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gopher

Graduate education A denigrating term for a medical student who is treated as a scut monkey and told to get things for the department through which he or she is rotating at the time. See Rotater, Scut monkey.

gopher

a small burrowing rodent. Called pocket gopher because of its habit of storing food in a cheek pouch. Species are Thomomys talpoides (gray gopher) and Geomys spp. (pocket gopher).
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If we are correct that the flood of 1929 erased most or all traces of the previous hybrid zone between these pocket gopher taxa, then we have the rare opportunity to know with some precision the time of formation of the present zone.
Using the 11 remaining variables (Table 1), we constructed 15 models testing hypotheses, based on previous literature, regarding the relative importance of understory vegetation structure, soil characteristics, and a combination of vegetation and soil characteristics on predicting southeastern pocket gopher presence or absence.
Roger Baldwin, University of California wildlife pest management advisor, visited the UC Davis Oakville Experimental Vineyard in Napa Valley to address practical ways that vineyard managers can deal with the pocket gophers.
The study took place from June to July 2009, corresponding to the Great Gray Owl breeding and fledging season (Bull and others 1989; Bull and Henjum 1990) and pocket gopher summer foraging activity (Ingles 1952; Jones and Baxter 2004).
From their calculations we used a mean rate of 19 mounds observed per gopher during June (four mounds/ day) to convert our estimate of density of mound clusters to density of individual gophers.
Larry's note about putting strychnine underground and the gophers pushing the product to the surface: make sure the pesticide is well inside the tunnel and close off the entrance with a rock or dirt.
Warriors for the battle against gophers were also recruited in the schoolyard, as programs of the Manitoba Agriculture and Immigration Department, coordinated by the Municipal Commissioner's office and local municipal offices, encouraged children to participate in gopher eradication programs.
Gopher tortoise are important to many regions and so are the lessons learned by the authors, who are long-time researchers on the habitats of tortoises and other upland species, including the burrowing owl.
His group has asked government officials to prolong the implementation period of the ban until they find another way to bring the gopher problem under control.
A It looks like you have an energetic pocket gopher (or two) on your property.
Jim Taylor paced the Gopher attack with four singles and a double, and McMurray, Barton, and Binga chipped in with three hits apiece.