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Fawn survival and predator abundance in Pennsylvania

Duration

May 2015 - June 2020

Narrative

Predation is the primary cause of white-tailed deer fawn mortality and is of concern to the hunting public. In this study we monitored survival and cause-specific mortality of fawns and the distribution and abundance of predators (black bear, coyote, and bobcat). The project was funded by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and conducted in collaboration with the USGS Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Gingery, T. M., D. R. Diefenbach, B. D. Wallingford, C. S. Rosenberry, M. A. Ternent, and J. B. Johnson. Temporal variation in white-tailed deer fawn survival. Submitted.
  • Gingery, T. M., D. R. Diefenbach, B. D. Wallingford, and C. S. Rosenberry. 2018. Landscape-level patterns in fawn survival across North America. 82:1003-1013 DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21456. Download  | 

Thesis

  • Gingery, T. M. 2018. Spatial and Temporal patterns in white-tailed deer fawn survival and cause-specific mortality. Thesis, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.Download  | 

Presentations

  • Gingery, T. M., D. R. Diefenbach, B. D. Wallingford, and C. S. Rosenberry. 2016. White-tailed deer fawn behavior and survival in Pennsylvania. Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society, 16 April 2016, State College, PA.
  • Gingery, T. M., D. R. Diefenbach, B. D. Wallingford, C. S. Rosenberry. White-tailed deer fawn survival in North America. Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society annual meeting, 1 April 2017, Raystown Lake, PA.
  • Gingery, T. M., D. R. Diefenbach, B. D. Wallingford, and C. S. Rosenberry. Landscape-level patterns in white-tailed deer fawn survival in North America. Annual meeting of The Wildlife Society, 27 September 2017, Albuquerque, NM.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 237

Phd Students: 141

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 250

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 645

Scientific Publications: 1878

Presentations: 4074

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Pennsylvania Game Commission

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey