Wildlife: Dispersal Timing, Rates, and Distances of PA Black Bears
Wendy C. Vreeland - Graduate Research Assistant
Dr. Duane R. Diefenbach - Adviser
Mark C. Ternent - Pa Game Commission (co-investigator)
This project was developed to document dispersal timing, rates and distances for juvenile black bears from tagging and recovery information gathered in Pennsylvania from 1980-2008. Data have been gathered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission with bears being marked using individually numbered ear tags. Bears tagged as cubs or yearlings <15 months of age will be used for analysis and >1400 individual bears have been identified.