What happens if a coyote is killed, dies or is removed?

What might happen if one coyote or all the coyotes in a territory are “removed" or die? Consider the impact on humans, other coyotes in the area, prey species, etc…  If coyotes are eliminated from a territory, do you think the removal would be permanent? What methods can the Illinois Department of Natural Resources use to "eliminate" a coyote?


HS-LS2-1 (High School)

Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales. 

HS-LS2-8 (High School)

Evaluate the evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species' chances to survive and reproduce. 

MS-LS2-1 (Middle School)

Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

MS-LS2-4 (Middle School)

Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.