Carolyn Mahan will describe the behavior, habitat use, and conservation issues surrounding the squirrels of Pennsylvania. Management of rare species of squirrels will also be discussed.
Carolyn, professor of biology and environmental studies and co-coordinator of the Environmental Studies program at Penn State Altoona, has a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science. Her research interests include the study of biodiversity in threatened ecosystems, the effects of human-modified landscapes on wildlife, and behavioral ecology of squirrels. Dr. Mahan has served on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Wildlife Society and The Clear Water Conservancy and is a past-president of the Pennsylvania Biological Survey. She teaches core courses in biology and environmental studies.