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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Interrupted wood fern - B. Derr
Veg Crew Adventures - 5
August 16, 2017
Fishers and hornets and snakes and slopes
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Wandering in the Moonlight
August 14, 2017
Have you ever wondered if deer tend to wander around the forest more when the moon is full?
Fawn on southern study area (click for larger image)
Deer Crew Diaries - Entry 79
August 10, 2017
Fawn monitoring, fawn mortalities, bear capture, and (of course) vehicle repair.
Milk Vampires
August 9, 2017
Zapping the life force from their creators!
Image courtesy Coty Soult
Our Very First Podcast!
August 7, 2017
We were recently invited to participate in a podcast with The Open Air Project.

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...