Photo of John Cox and bear cubs

Episode 4 - Black Bears

In this fourth episode of From the Woods Kentucky, co-hosts Renee Williams and Laura Lhotka interview Dr. John Cox for an overview of black bears.


Guest: Dr. John Cox - Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology, UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (air date 9/13/18)


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Journal Articles

  • Article - Cox, J.J., S.M. Murphy, B.C. Augustine, J.M. Guthrie, J.T. Hast, S.C. Maehr, and J.McDemott. 2017. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in American Black Bears (Ursus americanus) of the Central Appalachians, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 54: doi: 10.7589/2016-08-188
  • Article - Murphy, S.M., J.J. Cox, B. Augustine, J.T. Hast, J.M. Guthrie, J. Wright, J. McDermott, S. Maehr, and J. Plaxico. 2016. Characterizing recolonization by a reintroduced bear population using genetic spatial capture–recapture. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:1390-1407
  • Article - Murphy, S.M., J.J. Cox, J.D. Clark, J.T. Hast, B.C. Augustine*, D. Gibbs, M. Strunk, S. Dobey. 2015. Rapid growth and genetic diversity retention in an isolated reintroduced black bear population in the central Appalachians. Journal of Wildlife Management 79:807-818. 
  • Article - Unger, D.E., J.J. Cox, H. Harris, J.L. Larkin, B. Augustine, S. Dobey, J. Hast, R. Jensen, S. Murphy, J. Plaxico, and D.S. Maehr. 2013. History and current status of the black bear in Kentucky. Northeastern Naturalist 20(2):289-308.