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Bruce Kingsbury

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Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne

IPFW Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Honor Society) Student Research Competition

Third Place


We report here on previous and ongoing efforts to understand how prescribed fires affect a population of Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene Carolina) in Southwest Michigan. Work with the animals began in 2007, and a larger proportion of animals we have found have burn injuries. Those animals which are burned show varying degrees of resilience to their injuries with some animals succumbing quickly and dying over a short period of time while others with extensive injuries are able to recover over several years.

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