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La Pine: Know Future - Pikas of Local Lava Flows

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location
La Pine Library
Meeting Room
Description
Learn about pika populations with an OSU-Cascades researcher.

American pikas are charismatic inhabitants of talus and rocky outcroppings. Many findings suggest that climate change poses a significant threat to the species due to increasing temperatures and declining snowpack in alpine habitats. However, modern discoveries of pikas in low-elevation lava flows offer a contrasting perspective. Come learn about what pikas are, observed behavioral differences between the two distinct habitats, and the potential future of pika persistence in central Oregon.

Corrinne Oedekerk is a graduate student at Oregon State University and a research assistant for the Human and Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability (HERS) Lab at OSU-Cascades. She has been a research technician on the American Pika Monitoring Project for three years, examining pika occupancy in low-elevation lava flows in national parks and monuments throughout the intermountain west. Corrinne graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from OSU-Cascades, where she became increasingly passionate about wildlife conservation.




Corrinne Oedekerk
Event Links
Pikas
Event Type
Adult Program
Age Group(s)
Adult
Presenter
Corrinne Oedekerk
Contact
Paige M. Ferro | paigef@deschuteslibrary.org | 541-312-1063
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