Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Wyoming
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Wyoming Staff Member


Gabriel Barrile

Gabe Barrile

Master's
Email: gbarrile@uwyo.edu
Faculty Website

Biography

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 ). After graduation, he taught marine ecology to middle and high school students at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station near Wallops Island, VA.. Gabe is currently a master's candidate in the Department of Zoology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming, based in the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. He is broadly interested in studying the behavior, ecology, and evolution of sensitive species in order to develop effective conservation and management strategies. More specifically, his research investigates the individual and interactive mechanisms underlying current amphibian population declines and species extinctions worldwide.

Research Publications Publication Date
Barrile, G.M., A.D. Chalfoun, A.W. Walters. 2021. Infection status as the basis for habitat choices in a wild amphibian. American Naturalist 197: 128-137. https://doi.org/10.1086/711927 | Abstract January 2021
Barrile, G.M., A. D. Chalfoun, and A.W. Walters. 2021 Livestock grazing, climatic variation, and breeding phenology jointly shape disease dynamics and survival in a wild amphibian. Biological Conservation 261: 109247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109247 | Abstract July 2021
Barrile, G. M.*, Chalfoun, A. D, Estes-Zumpf, W., and Walters, A. W. 2022. Wildfire influences individual growth and breeding dispersal, but not survival and recruitment in a montane amphibian. Ecosphere, 13(8), e4212. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.4212 September 2022
Presentations Presentation Date
Webster, M., G. Barrile, A. Walters, and A. Chalfoun. 2020. ‘Dude! Where’s my pond?!' Evaluating the role of beaver activity in pond persistence over time. Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting 2020. February 2020
Barrile, G., A.D. Chalfoun, and A. Walters. 2016. Boreal toad habitat selection and survival in relation to grazing intensity and disease prevalence. CO/WY AFS meeting, Laramie, WY. March 2016
Barrile, G., A. Walters, and A. Chalfoun. 2020. Buy high, sell low: an ecological investment strategy for population stability in a wild amphibian. Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting 2020. February 2020
Barrile, G., A. Chalfoun, and A. Walters. 2018. Habitat use and body temperature influence Boreal Toad disease risk in Western Wyoming. Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Laramie, Wyoming. February 2018