Taxonomy, ecology, and management of coyotes in the eastern United States

During the 20th-century, coyotes (Canis latrans) colonized eastern North America and then formed 2 distinct variant populations in the northeastern and southeastern regions that are morphologically and genetically different from western populations. In the past 15 years, we have expanded our knowledge of eastern coyotes in the areas of ecology, morphology, genetics, hybridization, and efficacy of control strategies. Such information is important to support successful management of coyotes in a diversity of environments.

The Wolf Conservation Center hosted Joseph Hinton, Ph.D. on November 20, 2019 to cover our current knowledge of eastern coyotes and discuss key research and management priorities for the future.

About The Speaker:

Joseph Hinton earned his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia in 2014 and is a postdoctoral researcher at SUNY-ESF assisting an ongoing study on the Adirondack moose population. While at the University of Georgia, Joseph oversaw a large regional study on coyotes in the southeastern United States and focused on the ecology and interactions of red wolves and coyotes, and ecological conditions facilitating hybridization between the two. His research has focused on the ecology, management, and conservation of wildlife populations with a focus on canid communities.

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