I study how invasive reptiles adapt to new environments. AMA!
My name is Natalie Claunch. I am a PhD student at the University of Florida.
I'm studying metrics of stress and immune responses in multiple species of non-native reptiles.
The goal is to understand if and how stress and immunity play an important role in successful vertebrate invasions, and whether these metrics could be useful to prioritize management of invasive species.
This AMA is part of a series by the UF/IFAS Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation