Project Description: 

As supervised by the graduate student researcher, the student(s) will be aiding in our project examining isotopic niche shifts of desert small mammals. This project involves museum specimens collected in the Mojave Desert region in a historic and modern survey of animal diversity in the region. Tasks may include weighing of hair samples, and the student may also aid in photography of museum specimens to examine changes in morphology over time. 

This is best suited for students interested in museum curation and/or small mammal morphology. Please note, this project does not involve handling of live mammals.  

Undergraduate's Role: 

Prepping samples for stable isotope analysis (weighing) and/or photographing specimens for image analysis.

Undergraduate's Qualifications: 

No experience necessary, though attention to detail is needed! 

On Campus
3-6 hours