Landscape ecology of eastern coyotes based on large-scale estimates of abundance.

@article{Kays2008LandscapeEO,
  title={Landscape ecology of eastern coyotes based on large-scale estimates of abundance.},
  author={Roland W. Kays and Matthew E. Gompper and Justina C. Ray},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={
          1014-27
        }
}
  • R. Kays, M. Gompper, J. Ray
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America
Since their range expansion into eastern North America in the mid-1900s, coyotes (Canis latrans) have become the region's top predator. Although widespread across the region, coyote adaptation to eastern forests and use of the broader landscape are not well understood. We studied the distribution and abundance of coyotes by collecting coyote feces from 54 sites across a diversity of landscapes in and around the Adirondacks of northern New York. We then genotyped feces with microsatellites and… 

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