Publications

Selected Publications

Turner, G. G., B. J. Sewall, M. R. Scafini, T. M. Lilley, D. Bitz, and J. S. Johnson 2021.  Cooling of bat hibernacula to mitigate white-nose syndrome.  Conservation Biology.     Link 

Freestone, A. L., M. E. Torchin, L. J. Jurgens, M. Bonfim, D. P. López, M. F. Repetto, C. Schlöder, B. J. Sewall, and G. M. Ruiz in press. Stronger predation intensity and impact on prey communities in the tropics. Ecology.     pdf

Zografou, K., M. T. Swartz, G. C. Adamidis, V. P. Tilden, E. N. McKinney, and B. J. Sewall 2021.  Species traits affect phenological responses to climate change in a butterfly community.  Scientific Reports 11:3283.        Link

Rea-Ireland, A. E., C. W. Smyth, D. L. Lindner, B. J. Sewall, and B. E. Overton 2020.  Pseudogymnoascus palmeri Rea-Ireland, Smyth, Lindner & Overton, sp. nov. Fungal Planet species description 1156.  Persoonia 45: 354-355.        pdf

Zografou, K., M. T. Swartz, V. P. Tilden, E. N. McKinney, J. A. Eckenrode, and B. J. Sewall 2020.  Stable generalist species anchor a dynamic pollination network.  Ecosphere 11:  e03225.          Link

Lilley, T. M. I. W. Wilson, K. A. Field, D. M. Reeder, M. E. Vodzak, G. G. Turner, A. Kurta, A. S. Blomberg, S. Hoff, C. J. Herzog, B. J. Sewall, and S. Paterson 2020.  Genome-wide changes in genetic diversity in a population of Myotis lucifugus affected by white-nose syndrome.  G3: Genes | Genomes |Genetics 10: 1-14.  [Online Early]     Link

Freestone, A. L., K. Papacostas, E. W. Carroll, G. M. Ruiz, M. E. Torchin, and B. J. Sewall 2020.  Predation shapes invertebrate diversity in tropical but not temperate seagrass communities.  Journal of Animal Ecology 89: 323–333.        pdf

Adamidis, G. C., M. T. Swartz, K. Zografou, and B. J. Sewall 2019.  Prescribed fire maintains host plants of a rare grassland butterfly.  Scientific Reports 9: 16826.    Link

Rea, A. E., C. W. Smyth, B. J. Sewall, and B. E. Overton 2019Pseudogymnoascus lindnerii Rea, Smyth & Overton.  Fungal Planet species description 1027.  Persoonia 43: 392-393.           pdf

Rea, A. E., C. W. Smyth, B. J. Sewall, and B. E. Overton 2019.  Pseudogymnoascus turnerii Rea, Smyth & Overton.  Fungal Planet species description 1028.  Persoonia 43: 394-395.          pdf

Hauer, C. L. , L. E. Powers, D. K. McNaughton, C. P. Paul, and B. J. Sewall 2019. Changes in a summer bat community in southeastern Pennsylvania. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 93: 47-62.         pdf

Field, K. A., B. J Sewall, J. M. Prokkola, G. G. Turner, M. F. GagnonG, T. M. Lilley, J. P. White, J. S. Johnson, C. L. Hauer, and D. M. Reeder 2018.  Effect of torpor on host transcriptomic responses to a fungal pathogen in hibernating bats.  Molecular Ecology 27: 3727–3743.      Link

Whiting, J. C., B. Doering, G. Wright, D. K. Englestead, J. A. Frye, T. Stefanic, and B. J. Sewall 2018. Long-term bat abundance in sagebrush steppe. Scientific Reports 8:12288.     Link

Reuter, K. E., B. J. Sewall, and E. Di Minin 2018.  Drivers of present and lifetime natural resource use in a tropical biodiversity hotspot.  Animal Conservation 21: 127-136.     pdf

Zografou, K., M. T. Swartz, V. P. Tilden, E. N. McKinney, J. A. Eckenrode, and B. J. Sewall, 2017.  Assessing population patterns of a rare butterfly on an active military training area.  Biological Conservation 216: 43-50.     pdf

