The Ohio State University

Dr. Stan Gehrt operates within the School of Environment and Natural Resources in the Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory at The Ohio State University (OSU). With the structural support of the University, the wildlife lab in Dundee, IL, provides a perfect, practical learning environment for graduate students and other researchers. Through the University's Extension program, Dr. Gehrt and his colleagues are able to expand the reach of their public educational efforts.

Coyote 1

Coyote 1 was the first coyote captured on the project, on March 22, 2000, and has become the signature coyote of our research. When she was originally captured, she was just a year old and solitary. She weighed 13 kg (about 29 lbs), and was in excellent health, if not a little on the small side. In coyote years, she was a teenager. We tracked her movements over portions of five cities for the next nine months, as she floated across the landscape looking for a territory.