Myself and a Western coachwhip I encountered during a herpetofaunal survey in Central Texas.

My work as a Master’s student with a Graduate Research Assistantship at Texas Tech University is centered around detection and habitat presence of the spot-tailed earless lizard (Holbrookia lacerata) as well as other desert herpetofauna.

I first found the herpetology world as an undergraduate mentored by Dr. Matthew Gray at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Since graduating from UTK, I’ve worked in the herpetofauna field in places like Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Florida.

I’m specifically interested in detection methods and natural histories of secretive species that alter encounter rates.

Read about my work:

Read ‘Charles Jacobi: Life of a Biologist’ featured in Wildlife.Fish Magazine 01.Oct2019
Read ‘Gambling with Predators’ on the Wildlife.Fish blog

 

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