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PUMA:

Our puma research on KAFB is conducted by Travis Perry , Megan Pitman, and Kate Thibault and is designed to meet several objectives.  First, we will develop a population estimate for base pumas using a standard mark-resight population estimate.  Then we will compare that to a population estimate we've invented that is derived from photo frequency of unmarked puma alone.  If the two population estimates agree, we may have a valuable and cost effective tool for estimating puma populations in other places.  We are also going to build a model of puma habitat use for the base and assess prey distribution. This project is still in the early stages more data will be available as it progresses.

 

Mountain Lion In the Snow at Kirtland Air Force Base
Megan Putting a Collar on a Mountain Lion