Member since: October 29, 2011
My name is Bree Putman and I am fascinated with snakes. Ever since I was a little girl snakes have amazed me because so many people misunderstand them. As a researcher I aim to demystify snakes and I encourage people to learn more about these beautiful creatures.
Currently, I am a Ph.D. student in a joint program with U.C. Davis and San Diego State University. My advisers are Dr. Rulon Clark and Dr. Richard Coss. It is my second year in this program and when I am finished I plan on becoming a professor. I completed my undergrad at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and it was there where I started rattlesnake research. Working under Dr. Emily Taylor, I conducted a senior research project examining the home range size and movement patterns of a population of Northern Pacific Rattlesnakes. I fell in love with rattlesnakes and have continued my pursuit to learn more about them.
I hope to use my snake knowledge to educate people on how to live in harmony with them. Several are killed out of fear and misunderstanding, but as predators they play an important role in the ecosystem. I am available to give talks to whoever is interested (e.g. – herpetological societies, residential meetings, scout troop meetings). I am knowledgeable in snake identification, bite prevention, and trail safety. Please email me (email@example.com) if you want to chat, or check out my blog for snake info: http://strikerattleroll.blogspot.com/