Probably one of my favorite conferences, Northeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation was at Mountain Lake Biological Station this year. Along with a small contingent of Penn State colleagues, I presented SPARCnet research during the meeting. The project investigated how warmer summers and winters affected individual growth in five different populations of red-backed salamanders. Building off of the analysis we used in our Ecology and Evolution paper, we found further evidence that warmer temperatures are likely to negatively impact growth in certain populations. I look forward to finalizing the analysis soon and getting it published. As an added honor, I received best student presentation. Already looking forward to next year’s meeting!

Presenting a slide at NEPARC