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

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
McTigue, L. and B.A. DeGregorio. 2023. Effects of Landcover on Mesocarnivore Density Along an Urban to Rural Gradient. Global Ecology and Conservation. | Abstract | Download November 2023
Johansson, E.P., and B.A. DeGregorio. 2023. The Effects of Landscape and Yard Features on Mammal Diversity in Residential Yards. Urban Ecosystems. | Abstract | Download October 2023
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), 8858. | Download June 2022
DeGregorio, B.A., M. McElroy, and E.P. Johansson. 2023. Occupancy and Activity Patterns of Nine-Banded Armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) in a Suburban Environment. Diversity 15: | Download July 2023
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
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Leah McTigue. 2023. Density and Occupancy of Mammals Along an Urban to Rural Gradient in Northwest Arkansas. University of Arkansas. June 2023
Emily P. Johansson. 2023. Effects of Landscape and Yard Features on Mammals in Residential Yards in Northwest Arkansas. Masters Thesis. University of Arkansas Fayetteville May 2023