Title page for ETD etd-01052005-133937

Type of Document Major Paper
Author Pederson, Shannon Elizabeth
URN etd-01052005-133937
Title Urban Coyotes: Preparing residents of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area for potential conflicts
Degree Master of Natural Resources
Department Natural Resources
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Trauger, David L. Committee Chair
Evans, Gary R. Committee Member
Parkhurst, James A. Committee Member
Sheffield, Steven R. Committee Member
  • coyote
  • Canis latrans
  • conflict
  • public education
  • urban wildlife
  • Greater Washington Metropolitan Area
  • prevention
  • urban coyotes
Date of Defense 2004-12-14
Availability unrestricted
Coyotes, Canis latrans, are members of the Family Canidae that have expanded their range and now encompass the entire continental United States. While expanding their distribution, they have adapted to an urban lifestyle. Because of their adaptable behavior and opportunistic diet, they have prospered in many major cities, with real consequences for people and their pets. The most recent urban area coyotes have inhabited is the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area. Preparing residents of this large urban area for how to prevent human-coyote and pet-coyote conflicts will be essential.
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