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Natalie Hyslop, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Phone: 678-717-3538

Office: Science, Engineering, Tech, 160, Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Management, Herpetology, Population Ecology

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 1102 Introduction to Ecology
  • BIOL 1108K Principles of Biology II
  • BIOL 1260  Environmental Science
  • BIOL 3332 Field Ecology
  • BIOL 3500K Ecology
  • BIOL 4090 Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 4327 Wildlife Ecology
  • ECOL 1000 Ecology of Reptiles and Amphibians of the Southeast


  • Ph.D., Wildlife Ecology and Management, The University of Georgia
  • M.S., Biology, Purdue University
  • B.S., Ecology, The University of Georgia

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Hyslop's research interests predominantly center on problems in wildlife conservation, particularly those concerning herpetofaunal (reptile and amphibian) species in the eastern United States. Additionally, she is interested in understanding ecological factors that influence patterns of species composition and local population persistence and extinction. Paralleling this, she is concerned with wildlife use of specific resources within a landscape, including spatial requirements and habitat features which are critical for the persistence of populations in a geographic region.

Currently, she is involved with research on Eastern Box Turtles and another project on the chytrid fungus and local amphibian populations.


Knafo, S. E., T. Norton, M. Mitchell, D. J. Stevenson, N. L. Hyslop, R. Poppenga, M. Oliva, T. Chen, C. Cray, S. Gibbs, L. Durden, N. Stedman, S. Divers, and E. Dierenfeld. 2016. Health and Nutritional Assessment of Free-ranging Eastern Indigo Snakes (Drymarchon couperi) in Georgia.  Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 47(3).

Dierenfeld, ES, TM Norton, NL Hyslop, and DJ Stevenson. 2016.  Nutrient Composition of Prey Items Consumed by Free-Ranging Eastern Indigo Snakes (Drymarchon couperi).  Southeastern Naturalist 14(3):551-560.

Mook, J, C. Strother, and N. Hyslop.  2016.  GIS technology and its application in biological habitat research for Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) conservation.  eBook chapter. STEM and GIS in Higher Education.  

Hyslop, N. L., J. M. Meyers, R. J. Cooper, and D. Stevenson. 2014.  Effects of body size and sex of Drymarchon couperi (eastern indigo snake) on habitat use, movements, and home range size in Georgia.  Journal of Wildlife Management 78:101–111. 

Nowakowski, A. J., N. L. Hyslop, J. I. Watling, and M. A. Donnelly. 2012. Matrix type alters structure of aquatic vertebrate assemblages in cypress domes. Biodiversity and Conservation. 22:497-511. 

Hyslop, N. L., D. J. Stevenson, J. N. Macey, L. D. Carlile, C. L. Jenkins, J. A. Hostetler, and M. K. Oli. 2011. Survival and population growth of a long-lived threatened snake species, Drymarchon couperi (Eastern Indigo Snake). Population Ecology 54:145–156.

Dodd, C.K., Jr., N.L. Hyslop and M.K. Oli. 2012. The effects of disturbance events on abundance and sex ratios of a terrestrial turtle, Terrapene bauri. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 11: 44-49.

Stevenson, D. J. and N. L. Hyslop. 2010. Drymarchon couperi (Eastern Indigo Snake): long distance interpopulation movement. Herpetological Review 4:91–92.

Stevenson, D. J., M. R. Bolt, D.J. Smith, K. M. Enge, N. L. Hyslop, T.M. Norton, and K.J. Dyer. 2010. Prey records for the Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi). Southeastern Naturalist 9:1–18.

Hyslop, N. L., R. J. Cooper, and J. M. Meyers. 2009. Seasonal shifts in shelter and microhabitat use of Drymarchon couperi (Eastern Indigo Snake) in Georgia. Copeia 2009:460–466.

Hyslop, N. L., R. J. Cooper, J. M. Meyers, and T. Norton. 2009. Survival of radio-implanted Eastern Indigo Snakes (Drymarchon couperi) in relation to body size and sex. Herpetologica 65:199–206.

Stevenson, D. J., K. Enge, K. Dyer, T. M. Norton, and N. L. Hyslop. 2009. An Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) mark-recapture study in southeastern Georgia. Herpetological Biology and Conservation 4:30–42.

Hyslop, N. L., J. M. Meyers, R. J. Cooper, and D. J. Stevenson. 2009. Indigo Snake capture methods: effectiveness of two survey techniques for Drymarchon couperi in Georgia. Florida Scientist 72: 93-100.

Stevenson, D. J., Moulis, R., Hyslop, N. L. 2008. Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi), In Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia, eds J.B. Jensen, C.D. Camp, J.W. Gibbons, M.J. Elliott. The University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia.

Work Experience

  • Postdoctoral assistant, University of Florida, Gainesville, 2009-2010
  • Postdoctoral assistant, Florida International University, Miami, 2008-2009

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