Conservation of Populations, Species, and Ecosystems
I am interested in exploring the intersection of movement and disease ecology in white-
tailed deer as it relates to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). To examine these factors in
my research I rely heavily on creating statistical models of animal movement using R.
Through this research I will examine the behavioral forces that shape white-tailed deer
home ranges. We plan to use these models to help managers create tools to better
predict future CWD hotspots on the landscape.