Population Ecology of Freshwater Turtles on the MWSU campus
A long term study, beginning in 2008, of the turtles in the 9 campus ponds and Otoe Creek on the MWSU campus. In 11 years, 220 turtles have been captured and marked, including 5 native species and 3 non-native species. The turtles have been documented moving among the campus ponds, with 30 turtles moving between ponds at least once, covering distances up to 1500m.
Requirements: Students should have completed Ecology (BIO 225) and have interests in field biology, ecology, conservation, or wildlife management.