Shrew Project

We are closing up the trapping season this semester for the Millersville Shrew Project.  The purpose of this project is to monitor the shrew activity and their prey base over the winter season on the Millersville Biological Preserve.  Both Natalie Auman and Courtland Hess have been busy collecting and recording data.  Efforts will resume in the Spring semester and we welcome anyone who is interested to help out.

Natalie Shrew IMG_1595

Millersville Biology Alumni Keena Elbin in the News

Millersville Alum Keena Elbin (15′)  has been keeping busy in the field working with American and Hickory Shad all over the Chesapeake bay with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.  She has also been involved in tagging Atlantic Sturgeon. Below is a link to the WUSA9 news website from Keena’s first day out sturgeon fishing this summer. Check it out!

Update to Pheasant Movements

Millersville Wildlife Ecology students are still following 2 birds remaining in the field.  Below is an update of their locations in and around the Millersville Campus.  Also, below is a picture of the 2 birds together in a cornfield.

IMG_1348 MillersvillePheasantMapOctober

Millersville Pheasant Release

Ring-necked pheasant have been radio-collared and released on the Millersville campus.  The Wildlife Ecology & Management Class  is  currently tracking the birds in the field and getting their locations.   Stay tuned for updates and maps on the pheasant movements.


New Collaborative Project between Millersville and William & Mary

The Millersville Endangered Species Team is currently working on a paper outlining the results of their first analysis on threats to endangered species in partnership with  students from the College of William and Mary.  Both teams have now begun a new effort to take a more in-depth analysis at listing documents and identifying a broader array of threats that impact species.  In addition, this analysis will be looking at threats to different species taxa.  Both teams met at the William and Mary Campus in Washington D.C. on September 7th and went over the new protocol.  We are looking forward to another great collaborative project with Dr. Matthias Leu and the students from William and Mary.

Partnership with Millersville University and the College of William & Mary Working Together on Endangered Species Policy Analysis
Partnership with Millersville University and the College of William & Mary Working Together on Endangered Species Policy Analysis


Millersville Alumnus Meta Griffin

In 2014, Meta Griffin graduated with Honors from Millersville University with a Degree in Environmental Biology and a Minor in Chemistry.  After Millersville, Meta took an internship position at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana.  A year later she was accepted into graduate school at Frostburg State University in Maryland where she got her Masters Degree in Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology.  Her thesis was on evaluating early-successional habit for breeding bird communities at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.  While at Graduate School, Meta was given the Outstanding Student in Wildlife Award from the Maryland and Delaware Chapter of the Wildlife Society.  Meta is now a Grassland Conservation Associate with the American Bird Conservancy in Oklahoma where she promotes habitat management efforts on private lands to benefit wildlife conservation.  We wish Meta all the best in her future efforts and look forward to her continuing to do great things.


Conservation Happenings at Millersville University

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