Camille L. Griffith (Oglala Lakota)

Doctoral Student

Field of Study

Wildlife Science

Hometown

Rapid City, SD

Education

2017, M. S. in Integrative Genomics, Department of Graduate Studies, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

2015, B. S. in Natural Science, emphasis in Conservation Biology, Department of Math, Science, and Technology, Oglala Lakota College, Kyle, SD

Research Focus

Her research focuses on gaining an understanding of ecological patterns of the West Virginia northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus) using individual based modeling and genomic approaches for the purpose of conservation and assisting the West Virginia Forest Service in exploring best management practices.

Major Advisors

Dr. Patrick Zollner, Professor of Wildlife Science

Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty, Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Habitat Management

Selected Presentations

C. Griffith, A. Higa, C. Anderson. (June, 2017) The Ornate Box Turtle Project. Presented at the Colorado and Southwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Joint Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

C. Griffith, A. Higa, C. Anderson. (2016) Landscape Genetics of the Ornate Box Turtles on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Paper presented at the Black Hills Research Symposium, Spearfish, South Dakota.

C. Griffith and A. Higa. (August, 2015). Genetic Structure of the Ornate Box Turtles on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Paper presented at the National Science Foundation Symposium for Undergraduate Research in Tribal College University Programs, Arlington, Virginia.

C. Griffith, J. Sanovia, A. Higa. (October, 2014). A Comprehensive Niche Model for Ornate Box Turtles in South Dakota. Poster presented at the National Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

C. Griffith and A. Higa. (March, 2014) Movement Patterns and hibernation site fidelity in a South Dakota Box Turtle population. Paper and poster presented at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Billings, Montana.

C. Griffith and A. Higa. (March, 2014). Home Range and Habitat Compatibility of Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornate) in South Dakota. Poster presented at the Pierre poster session for Outstanding Research, Pierre, South Dakota.

C. Griffith and A. Higa. (March, 2013) Comparing Home Range and Distribution Patterns
of Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata) in South Dakota. Paper presented at the Dakotas Amphibians and Reptiles Network, Vermillion, South Dakota.

Invited Panelists

C. Griffith. (November, 2016) "Improving Diversity in STEM fields." National Science Foundation Native American Heritage Month, Arlington, VA.

C. Griffith. (July, 2015) "Gaining a research fellowship, three simple tips." South Dakota Undergraduate Research Annual Symposium, Pierre, SD.

C. Griffith, D. Griffith, J. Ferguson. (February, 2013) "Steps for Initiating Animal Control on the Pine Ridge Reservation." Paws for a Cause Meeting, Kyle, SD.

Professional Organization Membership:

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

Society of the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR)

The Wildlife Society (TWS)

Honors, Grants, Awards and Activities:

2017, Fellowship Recipient, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

2017, Small Grant, Turtle Observatory Grant

2016, Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation

2016, Graduate Research Fellowship, American Indian Graduate Fellowship Program

2015, 2nd Best Oral Research Presentation, American Indian Higher Education Consortium

2015, 2st Best Research Poster, Black Hills Digital Mapping Association

2014, Nominee, Poster Session for Outstanding Research in South Dakota

2014, Best Undergraduate Research Poster, South Dakota Academy of Science

2014, Best Research Oral Presentation, American Indian Higher Education Consortium

2014, Research Stipend, International Timber Council

2014, 2nd Best Poster, American Indian Higher Education Consortium

2013, Best Research Poster, Black Hills Digital Mapping Association

2013, Best Research Oral Presentation, American Indian Higher Education Consortium

2013, 3rd Place Research Poster, American Indian Higher Education Consortium

2012, Scholarship, American Indian College Funds

2012, Travel Grant, Native American Professional Development Program

2012, Research Stipend, South Dakota Space Grant Consortium

Camille L. Griffith (Oglala Lakota)

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