Keep up to date on what's new and exciting in the Chatfield Lab!
Graduate student Trina Wantman awarded IBERA research grant May 2022 Trina was awarded the Inez Boyd Environmental Research Award by the Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon Society to continue her thesis work on Wood Turtle nesting success.
Undergraduate student Hunter Praul joins the lab April 2022 Hunter is a Maine Top Scholar majoring in Biology in the School of Biology & Ecology. He will be helping with research in the lab, as well as conducting his Capstone project.
Graduate student Greg LeClair wins Outstanding Service Award April 2022 Greg received the Outstanding Service Award from the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture largely for his work on the Maine Big Night amphibian monitoring community science project.
Wood Turtle Project featured on Maine Science Podcast August 2022 Collaborator Lindsay Ware of Science Dogs of New England discussed her scent detection work and our ongoing partnership on the August 11th episode of the Maine Science Podcast.
Graduate student Greg LeClair wins NRCM Brookie Award May 2022 Greg received the prestigious Brookie Award from the Natural Resources Council of Maine for his work on Maine Big Night.
NSF REU student Dartagnan Mullins joins the Lab June 2022 Dartagnan, a senior at the University of North Carolina in Asheville, is completing his summer project on Wood Turtle nest predation as part of the One Health Research Experience for Undergraduates.
Graduate student Trina Wantman awarded BioME research grant March 2022 Trina has been awarded a Seed Grant from the Bioscience Association of Maine for her MS project on Wood Turtle nesting success.
Graduate student Greg LeClair becomes PhD student February 2022 Greg has transitioned from the MS to the PhD program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. His expanded thesis project will now include the application of eDNA to Canada lynx snow tracks.
Graduate student Trina Wantman joins the lab January 2022 Trina started this semester on her MS degree in the Ecology and Environmental Sciences program at UMaine. She will be studying Wood Turtle nesting ecology and conservation.
Maine Big Night joins research group on new publication November 2021 Data on amphibian road mortality became part of a large-scale review on the impacts of COVID-19 on wildlife. You can read the paper here.
Graduate student Greg LeClair featured on NPR October 2021 An interview with graduate student Greg LeClair can be heard on NPR's All Things Considered for his work on Maine Big Night. You can listen to the interview here.
New publication on Maine Big Night September 2021 Graduate student Greg LeClair is lead author on a new paper exploring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on amphibian road mortality. You can read the paper here.