The Biology of Deer

  • Robert D. Brown

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Opening Address

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Biology of Wild Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Stephen D. Albon, Timothy H. Clutton-Brock, Rolf Langvatn
      Pages 15-21
    3. Paul R. Krausman, Bruce D. Leopold, Kurt R. Rautenstrauch, John R. Morgart, Richard C. Etchberger
      Pages 43-47
    4. Georg Schwede, Hubert Hendrichs, Christen Wemmer
      Pages 56-62
    5. Mark C. Wallace, Paul R. Krausman
      Pages 69-75
    6. Dwayne K. Paige, Kenneth J. Raedeke, Richard D. Taber
      Pages 77-77
    7. William F. Porter, Nancy E. Mathews, H. Brian Underwood, Richard W. Sage, Donald F. Behrend
      Pages 79-79
    8. Madon K. Oli, Harry A. Jacobson
      Pages 82-82
    9. Craig S. Bienz, Larry K. Dunsmoor
      Pages 84-84
    10. John H. Roese, Ken L. Risenhoover
      Pages 86-86
    11. Stephen W. Lewis, David R. Klein
      Pages 87-87
  4. Animal Health and Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. James D. Herriges Jr., Tom E. Thorne, Sandra L. Anderson
      Pages 107-112
    3. J. Frank, T. Griffin, Anthony J. Thomson, John P. Cross, Glenn S. Buchan, Colin G. Mackintosh
      Pages 120-125
    4. J. Frank, T. Griffin, John P. Cross, Glenn S. Buchan
      Pages 130-135
    5. John P. Cross, T. Griffin, Colin G. Mackintosh
      Pages 136-140
    6. Glenn Buchan, Gabrielle McCoy, Colin G. Mackintosh, J. Frank
      Pages 141-148
    7. Ludek Bartos, Pavel Rezac, Jiri Siler, Martina Buricova, Petr Ziegrosser
      Pages 149-149
    8. E. Nivin
      Pages 150-150
    9. J. F. C. Nyange, N. J. L. Gilmour, D. Buxton, Hugh W. Reid
      Pages 151-151
    10. R. Putman, H. Davidson, C. R. Goldspink
      Pages 152-152
    11. Wang Shuzhi, Cui Guoyin, Liu Qinghe, He Jingzhi, Wang Quarkai, Cheng Yeguo
      Pages 156-156
  5. Management and Behavior of Farmed Door

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 158-158
    2. Jerry C. Haigh
      Pages 159-172
    3. Anthony J. Pearse
      Pages 173-179

About these proceedings


The first International Conference on the Biology of Deer Production was held at Dunedin, New Zealand in 1983. That meeting provided, for the first time, a forum for those with interests in either wild deer management or farmed deer production to come together. Scientists, wild deer managers, domestic deer farmers, veterinarians, venison and antler product producers, and others were able to discuss common problems and to share their knowledge and experience. The relationships formed at that meeting, and the information amassed in the resulting Proceedings, sparked new endeavors in cervid research, management, and production. A great deal has taken place in the world of deer biology since 1983. Wild deer populations, although ever increasing in many areas of the world, face new hazards of habitat loss, environmental contamination, and overexploitation. Some species are closer to extinction than ever. Game managers often face political as well as biological challenges. Many more deer are now on farms, leading to greater concerns about disease control and increased needs for husbandry information. Researchers have accumulated considerable new in­ formation, some of it in areas such as biochemical genetics, not discussed in 1983.


biology genetics nutrition physiology reproduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert D. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Wildlife and FisheriesMississippi State UniversityUSA

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