KCRL members had a great time at the 24th annual meeting of The Wildlife Society in
Albuquerque, NM last week! Seven graduate students Kira Hefty, Allie Burnett, Marina Morandini, Brian Blais, Colin Brocka, Amanda Veals, and Neil Dutt, our fearless leader Dr. K, Senior Biologist Melissa Merrick, and lab alums Mags Rheude, Seafha Blount, and Emily Goldstein did their best to represent KCRL with research presentations, posters, and involvement in working groups and professional development opportunities.
Brian Blais’s poster titled: “Tools of the Trade: Herpetofauna as Models for Conservation”
Colin Brocka’s poster titled: “Home on the Range: Terrestrial Ecology of the Endangered Sonoran Tiger Salamander”
Allie Burnett’s poster titled: “Effects of Woody Encroachment on Anti-Predator Behavior and Communication in the Harris’ Antelope Ground
Marina Morandini’s poster titled: “An Endangered Species After Catastrophic Fire: Whatis Next?”
Amanda Veal’s presentation on her Master’s research: “Camera Trap Occupancy and
Habitat Selection of Gray Foxes to Inform Rabies Management”.
Dr K & Melissa Merrick’s presentations in the Wildlife are Individuals, Too symposium: “Wildlife Are Individuals Too: Considering Inter-Individual Variation to Inform Management”
“Individual Behavior Differences Are Important Predictors of Natal Dispersal Distance in an Endangered Small Mammal”
Many KCRL members al attending workshops and TWS working group meetings, activities that advance the Society’s various missions as well as provide excellent opportunities to network work on professional development.