Yellowstone canid ecology – Field Technician

Yellowstone Ecological Research Center
Bozeman, MT & Yellowstone National Park, WY/MT
2006

Canis latrans with radiocollar
  • Tracked foxes and coyotes in Yellowstone National Park as part of a long-term study on the effects of wolf reintroduction into the Park on canid social interactions.
  • Drove 4WD vehicles on snowy and rough terrain and used radio telemetry equipment to triangulate locations of radiocollared individuals. Visually located and identified individual foxes, coyotes, and wolves.
  • Trapped foxes, took standard measurements, collected hair and blood samples, fitted with radiocollars.
  • Entered data in Microsoft Excel, Locate, and ArcView.
  • Completed a basic avalanche safety course.
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