Rhine Singleton

Rhine Singleton

Professor of Biology and Environmental Science


  • B.A., Biology, University of Virginia
  • M.S., Biology, University of Oregon
  • Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University


  • ES103 Introduction to Ecosystem and Wildlife Conservation
  • ES104 Introduction to Natural Resource Conservation
  • BI218 Ecology
  • BI250 Plant Biology
  • BI241 Evolutionary Biology
  • BI430 Forest Ecology


  • Forest Plant Ecology
  • Tropical Ecology
  • Creative Use of Technology (such as converting data to sound) to Communicate Science. Examples at: http://bit.ly/soundgraphs
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborations to Work towards Sustainability, Website at: http://bit.ly/2100project


Professional Memberships

  • The Ecological Society of America
  • The New England Wildflower Society

Grants Received

  • Principal Investigator for the Biology and Environmental Science Training (BEST) Program. 2018 – 2023. $649,931 NSF S-STEM Award.



Hamilton, D., Singleton, R. and Joslin, J. D. (2018), Resource tracking and its conservation implications for an obligate frugivore (Procnias tricarunculatus, the three-wattled bellbird). Biotropica, 50: 146–156. doi:10.1111/btp.12502

Singleton, R. 2017. Sonification. Turning data into sound. Public presentation and performance by live musicians of The Sound of Global Warming. FPU, Rindge, NH, May, 2017. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJCR6vjPecQ&t=576s

Petrycki, S., V. Williams, A. LaVoie, R. Singleton and C. Koning. 2017. The Effects of Land-Use History and Natural Disturbance on Changes in Tree Species Composition. Poster Presented at the Northeast Natural History Conference, Cromwell, CT, April 23, 2017. Available at: http://ecologyandevolution.org/posters/Land_Use_History_Poster_2017.pdf

Singleton, R. and D. Blank. 2016. Soundfield. Interactive sound and computer graphic experience based on historical and future projected global temperature. Installation at the Active Imagination: Artists Respond to Global Challenges Show at the Crapo Gallery, UMass Dartmouth, October 13-26, 2016. Description available at: http://ecologyandevolution.org/Soundfield_Description.pdf

Singleton, R. 2016. Human Wildlife Conflict in India. Presentation at the Monteverde Institute, Costa Rica, June, 2016.

Singleton, R. 2016. Appearance on Science Friday to discuss Statistical Samples. May, 2016. Available at: https://www.sciencefriday.com/person/rhine-singleton/

Singleton, R. 2016. Using smartphone apps to generate field guides for local regions. Poster Presented at the Northeast Natural History Conference, Springfield MA, April 23, 2016.

Singleton, R. 2015. FP Tree ID Smartphone App, Reviewed and Published by Google Play for Android and the Apple App Store for iOS.

Singleton, R. 2015. When a Leopard Comes to Town. Public Presentation at the Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH, March, 2015.

Singleton, R. 2015. Human Wildlife Conflict in India, Presentation at Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, NH, February, 2015.

Koning, C. and R. Singleton. 2013. Effects of Moderate Densities of Glossy Buckthorn on Forested Plant Communities in Southwest New Hampshire, USA. Natural Areas Journal, 33, 256-263. Available at: http://ecologyandevolution.org/KoningandSingleton2013.pdf

Singleton, R and C. Koning. 2005. The potential effects of glossy buckthorn on native plants. Presentation at Invasive Plant Association of New England Conference.

Singleton, R., S. Gardescu, P.L. Marks, and M.A. Geber. 2001. Forest herb colonization of post-agricultural forests in central New York, USA. Journal of Ecology, 89, 325-338. Available at: http://ecologyandevolution.org/singletonetalforestherbs.pdf