Craig Guyer was my major professor in graduate school. We worked together on projects trying to understand population ecology of frogs and anoles in Costa Rica, but we also collaborated on systematic studies of reptiles from the southeastern US.
John Jensen is the state herpetologist for Georgia. John and I collaborated on a long-term mark-recapture study of Alligator Snapping Turtles (Macrochelys temminckii) in Spring Creek, Georgia, where we modeled the species population demography and estimated population viability at that site.
Joshua Ennen (Tennessee Aquarium), Jim Godwin (Alabama Natural Heritage Program), Brian Kreiser (University of Southern Mississippi), and Jeff Lovich (U.S. Geological Survey) and I collaborated on various projects trying to understand species delimitation, hybridization, and population structure of Barbour’s Map Turtle (Graptemys barbouri) and the Escambia Map Turtle (Graptemys ernsti).
Jackson Roberts (Auburn University) and I overlapped at Auburn, while he was a M.S. student in the Fisheries Department. I modestly helped Jackson on a project where we described two new species of blood flukes inhabiting Musk Turtles (Sternotherus sp.) in the southeastern US, but we also shared millions of discussions about science (and mostly life). Jackson is now a PhD student studying evolutionary biology and herpetology at Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Sciences.
Nelson Rivera (John Carroll University) was an NSF REU student at La Selva Biological Station, and we collaborated on a study describing variation in community structure of glassfrogs (Centrolenidae) at La Selva. He is now an MS student at John Carroll University where he is studying the chemical ecology of poisons frogs.
Kelsey Reider (Florida International University). Kelsey mentored me as an undergraduate, where we studied the community ecology of terrestrial frogs and lizards in plantation monocultures La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. She is finishing up her PhD at Florida International University.