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Roland Kays

Roland Kays

Research Associate Professor, North Carolina State University,
and Director of the Biodiversity & Earth Observation Lab, Nature Research Center, NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Education:
Ph.D. Zoology, University of Tennessee (1999)
B.S. Biology, Cornell University (1993)

Research Interests:
Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of Mammals

Courses:
ZO 544 - Mammalogy

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Favorite Links:

www.movebank.org
www.emammal.org
http://agoutienterprise.wordpress.com

Contact:
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Nature Research Center

9 West Jones St.
Raleigh, NC, 27601
Tel: 919-707-8250
Fax: 919-733-1573
E-mail: roland_kays@ncsu.edu

Publications

  • Monzon, J., Kays, R., & Dykhuizen, D. E. (2014). Assessment of coyote-wolf-dog admixture using ancestry-informative diagnostic SNPs. Molecular Ecology, 23(1), 182-197.
    Publication type: Article
  • Suselbeek, L., Emsens, W. J., Hirsch, B. T., Kays, R., Rowcliffe, J. M., Zamora-Gutierrez, V., & Jansen, P. A. (2014). Food acquisition and predator avoidance in a Neotropical rodent. Animal Behaviour, 88, 41-48.
    Publication type: Article
  • Emsens, W. J., Hirsch, B. T., Kays, R., & Jansen, P. A. (2014). Prey refuges as predator hotspots: ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) attraction to agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) dens. Acta Theriologica, 59(2), 257-262.
    Publication type: Article
  • Brown, D. D., Montgomery, R. A., Millspaugh, J. J., Jansen, P. A., Garzon-Lopez, C. X., & Kays, R. (2014). Selection and spatial arrangement of rest sites within northern tamandua home ranges. Journal of Zoology (London, England : 1987), 293(3), 160-170.
    Publication type: Article
  • Rowcliffe, J. M., Kays, R., Carbone, C., & Jansen, P. A. (2013). Clarifying assumptions behind the estimation of animal density from camera trap rates. Journal of Wildlife Management, 77(5), 876-876.
    Publication type: Letter
  • Hirsch, B. T., Kays, R., & Jansen, P. A. (2013). Evidence for cache surveillance by a scatter-hoarding rodent. Animal Behaviour, 85(6), 1511-1516.
    Publication type: Article
  • Helgen, K. M., Pinto, C. M., Kays, R., Helgen, L. E., Tsuchiya, M. T. N., Quinn, A., Wilson, D. E., & Maldonado, J. E. (2013). Taxonomic revision of the olingos (Bassaricyon), with description of a new species, the Olinguito. ZooKeys, (324), 1-83.
    Publication type: Article
  • Yu, X. Y., Wang, J. P., Kays, R., Jansen, P. A., Wang, T. J., & Huang, T. (2013). Automated identification of animal species in camera trap images. Eurasip Journal on Image and Video Processing, .
    Publication type: Article
  • LaPoint, S., Gallery, P., Wikelski, M., & Kays, R. (2013). Animal behavior, cost-based corridor models, and real corridors. Landscape Ecology, 28(8), 1615-1630.
    Publication type: Article
  • Millspaugh, J. J., Gitzen, R. A., Belant, J. L., Kays, R. W., Keller, B. J., Kesler, D. C., Rota, C. T., Schulz, J. H., & Bodinof, C. M. (2012). Analysis of radiotelemetry data. In The Wildlife Techniques Manual: Volume 1 Research. (pp. 480-501). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
    Publication type: Chapter
  • Millspaugh, J. J., Kesler, D. C., Gitzen, R. A., Kays, R. W., Schulz, J. H., Rota, C. T., Bodinof, C. M., Belant, J. L., & Keller, B. J. (2012). Wildlife radiotelemetry and remote monitoring. In Clait E. Braun (ed.) The Wildlife Techniques Manual: Volume 1 Research. (pp. 258-283). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
    Publication type: Chapter
  • Jansen, P. A., Hirsch, B. T., Emsens, W. J., Zamora-Gutierrez, V., Wikelski, M., & Kays, R. (2012). Thieving rodents as substitute dispersers of megafaunal seeds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(31), 12610-12615.
    Publication type: Article
  • Hirsch, B. T., Kays, R., Pereira, V. E., & Jansen, P. A. (2012). Directed seed dispersal towards areas with low conspecific tree density by a scatter-hoarding rodent. Ecology Letters, 15(12), 1423-1429.
    Publication type: Letter
  • vonHoldt, B. M., Pollinger, J. P., Earl, D. A., Knowles, J. C., Boyko, A. R., P., H., Geffen, E., Pilot, M., Jedrzejewski, W., Jedrzejewska, B., Sidorovich, V., Greco, C., Randi, E., Musiani, M., Kays, R., & Bustamante, C.D.,. (2011). A genome-wide perspective on the evolutionary history of enigmatic wolf-like canids. Genome Research, 21, 1294-1305.
    Publication type: Article
  • Collins, C., & Kays, R. (2011). Causes of mortality in North American populations of large and medium-sized mammals. Animal Conservation, .
    Publication type: Article
  • Bridge, E., Thorup, K., Bowlin, M S., Chilson, P B., Diehl, R H., Fleron, R W., Hartl, P., Kays, R., Kelly, J. F., Robinson, W. D., & Wikelski, M. (2011). Technology on the move. BioScience, 61, 689-698.
    Publication type: Article
  • Kays, R. W., & Wilson, D. E. (2011). Mammals of North America .
    Publication type: Software
  • Rowcliffe, M. J., Carbone, C., Jansen, P. A., Kays, R., & Kranstauber, B.,. (2011). Quantifying the sensitivity of camera traps using an adapted distance sampling approach. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, .
    Publication type: Article
  • Kays, R., Jansen, P. A., Knecht, E. M. H., Vohwinkel, R., & Wikelski, M. (2011). The effect of feeding time on dispersal of Virola seeds by toucans determined from GPS tracking and accelerometers. Acta Oecologica, 37, 625-631.
    Publication type: Article
  • Kays, R. (2011). Flower power. BBC Wildlife Magazine, May.
    Publication type: Article
  • Kranstauber, B., Cameron, A., Weinzerl, R., Fountain, T., Tilak, S., Wikelski, M., & Kays, R. W. (2011). The Movebank data model for animal tracking. Environmental Modeling & Software, .
    Publication type: Article
  • Kays, R., Tilak, S., Kranstauber, B., Jansen, P. A., Carbone, C., Rowcliffe, M., Fountain, T., Eggert, J., & He, Z. (2011). Monitoring wild animal communities with arrays of motion sensitive camera traps. International Journal of Research and Reviews in Wireless Sensor Networks, 1, 19-29.
    Publication type: Article
  • Kays, R., & Feranec, R.S. (2011). Using stable carbon isotopes to distinguish wild from captive wolves. Northeast Naturalist, 18, 253-264.
    Publication type: Article
  • Kays, R, Tilak, S., Crofoot, M., Fountain, T., Obando, D., Ortega, A., Kuemmeth, F., Mandel, Jamie., Swenson, G., Lambert, T., Hirsch, B., & Wikelski, M. (2011). Tracking animal location and activity with an Automated Radio Telemetry System in a Tropical Rainforest. The Computer Journal, , 1-18.
    Publication type: Article