The Millersville Wildlife Ecology & Management Class set out remote cameras on the Millersville University Biological Preserve. They got a few surprise species in the way of eastern screech owl, southern flying squirrel and a hermit thrush. They also had a few more common visitors.
The Millersville Wildlife Ecology & Management Class met with the Pennsylvania Trappers Association during lab to go over the the ethics and techniques of fur-trapping and live trapping for research and management. This was a very hands on lab where the students got to handle furs and set live traps under the guidance of experts.
The articles below mention the endangered species research completed by the Millersville University Applied Conservation Lab. Coverage of this research has gone national.
I had the great pleasure of taking a faculty training trip to Kenya with Millersville University Global Studies. Below is a link to a video showing the wildlife highlights. The goal of this trip was to prepare faculty members to become global citizens, bring international experiences to the classroom and prepare faculty to lead international expeditions. I learned a lot and will definitely be expanding on my experiences with students.
Conservation Biology student Lacey Wetzel has been blogging about her class experiences at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station. The link below provides tabs to her Blog and to her Photo Album (refer to the bottom photos). Lacey will be continuing her course work in Conservation Biology for the next 2 weeks. She updates her page almost daily.
Below is a link to a news story by the LancasterOnline newspaper about bat research being conducted by undergraduate research student Carter Farmer at the Millersville Applied Conservation Lab.
The Millersville Animal Museum collection database is now online. The goal of the Millersville Animal Museum Database is to provide a catalog of all vertebrate (i.e., bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian) specimens found within the Millersville Animal Museum collection. I want to acknowledge the following undergraduate students for making this webpage possible: Gabrielle Berry, Austin Harrison and especially Rochelle Jones and Kyle Thomas for developing the code for this webpage. I also want to thank William Gausmann from the Millersville IT department for making this site live. The database is still a work in progress, thus some miss-spellings are found. We are currently working on this. Please click on the link below to search through the Millersville Animal Museum Database.