Anna Carlson Solves a Hairy Problem

Last week, iEcoLab Master’s student Anna Carlson successfully defended her thesis titled “Solving a hairy problem: Adaptation of non-trapping hair collection methods reveals urban mammal dietary shifts and provides opportunities for outreach”. Anna lectured about the challenges of sampling mammal populations in urban areas and how she explored a novel, non-invasive, low-cost methods to collect hairs of meso-predators and small mammals. Audience members then learned about how she analyzed δ15N and δ13C values of these hairs to investigate changes in predator-prey relationships across a rural to urban gradient.

Congrats to Anna on completing a big milestone!


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