Dr. Kurt J. Regester

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Ph.D. Zoology, 2007, Southern Illinois University

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • BIOL 494: Population Biology
  • BIOL 492: Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 428: Ornithology
  • BIOL 411: Wildlife Ecology and Management

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Wildlife biology, freshwater ecology, amphibians and reptiles

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • Regester, K. J., M. C. Allender, and K. Hayward. In press. Surveillance for the Snake Fungal Disease Pathogen Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola in the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus c. catenatus), Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Regester, K. J, H. C. Eisenman, J. L. Stragand, and C. S. Brooks. 2016. First Reported Detection of the Amphibian Pathogens Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Ranavirus in the Common Mudpuppy (Necturus m. maculosus). Herpetological Review 47: 397–400.
  • Unger, S. D, E. J. Chapman, K. J. Regester, and R. N. Williams. 2016. Genetic patterns follow dendritic patterns in the Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 11: 40–51.
  • Presentation at the 2016 conference of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society and the American Society of Foresters: Ecology of the Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) in western Pennsylvania.
  • Plenary presentation at the 2015 conference of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society: Diseases of amphibians and reptiles in Pennsylvania: status and directions for research.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Mentored Student Awards

  • R. Berry and T. Braunagel, Best Student Poster, 2017, PA Mtg., Wildlife Society
  • C. Buell and N. Skelton, Best Undergraduate Student Poster, 2015, PA Mtg., Wildlife Society
  • N. Hepfl, et al., Best Undergraduate Student Poster, 2013, Commonwealth of PA Biologists
  • C. Roskosh and T. Hummel, Best Graduate Student Poster, 2012, PA Mtg., Wildlife Society
  • A. Simpson and J. Martz, Best Undergraduate Student Poster, 2012, PA Mtg., Wildlife Society
  • L. Bobnar, Felbaum Student Award, 2010, PA Mtg., Wildlife Society
  • H. Simpson, France Allison Student Award, 2009, Clarion University Honors Program

Outstanding Community Service Award, 2010-2011, Clarion Chapter, Wildlife Society

Outstanding Community Service Award, 2008-2009, Clarion Chapter, Wildlife Society

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Associate Editor: Herpetological Conservation and Biology (2008 to present)
  • Member and Clarion University Chapter Advisor: The Wildlife Society (2008 to present)
  • Member: The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (2000 to present)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Department of Biology and Geosciences Scholarship Coordinator
Last Updated 11/17/17