University of Wisconsin–Madison

Urban Canid Research in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve

The May 2018 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine included an article about Dr. David Drake’s Urban Canid Project, which conducts research in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve.

A recently published two-year study of urban canids in and around Madison, Wisconsin, sheds light on the issue. Researchers used radio collars and statistical analysis to assess the movement and home ranges of coyotes and foxes through a mosaic of residential, commercial, and public natural areas, including tallgrass prairie and oak savanna located within the University of Wisconsin–Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve.

Read the article…