William (Bill) H. Gannon

Photo: William (Bill) H. Gannon

Research Professor

Research Professor/Curator, retired

Email: 
wgannon@unm.edu
Phone: 
505-249-7906
Office: 
Ceria Building 83, Room 204

Education:
University of New Mexico, PhD Biology
University of New Mexico, MA Philosophy, Anne Murphy
Humboldt State University, MS Biology, Tim Lawlor

 
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Research Area(s)

Animal Ecology,  Systematics/Phylogenetics,  Terrestrial Ecology,  Vertebrate Biology

Research Interests:

Small mammal ecology and behavior, museum curatorial techniques, publication ethics, awareness of the natural world

Profile:

Bill is a biologist and ethicist who has studied the ecology, behavior, and especially the use of acoustics among species of bats and other small mammals (he really likes chipmunks!). He has taught, studied, published, and given talks on his work over the decades and visited much of the natural world. Recently, as his family grew and he wanted to stay closer to home to be a dad, he concentrated on working with students and other researchers to foster their awareness of research ethics – or acting with integrity in science and other research fields. For the last 15 years or so he has worked with over 5000 students teaching and discussing issues of misconduct, authorship, data security, mentoring, use of humans and other animals in research, critical thinking, and just encouraging the act of doing the right thing when it came to reporting research. He currently is working on a research grant in synthetic cell and organelle engineering to help translate these technological leaps for the general public so that the ethical issues surrounding this emerging work can be understood and issues can be discussed in the community.

Selected Publications:

2022
74. Christine Erbe, Brandon Southall, William L. Gannon, and Jeanette Thomas. 2022. Chapter 13: The Effects of Noise on Animals. Pp 459-xxx, In, Christine Erbe and Jeanette A. Thomas, eds, 2022. Exploring Animal Behavior through Sound: Volume 1, Methods. Springer Nature Publishing, Switzerland, ISBN 978-3-030-97538-8 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97540-1

73. Rebecca Dunlop, William L. Gannon, Marthe Kiley-Worthington, Peggy S. M. Hill, Andreas Wessel, and Jeanette A. Thomas. 2022. Chapter 11, Vibrational and Acoustic Communication in Animals. Pp 389-418, In Christine Erbe and Jeanette A. Thomas, eds, 2022. Exploring Animal Behavior through Sound: Volume 1, Methods. Springer Nature Publishing, Switzerland, ISBN 978-3-030-97538-8 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97540-1

72. Julie N. Oswald, Christine Erbe, William L. Gannon, Shyam Madhusudhana, and Jeanette A. Thomas. 2022. Chapter 8: Detection and Classification Methods for Animal Sounds. Pp 269-318, In, Christine Erbe and Jeanette A. Thomas, eds, 2022. Exploring Animal Behavior through Sound: Volume 1, Methods. Springer Nature Publishing, Switzerland, ISBN 978-3-030-97538-8 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97540-1

71. Ole Naesbye Larsen, William L. Gannon, Christine Erbe, Gianni Pavan, Jeanette A. Thomas. 2022. Chapter 5: Source-Path-Receiver Model for Airborne Sounds. Pp 153-184, In, Christine Erbe and Jeanette A. Thomas, eds, 2022. Exploring Animal Behavior through Sound: Volume 1, Methods. Springer Nature Publishing, Switzerland, ISBN 978-3-030-97538-8 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97540-1

70. William L. Gannon, Rebecca Dunlop, Anthony Hawkins, and Jeanette A. Thomas. Chapter 3: Collecting, Documenting, and Archiving Bioacoustical Data and Metadata. Pp 87-110, In, Christine Erbe and Jeanette A. Thomas, eds, 2022. Exploring Animal Behavior through Sound: Volume 1, Methods. Springer Nature Publishing, Switzerland, ISBN 978-3-030-97538-8 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97540-1

69. Madhusudhana, Shyam, Gianni Pavan, Lee A. Miller, William L. Gannon, Anthony Hawkins, Christine Erbe, Jennifer A. Hamel, and Jeanette A. Thomas. 2022. Chapter 2: Choosing Equipment for Animal Bioacoustic Research. Pp 37-86 In, Christine Erbe and Jeanette A. Thomas, eds, 2022. Exploring Animal Behavior through Sound: Volume 1, Methods. Springer Nature Publishing, Switzerland, ISBN 978-3-030-97538-8 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97540-1

68. Barnes, J. C. and W. L. Gannon 2022. Sport Management Education in an Era of Global Neoliberalism and Corporate Influence on Higher Education. Policy Futures in Education (online first https://journals.sagepub.com/home/pfe ). DOI: 10.1177/14782103211067653

Awards:

Three children