August 15, 2013 “The Social Lives of Woodchucks” Prof. Chris Maher, USM Department of Biological Sciences
Normally considered a solitary species, woodchucks nonetheless display components of social behavior. Dr. Maher will discuss the effects of kinship and personality on the social lives of this common species living in southern Maine.
Dr. Chris Maher is a Professor of Biology at the University of Southern Maine. Her research focuses on the study of social behavior in mammals living in natural habitats, and she also teaches courses in introductory biology, vertebrate zoology, and animal behavior.