KLUANE RED SQUIRREL PROJECT
The Kluane Red Squirrel Project is a long-term field project that investigates the ecology, evolution, and energetics of the North American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) in relation to their fluctuating food source, white spruce (Picea glauca). In 2010 I was the primary field technician in Dr. Ben Dantzer's work on hormonal maternal effects, which was published in Science and featured on CBC's Quirks and Quarks. In 2011 I opened-up camp to get the yearly field season started - this occurs in February - and did some basic training. In 2013 I was the field manager and head field technician on this remote project for the entire season, February through to August. Some updates from the field can be found on the KRSP website.