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Monday, November 2 • 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Co-Urbanization of Humans and Coyotes

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Michael Drake, Christopher Moorman, Christopher Deperno –North Carolina State University; Colleen Olfenbuttel, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission; M. Nils Peterson, North Carolina State University

Throughout the United States, both humans and coyotes (Canis latrans) have been urbanizing at a rapid rate. While there is a growing body of research on coyotes in an urban context, it is unclear how a larger and more urban human population will affect coyotes. We sought to address this issue by administering surveys to greenway users in Raleigh, North Carolina. In a pretest for what will become a larger study, we sampled 30 individuals and related their rural/urban background to their perceptions of coyotes. Increases in the urban density of the respondents’ backgrounds correlated with increases in their level of agreement with the statements ‘I support having wild coyotes in Raleigh’ (R2=.155, p

Monday November 2, 2015 4:20pm - 4:40pm EST
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