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 relocation poster presentation
coyote with color variation
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OSU Bulletin "Urban Coyote Ecology and Management"2.92 MB
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 fact sheet "Urban Coyotes Conflict and Management" 332.38 KB
Broomfield, CO Report outlining conflicts and consults1.79 MB
Oecologia "Individual Variation in Anthropogenic Resource Use in an Urban Carnivore" presents stable isotope research1.5 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
736 getting outfitted

Coyote 736 was a healthy, young male that was trapped and collared on the southwest side of Chicago on June 2, 2013. His tail had a unique deformity — short, with a twist that resembled a pug's tail, so beginning his nickname of "Pug" (although we don't normally name coyotes, sometimes nicknames help our researchers communicate with the media when referring to animals). We were very excited to learn from this animal given his location. Pug traversed some of the most urban, rugged streets of Chicago and didn't seem to draw attention anywhere.