The Population and Community Ecology (PACE) Lab is overseen by Dr. Michael J. Dreslik. The four programs of the lab are the Urban Biotic Assessment Program (UBAP), which provides environmental expertise to the Illinois Tollway, the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) program, the Freshwater Mollusk Ecology and Conservation (FMEC) program, and the Environmental Education Program (EEP).

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Ph.D. candidate Devin Edmonds attended the International Herpetological Symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee June 20–22. He presented a talk "Discovering the life history traits of poorly known frog species through a captive breeding program in Madagascar" about his PhD work with Association Mitsinjo and also presented a poster on his Ornate Box Turtle research. ... See MoreSee Less
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Ph.D candidate Devin Edmonds attended the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan June 27–30. He presented his poster "Slow and steady decline: revealing demographic patterns in two isolated ornate box turtle populations" and also gave a talk on his dissertation research on conservation of Mantella cowanii. He also moderated the Seibert Conservation session. ... See MoreSee Less
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UBAP leader A Rahlin presents Chicagoland ornithological research

UBAP leader Anastasia Rahlin presented two talks recently. In January Rahlin presented “Oak Masting in the Chicagoland Region” at the Cook County Forest Preserve District – Resource Management talk as part of CCFPD’s Environmental Education program. Rahlin and collaborators have been collecting oak masting data in the Chicagoland region over a seven-year period from 2017-2023. …