Postdoctoral Research Associate
Illinois Natural History Survey
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL 61820 USA
Tel: (615) 427-3049
Recent News (last 12 months)
August 2014: Began a new postdoctoral position at the Illinois Natural History Survey.
July 2014: Attended and presented at the 2014 National Speleological Society Meeting in Huntsville, Alabama.
June 2014: Attended and presented at the 2014 Evolution Meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina.
May 2014: Attended and presented at the 6th Conference on the Biology of the Plethodontid Salamanders in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
May 2014: New paper on the description of the Hoosier Cavefish, a new amblyopsid cavefish from southern Indiana, published in ZooKeys (with Prosanta Chakabarty and Jacques Prejean).
February 2014: Attended the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation meeting at Lake Cumberland State Park in Kentucky.
February 2014: Paper on the phylogeny of boas and pythons published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (with Graham Reynolds and Liam Revell).
November 2013: Grant proposal on the distribution and conservation of cave biodiversity in the Valley and Ridge funded by Cave Conservancy Foundation (Co-PI with Annette Summers Engel, Kirk Zigler, Dante Fenolio and K. Denise Kendall, $25,000)!
November 2013: Attended the Tennessee State Wildlife Action Plan meeting in Murfreesboro, TN.
November 2013: Grant proposal on the conservation of Stygobromus amphipods in the Virginias funded by the Cave Conservancy of the Virginias (Co-PI with Megan L. Porter and Mike Slay, $15,600)!
November 2013: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Section 6 Grant on RTE cave beetles funded! (Co-PI with Kirk Zigler, $23,217).
October 2013: Attended the Stygobromus Working Group meeting in Esty, WV.
October 2013: Seminar in the Department of Biology at the University of Louisville (hosted by Bill Pearson).
September 2013: Presented at the Fall Meeting of the Tennessee Cave Survey in Cookeville, TN.
September 2013: Attended the 19th Annual Tennessee Herpetological Conference in Harrogate, TN.
September 2013: Appalachian LCC Grant "Classification and Georeferencing Cave/Karst Resources across the Appalachian LCC" funded (Co-PI with David Culver, Mary Christman, Daniel Doctor, David Weary, John Young, & Kirk Zigler, $129,157)!
September 2013: Paper on the conservation status of the Georgia Blind Salamander published in Reptiles and Amphibians.
September 2013: Paper on the phylogeny and historical biogeography of West Indian boid snakes published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (with Graham Reynolds, Blair Hedges, Alex Dornburg, Alberto Puente-Rolon and Liam Revell).
August 2013: Joined the Linnen Lab as a postdoc in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky.
August 2013: Our book The Reptiles of Tennessee (coedited with Graham Reynolds & Brian Miller) is officially published and available!
August 2013: Our book Cave Life of TAG: A Guide to Commonly Encountered Species in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia (coauthored with Kirk Zigler & Dante Fenolio) is officially published by the Biology Section of the National Speleological Society!