This Summer, many of the students working on team marmot and related projects have contributed to this blog. As the summer winds down, you might be wondering how all of their exciting projects are shaping-up.
Today, at the undergraduate research symposium, folks showed off their interesting findings. We heard about birds with distinctive vocalizations, marmots with personality traits, and about the ways that deer cope with the challenges of predation pressure.
Below are some highlights from these presentations...
Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) Respond to Yellow-Bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris) Alarm Calls
Carrie De Jesus:
Can Bird Density Influence Vocal Individuality?
Behavioral Syndromes in Yellow-Bellied marmots, Marmota flaviventris: Is there a Correlation between Boldness and Exploration?
Investigation of Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) Foraging Behavior when exposed to the Scent of the Predatory Coyote (Canis latrans)
Factors that Affect the Repeatability of Personality in Marmota flaviventris
Congratulations to everyone on a successful field season!