Two hours north of UC Berkeley, Hopland Research and Extension Center is home to a diverse community of large mammals, including mule deer, black bears, mountain lions, and coyotes. The site is at an urban-wild interface and is latticed with fences and roads that alter mammal community dynamics. We use GPS collars and camera traps to determine at a fine scale how humans alter multi-predator and multi-prey systems. This research will help refine our understanding of community ecology in the anthropocene and inform wildlife and land management decisions in California.
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