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Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) by Paul Block

About MW PARC

Co-chairs

MW PARC is managed by two co-chair positions, each serving a two-year term. The co-chairs are responsible for:

  • organizing the annual meeting

  • coordinating content on the webpage

  • serving as voting members on National PARC’s Joint National Steering Committee (JNSC);

  • reporting regional activities and project progress to the JNSC

  • reporting National PARC activities and project progress to regional working group members

  • representing PARC at regional and local conferences and events

Current Co-Chairs:
Travis Kurtz
Travis Kurtz, M.Sc.

Senior Co-Chair of MW PARC

Zookeeper @ John Ball Zoo

Michigan

E-mail

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Michela Coury, M.Sc.

Junior Co-Chair of MW PARC

Adjunct Prof. @ Grand Valley State Uni.

Michigan

Instagram: @michiganbiologist

Advisory Board

The advisory board assists co-chairs with strategic planning and communicating with working groups. The advisory board is composed of members representing the various partners (state and federal agencies, academia, and others) and the co-chairs. Click on the following link to download the Advisory Board Guidelines

Current Board Members:
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Joey Cannizzaro, M.Sc.

M.Sc. Student @ Uni. Wisconsin Milwaukee

Wisconsin

Personal website

Gary Casper
Gary S. Casper, Ph.D.

President, Great Lakes Ecological Services, Slinger

Wisconsin

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Aaron Crank

Naturalist @ OH State Parks and Watercraft

Ohio

Drew Davis
Drew Davis, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist @ University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Personal website

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Justin M. Elden

Curator of Herpetology & Aquatics @ Saint Louis Zoo

Missouri

Jen Lamb
Jen Y. Lamb, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor @ St. Cloud State Uni.

Minnesota

Personal website

Mike Lannoo, Ph.D.

Professor @ Indiana Uni. School of Medicine

Indiana

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Dexter Mardis

Biological Field Station Manager @ Wichita State University

Kansas

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Jen Moore
Jennifer Moore, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor @ Grand Valley State Uni.

Michigan

Personal website

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Nicole Palenske Ladner, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor @ Central College

Iowa

Daren Riedle
J. Daren Riedle, Ph.D.

Wildlife Diversity Coordinator @ KS Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism

Kansas

Brock Struecker, M.Sc.

Protected Species and Habitat Specialist @ Iowa Dept. of Transportation

Iowa

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Dreux Watermolen
Dreux Watermolen, B.A.

Chief of Analysis Services @ WI Dept. of Natural Resources

Wisconsin

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Melissa Youngquist, Ph.D.

Past Co-chair

Research Biologist @ Shedd Aquarium

Illinois

Personal website

State Chapters

In the Midwest region, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin have PARC state chapters.

Interested in starting a chapter in your home-state in the Midwest region? Contact MW PARC for more information.

Boreal chorus frog by M. Youngquist.
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