New Mexico Project
The ecological web contributing to a sarcoptic mange epizootic in coyotes of the Mojave Desert, Fort Irwin, California
February 2015 - March 2018
- Department of Defense, Fort Irwin
In order to minimize the human-wildlife conflict on Fort Irwin, we intend to explore the ecological web surrounding the sarcoptic mange epizootic in the resident coyote population and thereby develop mitigation strategies to lower disease prevalence and the overall abundance of coyotes. Our objectives will be to estimate the size of the coyote population inhabiting the base, describe the patterns of spatial use by the resident coyotes, explore the potential factors contributing to the maintenance of sarcoptic mange, and examine for other parasites and diseases through fecal, epidermal and blood assays. Through this process, we hope to identify and suggest mitigation strategies that can be adopted by the base administration that will reduce the size of the resident coyote population and enhance its health thereby reducing human wildlife-conflict and the potential for spread of disease to humans and pets.
|Research Publications||Publication Date|
|Reddell, C.D., F. Abadi, D.K. Delaney, J.W. Cain III, and G.W. Roemer. 2021. Urbanization’s influence on the distribution of mange in a carnivore revealed with multistate occupancy models. Oecologia 195:105-116. | Download||February 2021|
Reddell, C.D., G.W. Roemer, D.K. Delaney, T. Karish, and J.W. Cain III. 2023. Anthropogenic subsidies influence resource use during a mange epizootic in a desert coyote population. Oecologia 201:435–447.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-023-05328-7 | Download
|Technical Publications||Publication Date|
|Reddell, C.D., T.K. Karish, G.W. Roemer, and J.W. Cain III. 2016. Investigations into the control of coyote and feral burro populations on the National Training Center Fort Irwin, California. Annual Progress Report to U.S. Army Construction and Engineering Research Laboratory and Fort Irwin National Training Center.||July 2016|
|Reddell, C.D., G.W. Roemer, and J.W. Cain III. 2017. The Adaptability and Disease Patterns of an Urban Coyote Population in the Mojave Desert. 24th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. (POSTER)||September 2017|
|Theses and Dissertations||Publication Date|
|Reddell, C.D. 2018. Anthropogenic resource use and disease dynamics in a desert coyote population. Thesis. Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.||November 2018|