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Biology Department
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13905
 
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My general interest is in the behavioral ecology and natural history of terrestrial vertebrates, with an emphasis on amphibian behavioral and chemcial ecology, especially among salamanders in forest floor communities. The current and future focus of my specific research is on the chemosensory dynamics and optimization of predator-prey intereactions between snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) and salamanders (Plethodon cinereus), using histological and scanning EM techniques, microbiological methods, chemical analyses (e.g. HPLC, electrophoretic, spectrographic) and behavioral bioassays in both laboratory and field settings.

Current and recent graduate student projects include monitoring the seasonal habitat use and survival strategies of selected amphibians (Notophthalmus viridescens, Plethodon glutinosus, Plethodon cinereus, Ambystoma maculatum, Rana clamitans,Cryptobranchus alleganiensis), modelling the seasonal dynamics of foraging and reproduction in Plethodon cinereus, and using satellite GPS, GIS and radiotelemetry to monitor the movements and reproductive ecology of timber rattlesnakes.
 

 


Research supported by NSF grant #997451 to DMM


Contact Information
Location: Science III Rm. 375, Binghamton University, Vestal Parkway East, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Email: dmadison@binghamton.edu
Phone: (607) 777 2397
Fax: (607) 777 6521