Bobby Brittingham

How Personalty Types Affect Deer Mouse and Southern Red-backed Vole Seed Cache Management

How Personality Types Affect Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) and Southern Red-backed Vole (Myodes gapperi) Seed Cache Management

Bobby Brittingham, wildlife ecology, studies how varying personalities of deer mice and southern red-backed voles changes the behaviors around their seed caches.

“There is a lot of information to find out about how personality can be implemented to the management and protection plans/initiatives of species globally,” says Brittingham. “This project will assist in quantifying personality, testing how this varies among different environments, with the future implication of how this data can better inform those making management decisions regarding species and their environments.

Brittingham has always identified as someone with high value in protecting the world’s species, and he found a place to pursue his passion at UMaine. He cites valuable fieldwork experience, personable faculty and the atmosphere of critical thinking integral in developing his research.

2019 UMaine Student Symposium