ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Caleb Bomske is a Christian naturalist currently pursuing a PhD in Wildlife Ecology at Kansas State University. Caleb grew up on Vancouver Island, off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, where he became passionate about nature, especially snakes, frogs, and other herps. Caleb's mother tailored his homeschool curriculum to encourage his interests and, in 2011, Caleb moved to Florida to begin college at Pensacola Christian College. He graduated with a BSc in Biology in 2015 and immediately started an MSc through the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

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Caleb's research has primarily been in wetlands ecology. He was an intern at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana during the summer of 2014, where he studied environmental DNA and agricultural stream ecology (see Reisinger et al. 2016, Christopher et al. 2021). Between 2015 and 2017, Caleb studied the relationship between herptile diversity and wetland plant communities (Bomske & Bickford 2018). At that time, Caleb taught botany at Pensacola Christian College and became a reputable source for southeastern US plant identification (see Greller et al. 2019 and De Jong 2020). Caleb's current work focusses on muskrat demographics in Kansas (Bomske & Ahlers 2021) but he is also active in rubber boa population studies in the western states (Hoyer et al. 2020).