Brian Klingbeil

Postdoctoral Fellow

Saltmarsh Habitat Avian Research Program (SHARP)

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 

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Research Interests

Landscape Ecology, Community Ecology, Conservation Biology, Biodiversity

Publications

Klingbeil, B.T., and M.R. Willig. 2009. Guild-specific responses of bats to landscape composition and configuration in fragmented Amazonian rainforest. Journal of Applied Ecology 46:203-213.

Klingbeil, B.T., and M.R. Willig. 2010. Seasonal differences in population-, ensemble-, and community-level responses of bats to landscape structure in Amazonia. Oikos 119:1654-1664.

Presley, S. J., M. R. Willig, C. P. Bloch, I. Castro-Arellano, C. L. Higgins, and B. T. Klingbeil. 2011. A complex metacommunity structure for gastropods along an elevational gradient. Biotropica 43:480-488.

Willig, M. R., S. J. Presley, C. P. Bloch, I. Castro-Arellano, L. M. Cisneros, C. L. Higgins, and B. T. Klingbeil. 2011. Tropical metacommunities and elevational gradients: disentangling effects of forest type from other elevational factors. Oikos 120:1497-1508.

Cisneros, L.M., K.R. Burgio, L.M. Dreiss, B.T. Klingbeil, B.D. Patterson, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. 2014. Multiple dimensions of bat biodiversity along an extensive tropical elevational gradient. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 1124-1136.

Pfeifer, M., Lefebvre, V., Baeten, L., Banks-Leite, C., Barlow, J., Betts, M.G., Brunet, J., Cerezo, A., Cisneros, L.M., Collard, S., D’Cruze, N., da Silva Motta, C., Duguay, S., Eggermont, H., Eigenbrod, F., Gardner, T.A., Hadley, A.S., Hanson, T.R., Hawes, J.E., Heartsill Scalley, T., Klingbeil, B.T., Kolb, A., Kormann, U., Kumar, S., Lachat, T., Lakeman Fraser, P., Lantschner, V., Laurance, W.F., Lens, L., Marsh, C.J., Medina-Rangel, G.F., Melles, S., Mezger, D., Overal, W.L., Owen, C., Peres, C.A., Phalan, B., Pidgeon, A.M., Pilia, O., Possingham, H.P., Possingham, M.L., Raheem, D.C., Ribeiro, D.B., Robinson, R., Robinson, W.D., Rytwinski, T., Scherber, C., Slade, E.M., Somarriba, E., Stouffer, P.C., Struebig, M.J., Tylianakis, J.M., Tscharntke, T., Tyre, A.J., Urbina Cardona, J.N., Vasconcelos, H.L., Wells, K., Willig, M.R., Wood, E., Young, R.P., Bradley, A.V. & Ewers, R.M. 2014. BIOFRAG – A new database for analysing BIOdiversity responses to forest FRAGmentation. Ecology and Evolution:1524-1537.

Dreiss, L.M., K.R. Burgio, L.M. Cisneros, B.T. Klingbeil, B.D. Patterson, S.J. Presley, & M.R. Willig. 2015. Taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic dimensions of rodent biodiversity along an extensive tropical elevational gradient. Ecography doi:10.1111/ecog.00971.

Bloch, C.P. and B.T. Klingbeil. 2015. Anthropogenic factors and habitat complexity influence biodiversity but wave exposure drives species turnover of a subtropical rocky inter-tidal metacommunity. Marine Ecology doi: 10.1111/maec.12250.

Klingbeil, B.T. and M.R. Willig. Bird biodiversity assessments in temperate forest: the value of point count versus acoustic monitoring protocols. PeerJ. .Accepted.

Presley, S.J., T. Dallas, B.T. Klingbeil, and M.R. Willig. 2015. Phylogenetic signals in host-parasite associations for Neotropical bats and Nearctic desert rodents. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society doi: 10.1111/bij.12601.

Klingbeil, B.T. and M.R. Willig. Matrix Composition and Landscape Heterogeneity Structure Multiple Dimensions of Temperate Forest Bird Biodiversity. Journal of Animal Ecology. Submitted

Burgio, K.R., L.M. Cisneros, K.E. Davis, L.M. Dreiss, B.T. Klingbeil, B.D. Patterson, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. Dimensions of passerine biodiversity along a tropical elevational gradient: a nexus for historical biogeography and contemporary ecology. Journal of Animal Ecology. Submitted

Presley, S.J., L.M. Cisneros, C.L. Higgins, B.T. Klingbeil, S.M. Scheiner, and M.R. Willig. Extensive habitat conversion at the regional scale creates environmental filters that mold functional and phylogenetic structure of Neotropical bat assemblages. Diversity and Distributions. Submitted

 

 

Education

Bachelor of Science. 2001. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Biology, Philosophy major.

Master of Science. 2007. Texas Tech University. Biological Sciences. Michael R. Willig, Advisor. Thesis title: Response of Bats to Landscape Structure in Amazonian Forest: An Analysis at Multiple Scales. PDF

Doctor of Philosophy. 2015. University of Connecticut. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Dr. Michael R. Willig, Advisor. Dissertation title: Biodiversity Dynamics of Forest Birds in Fragmented Landscapes: A Multidimensional Approach for Ecology and Conservation.

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Research Grants

2006. The Graduate School, Texas Tech University, Summer Research Award $2,300
2009. American Society of Mammalogists, Grants-in-Aid of Research.  $1000
2009. American Society of Mammalogists, Elizabeth Horner Award (best graduate proposal).  $500
2010. Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of Connecticut, Multidisciplinary Environmental Research Award. $7000
2010.  Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and CT Museum of Natural History, Ralph M. Wetzel Vertebrate Research Award.  $900
2011. National Science Foundation, University of Connecticut, Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Mentoring Fellowship. $3000
2012.  Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and CT Museum of Natural History, Ralph M. Wetzel Vertebrate Research Award.  $525

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Professional Organizations

Ecological Society of America
American Ornithologists' Union
Association of Field Ornithologists
Cooper Ornithological Society
Luquillo-LTER G.S.A.

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