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Kentwood D. Wells, Professor (Ph.D., Cornell)

Contact Information:

Dr. Kentwood D. Wells
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
75 N. Eagleville Road, U-43
Storrs, CT 06269-3043
Tel: (860) 486-4454
Fax: (860) 486-6364


Current Areas of Research:

Social behavior of vertebrates, especially amphibians. Aggressive behavior, mating systems, parental care, and vocal communication of frogs. Energetics of vocalization in frogs.


 Selected Publications:

Wells, K. D. 1989. Vocal communication in a neotropical treefrog, Hyla ebraccata: Responses of males to graded aggressive calls. Copeia1989:461-466.

Wells, K. D. and T. L. Taigen. 1989. Calling energetics of a neotropical treefrog, Hyla microcephala. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 25:13-22.

Wells, K. D., T. L. Taigen, S. W. Rusch, and C. C. Robb. 1995. Seasonal and nightly variation in glycogen reserves of calling gray treefrogs (Hyla versicolor). Herpetologica, 51:359-368.

Wells, K. D., and C. R. Bevier. 1997. Contrasting patterns of energy substrate use in two species of frogs that breed in cold weather. Herpetologica53:70-80.

Pough, F.H., R. M. Andrews, J. E. Cadle, M. L. Crump, A. H. Savitsky, and K. D. Wells. 1998. Herpetology. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.


 Courses Taught: Vertebrate Social Behavior, Herpetology

 Undergraduate and Graduate Student Advisees: Jennifer O'Brien, Patrick Owen, Kristiina Hurme, Susan Herrick .