New paper from KRCL alums Rosa Palmer and Geoffrey Palmer on nest use by Neotropical pygmy squirrels

Check out a new paper by KRCL alums Rosa Palmer (formerly Jessen) and Geoffrey Palmer detailing their discovery of Neotropical pygmy squirrels sharing abandoned termite nests in the Peruvian Amazon!  A nice contribution shedding a bit more light on the behavior and ecology of this poorly studied species.

Jessen, R. R., G. H. Palmer, and J. L. Koprowski. 2013. Neotropical pygmy squirrels (Sciurillus pusillus) share termite nests. Ecotropica 19:73-76.

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John Koprowski honored by the Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society

John Koprowski was awarded the Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society’s Outstanding Professional Service Award on 7 February 2014 at the banquet of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society and the AZ/NM Chapter of the American Fisheries Society held in Pinetop, Arizona.  The award is given to an Arizona Biologist for outstanding contributions to management and conservation of wildlife.

KCRL members present 6 talks and 3 posters at 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of AZ & NM TWS and AFS

The Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society and the AZ/NM Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is always a great opportunity to learn what other wildlife biologists in the two state area are working on as well as an opportunity to mingle.  The KCRL was well represented with stellar oral presentations by Masters students Shari Ketcham and Tim Jessen, Doctoral students Melissa Merrick, Sarah Hale and Jonathan Derbridge, and recent alum Erin Posthumus.  Additionally, Sarah, Masters student Allyssa Kilanowski, and undergraduates Nickie Seto and Brianna Rico displayed excellent posters of their findings!  Great to see everyone’s hard work on display.  Way to represent!

New paper from KCRL alum Dr. Karen Munroe – social behaviors and genetic structures in round-tailed ground squirrels

Check out a new paper from KCRL alum Dr. Karen Munroe published online in December, 2013 in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology:

Munroe, K. E., and J. L. Koprowski. 2014. Levels of social behaviors and genetic structure in a population of round-tailed ground squirrels (Xerospermophilus tereticaudus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. DOI 10.1007/s00265-013-1677-4.

http://ag.arizona.edu/research/redsquirrel/res_pdf/Munroe&Koprowski2014BES_Levels_RTGS_SocialBehaviorsGeneticStructure.pdf

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Hot off the press – Two new papers from KCRL alums!

Check out two great new publications from KCRL alums Rosa Jessen, Geoffrey Palmer, and R. Nathan Gwinn – Neotropical pygmy squirrels and red-bellied squirrels, oh my!

Jessen, R. R., R. N. Gwinn, and J. L. K0prowski. 2013. Sciurillus pusillus (Rodentia: Sciuridae). Mammalian Species 49:75-79.

http://ag.arizona.edu/research/redsquirrel/res_pdf/Jessen_etal_2013MammSpp_Sciurillus_pusillus.pdfDSC_0662

Palmer, G. H., J. L. Koprowski, and A. J. Pernas. 2013. Nest tree and site selection of an introduced population of red-bellied squirrels (Sciurus aureogaster). Journal of Mammalogy 94:1274-1281.

http://ag.arizona.edu/research/redsquirrel/res_pdf/Palmer_etal_2013JMamm_NestTree&SiteSelection_S_aureogaster.pdf

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