Prof. Angela Dassow and research team publish paper on canid vocal interactivity
Prof. Angela Dassow and her bioacoustics research team recently published a paper on the vocal interactions between wolves, coyotes, and dogs in central Wisconsin.
A prevailing belief in carnivore ecology was a notion that large predators subdue mesopredator behavior. The team’s recent study on the vocal interaction between wolves, coyotes, and dogs has demonstrated a more complex interaction between these animals.
The paper, “Not afraid of the big bad wolf: calls from large predators do not silence mesopredators,” was published in the journal Wildlife Biology. The work was fully funded by the Animal Welfare Institute.
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