The Alpine Marmot Project

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The team wraps its summer research.

It is almost Bastille day and the researchers who have been studying the marmots of La Grande Sassière since April are in the process of breaking down camp and packing up all their research materials.  This has been an especially productive season, especially since the scientists had the aid of Earthwatch volunteers.  They have also collaborated with two outside teams, one a vet who is analyzing the effect of parasites on marmots, and another a scientist who is a physiologist and has implanted nine marmots with sensors to monitor the effect of changing winter temperatures on hibernation.

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This entry was posted on July 12, 2012 by in Uncategorized.

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