Animal Behavior

Step Outside: Identifying Habitat Needs of Female Tri-Colored Bats

In this episode of Step Outside, we speak with PhD student Ash Cable about her research to identify habitat needs of female tri-colored bats and to determine if this species is being affected by environmental contaminants.

Step Outside: Investigating the Life History of the Laurel Dace through a Surrogate Species

MS student and Tennessee Aquarium employee Shawna Fix explains how studying the life history of a closely related species gives scientists more information on the endangered Laurel Dace. Listen to…

Step Outside: Prevention and Mitigation of a Dangerous Amphibian Pathogen

In this episode of Step Outside, David Carter and Adri Tompros discuss their research on Bsal, a recently discovered pathogen that eats away at amphibian skin. Bsal has been found across Europe, and Davis and Adri are part of a concerted effort to prevent further spread and transmission in the US.

Step Outside: Can Native Grasses Benefit Bobwhite Populations?

In this episode, PhD student Doug Mitchell explains how replacing fescue with native warm-season grasses could benefit bobwhite populations across the Southeast.