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Patrick Cross

Patrick Cross

Bozeman, MT

Yellowstone Ecological Research Center

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SPECIAL UPDATE: Since this Lab Note was posted, I was contacted via experiment.com's messaging service with an additional otter observation in the study area! The report was of tracks observed last month around the inlet of Kersey Lake and nearby streams. It is exciting to know that the word is getting out about this project, and that folks are keeping an eye out for otters and otter sign in the Beartooths. If anyone else has any observations to report, please contact me, and better yet, try to (1) estimate the number of otters present, and (2) collect track measurements (widest width and longest length NOT including claws) and slide widths from each individual. Thanks!
Dec 07, 2017
Alpine Invaders in the Greater Yellowstone
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Thanks Emily! I will be sure to put Sam to work (and believe me, I've already told him all about it). Besides, he and the otters have a lot in common: like the snow, catch a lot of fish, show up in random places all over the Beartooths...
Dec 01, 2017
Alpine Invaders in the Greater Yellowstone
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Hi Tom, we talked about my fox project a few years ago. Glad to see you are embarking on grad school with an exciting and important project. Good luck!
Dec 01, 2017
Why do wolverines need snow?
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Thanks for your financial, as well as moral, support, Kyle! Looking forward to setting you loose on the Beartooth Plateau next spring...
Nov 29, 2017
Alpine Invaders in the Greater Yellowstone
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Thanks, Gayle, I sure will! There will be regular updates on the "Lab Notes" section of this experiment.com Website, plus I am really looking forward to the video(s) that we will also produce towards the end of the project. There's even discussion on creating some junior high science curriculum material out of this, which would be among the best possible outcomes. Thanks again!
Nov 29, 2017
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Thanks for this endorsement and your support, Jason! And I would love to give a talk at the Research Association this summer: that would be a great opportunity to engage folks, which is one of the primary goals of this project. Thanks again!
Nov 29, 2017
Alpine Invaders in the Greater Yellowstone
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