Maria Eifler

Maria Eifler
  • Collection Manager, Mammalogy Division, Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum

Contact Info

Dyche Hall & PSB
Lawrence, KS 66045


Ph.D. in Systematics & Ecology, University of Kansas, 1998, Lawrence, KS
M.S. in Ecology, University of Tennessee, 1986, Knoxville, TN
B.A. in Psychology with emphasis in Behavioral Biology, Canisius College, 1984, Buffalo, NY

Selected Publications

Eifler D.A., Eifler M.A. (in press) Social foraging in the lizard Ameiva corax. Behavioral Ecology

Hedman H.D., Alvarez H.M., Hanghome G.P.K., Eifler M.A., Eifler D.A. (2014) Reptiles of the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre. ICRF Reptiles & Amphibians 21:73–79

Eifler D.A., Baipidi K., Eifler M.A., Dittmer D., Nguluka, L. (2012) Influence of prey encounter and prey identity on area-restricted searching in the lizard Pedioplanis namaquensis. Journal of Ethology 30:197-200

Eifler D.A., Eifler M.A., Brown T.K. (2012) Habitat selection by foraging Texas horned lizards, Phrynosoma cornutum. Southwestern Naturalist 57(1):39-43

Eifler M.A., Eifler D.A. (2011) Ameiva corax, Little Scrub Island ground lizard, feeding behavior. Herpetological Review 42(2):270-271

Eifler D.A., Eifler M.A. (2010) Use of habitat by the semiaquatic lizard, Norops aquaticus. Southwestern Naturalist 55(3):470-473

Eifler D.A., Eifler M.A. (2010) Characteristics and use of the tail in signaling by the zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides). Southwestern Naturalist 55(1):104-109

Eifler D.A., Eifler M.A., Harris B. (2008) Foraging under the risk of predation in desert grassland whiptail lizards, Aspidoscelis uniparens. Journal of Ethology 26(2):219-223

Eifler D.A., Eifler M.A., Karnes T. (2008) Effect of habitat visibility and displaying by side-blotched lizards (Uta stansburiana). Ethology, Ecology, and Evolution 20:283-289

Eifler D.A., Eifler M.A., Eifler E.N. (2007) Habitat use and movement patterns in the graceful crag lizard, Pseudocordylus capensis. African Zoology 42(2):152-157

Eifler M.A., Slade N.A., Doonan T.J. (2003) The effect of supplemental food on the growth rates of neonatal, young, and adult cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) in northeastern Kansas, USA. Acta Oecologica 24:187-193

Eifler D.A., Eifler M.A. (1999) The influence of prey distribution on the foraging strategy of the lizard Oligosoma grande (Reptilia: Scincidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 45:397-402

Eifler D.A., Eifler M.A. (1999) Foraging behavior and spacing patterns of the lizard Oligosoma grande. Journal of Herpetology 33:632-639

Eifler M.A., Slade N.A. (1999) Effect of weather on individual growth rates in cotton rats, Sigmodon hispidus. Journal of Mammalogy 80:1277-1287

Eifler M.A., Slade N.A. (1998) Activity patterns in relation to body mass and ambient temperature among overwintering cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 76:668-672

Eifler D.A., Eifler M.A. (1998) Foraging behavior and spacing patterns of the lizard Cnemidophorus uniparens. Journal of Herpetology, 32:24-33

Slade N.A., Eifler M.A., Gruenhagen N.M., Davelos A.L. (1993) Differential effectiveness of standard and long Sherman livetraps in capturing small mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 74:156-161

Pfister D.H., Boise J.R., Eifler M.A. (1990) A bibliography of taxonomic mycological literature 1753-1821. Mycologia Memoir no. 17, 161 pp