CV & Publications

Zachery R. Forsburg
PhD. Student
Texas State University
frog@txstate.edu

Education
PhD. Student, 2015-Present, Texas State University, Advisor: Dr. Caitlin Gabor
M.S., Biology, 2007-2009, Shippensburg University, Advisor: Dr. P. R. Delis
B.S., Biology: Ecology & Evolution Concentration, 2003-2006, Shippensburg University

Research Experience
2010-2012 Indigo Snake Telemetry Technician, Archbold Biological Station, Venus, FL
2010 Seasonal Herpetology Research Assistant, Archbold Biological Statin, Venus, FL
2009-2010 Herpetology Graduate Research Intern, Archbold Biological Station, Venus, FL
2007-2009 Graduate Assistant, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

Publications
Gabor, C., Forsburg, Z., Vörös, J., Serrano-Laguna, C., Bosch, J. 2017. Differences in chytridiomycosis infection costs between two amphibian species from Central Europe. Amphibia-Reptilia 38:250-256.

Rothermel, B., Forsburg, Z., Phillips, N. 2013. Osteopilus septentrionalis (Cuban Treefrog), Post-invasion Spread. Herpetological Review 44:656-657.

Grants and Awards
2017 Best PhD. Student Presentation, Texas State Univ. Biology Department Colloquium
2017 Fred & Yetta Richan Aquatic Biology Award, Texas State Univ. Biology Dept.
2017 Ecolab Grant Award, Caitlin Gabor with Zach Forsburg, Amphibian survey and effects of environmental stressors on amphibian populations
2016 & 2017 Texas State Graduate College Scholarship, Science & Engineering
2016 Ecolab Grant Award, Caitlin Gabor with Zach Forsburg, Amphibian survey and physiological health of amphibians in rural environments
2006 Undergraduate Research Committee Grant, awarded to study natural and disturbed pond amphibian fauna in Letterkenny Army Depot
2003-2007 Shirley Fry Fox Scholarship
2003-2007 Clarence Schock Foundation (SICO Foundation) Scholarship

Invited Talks and Lectures
2017
Phylogeny Lecture, Organismal Biology, Texas State University
2016 Herpetology Lecture & Identification Lab, Vertebrate Biology, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas
2013 Herpetology Lecture & Snake Dissection, Vertebrate Zoology, South Carolina Governor’s School of Science   and Mathematics, Hartsville, South Carolina
2012 Herpetology Lecture, Vertebrate Zoology, South Carolina Governor’s School of Science and Mathematics, Hartsville, South Carolina

Presentations
Forsburg, Z., Gabor, C., Vörös, J., Serrano-Laguna, C., Bosch, J. 2017. Differences in chytridiomycosis infection costs between two amphibian species from Central Europe. Texas State University Biology Department Colloquium, San Marcos, Texas. *Best PhD. Student Presentation Award*

Forsburg, Z., Gabor, C., Kim, D. 2017. Is artificial light at night a stressor for Barton Springs salamander, Eurycea sosorum? Poster Presentation, Society for Integrative and Comparitive Biology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Forsburg, Z., Gabor, C., Kim, D. 2016. Is artificial light at night a stressor for Barton Springs salamander, Eurycea sosorum? Poster Presentation, Texas Herpetological Society Annual Symposium, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

Gabor, C., Forsburg, Z.*, Vörös, J., Serrano-Laguna, C., Bosch, J. 2016. Does exposure to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis via an infected overwintering salamander have greater costs to Bombina variegata or Hyla arborea tadpoles? Poster Presentation, Texas State University Biology Department Colloquium, San Marcos, Texas.

Gabor, C., Forsburg, Z.*, Vörös, J., Serrano-Laguna, C., Bosch, J. 2016. Does exposure to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis via an infected overwintering salamander have greater costs to Bombina variegata or Hyla arborea tadpoles? Poster Presentation, Society for Integrative and Comparitive Biology Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon.

Gabor, C., Forsburg, Z.*, Vörös, J., Serrano-Laguna, C., Bosch, J. 2015. Does exposure to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis via an infected overwintering salamander have greater costs to Bombina variegata or Hyla arborea tadpoles? Poster Presentation, Texas Herpetological Society Annual Symposium, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.

Forsburg, Z. and Bauder, J. 2012. Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) Telemetry in South Florida.  Lake Placid Audubon Society, Lake Placid, FL.

Forsburg, Z. 2010. Juvenile Oak Toad (Anaxyrus quercicus) Microhabitat Suitability and Behavioral Response to a Fire Cue. Graduate Intern Seminar, Archbold Biological Station, Venus, FL

Light, T., Atkins, J.*, Forsburg, Z.*, Gruver, M.* 2008. Biotic Assessment of Urban and Wastewater Impacts on a Small Limestone Spring Stream in South Central Pennsylvania. Poster Presentation, Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Camp Hill, PA.

Forsburg, Z. and Delis, P. 2006. The Amphibian Community of Natural vs. Agriculturally Disturbed Ponds in Letterkenny Army Depot, South-Central Pennsylvania. Poster Presentation, Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Monroeville, PA.

Professional Experience

2013 & 2015 Acting Development Director, Archbold Biological Station, Venus, Florida
2013-2015 Logistics Coordinator & Liaison, Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition & FWC
2013 Consultant & Liaison, “Expeditions with Patrick McMillan,” Clemson University
2012-2013 Interim Education Coordinator, Archbold Biological Station, Venus, Florida

Teaching Experience
2015-Present Doctoral Instructional Assistant, Organismal Biology, Texas State Univ.
2006-2009 Guest Teacher Program, East Pennsboro Area School District, Enola, PA
2003-2009 Science & Nature Specialist/Counselor, Camp Sertoma, ARC, Harrisburg, PA

Leadership and Professional Involvement
2016-Present Mentor to undergraduate students in GASP Lab, Texas State University
2015- Present Graduate Student Coordinator, Project SPRING, Science Outreach
2015 Organization Committee Member, Texas Herpetological Society Fall Symposium
2015-Present Ecology. Evolution, and Behavior Discussion Group, Texas State University

Community Outreach and Volunteering
2017 Judge, Eden Park Academy Science Fair
2015 & 2016 Exhibitor, Barton Springs University Public Outreach Event, Austin, Texas
2010-2011 Invited Presenter, Archbold Biological Station Ecology Scrub Camp
2009 Judge, 52nd Annual Carlisle Area Science Fair, Boiling Springs, PA
2009 Judge, Fannett-Metal School District Science Fair, Willow Hill, PA
1999-2009 Volunteer, Life Skills & Special Ed., East Pennsboro School Dist., Enola, PA
1995-2009 Volunteer, Local & Regional Special Olympics, East Pennsboro School Dist.

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