Matthew F. Jones

Doctoral candidate
Primary office:
Dyche Hall


Summary

Advisor: Chris Beard
Research interests: Bat paleontology and evolution; Mammal evolution and paleobiogeography
Hometown: Wichita, KS

Education:

  • B.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas
  • M.S. Geology (Paleontology), University of Kansas


Publications:

 

  • Jones, M.F., P.M.C. Coster, A. Licht, G. Métais, F. Ocakoğlu, M.H. Taylor, and K.C. Beard. 2018. A stem bat (Chiroptera: Palaeochiropterygidae) from the late middle Eocene of northern Anatolia: Implications for the dispersal and paleobiology of early bats. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12549-018-0338-z
  •  Jones, M.F., and S.T. Hasiotis. 2018. Terrestrial behavior and trackway morphology of Neotropical bats. Acta Chiropterologica 20: 229-250.
  • Jones, M.F. 2017. Greater Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes melambrotus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/gyhvul1
  • Jones, M.F., N.D. Dzenowski, and D.S. McLeod. 2017. A new state size record for the red-spotted toad (Anaxyrus punctatus): Implications for a species in need of conservation in Kansas. Collinsorum 6: 11-12.
  • York, H.A., P.F. Foster, M.F. Jones, W.H. Schwartz, A.L. Vezeau, and M.S. Zerwekh. 2008. Observations of cavity-roosting behavior in Costa Rican Lophostoma brasiliense. Mammalian Biology 73: 230-232.


Presentations:

  • Thurber, N.A., M.F. Jones, and K.C. Beard. New specimens of Chiromyoides (Mammalia: Plesiadapidae) from the late Paleocene shed light on the evolution and biogeography of the genus. 151st Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science, Overland Park, Kansas, March 2019. Poster presentation.
  • Jones, M.F., K.C. Beard, Q. Li, and X. Ni. The earliest Asian bats and their significance for understanding character evolution in stem chiropteran families. 48th Annual Symposium of the North American Society for Bat Research, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, October 2018. Poster presentation.
  • Jones, M.F., and K.C. Beard. A new species of Ceutholestes (Mammalia, Nyctitheriidae) from southern Wyoming, including the first upper dentition reported for the genus. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 2018. Poster presentation.
  • Jones, M.F., N.A. Thurber, and K.C. Beard. New specimens of Chiromyoides (Mammalia: Plesiadapidae) from the late Paleocene of Wyoming illuminate relationships among North American and European species of the genus. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting, Calgary, Alberta, August 2017. Poster presentation.
  • Jones, M.F., K.C. Beard, P. Coster, G. Metais, F. Ocakoglu, A. Licht, and M. Taylor. A primitive fossil bat from the late Middle Eocene of northern Anatolia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2016. Poster presentation.
  • Jones, M.F. and S.T. Hasiotis. Preliminary analysis of the terrestrial abilities of bats in the families Emballonuridae and Vespertilionidae. 45th Annual Symposium of the North American Society for Bat Research, Monterey, California, October 2015. Poster presentation.
  • Hasiotis, S.T., M.F. Jones, A. Falk, and B.F. Platt. Actualistic study of vertebrate ichnology–understanding the behavior that produces trackways, swim trails, and feeding patterns of vertebrates. Geological Society of America annual meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2015. Oral presentation.
  • Jones, M.F. and S.T. Hasiotis. Neoichnology of an ecologically and morphologically diverse family of bats (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) and implications for identifying bat traces in the fossil record. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting, Dallas, Texas, October 2015. Poster presentation.
  • Jones, M.F. and S.T. Hasiotis. Terrestrial behaviors of the new world leaf-nosed bats (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) and their track and trackway morphology. 147th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science, Pittsburg, Kansas, March 2015. Poster presentation.
  • Jones, M.F. and S.T. Hasiotis. Neoichnology and tracemaking behavior of Desmodus rotundus. 44th Annual Symposium of the North American Society for Bat Research, Albany, New York, October 2014. Contributed oral presentation.
  • Jones, M.F. and S.T. Hasiotis. Neoichnology of Costa Rican bats: track morphology and trackmaking ability of phyllostomid and emballonurid bats. Geological Society of America annual meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2014. Contributed oral presentation.
  • Jones, M.F. and S.T. Hasiotis. Paleontological implications of bat trackways and trackmaking ability based on neoichnological observations of the fruit bat Carollia perspicillata. 146th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science, Emporia, Kansas, April 2014. Contributed oral presentation.
  • Connolly, A.M., J.A. Golab, B.A. Wolfe, S. Wildermuth, S.R. Hammersburg, A.M. Jackson, N.D. Dzenowski, A.R. Falk, M.F. Jones, and S.T. Hasiotis. A new ichnology website at the University of Kansas (http://ichnology.ku.edu): A guide to identify trace fossils, interpret organism behaviors, and reconstruct paleoenvironments and paleoecosystems, and understand the stratigraphic record of behavior. 10th North American Paleontological Convention, Gainesville, Florida, February 2014. Poster presentation.
  • Jones, M.F. Recognizing bat tracks and trackways in the fossil record: proposed morphological criteria based on trackways of the neotropical fruit bat Carollia perspicillata. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting, Los Angeles, California, October 2013. Poster presentation.
  • Hasiotis, S.T., A.F. Halfen, J.W. Counts, H. Wasserman, B.F. Platt, D.I. Hembree, M.F. Jones, D.R. Hirmas, and J.J. Smith. Exploring old and new frontiers in continental ichnology–evaluating its place in ichnology and its role in geology. Geological Society of America annual meeting, Denver, Colorado, October 2013. Contributed oral presentation.
  • Jones, M.F. and S.T. Hasiotis. A preliminary analysis of the trackway-making ability of bats (Phyllostomidae, Carollinae). Geological Society of America annual meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 2012. Contributed oral presentation.


Awards:

  • Mini-ARTS Grant, Society of Systematic Biologists, Spring 2019, $2000
  • Martha Mitchell Pearson Research Scholarship, University of Kansas Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Spring 2019, $2000
  • Panorama Grant, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute, Spring 2019, $1000
  • University Graduate Fellowship, University of Kansas, 2016-2017 school year, $16,000
  • William Belt Graduate Scholarship, University of Kansas, Fall 2016, $5000.00
  • Jones, M.F. Selig Scholarship, University of Kansas Department of Geology, May 2013, $2750
  • Jones, M.F. Ellis L. Yochelson Award, Paleontological Society, May 2013, $800
  • Jones, M.F. Frederick T. Holden Scholarship, The University of Kansas Department of Geology, May 2012, $2300
  • Jones, M.F. Sigma Xi Research Grant, December 2011, $1000

 

 

 


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