Greater short-horned lizards: ecology and conservation
Habitat and conservation ecology of greater short-horned lizards (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Grasslands National Park
Grasslands National Park
Graduate Student
M.Sc. (Conservation Biology) (2009-2014)
Status: Completed, Study ran 2009-2014, completed successfully.

Krista is studying the habitat and ecology of the greater short-horned lizard in Grasslands National Park. This species was recently added to Schedule 1 of the SAR Act and is listed as endangered. More information about habitat selection, seasonal movements, and behavior is required to better understand the critical habitat necessary for the protection of this rare, cryptic lizard. The main objective of this project is to develop a spatial habitat model that could be used to identify areas potentially utilized by the greater short-horned lizard. Co-supervised by Dr. Shelley Pruss.