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John Huth

John about to enter a lava tube, Galapagos Islands, 2013


After years in human resource management, it was time to realize my dream of a career in biology. Diverse research opportunities have included examining pH’s influence on Echinostoma’s ability to recognize host cues and infection; calcium oxalate crystals’ role in deciduous tree abscission; quail/songbird and bat surveys.

Research Interests

My research with the Cooperative unit will investigate one of the smallest bats in eastern North America, the eastern small-footed bat (Myotis leibii). To better grasp M. leibii ecology, tactics will include remote sensing identification of emergent rock habitats, conducting presence and absence surveys, occupancy modeling, radio tagging for census sample size determination, and acoustical surveying.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 72

Presentations: 118


Contact Information


Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  4. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  5. Wildlife Management Institute