Cat Frock is a WEC PhD candidate. Her adviser is Dr. Bob McCleery. Work How did you get into wildlife? Do you have an origin story? I didn’t decide on doing this as a career until I was… Read More
Exit Interview Prescillia Putri is a recent WEC MS graduate. We spoke with her about her life, research, and plans for her future in Indonesian conservation. What did you study for your MS? I studied mammalian occurrence in… Read More
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My name is Kristina, and I am nearly finished with my PhD through the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department at University of Florida. During this process, I’ve made an immense transition in my career that is surprising… Read More
Highlights of 2018 Annual Report It’s that time of year to reflect back on what the Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) has achieved in 2018. It’s been quite a busy year! NATA offered 6 workshops (3 core… Read More
Kim Ledger is a WEC PhD student in the Wisely and Sayler labs. Work What is your research about? I am studying the ecology of ticks and the diseases they vector. My research and fieldwork is in southern… Read More
The Natural Areas Training Academy would like to thank all of the men and women who have served and who are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. We sincerely appreciate your bravery and courageous service to our… Read More
I study desert rats. This may sound like a rather specific, out-of-the-way thing to study, but in fact desert rodents have been used as a model system to study ecological phenomena for many years. In the 1970s, there… Read More
After I entered my MS program at WEC, it took me quite some time to figure out a topic for my thesis. First, I was going to develop a project looking at niche differentiation between giant pandas and… Read More