Research News:

Radio Collared FawnOur work was recently published in the Journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution. It turns out that survival analysis with fawns caught several days after birth (compared to fawns caught at birth) leads to overestimation of survival rates, and incorrect inference about the effects of mass at birth, age, timber harvest, sex, and year. > PDF

Sophie Gilbert and Katie Christie with a UAVOur project using drones to survey Alaskan wildlife using infrared cameras was recently in the news > Read More


a young black bear relaxes in a tree on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Sophie GIlbert.We’ll be learning about how important deer fawns are in bear diets, thanks to a generous grant from the Southeast Alaskan Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation


Where to see this research presented:

Below I’ve listed some of the professional meetings where you can find my work. If you’d like to talk about this work, either at one of these conferences or otherwise, please get in touch

July 2014: North American Conference for Conservation Biology, Missoula, MT

August 2014: The Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA

More About Our Research:

THE DEER PROJECT focuses on the effects of changing habitat and climate on Sitka black-tailed deer in Southeast Alaska by examining survival and reproduction, the key components of animal fitness and important drivers of population dynamics.
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mountainlion1ECONOMICS OF COUGAR RECOLONIZATION Cougars are recolonizing many parts of the central U.S., and are headed east. Could cougar recolonization of the east coast control over-abundant white-tailed deer populations, and so reduce economic losses, deaths, and injuries from deer-vehicle collisions? > Learn More

An Aeron Scout, a small UAV used for wildlife researchUNMANNED VEHICLES FOR IMPROVING ECOLOGY AND WILDLIFE SCIENCE (UVIEWS) Unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones, are an emerging technology with the power to transform the way we do ecological research. We are developing survey techniques for large mammals in captivity, which we plan to apply to real-world survey of wild populations within the next year. Learn More