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Thomas DeWitt

DeWitt, Thomas
Thomas DeWitt
Associate Professor
214 WFES
Undergraduate Education
B.Sc. (Biology) Grand Valley State University
Graduate Education
M.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Behavior) Boston University
Ph.D. (Ecology, Evolution & Behavior) Binghamton University (SUNY)

Recent Publications

DeWitt, Thomas J., Thomas M. McCarthy, Denise L. Washick, Anne B. Clark, R. Brian Langerhans. (2018) Predator avoidance behavior in response to turtles and its adaptive value in the freshwater snail Planorbella campanulata, Journal of Molluscan Studies, eyy025, https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyy025.

Chinchilla-Ramírez, M., Borrego, E.J., DeWitt, T.J., Kolomiets, M.V. and Bernal, J.S. (2017), Maize seedling morphology and defence hormone profiles, but not herbivory tolerance, were mediated by domestication and modern breeding. Ann Appl Biol. doi:10.1111/aab.12331

Expanding the phenotypic plasticity paradigm to broader views of trait space and ecological function. Thomas J. DeWitt. Current Zoology. Jul 2016, zow085; DOI: 10.1093/cz/zow085

Santamaria*, C., M. Mateos, T. DeWitt, L.A. Hurtado. 2016. Constrained body shape among highly genetically divergent allopatric lineages of the supralittoral isopod Ligia occidentalis (Oniscidea).  Ecology and Evolution. Free Fulltext

Smith HL, DeWitt TJ (2016)
The northern fluted point complex: technological and morphological evidence of adaptation and risk in the late Pleistocene-Early Holocene Arctic. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. DOI 10.1007/s12520-016-0335-y [PDF]

Areas of Interest

  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Morphometrics and biometry
  • Trait and marker genetics
  • Predation ecology
  • Theoretical modeling
  • Aquatic animals