UNDERSTANDING BOBCATS IN THE GRANITE STATE: A cooperative project led by the University of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department



Below are the regular "Progress Reports" we have compiled. If you read them in order, you should get a good sense of what we have accomplished so far.

Report #1 (1 January - 31 May 2010)

Report #2 (1 June - 31 December 2010)

Report #3 (1 January - 31 May 2011)

Report #4 (1 June - 31 December 2011)

Report #5 (1 January - 31 March 2012)

Report #6 (1 April - 30 June 2012)

Report #7 (1 July - 31 December 2012)

Report #8 (1 January - 31 March 2013)

Report #9 (1 April - 30 June 2013)

Report #10 (1 July - 30 September 2013)

Report #11 (1 October - 31 December 2013)

Report #12 (1 January - 31 March 2014)

Report #13 (1 April - 30 June 2014)

Report #14 (1 July - 30 September 2014)

Report #15 (1 October - 30 September 2016)


Theses and Publications

Broman, D. 2012. A Comparison of Bobcat (Lynx rufus) Habitat Suitability Models Derived from Radio Telemtery and Incidental Observations. MS Thesis, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Reed, G. 2013. Bobcats in New Hampshire: Understanding the Relationships Between Habitat Suitability, Connectivity and Abundance in a Changing Landscape. MS Thesis, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Wellington, K., Bottom, C., Merrill, C., and J. Litvaitis. 2014. Identifying performance differences among trail cameras used to monitor forest mammals. Wildlife Society Bulletin: In press.

Broman, D., Litvaitis, J. A., Ellingwood, M., Tate, P., and G. C. Reed. 2014. Modeling Bobcat Lynx rufus Habitat Associations Using Telemetry Locations and Citizen-Scientist Observations: Are the Results Comparable? Wildlife Biology 20: 229-237.

Mahard, T. J. 2014. An Evaluation of Citizen Science-Based Indeces for Monitoring the Distribution and Abundance of Bobcats (Lynx rufus). MS Thesis, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

Litvaitis, J. A., Reed, G. C., Carroll, R. P., Litvaitis, M. K., Tash, J., Mahard, T., Broman, D. J. A., Callahan, C., and M. Ellingwood. 2015. Bobcat (Lynx rufus) as a Model Organism to Investigate the Effects of Roads on Wide-Ranging Canivores. Environmental Management 55: 1366-1376.

Mahard, T. J. Litvaitis, J. A., Tate, P., Reed, G. C., and D. J. Broman. 2016. An Evaluation of Hunter Surveys to Monitor Relative Abundance of Bobcats . Wildlife Society Bulletin doi:10.1002/wsb.642

Reed, G.C., J.A. Litvaitis, M. Ellingwood, P. Tate, D.J.A. Broman, A.P.K. Sirén, and R. Carroll. 2016. Describing habitat suitability of bobcats (Lynx rufus) using several sources of information obtained at multiple spatial scales. Mammalian Biology 82: In press. (Uncorrected proof)

Reed, G.C., J.A. Litvaitis, C. Callahan, R.P. Carroll, M.K. Litvaitis, and D.J.A. Broman. 2017. Modeling landscape connectivity for bobcats (Lynx rufus) using expert-opinion and empirically based models: how well do they work? Animal Conservation 20: 308-320.(Uncorrected proof)

Litvaitis, J.A. 2017. The resilient bobcat. Northern Woodlands 24(Spring): 34-40

Poster Presentations

An evaluation of methods used to model connectivity of bobcat habitats in New Hampshire. 69th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Section of the Wildlife Society. Saratoga Springs, NY, April 8, 2013.

Bobcat home range and habitat selection at multiple spatial scales in New Hampshire. 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Philadelphia, PA. June 24, 2013.

Bobcats in time and space - A landscape genetic approach to felid conservation in the Northeast. 70th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Section of the Wildlife Society, Portland, ME. April 13-15, 2014.

A comparison of citizen scientist-based approaches to monitor the abundance and distribution of bobcats in New Hampshire. 70th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Section of the Wildlife Society, Portland, ME. April 13-15, 2014.

Bobcats in space and time: natural and anthropogenic drivers of bobcat (Lynx rufus) dispersal in New England. North America Congress for Conservation Biology, Missoula, MT. 13-16, 2014.

Effects of roads on expanding bobcat (Lynx rufus) populations in New Hampshire, USA. International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE), Malmö, Sweden, Sept 16-19, 2014.

Natural and anthropogenic drivers of bobcat (Lynx rufus) population structure in New England. 7th European Congress of Mammalogy, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2015.

Optimizing a protocol for DNA extraction from historic bobcat (Lynx rufus) skull specimens. 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, University of New Hampshire, Durham, April 2016.

To report problems or broken links, please contact m.litvaitis@unh.edu
Graph of food habits