Jennifer Heemeyer

Jennifer Heemeyer

 

PERSONAL:

Jennifer L. Heemeyer
Indiana State University
IU School of Medicine–TH
135 Holmstedt Hall
Terre Haute, IN 47802-9989
Office: 812.237.8301
Email: jheemeyer@indstate.edu

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in amphibian and reptile habitat use. I am also interested in habitat restoration as it applies to the conservation and management of wildlife populations.

 

CURRENT RESEARCH

I am studying the migration and habitat use of Crawfish Frogs (Lithobates areolatus). I surgically implanted transmitters in a subset of a population and I am tracking them from the breeding wetlands to the crayfish burrows where they spend the summer and winter.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2012

Engbrecht, N.J., J.L. Heemeyer, V.C. Kinney, and M.J. Lannoo. 2012. Lithobates areolatus (Crawfish Frogs). Thwarted predation. Herpetological Review 43:323-324.

Heemeyer, J.L. and M.J. Lannoo. 2012. Breeding migrations in Crawfish Frogs (Lithobates areolatus): Long-distance movements, burrow philopatry, and mortality in a near-threatened species. Copeia 2012:440-450.

Heemeyer, J.L., P.J. Williams, and M.J. Lannoo. 2012. Obligate crayfish burrow use and core habitat requirements of Crawfish Frogs. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1081:1091.

2011

Kinney, V.C., J.L. Heemeyer, A.P. Pessier, and M.J. Lannoo. Seasonal pattern of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection and mortality in Lithobates areolatus: Affirmation of Vredenburg’s “10,000 zoospore rule.” PLoS ONE 6(3): e16708. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016708

Heemeyer, J.L. and M.J. Lannoo. Lithobates areolatus circulosus (Northern Crawfish Frog). Winterkill. Herpetological Review. 42:261-262.

2010

Hoffman, A.S., J.L. Heemeyer, P.J. Williams, J.R. Robb, D.R. Karns, V.C. Kinney, N.J. Engbrecht, and M.J. Lannoo. 2010. Strong Site Fidelity and a Variety of Imaging Techniques Reveal Around-the-clock and Extended Activity Patterns in Crawfish Frogs (Lithobates areolatus). Bioscience. 60: 829-834.

Heemeyer, J.L., J.G. Palis, M.J. Lannoo. 2010. Lithobates areolatus circulosus (Northern Crawfish Frog). Predation. Herpetological Review. 41:475.

Kinney, V.C., N.J. Engbrecht, J.L. Heemeyer, and M.J. Lannoo. 2010. New County records for Amphibians and Reptiles in Southwest Indiana. Herpetological Review 41(3): 387–388.

Engbrecht, N.J., and J.L. Heemeyer. 2010. Lithobates areolatus circulosus (Northern Crawfish Frog). Heterodon platyrhinos (Eastern Hog-nosed Snake). Predation. Herpetological Review 41(2): 197.

Heemeyer, J.L., and M.J. Lannoo. 2010. A New Technique for Capturing Burrow-Dwelling Anurans. Herpetological Review 41(2): 168–170.

Heemeyer, J.L., V.C. Kinney, N.J. Engbrecht, M.J. Lannoo. 2010. The Biology of Crawfish Frogs (Lithobates areolatus) Prevents the Full Use of Telemetry and Drift Fence Techniques. Herpetological Review 41(1): 42–45.

2009

Lannoo, M.J., V.C. Kinney, J.L. Heemeyer, N.J. Engbrecht. 2009. Mine spoil prairies expand critical habitat for endangered and threatened amphibian and reptile species. Diversity 1: 118–132.

2007

Heemeyer, J.L., J.A. Homyack and C.A. Haas. 2007. Retention and readability of visible implant elastomer marks in the eastern Red-Backed salamanders Plethodon cinereus. Herpetological Review 38 (4): 425–428.

 

PRESENTATIONS

2010

Heemeyer, J.L. and M.J. Lannoo. Post breeding migration and habitat selection of the Crawfish Frog (Lithobates areolatus). Indiana State University Research Symposium, Terre Haute, IN.

Heemeyer, J.L. and M.J. Lannoo. Post breeding migration and habitat selection of the Crawfish Frog (Lithobates areolatus). Southeastern Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (SEPARC) Annual Meeting, Altoona, FL.

2009

Heemeyer, J.L. Post breeding migration and habitat selection of the Crawfish Frog (Lithobates areolatus). Indiana State University Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Terre Haute, IN.

Lannoo, M.J., V.C. Kinney, J.L. Heemeyer, and N.J. Engbrecht. Progress of State Wildlife Grant E2-08-WDS13. Indiana Technical Advisory Committee Meeting: Herpetofauna, Indianapolis, IN.

Heemeyer, J.L. Post breeding migration and habitat selection of the Crawfish Frog (Lithobates areolatus). Indiana Academy of Science Fall Meeting, Indiana University-Kokomo, Kokomo, IN.

2008

Heemeyer, J.L. and P. Laver. A Field Survey of Herpetile Species in the Northern Limpopo Province. The Virginia Tech Undergraduate Research Symposium, Blacksburg, VA.

2007

Heemeyer, J.L. and P. Laver. A Field Study To Confirm The Herpetile Species Distribution In The Northern Limpopo Province. Mogalakwena Lodge Staff, Alldays, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

2006

Heemeyer, J.L., J. Homyack, and C. Haas. Evaluation Of Visible Implant Elastomer in Red-Backed Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus). Virginia Herpetological Society, Longwood, VA.