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Lab News

May 2023: Congratulations to Paige Madden on completing her MS on population genetics and reproductive success in threatened turtle species of the Oak Openings!


October 2022: Josh Otten's paper on the effectiveness of rehabilitation of oiled turtles got lots of press, check it out!

August 2022: Our summer REU students did a fantastic job presenting their research at our final poster gala!

May 2022: Congratulations to Dr. Josh Otten on completing his PhD on impacts of the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill on map turtles! 

December 2021: Congratulations to grad students Sarah Carter (MS) and Dr. Ian Clifton, who just completed their graduate degrees!

Jeanine M. Refsnider, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Toledo
Dept. of Environmental Sciences
About my research

My lab's research explores the mechanisms underlying species’ responses to rapid environmental change and their potential to affect species persistence.  We study phenotypic plasticity, adaptive genetic change, and geographic range shifts to understand organisms’ capacity for responding to novel conditions, and constraints limiting adjustment to rapid environmental change. Many of our current research projects also focus on how anthropogenic factors such as land use and environmental toxins affect wildlife.  Read more on the RESEARCH page.

Contact Dr. Refsnider

University of Toledo

Department of Environmental Sciences

Wolfe Hall Ste. 1235, Mail Stop 604

2801 West Bancroft St.

Toledo, OH 43606-3390


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