Stanley D. Gehrt, PhD

Associate Professor & Wildlife Extension Specialist, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University and Chair of Research, Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation

Dr. Gehrt is the Principal Investigator of the Cook County Coyote Project, having initiated the study in 2000. As Chair of the Center for Wildlife Research at the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, he directs all of the research projects and secures the necessary funding. Dr. Gehrt continues to supervise many daily aspects of the project while working full-time as an Associate Professor and extention specialist at The Ohio State University. He is regarded as an international expert of urban wildlife, best known for his work with coyotes and raccoons. Research interests include behavioral ecology, infectious diseases, and interactions between species.

Former research associate Justin Brown, after just catching 434 for collaring

Coyote 434 is a good example of how human behaviors, such as feeding wildlife, can result in coyotes becoming a nuisance. 434 was captured on February 18, 2010, in a marsh surrounded by a subdivision and miles of urbanization. She was a young female, approximately 10 months old, and weighed 13.1 kg. Although this was the peak of the breeding season, she was not in breeding condition. A GPS collar was placed on coyote 434, which means that she was located by satellites on an intensive schedule (at times, this was every 10 minutes, other times every hour).