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Habitat Management Considerations for Wisconsin's Amphibians and Reptiles

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024
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Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N Calhoun Rd, Brookfield, WI, 53005 Map

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Josh Kapfer, Professor and Certified Wildlife Biologist, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Joshua M. Kapfer has lived most of his life in Wisconsin. He was born in Stoughton. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (1999, 2002) in Biology and Aquatic Science. His master’s research focused on the survival of amphibian larvae in agricultural ponds. Josh then went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2007) in Ecology and Evolution. His doctoral research investigated numerous aspects of Gophersnake ecology and conservation in Sauk County. After earning his doctoral degree, Josh worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, NRC Environmental Consulting (now Stantec), and Elon University in North Carolina. Since 2011, Josh has been with the Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as a professor and wildlife biologist, where he teaches various lecture and field-based ecology courses and conducts research with undergraduate students. He is broadly interested in vertebrate ecology and conservation, with over 35 peer-reviewed publications centered on amphibians, reptiles, fish, and mammals (although he will admit to a particular fondness for Wisconsin’s reptiles). 

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