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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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Between June and August 2002, bacteria were sampled from the centers and sulci of plastral scutes of nine gopher tortoises lacking signs of shell degradation (unaffected) and thirteen tortoises having signs of shell degradation (affected).
Over the past decade, the Peach State successfully created several habitat banks and relocated the federally protected red-cockaded woodpecker and State-listed gopher tortoise.
Baker performed a gopher tortoise survey, scrub jay incidental survey, wetland and upland vegetation monitoring, exotic plant species control and removal, site evaluation survey, development of annual monitoring report, management plan enhancement, and regulatory agency coordination.
The film takes viewers through the unique process of relocating a colony of gopher tortoises and teaches them why this keystone species is such an important part of the south uplands ecosystem.
Titan America's encounter with the endangered gopher tortoise at the Center Sand's site provides a vibrant example of our commitment to sustainable practices," says George Pantazopoulos, Vice President of Cement, Pozzolans and Aggregate, Titan Florida.
Longieaf pine ecosystems provide habitat to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and gopher tortoise.
The site marked the first time a federally sanctioned conservation bank had been used for the gopher tortoise, and the first time a conservation bank had been established in Alabama.
In the closely related gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), no major human investigator effect has been reported (Pike et al.
The more than 100,000 longleaf pine to be planted in Florida's Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park will benefit gopher tortoise, endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, and other birds.
It spends most of the year underground, often using the burrows of the threatened gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus).
Tarmac America LLC's Center Sand Mine, located in Clermont, Florida, recently received a First Place "Proud of Mine" Award from the Florida Limerock & Aggregate Industry (FLAI) to honor their recently-completed Gopher Tortoise Relocation Project.
Bolster the populations of threatened species including the Louisiana black bear, red cockaded woodpecker, gopher tortoise, songbirds, pine snake, mussels and rare plants.