Island Fox Research


Friends of the Island Fox supports research to understand island fox health, behavior, and role in the Channel Island ecosystem. Science is vital to informing conservation needs and choices.

Annually, FIF offers an Island Fox Research Grant for up to $5,000. 

Applications are being accepted April 16–August 31, 2021

Download: FIF 2021 Research Grant Application

Island fox being swabbed for microbiome research

Current FIF Research Grant Recipients

2020


The host-associated microbiome and disease in Channel Island foxes (Urocyon littoralis)
- Alexandra DeCandia

Smaller grants

  1. Continuing "A Decade of Seasonal Dietary Resource Use in Channel Island Fox..." - Juliann Schamel
  2. Examining temporal niche and movement patterns of the island fox (Urocyon littoralis) and the island spotted skunk (Spilogale gracilis amphiala) on Santa Cruz Island, CA - Calypso Gagorik and Victor Zhang

 

Calypso Gagorik MS Biology Thesis Paper 

Spacial Use Patterns And Management Recommendations For Two Endemic California Channel Island Mesocarnivores, The Island Spotted Skunk (Spilogale gracilis amphiala) and the Island Spotted Skunk (Urocyon littoralis)

2019


"A Decade of Seasonal Dietary Resource Use in Channel Island Fox: Implications for Reproduction, Recruitment, and Resilience in a Changing Climate." - Juliann Schamel 

Smaller grants

  1. "Assessing Cementum Annulation in teeth for determining age at death." - Stacy Baker and Juliann Schamel
  2. Accessing Tick-borne disease in Island Foxes on Catalina Island 

2018

"The Channel Island Food Web–A Decade of Dietary Resource Use in Channel Island Fox: Implications for Reproduction, Recruitment, and Resilience in a Changing Climate." - Juliann Schamel


Other Published Research on Island Foxes

 

Other Island Fox Research 

"Uncovering the Impacts of Population Decline on Disease and Immunity in Island Foxes" - Nicole Adams (Summary article)

 

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updated 4/16/2021