Gudiel, A. A., S. C. Nieves, K. E. Reuter, and B. J. Sewall 2017.  Troop sizes, population densities, and sex ratios of Eulemur coronatus and Eulemur sanfordi in Ankarana National Park.  Lemur News 20: 12-14.     Link

Chothe, S.K., G. Bhushan, R. H. Nissly, Y-T. Yeh, J. Brown, G. Turner, J. Fisher, B. J. Sewall, D. M. Reeder, M. Terrones, B. M. JayaRao and  S. V. Kuchipudi 2017.  Avian and human influenza virus compatible sialic acid receptors in little brown bats.  Scientific Reports 7: 660.     Link

Sewall, B. J., M. R. Scafini, and G. G. Turner 2016.  Prioritization and management of Pennsylvania’s bat hibernacula after pervasive contamination with the fungus causing white-nose syndrome.  Pages 209-235 in C. Butchkoski, D. Reeder, G. Turner, and H. P. Whidden, editors. Conservation and Ecology of Pennsylvania’s Bats. Pennsylvania Academy of Science, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.     pdf

Johnson, J. J., M. R. Scafini, B. J. Sewall, and G. G. Turner 2016.  Hibernating bat species in Pennsylvania use colder winter habitats following the arrival of white-nose syndrome.  Pages 181-199 in C. Butchkoski, D. Reeder, G. Turner, and H. P. Whidden, editors. Conservation and Ecology of Pennsylvania’s Bats. Pennsylvania Academy of Science, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.     pdf

Reuter, K. E., and B. J. Sewall 2016.  Taboos and sustainability of tenrec hunting in Madagascar.  Afrotherian Conservation 12: 11-15.     Link

Gudiel, A. A., S. C. Nieves, K. E. Reuter, and B. J. Sewall 2016.  The effect of anthropogenic disturbance on non-native plant species in Madagascar.  Journal of Tropical Ecology 32: 543-554.     pdf

Sewall, B. J., R. Young, W. J. Trewhella, K. M. Rodríguez-Clark, and E. F. Granek 2016.  Pteropus livingstoniiIUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN 2016: e.T18732A22081502.     Link

Sewall, B. J. 2016.  Rousettus obliviosus.  IUCN 2016.  IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.  IUCN 2016: e.T19757A101292795.     Link

Ingersoll, T. E.*, Sewall, B. J.*, and Amelon, S. K. 2016. Effects of white-nose syndrome on regional population patterns of three hibernating bat species. Conservation Biology 30: 1048-1059.  DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12690     pdf

     *equal co-lead authors

Reuter, K. E., A. R. Wills, R. W. Lee, E. E. Cordes, and B. J. Sewall 2016.  Using stable isotopes to infer the impacts of habitat change on the diets and vertical stratification of frugivorous bats in Madagascar.  Public Library of Science One. 11(4): e0153192. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0153192.     Link

Reuter, K. E., H. Gilles, A. R. Wills, and B. J. Sewall 2016.  The consumption of wild meat in Madagascar: drivers, popularity, and food security.  Environmental Conservation.  43: 273-283.     pdf

Reuter, K. E., H. Randell, A. R. Wills, T. E. Janvier, T. R. Belalahy, and B. J. Sewall 2016.  Capture, movement, trade, and consumption of mammals in Madagascar.  Public Library of Science One.  11(2): e0150305.  DOI:  10.1371/journal.pone.0150305     Link

Reuter, K. E., H. Gilles, A.R. Wills, and B. J. Sewall 2016.  Live capture and ownership of lemurs in Madagascar: extent, patterns, and conservation implications.  Oryx 50: 344–354.     pdf

Czaja, R., A. R. Wills, S. Hanitrinianina, K. E. Reuter, and B. J. Sewall, 2015.  Consumption of domestic cat in Madagascar: frequency, purpose, and health implications.  Anthrozoös 28: 469-482.     pdf

