I survey the small mammal population to determine local and regional diversity, abundance, and temporal fluctuations in diversity metrics. Many of my surveys are made in conjunction with fossil deposits in order to compare fossil and modern diversity.
Shermans in a row
Neotoma stephensi near the 4 corners
A silky pocket mouse with cheeks stuffed full of oats.
Kangaroo rat grass nest in a Tomahawk trap
white-tailed antelope squirrel
small mammal trackway
Flagging marking gopher mounds