My vertebrate research seeks to understand vertebrate (especially mammalian) ecology, and behavior using an evolutionary framework. I combine field work with theoretical and phylogenetic analyses. 

Published work:

Brown, Joel S., Burt Kotler, Rosemary J. Smith, and William O. Wirtz. 1988. The effects of owl predation on the foraging behavior of heteromyid rodents. Oecologia 76:408-415.

Kotler, Burt, Joel S. Brown, Rosemary J. Smith, and William O. Wirtz. 1988. The effects of morphology and body size on rates of owl predation on desert rodents. Oikos 53:145-152.

Smith, Rosemary J. and Joel S. Brown. 1991. A practical technique for measuring the behavior of foraging animals. The American Biology Teacher 53 (4): 236-242.

Smith, Rosemary J. 1995. Harvest rates and escape speeds in two coexisting species of montane ground squirrels. Journal of Mammalogy 76:189-195.

Bihr, Keeley and Rosemary J. Smith. 1998. Structure, location, and contents of burrows of two montane ground squirrels, Spermophilus lateralis and Tamias minimus. The Southwestern Naturalist, 43(3):352-362.