Friday, August 5, 2011

RMBL Undergraduate Research Symposium

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...

Malle Carrasco:
Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) Respond to Yellow-Bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris) Alarm Calls

Carrie De Jesus:
Can Bird Density Influence Vocal Individuality?

Casey Lee:
Behavioral Syndromes in Yellow-Bellied marmots, Marmota flaviventris: Is there a Correlation between Boldness and Exploration?

Tamara Snyder:
Investigation of Mule Deer (
Odocoileus hemionus) Foraging Behavior when exposed to the Scent of the Predatory Coyote (Canis latrans)

Jennifer Sojka:
Factors that Affect the Repeatability of Personality in Marmota flaviventris

Congratulations to everyone on a successful field season!

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