Steven Price
Associate Professor

Professional Profile

Dr. Price is the Assistant Professor of Stream and Riparian Ecology in the Department of Forestry at University of Kentucky.  Dr. Price's research program focuses on ecology, conservation, and management of amphibian and reptiles. Dr. Price has co-authored one book, Frogs and Toads of North Carolina with Michael Dorcas, Jeffery Beane and Sarah Cross, and several book chapters. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, many of which involve students as co-authors.

Dr. Price runs the Price Lab @ UK where research focuses on the population ecology and conservation of semi-aquatic and aquatic animals.  Most of his research centers on reptiles and amphibians, groups that are experiencing severe and unprecedented population declines. Although he has broad interests, he often conduct research in the following areas: 1) examining the resistance and resilience of semi-aquatic reptile and amphibian populations to land-use and hydrologic change, and 2) assessing the influence of biophysical conditions on  population vital rates, such as survivorship, recruitment, and temporal emigration, and behaviors (e.g., movement).  Additionally, he has strong interests in wildlife monitoring and management, freshwater biology, forest ecology, urban ecology, vertebrate natural history and landscape ecology.


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.