Dana Lee


Danyelle (Dana) N. Lee, Ph.D. student.

Major advisor: Ronald A. Van Den Bussche.

Conservation Genetics, Systematics and Evolution of bats.


M.Sc. 2009, Angelo State University

Phone: 405-744-5555

Email: dana.lee10@okstate.edu

Specific Interests

"I am interested in the genetic variation within and among bat populations.  My dissertation is focused on determining the population connectivity of the Ozark Big-Eared Bat in Oklahoma and Arkansas in order to better manage this endangered species."



  • $4200 from Bat Conservation International Student Research Scholarship. Dissertation Title: Genetic structure of Ozark Big-eared bat (Corynorhinchus townsendi ingens) populations and establishment of a non-invasive population monitoring program.


Selected publications

  • Lee, D. N., R. W. Dolman, and D. M. Leslie Jr. (in press).  Oryx callotis.  Mammalian Species.

  • Lee, D. N., J. B. Lack, R. A. Van Den Bussche, and J. M. Long.  2012.  Importance of tributary streams for rainbow trout reproduction: insights from a small stream in Georgia and a bi-genomic approach.  River Research and Applications 28: 1587-1593.

  • Lee, D. N, M. Papes, and R. A. Van Den Bussche. 2012.  Present and potential future distribution of common vampire bats in the Americas and the associated risk to cattle. PLoS ONE, 7: e42466.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042466.

  • Lee, D. N., J. M. Howell, and R. A. Van Den Bussche.  2012.  Development and characterization of 15 polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite loci for Townsend’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii) and cross amplification in Rafinesque’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii).  Conservation Genetics Resources 4: 429-433.

  • Ammerman, L. K., D. N. Lee, and T. M. Tipps.  2012.  First molecular phylogenetic insights into the evolution of bats in the subfamily Molossinae (Mammalia, Chiroptera).  Journal of Mammalogy 93: 12-28.

  • Lee, D.N.  (Preparer).  2011.  Fringe-eared oryx (Oryx callotis).  Pages 199-120 in Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Vol. 2. Hoofed Mammals (D. E. Wilson and R. A. Mittermeier, eds). Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Lee, D. N., R. S. Pfau, and L. K. Ammerman.  2010.  Taxonomic Status of the Davis Mountains Cottontail, Sylvilagus robustus (Lagomorpha: Leporidae) revealed by amplified fragment length polymorphism.  Journal of Mammalogy 91:1473-1483.