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Paul-Erik Bakland
Adjunct Faculty
Biology, Geology and Environmental Science
M.S. Environmental Science - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  srl749@mocs.utc.edu
  206 Davenport

I am currently teaching Ecology 3060 and Biology 1110. My research interests and background are in the field of herpetology and more specifically, amphibian disease and the ecological factors that contribute to disease distribution and prevalence

 

Research Interests

I am interested in the herpetofauna of the Southeast and pathogens that threaten amphibian populations.

 

Publications

Bakland, P.E. 2018. Prevalence assessment of the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis across two habitat types in East Tennessee. Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations. 
https://scholar.utc.edu/theses/566

Wilson, T.P.. Reynolds, B.R., Wilson, P.J., Bakland, P.E., Hooper, J., Hunt, N., Simone, M., Cooksey, M., Garland, P., Grigsby, W., Killian, B., Ricks, N., Staundt, L., Taylor, M., Barbosa, J., Carver, E., Armstrong, D., Dillard, M., Simpson, J., Wisdom., M., Wilson, T.M., and Team Salamander.  2015.  Team Salamander and its Evolution in becoming the Longest Running Group Studies Initiative at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC).  Southeastern Naturalist 16(sp10):70-93. DOI: 10.1656/058.016.0sp1010

 

Presentations

Bakland, P.E., Wilson, T., Carver, E., Barbosa, J., Reynolds, B. 2018. Preliminary Results of a Study in Progress Examining the Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) at Wetlands and Retention Ponds in East Tennessee. UTC Research Dialogues Graduate Research Symposium, Chattanooga, Tennessee, April 2018

Bakland, P.E., Wilson, T., Carver, E., Barbosa, J., Reynolds, B. 2018. Preliminary Results of a Study in Progress Examining the Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) at Wetlands and Retention Ponds in East Tennessee. Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Meeting, Helen, Georgia, February 2018.

Dillard, M.J., Bakland, P.E., Hooper, J., Wilson, P.J., Team Salamander, Wilson, T.P. 2017. In the Shadows of a Brownfield: Using Citizen Scientists to Better Elucidate the Spatial Ecology of the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina, Linnaeus, 1758) in Southeastern Tennessee. Joint Annual Meeting of the Turtle Survival Alliance and IUCN Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group 15th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles, Charleston, South Carolina, August 2017

Harris, C., Bakland, P.E., Elmore, J., Hedrick, D., Hunt, N., Vanover, A., Team Salamander, Wilson, T. 2017. The Status and Conservation of the Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis): Directions for the Future. UTC Research Dialogues Undergraduate Research Symposium, Chattanooga, Tennessee, April 2017.

Bakland, P.E., Carver, E., Barbosa, J., Reynolds, B., Team Salamander, Wilson, T. 2017. Investigation of Habitat Effects on the Prevalence of the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus in East Tennessee. UTC Research Dialogues Graduate Research Symposium, Chattanooga, Tennessee, April 2017.

Bakland, P.E., Carver, E., Barbosa, J., Reynolds, B., Team Salamander, Wilson, T. 2017. Investigation of Habitat Effects on the Prevalence of the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus in East Tennessee. Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Meeting, Little Rock, Arkansas, February 2017.

Bakland, P.E. and Wilson, T. P. 2016. Preliminary Results of an Investigation of the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, at Retention Ponds & Natural Wetlands in Southeast Tennessee. The Wildlife Society 23rd Annual Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 2016.

Bakland, P.E., Team Salamander, Wilson, T.P. 2016. A Species Checklist of Plethodontid Salamanders From Hamilton and Marion Counties in Southeast Tennessee. Special Highlands Conference on Plethodontid Salamander Biology, Highlands, North Carolina, August 2016.

Bakland, P.E. 2016. Prevalence and Severity of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Natural Wetlands and Urban Retention Ponds in Southeast Tennessee. UTC Research Dialogues Graduate Research Symposium, Chattanooga, Tennessee, April 2016.

Bakland, P.E. 2016. Prevalence and Severity of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Natural Wetlands and Urban Retention Ponds in Southeast Tennessee. UTC Research Dialogues 3-Minute Thesis Competition, Chattanooga, Tennessee, April 2016.

Bakland, P.E., Wilson, T.P., Hunt, N., Manis, C., Simpson, J.F., Team Salamander. 2016. Herpetofaunal Checklist for Hamilton County as Generated Through Various Projects of the Herpetology Laboratory at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Wild Ones- Tennessee Valley Chapter Annual Native Plant Symposium, Chattanooga, Tennessee, March 2016

Wilson, T.P., Bakland, P., Hunt, N., Madsen, S., Altonen, R., Wilson, T.M. and Team Salamander.  2014. Nest site selection by marbled salamanders (Ambystoma opacum) in an isolated wetland in Southeastern Tennessee: In the shadows of a brown field at the dawn of "Gig City". Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Chattanooga, TN. July 30-August 3, 2014.

Wilson, T.P., P. Bakland*, N. Hunt*, S. Madsen*, R. Altonen*, T.M. Wilson*, and Team Salamander*.  2014.  “In the shadows of a brownfield:  Nest site selection by marbled salamanders (Ambystoma opacum) in an isolated wetland in southeastern Tennessee:.”  Association for Southeastern Biologists Meeting, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 2014.

Wilson, T.P., P.E. Bakland*, N. Hunt*, S.Madsen*, R.Altonen*, T.M.Wilson*, & Team Salamander*.  2014.  In the Shadows of a Brownfield at the Dawn of Gig City:  Nest Site Selection by Marbled Salamanders (Ambystoma opacum) in an Isolated Wetland in Southeastern Tennessee. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2014.

Wilson, T.P., J.F Simpson*, B.R.Reynolds, P.E.Bakland*, N.Hunt*, S.Madsen*, R.Altonen*, B.Bird*, M.Cooksey*, W.Grigsby*, M.Taylor*, M.Dillard*, M.Wisdom*, A.Mericier*, G.Szarka*, J.Hooper*, C.Manis*, T.M.Wilson*, & Team Salamander*.  2014. “Team Salamander and its Evolution in Becoming the Longest Running Group Studies Initiative at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC).” Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2014.