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Jennifer Purrenhage

I am currently a postdoc in Kim Babbitt's lab at the University of New Hampshire.
I have been lucky to work with salamanders (A. maculatum) for my M.S., Ph.D., and now postdoctoral research. I have also been fortunate to collaborate with great people on salamander research/writings, including Peter Niewiarowski, Katy Greenwald, Paco Moore, Michelle Boone, Gary Gerald, and Kim Babbitt.

My research has always involved a habitat-related component, and will always be conducted in a conservation/applied context. Past and current research topics include: the effects of habitat fragmentation and landscape composition on genetic population structure of salamanders; the importance of aquatic vegetation structure on biotic interactions of pond-breeding amphibians; the impacts of aquatic and terrestrial canopy cover on larval and juvenile pond-breeding amphbibians (e.g., growth and survival of larvae and juveniles & post-metamorphic dispersal potential / locomotor abilities); and the importance of upland buffers for vernal pool-breeding amphibians.


Contact Information

Jennifer L. Purrenhage
Dept. of Natural Resources 
  and the Environment
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824

It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion;
it is easy in solitude to live after our own;
but the great [man] is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

 ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (Self-Reliance)

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