Tag: Chirikof Island

Professor Catherine West Alaska radio interview

New squirrels on the block? Not so fast, researchers say By Shahla Farzan, KBBI-Homer, December 19, 2016 Featured News, Outdoors, Science & Tech, Southcentral, Wildlife Catherine West, a research assistant professor in the Archaeology Department at Boston University, said Arctic ground squirrels are voracious grazers and can strip an area of vegetation. “They’ll prey on bird eggs […]

The Chirikof Island Project

Dr. Catherine West directs the Chirikof Island Project, which is funded by the National Geographic Society, Boston University, and the Smithsonian Institution. The goal of this project is to use the animal bones in archaeological sites to understand how the island’s ecosystem has changed over the last 2000 years in response to human hunting, climate […]