Department of Biology

Dr. Matthew KlukowskiKLUKOWSKI
Associate Professor

Phone: (615) 904-8435
Fax: (615) 898-5093
Office Location: SCI 1151
MTSU Box 60 Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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


Comparative and behavioral endocrinology, behavioral ecology, herpetology.

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.


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

Ethology, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, General Biology