Indiana State University
IU School of Medicine–TH
135 Holmstedt Hall
Terre Haute, IN 47802-9989
My primary interest is the effect of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on amphibian and reptile populations and communities. An undergraduate study abroad opportunity and a Fulbright scholarship spurred my interest in Neotropical amphibians and reptiles, particularly those of Brazil and Peru.
My work contributes to the Forest Watershed and Riparian Disturbance Project (FORWARD) III, a multi-disciplinary collaborative effort to study the effects of oil sands and forestry industries on the environment in order to aid management of the Canadian boreal forest. I study the response of native amphibian—wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) and boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)—tadpoles to reclaimed wetlands in the Athabasca oil sands of northeastern Alberta, Canada.
Schalk, C.M., C.G. Montaña, J.L. Klemish, and E.R. Wild. 2014. On the diet of the frogs of the Ceratophryidae: Synopsis and new contributions. South American Journal of Herpetology 9:90–105.
Terrell, V.C.K., J.L. Klemish, N.J. Engbrecht, J.A. May, P.J. Lannoo, R. Stiles, and M.J. Lannoo. 2014. Amphibian and Reptile colonization of reclaimed coal spoil grasslands. Journal of North American Herpetology 1:59–68.
Klemish, J.L., N.J. Engbrecht, and M.J. Lannoo. 2013. Positioning Minnow Traps in Wetlands to Avoid Accidental Deaths of Frogs. Herpetological Review, 44:241-242.
Klemish, J.L., B.L. Johnson, S.R. Siddons, and E.R. Wild. 2012. Occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis among populations of Lithobates clamitans and L. pipiens in Wisconsin, USA. Herpetological Review, 43(2):282-288.
Principles of Biology. Teaching Assistantship, Fall Semester (1 section of biology majors), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.
Human Aspects of Biology. Teaching Assistantship, Fall Semester (2 sections of non-biology majors), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.
Human Physiology. Teaching Assistantship, Spring Semester (3 sections of nursing majors), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.
Klemish, J.L. and M.J. Lannoo. "Amphibian Response to Oil Sand Reclamation and Restoration." Joint Meetings of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 2013. Invited symposia: Impact of energy development on amphibians and reptiles in North America.
Klemish, J.L. Graduate Student Research Fund, College of Graduate and Professional Studies. "Study of chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in Boreal Chorus Frogs (Pseudacris maculata) of wetlands in the Athabasca Oil Sands." 2013 ($588).