Above: Garrett and Willem wresting over a bottle of well earned champagne.
The latest Masters student from the Kuchta-Roosenburg lab is Garrett Sisson, who masterfully defended his thesis a couple of weeks ago. Garrett's thesis was titled "The Rocky Reality of Roadways and Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus): An Intersection of Spatial, Thermal, and Road Ecology." This thesis is the result of a massive amount of difficult field work on an endangered and very difficult to find snake. Garrett also did more with GIS than I thought was possible, and conducted a great thermal biology study. Way to go, Garrett!!
Garrett is now on the road (perhaps even literally as I type this) on the way to Fort Collins CO, where he will work on his Ph.D. in the lab of Joel Berger, at Colorado State University, in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. Hopefully, Garrett will let me visit, perhaps crash on his couch or something. I love Fort Collins.
Dude, you've been gone only a few days, and Athens is already less fun. We'll miss you!