|University of Michigan
Museum of Zoology
Division of Insects
Thomas E. Moore
Systematics, Evolution, Behavior, Physiology, Environmental
Dr. Moore's main research interests involve cicada locusts
(Insects, Homoptera, Cicadidae), the only group known to produce
loud sounds by all standard known mechanisms among insects: timballing,
stridulating, and crepitating. He is interested in acoustic behavior,
ontogeny of songs, mechanisms and physiology of sound production
and reception and their ontogeny, sexual selection (particularly
in species chorusing in groups rather than singing as individuals),
and the systematics, evolution, zoogeography, and ecology of cicadas
and other singing insects.
Dr. Moore received the Ph.D. degree from the University of
Illinois in 1956. He is a Fellow of the American Association for
the Advancement of Science, the Linnean Society, and the Royal
Entomological Society of London, and serves as chair of the Michigan
Committee for the National Institute for the Environment. He was
a visiting professor with the Organization for Tropical Studies
in 1970 and 1972, and has held adjunct academic appointments at
the Max-Planck-Institut fúr Verhaltensphysiologie in Seewiesen,
Germany. In 1968-1979, he was a member of the Executive Committee
of the Board of Directors for the Organization for Tropical Studies,
and from 1973-75, was President of the Association for Tropical
Biology. He currently is a consultant for the NSF Visual Technology
in Environmental Curricula Program and is one of three members
of the organizing committee for the 2nd National University Conference
on Environmental Research and Teaching.
Museum of Zoology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1079
Recent Selected Publications
1988. Weber, T., T.E. Moore, F. Huber, and U. Klein. Sound
production in periodical cicadas (Homoptera: Cicadidae: Magicicada
septendecim, M. cassini). Proc. 6th Auchenorrhyncha Meeting, Turin,
Italy (1987): 329-336.
1989. Huber, F., T.E. Moore and W. Loher. Cricket Behavior
and Neurobiology. Cornell University Press: Ithaca, NY, 565 pp.
1990. Huber. F., H-U. Kleindienst, K. Schildberger, T. Weber,
and T.E. Moore. Acoustic communication in periodical cicadas:
neuronal responses to songs of sympatric species. Pages 217-228
In: Sensory Systems and Communication in Arthropods, Advances
in Life Sciences, (F.G. Gribakin, K. Weise and A. Popov (eds.).
Birkhauser Verlag: Basel.
1993. Moore, T.E. Acoustic signals and speciation in cicadas
(Insecta: Homoptera: Cicadidae). Pages 269-284 In: Evolutionary
Patterns and Processes, Linnean Society Symposium No. 14, (D.R.
Lees and D. Edwards, (eds.) . London: Academic Press.
1993. Blackburn, C., T.F. Malone and T.E. Moore (eds). New
Perspectives on Environmental Education and Research. A Report
on the University Colloquium on Environmental Research and Education,
58 pp. Sigma Xi: Research Triangle Park, NC.
1993. Hollingsworth, P.J., and T.E. Moore (eds.). Lectures
on Science Education 1991-1992. University of Michigan Chapter
of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Soc., 89 pp.
1994. Hennig, R.M., T. Weber, T.E. Moore, F. Huber, H.-U. Kleindienst,
and A.V. Popov. Function of the tensor muscle in the cicada Tibicen
linnei. Jour. Exper. Biol. 187: 37-44.
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