Zooming in on Mechanistic Predator–Prey Ecology: Integrating Camera Traps with Experimental Methods to Reveal the Drivers of Ecological Interactions
Camera trap technology has galvanized the study of predator–prey ecology in wild animal communities by expanding the scale and diversity of predator–prey interactions that can be analysed. While observational data from systematic camera arrays have informed inferences on the spatiotemporal outcomes of predator–prey interactions, the capacity for observational studies to identify mechanistic drivers of species interactions is limited.
Endangered ocelots in South Texas prefer to use unfragmented landscapes. Efforts to conserve the imperiled feline should focus on maintaining large patches of woody cover, particularly on private lands, researchers found. CKWRI researcher, Jason Lombardi, stresses the importance of working with private landowners for ocelot recovery. Read the entire article by The Wildlife Society HERE. Photo by: Ben Masters
WESTMINSTER, Colorado - MAY 29, 2020 - Scientists writing for the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management say several exotic grass species once grown in South Texas for livestock forage and erosion control have expanded from the areas where they were planted and have become invasive. They now are reducing the region's biodiversity and the habitats available for wildlife.