Eastern spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius) Image Credit: National Park Service

Quantifying temporal variation in dietary niche to reveal drivers of past population declines

Amanda Cheeseman, Brian Tanis, Elmer Finck To effectively conserve and manage species, it is important to understand the initial causes of their declines. Unfortunately, for many threatened species the initial declines happened many decades ago, making it challenging to identify what contributed to reduced population numbers. One example of this is the eastern spotted skunk, which underwent a massive population crash in the early 1900s … Continue reading Quantifying temporal variation in dietary niche to reveal drivers of past population declines