The September/October issue of Wildlife Professional featured two stories about researchers affiliated with Angelo State University.
The first, called “A Spotty History,” was written by ASU alum and current Texas Tech University doctoral student Clint Perkins and discusses the history of spotted skunk knowledge and research. It includes photos of Perkins and recent ASU graduate students Kamren Jefferson and Matt Hamilton.
The other story, “A Skunk by Any Other Name,” was written by biology program alums Adam Ferguson and Molly McDonough as well as recently retired ASU biology professor Robert Dowler. It details their work that concludes North America has three unrecognized species of spotted skunks, bringing the total to seven instead of four. This recognition has conservation implications for the species.