Eastern Coyote Science: What We Know & What We Need to Learn

Cliff the Coyote in 2016 relaxing on a Middletown, RI, lawn, wearing his satellite tracking collar. Cliff was a member of the “Valley Pack ,“ an extended family group whose territory is centered around the Newport/Middletown boundary. Observed for years by Dr. Mitchell, the Valley Pack has contributed enormously to our understanding of coyote behavior. Photo: Dave Hornoff/The Conservation Agency.

A lecture by Dr. Numi Mitchell, Conservation Biologist, The Conservation Agency
Thursday, April 12, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Doody Auditorium, Swan Hall, URI, Kingston
FREE, Open to All

Coyotes (Canis latrans) are a relatively new but now permanent addition to Rhode Island. For cultural, ecological, and practical reasons it is undesirable (and likely impossible) to remove them. Through study of their ecology, we can manage negative effects of coyotes’ presence in a way that brings ecological benefits and long-term co-existence. Dr. Mitchell will present the science of coyotes she’s learned from over 10 years of research in Rhode Island and look forward to new research directions in coming years.

Project veterinarian, Ralph Pratt, Dr. Numi Mitchell, lead scientist, and Melissa Harrington, vet tech, weight a young coyote. The Providence Journal/Frieda Squires

6:00 p.m. RI Natural History Survey Annual Meeting
6:30 p.m. Social mingle with refreshments
7:00 p.m. Coyote program


April 12, 2018


7 p.m.


URI, Kingston Campus Doody Auditorium, Swan Hall Upper College Road Kingston, RI

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