Jake Burkhart was recently interviewed by KBIA, the University of Missouri’s NPR station, as part of the Missouri Environment program to discuss the fall breeding salamanders in Missouri. The interview is available at the following link: http://kbia.org/post/some-missouri-salamanders-fall-breeding-season#stream/0
Arianne Messerman was awarded 2017 Ethel Sue Lumb Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies! This award is given to graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship and includes a $2000 cash prize. This marks the 3rd year in a row that a Semlitsch Lab student has won this award! You can read more about Arianne’s research here: https://semlitsch.biology.missouri.edu/people/arianne-messerman/. Congratulations Arianne!
Ray Semlitsch and Tom Anderson’s paper on the “Structure and Dynamics of Spotted Salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) Populations in Missouri” was featured on the June 2016 cover of the Herpetologica. You read more about this exciting research here: http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1655/HERPETOLOGICA-D-15-00049
Freya Rowland was awarded 2016 Ethel Sue Lumb Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies! This award is given to graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship and includes a $2000 cash prize! You can read more about Freya’s accomplishments here: http://biology.missouri.edu/news/freya-rowland-recognized-for-excellence-in-graduate-studies/
Britt Ousterhout, who finished her PhD work in the spring of 2016, is a postdoctoral scholar in Adam Siepielski’s lab at the University of Arkansas. Britt will be working on a project that focuses on how local adaptation influences species diversity. You can read more about Britt’s exciting work here.
Tom Anderson, who finished his PhD work in the spring of 2016, will be working with Dan Reuman at the University of Kansas. Tom will be studying the spatial synchrony of population dynamics of amphibians and plankton. You can read more about Tom’s recent work here.