Masters ThesisBrzeski, Kristin E.An understanding of population demographics is a key component for developing successful wildlife conservation and management plans. However, elusive and secretive carnivores such as river otters can be difficult to trap and observe, making investigat . . .
Masters ThesisZalewski, Jennifer TerryBaseline levels of stress hormones are necessary for maintaining physical homeostasis in mammals. Excessive amounts of stress, however, can cause serious pathologies. Chronic effects of stress include increased susceptibility to infectious diseases du . . .
Masters ThesisTorgerson, Ted J.Scent-marking, the deposition of a scent-containing excretion as a means of intraspecific olfactory communication, is common among mammals. For the North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) the latrine serves as a primary area for scent-marking w . . .