My research in this area strives to advance our understanding of the relative roles of behavior and eco-physiology on shaping individual and population-level responses of forest amphibians to forest harvesting. For my doctoral work at the University of Maine (with Dr. M. Hunter), I examined the effects of logging on amphibian communities in Maine, USA. I focused on the dispersal ecology of juvenile wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) as a means to understand habitat permeability to movements in a chrono-sequence of stands.
- habitat selection studies of Oregon Spotted Frogs in British Columbia, and Hermann’s Tortoises in Romania
- occupancy studies of Mink Frogs in New York State (my MSc research) and invasive Bullfrogs in British Columbia
- predicting hotspots of road mortality for New York State amphibians and Hermann’s Tortoise in Romania
- assessing the use of road crossing structures by Great Crested Newts in the UK
- spatial conservation prioritization for Romanian amphibians and reptiles