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Preprints in press

[–] Nelson-Olivieri JR, Layden TJ, Antunez E, Khalighifar A, Lasky M, Laverty TM, Sanchez KA, Shannon G, Starr S, Verahrami AK, Bombaci SP. In press. It’s not just noise: The consequences of inequitable noise for urban wildlife. Nature Ecology & Evolution. Preprint DOI: 10.21203/

Peer-reviewed journal articles

[17] Wilkins K, Carroll SL, Davis KP, Hauptfeld R, Jones MS, Larson CL, Laverty TM, Pejchar L. 2023. Sexual harassment disproportionately affects ecology and evolution graduate students with multiple marginalized identities in the United States. BioScience 73(5): 376–387. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biad032

[16] Laverty TM, Stoner KE. 2022. In search of bachelorettes: Observations of male Leptonycteris yerbabuenae with dorsal patches across its range. Therya 13(2): 163–170. DOI: 10.12933/therya-22-1146


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[15] Mushabati LM, Eiseb SJ, Benda P, Laverty TM. 2022. Effects of lunar phase and temperature on bat activity and species richness at varying altitudes in the Kunene Region, Namibia. African Journal of Ecology 60(3): 467–480. DOI: 10.1111/aje.12968

[14] Laverty TM, Berger J. 2022. Indirect effects of African megaherbivore conservation on bat diversity in the world’s oldest desert. Conservation Biology 36(2): e13780. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13780

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[13] Laverty TM, Teel TL, Gawusab AA, Berger J. 2021. Listening to bats: Namibian pastoralists’ perspectives, stories, and experiences. Journal of Ethnobiology 41(1): 70–86. DOI: 10.2993/0278-0771-41.1.70 [Special issue on the “Ethnobiology of Bats”]

[12] Mans BJ, Kelava S, Pienaar R, Featherston J, de Castro MH, Quetglas J, Reeves WK, Durden LA, Miller MM, Laverty TM, Shao R, Takano A, Kawabata H, Moustafa MAM, Nakao R, Matsuno K, Greay TL, Evasco KL, Barker D, Barker SC. 2021. Nuclear (18S-28S rRNA) and mitochondrial genome markers of Carios (Carios) vespertilionis (Argasidae) support Carios Latreille, 1796 as a lineage embedded in the Ornithodorinae: re-classification of the Carios sensu Klompen and Oliver (1993) clade into its respective subgenera. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 12(4): 101688. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2021.101688

[11] Aubry LM*, Laverty TM*, Ma Z*. 2021. Impacts of COVID-19 on ecology and evolutionary biology faculty the United States. Ecological Applications 31(2): e02265. DOI: 10.1002/eap.2265 * = equal lead contributions

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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

[10] Orlova MV, Laverty TM, Reeves WK, Gratton EM, Davies ML, Anisimov NM. 2020. New geographical and host record of bat ectoparasite Steatonyssus (Steatonyssus) afer Radovsky and Yunker, 1963 (Mesostigmata: Gamasina: Macronyssidae). Acarologia 60(1): 951–958. DOI: 10.24349/acarologia/20204411


[9] Reeves WK, Laverty TM, Gratton EM, Mushabati LM, Eiseb SJ. 2020. New national records for Cyclopodia greeffi greeffi (Diptera: Nycteribiidae) from the Kunene Region, Namibia, Africa. Entomological News 129(3): 327–329. DOI: 10.3157/021.129.0311

[8] Reeves WK, Mans BJ, Durden LA, Miller MM, Gratton EM, Laverty TM. 2020. Rickettsia hoogstraalii and a Rickettsiella from the bat tick Argas transgariepinus, in Namibia. Journal of Parasitology 106(5): 663–669. DOI: 10.1645/20-46

[7] Laverty TM, Berger J. 2020. Do bats seek clean water? A perspective on biodiversity from the Namib Desert. Biological Conservation 248: 108686. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108686

Data and R script

[6] Orlova MV, Laverty TM, Reeves WK, Gratton EM, Davies ML. 2020. The first finding of parasitic mite, Parasteatonyssus nyctinomi (Mesostigmata: Gamasina: Macronyssidae), in Namibia. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 91: a2002. DOI: 10.4102/jsava.v91i0.2002


[5] Orlova MV, Laverty TM, Reeves WK, Gratton EM, Davies ML. 2020. The first record of the spinturnicid mite Spinturnix kolenatii Oudemans, 1910 (Mesotigmata: Gamasina: Spinturnicidae) from the long-tailed serotine bat Eptesicus hottentotus A. Smith, 1833 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in Africa. International Journal of Acarology 46(3): 160–164. DOI: 10.1080/01647954.2020.1731596

[4] Jimenez MF*, Laverty TM*, Bombaci SP, Wilkins K, Bennett DE, Pejchar L. 2019. Underrepresented faculty play a disproportionate role in advancing diversity and inclusion. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3(7)​: 1030–1033. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-019-0911-5 * = equal lead contributions

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Nature – Behind the Paper
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The Scientist

Inside Higher Ed

[3] Laverty TM, Teel TL, Thomas REW, Gawusab AA, Berger J. 2019. Using pastoral ideology to understand human-wildlife coexistence in arid agricultural landscapes. Conservation Science and Practice 1(5): e35. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.35


[2] Moldowan PD, Laverty TM, Emmans CJ, Stanley RC. 2016. Diet, gastric parasitism, and injuries of caimans (Caiman, Melanosuchus, and Paleosuchus) in the Peruvian Amazon. South American Journal of Herpetology 11(3): 176–182. DOI: 10.2994/SAJH-D-16-00012.1

[1] Laverty TM, Dobson AP. 2013. Dietary overlap between Black Caimans and Spectacled Caimans in the Peruvian Amazon. Herpetologica 69(1): 91–101. DOI: 10.1655/HERPETOLOGICA-D-12-00031


Invited book chapters

[1] Laverty TM. 2020. The Namib Desert and its bats. In: Goldstein, MI, DellaSala, DA (eds.), Encyclopedia of the world’s biomes, vol. 2. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 181–192. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.12011-1