Brett Spatola



Division of Biological Sciences
226 Tucker Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO  65211

e-mail: bnsd36<at>





Research Interests

I have been involved in undergraduate research at the University of Missouri-Columbia since my sophomore year and joined the Eggert Lab in summer 2011.  My research interests include conservation ecology and population genetics, primarily focusing on reptiles and amphibians.  In the past, I worked with the Semlitsch lab and focused on amphibian convservation and behavioral responses to habitat fragmentation.  I participated in the Life Sciences Research Opportunity Program and studied desiccation risk in spotted salamander’s (Ambystoma maculatum) movement and behavior.  Currently, I am working with the Eggert Lab and focusing on landscape genetics with slimy salamander (Plethodon albagula) populations across Missouri.

I am currently pursuing a B.S. in Biological Sciences and plan to graduate spring 2012.  In the future, I plan on continuing my research of the life sciences in graduate school and earn a Ph.D. in Biology.