South Florida's assemblage of carnivores is unique in the eastern half of North America, and faces an uncertain future as conservation measures struggle to keep pace with land use change and development. Ecological relationships among wide-ranging species in agricultural landscapes such as ours are under-studied. What measures might ensure the persistence of the Florida panther and the black bear in such fragmented landscapes? Archbold's Predator-Prey Program is working to answer these questions.
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Primary Research Areas
wildlife monitoring, mammal community dynamics, black bear ecology, camera trapping, machine learning in wildlife research, non-invasive methods
Archbold Biological Station, Buck Island Ranch, Lake Wales Ridge, Headwaters of the Everglades Watershed, Florida Wildlife Corridor, DeLuca Preserve