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William Stanley

Head, Collections and Negaunee Collection Manager, Mammals

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Biogeography
 I study the natural history, biogeography, taxonomy and evolution of mammals of eastern Africa, with emphasis on faunas of montane areas within Tanzania.  This long-term program has involved systematic faunal surveys of shrews and rodents in almost every montane unit within Tanzania, including Mahale Mountains, each of the Eastern Arc Mountains, Southern Highlands including Mt. Rungwe and the Livingstone Mountains and Kilimanjaro, Meru and Ngorongoro of the Northern Highlands.  Several new species of shrews and rodents have been described, as a result and initial investigations of the biogeography of these faunas have been published.    Other groups I have researched include bats, particularly on islands off the Tanzanian coast and primates, particularly Rungwecebus kipunji, which I am studying with Tim Davenport, Sophy Machaga, Noah Mpunga, Link Olson and Eric Sargis.   A major emphasis is the creation and maintenance of a bilingual (English and Kiswahili) website to aid Tanzanian researchers in identification of and education about Tanzanian mammals.  The site can be found at www.fieldmuseum.org/tanzania

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Education

  • Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. Biology; M.A. - September 1991.

Thesis: "An Analysis of the Biogeographic Relationships of Four Populations of the Uinta Chipmunk (Eutamias umbrinus) Using Phallic Morphology" (T.E. Lawlor, Advisor)

  • Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. Biology and Zoology; B.A. - March 1986.

Grants & awards

  • 2012.   “Resolving issues of species, phyologeny, and radiation in a diverse group of Old World tropical mammals”.  National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology (DEB-1145251) (with J.E. Esselstyn (PI), J.M. Bates and J.C. Kerbis), $500,006 (2012-2015).
  • 2012.  "Wildlife sampling to inform modeling studies in the Greater Congo Basin". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (with L. R. Heaney) $150,000 (2012-2013).
  • 2011.  "Wildlife sampling to inform modeling studies in the Greater Congo Basin". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (with L. R. Heaney) $158,000 (2011-2012).
  • 2010. “Faunal survey of Ngorongoro Crater forests with training of Tanzanian biologists” IDP/Field Museum African Training Programme, $12,000 (2010)
  • 2009. “Development of educational outreach tools for conservation efforts in the Southern Highlands, Tanzania”.  Southern Highlands Conservation Programme. $15,000 (2009)                
  • 2005.  “Survey of Microchiropteran Bats of Mafia, Pemba and Unguja and the Subsequent Creation of Innovative Educational, Scientific and Conservation Tools” Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund-Conservation International.  $19,954.  (2005-2006).
  • 2005.  “Small Mammal Studies in Three Important Eastern Arc Mountains for the Creation of Innovative Educational, Scientific and Conservation Tools”.  Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund-Conservation International.  $150,000 (2005-2008).                    
  • 2001.   “Development of an integrated network for distributed databases of mammal specimen data”.  National Science Foundation, Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI-0108161) (with L.R. Heaney (PI), P. Lowther and B.D. Patterson), $87,702 (2001-2003).
  • 2000.  “Development of a key to Tanzanian mammals on the world wide web with special emphasis on the fauna of the Eastern Arc Mountains”.  MacArthur Foundation. $30,000.
  • 1998. “Biogeography and Conservation of the small mammals of the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania”. Environmental and Conservation Programs, Field Museum.  $10,600.
  • 1996.  “Biogeography of small mammals in the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania”. National Geographic Society. $13,560 (with K. M. Howell & C. A. Msuya; WTS was PI)
  • 1995.  “Biogeography of small mammals in the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania”. National Geographic Society. $13,240  (with S. M. Goodman (PI), K. M. Howell, & C. A. Msuya)
  • 1993.  “Biogeography of small mammals in the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania”. National Geographic Society. $17,935  (with S. M.Goodman (PI), K. M. Howell, & C. A. Msuya)
  • 1992.  “Research on the effects of fragmentation on the small mammals of the East and West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania” Chicago Zoological Society. $5000 (with S. M. Goodman (PI) & W. D. Newmark)

Publications

 ARTICLES
  1. Stanley, W. T. 2013. Crocidura elgonius Elgon Shrew; pp. 74 in Happold, M. & Happold, D. C. D. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Volume IV. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

