Professional Bio

Education

  • M.S., Zoology, Colorado State University, 1997 )
  • B.S., Biology and Chemistry, Regis College, 1992
    Magna Cum Laude, Honors Program

Professional Memberships

  • Ecological Society of America
  • Southwestern Association of Naturalists
  • Colorado Wyoming Academy of Science
  • Society for the Study of Reptiles and Amphibians
  • TriBeta Society

Research & Scholarship

Publications

Cooley, C. R., S.A. Smith, C.J. Geier, and T.G. Puentes. 2013. The Use of Photo-Identification as a Means of Identifying Western Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta bellii) in Long-Term Demographic Studies. Herpetological Review (44) 3:430-432.

Cooley, C. R.  and J. Miller. 2011. Morphology: Supernumerary scutes in the western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii).  Herpetological Review (42)3: 417.

Cooley, C. R. 2007.  Coloration in the western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii).  Herpetological Review (38)3: 329.

Cooley, C. R., A. O. Floyd, A. Dollinger, and P.B. Tucker. 2003.  Demography and diet of the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) at high-elevation sites in southwestern Colorado.  Southwestern Naturalist (48)1: 47-53.

Taylor, H. L. and C. R. Cooley.  1995.  Patterns of meristic variation among parthenogenetic teiid lizards (genus Cnemidophorus) of the Yucatan peninsula and their progenitor species, C. angusticeps and C. deppei.  Journal of Herpetology. 29: 583-592.

Taylor, H. L. and C. R. Cooley.  1995. A multivariate analysis of morphological variation among parthenogenetic teiid lizards of the Cnemidophorus cozumela complex.  Herpetologica 51:67-76.

Taylor, H. L., C. R. Cooley, R. A. Aguilar, and C. J. Obana.  1992.  Factors affecting clutch size in the teiid lizards Cnemidophorus tigris gracilis and C. t. septentrionalis.  Journal of Herpetology.  26:443-447.

Presentations

Predation among adult painted turtles (Chrysemys picta): Are females more at risk than males? (Presented at the 2003 annual meeting of the Colorado Academy of Science at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley)

Variation in growth rates between two populations of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) from Colorado. (Presented at the 2003 annual meeting of the Colorado Academy of Science at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley)

Population ecology of the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) from southwestern Colorado. (Presented at the 2001 annual meeting of the Colorado Academy of Science at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)

Diet of the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) from southwestern Colorado.  (Presented at the 2001 annual meeting of the Colorado Academy of Science at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)

Morphological variation among parthenogenetic teiid lizards of the Cnemidophorus cozumela complex. (Presented at the 1992 annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles in El Paso, Texas)

Awards & Recognition

Awards

  • Recipient – Class of 1992 Biology Award, Regis College
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
  • National Dean’s List
  • Colorado Scholars Award
  • Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society)