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Leah Joyce, B.S.
Masters Student



Contact Information

Office: SCA 322
Mailbox: SCA 110
Phone: (813) 974-4694
Email: leah23@mail.usf.edu


B.S., Marine Science and Biology, University of Tampa, 2015


My research interests include disease ecology, conservation biology, and wildlife management. I am specifically interested in studying the various factors contributing to amphibian decline, especially in the context of the chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. As a National Science Foundation GRFP fellow in the Rohr Lab, I am researching acquired resistance in amphibians to the chytrid fungus and the possibility of a chytrid “vaccine” for amphibian populations in the wild.


Joyce, L. 2015. Presented Poster: Using ArcGIS to Predict the Spread of Amphibian Chytrid Fungus in the Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens) in Colorado. Florida Academy of Sciences.

Joyce, L., Scott, E., Cuccinello, S., McMahon, T. 2015. Presented Poster: Soil Nematodes a Possible Host for Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis. CNHS Undergraduate Research Symposium.