Small mammal ecology including past studies on grasshopper mice, prairie voles, tree squirrels and praire dogs. We are currently working on a long-term field project on painted turtles in Minnesota. In addition, we are gathering data from a survey of Red River land owners on wild turkey sightings and reports of human-turkey interaction in urban areas.Requirements for participation: Prefer that students volunteer on a project of interest prior to being accepted as an undergraduate research student in the lab. Students must have some coursework in biology and have a strong interest in animals. Students should register for one credit/semester for a minimum of one year. Time commitment is 3-4 hrs/week, but this fluctuates and may be greater prior to scientific meetings and peak field season times.