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Scientists and graduate students associated with the Patton Center for Deer Research are committed to conducting research relevant to free-ranging white-tailed deer in southern Texas and northern Mexico. This research seeks to increase understanding of white-tailed deer ecology and thereby increase the effectiveness of deer management. Scientists at the Institute are committed to promoting habitat management and conservation because of its importance to deer and all other wildlife.


Stuart W. Stedman Chair for White-tailed Deer Research
Research Scientist and Assistant Professor
Leroy G. Denman, Jr. Endowed Director of Wildlife Research
Executive Director
Research Scientist and Professor Emeritus
Research Scientist and Professor
Research Scientist and Professor Emeritus
Jo and Bruce Gunn Endowed Director of Veterinary Technology
Wildlife Veterinarian and Professor
Meadows Professor in Semiarid Land Ecology
Research Scientist and Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor of Research
Assistant Professor of Research
Assistant Professor of Research

Graduate Students

Behavioral Responses of White-tailed Deer to Heat Stress
Estimating White-Tailed Deer Population Sizes Using Drones
Foraging Ecology and Population Parameters of Unmanaged White-tailed Deer in Southern Texas
Evaluating a Forage Based Supplemental Feed for White-Tailed Deer
Behavioral Response of White-tailed Deer to Thermal Stress
Population Reduction of White-Tailed Deer for the Management of Cattle Fever Ticks in South Texas
Effects of water quality and availability on the consumption of pelleted feed in white-tailed deer
Effect of Deer Density on Antler Growth
Influence of Agriculture on Mule Deer Movement Survival in the Texas Panhandle
Habitat Restoration of Hixon Ranch
The Interaction between Mule Deer Spatial Ecology & CWD Epidemiology
Resource Selection and Maternal Investment of a Long-lived Herbivore
Peaceful Forest