Effects of Urbanization and Habitat Fragmentation on Bobcats and Coyotes in Southern California

  title={Effects of Urbanization and Habitat Fragmentation on Bobcats and Coyotes in Southern California},
  author={Seth P. D. Riley and Raymond M. Sauvajot and Todd K. Fuller and Eric C. York and Denise A. Kamradt and Cassity Bromley and Robert K. Wayne},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Abstract: Urbanization and habitat fragmentation are major threats to wildlife populations, especially mammalian carnivores. We studied the ecology and behavior of bobcats (   Lynx rufus ) and coyotes ( Canis latrans ) relative to development in a fragmented landscape in southern California from 1996 to 2000. We captured and radiocollared 50 bobcats and 86 coyotes, determined home ranges for 35 bobcats and 40 coyotes, and measured their exposure to development (  “urban association”  ) as the… 

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