Planetarium

Science Lecture: The Social Lives of Woodchucks

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine,edu

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.

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