  2. Stanley, W. T. 2013. Crocidura hildegardeae Hildegarde’s Shrew; pp. 88-89 in Happold, M. & Happold, D. C. D. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Volume IV. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

  3. Stanley, W. T. 2013. Crocidura monax Kilimanjaro Shrew (Rombo Shrew); pp. 107-108 in Happold, M. & Happold, D. C. D. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Volume IV. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

  4. Stanley, W. T. 2013. Crocidura tansaniana Tanzania Shrew (Amani Musk Shrew); pp. 135 in Happold, M. & Happold, D. C. D. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Volume IV. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

  5. Stanley, W. T. 2013. Crocidura telfordi Telford’s Shrew; pp. 137-138 in Happold, M. & Happold, D. C. D. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Volume IV. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

  6. Stanley, W. T. 2013. Crocidura usambarae Usambara Shrew; pp. 141-142 in Happold, M. & Happold, D. C. D. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Volume IV. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

  7. Stanley, W. T. 2013. Crocidura xantippe Xanthippe’s Shrew; pp. 146-147 in Happold, M. & Happold, D. C. D. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Volume IV. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

  8. Stanley, W. T. 2013. Myosorex geata Geata Mouse Shrew; pp. 154-155 in Happold, M. & Happold, D. C. D. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Volume IV. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

  9. Stanley, W. T. 2013. Myosorex kihaulei Kihaule’s Mouse Shrew; pp. 155-156 in Happold, M. & Happold, D. C. D. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Volume IV. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

  10. Stanley, W. T. 2013. Sylvisorex howelli Howell’s Forest Shrew; pp. 188-189 in Happold, M. & Happold, D. C. D. (eds) 2013. Mammals of Africa: Volume IV. Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

  11. Goodman, S.M., S.J. Puechmaille, N. Friedli-Weyeneth, J. Gerlach, M. Ruedi, M.C. Schoeman, W.T. Stanley, and E.C. Teeling. 2012. Phylogeny of the tribe Emballonurini (Family Emballonuridae) with descriptions of a new genus for Malagasy Emballonura and a new species of Coleura. Journal of Mammalogy 93: 1440-1455.

  12. Carleton, M.D. and W.T. Stanley. 2012. Species limits within the Praomys delectorum group (Rodentia: Muridae: Murinae) of East Africa: A morphometric reassessment and biogeographic implications. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 165: 420-469.

  13. Stanley, W. T. 2011. Preface. In Stanley, W. T., ed., Studies of Montane Vertebrates of Tanzania. Fieldiana: Life and Earth Sciences, vol. 4. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

  14. Stanley, W. T., S.M. Goodman, and W.D. Newmark. 2011. Small mammal inventories in the East and West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. 1.  Study areas, methodologies, and general results, pp. 1-17. In Stanley, W. T., ed., Studies of Montane Vertebrates of Tanzania. Fieldiana: Life and Earth Sciences, vol. 4. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

  15. Stanley, W. T., and S.M. Goodman. 2011. Small mammal inventories in the East and West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. 2.  Families Soricidae (Shrews) and Macroscelididae (Elephant Shrews), pp. 18-33. In Stanley, W. T., ed., Studies of Montane Vertebrates of Tanzania. Fieldiana: Life and Earth Sciences, vol. 4. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

  16. Stanley, W. T., and S.M. Goodman. 2011. Small mammal inventories in the East and West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. 3.  Chiroptera, pp. 34-52. In Stanley, W. T., ed., Studies of Montane Vertebrates of Tanzania. Fieldiana: Life and Earth Sciences, vol. 4. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

  17. Stanley, W. T., and S.M. Goodman. 2011. Small mammal inventories in the East and West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. 4.  Rodentia, pp. 53-73. In Stanley, W. T., ed., Studies of Montane Vertebrates of Tanzania. Fieldiana: Life and Earth Sciences, vol. 4. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

     

  18. Lamb, J. M., T. M. C. Ralph, T. Naidoo, P.J. Taylor, F. Ratrimomanarivo, W.T. Stanley, and S.M. Goodman. (2011) Toward a molecular phylogeny for the Molossidae (Chiroptera) of the Afro-Malagasy region. Acta Chiropterologica 13: 1-16.

