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Jean Elbers

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    I obtained my B.S. in Biology from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2008 and my M.S. in Biology from Missouri State University in May 2010. My M.S. thesis looked at the potential for the alligator snapping turtle (a large US freshwater turtle that consumes a wide variety of vegetation especially many different types of seeds even though it would appear to be a strict carnivore) to act as a seed disperser. After my M.S., I took a year off from school. Starting Fall 2011, I will be pursing a Ph.D. in Renewable Natural Resources with an area of concentration in Wildlife from Louisiana State University's School of Renewable Natural Resources under the tutelage of Sabrina Taylor ( For my dissertation, I will investigate genetic variation in gopher tortoise populations to help formulate future management plans for the species in relation to disease ecology. Last updated 6 August 2012

    Recent publications

    • Ingestion by a freshwater turtle alters germination of bottomland hardwood seeds

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    • Geographic distribution: Eleutherodactylus planirostris

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    Ph.D. Wildlife and Fisheries Science

    Louisiana State University (School of Renewable Natural Resources)

    August 2011 - August 2012(a year)

    M.S. Biology

    Missouri State University (Department of Biology)

    August 2008 - May 2010(2 years)

    B.S. Biology

    Southeastern Louisiana University (Department of Biological Sciences)

    August 2004 - May 2008(4 years)