Canids

How does the biology of wild dogs differ from that of wild cats?

Grey wolf (Canis lupus)

Grey wolf (Canis lupus)

Overview:

Canids (e.g., dogs, wolves, coyotes, and foxes) have a global presence and successfully occupy a vast range of habitats, from hot deserts to frozen tundra. High metabolic demands translate into substantial resource requirements for wild canids, some populations of which are currently threatened or vulnerable to increased conflict with humans. We use a variety of techniques to measure the movement ecology and field energetic rates of these animals in order to inform management decisions that reflect canid habitat and prey demands in current and future scenarios of environmental change.


 

CalebBrycePrimary Lab Member (s):

Caleb M. Bryce, PhD Candidate

cbryce@ucsc.edu, Website

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