Last updated: November 2023
11.18.2023: First Student-Authored Paper
Graduate student Julia Thulander has just published the first student-authored paper from the Devo Eco Lab! In this paper, published in Reptiles & Amphibians, Julia presents the first record of transient albinism in the streamside salamander along with a thorough literature review of abnormal color morphs in salamanders of the genus Ambystoma. Congrats to Julia.
9.29.2023: Tennessee Herp Conference
7.16.2023: Students attend JMIH
7.1.2023: Salamander Summer
9.30.2022: Tennessee Herp Conference
7.22.2022: Cover for July Issue of Int. Zool
Cool paper concerning the effects of natural incubation substrates and soil water content on embryo development. We got the cover photo for this edition of the journal Integrative Zoology: a brown anole hatching from the egg! Read the paper here: https://doi.org/10.1111/1749-4877.12553
4.30.2022: New Paper in Herp Con Bio
I've published a new study on the effects of Hurricanes on nesting ecology of Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum). The number of intense hurricanes has been increasing and will likely do so into the foreseeable future and in this study I opportunistically monitored the effects of multiple hurricanes on a population of salamanders in Alabama. I also provide a review of the effects of hurricanes on amphibians. www.herpconbio.org/Volume_17/Issue_1/Hall_2022.pdf
9.22.2021: Interview with Methods in EE
2.15.2021: Shortlist for J Exp Bio Best Paper
10.13.2020: Salamander Story Time
10.9.2020: Featured article
2.26.2020: Salameandering Tuskegee
01.10.2020: Lizards of New Zealand
My wife and I had an awesome time in New Zealand for the World Congress of Herpetology. I made several new friends and forged new collaborations at the conference, and we got to see some awesome wildlife along the way. With some crazy luck, I was able to hold a Tuatara and find a jeweled gecko in the wild. Despite the relatively cold weather, it turned out to be a good trip for spotting lizards.
6.10.2019: Sala-meandering the Smokies
10.20.2018: Salamander Days in Alabama
11.24.17: Big Cypress Tree State Park
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“If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture—that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves.” ― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire