Of pikas and people: Stories of citizen science for monitoring alpine mammals in North America

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Thursday September 28th from 12:30 to 1:30

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Mont-Blanc Observatory to welcome Johanna Varner, researcher and professor of Biology at Colorado Mesa University

Pikas : alpine mammals

What is a pika and how are citizen scientist volunteers monitoring these adorable mammals in the United States? Join pika researcher Johanna Varner to learn more about these delightful animals, which are unfortunately not found in the Alps. American pikas are disappearing from some mountains due to climate change, but volunteers are helping monitor many populations, including their recovery after wildfires.

A pika ©Johanna Varner

Citizen Science
Volunteers have also made several important discoveries about the biology of pikas and are helping to solve a mystery involving marmot poop.

Citizen scientist volunteers learn to count pikas after a fire ©Steven Clark

Conferences Science Sandwich at CREA Mont-Blanc 
at the Mont-Blanc Observatory – 67 lacets du belvédère – 74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
From 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Bring your own lunch
Free Entry – Follow this conference live on YouTube
Conferences in French or English according to the speakers

You are warmly welcome to these scientific seminars. More dates and topics to follow.

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