Jaimie Klemish

Jaimie Klemish

 

PERSONAL:

Jaimie Klemish
Indiana State University
IU School of Medicine–TH
135 Holmstedt Hall
Terre Haute, IN 47802-9989
Office: 812.237.8301
Email: jklemish@sycamores.indstate.edu

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My primary interest is the effect of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on amphibian and reptile populations and communities. An undergraduate study abroad opportunity and a Fulbright scholarship spurred my interest in Neotropical amphibians and reptiles, particularly those of Brazil and Peru.

 

CURRENT RESEARCH

My work contributes to the Forest Watershed and Riparian Disturbance Project (FORWARD) III, a multi-disciplinary collaborative effort to study the effects of oil sands and forestry industries on the environment in order to aid management of the Canadian boreal forest. I study the response of native amphibian—wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) and boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)—tadpoles to reclaimed wetlands in the Athabasca oil sands of northeastern Alberta, Canada.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2014

Schalk, C.M., C.G. Montaña, J.L. Klemish, and E.R. Wild. 2014. On the diet of the frogs of the Ceratophryidae: Synopsis and new contributions. South American Journal of Herpetology 9:90–105.

Terrell, V.C.K., J.L. Klemish, N.J. Engbrecht, J.A. May, P.J. Lannoo, R. Stiles, and M.J. Lannoo. 2014. Amphibian and Reptile colonization of reclaimed coal spoil grasslands. Journal of North American Herpetology 1:59–68.

2013

Klemish, J.L., N.J. Engbrecht, and M.J. Lannoo. 2013. Positioning Minnow Traps in Wetlands to Avoid Accidental Deaths of Frogs. Herpetological Review, 44:241-242.

2012

Klemish, J.L., B.L. Johnson, S.R. Siddons, and E.R. Wild. 2012. Occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis among populations of Lithobates clamitans and L. pipiens in Wisconsin, USA. Herpetological Review, 43(2):282-288.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014

Principles of Biology. Teaching Assistantship, Fall Semester (1 section of biology majors), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.

Human Aspects of Biology. Teaching Assistantship, Fall Semester (2 sections of non-biology majors), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.

Human Physiology. Teaching Assistantship, Spring Semester (3 sections of nursing majors), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.

 

PRESENTATIONS

Klemish, J.L. and M.J. Lannoo. "Amphibian Response to Oil Sand Reclamation and Restoration." Joint Meetings of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 2013. Invited symposia: Impact of energy development on amphibians and reptiles in North America.

 

GRANTS

Klemish, J.L. Graduate Student Research Fund, College of Graduate and Professional Studies. "Study of chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in Boreal Chorus Frogs (Pseudacris maculata) of wetlands in the Athabasca Oil Sands." 2013 ($588).