Dana Kobilinsky

Which coyotes are the ‘top dogs?’

Coyotes in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan consume more meat than those in the Upper Peninsula, researchers found. That’s because coyotes (Canis latrans) in the Upper Peninsula are surrounded by gray wolves (Canis lupus), pushing

Dana Kobilinsky

What puts detection dogs on the wrong scent?

Detection dogs are becoming more prevalent as a technique for wildlife biologists. Their noses sniff out scat that can provide clues to wildlife presence and movement. But they’re not always so accurate. Sometimes, between 4 to 45 percent of the time, the dogs’ findings are for nontarget