Aaron and new friend
Desert squirrel methods
Photo from the Cape Ground Squirrel Project website
Aaron Teixeira in South Africa
New squirrel, new habitat

Aaron just returned from a year in the Kalahari desert, working with Jamie Samson (Ph.D. candidate) on the Cape Ground Squirrel Project. Here are two of Jamie’s publications – when it comes to squirrel behavior, it’s a small world…

Samson, J. & Manser,M. 2016. Are Cape ground squirrels (Xerus inauris) sensitive to variation in the payoffs from their caches?Ethology, DOI: 10.1111/eth.12504

Samson, J. & Manser, M. 2015. Caching in the presence of conspecifics: Are Cape ground squirrels sensitive to audience attentiveness? Animal Cognition, DOI 10.1007/s10071-015-0910-0