Shorf presents in Minneapolis, Jared & Stephanie present in Louisiana

Conferences 2016This summer (2016), our lab travelled to the shores of the mighty Mississippi:  Shorf presented a poster on his elephant conservation work at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  About a week later, Stephanie and Jared both gave oral papers on their work at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in New Orleans, Louisiana.  I also chipped in presentations at both conferences, including a co-authored paper with Jessica.

Small mammal trapping at Osoyoos study site – completed for summer 2015

Mouse Crew midsummer 2015For 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).