John Vanek

John Vanek

Long Island, NY

Hofstra University

Graduate Student (MS), Hofstra University

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Published on Sep 12, 2014

Two snake days are very satisfying.

Today I located snake 68 (above) AND 69 (below):

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Published on Jun 23, 2014

Well, was it really a new snake?

Hey everyone, when I got back to the lab, it turned out that Snake "60" MIGHT be Snake 23, a baby captured last September. Fortunately, I took a picture of the ostensibly unique head and body patte...

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Published on Jun 18, 2014

Snake #60!

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Published on May 07, 2014

Snake size, month of capture, and some tracking data

Hey guys, attached are some graphs and a map. The map shows some places where I radio-tracked the snakes, and where I found snake tracks in the sand. Then, the first graph shows which month I found...

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Published on Dec 11, 2013

Great field season

Hi wonderful backers,Sorry for the lack of updates! The field season really started picking up in late August, and I wound up getting EIGHT transmitters into snakes, plus I ended up finding a total...

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Published on Jul 01, 2013

Found another one!

Hey guys, great news! Today I found this beautiful female just before it started pouring. The best part: she is big enough for a transmitter! Shortly after I found her,...

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Published on Jun 28, 2013

We found one!

Dear loyal backers, We have confirmation of a hognose snake! I found this guy earlier this month coming out of a hole in the dunes. What a great little guy! Unfortunately he is too small for a tra...

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Published on Jun 06, 2013

Snake sightings!

Hey guys, I've been finding lots of toads, 10 yesterday, to be exact. This is a great sign, and there is likely plenty of food for the hognose snakes.Even better, is that a Plover S...

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Good luck!
May 28, 2015
An environmental DNA (eDNA) approach to discovering life in NYC Ponds
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Good luck! Which snake are you holding in your profile picture? I worked tracking those timbers for Purdue in 2011.
Sep 12, 2014
Contamination and an emerging snake fungal disease. Can snakes beat this new threat?
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Good luck! Which snake are you holding in your profile picture? I worked tracking those timbers for Purdue in 2011.
Sep 12, 2014
Contamination and an emerging snake fungal disease. Can snakes beat this new threat?
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