Publications

Research

 

 

herpetology, population ecology, conservation genetics, natural history of the Sonoran Desert, evolutionary physiology, learning assessment, STEM education pedagogy

 

 

 

 

 Recent projects include

  • Natural history and population ecology of Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum) in and near Saguaro National Park. Several students, including Brian Park, Nick Massimo, Darren Anderson, Kris Ratzlaff, Kim Baker, Tommaso Cioni, Sarah Humphrey, Nick Gengler (NAU), Corina Yeh, have been instrumental in this research. Don Swann of the National Park Service and Cecil Schwalbe (USGS) have been key participants as well. Cooperation with citizen scientists has allowed us to greatly increase the number and distribution of Gila monster observations. Support from the Friends of Saguaro National Park, from the Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit, and from the Western National Parks Association funds our work.
  • Microsatellite development for study of population structure and conservation genetics of canyon treefrogs and Gila monsters with Taylor Edwards, Michael Hess, Dave Edmunds, Victoria Farrar, Lauren Harris, the Tucson Herpetological Society and others.
  • Assessment of outreach and service learning efforts of UA College of Science faculty, staff, and students.
  • Prevalence of chytrid fungus among populations of canyon treefrogs (Hyla arenicolor) (Kim Baker, MS 2010, UA SNRE).
  • Functional morphology and evolution of the vertebrate inner ear using the diversity present among lizard taxa as a study system. Chris Bergevin, formerly post-doc in Math at U. Arizona and now at York University (postdoc at Columbia University), is the project leader. David Velenovsky of UA Speech, Hearing, and Language Sciences is also very involved in the project.

 

 

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Baierl, T-M., K. Bonine, B. Johnson, and F.X. Bogner. In Review. Effects of informal learning on science motivation, fascination, and system knowledge at Biosphere 2. International Journal of Science Education.

Farrar, V., T. Edwards, K. E. Bonine. 2017. Elusive does not always equal rare: genetic assessment of a protected Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) population in Saguaro National Park, Arizona. Amphibia-Reptilia 38:1-14, doi: 10.1163/15685381-00003079

Sagarin, R. D., J. Adams, C. A. Blanchette, R. C. Brusca, J. Chorover, J. E. Cole, F. Micheli, A. Munguia-Vega, C. M. Rochman, K. Bonine, J. van Haren, and P.A. Troch. 2016. Between control and complexity: opportunities and challenges for marine mesocosms. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14:1–8, doi: 10.1002/fee.1313

Bergevin, C., W. Dong, L. Carney, D. S. Velenovsky, K. E. Bonine, and J. L. Jarchow. 2013. Comparative auditory biomechanics probed by otoacoustic emissions. J. Acoustical Society of America 133:3509.

Hess, M. R., T. Edwards, D. A. Edmunds, K. E. Bonine. 2013. Characterization of STR/microsatellite primers for the Gila monster, Heloderma suspectum screened from paired-end Illumina shotgun sequencing. Conservation Genetics Resources 5:1121-1123.

Bergevin, C., W. Dong, L. Carney, D. S. Velenovsky, K. E. Bonine, and J. L. Jarchow. 2013. Comparative auditory biomechanics probed by otoacoustic emissions. J. Acoustical Society of America 133:3509.

Bergevin, C., D. S. Velenovsky, K. E. Bonine. 2011. Coupled, active oscillators and lizard otoacoustic emissions. AIP Conference Proceedings 1403:453-460.

Bergevin, C., D. S. Velenovsky, and K. E. Bonine. 2010. Tectorial membrane morphological variation: effects upon stimulus frequency otoacoustic emissions. Biophysical Journal 99:1064-1072.

Edwards, T., C. J. Jarchow, C. A. Jones, and K. E. Bonine. 2010. Tracing genetic lineages of captive desert tortoises in Arizona. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:801-807.

Amarello, M., K. E. Bonine, and D. Lazcano. 2008. Factors influencing the antipredator behavior of Mexican lance-headed rattlesnakes (Crotalus polystictus) toward humans. Pp. 229-234 in W. K. Hayes, K. R. Beaman, M. D. Cardwell, and S. P. Bush (eds.), The Biology of Rattlesnakes. Loma Linda University Press, Loma Linda, California. Melissa Amarello was an Honors Student in my laboratory and this publication is the fruition of her Honors Thesis research.

Daniel, J. A., K. A. Baker, and K. E. Bonine. 2006. Retention rates of surface and implantable marking methods in the Mediterranean house gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus), with notes on capture methods and rates of skin shedding. Herpetological Review 37:319–321. Jeremy Daniel was an undergraduate in my Herpetology course and this publication was the fruition of his course research project.

