Read the existing research on Sitka black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis) by clicking on the PDF links for the full research papers... many more links to be added soon!

Bonnot, N.C., N. Morellet, A.J.M.Hewison, J.-L. Martin, S. Benhamou, and S. Chamaillé-Jammes. 2016. Sitka black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis) adjust habitat selection and activity rhythm to the absence of predators. Canadian Journal of Zoology 94, pp. 385–394 PDF Link

Brinkman, T.J., Kofinas, G.P., Chapin III, F.S. and Person, D.K., 2007. Influence of hunter adaptability on resilience of subsistence hunting systems. Journal of Ecological Anthropology11(1), pp.58-63.  PDF Link

Brinkman, T.J., 2009. Resilience of a deer hunting system in Southeast Alaska: integrating social, ecological, and genetic dimensions. University of Alaska Fairbanks.  PDF Link

Brinkman, T.J., Chapin, T., Kofinas, G. and Person, D.K., 2009. Linking hunter knowledge with forest change to understand changing deer harvest opportunities in intensively logged landscapes. Ecology and Society14(1).   PDF Link

Brinkman et al. 2010. Effects of time and rainfall on PCR success using DNA extracted from deer fecal pellets. PDF Link

Brinkman, T.J., Person, D.K., Schwartz, M.K., Pilgrim, K.L., Colson, K.E. and Hundertmark, K.J., 2010. Individual identification of Sitka black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis) using DNA from fecal pellets. Conservation Genetics Resources2(1), pp.115-118. PDF Link

Brinkman, T.J., Person, D.K., Chapin III, F.S., Smith, W. and Hundertmark, K.J., 2011. Estimating abundance of Sitka black‐tailed deer using DNA from fecal pellets. The Journal of Wildlife Management75(1), pp.232-242.  PDF Link

Brinkman, T.J., Person, D.K., Smith, W., Chapin III, F.S., McCoy, K., Leonawicz, M. and Hundertmark, K.J., 2013. Using DNA to test the utility of pellet‐group counts as an index of deer counts. Wildlife Society Bulletin37(2), pp.444-450.   PDF Link

Bonot at al. 2016. Sitka black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis) adjust habitat selection and activity rhythm to the absence of predators. PDF Link

Colson, K.E., Brinkman, T.J., Person, D.K. and Hundertmark, K.J., 2013. Fine-scale social and spatial genetic structure in Sitka black-tailed deer. Conservation Genetics14(2), pp.439-449.  PDF Link

Gilbert, Sophie & K. Person, David & Boyce, Mark & Hundertmark, Kris. (2014). Fear, forage and fawns: Reproductive status determines response of adult female deer to bear and wolf predation risks in Southeast Alaska. Abstract Link

Gilbert, S.L., 2015. Environmental drivers of deer population dynamics and spatial selection in Southeast Alaska. University of Alaska Fairbanks.  PDF Link

Gilbert, S.L., Haynes, T., Lindberg, M.S., Albert, D., Kissling, M. and Person, D.K., 2015. Future population trends and drivers of change for Alexander Archipelago wolves on and near Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Draft report submitted to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Region7 PDF Link

Gilbert, S.L., 2016. Bald Eagle Predation on Sitka Black-Tailed Deer FawnsNorthwestern Naturalist97(1), pp.66-69.  PDF Link

Gilbert, S.L., Hundertmark, K.J., Person, D.K., Lindberg, M.S. and Boyce, M.S., 2017. Behavioral plasticity in a variable environment: snow depth and habitat interactions drive deer movement in winter. Journal of Mammalogy98(1), pp.246-259. PDf Link

Latch, E.K., Heffelfinger, J.R., Fike, J.A. and Rhodes Jr, O.E., 2009. Species‐wide phylogeography of North American mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus): cryptic glacial refugia and postglacial recolonizationMolecular Ecology18(8), pp.1730-1745. PDF Link

Latch, E.K., Reding, D.M., Heffelfinger, J.R., Alcalá‐Galván, C.H. and Rhodes Jr, O.E., 2014. Range‐wide analysis of genetic structure in a widespread, highly mobile species (Odocoileus hemionus) reveals the importance of historical biogeography. Molecular ecology23(13), pp.3171-3190.  . PDF Link

Nelson, J., D. Cottam, E. W. Holman, D. J. Lancaster, S. McCorquodale, D. K. Person. 2008. Habitat Guidelines for Black-tailed Deer: Coastal Rainforest Ecoregion. Mule Deer Working Group, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. PDF Link

Hanley, T.A. Relationships between Sitka black-tailed deer and their habitat. 1984. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW168. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 21 p. PDF Link

Hanley, T.A. Physical and chemical response of understory vegetation to deer use in southeastern Alaska. 1987. Canadian Journal of Forest Resources, 17, pp. 195-199. PDF Link

Hanley, T.A. Balancing economic development, biological conservation, and human culture: the Sitka black-tailed deer Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis as an ecological indicator. 1993. Biological Conservation, 66, pp. 61-67. PDF Link.

Hanley, T.A. Potential management of young-growth stands for understory vegetation and wildlife habitat in southeastern Alaska. 2004. Landscape and Urban Planning, 72, pp. 95-112. PDF Link.