“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:
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
The lab folks went all out this year on decorating our door for the DBS Christmas Competition. I had no idea salamanders could actually pull a sled in the snow!!
Grant 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.
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.
Katie’s research on the effects of prescribed fire on terrestrial salamanders in forest ecosystems has been the subject of a new video.
View Katie’s Video
Ray and Arianne attend a week-long workshop using Structured Decision Making at Mississippi State University to develop a reintroduction program for the Federally Endangered and Threatened flatwoods salamanders.
Details of the meeting: http://frogpodblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-new-approach-to-flatwoods-salamander.html
Several graduate students coming back from the recent 2014 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Chattanooga, Tennessee won awards!!
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
Congratulations to Grant for his recent award as ‘Best Graduate Student’ at MU!
Podcast produced by Golf Course Industry.com on the recent paper published in Landscape and Urban Planning by Mackey et al. 2014.
Golf Course near Highlands, NC
Ray is interviewed about the recently published golf course study in Landscape and Urban Planning. An additional article published in Conservation Magazine.
Tom Anderson’s paper “High intraguild predator density induces thinning effects on and increases temporal overlap with prey populations” published in Population Ecology was selected for the Editor’s Choice! Congratulations!