Megan Winzeler

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MS Student, University of Georgia
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory &
Odum School of Ecology
mewinzeler(at)srel.uga.edu

Education

B.S. - Agriculture, Purdue University, 2013


Research Interests

My research interests are focused on the impacts of stressors, both natural and human-caused, on the epidemiology of wildlife diseases within populations and the individual. Currently, I am working with amphibian populations on the SRS to determine how natural hydroperiods and copper influence susceptibility to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Chytrid) and ranaviruses. My side projects include thermal tolerances of these diseases as well as the prevalence within reptilian populations. I also strive to disseminate my research as well as wildlife natural history to the public and lead or volunteer at outreach events. Please see my C.V. for more information about my past work experiences, detailed education outreach events, and other credentials.


Honors and Awards

Graduate Assistantship, University of Georgia, 2013

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Forestry and Natural Resources Department 2013 Leadership Award

Professional Affiliations

The Wildlife Society

Society for Integrative Comparative Biology

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists


Publications

*denotes undergraduate; ᶧdenotes co-first authorship

* ᶧWinzeler, Megan E., ᶧMatthew T. Hamilton, Tracey D. Tuberville, and Stacey L. Lance. First isolation of Ranavirus from an eastern mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum) with associated morbidity and mortality in South Carolina. Disease of Aquatic Organisms (In press)

* Winzeler, Megan E.*, Seth M. LaGrange* and Jason T. Hoverman. 2014. Ranaviruses: Emerging Threat to Amphibians. Purdue Extension Services. FNR-485-W.

* Winzeler, Megan E.*, and Rod N. Williams. 2013. Assessing the distribution and prevalence of two amphibian diseases. The Compass. Purdue University Forestry and Natural Resources


Presentations

*denotes presenting as undergraduate

* Winzeler, M.E., D. E. Scott, and S. L. Lance. 2015. Influence of Natural and Anthropogenics Stressors on Amphibian Response to Disease. Odum School of Ecology Graduate Student Symposium, Athens, GA. (oral presenation)

* Winzeler, M. E., C. N. Love, D. E. Scott, R. Beasley, S. O. Nunziata, and S. L. Lance. 2014. Prevalence of Two Amphibian Disease at Contaminated Wetlands on the Savannah

River Site, SC. Joint Meetings of Icthyologists and Herpetologists. Chattanooga, TN. (oral presentation)

* Love, C. N., M.E. Winzeler, S.L. Lance, S.O. Nunziata, D.E. Scott. 2014. Prevalence of Ranavirus at Contaminated and Uncontaminated Sites on the SRS. Society for Integrative Conservation Biology Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. (poster)

* Love, C. N., M.E. Winzeler, S.L. Lance, S.O. Nunziata, D.E. Scott. 2013. Effects of Contaminants on Amphibian Disease Prevalence. Georgia Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. Athens, GA. (poster)

* Winzeler, M. E.*, S. J. A. Kimble and R. N. Williams. 2013. Determining the presence of Ranavirus in green frogs of Indiana. International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Wildlife Disease Association Annual Conference. Knoxville, TN. (poster)

* Winzeler, M. E.*, S. J. A. Kimble and R. N. Williams. 2013. West Lafayette, IN. Determining the presence of Ranavirus in green frogs of Indiana. College of Agriculture Undergraduate Research Symposium. (poster)

* Winzeler, M. E.*, S. J. A. Kimble and R. N. Williams. 2013. Determining the presence of Ranavirus in green frogs of Indiana. Indiana Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. Lafayette, IN. (poster)

* Winzeler, M. E.*, S. J. A. Kimble and R. N. Williams. 2013. Determining the presence of Ranavirus in green frogs of Indiana. Butler Undergraduate Research Symposium. Indianapolis, IN. (poster)

* Winzeler, M. E.*, S. J. A. Kimble and R. N. Williams. 2013. Determining the presence of Ranavirus in green frogs of Indiana. Forestry & Natural Resources Research Symposium. West Lafayette, IN. (poster)

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