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Pinedale Mule Deer Condition (PAPA)

Duration

July 2012 - June 2015

Narrative

The number of mule deer that winter on the Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA) has declined in the past decade, coincident with general declines of mule deer observed throughout much of the West. It has been challenging for wildlife managers to disentangle the multitude of factors that have potentially contributed to reduced productivity, survival, and overall abundance of PAPA deer. Proposed factors include drought, altered plant phenology, winter severity, and altered habitat conditions associated with development activity. Our objective is to evaluate the relative contributions of environmental (e.g. drought, disturbance, winter severity) and intrinsic (e.g. age, recruitment status) influences on nutritional condition, reproduction, and survival of mule deer that winter in the PAPA.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 100

Masters Students: 237

Phd Students: 155

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 246

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 714

Scientific Publications: 1979

Presentations: 4410

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey