Feb 17: Disease Ecology of PA Amphibians

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February 15, 2017 by lancasterherp

Kurt Regester

Join us on Friday at 7pm at MTPL for speaker Dr. Kurt Regester with his talk on “Disease Ecology of Pennsylvania Amphibians”!! He will give an overview of the status of amphibian disease research here with an emphasis on emergent pathogens associated with population declines.  He’ll discuss a statewide pathogen surveillance program conducted in collaboration with PARS volunteers.  This should be a fascinating and informative presentation. We hope to see you!

 

Kurt Regester is a professor of biology at Clarion University and instructor at University of Pittsburgh’s Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology. He teaches courses on Zoology, Wildlife Ecology, Population Biology, Animal Behavior, and Ornithology and a field-based course on the Ecology of Amphibians and Reptiles. Kurt conducts research on the ecology of amphibians, with particular interests in disease ecology and the roles of salamanders in terrestrial and aquatic food webs. Kurt serves as associate editor for the journal Herpetological Conservation and Biology and is affiliated with the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, The Wildlife Society, and the Seneca Rocks Chapter of the Audubon Society. He serves as advisor for the Clarion University Chapter of TWS.


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