The purpose of the On-Campus Faculty Grant Program is to encourage a continuum of research, creative, and scholarly activities by faculty at UCO. The intent of this program is to provide funding for faculty members to develop research projects with internal funds and then complete or expand the project with funds obtained from an external granting agency (federal, state, private corporation, etc.).
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Dr. Chris O’Brien – Forensic Science Institute and Department of Biology
The North American bobcat, Lynx rufus, can be found across the continental United States, ranging from southern Canada to northern Mexico, and is quite common in Oklahoma. The bobcat is typically not considered to be a scavenger species. They tend to be a solitary feline that mostly hunt small mammals such as rodents and rabbits, and on occasion larger prey such as deer. However, in a recent scavenger study in north central Oklahoma, a mother bobcat and cub were discovered to be in fact voracious scavengers. The pair fed at the experiment site for a total of ten consecutive days. The duration of their visits increased over time, with their last visit lasting over two hours. The documented instances of bobcats in the act of scavenging are quite rare. In fact, this is the first known documented case of mother and young being photographed in the act of scavenging large prey together.