Museum zoologist Kays co-authors paper showing North American mammals’ response to humans

For immediate release ‐ June 03, 2021

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Bobcat on man-made trail.

A new study co-authored by Roland Kays, Head of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ Biodiversity Lab, investigated how humans on trails affect mammals in wild, suburban or rural areas. The results suggest which species will thrive around humans or human infrastructure, and which ones need our help.

Humans and other mammals on a trail.

The study is published in the journal Global Change Biology.

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