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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A couple of years ago, our friend Roland Kays created a slide show documenting and discussing how and when the Coyote first migrated into New York State............When he first sent it to me. I found the pictures, historical accounts and scientific theory that he espoused to be informative and vivid in it's pictorial analysis..............I always meant to Post it but somehow it got lost amidst other papers and such.....................So, finding it yesterday was a treat for me,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and I hope also for you as we vault into the New Year.



Director, Biodiversity and

 Earth Observation Lab

B.S. (Biology) Cornell University, 1993
Ph.D. (Zoology) University of Tennessee, 1999

Roland Kays

Other Appointments

Research Associate Professor, Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation
 Program, NC State University
Research Associate, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Research Associate, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Research Interests

Roland Kays is a zoologist with a broad interest in ecology and
conservation, especially of mammals. He seeks out questions that
 are scientifically interesting but also have real-world relevance
 through educational or conservation value. He is an expert in
 using new technologies to study free-ranging animals, especially
to track their movement with telemetry, GPS, and remote camera
traps. He combines this high-tech work with traditional methods,
 collecting data through new field work and studies of museum collections.
For more on Roland's Research please visit these links:
Movebank animal tracking page (
eMammal camera trapping page (
Agouti Enterprise research blog (

Selected Publications

Kays, R., Curtis, A., & Kirchman, J. J. (2009). Rapid adaptive
evolution of northeastern coyotes via hybridization with wolves.
 Biol Lett, 6, 89–93. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2009.0575

Kays, R. W., & Wilson, D. E. (2011). Mammals of North
America — Smart Phone App. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton
 University Press.

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