cgerdes Curator

I'm a biologist, collections enthusiast, and lifelong student. I work primarily with small mammals, but I am interested everything from vertebrates to plants and fungi. My research interests include landscape ecology, disease ecology, migration and conservation. My specialty at the moment is endangered bats. I will be starting my PhD program studying bats and habitat fragmentation.

Species from the Ozark, Midwest, and Mississippi delta regions of the US are most familiar to me, but I am also very interested in the neotropics.

I've also started an iNaturalist project, the Rodents of Missouri.

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