Matthew Pintar is a PhD student in the Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University. He earned a B.S. in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maine where he was a member of the Honors College. He has worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Sawtooth National Forest and Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the National Park Service at Zion National Park and Prince William Forest Park. His current research focuses on the effects of hydroperiod and fluctuations of water input on gray treefrog development in artificial ponds at Tyson Research Center in Missouri. Previous research includes the effects of acid deposition on birds, tadpole behavioral responses to fish, fungicide effects on aquatic insects, and salamander life history in different habitats.