October 2017 Co-author paper on comparisons of reproductive assessment techniques in terrapins accepted for publication in Herpetological Review (with Jordan Donini and Roldan Valverde, Southeastern Louisiana University).
August 2017 Presented two posters at the 15th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles in Charleston, SC. Posters described the diet of the yellow-blotched map turtle (Graptemys flavimaculata) and another described current turtle research projects at Millsaps College.
May 2017 Millsaps undergraduates Gracie Bellnap and Drew Carter begin their summer research projects on turtles in the Pearl River bottomlands and box turtle ecology, respectively. Both of these projects are being conducted at Lefleur's Bluff State Park.
March 2017 -Manuscript accepted in the journal Herpetologica on scute variability in Graptemys flavimaculata. -Millsaps undergraduate students Haley Smith and Gracie Bellnap received HHMI Research Fellowships for summer 2017. Haley will be surveying Graptemys oculifera in the Pearl River, and Gracie will be investigating Chrysemys dorsalis reproduction.
August 2015 -Paper published in Southeastern Naturalist describing the herpetofaunal diversity in a remnant coastal chenier forest. -Presented a poster and a talk at the 13th Annual Symposium on Conservation and Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises, Tucson, AZ. -Co-author on three presentations (two student talks) at 13th Annual Symposium in Tucson, AZ.
April 2015 Four manuscripts accepted for publication including herpetofauanl community of coastal chenier forests (Southeastern Naturalist), conservation genetics of ringed sawbacks (with D. Gaillard et al., Copeia), phenotypic variation of False Map turtles in the Calcasieu River system (with P. Lindeman et al., Herpetological Review), and population genetics of terrapins in Louisiana (with C. Petre et al., Conservation Genetics).
March 2015 Two Natural History Notes published in Herpetological Review, with one on turtles basking on Whooping Crane nests and the other was kyphosis in Sabine Map Turtles.
February 2015 Attended SEPARC meeting in Covington, LA and provided a presentation on Pearl River Graptemys status and a poster on chenier herpetofauna
January 2015 Two distribution notes published in Herpetological Review.