Category Archives: Mud Salamander (Pseudotriton montanus)

Todd W. Pierson

Todd W. Pierson
PhD Student
University of Tennessee
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
569 Dabney Hall, 1416 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 317-306-6299
Email: [email protected]

►Multi Species Panel Development
►DNA Marker Development
►Protocol Development
►Sample Processing
►Expert Input

Have used a sequence-based “metabarcoding” approach to detect plethodontid salamander communities in the southern Appalachians:
• Desmognathus
• Eurycea
• Gyrinophilus
• Pseudotriton
• Urspelerpes

Amphibians & Crustacea
Have used qPCR assays to target:
• Dougherty Plains Crayfish (Cambarus cryptodytes)
• Georgia Blind Salamander (Eurycea [Haideotriton] wallacei)
• Patch-nosed Salamander (Urspelerpes brucei)

With which agencies have you partnered with on eDNA applications?
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, United States Geological Survey (USGS), USDA Forest Service, South Carolina Heritage Program