TWS Journals

Effects on white‐tailed deer following eastern coyote colonization

The expansion or recovery of predators can affect local prey populations. Since the 1940s, coyotes (Canis latrans) have expanded into eastern North America where they are now the largest predator and prey on white‐tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). However, their effect on deer

populations remains controversial. We tested the hypothesis that coyotes, as a novel predator, would affect deer

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