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Plateau Deer Herbivory Study Published in Forests

Our study examining the impact of deer herbivory on the Cumberland Plateau has been published in the journal Forests. We found that ncreasing white-tailed deer populations have led to changes in plant community composition and structure due to their herbivory patterns across the landscape. The study is the first to examine deer herbivory on the southern Cumberland Plateau and will serve as important resource for forest management and conservation in the region. ‌The project began as the honor thesis research of Meg Armistead (C’14 Ecology and Biodiversity). In the summer of 2012, Meg worked with Dr. Evans to measure sapling density and patterns of herbivory in 45 transects across the plate

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Jonathan P. Evans

Spencer Hall 153

931-598-1304

jon.evans@sewanee.edu

 

Plant Ecology & Conservation Lab

Department of Biology

University of the South

735 University Avenue

Sewanee, TN 37383

Sewanee Herbarium

Spencer Hall 171

931-598-3346