The purpose of the Cameron Award is to fund field research on native rodents. In some cases, laboratory research may enhance field research or may explain findings of field research. If both field and laboratory research is proposed, applicants must describe how laboratory studies will augment or enhance field studies. Laboratory studies per se will not be supported. The type of research to be supported is broad, generally falling under the umbrella of ecology and behavior. Potential research themes include but are not limited to the following:
  • ecology (e.g., abundance, habitat use, diet, inter- or intraspecific competition);
  • reproduction and development;
  • physiology, nutritional ecology, metabolism, hibernation, estivation;
  • behavior (e.g., m

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