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Bobcat distribution and movements in a mixed urban-rural environment

Bobcat sunning after eating a red squirrel in a backyard in central Massachusetts (2).


September 2011 - December 2013


We are using remote cameras, snow tracking, and radio tracking to determine the distribution, movements, and habitat use of bobcats in the Pioneer Valley of central Massachusetts, an area of mixed urban, suburban, agriculture, and wooded patches.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 249

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 247

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 679

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4251



  • Stephen DeStefanoCo-Principal Investigator
  • Todd FullerCo-Principal Investigator
  • Eric LeFloreStudent

Funding Agencies

  • University of Massachusetts


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey