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  • *Dunn, K. N., Davis, S. R., Herhold, H. W., Stanger-Hall, K. F., Bybee, S. M., & Branham, M. A. (2022). Morphological changes in the tracheal system associated with light organs of the firefly Photinus pyralis (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) across life stages. PloSone17(6), e0268112.

  • *Powell, G.S., *Saxton, N.A., *Pacheco, Y.M., Stanger-Hall, K.F., Martin, G.J., Kusy, D., Felipe Lima Da Silveira, L., Bocak, L., Branham, M.A. and Bybee, S.M. (2022). Beetle bioluminescence outshines extant aerial predators. Proceedings of the Royal Society B289(1979), 20220821.

  • *Hending, D., Seiler, M. & Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2020). The Vocal Repertoire of the Northern Giant Mouse Lemur (Mirza zaza) in Captivity. International Journal of Primatology 41, 732–763.

  • Silveira, L.F.L., Khattar, G., Vaz, S., Wilson, V.A., Souto, P.M., Mermudes, J.R.M., Stanger-Hall, K.F., Macedo, M.V., Monteiro, R.F. (2020). Natural history of the fireflies of the Serra dos Órgãos mountain range (Brazil: Rio de Janeiro) – one of the ‘hottest’ firefly spots on Earth, with a key to genera (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), Journal of Natural History 54 (5-6), 275-308.

  • *Nunes, V.C.S., *Souto, P.M., Minelli, A., Stanger-Hall, K.F., Silveira, L.F.L. (2020). Antennomere numbers in fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae): unique patterns and tentative explanations. Zoologischer Anzeiger.

  • *Martin, G.J., Stanger-Hall, K.F., Branham, M.A., Da Silveira, L.F., Lower, S.E., Hall, D.W., Li, X.Y., Lemmon, A.R., Moriarty Lemmon, E. and Bybee, S.M. (2019). Higher-Level Phylogeny and Reclassification of Lampyridae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea). Insect Systematics and Diversity, 3(6), p.ixz024.

  • Seiler M., *Hending, D., Stanger-Hall. K.F. (2019). Spacing and mate attraction: Sex-specific function of advertisement calls in the northern giant mouse lemur (Mirza zaza). Folia Primatologica 19:1-18.

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F., Oakley, T.H. (2019). Bioluminescent Signals. In: Choe, J.C. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (2nd ed.). vol. 1, pp. 449–461. Elsevier, Academic Press.

  • Fallon, T.R., Lower, S.E., Chang, C-H, Bessho-Uehara, M., Martin, G.J., Bewick, A.J., Behringer, M. Debat, H.J., Wong, I., Day, J.C., Suvorov, A., Silva, C.J., Stanger-Hall, K.F., Hall, D.W., Schmitz, R.J., Nelson, D.R., Lewis, S.M., Shigenobu, S., Bybee, S.M., Larracuente, A.M., Oba, Y., Weng, J.K. (2018). Firefly genomes illuminate parallel origins of bioluminescence in beetles. 10.7554/eLife.36495.

  • *Lower, S.E., Stanger-Hall, K.F., Hall, D.W. (2018). Molecular variation across populations of a widespread North American firefly, Photinus pyralis, reveals that coding changes do not underlie flash color variation or associated visual sensitivity. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18:129.

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F, *Sander, S.E, **Lundberg, L., **Hopkins, A., **Pallansch, J., Hall, D.W.  (2018). The evolution of sexual signal mode and associated sensor morphology in fireflies (Lampyridae, Coleoptera). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

  • *Lower, S.S., Johnston, J.S., Stanger-Hall, K.F., Hjelmen, C.E., Hanrahan, S.J., **Korunes, K., Hall, D.W. (2017). Genome size in North American Fireflies: Substantial variation likely driven by neutral processes. Genome Biology and Evolution 9(6): 1499-1512.

  • Hall, D. W., *Sander, S.E., **Pallansch, J.C. , Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2016). The evolution of adult light emission color in North American fireflies. Evolution 70: 2033-2048.

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F., Lloyd, J.E. (2015). Flash signal evolution in Photinus fireflies: Character displacement and signal exploitation in a visual communication system. Evolution 69(3): 666-682. DOI: 10.1111/evo.12606. Evolution ONLINE

  • *Sung, S., Shen, J., Stanger-Hall, K.F., Wiegert, C., Li, W., Brown, S., Robertson, T. (2015). Research and Teaching: Toward Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Using Osmotic Pressure as an Example for Analyzing Textbook Explanations. J. College Science Teaching, 44(4): 76-87.

