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Assistant Professor of Biology

Phone: (519) ***-****  HQ Phone
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo , Ontario N2L 3C5
Canada

Company Description: Wilfrid Laurier University, based in Waterloo, Ontario, is one of Canada's foremost universities, offering academic excellence and a strong sense of community to...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Bachelor's degree , biology
    West Virginia University
  • master's degree , wildlife and Fisheries Resource Management
    West Virginia University
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Funds from the donation will be ...
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Funds from the donation will be utilized to study the impact of corridor creation and landscape modification for wildlife species that benefit from the creation of forest edge habitat, according to Joe Greathouse, WLU assistant professor of biology.
"This gift is important in so many ways. Results of our studies will be used to recommend landscape management techniques that are beneficial to wildlife conservation and economic development in the Northern Panhandle," Greathouse said.
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These animals are rare throughout their range," according to Greathouse. "Hellbenders are candidate species for listing under the Federal Endangered Species Act."
Greathouse, along with the animal care staff at the Good Zoo, Oglebay Resort, was the first to hatch eggs from this species in a zoo or aquarium when he was the curator of animals there in 2007.
Camera survey equipment and a bi-fuel truck also have been funded and will be utilized for students to study habitat use of energy right of ways by bobcats, foxes and golden eagles, Greathouse added.
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"Already at least a dozen students are using this lab and once it's up to full capacity, we expect hundreds to actively benefit from the research and hands-on experiences that the SWiM lab offers," said Greathouse.
Greathouse joined WLU in August and is one of the co-directors of WLU's new Zoo Science major, now enrolling students interested in professional careers in zoos and aquariums. Besides the Good Zoo, he formerly worked for The Wilds, a private, non-profit safari park and conservation center near Zanesville, Ohio that is a part of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's family of operations.
Joe Greathouse, West Liberty ...
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Joe Greathouse, West Liberty University assistant biology professor, taught zoo animal classes at West Virginia University for several years; was The Wilds and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium wildlife ecology director for three years; and was Oglebay's Good Zoo animal curator for 15 years.
"In West Virginia we know the ...
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"In West Virginia we know the populations have declined at least 40 percent over the past 30 years," Joe Greathouse, biologist with The Wilds, said. "It's our largest salamander this side of the world and we're losing it so we need to figure out why and we're trying to figure out techniques for increasing their populations but also returning them to the streams and rivers where they used to be where they're not there anymore."
One by one, teams walk up and down streams across the state, lifting rocks and putting nets on each side to catch a hellbender.
"After we catch the hellbender we'll take environmental measurements associated with the rock," Greathouse said.
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"We collect water from streams and rivers, we filter that water, extract the DNA from filter pads, and then amplify the tiny little pieces of DNA with a machine that heats the DNA up really hot and then breaks it down," Greathouse said.
"In West Virginia we know the ...
www.wchstv.com [cached]
"In West Virginia we know the populations have declined at least 40 percent over the past 30 years," Joe Greathouse, biologist with The Wilds, said. "It's our largest salamander this side of the world and we're losing it so we need to figure out why and we're trying to figure out techniques for increasing their populations but also returning them to the streams and rivers where they used to be where they're not there anymore."
One by one, teams walk up and down streams across the state, lifting rocks and putting nets on each side to catch a hellbender.
"After we catch the hellbender we'll take environmental measurements associated with the rock," Greathouse said.
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"We collect water from streams and rivers, we filter that water, extract the DNA from filter pads, and then amplify the tiny little pieces of DNA with a machine that heats the DNA up really hot and then breaks it down," Greathouse said.
"Hellbender can get up to 29 ...
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"Hellbender can get up to 29 1/2 inches in length," said Joe Greathouse, a biologist with The Wilds, a nature conservation center that does work in West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.
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"They have this extra flappiness on their side to allow more oxygen to get through their skin from the water," Greathouse said.
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"They think the hellbender got its name because the Native Americans thought that that's the way a person would look as they were arriving into hell," Greathouse said.
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When the slime dries, it's almost like a bunch of little boogers on your hands," Greathouse said. "It's pretty cool."
That slime is important for a number of reason. One of those reasons is it helps them slide under rocks where they like to hide.
"I just think they're fascinating," Greathouse said. "First of all, the feel of them.
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