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News from the Barrett Lab:

Congratulations to Jill Newman who successfully defended her thesis in early December! Jill's thesis is titled "Green salamander distribution, abundance, and physiology in the Southern Blue Ridge. Her project was funded by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. 

Marion Clement presented a poster (Occupancy and movements of barred owls along a forest-to-urban land cover gradient in the South Carolina Piedmont Ecoregion) at the Raptor Research Foundation meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Marion is gearing up for her first full season of sampling later this winter. 

Mike Knoerr recently presented results from two seasons of studying bog turtle nesting ecology at a meeting of Project Bog Turtle in Asheboro, NC. Mike did an outstanding job and is helping to advance our knowledge on conservation strategies for this threatened species. 

Interested in the philosophy of science? I recently collaborated with David Steen, Ellen Clarke, and Craig Guyer on a manuscript that explores a new way to conceptualize ecological communities and the implications of that concept on conservation and management decisions. Check it out in Biology & Philosophy

We are excited to welcome Marion Clement to the Barrett Lab! Marion will be pursuing her M.S. by researching barred owl ecology across a gradient of urbanization in South Carolina. 

Jill Newman recently presented a poster on her green salamander research at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Austin, TX. Jill did a fantastic job representing the lab during the session. 

Congratulations to Mike Knoerr, who was selected to receive a travel grant to support his upcoming presentation at the 15th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles in Charleston, SC.