The KCRL moves to ENR2 building

The KCRL now calls the University of Arizona’s newest building, Environment and Natural Resources 2, our home.  We are thrilled to be housed in this unique, ecologically conscious LEED certified building, the design of which is inspired by a slot canyon, with a cool, inviting interior, pictured below.  Our updated contact information can be found on the KCRL website.




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Animated renderings from slot canyon to ENR2:

Story in the UA news:

All about the building and construction:

Allyssa Kilanowski successfully defends her MS thesis!

Congratulations to Allyssa Kilanowski who successfully defended her MS thesis entitled “Individual behavioral phenotypes of the cliff chipmunk (Tamas dorsalis): effects of female reproductive success and juvenile habitat selection” on Friday, 7 August 2015.  Allyssa now moves to the University of Kentucky where she will begin a Ph.D. program this fall.  Congratulations Allyssa!

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John Koprowski at Kyoto University as a visiting scholar…

Professor Koprowski is spending 3 months from June – September 2015 as a visiting scholar at Kyoto University.  Kyoto University is the 2nd ranked university in Japan and the 17th ranked university in the Fushimi-Inari 091Kyoto Univ Campus 012world with strong programs in the life sciences and conservation.  John is stationed at the Kyoto University Museum while seeking to expand collaborations in Japan and working to complete a number of publications at the end of his sabbatical.

Shari Ketcham successfully defends her MS thesis, congratulations!

Ketcham1_webKCRL MS student, Shari Ketcham, successfully defended her MS thesis on 5 August 2015!  Her thesis entitled “Influence of fire and introduced Abert’s squirrels on Arizona gray squirrels” was conducted in the Santa Catalina Mountains just outside of Tucson, Arizona and highlights how fire may swing the balance in favor of non-native Abert’s squirrels at the expense of native Arizona gray squirrels.  Congrats Shari!

9 presentations, 2 symposia provided by KCRL in Sapporo at IWMC 5

The 5th International Wildlife Management Congress was held 25-30 July 2015 in Sapporo, Japan.  KCRL grad students, recent alums and John presented 9 papers and organized 2 symposia.  MS students Maria Altemus and Allyssa Kilanowski presented their MS thesis research, PhD students Melissa Merrick, Jonathan Derbridge and Sarah Hale reviewed their dissertation research and recent graduate Hsiang Ling discussed her field work and graduate experience.  John Koprowski also provided 2 presentations.  In addition, Hsiang Ling Chen, Melissa Merrick and Jonathan Derbridge organized a symposium on international research opportunities for graduate students and Hsiang Ling Chen co-organized a session on road ecology.  Whew…I am exhausted just listing all of the ways that KCRL was involved on Hokkaido…great job!  Mascot at IWMC5

New publication on antelope jackrabbit ecology!

KCRL master’s student Maria Altemus is co-author on a new paper on antelope jackrabbit ecology with David E. Brown, Randall Babb, and Consuelo Lorenzo.  This is a major contribution to one of the least studied hares in North America.

Brown, D. E., R. D. Babb, C. Lorenzo, and M. M. Altemus. 2014. Ecology of the antelope jackrabbit (Lepus alleni). The Southwestern Naturalist 59:575-587.

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Antelope Jackrabbit (Lepus alleni)

Antelope Jackrabbit (Lepus alleni)