Nature Talk: Sasha Newer on flying squirrels, November 17 2022
As a Behavioural ecologist and Environmental & Life Sciences (ENLS) Ph.D. candidate from Catharine Parr Traill College, Sasha got the chance to be behind the scenes of the filming of a new nature documentary Super/Natural. A collaboration with National Geographic and Disney+, this series showcases the unique and specialized traits of wildlife.
Sasha is part of a team of researchers at Trent University, including Dr. Jeff Bowman from the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry located on campus, who are producing leading research on flying squirrels and were brought on as consultants to help film a segment about these fascinating animals.
She will convey her fascinating research on nocturnal gliders and ultrasonic communication in gliding Mammalia.