Graduate student/PhD Candidate
My research interests are reptile and amphibian ecology, ecological statistics, and conservation. My dissertation research focuses on the ecology and conservation of western pond turtles in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am investigating aspects of western pond turtle behavior, genetics, and health, and am especially interested in the impact of environmental variation on turtle biology and ecology and the role of turtles an indicator species. My research also includes an analysis of the demography and movement ecology of western pond turtle populations at multiple sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. The final goal of my research is to build statistical models to inform conservation efforts for this species.
Publications by Maria Wojakowski
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Posts by Maria Wojakowski
- Assessing demography and genetic variation in Bobcat (Lynx rufus) using non-invasive DNA analysis and comparing with population size estimates obtained by camera-trapping in Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
- Effects of “primatization” on the population dynamics of a palm tree that is vulnerable to extinction
- Incidence and dynamics of mistletoe infestation on the oaks of Jasper Ridge
- Ecology of oak regeneration at Jasper Ridge
- Osa-Golfito Initiative in Southern Costa Rica (INOGO)