Laura Adamovicz

Laura Adamovicz

Wildlife Epidemiology Laboratory, University of Illinois



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Published on Jul 17, 2019

Field Season is Over, Now the Real Work Starts (With Your Help)!

Hello everyone,First off, I have some exciting news! While we did not meet our funding goal on our original timeline, Experiment believes we can make it and has given us an extension! We have 15 da...

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Published on Jun 28, 2019

Blanding's Bowl Day 3

Hi everyone, We're having a blast so far at Blanding's Bowl VI! I just wanted to give you a quick update and take you through the work-up on a very cute Blanding's turtle named Nugget. Check ou...

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Published on Jun 25, 2019

Blanding's Bowl Day 2

Hello everyone, The first two days of Blanding's Bowl are in the books! Yesterday we placed almost 200 traps in Lake County in the hopes of catching a large number of Blanding's turtles. Today,...

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Published on Jun 23, 2019

Blanding's Bowl is Next Week!

Hi everyone, I have two pieces of exciting news! First, we have already sampled over 100 Blanding's turtles this year! Woohoo! Second, next week (6/24 - 6/27) is Blanding's Bowl! This is a frie...

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Published on Jun 15, 2019

Terrific Turtles and the Scientists Who Love Them!

Hello again everyone, Today we’ll introduce the Wildlife Epidemiology Lab (WEL) personnel involved in this project and our fieldwork methods. WEL clinician-scientists have been performing healt...

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Published on Jun 11, 2019

What's Health Got to do with it?

Hello again, everyone! This lab update will focus on the importance of health and disease for wildlife conservation. We are currently in the midst of the Anthropocene, which is a period of time...

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Published on Jun 05, 2019

Blanding's Turtles: A Crash Course

Hi everyone! This lab note provides some basic information on my study species: the wonderful Blanding's turtle! This is a medium-sized, semi-aquatic turtle native mostly to the Great Lakes reg...

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