STP1055

    A First Generation Mathematical Model for Calculating Area of Influence and Potential Number of Animals Exposed to Management Programs

    Published: Jan 1989


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    Abstract

    Frequently, planning and authorization processes for a variety of management programs require estimates of size of the area or the potential number of animals that might be exposed to, or influenced by, the program(s) under consideration. A mathematical model, using animal density and average movement patterns as inputs, was developed and applied using coyote data from southern Texas. On the basis of this model, it appears that when the area encompassed by the management program is small relative to the average movements of the animals, animals in an area 10 to 50 times larger than the “application zone” may be affected. Even when the application zone is 40 times larger than the average home range, animals in an area 1.7 times larger than the management zone could be exposed. Ramifications and aspects for enhancing the reality of the model are discussed.

    Keywords:

    area of influence, Canis latrans, coyote, management effects, mathematical model, numbers of animals, removal


    Author Information:

    Stoddart, LC
    Wildlife biologists, Denver Wildlife Research Center, Animal and Plant Health Inspection ServiceUtah State University, Logan, UT

    Knowlton, FF
    Wildlife biologists, Denver Wildlife Research Center, Animal and Plant Health Inspection ServiceUtah State University, Logan, UT

    Taylor, RJ
    Associate professor, Utah State University, Logan, UT


    Paper ID: STP25258S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.17

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25258S


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