Many graduate students and faculty members recently returned from presenting their research at the World Congress of Herpetology in Vancouver, British Columbia. A special congratulations go to Matt Lattanzio who won the Best Student Poster Award from the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles!
Congratulations to all of the Biological Sciences students who recieved the Ohio University Student Enhancement Award for 2012 including Reetobrata Basu, Adam Jara, Nilesh Khade, Haley O'Brien, Aditi Vyas, and Kelly Williams-Sieg! The title for each of their projects can be found here .
Vincent Farallo recieved The Exploration Fund Grant from the Explorers Club, Rosemary Grant from the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the Lewis and Clark Grant from the American Philosophical Society to fund his disertation work on the evolutionary ecology of Plethodontid salamanders focusing on the role of micro-habitat.
Matt Lattanzio has recieved the Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research and the Ariel Appleton Research Fund to support his final field season in Arizona.
Matt Lattanzio's Masters thesis titled, Habitat use and activity budgets of emerald basilisks (Basiliscus plumifrons) in northeast Costa Rica, was recently accepted for publication in the journal Copeia.
Vincent Farallo's Masters thesis, Predation and the Maintenance of Color Polymorphism in a Habitat Specialist Squamate, was publish in the open access journal PLoS One.
Vincent Farallo has a paper published in the Journal of Wildlife Management titled Freshwater turtle conservation in Texas: lingering harvest effects and efficacy of the current management regime. This work was conducted with his lab mate and advisors while completing his Masters degree at Texas State University-San Marcos.
Matt Lattanzio recived several grants to support another summer field season in Arizona including the Ariel Appleton Research Fund and the East Texas Herpetological Society Grant.2010
Haley O'Brien presented her research at the annual meeting of The Geological Society of America held in Denver, Colorado.