Gabe Barrile

Gabe graduated from Bloomsburg University, PA in 2013, majoring in Biology. His undergraduate research focused on life-history trait evolution in Fowler’s toads (Anaxyrus fowleri ) on several Atlantic Coast barrier islands. Additionally, Gabe compared time-budgeting behavior between captive and free-ranging black-handed spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi ) on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. After graduation, he taught coastal and marine ecology at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station near Wallops Island, VA.

 

Gabe is currently a doctoral student in the Program in Ecology at the University of Wyoming, based in the Department of Zoology and Physiology and the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. He is broadly interested in researching the behavior, ecology, and evolution of sensitive species in order to develop effective conservation and management strategies. His current research assesses behavioral and demographic responses of amphibian populations to disease and habitat disturbance to better inform global amphibian conservation efforts.

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Publications

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

Barrile, G.M., A.D. Chalfoun, A. Walters. Host habitat choices provide behavioral immunity in a natural population.

Barrile, G.M., C.D. Bower, L.K. Downs, J.M. Hranitz. Comparative studies of island dwarfism in Fowlers toads on several Atlantic coast barrier islands.

Selected Presentations

Barrile, G.M., A.D. Chalfoun, A. Walters. Host habitat choices provide behavioral immunity in a natural population. Wyoming/Colorado/Utah Chapter Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Laramie, Wyoming. February 2018. Best student talk award

Barrile, G.M, A.D. Chalfoun, A. Walters. Host behavior and thermal profiles influence infection risk in a wild amphibian population. Wyoming Chapter Meeting of The Wildlife Society. Jackson, Wyoming. November 2017. Best student talk award

Barrile, G.M., A.D. Chalfoun, A. Walters. Boreal toad disease and population dynamics. Wyoming Chapter Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Grand Junction, CO. February 2017.

Barrile, G.M., A.D. Chalfoun, A. Walters. Methods of analyzing habitat selection data. Wildlife and Rangeland Workshop. Pinedale, Wyoming. November 2016.

Barrile, G.M, A.L. Leach. Time-budgeting behavior in captive versus free-ranging Ateles geoffroyi. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Denver, Colorado. September 2013.

Barrile, G.M., C.D. Bower, L.K. Downs, J.M. Hranitz. Comparative studies of island dwarfism in Fowlers Toads on several Atlantic Coast barrier islands. Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. San Francisco, California. January 2013.

 

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