Rebakah Lumkes

Senior Goes Wild Over Otter Research

​Every weekend for two years Rebekah Lumkes has been getting ready for research by putting on a pair of muck boots. Sometimes she sweated through 90-degree h​eat in hip waders, other times ​she bundled up against 10-below-zero blasts. Whatever the weather, Lumkes brought her boots, a keen eye, and a positive attitude. “I really wanted to get into an outdoor research project with a​ field component because I love being outside,” said Lumkes, a senior wildlife major from Lafayette, Indiana. Read More​


Ashley Higdon

​Owl Research Allows Junior to Soar

Like a lot of travelers, Ashley Higdon fell in love during a trip. She fell for tropical birds while studying in Costa Rica. She was so smitten, she decided to get involved with songbird research. But that love was fleeting, and she soon fell for another bird: owls. “Owls are really cool,” said Higdon, a junior wildlife major from South Bend, Indiana. “They are super secretive and the only nocturnal raptors we have. And that makes them unique.” Read More​


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