Graduate Students

William Humbert (In Progress, 2010).
Morphometrics and Ecology of the Genus Anaxyrus in South Central Pennsylvania, PA.

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Daniel Hughes (In Progress, 2012).
Ophidian Community in Wetlands in Letterkenny Army Deport, South-Central Pennsylvania, PA.

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Patty L. Bower (In Progress, 2012).
Migration Patterns of Mole Salamanders, Genus Ambystoma, in South Central Pennsylvania, PA.

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James Anderson (In Progress, 2011).
Ophidian Colonization of a Reclaimed Wetland in South-Central Pennsylvania, PA.

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Kristina Tarasan (Graduated 2008)
Natural History of the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) in an Anthropogenically Modified Area, Letterkenny Army Depot, South-Central Pennsylvania

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Melanie J. Cegelski. Graduated 2008.
“Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum antibodies in coyotes (Canis latrans) from Pennsylvania”

Kyle Bisson. Graduated 2007. Ghost Crab Ecology and Conservation in Assateague Island, Virginia.

Matt Rach. Graduated 2005.
“Thermal Biology of Gravid Timber Rattlesnakese (Crotalus horridus) at Basking Sites in North Central Pennsylvania.” Research has been funded by the state agency, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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Sam Pelesky. Graduated 2005.
“The influence of Prey Availability on the Dispersal and Movement Patterns of the Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) in North Central Pennsylvania.” Research has been funded by the state agency, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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Lacey Conrad. Graduated 2005.
“Transepidermal Water Loss in Shed skin from Aquatic and Terrestrial Snakes.” Research has been funded by the private company CyberDerm.

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Non Thesis Projects

Joel Rapisarda.
Effect of pairing nest boxes on the reproductive success of eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis) in south central Pennsylvania.

Justin Sweitzer.
Effects of agricultural disturbance on the snake community in south central Pennsylvania.

Sara Long.
Parasitic fungal load in the Amphibians of North Mountain, South Central Pennsylvania.

Katrina Waisanen.
The effects of microhabitat parameters on natal nest success in the Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) in South Central Pennsylvania, PA.

Collaboration Theses:

Melanie J. Cegelski. Graduated 2008.
Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum antibodies in coyotes (Canis latrans) from Pennsylvania.

Kyle Bisson. Graduated 2007.
Ghost Crab Ecology and Conservation in Assateague Island, Virginia.

Cy Mott. (Graduated 2004)
The effects of size variation on ecological interactions in larval  Ambystoma: implications for community structure.

Tracy Librandy. (Graduated 2003)
Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata) Movement and Habitat Usage in a Heavily Managed Area of Michaux State Forest, Pennsylvania.

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