I have a tremendous interest in tetrapod zoology, particularly the ecology, behavior, biogeography, and evolution of mammals, reptiles and amphibians. I also have some interest in venom systems in general, and the medical significance of snakebite in particular. I hope to pursue a future in research, and would like to contribute to both the body of knowledge and the conservation of these animals.
SSAR Siebert Award, honorable mention for a talk given at the Joint Meetings of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
Outstanding Poster Presentation Award, Center for Brain Behavior and Cognition first place for a poster presented at the Eberly College of Science Undergraduate Research Exhibit.
Information Literacy Award, honorable mention for a poster presented at the Penn State Undergraduate Exhibition.
Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, New Orleans, LA. Thermoregulation and predation risk trade-offs at timber rattlesnake rookery sites. Howey C, Mead M, Herr M and Langkilde T (July)
Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, New Orleans, LA. Fecal Samples Collecting baseline corticosterone samples in reptiles and amphibians: is under 3 minutes good enough? Herr M, Tylan C, Camacho K, Graham S, Jones J, McCormick G., O'Brien M, Tennessen J, Thawley C.J, and Langkilde T. (July)
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Lawrence, KA. Exposure to novel toxic prey on multiple temporal scales has persistent effects on behavior of eastern fence lizards. Herr M., Robbins T.R., and Langkilde T. (July)
Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Chattanooga, TN. Stressed snakes strike first: Hormone levels and defensive behavior in free ranging Cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus) Herr M., Graham S.P, and Langkilde T. (August)
Herr M.W., Graham S.P. and Langkilde T. 2017. Stressed snakes strike first: Hormone levels and defensive behavior in free ranging Cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus). General and Comparative Endocrinology 243: 89-95
Herr M.W., Robbins T.R., Centi A., Thawley C.J. and Langkilde T. 2016. Irresistible ants: Exposure to novel toxic prey increases consumption over multiple temporal scales. Oecologia 181: 749-756
Thawley, C.J. and M.W. Herr. 2014. Geographic distribution: Plestiodon laticeps. Herpetological Review 45(4):661