Population dynamics and dispersal of bobcats in Iowa

Project

Goals and Objectives:

  • Determine local habitat selection by bobcats, including home range characteristics and dispersal patterns in relation to forest, grassland, and agricultural land and the configuration of these habitats
  • Evaluate population monitoring techniques that can be reliably and efficiently used to survey bobcats both at the local scale and also across Iowa
  • Determine demographic rates of bobcats in Iowa, including recruitment and survival
  • Evaluate genetic similarity of the Iowa population in relation to potential dispersal linkages with populations in other states.

This project was completed by William R. Clark as the Principal Investigator, Dawn Reding as the student investigator, Todd Gosselink from Iowa DNR, and Anne Bronikowski from Iowa State University. To read more, click here.

Duration: 
07/01/2006 to 12/31/2012