Carolina Herp Atlas

The Carolina Herp Atlas provides data on the distribution of herps in the Carolinas. Click here to submit your own observations!



News Recent research by lab members the focus of a National Geographic Daily News article - "Turtles Flourishing in Golf Course Ponds"

New Paper Price, S.J., J. Guzy, L. Witczak*, and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. Do ponds on golf courses provide suitable habitat for wetland-dependent animals in suburban areas? An assessment of turtle abundances. Journal of Herpetology 47:243-250.

News Lab members spent a week at Kiawah, SC conducting Diamondback Terrapin research

Kiawah 2012

Award Maddie Kern received the Aquatic Biology Student Research Award for her work: Factors Causing Deviation from Optimal Egg Size Theory in Diamondback Terrapins

Award Lauren Carter & Margaret Stebbins received the ASB Best Student Poster Award for their work: Orientation of Spotted Salamander Seasonal Migrations

New Paper Guzy, J.C., S.J. Price, and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. The spatial configuration of greenspace affects semi-aquatic turtle occupancy and species richness in a suburban landscape. Landscape and Urban Planning 117:46-56.

Award Rebecca McKee awarded a Jolley Foundation Summer Internship Grant to work at the South Carolina Aquarium on diamondback terrapin interactions with crab traps

New Paper Hunt, S.D.*, J.C. Guzy, S.J. Price, B.J. Halstead, E.A. Eskew*, and M.E. Dorcas. 2013. Responses of riparian reptile communities to damming and urbanization.  Biological Conservation 157:277-284.

New Paper Kern, M.M.*, J.C. Guzy, S.J. Price, S.D. Hunt*, E.A. Eskew*, and M.E. Dorcas. 2012. Riparian-zone amphibians and reptiles within the Broad River Basin of South Carolina. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences 128:81-87.

Price, S.J., R.A. Browne, and M.E. Dorcas. 2012. Resistance and resilience of a stream salamander to supraseasonal drought. Herpetologica 68:312-323.

Award Michael Dorcas received the Meritorious Teaching Award in Herpetology at the World Congress of Herpetology in Vancouver, BC!

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