  19. Gilbert, C.C., W.T. Stanley, L.E. Olson, T.R.B. Davenport, and E.J. Sargis, (2011) Morphological systematics of the kipunji (Rungwecebus kipunji) and the ontogenetic development of phylogenetically informative characters in the Papionini. Journal of Human Evolution 60: 731-745.

  20. Faulkes, C.G., N. C. Bennett, F. P. D. Cotterill, W.T. Stanley, G. F. Mgode, E. Verheyen. 2011. Phylogeography and cryptic diversity of the solitary-dwelling silvery mole-rat, genus Heliophobius (family: Bathyergidae). Journal of Zoology 285: 324-338.

  21. Stanley, W.T. and J.A. Esselstyn. (2010) Biogeography and diversity among montane populations of mouse shrew (Soricidae: Myosorex) in Tanzania.  Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 100: 669-680.

  22. Roberts, T.E., T.R.B. Davenport, K.B.P. Hildebrandt, T. Jones, W.T. Stanley, E.J. Sargis and L.E. Olson. (2009) The biogeography of introgression in the critically endangered African monkey Rungwecebus kipunji. Biology Letters 6: 233.
  23. Stanley, W.T. and L. Collett. (2009) Attack or consumption of Epomophorus (Chiroptera) by Paraxerus (Rodentia) and Papio (Primates) in Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 47: 792-793.
  24. Kock, D. and W.T. Stanley. (2009) Mammals of Mafia Island, Tanzania. Mammalia 73: 339-352.
  25. Olbricht, G. and W.T. Stanley. (2009) The topographic distribution of the penis and mammary glands in sengis (Macroscelidea), and its usefulness for taxonomic distinctions. Zoosystematics and Evolution 85: 297-303.
  26. Kerbis Peterhans, J., W.T. Stanley, R. Hutterer, T.C. Demos and B. Agwanda. (2009) A new species of Surdisorex Thomas, 1906 (Soricomorpha, Soricidae) from western Kenya. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge56: 175-183.
  27. Ratrimomanarivo, F.H., S.M. Goodman, W.T. Stanley, T. Naidoo, P.J. Taylor, and J. Lamb. (2009) Geographic and phylogeographic variation in Chaerephon leucogaster (Chiroptera: Molossidae) of Madagascar and the western Indian Ocean islands of Mayotte and Pemba. Acta Chiropterologica 11: 25-52.
  28. Taylor, P.J., S. Maree, J. van Sandwyk, J.C. Kerbis Peterhans, W.T. Stanley, E. Verheyen, P. Kaliba, W. Verheyen, P. Kaleme and N.C. Bennett. (2009) Speciation mirrors geomorphology and palaeoclimatic history in African laminate-toothed rats (Muridae: Otomyini) of the Otomys denti and Otomys lacustris species-complexes in the “Montane Circle” of East Africa. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96: 913-941.
  29. Stanley, W.T. (2008) A new species of Mops (Molossidae) from Pemba Island, Tanzania.  Acta Chiropterologica 10: 183-192.
  30. Weyeneth, N., S.M. Goodman, W.T. Stanley, and M. Ruedi. (2008) The biogeography of Miniopterus bats (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae) from the Comoro Archipelago inferred from mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Ecology 17: 5205-5219.
  31. Olson, L.E., E.J. Sargis, W.T. Stanley, K.B.P. Hildebrandt and T. R. B. Davenport. (2008) Additional molecular evidence strongly supports the distinction between the recently described African primate Rungwecebus kipunji (Cercopithecidae, Papionini) and LophocebusMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 789-794.
  32. Stanley, W.T. and C.A.H. Foley. (2008) A survey of the small mammals of Minziro Forest, Tanzania, with several additions to the known fauna of the country. Mammalia 72: 116-122.
  33. Stanley, W.T., M.A. Rogers, R.B.M. Senzota, F.A. Mturi, P.M. Kihaule, P.D. Moehlman and B.M. OConnor. (2007) Surveys of small mammals in Tarangire National Park., Tanzania.Journal of East African Natural History96: 47-71.
  34. Stanley, W.T., I.J. Gara and C.A. Msuya. (2007) A unique occurrence of consumption of mammal voucher specimens by a cobra. African Herp News 43: 23-24.
