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Often derided as pests, deer and elk can help young Douglas-fir trees under some conditions

December 5, 2019

Long considered pests by forest managers, deer and elk can help Douglas-fir seedlings thrive under certain vegetation management…
Deer, invasive earthworms gang up to damage forested areas

May 7, 2019

An overpopulation of whitetailed deer is contributing to the spread of invasive earthworms—a newly discovered link to understanding…
Return of the wolves: How deer escape tactics help save their lives

March 6, 2019

As gray wolves continue to make a strong comeback in Washington state, their presence can’t help but impact…
Scientists unearth soil property that combats chronic wasting disease

December 19, 2018

Scientists at the University of Alberta have discovered a property in soil that can help reduce the spread…
New atlas charts the epic migrations of deer, elk and antelope

November 28, 2018

A six-year collaboration between cartographers from the University of Oregon and wildlife biologists from the University of Wyoming…
Genes behind rapid deer antler growth, hardening identified

November 9, 2018

Stanford scientists and their collaborators have identified two key genes responsible for the rapid growth of deer antlers.…
White-Tailed Deer: A Potential Host for Rift Valley Fever

September 27, 2018

Rift Valley Fever (RVF), an infectious viral disease, poses a significant threat to livestock and human health in…
Conjoined deer fawns offer UGA researcher glimpse into rare wildlife deformity

May 10, 2018

A Minnesota mushroom hunter on the prowl for some fungi stumbled across an unbelievable find: two deer fawns…
CWD prions discovered in soil near Wisconsin mineral licks for the first time

May 9, 2018

New research out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison has, for the first time, detected prions responsible for chronic…
NIH study finds no chronic wasting disease transmissibility in macaques

May 2, 2018

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) did not cross the species barrier to infect cynomolgus macaque monkeys during a lengthy…
Zombie Deer Scare Human and Animal Health Officials

April 17, 2018

Gaunt, stuporous zombie-like deer are stumbling through the American wilderness. Not a product of Hollywood’s imagination, these animals…
Migrating Mule Deer Track ‘Green Waves’ of Spring Forage

May 11, 2017

Migratory mule deer in Wyoming closely time their movements to track the spring green-up, providing evidence of an…
Migrating mule deer track “green waves” of spring forage

May 4, 2017

Migratory mule deer in Wyoming closely time their movements to track the spring green-up, providing evidence of an…
Beyond eating: Indirectly, deer change the landscape

February 7, 2017

It is widely known that the white-tailed deer is a nonstop eater. Unless it is sleeping or fleeing…
Four Questions: Rudolph and Those Reindeer Games

December 16, 2016

Donner, Dasher, Blitzen … they’re the animal stars of the holidays, but what do we know about the…
Larger brain size linked to longer life in deer

December 15, 2016

The size of a female animals’ brain may determine whether they live longer and have more healthy offspring,…
Research to focus on how deer respond to changes in moon phase, weather

March 17, 2015

There seems to be a lot of common wisdom that exists when it comes to whitetails, such as,…
Biodiversity conservation is defeated by deer

December 4, 2014

Not in all cases where nature and biodiversity conservation is intended, species protection is the outcome. The ambitious…
Never-before-seen insights into deer movement offered on research website

November 6, 2014

Two years into a study of factors influencing forest regeneration in Pennsylvania, researchers in Penn State’s College of…
Hamster-sized deer born in Spain

April 30, 2014

A Java mouse-deer cub, one of the world’s smallest hoofed animals, at the Fuengirola Biopark, near Malaga on…
Eagle vs. deer

September 24, 2013

A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers in the Russian Far East photographed something far…
Resurgence of endangered deer in Patagonian ‘Eden’ highlights conservation success

April 23, 2013

The Huemul, a species of deer found only in the Latin American region of Patagonia, is bouncing back…
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