Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kota, M.V., Heinen-Kay, J.L. & Zuk, M. Geographic Variation in Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profiles in Pacific Field Crickets. Ecological Entomology, 46(5): 1118-1127.

Kota, M.V., Urquhart, E. & Zuk, M. (2020). Spermatophore Retention May Accommodate Sexual Signal Loss in Pacific field cricket. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 74(95): 1-8.

Kota, M. (2016). Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine: Decolonizing Text or Postcolonial Jane Eyre?Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research 6(2): 1-8.


Kota, M. (2016). The Hybridizing Nature of Ancestor Presence in Morrison’s Sula. Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research 6(2): 1-14.

Other Publications

Pusdekar, S., Griffin, J.A., Hammurland, S.P., King, R.A., Kota, M.V., Kuhs, M.A., Mistrick, J., Mittag, E., Mueller, T.L., Seehafer. K., Smith Jr., L.B., Waanenan, A., & Wilcots, M.E. An Open Letter to Univeristy of Minnesota Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Faculty of Diversity and Inclusion (Version 1.0). Zenodo.

Kota M., Olzer R. (2019) Insect Communication. In: Vonk J., Shackelford T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer, Cham.

Kota, M.V. (2019). Signal loss and compensation in Pacific field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Metalaptea, Orthopterists' Society Newsletter, 39, 16-17.

Kota, M. V. (2018). Diversity Discussions at ISBE 2018- A Review. ISBE Newsletter, 30, 19-20.


Heinen-Kay, J.L. & Kota, M.V. (2018) Beauty in the eye, or brain, of the beholder. [Review of the book A Taste for the Beautiful: The evolution of attraction by Michael J. Ryan]. Evolution, 72, 2268.

Posters and Talks

Kota, M. (2019, July). Spermatophore retention may accommodate signal loss in pacific field crickets. Paper presented at the 2019 Animal Behavior Society & International Ethological Conference.

Kota, M. (2018, May). Why Does Same-Sex Sexual Behavior Persist? Poster presented at the
2018 Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Foundations poster session.

Kota, M. (2016, April). Coloration of Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia Sialis) as an Honest Indicator of Fitness. Poster presented at the 2016 Oglethorpe University Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium.

Kota, M., Northrup, J. Wagener, B., & Warden, D. (2016, April). Dear Enemy or Nasty Neighbor: Territorial Male Cardinal Response to Playback Calls. Poster presented at the 2016 Oglethorpe PRISM (Presentations in Science and Mathematics) symposium.

Boldon, A., Choudhry, L., Gregerson, J., & Kota, M. (2015, April). Effort or Distance: Testing Efficacy of Communication in Honeybees. Poster presented at the 2015 Oglethorpe PRISM (Presentations in Science and Mathematics) symposium.

Almeida, A., Gregerson, J., Kota, M., & Scott, B. (2014, April). Edge Effect: Nest Predation Rates in a Forest Fragment. Poster presented at the 2014 Oglethorpe University Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium.