Deer-Forest Study

Pennsylvania forests face many challenges - invasive plants, insect outbreaks, soil acidity, tree diseases, and even deer. This study is being conducted to better understand the role of deer in the context of all these challenges and to help Pennsylvania’s forest and wildlife managers better manage deer and the forest.

The Deer-Forest Blog

We're tracking deer in Pennsylvania's forests. Check out what is going on in the field and learn what our researchers are discovering.

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Seedlings, Seedlings, Seedlings!
October 16, 2017
The forest is one big nursery. Let’s look at those most often found in the maternity ward.
woolly bear caterpillar (click for larger image)
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 87
October 11, 2017
It's not just the seasons that are changing.
D & D
October 4, 2017
Dungeons & Dragons may be all fun and fantasy but Disease & Dispersal are all about risk and reality.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 86
October 2, 2017
Always look for the helpers.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 85
September 27, 2017
Deer aren't the only ones that leave the study

About the Study

Pennsylvania forests face many challenges - invasive plants, insect outbreaks, soil acidity, tree diseases, and even deer. This study is being conducted to better understand the role of deer in the context of all these challenges and to help Pennsylvania’s forest and wildlife managers better manage deer and the forest. More about the Deer-Forest Study...