Eva A. Horne, Teaching Professor

Eva Horne

Assistant Director, Konza Prairie Biological Station

216 Ackert Hall

Lab website: http://www.k-state.edu/herplab


Ph.D. 1996, Kansas State University. Behavioral Ecology.

Area(s) of Specialization

Agonistic and anti-predator behavior in reptiles, amphibians, and dragonflies.


BIOL 198 Principles of Biology
BIOL 515 Behavioral Ecology

Research Focus

My research interests focus on the agonistic (aggressive and submissive) behavior of reptiles, amphibians, and dragonflies in relation to territorial defense and sexual selection. Currently, I am studying the logistics and function of the visual display of cricket frogs. I am also interested in behavioral and ecological responses of reptiles, amphibians, and some arthropod species to stochastic (random) environmental changes.


Eva A. Horne, Sarah Foulks, and Nora M. Bello. 2014. Visual display in Blanchard’s cricket frogs (Acris blanchardi). The Southwestern Naturalist 59(3):409-413.

Wilgers, D.J. and E.A. Horne. 2007. Spatial variation in predation attempts on snakes in a fire-disturbed tallgrass prairie. The Southwestern Naturalist 52:263–270.

Wilgers, D.J., E.A. Horne, B.K. Sandercock, and A.W. Volkmann. 2006. Effects of land management practices on community dynamics of the herpetofauna of the tallgrass prairie. Herpetologica 62:378-388.

Wilgers, D.J. and E.A. Horne. 2006. Effects of different burn regimes on tallgrass prairie herpetofaunal species diversity and community composition. Journal of Herpetology 40:73-84.

Audrey Owens, Matthew Tager, and Eva A. Horne. 2002. Phrynosoma cornutum (Texas horned lizard). Reproduction. Herpetological Review 33:308-309.

Diane M. Post, Trent S. Armbrust, Eva A. Horne, and Jake R. Goheen. 2001. Sexual segregation results in differences in content and quality of bison (Bos bison) diets. Journal of Mammalogy 82:407-413.