Doctoral student's research on 'coyote chewing habits' featured in Science news
Zoology doctoral student Suzanne LaCroix and colleagues presented research at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, on the chewing abilities of young and adult coyotes. The research addresses how diet affects the development of bones in a coyote's skull, and what the consumption of soft foods versus harder foods suggest for a coyote's survival in rural and in urban areas. The researchers say this is the first time food has been shown to have such a dramatic impact on the anatomy of any animal.
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