Former member (Graduate student)
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.
Posts by Maria Wojakowski
- Oak Herbivory at Jasper Ridge
- Revisiting local adaptation to climate change 90 years after
- The role of birds in the transmission of mammal-associated pathogens
- The indirect effects of bushmeat hunting on birds in Central Africa
- Combined effects of deforestation and biodiversity loss on species coexistence and ecosystem functioning