*Please note that this person is no longer an employee of the Northern Research Station.
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- M.S. Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
- B.S. Biology/Environmental Studies, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota
Civic & Professional Affiliations
Associate Wildlife Biologist, The Wildlife Society; American Society of Mammalogists'; Cooper Ornithological Society
My interests include small-mammal ecology, behavior, and their community interactions. I've conducted studies examining the roles different animals play in avian-nest predation in the Northeastern U.S., mammal population density estimation techniques (for M.S.), and potential predator-prey relationships between shrews and amphibians. I've served as a consultant for the Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, identifying habitat for the northern water shrew and southern bog lemming (state-listed species of special concern); and as guest editor for both the Northeastern Naturalist and Southeastern Naturalist.
- Maier, Thomas J.; Doyle, Katherine L. 2006. Aggregations of masked shrews (Sorex cinereus): density related mating behavior?. Mammalia: 86-89.
- Maier, Thomas J. 2005. Predatory behaviors of Blarina brevicauda toward a fossorial eastern spadefoot toad (Scaphiopus holbrookii). Special publication of the international society of shrew biologists. 1: 361-366.
- Maier, Thomas J.; Marchand, Michael N.; DeGraaf, Richard M.; Litvaitis, John A. 2002. A Subterranean Camera Trigger for Identifying Predators Excavating Turtle Nests. Herpetological Review 33(4):284-287
- Maier, Thomas J. 2002. Long-distance Movements by Female White-footed Mice, Peromyscus leucopus, in Extensive Mixed-wood Forest. The Canadian Field Naturalist 116:108-111
- Marchand, Michael N.; Litvaitis, John A.; Maier, Thomas J.; DeGraaf, Richard M. 2002. Use of artificial nests to investigate predation on freshwater turtle nests. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30(4):1092-1098
- Maier, Thomas J.; DeGraaf, Richard M. 2001. Differences in depredation by small predators limit the use of plasticine and zebra finch eggs in artificial-nest studies. The Condor 103:180-183
- DeGraaf, Richard M.; Maier, Thomas J. 2001. Obtaining and Storing House Sparrow Eggs in Quantity for Nest-Predation Experiments. Journal of Field Ornithology 72(1);124-130
- Maier, Thomas J.; DeGraaf, Richard M. 2000. Predation on Japanese quail vs. house sparrow eggs in artificial nests: small eggs reveal small predators. The Condor 102:325-332
- Maier, Thomas J.; DeGraaf, Richard M. 2000. Rhodamine-Injected Eggs to Photographically Identify Small Nest-Predators. J. Field Ornithol., 71(4):694-701
- King, David I.; DeGraaf, Richard M.; Griffin, Curtice R.; Maier, Thomas J. 1999. Do Predation Rates on Artificial Nests Accurately Reflect Predation Rates on Natural Bird Nests?. J. Field Ornithol., 70(2):257-262
- DeGraaf, Richard M.; Maier, Thomas J.; Fuller, Todd K. 1999. Predation of Small Eggs in Artificial Nests: Effects of Nest Position, Edge, and Potential Predator Abundance in Extensive Forest. The Wilson Bulletin 111(2):236-242
- DeGraaf, R. M.; Maier, T. J. 1996. Effect of Egg Size on Predation by White-Footed Mice. The Wilson Bulletin 108(3):535-539