Kevina Vulinec

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Dr. Kevina Vulinec


Kevina Vulinec is assistant professor of wildlife biology at Delaware State University.  Her main focus in research is the ecology of rainforests and derived ecosystems. Currently, she is exploring seed dispersal dynamics in Amazon rainforests, concentrating on the communities of primary dispersers, such as primates, and secondary dispersers, such as dung beetles.   She was a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil and has worked extensively in the Neotropics.   She has also been a curator of Entomology at the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History.

  Dr. Kevina Vulinec
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Delaware State University
Dover, Delaware 19901-2277

TEL: (302) 857-6457
FAX: (302) 857-6455


Vulinec, K.  In press.  Dung beetle communities and seed dispersal in primary forest and disturbed land in Amazonia.   Biotropica.

Sivinski, J., K. Vulinec, M. Aluja.  In press.  Ovipositor length in a guild of parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) attacking Anastrepha fruit flies (Dipetra: Tephritidae) in southern Mexico.  Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Vulinec, K. 2000.  Dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), monkeys, and conservation in Amazonia.  Florida Entomologist 83: 229-241.

Sivinski, J., K. Vulinec, E. Menezes, M. Aluja.  1998. The bionomics of Coptera haywardi (Ogloblin) (Hymenoptera: Diapriidae) and other pupal parasitoids of Tephritid fruit flies (Diptera). Biological Control. 11: 193-202.

Vulinec, K. 1997. Iridescent dung beetles: a different angle. Symposium Proceedings, 1996. Florida Entomologist 80: 132-140.

Vulinec, K., and S. P. Eudy.  1993. A southern range extension for the introduced dung beetle Onthophagus taurus Schreber (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 47: 129-130.

Vulinec, K. 1990. Collective security: Aggregation by insects as a defense.   In: Insect defenses: Adaptive mechanisms and strategies of prey and predators. Eds. D. L. Evans and J. O. Schmidt. Pp. 251-288. SUNY Press, Albany, N. Y.

Vulinec, K., and M. C. Miller. 1989. Aggregation and predator avoidance in whirligig beetles (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae). Journal N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 97: 438-447.

Vulinec, K. 1987.  Swimming in whirligig beetles (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae): A possible role of the pygidial gland secretion. Coleopterists Bulletin 41: 151-153.

Vulinec, K., and S. A. Kolmes. 1987.  Temperature, contact rates, and interindividual distance in whirligig beetles (Gyrinidae). Journal N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 95: 481-486.

Vulinec, K., and R. A. Davis. 1984.  Coleoptera types in the Charles Dury Collection of the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History. Coleopterists Bulletin 38: 232-239.

Lewis, N., R. A. Davis, and K. Vulinec. 1984.  A silver-haired bat, Lasionycteris noctivagans from Hamilton County, Ohio.  Ohio Journal of Science 84: 215-216.

Kane, T. C., M. C. Miller, W. H. Hopple, M. Schonhoft, K. Vulinec. 1982.   The ecology of gravel pit lakes in Southwestern Ohio. In: Wildlife values of gravel pits: Symposium proceedings. Pp. 191-195. Misc. Pub. Agricultural Experimental Station, University of Minnesota.


Vulinec, K. 2000.  Dung Beetles and Seed Dispersal.  Earthwatch Institute Magazine, March 2000.  

Deyrup, M. & K. Vulinec. 1996. The Florida Scrub Coloring Book.  Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, Florida


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