DeerFriendly is a not for profit research project supporting deer management, research, and deer 

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rehabilitation. Advertising on the site helps pay for website expenses.  Information collected on the site is organized by state and topic to help people with an interest in deer find the latest information.  This searchable collection of information is also used to support deer research, examples below.

Research Director: Kent Webb, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.E., University of Pennsylvania.  If you have useful deer information  please send it for review to be be posted on this site.  You can also send comments to: kentwebb@deerfriendly.com

The name for this site comes from a Game&Fish article, Deer-Friendly Forests, written by Dave Smith, a veteran wildlife biologist in California, that explains why recent forest management practices and the lack of "cleansing wildfires" have contributed to a long-term decline of the habitat that supports the deer population and other species in California.

Deer Research

Deer Herd Management Using the Internet:  A Comparative Study of California Targeted by Data Mining the Internet” [PDF] G. Kent Webb (2013) Issues in Information Systems Volume 14, Issue 2.  pp. 156-165

Deer Management Research Using the Internet:  Analysis of Deer-Vehicle Collisions and a Survey of Current Deer Management Issues” [Powerpoint file] presentation to the Western Section of the Wildlife Society, January, 2013

"Predicting Risk of Deer-Vehicle Collisions Using a Social Media-Based Geographic Information System" [PDF] G. Kent Webb (2012) Issues in Information Systems Volume 13, Issue 2. pp. 170-181.

"Internet Survey of Current Deer Management Issues" [Powerpoint file] presentation to the 2012 Annual Conference of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society.

Designing and Building a Knowledge Warehouse Oriented, Public Decision Support Site Using Free Google Tools: An Analysis and Case Application to Deer Management” [PDF]  G. Kent Webb (2011)  Issues in Information Systems.  Volume XII, No. 1. pp. 280-290.

“A Case-Based Decision Analysis of Urban Deer Management Strategies,” presentation to the 2011 International Wildlife Management and Planning Conference. Powerpoint file, PDF file

“Social Management Networks: Analysis of Postings in Facebook Groups Related to Wildlife Management and Prospects for Data Collection,” [PDF] G. Kent Webb (2010) Issues in Information Systems, Volume XI, No. 1, pp. 473 – 482.

Survey of wildlife management science decision making objectives and methods,” presentation to the Wildlife Society 17th Annual Conference (2010).



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