Masters Student
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
jakehutton@uky.edu


Curriculum Vitae


Education

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY 

Master of Science, Forestry and Natural Resources, July 2016-May 2018

Thesis: “Diet Composition Explains Reductions in Stream Salamander Occupancy and Abundance along a Conductivity Gradient”

GPA: 4.00

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY 

Bachelor of Science, Honors, August 2012-December 2015

Major: Biology, Concentration in Aquatic Ecology

Honor’s Undergraduate Thesis: “How Do Aquatic Predators Affect Larval Ambystomatid Salamanders in Their Journey to Metamorphosis?”

GPA: 3.91, Summa Cum Laude, President’s List, Dean of Science List, Honors Scholar


Selected Research Experience

University of Kentucky, Summer 2016 Field Technician, Steve Price Lab 

  • Located and captured Northern Watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon) and Queen Snakes (Regina septemvittata) using Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) scanners in Lexington, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University, Spring 2016 Lead Researcher, Stephen Richter Lab

  • Examined the diets of Desmognathus monticolaD. ochrophaeusD. welteriEurycea cirrigeraPlethodon glutinosus, P. kentucki, and P. richmondi) using a non-lethal gastric lavage technique. Identified prey items to order, family, genus, and species level

Kennesaw State University, Fall 2015 Field Technician, Thomas McElroy Lab

  • Located and captured Pigeon Mountain Salamanders (Plethodon petraeus) and P. glutinosus for a capture-mark-recapture study in northwest Georgia. Anesthetized (MS-222) and injected salamanders with Visible Implant Elastomers (VIE) 

Kennesaw State University, Summer 2015 Field Technician, William Ensign Lab

  • Operated electrofishers, kicknets, and collected water samples for stream quality and fish diversity analysis in Cobb County, Ga

Selected Grants (7 of 13, $13,304.70 total)

  1. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles Roger Conant Grants in Herpetology Program, Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles, 2017. Hutton, J. M. 2016. The effects of specific conductance on stream salamander occupancy and allochthony in southeastern Kentucky. $500.
  2. The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center Eller and Billings Student Research Award, 2017. Hutton, J. M. 2017. The effects of specific conductance on stream salamander occupancy and allochthony in southeastern Kentucky. $1,000.
  3. University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment Karri Casner Environmental Sciences Fellowship, 2017. Hutton, J. M. 2017. The effects of specific conductance on stream salamander occupancy and allochthony in southeastern Kentucky. $1,500.
  4. The Division of Natural Areas’ Grant-in-Aid of Student Research Program, 2017. Hutton, J. M. 2017. The effects of specific conductance on stream salamander occupancy and allochthony in southeastern Kentucky. $192.
  5. Kentucky Academy of Science Marcia Athey Grant, 2017. Hutton, J. M. 2016. The effects of specific conductance on stream salamander occupancy and allochthony in southeastern Kentucky. $1,140.
  6. Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders Daniel M. Digiacomo Grant, 2017. Hutton, J. M., and Price, S. J. 2016. The effects of specific conductance on stream salamander occupancy and allochthony in southeastern Kentucky. $5,000.
  7. Society of Freshwater Science Graduate Student Conservation Research Award, 2017. Hutton, J. M. 2016. The effects of specific conductance on stream salamander occupancy and allochthony in southeastern Kentucky. $1,305.

Publications

Hutton, J. M., Leloudis, R., and Price, S. J. Desmognathus welteri. Cannibalism. Accepted. Herpetological Review.

Price, S. J., Freytag, S. B, Bonner, S. J., Drayer, A. N., Hutton, J. M., and Barton, C. D. Accepted. Mountaintop Removal Mining Influences Stream Salamander Population Dynamics. Diversity and Distributions.

Hutton, J. M., Price, S. J., and Richter, S. C. 2018. Diet of the Black Mountain Salamander (Desmognathus welteri) in Southeastern Kentucky. Herpetological Review. 49:12–19.

Hutton, J. M., and Price, S. J. 2018. Ambystoma barbouri. Predation. Herpetological Review. 49:89.

Hutton, J. M., and Price, S. J. 2018. Eurycea bislineata. Oophagy. Herpetological Review. 49:90–91.

Hutton, J. M., and Pierson, T. W. 2017. Eurycea bislineata. Nest Guarding. Herpetological Review. 48:826.

Hutton, J. M., Price, S. J., and Richter, S. C. 2017. The Diet of the Cumberland Plateau Salamander (Plethodon kentucki) in an old growth forest of southeastern Kentucky. The American Midland Naturalist. 178:144–150.

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