Coyotes in the City presented by Dr. Gehrt

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Wednesday March 8

7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Preregistration required for this program that is geared for adults or interested teens (13 and up).

Coyotes in the City

Presented by Dr. Stan Gehrt

It’s one of the most amazing wildlife stories in North America! Despite constant persecution, coyotes have dramatically expanded their range and have now colonized virtually every metropolitan area across the continent. Although their success in urban areas is evident, the pathways to this success, and the implications for people and other wildlife species, remain mysteries. In Chicago, Dr. Gehrt and his team have been monitoring the coyote population for over 20 years, including capturing and tracking over 1,300 individuals. In this presentation, he will discuss recent findings on how coyotes live among millions of people, how they move across the landscape while avoiding us, how they interact with each other, and how they function as predators in the urban ecosystem. He has also recently initiated a large study of coyotes in rural Ohio, and will provide early results from this work.

Dr. Stan Gehrt is Professor of Wildlife Ecology at The Ohio State University, and Chair of the Center for Wildlife Research at the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation. His research program focuses on various aspects of mammalian ecology, especially urban systems, and dynamics of wildlife disease, and human-carnivore conflicts. He is principal investigator of a 22-year study of coyotes in the Chicago area, which has involved the capture and monitoring of over 1,300 individuals. Other research includes coyote and deer ecology in Cleveland, Ohio, and a collaborative project on coyotes in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and is the senior editor of the volume ‘Urban Carnivores’, published in 2010 by Johns Hopkins University Press. His research has been featured in numerous print, radio, and television outlets, including PBS, ABC Nightline, NBC Nightly News, National Geographic, and the History Channel.

These science lecture presentations alternate times during weekdays to serve both retirees and working adults. Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist graduates can apply this program to their continuing education hours. 

Program participants meet at Rowe Woods Visitor Center's Auditorium at our Rowe Woods location.

Members $5; nonmembers $15 (includes daily admission). 

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