Luke Dodd

Luke Dodd

Adjunct Faculty

luke.dodd@eku.edu
Phone (859) 622-2523
Dr. Luke Dodd at EKU

Eastern Kentucky University
349 Moore Building
521 Lancaster Avenue Richmond KY 40475

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

Eastern Kentucky University

Education

  • Ph.D., Entomology, University of Kentucky, 2010
  • M.S., Forestry, University of Kentucky, 2006
  • B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, Arkansas Tech University, 2004

Research Interests

Broadly, I am interested in management and conservation of our natural resources. Much of my career has focused on understanding the impacts of land management on bats and their insect prey. Given the global ubiquity and ecological significance of insects, as well as the primary role that predators such as bats play in depredating insects, these trophic linkages are important and in need of increased depth and breadth of study. My students pursue a wide variety of field and lab-based projects. If you have an interest in my lab’s work, please visit my EKU profile or my lab’s website.

Recent Publications

Dodd, L.E., M.J. Lacki, J.S. Johnson, and L.K. Rieske. 2015. Prey size and dietary niche of Rafinesque’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii). Southeastern Naturalist, 14, 685-696.

Lacki, M.J., L.E. Dodd, R.S. Toomey, S.C. Thomas, Z.L. Couch, and B.S. Nichols. 2015. Body condition of cave-hibernating bats during staging and swarming in Mammoth Cave National Park, Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 6:xx–xx, e1944-687X, doi: 10.3996/042015-JFWM-033.

Dodd, L.E., M.J. Lacki, D.C. Cox, and L.K. Rieske. 2014. Prey consumed by bats across Central Appalachia prior to the detection of White-nose Syndrome. Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 75, 85-93.

Fulton, S.A., L.E. Dodd, and L.K. Rieske. 2014. Riparian habitats are important to foraging bats in the Bluegrass Region’s urban parks. Urban Naturalist, 3, 1-13.

Dodd, L.E., Z. Cornett, A. Smith, and L.K. Rieske. 2013. Variation in lepidopteran occurrence in hemlock-dominated and deciduous-dominated forests of Central Appalachia. The Great Lakes Entomologist, 46, 1-12.

Dodd, L.E., and L.F. Faust. 2013. Seasonal occurrence and habitat affiliations of Lampyridae at Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky. Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science, 74, 41-42.

Dodd, L.E., M.A. Floyd, and D.A. Etnier. 2013. Seasonal occurrence and habitat affiliations of Trichoptera at Mammoth Cave National Park, In: Proceedings of Mammoth Cave National Park’s 10th Research Symposium, ed. S.R. Trimboli, Mammoth Cave National Park, Pp. 44-49 (of 207 p). 

Dodd, L.E., and L. K. Rieske. 2013. Variation in nocturnal Lepidoptera and other insects in a second-growth forest. Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science, 74, 3-9.

Dodd, L.E., N. S. Skowronski, M. B. Dickinson, M. J. Lacki, and L. K. Rieske. 2013. Using LiDAR to link forest canopy structure with bat activity and insect occurrence: preliminary findings, In: Proceedings of Mammoth Cave National Park’s 10th Research Symposium, ed. S.R. Trimboli, Mammoth Cave National Park, Pp. 50-57 (of 207 p).