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Students present research to state senators

Cat Berrick and Curt Vandenberg, both fish and wildlife majors at the School of Natural Resources, were among 25 UCARE students to present their research Thursday morning at a breakfast and poster session at the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln.
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Students present research to state senators

Big-game jitters: Coyotes no match for wolves' hunting prowess

It may have replaced the dwindling eastern wolf atop many food chains, but the eastern coyote lacks the chops to become the big-game hunter of an ecosystem, new research led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln ecologist shows. But a study from John Benson and colleagues provides evidence that the eastern coyote hunts moose and other large prey far less frequently than does the eastern wolf - instead preferring to attack smaller game or scavenge human leftovers.
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Big-game jitters: Coyotes no match for wolves' hunting prowess

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