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:  https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/urban-carnivores).

Johns Hopkins Press
coyote with color variation
coyote relocation poster presentation
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OSU Extension fact sheet "Community-Level Strategies for Urban Coyote Management"626.83 KB
OSU Extension fact sheet "Urban Coyotes: Conflict and Management"414.57 KB
OSU Extension bulletin "Urban Coyotes Conflict and Management" 332.38 KB
Broomfield, CO Report outlining conflicts and consults1.79 MB
PLOS ONE Journal "Population Ecology of Free-Roaming Cats and Interference Competition by Coyotes in Urban Parks"3.19 MB
American Midland Naturalist "Spatial and Temporal Variation in the Diet of Coyotes in the Chicago Metropolitan Area"208.28 KB
Behavioral Ecology "Interference Competition Between Coyotes and Raccoons: a test of the mesopredator release hypothesis"337.29 KB
Journal of Mammalogy "Response of Skunks to a Simulated Increase in Coyote Activity"262.1 KB
Conference Proceedings "Ecology of Coyotes in Urban Landscapes"56.73 KB
Human Dimensions of Wildlife "Coyote Attacks on Humans in the US and Canada"951.39 KB
Journal of Mammalogy "Long-term Pair Bonding and Genetic Evidence for Monogamy Among Urban Coyotes"405.09 KB
Journal of Mammalogy "Home Range and Landscape Use of Coyotes in a Metropolitan Landscape: Conflict or Coexistence?"2.72 MB
Cities and the Environment (online journal) "Is the Urban Coyote a Misanthropic Synanthrope? The Case from Chicago"3.68 MB
Master's Thesis - Justin Brown "Influence of Coyotes on an Urban Canada Goose Population"653.22 KB
Master's Thesis, Cecilia Hennessy "Mating Strategies and Pack Structure of Coyotes in an Urban Landscape"1.24 MB
Master's Thesis, Alison Willingham (Brown) "Emerging Factors Associated with the Decline of a Gray Fox Population"5.89 MB
Master's Thesis, Evan Wilson "The Dynamics of Sarcoptic Mange in an Urban Coyote (Canis latrans) Population"2.91 MB
coyote 571 image

Coyote 571 was a coyote who beat the odds, every time. She was captured first in December 2011, not yet a year old. Given her young age class and healthy appearance, she was fitted with a standard radio-collar and we stood back to see what her story would be. 571 turned out to be an amazing suburban animal. Although she did not navigate downtown Chicago streets, the Hoffman Estates/Schaumburg (IL) suburbs can often be an equally challenging network of traffic patterns (for human or animal).