Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Arkansas
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Arkansas Project

Mesopredator Density Along an Urban to Rural Gradient

September 2020 - December 2024


Participating Agencies

  • USGS Cooperative Research Units
Bobcat are widespread mesopredators that are less tolerant of human development than other similarly sized mesopredators.

Mesopredators play important ecological roles in most systems. This group of wildlife is often well-adapted to human development and their densities can vary according to the human-subsidized resources with trickle down effects on other animals. Here, we are using wildlife cameras to evaluate the density and community composition of mammalian mesopredators along an urban to rural gradient in northwest Arkansas.

Research Publications Publication Date
DeGregorio, B.A., C. Gale, E. Lassiter, A. Massey, C. Roberts, and J. Veon. 2021. Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasyrus novemcinctus) Activity Patterns are Influenced by Human Activity. Ecology and Evolution: 0-8. | Abstract | Download November 2021
DeGregorio, B.A., Veon, J.T. and Massey, A., 2022. Wildlife associates of nine‐banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) burrows in Arkansas. Ecology and Evolution, 12(5), p.e8858. | Download June 2022