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Phone: (239) 590-7974
E-Mail: email@example.comOffice: WH 121
My teaching interest includes herpetology, zoology, conservation biology, and research methods. I enjoy offering study abroad experiences to give students unique opportunities to conduct conservation-based research in different habitats and cultures.
My primary research interests are in physiological ecology, population ecology, herpetology, and conservation biology. A significant amount of my research is conducted in Ghana (West Africa) where I maintain an active sea turtle research and conservation program as well as a population study on a critically endangered tortoise in Ghana’s rainforest. I have applied satellite telemetry, radio telemetry, mark-recapture, and genetic analyses to inform management decisions on these endangered animals. In Florida, I study life history evolution and population ecology of gopher tortoises. I have applied genetic, physiological, and telemetry tools to study tortoise populations living in coastal dune habitats. In the past I have mentored students on projects from amphibian morphology to avian communities to invasive species. I’m happy to help students develop research projects that is oriented toward their own interest in the broader field of ecology, zoology, and conservation.
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