State Updates: Each representative gave overview of accomplishments in 2006. See full account of updates in Appendix A.
Illinois (Schauber), Iowa (Clark), Michigan (Riley, Campa), Nebraska (Hygnstrom and Vercauteren), Wisconsin (Mathews)
Six papers were identified for preparation. Of these, 4 were outlined with major questions and data sources identified (see attachment). Lead authors were identified.
During 2006, the following members will serve as leaders: Scott Hygnstrom (chair), Shawn Riley (vice-chair), Kurt Vercauteren (secretary).
All participants attended a half day field trip to DeSoto where Scott’s students presented overviews of their research and lead us on a tour of their study area.
Papers to be outlined at this meeting and lead authors:
How do doe home ranges vary with landscape complexity (habitat patch density, edge density, landscape diversity, road density, % cover type, # landowners by type – public or private)?
Predictions: Forest/wooded patch density – inverse
Edge density – inverse
Patch size - direct
Road density - inverse
Landscape diversity - inverse
Contagion - non – linear
% cover type
How do doe home ranges vary with deer density (based on state
DNR estimates), harvest intensity.
: UTM, VHF, Visual
: date, time, ID, gender, age (FYA), data source, habitat type