Steven Price
Associate Professor

Professional Profile

Dr. Price is an Associate Professor of Stream and Riparian Ecology in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at University of Kentucky.  Dr. Price's research program focuses on ecology, conservation, and management of aquatic and semi-aquatic animals and freshwater systems. He teaches Herpetology (FOR 510), Natural Resource and Environmental Analysis: Costa Rica (NRE 320), and several graduate-level courses.

Dr. Price runs the Price Lab @ UK where most of his research centers on reptiles, amphibians and freshwater mussels, groups that are experiencing severe population declines. Although he has broad interests, he often conducts research in the following areas: 1) examining the resistance and resilience of semi-aquatic reptile and amphibian populations to land-use and hydrologic change, 2) assessing the influence of biophysical conditions on population vital rates, such as survivorship, recruitment, and temporal emigration, and behavior (e.g., movement) and 3) development of novel field methods and statistical approaches in wildlife studies.  Dr. Price has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, many of which involve undergraduate and graduate students as co-authors.


Dr. Price received a B.S. (2000) and M.S. (2003) from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and a Ph.D. from Wake Forest University (2011). Additionally, Dr. Price was employed as research coordinator, visiting faculty, and post-doctoral research fellow in the Biology Department at Davidson College from 2004-2012.