Episode 25: Roland Kays On Eastern Coyote And High-Tech Tracking
About Roland Kays
Roland is a zoologist with a broad interest in ecology and conservation, especially of mammals. He studies research questions that are scientifically interesting but also have real-world relevance through educational or conservation value. An expert in using new technologies to study free-ranging animals, especially to track their movement with GPS tags and camera traps, Roland has appeared as a regular contributor to wildlife shows on the Science Channel and on National Geographic’s “World’s Weirdest.” He combines high-tech work with traditional methods, collecting data through field work and studies of museum collections.
- Research Associate Professor, North Carolina State University
- Head of the Biodiversity Lab, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
- Research Associate, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
- Research Associate, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
- Ph.D. Zoology, University of Tennessee (1999)
- B.S. Biology, Cornell University (1993)
- Wolf and coyote hybridization
- Why coyotes are not fulfilling the role of wolves in the Eastern United States
- Getting a better understanding of wildlife movement on the ground with tech tools and Twitter
- The effect (or not) of coyotes on deer populations
- How coyotes thrive under pressure (maybe not why you think!)
- How to track anything – even seeds!
- Roland’s upcoming podcast!
- Check out live wildlife cam feeds and updates on @CamTrapLive on Twitter
Watch Roland’s Videos Below And On His Site
Here’s a great video describing camera traps including trap video of foxes that Roland has been tracking for several years.
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