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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 
  • Ecology of Amphibians and Reptiles (at Pymatuning Lab of Ecology)
  • Behavioral Ecology (at Pymatuning Lab of Ecology)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Wildlife biology
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Amphibians
  • Reptiles

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • Robison, A. L., J. L. Berta, C. L. Mott, and K. J. Regester. In review. Impact of invasive Amur Honeysuckle, Lonicera maackii, on multiple trophic levels of detritus-based wetlands. Freshwater Biology.
  • Regester, K. J., C. G. Hoffman, E. R. Patterson, and P. C. Timashenka. 2020. Seal Salamander (Desmognathus monitcola Dunn). Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 925: 1–60.
  • Regester, K. J., M. C. Allender, and K. Hayward. 2017. Surveillance for the Snake Fungal Disease Pathogen Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola in the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus c. catenatus), Pennsylvania, USA. Herpetological Review 48: 772–774.
  • 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:

  • L. Robison. 2019. France Allison Student Award, Clarion University Honors Program 
  • T. Braunagel. 2018. France Allison Student Award, Clarion University Honors Program 
  • T. Braunagel. 2018. Best Student Poster, PA Mtg. of The Wildlife Society 
  • R. Berry and T. Braunagel. 2017. Best Student Poster, PA Mtg. of The Wildlife Society 
  • C. Buell and N. Skelton. 2015. Best Student Poster, PA Mtg. of The Wildlife Society 
  • N. Hepfl, et al. 2013. Best Student Poster, PA Mtg. of The Wildlife Society 
  • C. Roskosh and T. Hummel. 2012. Best Graduate Student Poster, Mtg. of Commonwealth of PA Biologists 
  • A. Simpson and J. Martz. 2012. Best Student Poster, PA Mtg. of The Wildlife Society
  • L. Bobnar. 2010. Felbaum Student Award, PA Mtg. of The Wildlife Society
  • H. Simpson. 2009. France Allison Student Award, 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
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

 

Last Updated 10/21/20