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F., *Wenner, J. (2014). Self-reported religious conflict and learning of evolution. The American Biology Teacher 76(2): 101-108.

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2012). Multiple Choice Exams: An Obstacle for Higher-Level Thinking in Introductory Science Classes. CBE Life Sci. Education 11(3): 294-306. doi: 10.1187/cbe.11-11- 0100.

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F., Merriam, J., Greuling, R-A. (2012). The Case of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. The scientific process and how it relates to every-day life, pp.173-181 in Science Stories: Using case studies to teach critical thinking. CF Herreid, NA Schiller, KF Herreid Eds. NSTA Press, Arlington, VA.

  • *South, A., Stanger-Hall, K.F., Jeng, M.L., Lewis, S.M. (2011). Correlated evolution of female neoteny and flightlessness with male nuptial gift donation in fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Evolution 65(4): 1099-1113. [South and Stanger-Hall share first authorship].

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F., Hall, D.W. (2011). Abstinence-only education and teen pregnancy rates: Why we need comprehensive sex education in the U.S. PLoS ONE 6(10): e24658. Voted a PLOS ONE Favorite (Dec 2021).

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F., Shockley,  F.W., *Wilson, R. (2011). Teaching students how to study: a workshop on information processing and self-testing helps students learn. CBE Life Sciences Education 10:187-198.

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F, Lang, S., Maas, M. (2010). Facilitating Learning in Large Lecture Classes: Testing the “Teaching Team” Approach to Peer Learning. CBE Life Sciences Education 9: 489-503.

  • Lemmon, A., Brown, J., Stanger-Hall, K.F., Lemmon, E. (2009). The effects of ambiguous data in Likelihood-Based Phylogenetics. Systematic Biology 58(1): 130-145.

  • *Hedtke, S.M., Stanger-Hall, K.F., Baker, R.J., Hillis, D.M. (2008). All-male sexuality: origin and maintenance of androgenesis in the Asian clam Corbicula. Evolution 62 (5): 119-1136.

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F., Lloyd J.E., Hillis, D.M., (2007). Phylogeny of North American fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) with implications for the evolution of light signals. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 33-49.

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F., Merriam, J., Greuling, R-A. (2007). The Case of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. The scientific process and how it relates to every-day life. J. College Science Teaching 37(1): 12-16. Link

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2005). Accommodation or Prediction? Science 308: 1409. DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5727.1409c

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F., *Zelmer, D.A., **Bergren,C.,**Burns, S.A (2001). Taste discrimination in a Lizard (Anolis carolinensis, Polychrotidae). Copeia 2: 490-498. 

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F., Cunningham, C.W. (1998). Support for a monophyletic Lemuriformes: over-coming incongruence between data partitions.  Molecular Biology and Evolution 15(11): 1572-1577. Link

  • Stanger-Hall, K.F. (1997).  Phylogenetic affinities among the extant Malagasy Lemurs based on morphology and behavior. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 4: 163-194. Link

  • Stanger, K.F., Coffman,B., Izard, M.K. (1995).  Reproduction in Coquerel's Dwarf lemur (Mirza coquereli) in captivity. American Journal of Primatology, 36: 223-237.

  • Stanger, K. F. (1995).  Vocalizations of some cheirogaleid prosimians evaluated in a phylogenetic context, pp. 353-376 in Creatures of the Dark: The Nocturnal Prosimians.L. Alterman, G. A. Doyle, M. K. Izard, eds. Plenum Press.

  • Macedonia, J. M., Stanger, K.F. (1994).  Phylogeny of the Lemuridae Revisited: Evidence from the Structure of their Communication Signals (A Preliminary Study). Folia Primatologica, 63: 1-43.

  • Stanger, K.F., Macedonia, J.M. (1994). The vocalizations of the Aye-Aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) in captivity. Folia Primatologica, 62: 160-169.

  • Stanger, K.F. (1989). A comparative approach to the organization of vocal communication in nocturnal prosimians. Human Evolution, 4: 181-185.



  • Faust, L., DeCock, R., Stanger-Hall, K.F., *Marion, Z., *Sander, S. (2012). Allegheny National Forest June 2012 Firefly Survey, Forrest and Warren Counties, PA. In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Allegheny National Forest. Forest Service Agreement 12-DG-11091900-011. 



  • *Pacheco,Y.M., Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2022). Firefly antennal sensilla. International Firefly Symposium, Novo de Gaia, Portugal, June 15-18, 2022.

