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A Yonaholssee Salamander - Endemic to this area Biologists like professor Josh Rudd and his students tackle complex issues that are intertwined with the environment including the study of the Yonahlosse Salamaders, as well water quality analysis of campus waterways, and a camera-trapping study to detect the presence of black bears in Steele Creek Park and other research topics.


"I have applied this research to populations of the locally rare Yonahlossee Salamander and would like to begin research on other extant and now extinct species native to the southern Appalachian mountains."
Josh Rudd
King University Program - Biology
Laura Ong
Associate Professor of Biology
Josh Rudd
Instructor of Biology
Kelly Vaughan
Chair & Associate Professor of Biology