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Photo of Mary Beth Kolozsvary

 

Mary Beth Kolozsvary

TITLE: Biodiversity Scientist

CONTACT INFORMATION:
NYS Biodiversity Research Institute
New York State Museum
Cultural Education Center - Room 3140
Albany, NY 12230

Phone: 518-474-6531
Fax: 518-486-2034
Email: mkolozsv@mail.nysed.gov

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., 2003, University of Maine, Ecology and Environmental Science, Orono, ME.
Advisors: Aram J.K. Calhoun and Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr.
Dissertation: Hydroperiod of wetlands and reproduction in wood frogs (Rana sylvatica) and spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum)

M.S., 1998, Purdue University, Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Lafayette, IN. Major: Wildlife Science.
Advisor: Robert K. Swihart
Thesis: Effects of agriculturally induced fragmentation on amphibian assemblages in west-central Indiana

B.S., 1988, Magna Cum Laude, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-CESF), Syracuse, NY.
Major: Forest Biology (Wildlife).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Amphibian ecology, vernal pools, aquatic food web dynamics, conservation biology, and community interactions.

CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES

PUBLICATIONS

Swihart, R. K., T. M. Gehring, M. B. Kolozsvary, and T. E. Nupp. 2003. Responses of “resistant” vertebrates to habitat loss and fragmentation: the importance of niche breadth and range boundaries. Diversity and Distributions. 9: 1-18. View PDF (1,295 KB)

Lawler, J. J., S. P. Campbell, A. D. Guerry, M. B. Kolozsvary, R. J. O’Connor, and L. C. N. Seward. 2002. The scope and treatment of threats in endangered species recovery plans. Ecological Applications. 12: 663-67. View PDF (2,993 KB)

Kolozsvary, M. B., and R. K. Swihart. 1999. Habitat fragmentation and the distribution of amphibians: patch and landscape correlates in farmland. Can. J. Zool. 77: 1288-99. View PDF (8,715 KB)

APPOINTMENTS

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