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Aaron Krochmal

Associate Professor of Biology
  • B.S., Biology, Union College (NY), 1996
  • M.S., Biology, New York University, 1998
  • Ph.D., Ecology and Systematics, Indiana State University, 2003
  • General Biology I and II
  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • Comparative Animal Physiology
  • General Endocrinology
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Research Techniques in Herpetology

Research Interests

I am a broadly-trained, integrative organismal biologst interested in the behavior, physiology, and ecology of reptiles. Specifically, I combine these disciplines to investigate how reptiles perceive, interact with, and navigate their environments. 


Selected Recent and Forthcoming Publications

(* - undergraduate coauthor)

Roth, T.C., and A.R. Krochmal. In review. Pharmacological and Ontogenetic Evidence for the Role of Spatial Memory in Turtle Navigation.

Roth, T.C., and A.R. Krochmal. 2016. Cognition-centered conservation as a means of advancing integrative animal behavior. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. In press.

Krochmal, A.R., T.C. Roth, S. Rush*, K.Wachter*. 2015. Turtles outsmart rapid environmental change: the role of cognition in navigation. Communicative and Integrative Biology. In press

Roth, T.C., A.R. Krochmal, and Z. Nemeth. 2015. Thinking about change: an integrative approach for examining cognition in a changing world. Integrative and Comparative Biology 55:347-353.

Roth, T.C., and A.R. Krochmal. 2015The role of age-specific learning and experience for turtles navigating a changing landscape. Current Biology 25:333-337. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2014.11.048; Cover article and cover photo. Featured in Berkeley Science Review.