River Otter Research Project
River otters were recently reintroduced into our local waterways by the New York River Otter Project. We are monitoring this population by canoeing and hiking the creeks off the Genesee River to look for evidence of otters. We collect scat for diet and genetics analysis, mark GPS coordinates to analyze habitat use with GIS software, and use remote video cameras to record their undisturbed behaviors.
Professor: Lei Lani Stelle