University of Kentucky
Department of Biology
218 T.P. Cooper Building
730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073
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Doctor of Philosophy, Biology, University of Kentucky (In Progress) January 2014 to present.

  • Dissertation: Landscape influence on movement patterns and gene flow in pitviper populations of southeastern Kentucky. (Co-Advised: John Cox, Ph.D., James Krupa, Ph.D.)

Master of Science, Forestry, University of Kentucky, August 2013

  • Thesis: Effects of streamside management zone timber harvest on salamander communities in Robinson Forest. (Co-advised: Christopher Barton, Ph.D., John Cox, Ph.D.)

Bachelor of Science, Conservation Biology, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), May 2011

  • GPA: 3.56/4.0, Magna Cum Laude

Selected Professional Experience

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant—University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry, Fall 2011– Spring 2013; Department of Biology, Spring 2014-Present,

Courses taught:

  • FOR 230 Conservation Biology
  • BIO 303 Evolution
  • BIO 325 Ecology
  • BIO 351 Plant Kingdom

Research Technician – US Geological Survey, NE ARMI, 2011

 Supervisor: Evan H.C. Grant

Grants Received

2017, UK Appalachian Center Eller and Billings Research Award, $1,000

2015, American Museum of Natural History Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant, $3,500

2015, Kerri Casner Environmental Sciences Fellowship, $2,550

Awards and Recognition

Kentucky Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Outstanding Student Paper Award, 2012

Association of Southeast Biologists, Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning Student Research Award in Aquatic Biology, 2014

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Dillard, J.R., and T.A. Maigret. 2017. Delayed dispersal and prolonged brood care in a family-living beetle. Journal of Evolutionary Biology: In press.

Murphy, M.O., Agha, M., Maigret, T.A., M.E. Dorcas, and S.J. Price. 2016. The effects of urbanization on body size of larval stream salamanders. Urban Ecosystems 18: 1-12.

Maigret, T.A., Cox, J.J., Schneider, D.R., Barton, C.D., Price, S.J., and J.L. Larkin. 2014.Effects of timber harvest within streamside management zones on salamander populations in ephemeral streams of southeastern Kentucky. Forest Ecology and Management 324:46-51.

Manuscripts in Progress

Maigret, T.A., Cox, J.J., and J. Yang. Persistent geophysical effects of mining threaten the ridgetop biota of Appalachian forests. In revision.

Maigret, T.A. Snake scale clips as a source of high quality DNA suitable for RAD sequencing. With editor.

Spaulding, S.H., Cox, J.J., Maigret, T.A., Drayer, A.N., Richards, J.M., and J. Treanor. Low-level Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis detection persists in plethodontid salamanders following timber harvests in Kentucky, USA. Resubmitted.

Technical Bulletins and Notes

Maigret, T.A., and J.J. Cox. 2017. Agkistrodon contortrix. Hibernacula. In review.

Maigret, T.A., and J.J. Cox. 2014. Best management practices and the mitigation of stream-breeding salamander population declines in the eastern deciduous forest: a review of pertinent literature and recommendations for future research. Proceedings: 20th Central Hardwood Forest Conference, US Forest Service, General Technical Report NRS-P-120.

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