**GAIN VALUABLE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE** at Sunol Regional Wilderness Area (in
the East San Francisco Bay area)!

FIELD ASSISTANTS NEEDED to Study Ground Squirrel Behavior
Spring/Summer 2003 (need not be available for entire period to apply)

Graduate student in the Animal Behavior program needs volunteers to help
conduct experiments examining communication and anti-predator behavior in
California ground squirrels.

Volunteers will help:
-trap and mark squirrels
-run experimental trials to determine how squirrels use visual cues in alarm
call assessment
-videotape squirrel behavioral responses

Believe it or not, this was the second headline in the weekly Animal Science department e-newsletter. Those of you who have lived in Ojai should know that it is (a) the Ground Squirrel Capital of the World and (b) populated by both the four-legged and two-legged varieties. I find it highly amusing that UCD has formed a study on ground squirrels — and yet they do not study them in Ojai. Tsk tsk. What a shame, and what a waste of valuable resources. Just think, they could prove once and for all that Ojai is the aforementioned capital, and they could even provide scientific documentation supporting that claim.


~ by jackelopette on March 18, 2003.

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