstead, J.R. Gutiérrez. 2003. Thirteen years of shifting top-down and bottom-up control. BioScience 53:633-646.

Kelt, D. A., P. L. Meserve, M. L. Forister, L. K. Nabors, and J. R. Gutiérrez. 2004. Seed predation by birds and small mammals in semiarid Chile. Oikos 104:133-141.

Kelt, D. A., P. L. Meserve, L. K. Nabors, M. L. Forister, and J. R. Gutiérrez. 2004. Foraging ecology of small mammals in semiarid Chile; the interplay of biotic and abiotic effects. Ecology 85:383-397.

Holmgren, M., P. Stapp, C. R. Dickman, C. Gracia, S. Graham, J. R. Guteérrez, C. Hice, F. Jaksic, D. A. Kelt, M. Letnic, M. Lima, B. C. López, P. L. Meserve, W. B. Milstead, G. A. Polis, M. A. Previtali, M. Richter, S. Sabaté, and F. A. Squeo. 2006. A synthesis of ENSO effects on drylands in Australia, North America and South America. Advances in Geosciences 6:69-72.

Holmgren, M., P. Stapp, C. R. Dickman, C. Gracia, S. Graham, J. R. Gutiérrez, C. Hice, F. Jaksic, D. A. Kelt, M. Letnic, M. Lima, B. C. López, P. L. Meserve, W. B. Milstead, G. A. Polis, M. A. Previtali, M. Richter, S. Sabaté, and F. A. Squeo. 2006. Extreme climatic events shape arid and semiarid ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4:87-95.

Kelt, D. A., E. P. Lessa, J. A. Salazar-Bravo, and J. L. Patton (eds.). 2007. The quintessential naturalist: honoring the life and legacy of Oliver P. Pearson. University of California Publications in Zoology 134:1-987. Orland, M. C., and D. A. Kelt. Comparative responses of a heteromyid rodent community to large- and small-scale resource pulses: implications for diversity, abundance, and home range dynamics. Journal of Mammalogy. Milstead, W. B., P. L. Meserve, A. Campanella, M. A. Previtali, D. A. Kelt, and J. R. Gutiérrez. Spatial ecology of small mammals in north-central Chile: role of precipitation and refuges. Journal of Mammalogy.

Kelt, D. A., D. H. Van Vuren, M. S. Hafner, B. J. Danielson, and M. J. Kelly. On the threat of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome to field biologists working with small mammals. Emerging Infectious Diseases.