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IMNH to offer pronghorn presentation on Nov. 8

Posted October 19, 2006

The Idaho Museum of Natural History will host a talk by wildlife biologist Carl Mitchell on pronghorn at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Classroom 204 of the Museum.The talk is being held in conjunction with the IMNH’s most recent exhibit that features the work of Edson Fichter.

Edson Fichter pronghorn drawing.Mitchell is currently employed as a wildlife biologist with the Southeast Idaho National Wildlife Refuge Complex, stationed at Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Wayan. He has been a wildlife biologist since 1979 and has held research and management positions with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service.

Mitchell has worked with pronghorn since 1991, studying and publishing papers on their behavior, ecology, evolution and management. Areas Mitchell will discuss include how various pronghorn forms and western environments evolved together; the ecological and behavioral adaptations and expressions in desert, grassland and shrub-steppe habitats pronghorn presently inhabit; and the current and projected impacts of people, land use and climate change on the future survival of pronghorn.

The Idaho Museum of Natural History is located at South Fifth Avenue and Dillon Street on the campus of Idaho State University. For more information, call (208) 282-2195.