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Tom Akre

Dr. Tom Akre, associate professor of biology, is author of “Troubled Times for Turtles” that appears in the spring 2012 issue of The Piedmont Virginian. Akre “and a group of biologists and students have teamed up with the Virginia  Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to preserve wood turtles as an integral part of our Commonwealth’s […]

Tom Akre

Tom Akre received a multi-year $270,000 matching grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s State Wildlife Program (SWG) to develop scientifically-based conservation strategies for the endangered wood turtle in Virginia and on regional National Forests. A video celebrating the ten-year anniversary of SWG was just released and includes a brief clip of this project […]

Tom Akre

Tom Akre co-authored the article “A Global Analysis of Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Distributions with Identification of Priority Conservation Areas” that was chosen as the cover art for the December issue of Chelonian Conservation Biology