Biology & Marine Biology

Faculty & Staff

Wm. David Webster, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Research, and Infrastructure and Professor and Curator of Mammals

Ph.D., Zoology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 1983
M.S., Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1978
B.S., Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, 1976
Bear Hall 109 | (910) 962-3756 | 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5915

My research primarily involves the evolution, systematics, and ecology of New World mammals, especially rats, bats, and shrews. I encourage my students to use a combination of molecular, chromosomal, morphological, and ecological analyses to examine the phylogenetic relationships among closely related taxa.

Ray, D. K., D. W. Freshwater, and W. D. Webster. 2002. Multiplex PCR identification of eastern and Allegheny woodrats in zones of contact. Journal of Wildlife Management, 66:86-90.

Rabon, D. R., Jr., D. K. Sawrey, and W. D. Webster. 2001. Infant ultrasonic vocalizations and parental response in two species of voles (Microtus). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 79:830-837.

Webster, W. D. 2000. Coastal freshwater swamps as mammal refugia: the role of the Great Dismal Swamp, pp. 227-234. In: The natural history of the Great Dismal Swamp (R. K. Rose, ed.). Omni Press, Madison, Wisconsin, ii + 301 pp.

Webster, W.D. 1993. Systematics and evolution of bats of the genus Glossophaga. Special Publications, The Museum, Texas Tech University 36: 1-184.