Dr. Julie Young is the Field Station and Project Leader for the Predator Ecology & Behavioral Applications Project in Logan, UT. Her research focuses on behavior, ecology, and management of carnivores, utilizing wild and captive carnivore populations to understand and reduce human-wildlife conflict. She also has an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University.
NWRC Research Project: Predator Research
Areas of Expertise
Intraguild interactions, behavioral ecology, nonlethal management tools
Guanaco study in Chile; African Wild Dog reintroduction biologist; sea lion behavioral and population ecology research in Baja, Mexico
Poessel, S.A., E.M. Gese, and J.K. Young. 2014. Influence of habitat structure and food on patch choice of captive coyotes. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 157:127-136. doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2014.05.001.
Mech, L.D., B.W. Christensen, C.S. Asa, M. Callahan, J.K. Young. 2014. Production of hybrids between western gray wolves and western coyotes. PloS One 9(2): e88861. doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0088861.
Buuveibaatar, B., T.K. Fuller, A.E. Fine, B. Chimeddorj, J.K. Young, and J. Berger. 2013. Changes in grouping patterns of saiga antelope in relation to intrinsic and environmental factors in Mongolia. Journal of Zoology 291:51-58. doi: 10.1111/jzo.12045.
Baeten, L. A., R. Pappert, J. Young, M. E. Schriefer, T. Gidlewski, D. Kohler, and R.A. Bowen. 2013. Immunological and clinical response of coyotes (Canis latrans) to experimental inoculation with Yersinia pestis. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(4):932-939. doi:10.7589/2013-02-040.
Buuveibaatar, B., J. K. Young, J. Berger, A. E. Fine, B. Lkhagvasuren, P. Zahler, and T. K. Fuller. 2013. Factors affecting survival and cause-specific mortality of saiga calves in Mongolia. Journal of Mammalogy 94:127-136.
Schell, C.J., J.K. Young, E.V. Lonsdorf, and R.M. Santymire. 2013. Anthropogenic and physiologically induced stress responses in captive coyotes. Journal of Mammalogy 94(5): 1131-1140. doi: 10.1644/13-MAMM-A-001.1.
Mastro, L.L., E.M. Gese, J.K. Young, and J.A. Shivik. 2012. Coyote (Canis latrans), 100+ years in the East: A literature review. Addendum to Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference. 14: 180 p.
Mastro, L.L., E.M. Gese, J.K. Young, and J.A. Shivik. 2012. What do we know? A literature review of the Eastern coyote. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 14: 129-131.
Riley, S.P., Young, J.K., and S. Gehrt. 2012. Assessment of human-coyote conflicts: City and County of Broomfield, Colorado, final report. Broomfield, CO. 38 p.
Young, J.K., B. Hudgens, and D.K. Garcelon. 2012. Estimates of energy and prey requirements of wolverines. Northwest Science 86(3): 221-229.