Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Mike J Dreslik
Title: Herpetologist
Mailing address:
1816 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Office address:
607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Address mailcode: 652
Office room:
Location: NRB
Phone: 217-300-0970
Fax: 217-244-0802

Conservation, Population, Spatial, Behavioral, and Community Biology of Reptiles and Amphibians.
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Selected publications:
Ray J. W., R. B. King, M. R. Duvall, J. W. Robinson, C. P. Jaeger, M. J. Dreslik, B. J. Swanson, and D. Mulkerin. 2013. Genetic analysis and captive breeding program design for the Eastern Massasasauga Sistrurus catenatus catenatus. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 4:104-113.

Anthonysamy, W. J., M. J. Dreslik, and C. A. Phillips. 2013. Disruptive influences of drought on the activity of a freshwater turtle. American Midland Naturalist. 169:332-335.

Allender, M. C., M. J. Dreslik, D. B. Wylie, S. J. Wylie, J. Scott, and C. A. Phillips. 2013. Ongoing health assessment and prevalence of Chrysosporium in the Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus). Copeia. 2013:97-102.

Jones, P. C., R. B. King, R. L. Bailey, N. D. Bieser, K. Bissell, H. Campa III, T. Crabill, M. D. Cross, B. A. DeGregorio, M. J. Dreslik, et al. 2012. Range-wide analysis of Eastern Massasauga survivorship. Journal of Wildlife Management. 76:1576-1586

Allender, M. C., M. J. Dreslik, S. J. Baker, C. A. Phillips, C. Maddox, M. Delaney, and M. Kinsel. 2011. An unusual mortality event associated with Chrysosporium in the Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus). Emerging Infectious Diseases. 17:2383-2384.
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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

Recovery Team Membership
  • Illinois Eastern Massasauga Recovery Team
  • Illinois Alligator Snapping Turtle Recovery Team
  • Illinois Blanding's Turtle Recovery Planning Team

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

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