Congratulations to Bill Peterman, assistant professor of wildlife ecology and management in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, who is the 2018 recipient of the Raymond D. Semlitsch Research Award by the Herpetologists' League.
The competitive research award supports research on the ecology, evolution, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, with particular interest in research on contemporary questions that helps bridge disciplines and that incorporates manipulative, experimental approaches.
“This award means a lot to me, mostly because the late Ray Semlitsch (the namesake of the award) was my mentor for both my masters and PhD,” Peterman said.
The award will support research on amphibian translocation efforts here in Ohio. Specifically, my lab will be studying wood frog populations at Blacklick Woods and Sharon Woods, where they were re-introduced a decade ago, Peterman shared.