WVU Wildlife and Fisheries Techniques Class Project

The goal of this project is to give undergraduate students in the West Virginia University Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program experience designing and implementing scientific studies, analyzing camera trap data, and writing research reports. Camera traps will be set within urban areas in Morgantown, West Virginia, and surrounding public lands. Students will address questions on a range of topics, which may include the influence of urbanization on mammal occurrence or how activity patterns vary in space or through time.

Because this project is associated with a class, extent of replication is limited. E.G., there are only 2 urban sites (both within the same city) and 2 "rural" sites (both within close proximity), and 1 intermediate site.

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