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Urban Wildlife


With the ever-expanding footprint of urban and suburban areas, the importance of understanding the interactions among people and wildlife, as well as among our native wildlife and introduced or domesticated species, is increasing as well. We are developing an Urban Wildlife research program at SJSU to 1) document the species present in and around San Jose, 2) understand how they are using the landscape, including what impacts different land uses and intensities have on both presence and movement, and 3) better understand the interactions among native and introduced wildlife. To accomplish this, we will combine field observations with remote cameras, audio recording, non-invasive genetic sampling, and passive marking techniques.


Contribute to Urban Wildlife research efforts through citizen science and iNaturalist! Your squirrel observations will automatically be added to our Urban Squirrel Project.

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