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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Habitat Usage and Population Dynamics of Coal Skinks in Western New York

The northern coal skink (Eumeces anthracinus) is one of three lizards native to New York State. Elusive and understudied, this species is of particular interest to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Nature Conservancy and the Natural Heritage Program. With the support of these agencies my research has focused on finding skink locations, understanding their habitats and determining whether populations are viable enough to warrant future research. These efforts will assist environmental agencies in understanding the coal skink and requirements needed for its conservation.

Presenter: Christopher Titus (Graduate Student)
Topic: Environmental Science
Location: 219 Hartwell
Time: 11:15 am (Session II)