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May 2021: Our paper on effects of harmful algal blooms on wildlife health was just published in Science of the Total Environment. Lots of undergrad co-authors!

Mar. 2021: Congratulations to lab REU alumnus Alexis Diaz, who received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship!

Jan. 2021: Tyara Vazquez's research was featured on The Wildlife Society's website

Dec. 2020: Congratulations to Austin Hulbert, who just completed his MS on hatchling turtle ecology!

Aug. 2020: Josh Otten's research on map turtles was featured on Michigan Public Radio and Great Lakes Now on the 10-year anniversary of the Kalamazoo River oil spill

May 2020:  Our collaborative project with the Kennedy and Haller labs, REU student Casey Meyers, and MS graduate Jessica Garcia published in Toxins

Jeanine M. Refsnider, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Toledo
Dept. of Environmental Sciences
Contact Dr. Refsnider

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.

University of Toledo

Department of Environmental Sciences

Wolfe Hall Ste. 1235, Mail Stop 604

2801 West Bancroft St.

Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Email:  jeanine.refsnider@utoledo.edu