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

Idaho Project

Patterns and processes in multi-predator dynamical systems

August 2022 - June 2025


Participating Agencies

  • Idaho Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Wildlife managers could use knowledge of the effects of one predator species on other predator species to achieve management objectives. However, community dynamics are difficult to predict. We will analyze a large camera trap dataset for spatiotemporal patterns of co-occurrence and covariance in abundance among wolves, mountain lions, black bears, bobcats, and coyotes throughout Idaho. The project is a collaboration of researchers from Idaho Fish and Game and the US Geological Survey.

Presentations Presentation Date
Bassing, S.B., D.E., Ausband, M. Mumma, M.A. Hurley, S. Thompson, and M.R. Falcy. 2024. Predator co-occurrence affected by prey and habitat more than competitor presence at multiple time scales. Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, USA. March 2024