Thank you for visiting the Prairie Dog Project website, showcasing behavioral ecologist John Hoogland's long-term study on this colonial grassland rodent. Our investment in prairie dog research has been driven by years of scientific curiosity and pursuit, but we also have great affection for these unique animals. By sharing our research, our knowledge, our history, and our love for prairie dogs, we hope to instill an appreciation for the conservation needs of this keystone species across North America.
We've created this website to shine some light on John's work with these species, summarize some important aspects of prairie dog behavior, and share with you all the nuances that have made these charming animals our favorites. John's research is still ongoing, and as such this site is a constant work in progress; we hope you'll visit often to see more content, photographs, videos, and recent blog updates with news about the project and prairie dogs in general.
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