Lab volunteer Danielle Buckle (left) carefully grinds and packages invertebrate samples for stable isotope analysis. This information will eventually be used to construct food web models for coastal mice to see what the major components of their diets are. Meanwhile, Brittany Buirs (right) preps samples for stable isotope analysis by cutting bear hair into fine segments and packaging them into tin capsules. This will reveal marine and terrestrial nutrient consumption by grizzly and black bears on the Central Coast. We are grateful to all of our wonderful technicians for their invaluable contributions in the lab!