In September, following the 2nd Peruvian Mammal Congress, a group of us--headed by Dr. Horacio Zeballos and members of his lab at Univ. San Agustin in Arequipa, headed to the Pacific Coast to sample lomas formations near Atiquipa. During three nights there, we caught representatives of two highly endemic bats restricted to the arid Western Slope of the Andes, the nectar-feeder Platalina and the insect-eating Amorphochilus. Read more about Recently acquired ectoparasites
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GRAHAM HAVILAND Junior Biology major at The University of Chicago REU Mentors: Dr. Robert Martin (Curator, Anthropology) and Edna Davion (Graduate Student, Anthropology). Symposium Presentation Title: Functionality of the Short Wave Sensitive Opsin in Euarchonta Read more about Do some nocturnal Malaysian mammals see in color?
STEPHANIE M. SMITH Junior Biology major at Johns Hopkins University REU Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Angielczyk (Curator, Geology) Symposium Presentation Title: Do orbit dimensions predict daily activity patterns in rodents? Read more about Do skeletal dimensions predict daily activity patterns in rodents?
VINCENT DRURY FITZPATRICK Sophomore Evolutionary and Developmental Biology major at Northwestern University REU Mentor: Dr. Lawrence R. Heaney (Curator, Zoology, Mammals) Symposium Presentation Title: Evolution and Patterns of Reproduction in Philippine Mammals Read more about Evolution and patterns of reproduction in Philippine mammals