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Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073

Steven Price

Steven Price

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Steven Price

Professor of Stream and Riparian Ecology

209 Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073

Last Revised: Jun 18th, 2024

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Research Interests

Research in the Price Lab focuses on the population ecology and conservation of semi-aquatic and aquatic animals. Most of our research centers on reptiles and amphibians, groups that are experiencing severe and unprecedented population declines.

Although we have broad interests, we often conduct research in the following areas: 1) examining the resistance and resilience of semi-aquatic reptile and amphibian populations to land-use and hydrologic change, and 2) assessing the influence of biophysical conditions on population vital rates, such as survivorship, recruitment, and temporal emigration, and behaviors (e.g., movement).

Additionally, we have strong interests in wildlife monitoring and management, freshwater biology, forest ecology, urban ecology, vertebrate natural history and landscape ecology.

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Ph.D., Biology, Wake Forest University, 2011
M.S., Environmental Science and Policy, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2003
B.S., Biology and Environmental Science, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2000

Course Instruction

FOR 510: Herpetology (4)
Course Description: This is a 4-credit, advanced biology and/or wildlife course about amphibians and reptiles for both undergraduate and graduate students. Lectures and labs follow two concurrent themes: 1) a survey of amphibians and reptiles, with special emphasis on Kentucky species, and 2) a general analysis of amphibian and reptile biology, ecology, conservation and management.

Term(s) Taught: Spring
FOR 601: Research Methods in Forestry (3)
Course Description: A study of research methods, procedures, and techniques used in forestry. Major emphasis will be placed on problem analysis and methods of conducting organized research.

Term(s) Taught: Fall
FOR 603: Foundations Forest Wildlife Natural Resources (3)
Course Description: Foundations in Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Sciences is a 3- credit, graduate level, seminar-style course focused on evaluating, discussing, and tracking the progression of the science and philosophy behind select topics in forestry, wildlife and other natural resource sciences, as well as environmental management and policy.

Term(s) Taught: Fall
NRE 320: Natural Resource and Environ Analysis (3)
Course Description: A field-oriented course taught off campus as a three-week summer camp. Emphasis is placed on methodologies for field data collection necessary to evaluate a variety of natural resources in multiple ecosystem contexts (for example--forested and agricultural). Students will become familiar with sampling instrumentation, collection, preservation, analysis, and data interpretation. Lecture, 10 hours, laboratory, 30 hours per week (Monday-Friday) for three weeks.

Term(s) Taught: Summer

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Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073