Personnel: Wyman



Megan Wyman

Position: Postdoctoral ResearcherI

Campus Address:
1334 Academic Surge
Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-5372


Degrees and Experience:

2009-2012: International Postdoctoral Research Fellow (National Science Foundation), Mammal Communication and Cognition Research Group, University of Sussex, UK

2009: Ph.D., Geography, University of California-Davis

2000: B.S., Zoology, Philosophy, and Biological Aspects of Conservation, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests:

Behavior of green sturgeon in relation to habitat preference at spawning sites. The mechanisms and functions of vocal communication in the context of sexual selection, species recognition, and spatial movements.


Wyman, MT, Frey, R, Johnston, M, Schofield, M, and Reby, D. (in prep) Comparative analysis of vocal production anatomy in relation to age, size, sex, and species within three polygynous deer species.

Wyman, MT, Locatelli, Y, Charlton, BD, and Reby, D. (in prep) Female response to conspecific, heterospecific, and hybrid male mating calls in Japanese sika deer (Cervus nippon nippon).

Garcia, M, Charlton, BD, Wyman, MT, Fitch, T, and Reby, D. (submitted) Do red deer stags use roar pitch to assess rivals?

Herbst, CT, Herzel, H, Švec, JG, Wyman, MT, and Fitch, WT. (in press) Visualization of system dynamics with phasegrams. Royal Society Interface

Lingle, S, Wyman, MT, Kotrba, R, Teichroeb, LJ, and Romanow, CA. 2012. What makes a cry a cry? A review of infant distress vocalizations. Current Zoology, 58: 698-726.

Wyman, MT, Mooring, MS, McCowan, B, Penedo, MCT, Reby, D, and Hart, L. 2012. Acoustic cues to size and quality in the vocalizations of male American bison (Bison bison). Animal Behaviour, 84: 1381-1391.

O'Connell-Rodwell, CE, Wood, JD, Wyman, M, Redfield, S, Puria, S, and Hart, LA. 2012. Antiphonal vocal bouts associated with departures in free-ranging African elephant family groups (Loxodonta Africana). Bioacoustics, 21: 215-224.

Wyman, MT, Charlton, B, Locatelli, Y, and Reby, D. 2011. Variability of female responses to conspecific vs. heterospecific male mating calls in polygynous deer: an open door to hybridization? PLoS ONE 6(8): e23296. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023296

Wyman, MT, Mooring, MS, McCowan, B, Penedo, MCT, and Hart, L. 2008. Bellow amplitude of bison reflects male quality, seasonal condition, and motivation. Animal Behaviour, 76:n1625-1639.

Carey, JR, Pinter-Wollman, N, Wyman, M, Müller, HG, Molleman, F, and Zhang, N. 2007. A search for principles of disability using experimental impairment of Drosophila melanogaster. Experimental Gerontology, 42: 166-172.

Select Presentations and Invited Talks:

Wyman, MT and Reby, D. Roars vs. moans: Investigating the role of communication in deer hybridization. Imperial College of London, Silwood Park, Ecology and Evolution seminar series (March 2012)

Wyman, MT and Reby, D. Investigating intra- and intersexual communication in the context of hybridization within two polygynous deer species. International Bioacoustics Congress, Rennes, France (Sept 2011)

Wyman, MT. Acoustic communication in sexual selection and hybridization: Studies in bison and deer." Queen Mary University, London, Neurobiology, Behaviour, and Cognition seminar series (Feb 2011)

Wyman, MT, Mooring, MS, McCown, B, Penedo, MCT, and Hart, L. Bison acoustic communication in the context of sexual selection." Animal Behavior Society, USA (July 2010)

Wyman, MT, Mooring, MS, McCown, B, Penedo, MCT, and Hart, L. Bellow amplitude of bison (Bison bison) reflects male quality, motivation, and seasonal condition." International Bioacoustics Congress, Pavia, Italy (Sept 2007)

O'Connell-Rodwell, CE, Wyman, MT, Redfield, S, and Hart, L. Conversational patterns of vocal communication in African elephant herds." Acoustical Society of America, USA (May 2004)

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