Chloe is the latest in a growing line of MSc students working on our long-running study of rattlesnakes in Osoyoos. Chloe is continuing our work on the movement ecology and conservation of rattlesnakes occupying a landscape increasingly subject to development and varied other uses. While focusing on the movements of individuals, she has also extended Marcus Atkin’s work on changes in rattlesnake defensive behaviour to the Osoyoos population, as well as testing the efficacy of artificial underground chambers to provide snakes encountering fences with a means to avoid the scorching daytime heat.
Partners on Chloe’s project include Dr. Christine Bishop with Environment & Climate-Change Canada, and the Osoyoos Indian Band.
You can contact Chloe at howarthc17@myTRU.ca