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Incorporating radio telemetry data in tag-return studies

White-tailed deer with radiocollar

Duration

August 2010 - May 2013

Narrative

White-tailed deer have been captured and either ear-tagged with reward tags or radio collars. Because capture occurs in winter (Jan-Apr) and harvest doesn't occur until autumn, mortality between capture and harvest is estimated from radio-collared deer. We are evaluating how these data can be combined to provide more accurate and precise estimates of harvest rates.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Buderman, F. E., D. R. Diefenbach, M. J. Casalena, C. S. Rosenberry, B. D. Wallingford. 2014. Accounting for tagging-to-harvest mortality in a Brownie tag-recovery model by incorporating radio-telemetry data. Ecology and Evolution 4:1439-1450. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 

Thesis

  • Buderman, F. E. 2012. A joint Kaplan-Meier known-fate and Brownie tag-recovery model to estimate harvest and survival rates. M.S. Thesis, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.Download  | 

Presentations

  • Buderman, F. E., and D. R. Diefenbach. Improve harvest estimates using known-fate data to inform a band-recovery model. Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Conference, Manchester, NH, 17-19 April 2011.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Pennsylvania Game Commission

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