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Paula Marquardt

Paula E. Marquardt

Notes: This person is no longer an employee of the Northern Research Station.

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Research Datasets

  • Minocha, Rakesh; Long, Stephanie; Minocha, Subhash C.; Marquardt, Paula E. 2020. Data on the effects of elevated carbon dioxide and ozone on carbon and nitrogen metabolism in the foliage and sapwood of trembling aspen, paper birch, and sugar maple at the Aspen FACE (Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment) study site. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive.

National Research Highlights

Coyote pups in a log den, New York. Robin Holevinski, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Spatial Analysis Differentiates New York Coyotes Between Two Colonizing Fronts

Year: 2015

Coyotes are widely distributed, highly mobile predators that exhibit regional differences in habitat affinities, prey specialization, social aggregation, and movement patterns. Reasons for this regional variability are not easily explained given that coyotes are habitat generalists. Forest Service scientists worked with research partners to identify the contact zone of two colonizing fronts in New York, using genetic techniques to better understand reported differences in coyote ecology across the state. Coyotes in rugged forested regions were found to be genetically different from coyotes in the hilly, mixed agricultural-forest areas of the state. Including spatial data allowed scientists to differentiate coyote lineages that could not be identified through other means.

Last modified: Friday, March 1, 2019