The Deer Laboratory at Auburn University

2016

Neuman, T.J., C. H. Newbolt, S. S. Ditchkoff, and T. D. Steury.  2016.  Microsatellites reveal plasticity in reproductive success of white-tailed deer.  Journal of Mammalogy xx:1-10 (DOI:10.1093/jmammal/gyw087). PDF

 

Price Tack, J., B. S. West, C. P. McGowan, S. S. Ditchkoff, S. J. Reeves, A. C. Keever, and J. B. Grand.  AnimalFinder: A semi-automated system for animal detection in time-lapse camera images.  Ecological Informatics 36:145-151. PDF

 

Passler, T., S. S. Ditchkoff, and P. H. Walz.  2016.  Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) in White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).  Frontiers in Microbiology 7 (Article 945):1-11. PDF

 

Sullivan, J.D., S. S. Ditchkoff, B. A. Collier, C. R. Ruth, and J. B. Raglin.  2016. Movement with the moon: White-tailed deer activity and solunar events.  Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 3:225-232.  PDF

 

2014

Karns, G.R., A. M. Holland, T. D. Steury, and S. S. Ditchkoff.  2014.  Maternal life history of white-tailed deer: factors affecting fetal sex allocation, conception timing, and senescence.  Evolutionary Ecology Research 16:165-178. [PDF]

 

2013 

McCoy, J. C., S. S. Ditchkoff, J. B. Raglin, B. A. Collier, and C. Ruth.  2013.  Factors influencing survival of white-tailed deer fawns in coastal South Carolina.  Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4:280-289.  [PDF]  

 

Karns, G. R., and S. S. Ditchkoff.  2013.  Trauma-induced malformed antler development in white-tailed deer.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:832-837.  [PDF]  

 

Jackson, A. M., and S. S. Ditchkoff.  2013.  Survival estimates of white-tailed deer fawns at Fort Rucker, Alabama.  American Midland Naturalist 170:184-190.  [PDF]  

 

Collier, B. A., S. S. Ditchkoff, C. R. Ruth, and J. B. Raglin.  2013.  Spotlight surveys for white-tailed deer: monitoring panacea or exercise in futility?  Journal of Wildlife Management 77:165-171.  [PDF]

 

2012 

McCoy, J. C., and S. S. Ditchkoff.  2012.  Patterns of fecal hormones in a fenced population of white-tailed deer.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:641-646.  [PDF]  

 

Karns, G. R., and S. S. Ditchkoff.  2012.  Antler breakage patterns in white-tailed deer.  Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 66:114-119.  [PDF]  

 

Passler, T., H. L. Walz, S. S. Ditchkoff, E. van Santen, K. V. Brock, and P. H. Walz.  2012.  Distribution of bovine viral diarrhoea virus antigen in persistently infected white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).  Journal of Comparative Pathology 147:533-541.  [PDF]  

 

Passler, T., M. S. Marley, M. F. Chamorro, C. H. Newbolt, S. S. Ditchkoff, H. S. Maxwell, and P. H. Walz.  2012.  Evaluating transmission of bovine viral diarrhea virus to cattle by exposure to carcasses of persistently infected white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).  International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine 10:48-53.  [PDF]  

 

2011 

McCoy, J. C., S. S. Ditchkoff, and T. D. Steury.  2011.  Bias associated with baited camera sites for assessing population characteristics of deer.  Journal of Wildlife Management 75:472-477.  [PDF]  

 

Ditchkoff, S. S.  2011.  Anatomy and physiology.  Pages 43-73 in D. G. Hewitt (ed.).  Biology and management of white-tailed deer.  Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL.  

