On November 17th Jessica successfully defended her thesis on ‘thermal landscapes’ and rattlesnake migration”. Congratulations, Jess.
Jared’s & Stephanie’s work on rattlesnakes was featured on Global TV. Click here.
An article from the Globe & Mail (May 2015) on the salaries and credentials of wildlife biologists. Click HERE.
Several people in our lab were featured in a story on the conservation issues facing rattlesnakes in British Columbia. Click HERE.
For the fourth year in a row, we conducted a mid-summer live-trapping survey for small mammals across the Osoyoos snake study site. This year Jared Maida (sitting in the middle on the truck bumper) did a great job of organizing the gala event. As always, captures were not high in the dry desert, although one site on the side of a hill produced a fair number of pocket mice. With the trapping coinciding with the shortest nights of the year, everyone averaged about 4.5 hrs of sleep/night for three days, so a HUGE thanks to our super volunteers…
In the picture, left to right: Jennifer (volunteer), Valerie (volunteer), Yours Truly, Kirstin (kneeling), Cole (volunteer), Jared, Janna (volunteer), and Steph (volunteer).
I found this while stumbling around the internet today. Good advice to follow if you want to give a really bad scientific presentation, which many people seem to aspire to.
Here’s the link: http://www.southernfriedscience.com/?p=18403
Cheryl Blair just returned from the 3rd Conference of the North American Pika Consortium in Golden, Colorado, where she presented an overview of her thesis work entitled ‘Survival in a low elevation, human-modified landscape: the American Pika’. Cheryl also was co-author on another talk led by our collaborators, Matthew Waterhouse and Mike Rusello from UBC-Okanagan (Genetic evidence for restricted dispersal in American pika across a human-modified landscape).