Physiological Ecology of Reptiles Laboratory (PERL)

Savannah Weaver

Savannah Weaver

Graduate Student
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407


B.A. Biology, Bucknell University
B.A. Environmental Science, Bucknell University

Research Interests

After spending my undergraduate years studying streams, rivers, and amphibians, I found my home in PERL. I’m interested in the underground ecology of the Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard (BNLL), and I get to study its habitat and the species it interacts with throughout the Carrizo Plain National Monument. My overarching interests are conservation and modeling. My Master’s work will focus on using models to understand BNLL population declines and extirpations, as well as to predict how BNLL will be affected by climate change, which will inform current and future conservation. When I’m not walking the Carrizo Plain in search of BNLL or coding on my computer, I can be found lost in a book or tending to my succulents.


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