influence of previous exposure on seed preference in the endangered pacific pocket mouse (perognathus longimembris pacificus)

Research Project | 2017

Influence of Previous Exposure on Seed Preference in the endangered Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus)

Awardee: Brigit Harvey

Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Funding Source: La Kretz Center Graduate Grant

Invasive species are considered a threat to the biodiversity of a landscape because they displace the presence of native species and can eliminate historic food sources. I am testing whether the critically endangered Pacific pocket mouse can be trained to consume the seeds of invasive species found across the San Diego County landscape to increase their foraging options in the wild.