Jake at JMIH Meeting

IMG_3896 [801421]Our senior grad student, Jacob Burkhart, presented at the 2016 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 6th through the 10th.

“The Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists is an annual meeting of four  scientific societies — the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists; the American Elasmobranch Society; the Herpetologists’ League; and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles – to share current research and network with professional peers.  Graduate students compete for presentation and travel awards.” – Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

His talk entitled “Range Wide Genetic Diversity of the Ringed Salamander” focused on his research on habitat utilization, climatic conditions, species interactions and resource utilization of the Ringed Salamander, a species of conservation concern, across its Ozark and Ouachita mountain range. This project determined the patterns of genetic diversity and structure and suggests landscape alterations that are influencing ringed salamander genetic diversity.

To learn more about Jacob and his ongoing research, click here!