  35. Stanley, W.T., P.M. Kihaule and M.J. Munissi. (2007) Small mammals of two forest reserves in the North Pare Mountains, Tanzania. Journal of East African Natural History96: 215-226.
  36. Stanley, W.T., G.W. Norton, P.M. Kihaule, L. Collett and K. McQuaid. (2007) Additional notes on the small mammals of Malundwe Mountains, Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. Journal of East African Natural History96: 203-214.
  37. Stanley, W.T. and R. Hutterer. (2007) Differences in abundance and species richness between shrews and rodents along an elevational gradient in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania. Acta Theriologica 52: 261-275.
  38. Hanson, T.R., W.D. Newmark, and W.T. Stanley. (2007) Forest fragmentation and predation on artificial nests in the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 45:499-507.
  39. Burgess, N.D., T.M. Butynski, N.J. Cordeiro, N.H. Doggart, J. Fjeldså, K.M. Howell, F.B. Kilahama, S.P. Loader, J.C. Lovett, B. Mbilinyi, M. Menegon, D.C. Moyer, E. Nashanda, A. Perkin, F. Rovero, W.T. Stanley and S.N. Stuart. (2007) The biological importance of the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and Kenya. Biological Conservation 134: 209-231.
  40. Carleton, M.D., J.C. Kerbis Peterhans and W.T. Stanley. (2006) Review of the Hylomyscus denniae group (Rodentia: Muridae) in eastern Africa, with comments on the generic allocation of Epimys endorobae Heller. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 119: 293-325.
  41. Davenport, T.R.B., W.T. Stanley, E.J. Sargis, D.W. De Luca, N.E. Mpunga, S.J. Machaga and L.E. Olson. (2006) A new genus of African monkey, Rungwecebus: morphology, ecology, and molecular phylogenetics. Science 312: 1378-1381.
  42. Stanley, W.T., C.A.H. Foley, G.W. Norton and P.M. Kihaule. (2005) Differences between repeated small mammal surveys in two Tanzanian national parks. Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute: Proceedings of the fifth annual scientific conference, Arusha, Dec 1-3, (2005)
  43. Stanley, W.T., M.A. Rogers and R. Hutterer. (2005) A morphological assessment of Myosorex zinki, an endemic shrew on Mt Kilimanjaro. Belgian Journal of Zoology 135 (supplement):141-144.
  44. Stanley, W.T., M.A. Rogers, K.M. Howell and C.A. Msuya. (2005) Results of a survey of small mammals in the Kwamgumi Forest Reserve, East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Journal of East African Natural History94: 223-230.
  45. Stanley, W.T., J. Gunn and P.M. Kihaule. (2005) Results of a preliminary small mammal survey of Malundwe Mountain, Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. Journal of East African Natural History 94: 213-222.
  46. Stanley, W.T., A.M. Nikundiwe, F.A. Mturi, P.M. Kihaule and P.D. Moehlman. (2005) Small mammals collected in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania. Journal of East African Natural History 94: 203-212.
  47. N.J. Cordeiro, N. Seddon, D.R. Capper, J.M.M. Ekstrom, K.M. Howell, I.S. Isherwood, C.A. Msuya, J.T. Mushi, A.W. Perkin, R.G. Pople and W.T. Stanley. (2005) Notes on the ecology and status of some forest mammals in four Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Journal of East African Natural History 94: 175-189.
  48. Carleton, M.D. and W.T. Stanley. (2005) Review of the Hylomyscus denniae complex (Rodentia: Muridae) in Tanzania, with description of a new species. (2005) Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118: 619-646.
  49. Stanley, W.T. and L.E. Olson. (2005) Phylogeny, phylogeography, and geographic variation of Sylvisorex howelli (Family Soricidae), an endemic shrew of the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania.  Journal of Zoology 266: 341-354.
