I am a graduate student at East Tennessee State University working on the spatial ecology of the Spotted Salamander. My research before this has been working with the nesting ecology in Marbled Salamanders. My interests are in terrestrial ecology, and behavior of Ambystomids. I am also interested in how they respond to invasive plants in the terrestrial environment.
Spotted Salamanders collected for tagging with PIT tags
RFID antennae system used to detect surgically implanted
Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags working in the field