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Survival rates and causes of mortality for black-tailed deer and mule deer in Oregon.

Duration

January 2013 - June 2015

Narrative

Both black-tailed deer and mule deer provide important hunting opportunities and associated economic benefits to the state of Oregon. Perceived declines in both species have highlighted the need for a better understanding of the factors affecting population dynamics of these species in Oregon. Long-term data collection on black-tailed deer in southwestern Oregon and mule deer in eastern Oregon has resulted in extensive telemetry data set for a large number of individuals over 6-7 years. This project seeks to analyze these retrospective data to gain a better understanding of the factors influencing survival, home range size and movements of black-tailed deer in southwestern Oregon and mule deer in eastern Oregon.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Schuyler, E.M., K.M. Dugger, and D.H. Jackson. 2018. Effects of Distribution, Behavior, and Climate on Mule Deer Survival. Journal of Wildlife Management 000:000-000, DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21558

Thesis

  • Groot, K. A. 2015. Historic survival rates and cause-specific mortality for Columbian Black-tailed deer in Southwest Oregon. M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University, 93pp.
  • Mulligan, E. M. 2015. Survival rates and cause-specific mortality for mule deer in South-Central Oregon. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 87pp.

Presentations

  • Groot, K.A., K.M. Dugger, and D.H. Jackson. 2014. THE EFFECTS OF MIGRATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL VARIATION ON SURVIVAL RATES AND CAUSE-SPECIFIC MORTALITY FOR COLUMBIAN BLACK-TAILED DEER IN OREGON. 21st Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, October 25-30, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 100

Masters Students: 236

Phd Students: 155

Post Docs: 57

University Staff: 246

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 712

Scientific Publications: 1967

Presentations: 4396

 

Personnel

  • Katie DuggerPrincipal Investigator
  • Kevyn GrootStudent
  • Elizabeth MulliganStudent

Funding Agencies

  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey