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Alston, J, D Keinath, C Willis, C Lausen, JM O’Keefe, J Tyburec, H Broders, P Moosman, T Carter, C Chambers, R Gillan, K Geluso, T Weller, D Burles, Q Fletcher, K Norquay, J Goheen. In review. Environmental drivers of body size in North American bats.

Bakken, G, FE Tillman, JM O’Keefe. In review. Methods for assessing artificial thermal refuges: spatiotemporal analysis more informative than averages.

Divoll, TJ, JM O’Keefe, SP Aldrich, and GS Haulton. In review. Forest-dependent Myotis forage in regeneration openings on a managed mixed-oak forest.

Tillman FE, GS Bakken, and JM O’Keefe. In review. Novel design modifications enhance the utility of artificial roosts as conservation tools. Ecological Solutions and Evidence.

Rojas VG, SC Loeb, and JM O’Keefe. In revision. Applying mobile acoustic surveys to model bat occupancy across sinuous routes. Wildlife Society Bulletin.

Bergeson SM, RMR Brigham, and JM O’Keefe. 2021. Free-ranging bats alter thermoregulatory behavior in response to reproductive stage, roost type, and weather. Journal of Mammalogy.

Beilke EB, R Blakey, and JM O’Keefe. 2021. Bats partition activity in space and time in a large, heterogeneous landscape. Ecology and Evolution.

Crawford RD and JM O’Keefe. 2021. Avoiding a conservation pitfall: Considering the risks of unsuitably hot bat boxes. Conservation Science and Practice.

Cable A, JM O’Keefe, J Deppe, T Hohoff, S Taylor, and M Davis. Habitat suitability and connectivity modeling reveal priority areas for Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) conservation in a complex habitat mosaic. Landscape Ecology.


Samoray ST, SN Patterson, JA Weber, and JM O’Keefe. During migration periods, gray bats (Myotis grisescens) use trees as day roosts in North Carolina and Tennessee. Southeastern Naturalist.

Bergeson SM, J Holmes, and JM O’Keefe. Indiana bat roosting behavior differs between urban and rural landscapes. Urban Ecosystems, 23:79–91.


O’Keefe JM, JL Pettit, SC Loeb, W Stiver. White-nose syndrome dramatically altered the summer bat assemblage in a temperate Southern Appalachian forest. Mammalian Biology, 98:146–153.

Rojas VG, JM O’Keefe, SC Loeb. False-positive occupancy models produce less-biased occupancy estimates for a rare and elusive bat species. Journal of Mammalogy.


Hoeh JPS, JM O’Keefe, GS Bakken, and WA Mitchell. In artificial roost comparison, bats show preference for rocket box style. PLoS One.

Arndt RJ, JM O’Keefe, WA Mitchell, JB Holmes, and SL Lima. Do predators influence the behavior of temperate-zone bats? An analysis of competing models of roost emergence times. Animal Behavior.

Divoll TJ and JM O’Keefe. Airport expansion and endangered bats: development and mitigation actions near the Indianapolis International Airport. Transportation Research Record.

Bergeson SM, JM O’Keefe, and GS Haulton. Managed forests provide roosting opportunities for Indiana bats in south-central Indiana. Forest Ecology and Management.

Divoll TJ, V Brown, J Kinne, G McCracken, and JM O’Keefe. Comparing DNA metabarcoding results with replicable methods highlights second-generation workflow biases. Molecular Ecology Resources.


Pettit JL and JM O’Keefe. Day of year, temperature, wind, and precipitation predict timing of bat migration. Journal of Mammalogy.

Rojas VR, JM O’Keefe, and SC Loeb. Baseline capture rates and roosting habits of Myotis septentrionalis (Northern Long-eared Bat) prior to white-nose syndrome detection in the southern Appalachians. Southeastern Naturalist.

O’Keefe JM and S.C. Loeb.Indiana bats roost in ephemeral, fire-dependent pine snags in the southern Appalachian Mountains, USA. Forest Ecology and Management.

Pettit JL and JM O’Keefe. Impacts of white-nose syndrome on a bat community near the Indianapolis Airport, Indiana. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management.


Ruch D.G. et al. (JM O’Keefe is 1 of 14 co-authors contributing equally). Results of the 2015 Hills of Gold Biodiversity Survey, Johnson County, Indiana. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science.

Hammond KR, JM O’Keefe, SP Aldrich, and SC Loeb. A presence-only model of suitable roosting habitat for the endangered Indiana Bat in the Southern Appalachians. PLoS One.


Clement MJ, JM O’Keefe, and BL Walters. N-mixture models for estimating abundance of over-dispersed unmarked animals. Ecosphere.

Kaiser ZDE and JM O’Keefe. Data acquisition varies by bat phonic group for two types of bat detectors when weatherproofed and paired in field settings. Wildlife Society Bulletin.

Kaiser ZDE and JM O’Keefe. Factors affecting acoustic detection and site occupancy of Indiana bats near a known maternity colony. Journal of Mammalogy.


Loeb SC and JM O’Keefe. Indiana bats, northern long-eared bats, and prescribed fire in the Appalachians: challenges and considerations. Proceedings, Wildland Fire in the Appalachians: discussions among managers and scientists. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-199. Asheville, NC, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station.

O’Keefe JM, SC Loeb, HJ Hill, Jr., and JD Lanham. Quantifying clutter: a comparison of four methods and their relationship to bat detection. Forest Ecology and Management.


O’Keefe JM, SC Loeb, PD Gerard, and JD Lanham. Effects of riparian buffer width on activity and detection of common bats in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Wildlife Society Bulletin.

Lima SL and JM O’Keefe. Do predators influence the behavior of bats? Biological Reviews.


Loeb SC and JM O’Keefe. Bats and gaps: the role of early successional patches in the roosting and foraging ecology of bats. Chapter in Sustaining young forest communities: ecology and management of early successional habitats in the central hardwood region, USA, Springer Press.

Whitaker JO, Jr. and JM O’Keefe. Managing forest habitat for bats. Appendix 2 in Vories, K.C., Caswell, A. K., and Price, T. M., eds. Proceedings of Protecting Threatened Bats at Coal Mines: A Technical Interactive Forum.


O’Keefe JM and M LaVoie. Maternity colony of eastern small-footed myotis (Myotis leibii Audubon and Bachman) in a historic building. Southeastern Naturalist.


O’Keefe JM, SC Loeb, JD Lanham, and HS Hill, Jr. Macrohabitat factors affect day roost selection by eastern red bats and eastern pipistrelles in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Forest Ecology and Management.


Loeb SC and JM O’Keefe. Habitat use by forest bats in South Carolina in relation to local, stand, and landscape characteristics. Journal of Wildlife Management.


Gumbert MW, JM O’Keefe, JR MacGregor. Roost site fidelity by Indiana bats in Kentucky. Pg. 143–152 in Proceedings of the Symposium on the Indiana Bat: Biology and Management of an Endangered Species (A. Kurta & J. Kennedy, eds.). Bat Conservation International, Austin, TX.