Salamander Abundance and Biomass Paper Receives Wide Coverage

Salamanders Are a More Abundant Food Source in Forest Ecosystems than Previously Thought.” based on our paper published in the Canadian Journal of Zoology (2014) 92:997-1004.

Since posting, we have received more than 122 international, national and state media placements:

National Placements:
11/18/14 ScienceDaily (#2 most visited science news website)
11/18/14 EurekAlert (#8 most visited science news website and #43 most visited science blog)
11/18/14 Phys.org (#27 most visited science news website)
11/19/14 Futurity.org (#17 most visited science news website)
1/19/14 eScienceNews.com (#24 most visited science news website)
11/19/14 Topix.com (#43 most visited news website)
11/21/14 RedOrbit.com (#1 most visited science news website)
11/21/14 Reptiles Magazine
11/21/14 National Association of State Foresters
12/1/14 Discover Magazine (#86 U.S. magazine, 95,660 single copy circulation)
12/23/14 Green Living Guy
NOTE: This story also ran in 111 other national media outlets

Two Graduate Students get Post-Docs!

usda-fs-logosGrant Connette who finished his Ph.D. this summer is now a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the U.S. Forest Service in Columbia, MO working on warbler survival data from Fort Hood, Texas. usgs-header_graphic_usgsIdentifier_white

Katie O’Donnell who will be finishing her Ph.D. this semester has been offered a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with U.S.G.S. Gainesville, FL working on a flatwoods salamander recovery-habitat restoration project.

Student Awards!

Several graduate students coming back from the recent 2014 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Chattanooga, Tennessee won awards!!

asih-2013logoCongratulations to
Katie O’Donnell – Storer Award of ASIH in Herpetology poster presentation
Tom Anderson – The Herpetologist’s League Graduate Research Award for oral presentation, 3rd place
Grant Connette – Society for the Study of Amphibians & Reptiles award for Conservation & Management