Bill Stanley's Professional Accomplishments

Education

  • Ph.D., Natural Sciences.  Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. April 2015.  Dissertation: "Biogeography and Elevational Distribution of Shrews and Rodents on Mountains of Northern Tanzania."  (Dr. Jörg Ganzhorn, Dissertation Supervisor)
  • 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.

Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters
  1.  Stanley, W.T., M.A. Rogers, P.M. Kihaule, Robert Glen, Sue Stolberger (in prep.) Results of a survey of small mammals in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania. 

  2. Stanley, W.T. and P.M. Kihaule. (submitted). Elevational distribution and ecology of small mammals Tanzania's second highest mountain. PLOS ONE.

  3. Ndiaye, A., C. Tatard, W.T. Stanley, L. Granjon. 2016. Taxonomic hypotheses regarding the genus Gerbillus (Rodentia, Muridae, Gerbillinae) based on molecular analyses of museum specimens. ZooKeys 566: 145-155.

  4. Jacquet, F., C. Denys, E. Verheyen, J. Bryja, R. Hutterer, J.C. Kerbis Peterhans, W.T. Stanley, S.M. Goodman, A. Couloux, M. Colyn & V. Nicolas. 2015. Phylogeography and evolutionary history of the Crocidura olivieri complex (Mammalia, Soricomorpha): from a forest origin to broad ecological expansion across Africa. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 15:71.

  5. Carleton, M.D., R.A. Banasiak, W.T. Stanley.  2015. A new species of the rodent genus Hylomyscus from Angola, with a distributional summary of the H. anselli species group (Muridae: Murinae: Praomyini). Zootaxa 4040: 101–128.

  6. Stanley W.T. 2015. Beyond the Field. Adventure and discovery in cabinets and drawers. In: Scharff, N., F. Rovero, F.P. Jensen & S. Brøgger-Jensen. 2015 Udzungwa: Tales of Discovery in an East African Rainforest. Natural History Museum of Denmark and MUSE – Science Museum, Trento, Italy, pp 42-49.

  7. Stanley, W.T., R. Hutterer, T.C. Giarla & J.A. Esselstyn. 2015. Phylogeny, phylogeography and geographical variation in the Crocidura monax (Soricidae) species complex from the montane islands of Tanzania, with descriptions of three new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 174: 185-215.

  8. Stanley, W.T., M.A. Rogers, L. Baker.  2014.  Cape grass owl Tyto capensis pellet indicates a range extension for the Vlei rat Otomys sungae in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania.  Journal of East African Natural History 103: 153-156.

  9. Stanley, W.T., M.A. Rogers, P.M. Kihaule, M.J. Munissi.  2014. Elevational distribution and ecology of small mammals on Africa’s highest mountain. PLOS ONE 9(11): e109904. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109904

  10. Kang, H.J., W.T. Stanley, J.A. Esselstyn, S.H. Gu, & R. Yanagihara. 2014. Expanded host diversity and geographic distribution of hantaviruses in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Virology 88: 7663-7667.  DOI:10.1128/JVI.00285-14 WTS photograph on cover.

  11. Newmark, W.D., W.T. Stanley, S.M. Goodman.  2014. Ecological correlates of vulnerability to fragmentation among Afrotropical terrestrial small mammals in northeast Tanzania. Journal of Mammalogy 95(2):269-275.

  12. Monadjem, A., S. M. Goodman, W. T. Stanley & B. Appleton. 2013. A cryptic new species of Miniopterus from south-eastern African based on molecular and morphological characters. Zootaxa 3746: 123-142.

  13. Stanley, W. T., L.W. Robbins, J.M. Malekani, S.G. Mbalitini, D.A. Migurimu, J.C. Mukinzi, J. Hulselmans, V. Prévot, E. Verheyen, R. Hutterer, J.B. Doty, B.P. Monroe, Y.J. Nakazawa, Z. Braden, D. Carroll, J.C. Kerbis Peterhans, J.M. Bates & J.A. Esselstyn. 2013. A new hero emerges: another exceptional mammalian spine and its potential adaptive significance. Biology Letters 9: 20130486. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0486

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.
  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. Kock, D. and W.T. Stanley. (2009) Mammals of Mafia Island, Tanzania. Mammalia 73: 339-352.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. Stanley, W.T. (2008) A new species of Mops (Molossidae) from Pemba Island, Tanzania.  Acta Chiropterologica 10: 183-192.

  43. 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.
  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.
  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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)

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. Channing, A., and W.T. Stanley.  (2002) A new tree toad from the Ukaguru Mountains, Tanzania.  African Journal of Herpetology 51:121-128.

  68. 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

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. Gannon, W.L. and W.T. Stanley. (1991) Chip Vocalization of Palmer's Chipmunk (Tamias palmeri). Southwestern Naturalist 36:315-317. 

Book Reviews and Popular Articles
  1. Stanley, W. T. (2013) Bats of Southern and Central Africa: A Biogeographic and Taxonomic Synthesis, by A. Monadjem, P. J. Taylor, F. P. D. Cotterill, and M. C. Schoeman. Journal of Mammalogy: April 2013, Vol. 94, No. 2, pp. 518-519. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1644/12-MAMM-R-184.1
  2. 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.
  3. Stanley, W.T. and C.A.H. Foley (2007) Baobabs and elephants mask hidden diversity within Tarangire. Kakakuona/Tanzania Wildlife. 45: 42-45.
  4. Stanley, W.T. and B. Asseid (2007) Flying secrets of a tropical island: the bats of Pemba. Kakakuona/Tanzania Wildlife. 45: 24-26.
  5. Stanley, W.T.., H. Mohamed, and I. Lejora (2004) Mahale is not just for chimps.  Kakakuona/Tanzania Wildlife. 1:22-23.
  6. Stanley, W.T. (2003) The little residents at the Roof of Africa.  Kakakuona/Tanzania Wildlife. 28: 31-32.
  7. Stanley, W.T. (2000) Don’t Overlook the Little Ones.  Kakakuona/Tanzania Wildlife. 16: 7-9.
  8. Stanley, W.T. (1997) Eastern Arc mammal studies aid efforts to protect African forests.  In the Field. 68: 1, 4.

Educational Outreach Products

Malawi

Poster: Small Mammals of Mt. Mulanje

Tanzania

On-line identification key: The Tanzanian Mammal Key

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
  • 2007-8 - 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

Grants and Awards

  • 2012. "Resolving issues of species, phylogeny, 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)