University of Massachusetts Amherst - PhD
Advisor: Dr. Chris Sutherland
My PhD research is looking at Red-backed Salamander populations across a rural-t0-urban landscape gradient in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, and to engage the public through citizen science.
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The Ohio State University - M.S. (2012)
Thesis: Avian metapopulation dynamics in a complex urbanizing landscape.
Advisor: Dr. Amanda Rodewald
I looked at landscape level population dynamics of birds across a rural to urban habitat gradient in central Ohio. By measuring the degree of similarity or dissimilarity in population growth rates, as well as local extinctions and recolonizations we showed that the demography of birds in our system were consistent with metapopulation dynamics.
Padilla, B.J. & Rodewald, A.D. Urban Ecosyst (2015) 18: 239. doi:10.1007/s11252-014-0390-z