  50. Stanley, W.T., M.A. Rogers and R. Hutterer. (2005) A new species of Congosorex from the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania, with significant biogeographical implications. (2005) Journal of Zoology 265: 269-280.
  51. Stanley, W.T. and D. Kock. (2004) New records and notes on Laephotis Thomas, 1901 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Mammalian Biology (Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde) 69: 173-181.
  52. Stanley, W.T., P.M. Kihaule, M.A. Rogers, and A.J. Makwetta. (2003) Elevational distribution and ecology of the endemic Myosorex zinki (Insectivora: Soricidae) along the southeastern slope of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute: Proceedings of the third annual scientific conference, Arusha, Dec 3-5, 2002.
  53. Stanley, W.T., D.C. Moyer, E.A. Mulungu, J. Pokines and J.A. Bittner. (2002) Notes on owl pellets found in the Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve, Tanzania.  Journal of East African Natural History 91: 91-94.
  54. Channing, A., and W.T. Stanley.  (2002) A new tree toad from the Ukaguru Mountains, Tanzania.  African Journal of Herpetology 51:121-128.
  55. Stanley, W.T.  (2001) Tanzania Mammal Key, a dichotomous key (in English and Kiswahili) to skins and skulls of mammals found in Tanzania.  Field Museum.  Available on CD-ROM or http://fieldmuseum.org/tanzania
  56. Stanley, W.T., S.M. Goodman, P.M. Kihaule, and K.M. Howell. (2000) A survey of the small mammals of the Gonja Forest Reserve, Tanzania.  Journal of East African Natural History 89: 73-83.
  57. Stanley, W.T. and R. Hutterer. (2000) A new species of Myosorex Gray, 1832 (Mammalia: Soricidae) from the Eastern Arc mountains, Tanzania. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 49:19-29.
  58. Stanley, W.T., P.M. Kihaule, R. Hutterer, and K.M. Howell. (1998) Small mammals of the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania.  Journal of East African Natural History87:91-100.
  59. Kerbis Peterhans, J.C., R.M. Kityo, W.T. Stanley and P.K. Austin. (1998) Small mammals along an elevational gradient in Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda. Pp. 149-171 In: The Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda. Exploration, environment and biology. Conservation, management and community relations (H. Osmaston, J. Tukahirwa, C. Basalirwa, H. Nyakaana, eds.) Makerere University, Kampala.
  60. Stanley, W.T., S.M. Goodman, and P.M. Kihaule. (1998) Results of two surveys of rodents in the Chome Forest Reserve, South Pare Mountains, Tanzania. (Mammalia: Rodentia). Zoologische Abhandlugen Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde Dresden 50:145-160.
  61. Stanley, W.T., S.M. Goodman, and R. Hutterer. (1996) Notes on the insectivores and elephant shrews of the Chome Forest, South Pare Mountains, Tanzania. (Mammalia: Insectivora et Macroscelidea). Zoologische Abhandlugen Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde Dresden 49:131-147.
  62. Stanley, W.T., J.C. Kerbis-Peterhans, R. Kityo, and L. Davenport. (1996)  New records of bats in Uganda and Burundi. African Journal of Ecology 34:196-201.
  63. Goodman, S.M., W.D. Newmark, W.T. Stanley, and K.M. Howell. (1995) The Ambangulu Forest, West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania: a threatened Eastern Arc forest. Oryx 29:212-214.
  64. Stanley, W.T. and K.E. Shaffer. (1995) Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) predation on seined salmonids in the lower Klamath River, California. Marine Mammal Science 11:376-385.
  65. Gannon, W.L. and W.T. Stanley. (1991) Chip Vocalization of Palmer's Chipmunk (Tamias palmeri). Southwestern Naturalist 36:315-317.

