Dec. 14, 2005
Dr. Jane Hey, professor and chair of biology at Morningside College, gave a presentation at the 67th Annual Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference held Dec. 11 through Dec. 14, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Hey’s presentation “Does Managing Hydrology and Topography for Migratory Birds Benefit Amphibians and Reptiles?” resulted from a four-year study on the amphibian and reptile diversity, distribution, and success of the Owego Wetlands Complex, a 1,300 acre restored wetland ecosystem located three miles northwest of Hornick, Iowa. The research was conducted by Hey and Dr. Eugenia Farrar, associate professor of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology at Iowa State University in Ames. The two biologists have been doing wetland research together since 1990.
Hey joined the faculty at Morningside in 1979. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Monmouth College in Ill., a master’s degree in environmental biology from the University of Iowa at Iowa City, and a doctorate in zoology and genetics from Iowa State University in Ames.
To read more about Hey's research, click here.