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Louise H. Emmons

Research Associate

Phone:
202-633-1249

Education

  • Ph.D.: Cornell University, 1975
  • B.A.: Sarah Lawrence College, 1965

Research Interests

I study the ecology and distribution of tropical mammals, and have worked chiefly in Gabon, Sabah (Borneo), Peru, and Bolivia. A driving interest has been in the assemblage characteristics of high-diversity tropical mammal communities. My taxonomic research focuses on the New World rodent family Echimyidae (spiny rats). Current field research comprises a long term study of the mammal faunas at the savanna-forest interface in Parque Nacional Noel Kempff Mercado, Bolivia (in its 18th year). 

Publications

Article
Chapter
  • Emmons, Louise H. 2016. "Family Abrocomidae (Chinchilla Rats and Inca Rats)." in Lagomorphs and Rodents I, edited by Wilson, Don E., Lacher, T. E., Jr., and Mittermeier, Russell A., 488–497. Handbook of the Mammals of the World;v.6. Barcelona: Lynx Editions.
  • Emmons, Louise H. 2015. "Genus Juscelinomys." in Mammals of South America Volume 2: Rodents, edited by Patton, J. L., Pardiñas, U. F. J., and D'Elía, G., 225–228. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Emmons, Louise H., Leite, Y. L. R., and Patton, James L. 2015. "Family Echimyidae." in Mammals of South America Volume 2: Rodents, edited by Patton, James L., Pardiñas, Ulyses F. J., and D'Elía, Guillermo., 877–1022. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Patton, J. L. and Emmons, Louise H. 2015. "Family Dasyproctidae Bonapart, 1838." in Mammals of South America Volume 2: Rodents, edited by Patton, J. L., Pardiñas, U. F. J., and D'Elía, G., 733–762. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Patton, J. L. and Emmons, Louise H. 2015. "Family Abrocomidae G. S. Miller and Gidley, 1918." in Mammals of South America Volume 2: Rodents, edited by Patton, J. L., Pardiñas, U. F. J., and D'Elía, G., 805–818. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Emmons, Louise H. 2013. "Genus Epixerus; Funisciurus anerythrus, F. isabella, F. lemniscatus, F. pyrrhopus, Heliosciurus rufobrachium; Genus Myosciurus; Genus Protoxerus." in Mammals of Africa, edited by Happold, David C. D., 44–90. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Emmons, Louise H. 2013. "Environmental influences on maned wolf ecology in Bolivia." in Ecology and Conservation of the Maned Wolf: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Consorte-McCrea, Adriana G. and Ferraz, E., 221–234. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis Group, CRC Press.
  • Castro, José Miguel and Emmons, Louise H. 2012. "Variation in Diet and Resources." in The Maned Wolves of Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, edited by Emmons, Louise H., 37–55. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.639.37
  • Deem, Sharon L., Bronson, Ellen, Angulo, Sixto, Acosta, Veronica, Murray, Suzan, Robbins, Richard G., Giger, Urs, Rothschild, Bruce, and Emmons, Louise H. 2012. "Morbidity and Mortality." in The Maned Wolves of Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, edited by Emmons, Louise H., 77–89. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.639.77
  • Emmons, Louise H. 2012. "Synthesis." in The Maned Wolves of Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, edited by Emmons, Louise H., 117–124. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.639.117

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Conference
  • Bronson, Ellen, Emmons, Louise H., Murray, Suzan, Dubovi, E. J., and Deem, Sharon L. 2005. "Health survey of Maned Wolves (Chrysocyon brachyurus) and domestic dogs in the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, Bolivia." In Joint Conference - American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, 215–218.
  • Emmons, Louise H. 1997. "A revision of the genera of arboreal echimyid rodents (Echimyidae, Echimyinae)." In Seventh International Theriological Congress (Abstracts), 96.
Book
  • Emmons, Louise H. 2002. Tupai: A field study of treeshrews in Borneo. University of California Press.
  • Emmons, Louise H. 2000. Tupai: A field study of Bornean Treeshrews. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Emmons, Louise H. and Feer, François. 1999. Mamíferos de los bosques húmedos de América tropical: Una guía de campo. Santa Cruz, Bolivia: Editorial F.A.N.
  • Emmons, Louise H., Whitney, B., and Ross, D. 1998. Sounds of Neotropical rainforest mammals: An audio field guide. Ithaca: Cornell Laboratory of Natural Sounds.
  • Emmons, Louise H. and Feer, François. 1997. Neotropical rainforest mammals: A field guide. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Emmons, Louise H. and Feer, François. 1990. Neotropical rainforest mammals: A field guide. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Thesis
  • Emmons, Louise H. 1975. "Ecology and behavior of African rainforest squirrels." Cornell University.