Title: Aquatic Ecologist
I am the herpetologist for the Biological Surveys Assessment Program at INHS. I conduct field surveys for endangered and threatened animals throughout Illinois.
Efficacy of created vernal ponds for the preservation of amphibian species in greatest need of conservation.
Spatial ecology and demography of Blanding's Turtles (Emydoidea blandingii).
Status, distrubution, and landscape genetics of Jefferson Salamanders (Ambystoma jeffersonianum)
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Midwest PARC (Partnership in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation)
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Peterman, W.E, J.A. Crawford, and A.R. Kuhns. 2013. Using species distribution and occupancy modeling to guide survey efforts and assess species status. Journal for Nature Conservation 21:114-121.
Shepard, D.B., A.R. Kuhns, M.J. Dreslik, and C.A. Phillips. 2008. Roads as barriers to animal movement in fragmented landscapes. Animal Conservation 11:288-296.
Dreslik, M.J., A.R. Kuhns, & C.A. Phillips. 2005. Structure and composition of a southern Illinois freshwater turtle assemblage. Northeasern Naturalist, 12:173-186.
Kuhns, A.R. & J.A. Crawford. 2004. New amphibian and reptile county records for Pulaski County, Illinois. Herpetological Review, 35:419-420.
Dreslik, M.J., A.R. Kuhns, C.A. Phillips and B.C. Jellen. 2003. Summer home range and movements of the Cooter turtle, Pseudemys concinna in Illinois. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4(3):706-710.
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|Education: M.S. Biological Sciences. Illinois State University. 2004.|
B.S. Biology-Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 1998.
A.S. Biology. Lake Land College. 1996.
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