Patterns and processes in multi-predator dynamical systems
August 2022 - June 2024
- 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.