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      Kris Curran
      Associate Professor
      Phone: (262) 472-5144
      Location: Upham 355

      Kerry Katovich
      Associate Professor of Biology
      Phone: (262) 472-5132
      Location: Upham 309

      Terrie Parenteau
      Academic Dept Assoc
      Phone: (262) 472-1092
      Location: Upham 320

      Brett Woods
      Assistant Professor
      Phone: (262) 472-6200
      Location: Upham 363

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      Bruce Eshelman, Professor

      Office location: Upham 303
      Phone: (262) 472-5136

      Bruce D. Eshelman. 1996. Population Ecology, Nutritional Ecology

      Ph.D., 1991, Ecology, University of Houston

      Associate Professor teaching Biological Foundations, Planning & Presenting Biological Research, Ecology & Society

      My main research interests are in population and community ecology of mammals. I am particularly interested in aspects of population ecology (such as habitat selection, foraging preferences, and plant-animal interactions) which have a direct impact on life history characteristics, population structure, and resultant fitness of individuals and populations. A present study examines the effects of heavy metal contamination on individual and population fitness of small mammals. I have identified areas of contamination and am analyzing soils, plants, and resident small mammals for heavy metal content. I am currently performing breeding experiments with resident small mammals to determine the effects on site contamination levels on the reproductive capacity of contaminated individuals. Though many studies have used small mammals as indicators of contamination, this study focuses on the consequences of contamination at the individual and population levels.

      Eshelman, B. D. and G.N. Cameron. 1996. Experimentally induced habitat shifts by hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus): response to protein supplementation J. Mamm. 77:232-239.

      Cameron, G. N. and B. D. Eshelman 1996. Growth and reproduction of the hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) in response to naturally occurring levels of dietary protein. J. Mamm. 77:220-231.

      Eshelman, B. D. in review. Spermophilus armatus. Mammalian Species Account published by the American Society of Mammalogists.


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