 

ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Gilbert, C.C., W.T. Stanley, L.E. Olson, T.R.B. Davenport, and E.J. Sargis. (2010) Morphological systematics of the kipunji, Rungwecebus kipunji. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement 50: 110. Presented at the Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.
  2. Carroll, S.A., W.T. Stanley, J.S. Towner, T.K. Sealy, B.R. Amman, P.E. Rollin and S.T. Nichol. (2009) Phylogenetics of Rousettus aegyptiacus and Marburg hemorrhagic fever virus in central Africa.Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Fairbanks, Alaska.
  3. Stanley, W.T. and J.A. Esselstyn. (2010) Biogeographic relationships and diversification processes among montane populations of Myosorex in Tanzania. Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Fairbanks, Alaska.
  4. W.T. Stanley, G.B. Rathbun, T.E. Roberts, K.Hildebrandt and L.E. Olson. (2008). A preliminary analysis of morphological and molecular differentiation among the three species of Rhynchocyon. Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  5. M.C. Williamson, D.S. Carroll, W.T. Stanley and D.S. Rogers. (2008). Patterns of molecular evolution in the African rodent genus Mastomys. Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  6. Olson, L.E., E.J. Sargis, W.T. Stanley, K.B.P. Hildebrandt and T. R. B. Davenport. (2008) Additional molecular evidence support the phylogenetic position and taxonomic status of Rungwecebus kipunji (Primates: Cercopithecidae). Presented at the Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  7. Stanley, W.T. and M.A. Rogers. (2007)  Small mammals along an elevational gradient on Mt. Kilimanjaro Presented at the 20thAnnual Meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology, Bonn, Germany.
  8. Stanley, W.T., M.A. Rogersand R. Hutterer. (2004)  A new species of Congosorex from the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania, with significant biogeographical implications (with M. A. Rogers & R. Hutterer as junior authors) Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Arcata, California.
  9. Stanley, W.T., M.A. Rogersand R. Hutterer. (2003)  A morphological assessment of Myosorex zinki, an endemic shrew on Mt. Kilimanjaro.  Presented at the 9thInternational African Small Mammal Symposium, Morogoro, Tanzania.
  10. Stanley, W.T.and L.E. Olson. (2003)  Morphological and molecular variation among populations of Sylvisorex howelli, an Eastern Arc endemic. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists,Lubbock, Texas.
  11. Stanley, W.T. and R. Hutterer. (2001)  Morphological variation of endemic shrews of the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Presented at the 8thInternational Theriological Congress, Sun City, South Africa.
  12. Stanley, W.T. and R. Hutterer. (1999) Morphometric differentiation among four different populations of Sylvisorex howelli.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists,Seattle, Washington.
  13. Stanley, W.T., P.M. Kihaule, R. Hutterer, and K.M. Howell. (1998) Small mammals of the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  14. Stanley, W.T. (1997) Small mammals of the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Presented at the Seventh International Theriological Congress, Acapulco, Mexico.
  15. Stanley, W.T. and P.M. Kihaule.(1997) Results of a small mammal survey of two sites in the Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists,Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  16. Stanley, W.T., S.M. Goodman, and R. Hutterer. (1996) Results of an elevational survey of the small mammals of the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
  17. Stanley, W.T. and S.M. Goodman. (1995) Small mammals of the Chome Forest, South Pare Mountains, Tanzania. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Burlington, Vermont.
  18. Stanley, W.T. and S.M. Goodman. (1994) Small mammals of the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Washington, D.C.
  19. Stanley, W.T. (1993) Preliminary observations of the bacular morphology of various African murids. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Bellingham, Washington.
  20. Stanley, W.T. (1992) An analysis of the biogeographic relationships of three populations of Eutamias umbrinus and one population of Eutamias palmeri using bacular morphology.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  21. Gannon, W.L. and W.T. Stanley. (1989) Chip vocalization of Palmer's chipmunk (Eutamias palmeri). Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Fairbanks, Alaska.
  22. Stanley, W.T. (1989) Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) predation on seined salmonids in the lower Klamath River, California, from 1984 to 1988. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Fairbanks, Alaska.
  23. Stanley, W.T. (1988) Predation by harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) on tagged salmonids in the lower Klamath River,             Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Clemson, South Carolina.
  NON-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
  1. Stanley, W.T. and C.A.H. Foley. (2007) Baobabs and elephants mask hidden diversity within Tarangire. Kakakuona/Tanzania Wildlife. 45: 42-45.
  2. Stanley, W.T. and B. Asseid. (2007) Flying secrets of a tropical island: the bats of Pemba. Kakakuona/Tanzania Wildlife. 45: 24-26.
  3. Stanley, W.T.., H. Mohamed, and I. Lejora. (2004) Mahale is not just for chimps.  Kakakuona/Tanzania Wildlife. 1:22-23.
  4. 2003. Stanley, W.T. (2003) The little residents at the Roof of Africa.  Kakakuona/Tanzania Wildlife. 28: 31-32.
  5. Stanley, W.T. (2000) Don’t Overlook the Little Ones.  Kakakuona/Tanzania Wildlife. 16: 7-9.
  6. Stanley, W.T. (1997) Eastern Arc mammal studies aid efforts to protect African forests.  In the Field. 68: 1, 4.

