Elicia Walker

JWM: Big cats adapt to city life

Mountain lions live closer to developed areas in Los Angeles than researchers previously thought. Los Angeles, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, is home to about 18 million people. But mountain lions,


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Do pathogens bioaccumulate in top predators?

Cougars, top predators with a wide-ranging palate, have been known to prey on bobcats and domestic cats when their regular ungulate prey isn’t available. Jennifer Malmberg, an assistant professor and veterinary pathologist at the Un­iversity

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Puma presence impacts tree growth

Veronica Yovovich had always been curious about the shape of plants around her school campus. Many of the bay laurels close to the University of California, Santa Cruz, were shaped like pyramids, but they didn’t