Timothy Carter

Associate Professor

CL 226E  Phone: 765-285-8842  

Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Related Link
Personal Web site

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Ph.D. 2003
University of Georgia, M.S. 1998
University of Georgia, B.S. 1996

Research Interests
Mammalogy, wildlife ecology and management


  • conservation of rare and endangered species
  • wildlife responses to forest management practices
  • ecology of bats in managed forest landscapes
  • Indiana bat conservation.

Recent Publications

Meretsky, V. J., V. Brack JR, T. C. Carter, R. Clawson, R. R. Currie, T. A. Hemberger, C. J. Herzog, A. C. Hicks, J. A. Kath, J. R. Macgregor, R. A. King, and D. H. Good.  2010.  Digital photography improves consistency and accuracy of bat counts in hibernacula.  Journal of Wildlife Management, 74:166-173.

Wolff, J.M. , L. Battaglia, T.C. Carter, L.B. Rodman, E.R. Britzke, and G.A. Feldhamer.  2009. Effects of Tornado Disturbance on Bat Communities in Southern Illinois. .  Northeastern Naturalist, 16(4):553-562.

Feldhamer, G.A., T.C. Carter, and J.O. Whitaker, Jr.  2009. Prey Consumed by Eight Species of Insectivorous Bats from Southern Illinois.  American Midland Naturalist. 162:43-51.

Feldhamer, G. A., E. M. Schauber, L. B. Rodman, and T. C. Carter.  2008.  Multiple captures of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus): evidence for social structure?  American Midland Naturalist. 160:171-177.

Carter, T. C., J. M. Menzel. 2007. Day-roosting ecology of North American foliage-roosting bats. Pages 61-81 In (M. J. Lacki, J. P. Hayes, and Kurta A., eds.) Bats in Forests: Conservation and Management. John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. 329 pp

Carter, T. C. 2006. Indiana Bats in the Midwest: The Importance of Hydric Habitats. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:1185-1190.