Nicholas S Forman
Before starting in Fall 2012 on my M.S at Penn State, I received my B.S. from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where I did an honor's thesis on the microhabitat affinities of salamanders in impacted landscapes. Field research has taken me to Nicaragua, New Zealand, and Australia, the latter where I spent a year conducting research on a potential biological control for the Cane Toad and contributing to studies on Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroos. My interests are in spatial ecology and population ecology, with a recent focus on mammals. The project I will be working on with the PA CoOp unit will determine River Otter abundances in Pennsylvania using the non-invasive technique of fecal DNA analysis. Outside of academics, I play rugby, meddle in the culinary arts, and find any excuse to be outside.
|Surveillance and monitoring of river otter in Pennsylvania||December 2014|
|Forman, N.S., T. Hardisky, M. Lovallo, W.D. Walter. 2014. Monitoring river otter populations in northeastern Pennsylvania using non-invasive genetic sampling and spatial capture-recapture models. The 21st Annual Wildlife Society Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.<br><br>||October 2014|
|Forman, N.F., and W.D. Walter. 2013. Population estimates of river otters in northeastern Pennsylvania using non-invasive genetic sampling. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI||October 2013|