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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Hurry Up!
July 12, 2019
It's a scary world out there. Best to stick close to mom.
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Causing a Crash
June 23, 2019
Mother Nature can be quite harsh. How do deer respond to her curveballs?
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Armor or Ornament
June 12, 2019
Do antlers serve to win battles or babes?
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Happy Feet
June 5, 2019
How far are those tiny feet taking them?
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The invasion begins...
May 31, 2019
We are in the midst of an imperial raid!

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...