Theresa Stratmann

Movement Ecology Group


Theresa Stratmann

Ph.D. Student
Member of Research Group 'Movement Ecology'

Research interests

My research interest is in conservation biology and how we can use math and modeling to make better conservation decisions. For my masters I used Bog Turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) as a case study for how we can resource efficiently locate and survey for rare and elusive species. This work combined species distribution modeling and intensive field work in close collaboration with state wildlife agencies in the United States to give me first-hand experience in what it means to conserve species on-the-ground. For my PhD I am changing my focus to examining how movement ability affects population carrying capacity in mobile animals. My study system will be the eastern steppe of Mongolia and the nomadic Mongolian Gazelles (Procapra gutturosa). We will be collaborating with others at SBiK-F to design an individual based model based on the Mongolian system which will allow us to ask questions about carrying capacity but also nonequilibrium/equilibrium rangeland dynamics.

B.S. Ecology, Minor Mathematics, summa cum laude,
The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA,
(Lab of Dr. John Maerz: click here)

M.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Biology,
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA,
(Lab of Dr. Kyle Barrett: click here)



Stratmann, T., T. Floyd, and K. Barrett (2016): Floating rare habitat for a rare species: evaluation of a species distribution model for Bog Turtles ( Glyptemys muhlenbergii) in the southeastern United States. Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 11(1): 199-213.

Munscher, E., A. Walde, T. Stratmann, and B. Butterfield (2015): Exceptional Growth Rates Observed in Immature Pseudemys from a Protected Spring System in Florida. Herpetology Notes. 8: 133-140.

Pierson, T., T. Stratmann, E. White, A. Clause, C. Carter, M. Herr, A. Jenkins, H. Vogel, M. Knoerr, and B. Folt (2014): New County Records of Amphibians and Reptiles Resulting from a Bioblitz Competition in North-Central Georgia, USA. Herpetological Review. 45(2): 296-297.

Floyd, T.M., T.S.M. Stratmann, G.J. Brown, III, and C.S. Pfaff (2013): Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis. Terrestrial Movement. Herpetological Review. 44:651.

Stratmann, T. and S. Pfaff (2011): Geographic Distribution Note for Lampropeltis elapsoides. Herpetological Review. 42(4):572-573.