Daniel R. Howard

Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-0242
Office: Biological Sciences, Spaulding Hall Rm G32, Durham, NH 03824


  • Ph.D., Biology, Univ of Tulsa
  • M.S., Northeastern State University
  • A.A., Liberal Arts&Sci/Liberal Study, Coll of The Sequoias

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 541: General Ecology
  • BIOL 827: Animal Communication
  • BIOL 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Biological Sciences
  • NR 435: Contemporary Conservatn Issues
  • NSB 728: Behavior Research Methods

Selected Publications

Howard, D. R., Hall, C., Schmidt, A., & Mason, A. (2018). Substrate-borne Vibration Mediates Intrasexual Agonism in the New Zealand Cook Strait Giant Weta (Deinacrida rugosa).. Journal of Insect Behavior.

Keane, K. T., Booth, W., Howard, D. R., Golden, T. M. J., & Hill, P. S. M. (2018). Competition decreases with relatedness and lek size in mole crickets: a role for kin selection?. Behavioral Ecology. doi:10.1093/beheco/ary081

Howard, D. R., Lee, N., & Hall, C. L. (2018). Making high-stakes decisions in complex acoustic environments: Revisiting the Cocktail Party problem in a multimodal sensory context. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143(3), 1859. doi:10.1121/1.5036103

Hall, C. L., & Howard, D. (2018). Shaking it up in the classroom: Coupling biotremology and active learning pedagogy to promote authentic discovery. In P. Hill, R. Lakes-Harlan, & V. Mazzoni (Eds.), Biotremology – Studying Vibrational Behavior (Vol. 2). Springer.

Woelber, B. K., Hall, C. L., & Howard, D. R. (2018). Environmental cues influence parental brood structure decisions in the burying beetle Nicrophorus marginatus . Journal of Ethology, 36(1), 55-64. doi:10.1007/s10164-017-0527-7

Larsen, K., Hall, C. L., & Howard, D. R. (2016). Entomology at Small Liberal Arts Colleges. American Entomologist, 62(2), 108-109. doi:10.1093/ae/tmw025

Howard, D. R. (2016). There and Back Again: Fostering Undergraduate Research in Insect Biology Within a Study-Abroad Framework. American Entomologist, 62(2), 114-116. doi:10.1093/ae/tmw043

Hall, C. L., Howard, D. R., Smith, R. J., & Mason, A. C. (2015). Marking by elytral clip changes stridulatory characteristics and reduces reproduction in the American burying beetle, Nicrophorus americanus. Journal of Insect Conservation, 19(1), 155-162. doi:10.1007/s10841-015-9755-8

Hall, C. L., Mason, A. C., Howard, D. R., Padhi, A., & Smith, R. J. (2013). Description of Acoustic Characters and Stridulatory <I>Pars Stridens</I> of <I>Nicrophorus</I> (Coleoptera: Silphidae): A Comparison of Eight North American Species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 106(5), 661-669. doi:10.1603/AN13001

Hall, C. L., Howard, D. R., Lee, N., & Mason, A. C. (2011). Are centrally displaying males always the centre of female attention? Acoustic display position and female choice in a lek mating subterranean insect. Ethology, 117(3), 199-207. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0310.2010.01858