Department of Biology

Dr. Matthew KlukowskiKLUKOWSKI
Associate Professor

CONTACT:
E-mail: Matt.Klukowski@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 904-8435
Fax: (615) 898-5093
Office Location: SCI 1151
MTSU Box 60 Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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EDUCATION:
B.S. (Biology), Loyola University Chicago;
Ph.D. (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)  Indiana University Bloomington

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Comparative and behavioral endocrinology, behavioral ecology, herpetology.

PUBLICATION RECORD:
Seddon, R.J., and M. Klukowski. 2013. Secondary sexual coloration is related to white blood cell counts and testosterone in male  southeastern five-lined skinks (Plestiodon inexpectatus). Amphibia-Reptilia (in press).

Seddon, R.J., and M. Klukowski. 2012. Influence of stressor duration on leukocyte and hormonal responses in male southeastern five-lined skinks (Plestiodon inexpectatus). Journal of Experimental Zoology 317A: 499-510.

Klukowski, M. 2011. Effects of breeding season, testosterone and ACTH on the corticosterone response of free-ranging male fence lizards (Sceloporus undulatus). General and Comparative Endocrinology 173: 295-302.

Bailey, F.C., V.A. Cobb, T. R. Rainwater, T. Worrall, and M. Klukowski. 2009. Adrenocortical effects of human encounters on free-ranging cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus). Journal of Herpetology 43: 260-266.

Sykes, K.L., and M. Klukowski. 2009. Effects of acute temperature change, confinement and housing on plasma corticosterone in water snakes, Nerodia sipedon (Colubridae: Natricinae). Journal of Experimental Zoology 311A: 172-181.

Phillips, J.B., and M. Klukowski. 2008. Influence of season and adrenocorticotropic hormone on corticosterone in free-living female eastern fence lizards (Sceloporus undulatus). Copeia 2008: 570-578.

Klukowski, M. 2004. Seasonal changes in abundance of host-seeking chiggers (Acari: Trombiculidae) and infestations on fence lizards, Sceloporus undulatus. Journal of Herpetology 38: 141-144.

Klukowski, M., B. Ackerson, and C.E. Nelson. 2004. Testosterone and daily activity period in laboratory-housed mountain spiny lizards, Sceloporus jarrovi. Journal of Herpetology 38: 120-124.

Klukowski, M., and C.E. Nelson. 2001. Ectoparasite loads in free-ranging northern fence lizards, Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus: effects of testosterone and sex. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 49: 289-295

Klukowski, M., M. Ireland, and C.E. Nelson. 2001. Influence of testosterone and social stimuli on the feeding behavior of male mountain spiny lizards, Sceloporus jarrovi. Copeia 2001: 966-971.

Sinervo, B., D. Miles, D. DeNardo, W. A. Frankino, and M. Klukowski. 2000. Testosterone, endurance, and Darwinian fitness: natural and sexual selection on the physiological bases of alternative male behaviors in side-blotched lizards. Hormones and Behavior 38: 222-233.

Klukowski, M., and C.E. Nelson. 1998. The challenge hypothesis and seasonal changes in aggression and steroids in male northern fence lizards, Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus. Hormones and Behavior 33: 197-204.

Klukowski, M., N.M. Jenkinson, and C.E. Nelson. 1998. Effects of testosterone on locomotor performance and growth in field-active northern fence lizards, Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus. Physiological Zoology 71: 506-514.


GRADUATE PROGRAM ROLE:

Serve on M.S. committees; I am currently looking for M.S. students to study in the areas of comparative endocrinology, physiology, or behavior.

COURSES TAUGHT:
Ethology, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, General Biology