Wildlife research at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
This year Mariah is completing an honours undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Science. For her thesis, she is coordinating a large project at multiple snake dens across the range of rattlesnakes in British Columbia. Using cameras at these sites, she is examining patterns of rattlesnake ingress and egress. In particular, she is determining the level of synchronicity in snake appearance at the entrances to the dens. She also is monitoring temperatures at each site in order to comment on the effect of microclimate on snake behaviour. We are working closely with Robyn Reudink of the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD).