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Linking resources selection to population dynamics of Mule Deer in Idaho


July 2010 - December 2015


Project goal is to test the hypothesis that mule deer population productivity is related to resource selection, and to understand the mechanisms of how the trade-off between nutritional quality of habitat and predation risk determines population growth rate and carrying capacity of a landscape.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 241

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 58

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 703

Scientific Publications: 1901

Presentations: 4321



  • Mike MitchellCo-Principal Investigator
  • Hebblewhite MarkCo-Principal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Idaho Department of Fish and Game


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