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UND Professor to Discuss Mammals of North Dakota Badlands
Dr. Robert Seabloom, Professor Emeritus at the University of North Dakota, will present "Scratchings and Squeakings: Lesser Known Mammals of the North Dakota Badlands" in the South Unit Visitor Center auditorium at Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Friday, August 12 at 1:45 p.m. MDT.
Dr. Seabloom taught Mammology, Vertebrate Natural History, and various wildlife courses at the University of North Dakota for 35 years.He is a member of the American Society of Mammologists, The Wildlife Society, Great Plains Natural Science Society, and other conservation organizations.His new book, Mammals of North Dakota, is the first comprehensive work on the mammals of the state since 1926. North Dakota State Paleontologist John W. Hoganson and Dr. William F. Jensen, a big game biologist with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department contributed to the book.
"The park is well known for its bison, elk, deer, and prairie dogs," said Superintendent Valerie Naylor, "but what about the mammals we usually don't see?This will be a fun and interesting presentation which will highlight those animals that are not as familiar but are just as important to the badlands.We are very fortunate to have Dr. Seabloom at the park."
The Friday afternoon discussion, introduced by Superintendent Naylor, is cosponsored by Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association (TRNHA).Dr. Seabloom will sign copies ofMammals of North Dakota after the presentation.The books are offered for sale by TRNHA in the park's visitor centers.