Travis Blunden, M.S. (May 2010)
Travis Blunden completed a Master of Science (non-thesis) degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in May 2010. Travis's research involved two of his primary interests - herps and habitat restoration. Working within the 25,000 acre Duette Park in Manatee County, Travis had the opportunity to observe the progress of a large scale scrub restoration program. Travis trapped reptiles, amphibians and small mammals in order to evaluate the response of the herpetofauna and small mammal communities to scrub restoration treatments. Travis is currently working as a Biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at the Half Moon Wildlife Management Area.