Using LiDAR Derived Canopy Metrics to Assess Individual and Population-Level Habitat Partitioning of Ocelots, Bobcats, and Coyotes

Author(s): Maksim Sergeyev , Daniel A. Crawford, Joseph D. Holbrook, Jason V. Lombardi , Michael E. Tewes, & Tyler A. Campbell
Published: November 2023

Wildlife depends on specific landscape features to persist. Thus, characterizing the vegetation available in an area can be essential for management. The ocelot is a federally endangered, medium-sized felid adapted to
woody vegetation. Quantifying the characteristics of vegetation most suitable for ocelots is essential for their conservation. Furthermore, understanding differences in the selection of sympatric bobcats and coyotes can provide insight into the mechanisms of coexistence between species.

Suggested Citation

Sergeyev, M., D.A. Crawford, J.D. Holbrook, J.V. Lombardi, M.E. Tewes, and T.A. Campbell. 2023. Selection in the 3rd dimension: Using LiDAR to assess individual and population level habitat partitioning of ocelots, bobcats, and coyotes. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

Ocelot Conservation