Scientific Publications

Here you will find three great resources published through The Ohio State University's Extension program, as well as research articles, MS projects, and papers published in scientific journals. For those wanting a more in-depth look at wildlife research, the book "Urban Carnivores" might be of interest, which features work by Dr. Stan Gehrt as well as other esteemed biologists (available on Amazon or through the Johns Hopkins University Press website:

Johns Hopkins Press
coyote relocation poster presentation
coyote with color variation
PDF icon OSU Bulletin "Urban Coyote Ecology and Management"2.92 MB
PDF icon OSU Extension fact sheet "Community-Level Strategies for Urban Coyote Management"626.83 KB
PDF icon OSU Extension fact sheet "Urban Coyotes: Conflict and Management"414.57 KB
PDF icon OSU Extension fact sheet "Urban Coyotes Conflict and Management" 332.38 KB
PDF icon Broomfield, CO Report outlining conflicts and consults1.79 MB
PDF icon Oecologia "Individual Variation in Anthropogenic Resource Use in an Urban Carnivore" presents stable isotope research1.5 MB
PDF icon PLOS ONE Journal "Population Ecology of Free-Roaming Cats and Interference Competition by Coyotes in Urban Parks"3.19 MB
PDF icon American Midland Naturalist "Spatial and Temporal Variation in the Diet of Coyotes in the Chicago Metropolitan Area"208.28 KB
PDF icon Behavioral Ecology "Interference Competition Between Coyotes and Raccoons: a test of the mesopredator release hypothesis"337.29 KB
PDF icon Journal of Mammalogy "Response of Skunks to a Simulated Increase in Coyote Activity"262.1 KB
PDF icon Conference Proceedings "Ecology of Coyotes in Urban Landscapes"56.73 KB
PDF icon Human Dimensions of Wildlife "Coyote Attacks on Humans in the US and Canada"951.39 KB
PDF icon Journal of Mammalogy "Long-term Pair Bonding and Genetic Evidence for Monogamy Among Urban Coyotes"405.09 KB
PDF icon Journal of Mammalogy "Home Range and Landscape Use of Coyotes in a Metropolitan Landscape: Conflict or Coexistence?"2.72 MB
PDF icon Cities and the Environment (online journal) "Is the Urban Coyote a Misanthropic Synanthrope? The Case from Chicago"3.68 MB
PDF icon Master's Thesis - Justin Brown "Influence of Coyotes on an Urban Canada Goose Population"653.22 KB
PDF icon Master's Thesis, Cecilia Hennessy "Mating Strategies and Pack Structure of Coyotes in an Urban Landscape"1.24 MB
PDF icon Master's Thesis, Alison Willingham (Brown) "Emerging Factors Associated with the Decline of a Gray Fox Population"5.89 MB
PDF icon Master's Thesis, Evan Wilson "The Dynamics of Sarcoptic Mange in an Urban Coyote (Canis latrans) Population"2.91 MB
Coyote 1

Coyote 1 was the first coyote captured on the project, on March 22, 2000, and has become the signature coyote of our research. When she was originally captured, she was just a year old and solitary. She weighed 13 kg (about 29 lbs), and was in excellent health, if not a little on the small side. In coyote years, she was a teenager. We tracked her movements over portions of five cities for the next nine months, as she floated across the landscape looking for a territory.