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Ecology of Urban and Rural Black Bears in Massachusetts

MassWildlife's Dave Fuller preparing to attach a GPS collar to a young black bear.

Duration

January 2010 - December 2015

Narrative

The black bear population in Massachusetts is growing in numbers and expanding its range in the state. Many bears have taken up residence in and around small to mid-sized towns and cities. We are using GPS technology to track and monitor bears as they live among densely population suburban and urban areas as well as more rural locations in central Massachusetts.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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