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Ellen holding three cats



Advisors: Dr. Clay Nielsen

Research Interest:

I study the spatial ecology of bobcats in north-central Illinois. Bobcats have been and are currently being studied in southern Illinois where there is more abundant habitat. However, little is known about bobcat space use, resource selection, and movement in the north-central part of the state where habitat is fragmented by urban and agricultural development. The goal of my project is to fill gaps in the knowledge of bobcat spatial ecology in this northern region to better inform their management across the state and broader Midwest.