I am a third year PhD candidate at the University of Vermont and am interested in how certain temporal and spatial factors influence the transmission of amphibian disease, specifically the ranavirus. I am working with my advisor Dr. Nicholas Gotelli and with the support of my current and previous labmates: Andrew Nguyen, Amanda Northrop, and Lindsey Pett.
I collected 4 Wood Frog egg masses from 10 sites and will experimentally infect 5 tadpoles per egg mass (5 controls) to determine if there are differences in how populations respond to ranavirusMay-June 2018
I collected toe and tail tissue from 29 sites around Vermont (two time points).July and Aug. 2017
I finished my first field season where I collected toe and tail tissue from 18 sites (7 time points) around Vermont.May-Aug. 2016
I started my journey to obtain my doctorate degree at the University of Vermont, advised by Dr. Nicholas Gotelli.Aug. 2015
I graduated UCL with a Master of Research in Biodiversity, Evolution, and Conservation, completing two species distribution modeling projects during that time.Sep. 2014
I graduated from UF with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.May 2012
Species Distribution Modeling