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Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys Volans)

Acknowledgements

We thank the many individuals who provided information, data and background for the preparation of this report. Marco Festa-Bianchet was extremely helpful and answered our questions immediately and informatively. Jeff Bowman (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Peterborough) and Gillian Holloway (University of Toronto) generously provided us with new data and results as they came available. Amanda Lavers provided invaluable assistance with information and data on southern flying squirrels in Nova Scotia. Lisa Bridges (formerly Trent University), E. Followes (OMNR, Aurora District), Jeff Leggo (St. Lawrence Islands National Park) also provided valuable information on southern flying squirrels in Ontario. Daniel St.-Hillaire (Québec Ministère des Ressources naturelles, de la Faune et des Parcs, Gatineau) provided knowledge and insight into G. volans in the Outaouais. Previous versions of this report benefited greatly from reviews by (alphabetically) D. Berteaux, J. Bowman, M. Brigham, A. Dextrase, J. Eger, B. Fenton, M. Festa-Bianchet, E. Followes, E. Gagnon, A. Lavers, J. Murie, D. Nagorsen, D. Sutherland, M. Toner, P. Wilson and A. Woodliffe. Funding was provided by the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada.


Authorities Contacted

Bowman, J. Research Scientist, Wildlife Research and Development Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Peterborough, Ontario.

Elderkin, M. Species at Risk Biologist, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Kentville, Nova Scotia (Provincial COSEWIC representative for Nova Scotia).

Gould, R. Species at Risk Biologist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Aylmer District.

Holloway, G. PhD Student. Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

Lavers, A. Wildlife Biologist. Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Lepage, M. Coordonnateur espèces menacées, Ministère des Ressources naturelles, de la Faune et des Parcs. Government of Québec, Québec City, Québec. (Provincial COSEWIC representative for Québec).

Litvaitis, J. Professor, University of New Hampshire. Durham, New Hampshire. (southern flying squirrel researcher).

Oldham, M. Botanist. Ontario Natural Heritage Information Centre, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Peterborough, Ontario. (Provincial COSEWIC representative for Ontario).

Sabine, D. Biologist, Species at Risk Program, New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources, Fredericton, New Brunswick. (Provincial COSEWIC representative for New Brunswick).

Seutin, G. National Coordinator, Species at Risk Program, Parks Canada, Gatineau, QC.

Stabb, M. Biologist. Ottawa, Ontario.

Sutherland, Don. Zoologist. Ontario Natural Heritage Information Centre. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Peterborough, Ontario.

Taulman, J. Instructor, Oglala Lakota College, South Dakota (southern flying squirrel researcher).


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