Matthew Pintar is a PhD student in the Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi. 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 flooding and pond age on development and habitat selection of amphibians and aquatic beetles at the University of Mississippi Field Station.