The Florida Herpetology Conference saw some familiar faces. Kristen Sardina and Ethan Hollender, both from Missouri State biology, set out for adventure. Hollender presented on his research on turtle communities at mined lands and natural oxbow lakes in Kansas. Sardina presented her research as well and won runner up in the Best Student Poster category. The conference … [Read more...] about Biology student studies the outliers, wins runner up
The Southwest Association of Naturalists met in San Marcos, Texas, April 12-15 to share research, network and gain new skill sets. Presentations Several MSU faculty and students presented research at the conference. Dr. Day B. Ligon, Donald T. McKnight and Joshua Harmon. Distribution and habitat associations of Western Chicken Turtles in Southeastern Oklahoma … [Read more...] about Cottonmouths and turtles: Oh my!
Three Missouri State University alumni, Donald McKnight, Hunter Howell and Ethan Hollender, and current professor Dr. Day Ligon, have found new way to identify the sex of turtles. Though unconventional, the researchers boast from 55.6 percent success rate to 100 percent based on turtle species. Turtles are known to be quite private. Hidden away, the only way to find the … [Read more...] about Anything for science
Dr. Day Ligon, assistant professor of biology, received his next year of funding of $43,500 from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to continue his project “A Survey of Alligator Snapping Turtles and Other Turtle Species in Three Northeastern Oklahoma Rivers.” This project is supported and funded in conjunction with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation … [Read more...] about Faculty receives grant for turtle research