Indexing swift fox populations in New Mexico using scats
The rarity of scat
(and tracks) on our study area suggests a low density of raccoons and corresponding low occurrence of B.
The simple frequency of occurrence indicates what proportion of scats
contains any particular prey type.
Frequency of Number of Occurrence (%) in Name Occurrences Total Scats
(N = 50) Meadow sole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) 14 28 Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) 10 20 White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 10 20 Raccoon (Procyon lotor) 9 18 Beetle (Coleoptera) 6 12 Unknown Small Mammal 6 12 Unknown Large Mammal 6 12 Plant Material 5 10 Unidentified hair (Mammalia) 3 6 Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) 2 4 Beech Nut (Fagus grandifolia) 1 2 Criticidae * (Muridae) 1 2 Grasshopper (Caelifera) 1 2 Seeds (Panicum sp.
The molecular method is completely noninvasive, though removing all scats
may confuse animals by removing territorial markers, which also signal reproductive status (Brown et al.
What makes SCATS
adaptive system so popular is because corridors can be configured differently versus using traditional time-based signal controls.
We have received fantastic support for scat
surveys in the past and hope people will again support this really important work, she said.
Average number of scats
of coyotes was greater in campgrounds than in day-use and wilderness areas during all sampling periods.
were thawed and partially dissolved in water, then rinsed through a series of nested sieves (2 mm, 1 mm, 0.
The system is controlled from a Traffic Operations Center where SCATS
manages overall traffic control and Ali-Scout's central computer collects data from the on-board units in Ali-Scout-equipped vehicles and operators monitoring traffic conditions.
The adaptive traffic control system known as SCATS
(Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System originally developed for Sydney Australia by the Roads and Transport Authority) operates in real-time to adjust signal timing in response to changes in traffic demand and provides immediate and historical traffic information for Cobb County traffic engineers.
We collected scats
[greater than or equal to] 30 mm in diameter to minimize collection of scats
of coyotes (Canis latrans) and other canids (i.