Latest Jennifer Verdolin Stories

Social Network Research Could Boost Conservation Efforts For Prairie Dogs
2014-07-29 03:28:36

North Carolina State University Researchers using statistical tools to map social connections in prairie dogs have uncovered relationships that escaped traditional observational techniques, shedding light on prairie dog communities that may help limit the spread of bubonic plague and guide future conservation efforts. The work was done by researchers from North Carolina State University and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). “Prairie dogs are increasingly rare and...

Personality Test For Lemurs
2013-06-19 05:20:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pet owners have known for a long time that each pet has its own, unique personality. It´s only in the last 10 years, however, that the study of animal personality has started to gain ground with behavioral ecologists. Jennifer Verdolin of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and a colleague have now found distinct personalities in the grey mouse lemur - Microcebus murinus. The grey mouse lemur is a tiny,...

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