Dr. Stewart Breck is a researcher for the USDA APHIS Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) and his research is focused on carnivore ecology and behavior and minimizing conflict between carnivores and people. Studies include testing nonlethal methods for preventing conflict, measuring the impact of carnivores on livestock, influence of urban environments on carnivore ecology, and population biology and behavioral ecology of carnivores.
Baruch-Mordo, S., K.R. Wilson, D.L. Lewis, J. Broderick, J.S. Mao, S.W. Breck. 2014. Stochasticity in natural forage production affects use of urban areas by black bears: implications to management of human-bear conflicts. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85122. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085122.
Matchett, M.R., Breck, S.W., and Callon, J. 2013. Efficacy of electronet fencing for excluding coyotes: a case study for enhancing production of black-footed ferrets. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37(4):893-900. doi: 10.1002/wsb.348.
Baruch-Mordo, S., C. T. Webb, S. W. Breck, and K. R. Wilson. 2013. Use of patch selection models as a decision support tool to evaluate mitigation strategies of human-wildlife conflict. Biological Conservation 160:263-271.
Poessel, S. A., S. W. Breck, T. L. Teel, S. Shwiff, K. R. Crooks, and L. Angeloni. 2013. Patterns of human-coyote conflicts in the Denver Metropolitan Area. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:297-305.
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