What type of negative coyote-human interactions might occur in a neighborhood?

Research documented examples of negative coyote-human interactions. Are they prevalent? How could these negative interactions be reduced? What methods or strategies do wildlife biologists use to “eliminate” problem coyotes?


Urban Coyote Research

This website provides details on the Cook County Urban Coyote Research Project coordinated by Dr. Stan Gehrt. It includes a summary of research findings related to coyotes, population dynamics and management in Cook County, IL, with additonal links to scientific publications..


Urban Coyote Research: Cook County Urban Coyote Research Project


3-5 ETS 1-2 (Upper Elementary)

Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

5-ESS3-1 (Upper Elementary)

Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.

HS-LS2-7 (High School)

Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.

MS-ETS1-1 (Middle School)

Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

MS-LS2-2 (Middle School)

Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.