Recent research by lab members the focus of a National Geographic Daily News article - "Turtles Flourishing in Golf Course Ponds"
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.
Lab members spent a week at Kiawah, SC conducting Diamondback Terrapin research
Maddie Kern received the Aquatic Biology Student Research Award for her work: Factors Causing Deviation from Optimal Egg Size Theory in Diamondback Terrapins
Lauren Carter & Margaret Stebbins received the ASB Best Student Poster Award for their work: Orientation of Spotted Salamander Seasonal Migrations
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.
Rebecca McKee awarded a Jolley Foundation Summer Internship Grant to work at the South Carolina Aquarium on diamondback terrapin interactions with crab traps
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.
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.
Michael Dorcas received the Meritorious Teaching Award in Herpetology at the World Congress of Herpetology in Vancouver, BC!
"*" indicates student author