The Deer Laboratory at Auburn University
 Jace Elliott Jace Elliott
M.S. Candidate
B.S.C.B., University of Wisconsin
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Jace is examining the efficacy and risks associated with translocating captive white-tailed deer by tracking post-release survival and recruitment of adult does in a semi-wild environment. His research aims to provide insight to landowners and property managers interested in purchasing pen-raised deer to supplement or improve their deer herd.
Monet Gomes Monet Gomes
Ph.D. Candidate
M.S., Auburn University
B.S.,California State University, Fresno
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Monet’s research investigates lifetime reproductive strategies and fitness in White-tailed deer at the Auburn Captive Deer Facility.
Matt McDonough Matt McDonough
M.S. Candidate
B.S., St. Lawrence University
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Matt is investigating how white-tailed deer and eastern wild turkey populations respond to the removal of invasive wild pigs. His research aims to provide insight into the future management of wild pigs and their ecological impacts.
Dylan Stewart Dylan Stewart
M.S. Candidate
B.S., University of Arizona
A.S., Arizona Western College
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Dylan’s research investigates how various combinations and intensities of commercial thinning, prescribed fire, and herbicide use effect white-tailed deer and Northern Bobwhite habitat within loblolly pine plantations. Specifically, his research provides a foundation on which landowners can make informed management decisions that can maximize timber revenue, wildlife habitat, and game abundance on their property.
Tristan Swartout Tristan Swartout
M.S. Candidate
B.S., Michigan State University
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Tristan is researching female white-tailed deer reproduction in regards to female mate choice and lifetime reproductive success.

Last modified: October 15, 2020