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Mike J Dreslik
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Email: dreslik@illinois.edu
Title: Herpetologist
Mailing address:
Forbs Natural History Building
1816 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
US
Office address:
National Soybean Research Lab
1101 West Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
US
Address mailcode: 652
Office room:
Location: NSRL
Phone: 217-300-0970
  
Fax: 217-244-0802

Activities:
Research:
Conservation, Population, Spatial, Behavioral, and Community Biology of Reptiles and Amphibians.
Message to students:
Recognition:
Professional affiliations:

Adjunct Assistant Professor – Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign, Illinois.

Adjunct Assistant Professor ­– Department of Biology, University of Louisiana, Monroe, Louisiana.

Selected publications:

Baker, S. J., S. J. Beaupre, M. J. Dreslik, and C. A. Phillips. 2017. Variation in resting metabolic rate of the Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus). Pp. 168–178 In M. J. Dreslik, W. K. Hayes, S. J. Beaupre, and S. P. Mackessy (eds), The Biology of Rattlesnakes II. ECO Herpetological Publishing and Distribution, Rodeo, New Mexico.

Dreslik, M. J., D. B. Shepard, S. J. Baker, B. C. Jellen, and C. A. Phillips.  2017. Body size, growth and sexual size dimorphism the Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus). Pp. 66-78 In M. J. Dreslik, W. K. Hayes, S. J. Beaupre, and S. P. Mackessy (eds), The Biology of Rattlesnakes II. ECO Herpetological Publishing and Distribution, Rodeo, New Mexico.

Dreslik, M. J., S. J. Baker, D. B. Wylie, D. B. Shepard, and C. A. Phillips. 2017. Temporal trends in population size and structure of the Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus)in south-central Illinois. Pp. 126–136 In M. J. Dreslik, W. K. Hayes, S. J. Beaupre, and S. P. Mackessy (eds), The Biology of Rattlesnakes II. ECO Herpetological Publishing and Distribution, Portal, New Mexico.

Dreslik, M. J., D. B. Shepard, B. C. Jellen, and C. A. Phillips.  2017. Movement and Home Range of the Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) at its southern range limit. Pp. 168-178 In: M. J. Dreslik, W. K. Hayes, S. J. Beaupre, and S. P. Mackessy (eds), The Biology of Rattlesnakes II. ECO Herpetological Publishing and Distribution, Portal, New Mexico.

Hileman, E. T., R. B. King, J. M. Adamski, T. G. Anton, R. L. Baily, S. J. Baker, N. D. Bieser, T. Bell, K. M. Bissell, D. R. Bradke, H. Campa III, G. S. Casper, K. Cedar, M. D. Cross, B. A. Degregrio, M. Desjardins,  M. J. Dreslik, et al. 2017. Climate and geographic predictors of life history variation in Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus): a range-wide synthesis. PloS ONE. 12(2):e0172011. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172011.

Stites, A. J., C. A. Taylor, M. J. Dreslik, and T. E. Gordon. 2017. Using randomized sampling methods to determine distribution and habitat use of Barbicambarus simmonsi, a rare, narrowly endemic crayfish.  American Midland Naturalist. 177:250–222.

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Program affiliates:
Professional society involvement and activities:
Professional Society Memberships
  • American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • Chelonian Research Foundation
  • Herpetologists League
  • Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Turtle Survival Alliance
  • IUCN Freshwater Turtle and Tortoise Specialist Group
  • IUCN Viper Specialist Group
  • Associate Editor - Herpetological Conservation and Biology
Recovery Team Membership
  • Illinois Eastern Massasauga Recovery Team
  • Illinois Alligator Snapping Turtle Recovery Team
  • Illinois Blanding's Turtle Recovery Planning Team
Education:

PhD., Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, 2005

MS, Biology, Eastern Illinois University, 1996

BS, Zoology, Eastern Illinois University, 1994

AS, Biology/ Education, Lakeland College--Mattoon, IL, 1992

Lab name: Lab research: Lab publications: Lab current projects:

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