Bonine K. E., E. F. Enderson, and R. L. Bezy. 2006. Imantodes gemmistratus (Central American Tree Snake), Geographic Distribution. Herpetological Review 37:363.

E. F. Enderson, Bonine K. E., and R. L. Bezy. 2006. Gyalopion canum (Chihuahuan Hook-nosed Snake), Geographic Distribution. Herpetological Review 37:362.

Bonine K. E., T. T. Gleeson, and T. Garland, Jr. 2005. Muscle fiber-type variation in lizards (Squamata) and phylogenetic reconstruction of hypothesized ancestral states. J. Experimental Biology 208:4529-4547.

Bonine K. E., E. W. Stitt, G. L. Bradley, and J. J. Smith. 2004. Crotalus atrox (Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake) entrapment and opportunistic courtship. Herpetological Review 35:176-177.

Jung, R. E., K. E. Bonine, M. L. Rosenshield, A. de la Reza, S. Raimondo, and S. Droege. 2002. Evaluation of canoe surveys for anurans along the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park, Texas. Journal of Herpetology. 36:390-397.

Bonine K. E., T. T. Gleeson, and T. Garland, Jr. 2001. Comparative analysis of fiber-type composition in the iliofibularis muscle of phrynosomatid lizards (Squamata). Journal of Morphology 250:265-280.

Bonine, K. E., G. H. Dayton, and R. E. Jung. 2001. Attempted predation of Couch’s spadefoot (Scaphiopus couchii) juveniles by ants (Aphaenogaster cockerelli). Southwestern Nat. 46:104-106.

Bonine, K. E., and T. Garland, Jr. 1999. Sprint performance of phrynosomatid lizards, measured on a high-speed treadmill, correlates with hindlimb length. Journal of Zoology, London 248:255-265.

Smith, H. M., D. Chiszar, A. Chiszar, D. L. Auth, J. Auth, C. Henke, C. E. Bock, J. H. Bock, J. A. Rybak, R. L. Holland, K. Bonine, and G. J. Watkins-Colwell. 1998. Slevin's bunch grass lizard (Sceloporus slevini) decimated on the Sonoita Plain, Arizona. Herpetological Review 29:225-226.

Chapters in scholarly books & monographs

Bonine, K. E. 2008. Gourmet to Galapagos: experiential learning in the sciences. Chapter 4 in P. A. Machonis, ed. Shatter the Glassy Stare: Implementing Experiential Learning in Higher Education, Place as Text Series, National Collegiate Honors Council, Monographs in Honors Education.

Bonine K. E. 2007. Physiological correlates of lizard foraging mode. Ch. 3 in S. Reilly, L. McBrayer, and D. Miles, eds. Lizard Ecology: The Evolutionary Consequences of Foraging Mode. Cambridge Press.

Other publications & products

The benefits of team-building and student empowerment for diverse REU cohorts. Poster Abstract, AGU Annual Meeting, December 2019. Katerina Dontsova, Kevin E Bonine, and Katherine Morgan. (https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/webprogrampreliminary/Paper614003.html)

EarthConnections Geoscience Pathways: An Ecosystem Supporting Learning from K to Career. Poster Abstract, AGU Annual Meeting, December 2019. C. A. Manduca, Kevin E Bonine, Donna J Charlevoix, Rajul Pandya, Margie Turrin (https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/602358)

Immersive undergraduate research experiences: maximizing benefits for diverse students. Poster Abstract, AGU Annual Meeting, December 2018. Katerina Dontsova, Kevin E Bonine, Rebecca Lee Batchelor, and Carolyn Brinkworth (https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/421217)

Accessible Science and Technology: Augmented Reality Simulations Have Positive Impact on Visitor Experience at Biosphere 2. Poster Abstract, AGU Annual Meeting, December 2018. Erin Mae Magoffie, Kevin E Bonine, Adam K Chmurzynski, Katherine Morgan and John Adams (https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/461376)

EarthConnections Pathways: Linking Geoscience Learning and Community Involvement to Develop Community Science Literacy. Poster Abstract, AGU Annual Meeting, December 2018. C. A. Manduca, Tahlia Bear, Kevin E Bonine, Donna J Charlevoix, Ellen Iverson, Barbara Nagle, Rajul Pandya, Karen Peterman, Margie Turrin, J Taber (https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/454208)

Bonine, K. E. and Dontsova, K. 2018. Pathways, Research, & Broader Impacts Converge at Biosphere 2: The Value of Context for an REU Site. Poster presented at NSF REU Geosciences PI meeting in Boulder, CO.

Bonine, K., C. Brinkworth, R. Haacker, H. Lazrus, D. Wildcat, K. Whyte. 2018. Integrating Indigenous and Western knowledge to transform learning and discovery in the geosciences. Poster presented at NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot, January PI meeting. Arlington, VA.

