John Hoogland began researching prairie dogs in 1974, and has studied the black-tailed, white-tailed, Utah, and Gunnison's species in national parks and wildlife refuges across the western United States. Currently, John is completing his research on Gunnison's prairie dogs in northern New Mexico, furthering his knowledge on mating behaviors, kin selection, dispersal, survival, and other ethological characteristics.
In exploring the site, you'll find main topics (The Project, Our Subject, Photos, etc.) along the Navigation Bar at the top of the page. These are Index Pages, and each one contains subpages you can visit by clicking on Navigation Thumbnails (like those right below this paragraph) at the bottom of each Index Page.
In these pages below, you'll learn more about the project itself, its origins, our methodologies, the unique challenges to studying a partly-underground animal, and how the prairie dog squad works together to collect critical behavioral and demographic data.