 

2010 

Ditchkoff, S. S., and R. L. deFreese.  2010.  Assessing fluctuating asymmetry of white-tailed deer antlers in a three-dimensional context.  Journal of Mammalogy 91:27-37.  [PDF]  

 

Passler, T., S. S. Ditchkoff, M. D. Givens, K. V. Brock, R. W. DeYoung, and P. H. Walz.  2010.  Transmission of bovine viral diarrhea virus among white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).  Veterinary Research 41:20.  [PDF]   

 

2009 

Ditchkoff, S. S., J. S. Lewis, J. C. Lin, R. B. Muntifering, and A. H. Chappelka.  2009.  Nutritive quality of highbush blackberry (Rubus argutus) exposed to tropospheric ozone.  Rangeland Ecology and Management 62:364-370.  [PDF]  

 

Newbolt, C. H., and S. S. Ditchkoff.  2009.  Effects of environmental conditions on performance of vaginal implant transmitters.  Journal of Wildlife Management 73:303-305.  [PDF]  

 

Ditchkoff, S. S., M. S. Mitchell, W. N. Gray, II, and C. W. Cook.  2009.  Temporal variation in sex allocation of white-tailed deer.  Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science 80:27-34.   [PDF]  

 

Passler, T., P. H. Walz, S. S. Ditchkoff, K. V. Brock, R. W. DeYoung, A. M. Foley, and M. D. Givens.  2009.  Cohabitation of pregnant white-tailed deer and cattle persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhea virus results in persistently infected fawns.  Veterinary Microbiology 134:362-367. [PDF]  

 

2008 

Passler, T., P. H. Walz, S. S. Ditchkoff, H. L. Walz, M. D. Givens, and K. V. Brock.  2008.  Evaluation of hunter-harvested white-tailed deer for evidence of bovine viral diarrhea virus infection in Alabama.  Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 20:79-82.  [PDF]   

 

2007 

Saalfeld, S. T., and S. S. Ditchkoff.  2007.  Survival of neonatal white-tailed deer in an exurban population.  Journal of Wildlife Management 71:940-944.  [PDF]

 

Collier, B. A., S. S. Ditchkoff, J. B. Raglin, and J. M. Smith.  2007.  Detection probability and sources of variation in white-tailed deer spotlight surveys.  Journal of Wildlife Management 71:277-281.  [PDF]  

 

Passler, T., P. H. Walz, S. S. Ditchkoff, M. D. Givens, H. S. Maxwell, and K. V. Brock.  2007.  Experimental persistent infection with bovine viral diarrhea virus in white-tailed deer.  Veterinary Microbiology 122:350-356.  [PDF]

 

Saalfeld, S. T., S. S. Ditchkoff, J. J. Ozoga, and M. S. Mitchell.  2007.  Seasonal variation in sex ratios provides developmental advantages in white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 121:412-419.  [PDF]  

 

2006 

Governo, R. M., S. M. Shea, G. Somers, and S. S. Ditchkoff.  2006.  Using mandibular tooth row length to age yearling white-tailed deer.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:345-350.  [PDF]  

 

Lewis, J. S., S. S. Ditchkoff, J. C. Lin, R. S. Muntifering, and A. H. Chappelka.  2006.  Nutritive quality of big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) and eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides) exposed to tropospheric ozone.  Rangeland Ecology and Management 59:267-274.  [PDF]  

 

Ditchkoff, S. S., S. T. Saalfeld, and C. J. Gibson.  2006.  Animal behavior in urban ecosystems: modifications due to human-induced stress.  Urban Ecosystems 9:5-12.  [PDF]   

 

2005 

Ditchkoff, S. S., J. B. Raglin, J. M. Smith, and B. A. Collier.  2005.  Capture of white-tailed deer fawns using thermal imaging technology.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:1164-1168.  [PDF]  

 

2003 

Ditchkoff, S. S., D. N. Laband, and K. Hanby.  2003.  Academic performance of transfer versus "native" students in a wildlife Bachelor of Science program.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 31:1021-1026.  [PDF]

 

2002 

Gray, William N., II, S. S. Ditchkoff, M. K. Causey, and C. W. Cook.  2002.  The yearling disadvantage in Alabama deer: effect of birth date on development.  Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 56:255-264.  [PDF]   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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