Post Tagged with: "Heidi Bencin"

Biologists Report 6% of Bobcat Population Killed Annually on Ohio Roads

A bobcat is spotted by one of the researchers’ camera traps.

From Ohio University News Up to 6 percent of Ohio’s bobcat population may be killed on roadways each year, say Ohio University researchers in a new study. And getting the felines not to cross busy roads is not an easy mitigation. Dr. Viorel Popescu and graduate and undergraduate researchers in […]

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March 4, 2020 at 3:00 pmResearch

ECOLUNCH | Road Mortality for Recovering Bobcat Populations in Southeast Ohio, April 25

Heidi Bencin

ECOLUNCH presents Heidi Bencin discussing “Determining occurrence and predictors of road mortality for recovering bobcat (Lynx rufus) populations in southeast Ohio” on Wednesday, April 25, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Irvine 159. Bencin is a graduate student in Biological Sciences at Ohio University. ECOLUNCH is a long-running seminar […]

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April 1, 2018 at 6:00 pmEvents

Popescu Lab Takes on 4-Year Study of Bobcats Returning ‘Home’ to Ohio

Bobcat caught on camera on July 13, 2017.

As the bobcat begins to rebound in the state, Ohio University researchers are tasked with a four-year study for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which will use the analysis to develop management strategies for bobcat populations. Native to Ohio, bobcats became locally extinct by the mid-1800s as the state […]

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February 28, 2018 at 12:38 pmNews Research

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