Nate Engbrecht

Nate Engbrecht

 

PERSONAL:

Nathan J. Engbrecht
Indiana State University
IU School of Medicine–TH
135 Holmstedt Hall
Terre Haute, IN 47809-9989
Office: 812.237.8301
Email: nengbrecht@indstate.edu

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My interests include amphibians and reptile natural history, with a special interest in species distributions, particularly in relation to disjunct populations and peripheral localities of endangered species.

 

CURRENT RESEARCH

I am currently studying the chorusing phenology and conservation biology of Crawfish Fogs (Lithobates areolatus). The focus of my research centers on improving call survey techniques (in relation to timing, weather conditions and survey duration) and calculating population estimates for this species.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2013

Terrell, V.C.K., J.L. Klemish, N.J. Engbrecht, J.A. May, P.J. Lannoo, R. Stiles, and M.J. Lannoo. Amphibian and Reptile colonization of reclaimed coal spoil grasslands. Journal of North American Herpetology, In Press.

Terrell, V.C.K., N.J. Engbrecht, A.P. Pessier, and M.J. Lannoo. Drought reduces chytrid fungus (Batrachochytridium dendrobatidis) infection intensity and mortality but not prevalence in adult Crawfish Frogs (Lithobates areolatus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. In press.

2012

Engbrecht, N.J., P.J. Williams, J.R. Robb, D.R. Karns, M.J. Lodato, T.A. Gerardot, and M.J. Lannoo. Is there hope for the Hoosier Frog? An update on the status of Crawfish Frogs (Lithobates areolatus) in Indiana, with recommendations for their conservation. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 121:147-157.

Engbrecht, N.J., M.J. Lannoo. 2012. Crawfish Frog behavioral differences in postburned and vegetated grasslands. Fire Ecology 8:63-76.

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.

2011

Engbrecht, N.J., S.J. Lannoo, J.O. Whitaker, and M.J. Lannoo. Comparative Morphometrics in Ranid Frogs (Subgenus Nenirana): Are Apomorphic Elongation and a Blunt Snout Responses to Deep, Small-bore Burrow Dwelling in Crawfish Frogs (Lithobates areolatus)? Copeia 2011: 285-295.

2010

Hoffman, A.S., J.L. Heemeyer, P.J. Williams, J.R. Robb, D.R. Karnes, V.C. Kinney, N.J. Engbrecht and M.J. Lannoo. 2010. Stong 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.

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.

Klueh, S., J. Mirtl, and N. Engbrecht. 2010. Geographic distribution. Anaxyrus americanus. Herpetological Review 41(3): 374–375.

Engbrecht N.J. and J.L. Heemeyer. 2010. Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog); Heterodon platyrhinos (Eastern Hognose Snake); Predation. Herpetological Review 41(2): 197.

Heemeyer, J.L., V.C. Kinney, N.J. Engbrecht and 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.

Engbrecht, N.J. and M.J. Lannoo. 2010. A Review of the Status and Distribution of Crawfish Frogs (Lithobates areolatus) in Indiana. Indiana Academy of Science 119: 64–73.

2009

Lannoo, M.J., V.C. Kinney, J.L. Heemeyer, N.J. Engbrecht, A.L. Gallant and R.W. Klaver. 2009. Mine Spoil Prairies Expand Critical Habitat for Endangered and Threatened Amphibian and Reptile Species. Diversity 1: 118–132.

Engbrecht, N.J., J.A. Crawford, and M.J. Lannoo. 2009. Geographic distribution. Lithobates (=Rana) blairi. Herpetological Review 40(4): 446.

Klueh, S., A. Garcia, and N. Engbrecht. 2009. Geographic distribution. Anaxyrus americanus. Herpetological Review 40(4): 444–445.

Engbrecht, N., A. Garcia, B. Geboy, and Z. Walker. 2009. Geographic distribution. Scaphiopus holbrookii. Herpetological Review 40(1): 109.

Engbrecht, N., A. Garcia, B. Geboy, and Z. Walker. 2009. Geographic distribution. Ambystoma tigrinum. Herpetological Review 40(1): 106.

2008

Garcia, A., N. Engbrecht, J. Faller, and Z. Walker. 2008. Geographic distribution. Aneides aeneus. Herpetological Review 39(1): 103.

2006

Walker, Z., N. Engbrecht, R. Schmitt. 2006. Geographic distribution. Hyla cinerea. Herpetological Review 37(1): 100.

2005

Walker, Z., N. Engbrecht, and A. Berger, and M.J. Lodato. 2005. Geographic distribution. Notophthalmus viridescens louisiensis. Herpetolgocal Review 36(1): 72–73.

 

PRESENTATIONS

2010

Engbrecht, N.J. and M.J. Lannoo. Status and Distribution of Crawfish Frogs in Indiana. Presentation at the Indiana State University Research Symposium, Terre Haute, IN.

Engbrecht, N.J. and M.J. Lannoo. Status and Distribution of Crawfish Frogs in Indiana. Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (SEPARC) Annual Meeting, Altoona, FL.

2009

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

Engbrecht, N.J. Status and Distribution of Crawfish Frogs in Indiana. Indiana Academy of Science Fall Meeting, Indiana University-Kokomo, Kokomo, IN.

2006

Walker, Z.J., M. J. Lodato, and N.J. Engbrecht. Current Status and Distribution of the Green Treefrog in Indiana. Indiana Academy of Science Fall Meeting, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.