Bruce Kingsbury and his students have been investigating the ecology and conservation of the Eastern Massasauga for nearly twenty years.
Currently, two graduate students are investigating responses of the massasauga to habitat manipulations at the Camp Grayling National Guard training base in northern Michigan. Sasha Tetzlaff is focusing on the thermal quality of habitat available to snakes, and Mike Ravesi is looking at the long term responses of massasauga to timber harvest and a large-scale fire. The grad students are collaborating on the Grayling study, using radio telemetry to monitor snake movements.
For more information on the Eastern Massasauga, click here to get into the species information available through our outreach program.
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