PHD Candidate, Chloe Wright, from the University of British Columbia, returns to present a webinar on SIMDeer – How habitat use impacts mule deer survival in south central BC.
Chloe’s presentation will provide an update on the collaring portion of the SIMdeer project from winter 2022/23 and also share new results in which she explored the relationship between adult, 6-month-old fawn, and neonate habitat use and their probability of survival.
The Southern Interior Mule Deer (SIMdeer) project is studying mule deer across 30,000 square kilometers of the southern Interior to better understand changes in the population, their health, movements, and predators. The study has collared hundreds of mule deer neonates, fawns and does, and has amassed millions of images from hundreds of cameras in the summer and winter ranges of the region’s mule deer population.
This webinar is a must for those interested in learning more about the factors affecting mule deer population.