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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Fishing
August 22, 2019
How long it takes to catch the big one can tell us something about how many there are
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Seekers
August 20, 2019
Wildlife are great at hiding. We need to be good at seeking.
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Sex Age Kill
August 13, 2019
Film noir masquerading as a population model
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Change and Structure
August 7, 2019
Strap in for a low speed, unthrilling ride into 2 population estimation methods
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Moving the Chains
August 5, 2019
Tackling the topic everyone loves to hate

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...