Marianne Litvaitis

Phone: (603) 862-2102
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm 166, Durham, NH 03824


  • Ph.D., Zoology, University of Maine
  • M.S., Zoology, Clemson University
  • B.S., Zoology, Clemson University

Courses Taught

  • INCO 790: Rsrch Exp/Natural Resources
  • NR 439: Environmental Biology
  • NR 444: Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog
  • NR 625: Physiological Ecology
  • NR 664: Conservation Genetics

Selected Publications

Carroll, R. P., Litvaitis, M. K., Clements, S. J., Stevens, C. L., & Litvaitis, J. A. (2019). History matters: contemporary versus historic population structure of bobcats in the New England region, USA. Conservation Genetics, 20(4), 743-757. doi:10.1007/s10592-019-01170-8

Litvaitis, J. A., Litvaitis, M. K., Kovach, A. I., & Kilpatrick, J. J. (2018). New England cottontails. In A. T. Smith, C. H. Johnston, P. C. Alves, & K. Hacklaender (Eds.), Lagomorphs: the Pikas, Rabbits, and Hares of the World (pp. 156-157). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Daniels, E. Q., & Litvaitis, M. K. (2017). Does peripheral dislodgement contribute to heterozygote deficiencies in blue mussels?. Invertebrate Biology, 136(3), 301-308. doi:10.1111/ivb.12183

Reed, G. C., Litvaitis, J. A., Callahan, C., Carroll, R. P., Litvaitis, M. K., & Broman, D. J. A. (2017). Modeling landscape connectivity for bobcats using expert-opinion and empirically derived models: how well do they work?. Animal Conservation, 20(4), 308-320. doi:10.1111/acv.12325

Garner, Y. L., & Litvaitis, M. K. (2017). Effects of artificial epibionts on byssogenesis, attachment strength, and movement in two size classes of the blue mussel,Mytilus edulis. Invertebrate Biology, 136(1), 15-21. doi:10.1111/ivb.12144

Hooge, M. D., Haye, P. A., Tyler, S., Litvaitis, M. K., & Kornfield, I. (2002). Molecular systematics of the Acoela (Acoelomorpha, Platyhelminthes) and its concordance with morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 24(2), 333-342. doi:10.1016/s1055-7903(02)00236-1

Litvaitis, M. K. (2002). Unknown Title. Hydrobiologia, 468(1/3), 135-145. doi:10.1023/a:1015262621848

Hochberg, R., & Litvaitis, M. K. (2000). Phylogeny of Gastrotricha: a morphology-based framework of gastrotrich relationships. The Biological Bulletin, 198(2), 299-305. doi:10.2307/1542532

Litvaitis, M. K., & Rohde, K. (1999). A Molecular Test of Platyhelminth Phylogeny: Inferences from Partial 28S rDNA Sequences. Invertebrate Biology, 118(1), 42. doi:10.2307/3226911

Litvaitis, M. K., Nunn, G., Thomas, W. K., & Kocher, T. D. (1994). A molecular approach for the identification of meiofaunal turbellarians (Platyhelminthes, Turbellaria). Marine Biology, 120(3), 437-442. doi:10.1007/bf00680218

Most Cited Publications