Kirchgessner, M. L. and B. J. Sewall, 2015.  The impact of environmental, social and animal factors on visitor viewing behaviors at big cat exhibits.  Visitor Studies 18: 150-167.     pdf

Salmona, J., M. A. Banks, T. N. Ralantoharijaona, F. Jan, E. Rasolondriabe, R. Zaranaina, A. Rakotonanahary, S. Wohlhauser, B. J. Sewall, and L. Chikhi, 2015.  The value of the spineless monkey orange tree (Strychnos madagascariensis) for conservation of northern sportive lemurs (Lepilemur milanoii and L. ankaranensis).  Madagascar Conservation and Development 10: 53-59.     Link

Wills, A. R., K. E. Reuter, A. A. Gudiel, B. P. Hessert, and B. J. Sewall, 2014.  Barriers to student success in Madagascar.  Global Education Review. 1(4): 114-134.     Link

Sewall, B. J., A. L. Freestone, J. Hawes, and E. Andriamanarina 2013.  Size-energy relationships in ecological communities.  Public Library of Science One 8(8): e68657. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068657     Link

Ingersoll, T. E.*, B. J. Sewall*, and S. K. Amelon 2013.  Improved analysis of long-term monitoring data demonstrates marked regional declines of bat populations in the eastern United States.  Public Library of Science One 8(6): e65907. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065907     Link

*equal co-lead authors

Sewall, B. J., A. L. Freestone, M. F. E. Moutui, N. Toilibou, I. Saïd, D. Attoumane, S. M. Toumani, and C. M. Iboura 2011.  Reorienting systematic conservation assessment for effective conservation planning.  Conservation Biology 25: 688-696.     pdf

Sewall, B. J., A. L. Freestone, M. F. E. Moutui, N. Toilibou, I. Saïd, D. Attoumane, S. M. Toumani, and C. M. Iboura 2011.  Comoros Community Forest Reserves Plan for Livingstone’s Flying Fox, Rainforest Biodiversity, and the Comorian People.  Comoros Forest Reserves Project and Action Comores Anjouan, Mutsamudu, Anjouan, Union of the Comoros, 86 pp.

Sewall, B. J., E. F. Granek, M. F. E. Moutui, W. J. Trewhella, P. F. Reason, K. M. Rodríguez-Clark, I. Saïd, J. B. Carroll, W. Masefield, N. Toilibou, M. Vély, F. ben Mohadji, A. T. C. Feistner, and S. Wells 2007.  Conservation Action Plan for Livingstone’s Flying Fox: A Strategy for an Endangered Species, a Diverse Forest, and the Comorian People.  Action Comores and Union of the Comoros, Mutsamudu, Anjouan, Union of the Comoros.  52 pp.     pdf

Trewhella, W. J., K. M. Rodríguez-Clark, N. Corp, A. Entwistle, S. R. T. Garrett, E. F. Granek, K. L. Lengel, M. J. Raboude, P. F. Reason, and B. J. Sewall 2005.  Environmental education as a component of multidisciplinary conservation programs:  lessons from conservation initiatives for critically endangered fruit bats in the western Indian Ocean.  Conservation Biology 19: 75-85.     pdf

Sewall, B. J., E. F. Granek, and W. J. Trewhella 2003.  The endemic Comoros Islands fruit bat Rousettus obliviosus:  ecology, conservation, and Red List status.  Oryx 37: 344-352.     pdf

Sewall, B. J. and E. F. Granek 2000.  Fruit bats of the Comoros.  Pages 42-43 in Roby, D. and M. B. Dossar. National Strategy and Plan of Action for Biological Diversity.  Ministry of the Environment.  Moroni, Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros. [In French].

Granek, E. F., B. J. Sewall, C. Moser, J. Talbot, J. McGann, and M. Myers (editors), 1999.  Environmental Education Guide:  A Resource for Teachers of All Grade Levels.  United States Peace Corps, United States Agency for International Development, Benin Ministry of Education, Benin Ministry of the Environment, Cotonou: Benin (West Africa).  255 pages.  [In French].