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Mongolian Camel Tick

Mongolian camel tick on the loose. Initially questing, it then targets me and hits the ground running. Bayankhongor Aimag, Shinejinst Sum, Ekhiin Gol (July 2011). Soundtrack by Altan Urag-Mother Mongolia.

Mongolia 2011

My trip to Mongolia as part of a NSF-funded vertebrate inventory expedition.

Brazil 2010

Images from my trip to the Amazon in late 2010.  We flew into Manaus and spent 8 days cruising the Amazon and Rio Negro rivers.  Truly outstanding!

Wyoming, Pine Mountain 2010

Where the deer, antelope and chipmunks play.  Images from a trip to Pine Mountain, Wyoming (August 2010).  Near the Colorado/Utah/Wyoming border.

Botta's Gopher

A pixelated Botta's pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae) cautiously foraging in the "sky island" Pinaleño Mountains of Arizona. I shot this in September 2008 on a crappy digital camera in a beautiful alpine meadow known as Hospital Flat (~9000 feet, 32.665905, -109.874592).

Gophers are fossorial rodents, adapted to a life underground, but will venture above ground to find food. This gopher was grabbing grass shoots/flowers and was most likely caching the dinner underground in its burrow system. Gophers can store food in their fur-lined cheek pouches, the "pockets" that so aptly describe them. The meadow was full of gopher excavation activity, it looked like a construction site.

Colorado 2007-2009

Images from fieldwork in Colorado over the last several years.

Nevada 2008

A few images from a trip to Nevada in August 2008 looking for chipmunks.

Arizona/New Mexico 2008

A few images from a trip to Arizona and New Mexico in 2008.



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    John Demboski, Ph.D.

    [email protected]


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    Kayce Bell, M.S.

    Former NSF-funded research assistant, Kayce is now a DMNS research associate and Ph.D. student at the University of New Mexico working on chipmunk-related projects.

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    Iris Demboski

    DMNS volunteer and chipmunk wrangler

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    Mouser Extraordinaire

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    National Science Foundation

    Supports our research

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