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  • PhD, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University
  • MS, Fish and Wildlife Management, Montana State University
  • BS, Natural Resources, Cornell University


Brittany is an Assistant Professor at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. She is an applied ecologist who collaborates extensively with state, federal, and non-government conservation partners to generate knowledge that can be applied to current conservation conundrums. Much of her current work focuses on understanding the distributions and disease dynamics of herpetofauna in the northeastern United States, but she also collaborates on research projects for other taxa and questions, often providing statistical support and/or disease ecology expertise.

Prior to being faculty at the University of Vermont, Brittany was a postdoc with the US Geological Survey’s Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) and David Miller’s Applied Ecology Lab at Pennsylvania State University. Brittany is an engaging and experienced teacher who has taught Program R workshops as part of The Wildlife Society annual meeting and has assisted with Program MARK workshops across the country. You can learn more about Brittany’s work at