MesoCarnivores {AHMbook}R Documentation

Camera trap data for Bobcat, Coyote and Red Fox


Camera trap (detection/nondetection) data for Bobcat (Lynx rufus), Coyote (Canis latrans) and Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) from six Mid-Atlantic states in the eastern United States analyzed by Rota et al (2016).




MesoCarnivores is a list with 4 elements:

bobcat, coyote, redfox

1/0 detection data for the respective species: matrices with rows for 1437 sites x 3 replicates, where each replicate corresponds to 1 week of observations.


a data frame with rows for 1437 sites and the following columns:

  • Dist_5km : the proportion of disturbed land in the surrounding 5km.

  • HDens_5km : housing density in the surrounding 5km.

  • Latitude : the latitude of the point, decimal degrees divided by 100.

  • Longitude : the longitude, decimal degrees divided by 100.

  • People_site : number of people photographed at a site divided by 1000.

  • Trail : 1 if the camera was located on a trail, 0 otherwise.


Data courtesy of eMammal, Roland Kays, Arielle Parsons, and their group at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State University.


Rota, C.T., Ferreira, M.A.R., Kays, R.W., Forrester, T.D., Kalies, E.L., McShea, W.J., Parsons, A.W., & Millspaugh, J.J. (2016) A multispecies occupancy model for two or more interacting species. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7, 1164-1173.

Kéry, M. & Royle, J.A. (2021) Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology AHM2 - 8.2.



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