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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Warm and Fuzzy
September 9, 2019
Nobody likes population estimates. Can technology let us see what we cannot?
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Over the river, through the woods
September 4, 2019
No one would go to grandma’s if she lived on a random transect.
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Getting Ready
August 27, 2019
Yes, it’s OK to start thinking about the hunting seasons.
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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.

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...