Nikki is completing her Bachelor of Natural Resource Science at TRU. For her Honours thesis she is examining the ecology of a population of semi-urban garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) that are living on the interface of marshland and a major recreational facility in Kamloops. She is conducting standard mark/recapture work to reveal the structure of the population, and at the same time she is using radio-telemetry to examine the behaviour of gravid females as they attempt to complete gestation on a patch of habitat frequently occupied by recreationalists. Dr. James Sudhoff from the TRU Animal Health Techology program are helping Nikki with this work, and support is being provided by the Parks & Recreation division of the City of Kamloops.
You can reach Nikki at firstname.lastname@example.org