 

BOOK REVIEWS
  1. Stanley, W. T. (2008) A new look at the mammals of southern Africa. Book review of The Mammals of the Southern African Subregion, 3rdedition by J. D. Skinner and C. T. Chimimiba. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 814 pp. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 15: 67-69.
    EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PRODUCTS
  • Malawi
2004 - Small Mammals of Mt. Mulanje (poster)

 
  • Tanzania
Calendars:
2007 Eastern Arc Mountains Small Mammal Calendar
2008 Bats of Tanzania Calendar
2008 Bats of Zanzibar Calendar
2008 Eastern Arc Mountains Small Mammal Calendar
2012 Small Mammals of Tanzania Calendar
2013 Bats of Tanzania Calendar


Booklets:
2003 - Small Mammals of Mt. Kilimanjaro
2004 - The Small Mammals of Mahale Mountains National Park
(In Progress) - Small Mammals of the Eastern Arc Mountains


Posters:
2002 - Small Mammals of the Eastern Arc Mountains – Version 1
2003 - Small Mammals of Mt. Kilimanjaro
2004 - The Small Mammals of the Iringa Area
2004 - The Small Mammals of Mahale Mountains National Park
2004 - The Carnivores of Mt. Rungwe
2004 - The Reptiles and Amphibians of Mt. Rungwe
2004 - The Small Mammals of Mt. Rungwe
2005 - The Small Mammals of Mt. Malundwe in Mikumi National Park
2005 - Small Mammals of Tarangire National Park
2005 - Bats of Tarangire National Park
2006 - Bats of Mafia Island
2007 - The Bats of Pemba
2007 - Small Mammals of the Udzungwa Mountains
2007-08 - Small Mammals of the Eastern Arc Mountains – Version 2
2008 - The Coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae Smith, 1939)
2008 - Small Mammals of Pemba Island
2008 - The Bats of Unguja
2009 - Small Mammals of Kitulo National Park
2010 – Small Mammals of Mt. Meru
2011 – Small Mammals of Marang Forest, Lake Manyara National Park
2011 – Small Mammals in the Forest of Ngorongoro Crater
2012 – Bats of Ruaha National Park
2012 - Bats of Serengeti
(In Progress) - Small Mammals of Ruaha National Park


Guide sheets:

2008 - Small Mammals of Tanzania
2009 – Small Mammals of Mt. Kilimanjaro
2009 - The Small Mammals of Mahale Mountains National Park
2009 - Bats of Tarangire National Park
2009 - Small Mammals of Tarangire National Park
2010 – Small Mammals of Mt. Meru
2010 - Bats of Zanzibar
2010 - Small Mammals of Marang Forest, Lake Manyara National Park
2010 - Small Mammals in the Forests of Ngorongoro Crater
2012 – Bats of Ruaha National Park
2012 – Small Mammals of Ruaha National Park
2012 – Bats of Serengeti
(In Progress) - Birds of Tanzania
(In Progress) - The small mammals of Mt. Malundwe in Mikumi National Park
(In Progress) - Small Mammals of the Southern Highlands
(In Progress) - Small Mammals of the Udzungwa Mountains

 

         

Work experience

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:       

  • Field Museum of Natural History:

      Member, Academic Affairs Management Group
      Vice President, Collections and Research Professional Staff
      Member, Scientific Advisory Council
      Chairperson, Disaster Recovery Planning Committee
      Chairperson, Recycling Committee
      Exhibit Designer, "Bats: Masters of the Night"
      Member, Facilities Advisory Group

  • Humboldt State University:

            President, Biological Graduate Students Association
            Lecture Coordinator, Biological Graduate Students Association

Professional affiliations

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:   
  • American Society of Mammalogists, (chair, Systematic Collections Committee)
  • Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
  • Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania
  • Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute