Post Tagged with: "Heidi Bencin"

Bencin Reports on Bobcats Killed on Roads in Ohio

Heidi Bencin

Dr. Viorel Popescu and graduate student Heidi Bencin presented a poster on “Predictors of road mortality for the recovering Ohio bobcat (Lynx Rufus)” at the Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management 2018 conference, held Jan. 26 in Columbus. They reported that bobcats were 50 times more likely to be killed on […]

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February 7, 2018 at 9:28 amNews

Conservation Ecology Lab Receives Ohio DNR Grant for Bobcat Research

Heidi Bencin

Bobcats (Lynx rufus) are making a comeback in Ohio after more than a century since their extirpation in the 1850s. Bobcat sightings have been steadily increasing since the 1980s, signaling that they are on their way to reclaiming their former territory, particularly in Southeastern Ohio. Dr. Viorel Popescu, Assistant Professor […]

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October 30, 2017 at 9:53 amResearch

Eight A&S Students Get OHIO Student Enhancement Awards

Amanda Biederman

Eight College of Arts & Sciences graduate students received Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards in spring 2017. Three of them are from Environmental & Plant Biology. And Dr. Viorel Popescu‘s lab in Biological Sciences features two winners. History and Psychology also were represented. The Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards program […]

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April 17, 2017 at 4:19 pmResearch

Luring Bobcats with ‘Chanel #5 for Kitties’

Photo of bobcat taken on May 21, 2016.

Go Rufus! Everyone at Ohio University loves Rufus, yet it is amazing how few people realize that bobcats live in our backyards around Athens. A few weeks ago, Cassie Thompson, master’s student in Dr. Viorel Popescu’s Conservation Ecology Lab, participated in the Majors Fair in Baker Center and showcased a […]

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October 27, 2016 at 11:10 amNews