Jacques Pierre Veilleux, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science
Division: Natural Sciences

veilleuxCourses taught: Vertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy, Animal Behavior, Conservation Biology,
General Biology

Research interests:
My research examines the ecology, behavior, and natural history of bats. Bat populations are declining in many species. These declines are mainly due to habitat loss and degradation. My research focuses on determining roosting behaviors and habitat requirements for various species of bats and sharing this information with other biologists and wildlife management agencies. This information is critical for making decisions geared toward the protection of these fascinating critters.

Degree information (Institution):
Ph.D. – Indiana State University (Ecology and Systematics)
B.S. – Fitchburg State College (Biology)

Recent publications:
Veilleux, J.P. and S.L. Veilleux. 2004. Intra-annual and Interannual Fidelity to Summer Roost Areas by Female Eastern Pipistrelles, Pipistrellus subflavus. American Midland Naturalist. 152: 196-200.

Veilleux, J.P., J.O. Whitaker, Jr., and S.L. Veilleux. 2004. Reproductive stage influences roost use by tree roosting female eastern pipistrelles, Pipistrellus subflavus. Ecoscience. 11: 249-256.

Veilleux, J.P. and S.L. Veilleux. 2004. Colonies and reproductive patterns of tree-roosting female eastern pipistrelle bats in Indiana. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science. 113: 60-65

Veilleux, J.P., J.O. Whitaker, Jr., and S.L. Veilleux. 2003. Tree-roosting ecology of reproductive female eastern pipistrelles, Pipistrellus subflavus, in Indiana. Journal of Mammalogy. 84: 1068-1075

Veilleux, S.L. J.P. Veilleux, J. Duchamp, and J.O. Whitaker, Jr. 2003. Possible predation attempt at a roost tree of evening bats (Nycticeius humeralis). Bat Research News. 44: 186-187.

I greatly enjoy working with students on field research. If a biology or environmental major would like to conduct research on bats, please contact me.

Office location: Marcucella Hall – MH106
Office phone: (603)-899-4259
E-mail: veilleuxj@franklinpierce.edu