Mammalian diversity survey – Field Technician

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
University of California, Berkeley

Virginia Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Backpacked into historically sampled sites in Yosemite National Park to survey small mammal, reptile, and amphibian populations.
  • Set and monitored traps (Shermans, tomahawks, pitfalls, snap traps, gopher traps), handled and identified animals to species.
  • Prepared study skin specimens for museum collection.
  • Used GPS devices to obtain locality coordinates.
  • Entered data (Microsoft Excel) and performed quality control.

Data collection contributed to manuscript “Impact of a century of climate change on small-mammal communities in Yosemite National Park, USA”, published in Science, 2008.