Archive for August, 2008

July Rodent Census

August 28, 2008

The remanents of hurricane Dolly hit the site last month while the trapping was occurring, so our numbers were probably low because the weather was bad. However, we still caught 1 of the 4 tagged Dipodomys spectabilis that are currently residing on the site. We go back down very soon, so we should have a better feel for what the rodents are actually up to.

Portal Project Poster at ESA

August 1, 2008

If you’re interested in what we’ve been up to lately, we’ll be presenting a research poster at next week’s Ecological Society of America meeting. The title is:

Effects of species identity and functional group richness on community structure and function: Are species functionally redundant?

by Katherine M. Thibault and S.K. Morgan Ernest.

It’s our latest work on the the invasion of Bailey’s pocket mouse (see photo below; isn’t he cute?) on ecosystem structure and function. So stop by Weds night and we’ll tell you all about what this little guy has been up to!


Photo by Katherine M. Thibault