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A genetic approach to determine river otter abundance in Missouri
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
Extirpated from Missouri by the 1930s, river otters (Lontra canadensis) were reintroduced by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) from 1982-1992. Since the reintroductions, concerns over the legitimacy of otter trapping and the predator...
Intraguild interactions between native and domestic carnivores in central India
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
I determined various factors affecting the resource selection and spatial ecology of the Indian fox Vulpes bengalensis, a small canid endemic to the Indian subcontinent. I collected radiotelemetry data from 32 Indian foxes ...
Experimentally assessing the influence of resource availability and social aggregation on the parasites of raccoons
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
I investigated how experimental increases in social aggregation and resource availability affected ectoparasite prevalence and intensity (number of parasites on infested hosts only) and endoparasite species richness of ...