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Spatial analysis of large mammals to assess harvest vulnerability in relation to anthropogenic factors


August 2012 - December 2014


Successful management of large mammals is dependent upon availability of population to harvest in defined management units or season structures. Availability of the population to harvest is also dependent upon landowner distribution and hunter characteristics within management units that species occupy. The inherent changes in movements and populations size of black bear and elk coupled with landscape change and anthropogenic influences on populations requires a detailed assessment of range use and resource selection of both species in Pennsylvania. Many years of radiocollaring and monitoring has provided the necessary detailed locations needed to understand the change in distribution and use of public/private lands throughout the range of both species.


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