The Pitt Lab conducts interdisciplinary research to elucidate patterns and causes of species decline in order to create innovative strategies for biodiversity conservation.

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” - JOHN MUIR

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New Research Published Reveals Connections Among Deforestation, Run-off, Increased Conductivity, & Hellbender Decline

Amber Pitt, Jamie Shinskie, Joe Tavano, Sean Hartzell, Tina Delahunty, and Stephen Spear co-authored an original research article entitled Decline of a giant salamander assessed with historical records, environmental DNA, and multi-scale habitat data which was published on-line in the early view of the journal Freshwater Biology. This study reveals a substantial population decline of… Read More