  • *Popecki, M., Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2022). Investigating the role of pigments in firefly signal color. 2022 International Firefly Symposium, Novo de Gaia, Portugal, June 15-18, 2022. Honorable Mention for Best Student Oral Presentation!

  • *Pacheco,Y.M., McHugh, J.V., Bybee, S.M, Branham, M., Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2019). Sexual Dimorphism of Antennal Sensory Structures in Photinus pyralis? Poster, Entomological Society of America, St. Louis, MO. November 17-20, 2019.

  • **Hull, R., Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2019). The Lampyrids of Cherokee County, GA. Talk, CURO Research Symposium, Athens, GA.

  • **Dolinski, D., Heyduk, K., Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2019). Is Luciferase the only factor in firefly bioluminescence? Poster, CURO Research Symposium, Athens, GA.

  • *Martin, G., Stanger-Hall. K.F., Branham, M., Bybee, S. (2018). Illumination: Stories in firefly evolution. First International Symposium on the Elateroidea, Entomological Society of America, International Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, November 10-14, 2018.

  • Lower, S., Stanger-Hall, K.F. et al. (2018). Firefly genomes illuminate parallel origins of bioluminescence in beetles. First International Symposium on the Elateroidea, Entomological Society of America, International Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, November 10-14, 2018.

  • *Owens, ACS, Lower, S.S., Stanger-Hall, K.F., Lewis, S. (2018). Does light pollution impact the flash color of Photinus pyralis fireflies? 55th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. August 2-6, 2018. 

  • **McCabe, A., Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2018). Addition of European Fireflies to Existing American Firefly Phylogeny Using DNA Extraction and Sequencing. CURO Symposium, Athens, GA.

  • *Martin, G.J., Silveira, L., Hall, D.W., Li, X., Branham, M., Stanger-Hall, K.F., Bybee, S.M. (2017). Anchored hybrid enrichment analysis of Lampyrid phylogeny. International Firefly Symposium Taipeh, Taiwan. 

  • **Shah, P., Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2017). Characterizing the species distributions of North American Pyractomena fireflies. CURO Symposium, Athens, GA.

  • **Davis, B., Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2017). The biogeography of North American Photinus fireflies. CURO Symposium, Athens, GA.

  • **Volino, J.G., Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2017). A phylogenetic analysis of Pyractomena fireflies. CURO Symposium, Athens, GA.

  • **Morrison, A.L., Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2017). Pregnancy planning and prevention. CURO Symposium, Athens, GA.

  • ***Williams, T., Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2015). Fireflies from Panama: How are they related to North American fireflies. Presentation at the 2014 Young Dawgs Symposium, UGA.

  • ***Khan, A., Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2014). Placing international firefly specimen on a molecular firefly phylogeny. Presentation at the 2014 Young Dawgs Symposium, UGA.

  • *Bowsher, A.B., Donovan, L.A., Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2014). The evolution of vasculature: a classroom case study for evolution by natural selection. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Botanical Society of America, Boise, Idaho.

  • **Pallansch, J., Hall, D.W. (2014). Bioluminescent color shifts in North American fireflies. Presentation at the 2014 CURO Symposium, UGA.

  • *Sung, S., Shen, J., Stanger-Hall, K. (2012). Improving college students’ interdisciplinary understanding. Paper presented for the annual conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Indianapolis, MN.

  • *Sung, S., Shen, J., Stanger-Hall, K., Wiegert, C., Li, W., Moore, J., Oliver, S., Hodges, G., Brown, S., Robertson, T. (2011). Concept mapping for clarifying big ideas across disciplines. Poster presented at the first annual meeting at the conference of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER), Twin City, MN

  • Shen, J., Wiegert, C., *Sung, S., Stanger-Hall, K., Li, W., Moore, J., Oliver, S., Brown, S., Robertson, T. (2011). Concept mapping to clarify interdisciplinary themes: An example using osmosis. Poster presented at the annual summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), Omaha, Nebraska.

  • **McClure, M., **Blair, D., **Reinhard, L., Stanger-Hall, K.F.  (2002). Phylogenetic relationships of 20 species of North American fireflies based on 16S sequence data. University of Texas, College of Natural Sciences Undergraduate Research Poster Session.

  • **Ortiz, J., Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2004). Is Wolbachia a possible source of sympatric speciation in North American fireflies? University of Texas, College of Natural Sciences Undergraduate Research Poster Session.

  • **Fang, G., **Kao, J., **Lin, D. Stanger-Hall, K.F. (2005). Phylogenetic relationships in the genus Photinus (Lampyridae: Coleoptera). University of Texas, College of Natural Sciences Undergraduate Research Poster Session.