Bonine, K. E. and Dontsova, K. 2016. Effective REU at Remote Site: Biosphere 2 Earth Systems Research for Environmental Solutions. Poster for GEO REU Workshop, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research – Center for Science Education. Boulder, Colorado.

Dontsova, K., K. E. Bonine, M. Pavao-Zuckerman, B. Paavo, D. Hogan, E. Oberg, and J. Gay. 2015. Multilevel approach to mentoring in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs. Poster abstract ED13D-0908 presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, Calif., 14-18 Dec.

iNaturalist citizen science research project website: Gila Monsters at Saguaro National Park. 2015 (http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/gila-monsters-at-saguaro-national-park)

Mt. Lemmon Science Tour App. 2015. UA College of Science & Madden Media. Contributor. (www.visittucson.org/mtlemmonsciencetour)

Park, B. and K. E. Bonine. 2012. Ecology and natural history of Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum) at Saguaro National Park: a collaborative study at the wildland-urban interface. Unpublished year-end report submitted to Saguaro National Park, Friends of Saguaro National Park, and the Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit. 112 pp.

HerpCount.org, Citizen Science Initiative, co-Creator, 2011-2013

Park, B. and K. E. Bonine. 2011. Reptiles and amphibians of Saguaro National Park’s Cactus Forest Loop Drive, NPS and National Geographic BioBlitz (poster)

Park, B. and K. E. Bonine. 2011. Gila monsters! Rincon Mountain District, Saguaro National Park, NPS and National Geographic BioBlitz (poster)

Park, B. and K. E. Bonine. 2011. Ecology and natural history of Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum) in Saguaro National Park, 2009-2010. Unpublished year-end report submitted to Saguaro National Park and Friends of Saguaro National Park. 53 pp.

Weiss, M., T. Edwards, and K. Bonine. 2010. An assessment of genetic markers for use in Gila monster conservation. First Annual Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Undergraduate Poster Session (April 2010). Weiss was awarded First Place in the Emerging Research category for this poster. He was also selected as the Outstanding Graduating Senior in EEB in spring 2010.

Bergevin, C., D. Velenovsky, and K. E. Bonine. 2010. Otacoustic emission temperature dependence across the Lacertilia, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 33rd Annual Midwinter Research Meeting (poster)

Bonine, K. E., T. Edwards, C. Schirmer, J. Fillinger, and K. Ratzlaff. 2008. Distribution and phylogeography of the canyon treefrog (Hyla arenicolor) in the Rincon Mountains, Arizona. Sonoran Herpetologist 21:106-109. Schirmer, Fillinger, and Ratzlaff are all former students whom I advised on undergraduate research projects. This paper represents much of their work.

Swann, D. E., K. E. Bonine, and R. A. Repp. 2007. The longhorn: Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum). Sonoran Herpetologist 20:80-81.

Bonine, K. E. 2006. Yarrow’s spiny lizards (Sceloporus jarrovii) on Lizard Rock, Santa Catalina Mountains, Pima County, Arizona: adventures of a diaper-bag-toting herpetologist. Sonoran Herpetologist 19:78-79.

Edwards, T., K. E. Bonine, C. Ivanyi, and R. Prescott. 2005. The molecular origins of spiny-tailed iguanas (Ctenosaura) on the grounds of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Sonoran Herpetologist 18:122-125.

Bezy, R. L., E. F. Enderson, and K. E. Bonine. 2004. Tlaconete Pinto Pseudoeurycea bellii (Gray, 1850) Arizona’s lost salamander. Sonoran Herpetologist 17:119-122.

Bonine, K. E. 2004. Book Review of Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity (E. R. Pianka and L. J. Vitt. 2003). Sonoran Herpetologist 17:95-96.

Bonine K. E. and C.R. Schwalbe. 2003. Herpetofauna inventory at Madrona Pools, Chimenea Creek, Rincon Mountain District, Saguaro National Park. Report submitted to National Park Service. 26 pp.

Bell, D.M. and Bonine K. E., Herpetological inventory 2002 final draft report. Submitted to NPS Inventory and Monitoring Program, USGS Sonoran Desert Field Station, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 16 pp.

Phrynosomatid lizards show parallel variation in sprint speed and muscle fiber-type properties. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Chicago, January 2001. Best Student Poster Award.

Fiber-type variation in the iliofibularis muscle of phrynosomatid lizards. American Physiological Society, ‘The Integrative Biology of Exercise,’ Portland, Maine, September 2000. (poster)

Bonine, K. E., and E. D. Clotfelter. 1997. Phylogenetic approaches in animal behavior. Book Review of Phylogenies and the Comparative Method in Animal Behavior (ed. by Emilia P. Martins) 1996. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 10:683-685.