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Bridgette E. Hagerty, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno (2008)
  • B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland (2000)


  • Exploring Biology
  • Biostatistics
  • Conservation Biology
  • Junior Thesis
  • Senior Thesis

Research Interests

  • Movement ecology and population ecology of reptiles and amphibians
  • Conservation biology, especially local problems related to amphibians and reptiles
  • Impacts of disease on amphibian communities


  • Faculty Institutions for Reforming Science Education (FIRST IV) NSF Postdoctoral Scholar, 2009-2011

Recent Publications

  • Averill-Murray, R.C. and B.E. Hagerty. 2014. Translocation relative to spatial genetic structure of the Mojave desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 13: 35-41.
  • Sandmeier, F.C., C.R. Tracy, B.E. Hagerty, S. DuPr√©, H. Mohammadpour, and K. Hunter. 2013. Mycoplasmal upper respiratory tract disease across the range of the threatened Mojave desert tortoise: associations with thermal regime and natural antibodies. Ecohealth 10: 63-71.
  • Hagerty, B.E., K.E. Nussear, T.C. Esque, and C.R. Tracy. 2011. Making molehills out of mountains: a landscape genetic approach to connectivity for desert tortoises. Landscape Ecology 26: 267-280.
  • Hagerty, B.E. and C.R. Tracy. 2010. Defining populations for the Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). Conservation Genetics 11: 1795-1807.
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