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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The rhododendron jungle
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 64
April 26, 2017
Changes! The David Bowie tune is playing loud and clear in our heads
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Middle Aged
April 24, 2017
Babies and old ladies (and men) get all the attention. Not this time.
Monkeyflower
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 63
April 19, 2017
Au revoir to our winter trapping crews…and a crew leader
Leaving a Legacy
April 17, 2017
One of the most crucial parts to my PhD dissertation will take place long after I’m gone.
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 62
April 12, 2017
From bear hugging deer to picking up what comes out of its south side.

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...