Emeritus faculty member, Dr. Bill Clark, delivered a presentation on the increasing bobcat populations in Iowa at the Louisa National Wildlife Center on February 27, 2016.
In the late 1970's, the bobcat was placed on the Threatened and Endangered Species List for the state of Iowa. By 2007, the southern Iowa population had increased to such an extent that a regulated harvest season was opened, which now includes thirty-five counties.
Clark's research program is centered on population dynamics of vertebrates, especially in response to large-scale effects of landscape change. He currently collaborates with the Iowa DNR to monitor and study Iowa bobcat populations while evaluating the genetic similarity of the Iowa population in relation to other bobcat populations in the Midwest.
To learn more visit the Bobcat Population Dynamics, Distribution, and Landscape Genetics website.