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Dispersal of female white-tailed deer in Pennsylvania


January 2010 - May 2012


Characteristics of dispersal of female white-tailed are not well studied because females exhibit a high degree of philopatry to natal home ranges. However, dispersal does occur and can be over long distances (>30 miles). We will use data on radio-collared female deer since 2005 to study dispersal rates, timing, and distances in Pennsylvania. In addition, we will investigate how dispersal may be influenced by landscape characteristics.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



Funding Agencies

  • Pennsylvania Game Commission


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey