All About Amphibians

All About Amphibians

All About Amphibians

Botany, Forestry, and Studying Plants

Kerri Spuller on science through the lens of geomorphology

Kerri Spuller on science through the lens of geomorphology

Kerri Spuller graduated with her MS in Geosciences from Boise State University, with a focus in geomorphology and landscape change. For her research, she used geochronology and geochemistry to understand how drylands have been influenced by climate change over glacial-interglacial cycles. Currently, Kerri works as a geotechnical consultant in northern Nevada.

In this talk, she focuses on the multidisciplinary approach that many geomorphologists take when performing field research.

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Beth Fitzpatrick on Greater Sage Grouse behavior

Beth Fitzpatrick on Greater Sage Grouse behavior

Beth Fitzpatrick is a wildlife ecologist with an interest on population ecology. Growing up, a love of the outdoors and nature was instilled in her which led her to pursue a career in ecology. She is interested in species-habitat/landscape relationships in areas of development. She is currently finishing up her PhD research at the University of Wyoming in the Program in Ecology that investigates the influence of energy development on landscape connectivity and distribution of Greater Sage-Grouse for prioritizing efforts of restoration in Northern Wyoming.

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Jordan Gass on skin secretions in frogs

Jordan Gass on skin secretions in frogs

Jordan Gass was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico and I completed her undergraduate degree at New Mexico State University where she double majored in Biology and Microbiology. While in college, she discovered a passion for disease ecology and decided to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Nevada, Reno where she is studying the host-pathogen interactions of amphibians with a pathogenic fungus. She titles this talk: AMPing up their defenses: investigating the role of the innate immune system of the Panamanian Golden frog. Thank you to Garden to Glass and the Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund for sponsoring this lesson!

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