Patera pennsylvanica

About Us

This website was created by two students at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse for an Animal Biology project. It was completed on November 11th, 2012.

Eric Linskens


I am a Biology major and a Psychology minor at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. In the future, I would like to work in health care as a Physical Therapist. This summer I will be applying to Physical Therapy schools and I hope to attend Physical Therapy school in the Midwest, preferably in a big city. I am originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, which explains my love for the Green Bay Packers. My hobbies include having a good time with friends and family. For this website, I wrote the adaptation and interactions with other species pages. Feel free to contact me at for any questions or comments.



Gaia Fisher


I am a super senior, obtaining my second degree at UW-La Crosse. I am double majoring in Geography and Biology, with a concentration in Environmental Science. I am originally from Des Moines, IA, but have lived in La Crosse for nearly half of my life. After graduation I plan on going on to get my Master's degree in Hydrology or Hydrogeology. I wrote the Habitat, Nutrition and Reproduction sections. If you have any questions, comments or concerns feel free to email me at


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