Graduate Research Assistant
Dept. of Forestry
University of Kentucky
214 T. P. Cooper Bldg.
Lexington, KY 40546-0073
101 Tobacco Research Lab
150 Washington Avenue
Lexington, KY 40546-0061
M.S. Forestry, University of Kentucky, expected 2011
B.S. Forestry, University of Kentucky, 2009
Wildlife biology, conservation, and management; Conservation biology; Large carnivore ecology and management; Wildlife population genetics and conservation genetics; Endangered and threatened species recovery.
Black bear (Ursus americanus) in the Big South Fork: An update on population abundance, density, and relatedness post-reintroduction.
Kentucky black bear (Ursus americanus) population growth, range expansion, and viability.
Member, The Wildlife Society. 2010 – Present
Dr. John J. Cox
University of Kentucky Department of Forestry Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research, Academic Performance and Service – 2011.
Murphy, S. 2008. Black Bear Foods and Family Dissolution in South-Central Florida. Kaleidoscope: University of Kentucky Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship. 7: 123
Murphy, S., J.J. Cox, J.T. Hast, and B. Augustine. Black bear (Ursus americanus) in the Big South Fork: An update on population abundance, density, and relatedness post-reintroduction. The 18th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society. November 5-10, 2011. Waikoloa, Hawaii.
Murphy, S., J.J. Cox, J.T. Hast, S. Fei, and B. Augustine. South-Central Kentucky Black Bear Population Parameters. The 2011 Kentucky Chapter of The Wildlife Society Meeting. February 24-25, 2011. Jamestown, KY.
Murphy, S., J.J. Cox, J.T. Hast, and S. Fei. Beyond the founders? Using non-invasive hair sampling to estimate the size, density, and population genetics of a black bear population in south-central Kentucky. The 17th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society. October 2-6, 2010. Snowbird, UT.
Murphy, S., D.S. Maehr, and J.J. Cox. Evaluation of GPS and Cell Phone Radio-transmitter Technologies to Study Black Bear in South-central Florida. 2008 University of Kentucky Showcase of Undergraduate Research. April 2008. Lexington, KY.