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  • DIefenbach, D. R., W. M. Knox, and C. S. Rosenberry. 2021. The Future of Managing Ungulate Species: White-tailed Deer as a Case Study. Pages 327-340 in K. Pope and L. Powell, editors. Harvest of fish and wildlife: new paradigms for sustainable management. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. | Download
  • Buderman, F. E., T. M. Gingery, D. R. Diefenbach, L. C. Gigliotti, D. Begley-Miller, M. E. McDill, B. D. Wallingford, C. S. Rosenberry, and P. J. Drohan. Caution is warranted when using animal space-use and movement to infer behavioral states . Animal Movement 9:30. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-021-00264-8 | Download
  • Long, E. S., D. R. Diefenbach. C. L. Lutz, B. D. Wallingford, and C. S. Rosenberry. 2021. Risky movements? Natal dispersal does not decrease survival of a large herbivore. Ecology and Evolution https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7227
  • Van Buskirk, A., C. S. Rosenberry, B. D. Wallingford, E. J. Domoto, M. E. McDill, P. Drohan, and D. R. Diefenbach. 2021. Modeling how to achieve localized areas of reduced white-tailed deer density. Ecological Modelling 442:109393 Download
  • Gingery, T. M., D. R. Diefenbach, C. E. Pritchard, D. C. Ensminger, B. D. Wallingford, and C. S. Rosenberry. 2020. Survival is negatively associated with glucocorticoids in a wild ungulate neonate. Integrative Zoology https://doi.org/10.1111/1749-4877.12499| Download
  • Michel, E. S., B. K. Strickland, S. Demarais, J. L. Belant, T. M Kautz, J. F. Duquette, D. E. Byer, Jr., M. J. Chamberlain, K. V. Miller, R. M. Shuman, J. C. Kilgo, D. R. Diefenbach, B. D. Wallingford, J. K. Vreeland, S. S. Ditchkoff, C. S. DePerno, C. E. Moorman, M. C. Chitwood, and M. A. Lashley. 2020. Relative reproductive phenology and synchrony affect neonate survival in a nonprecocial ungulate. Functional Ecology 34:2536–2547. | Download
  • Miller, W.M., C.M. Miller-Butterworth, D.R. Diefenbach, and W.D. Walter. 2020. Assessment of spatial genetic structure to identify populations at risk for infection of an emerging epizootic disease. Ecology and Evolution 10(9):3977–3990; https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6161 | Download
  • Diefenbach, D. R., G. L. Alt, B. D. Wallingford, C. S. Rosenberry, and E. S. Long. 2019. Effect of male age structure on demography and breeding behavior in white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 83:1368-1376. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21712 Download
  • Begley-Miller, D. B., D. R. Diefenbach, M. McDill, P. Drohan, C. Rosenberry, and E. Just. 2019. Soil Chemistry, not short-term (2 year) deer exclusion, explains occupancy of several understory plant taxa in forests affected by acid deposition. AoB Plants 11:1-15 https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plz044 Download
  • Rosenberry, C. S., and D. R. Diefenbach. 2019. A comparison of spatial variation of deer harvests between small and large management units in Pennsylvania. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 43:71–76; DOI: 10.1002/wsb.939| Download
  • Walter, W.D., T.S. Evans, D. Stainbrook, B.D. Wallingford, C.S. Rosenberry, and D.R. Diefenbach. 2018. Heterogeneity of a landscape influences size of home range in a North American cervid. Scientific Reports 8:14667. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-32937-7.| Download
  • Begley-Miller, D. R., D. R. Diefenbach, M. E. McDill, C. S. Rosenberry, and E. H. Just. 2018. Evaluating inter-rater reliability and statistical power of vegetation measures assessing deer impact. Forests 9:669. https://doi.org/10.3390/f9110669| Download
  • Gingery, T. M., D. R. Diefenbach, B. D. Wallingford, and C. S. Rosenberry. 2018. Landscape-level patterns in fawn survival across North America. 82:1003-1013 DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21456.| Download
  • Tucker, M. et al. 2018. Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements. Science 359:466-469. DOI: 10.1126/science.aam9712| Download
  • Wallingford, B. D., D. R. Diefenbach, E. S. Long, C. S. Rosenberry, and G. L. Alt. 2017. Biological and social outcomes of antler point restriction harvest regulations for white-tailed deer. Wildlife Monographs 196.| Download
  • Lutz, C. L., D. R. Diefenbach, C. S. Rosenberry. 2016. Proximate influences on female dispersal in white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:1218-1226 DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21106| Download
  • Lutz, C. L., D. R. Diefenbach, C. S. Rosenberry. 2015. Population density influences dispersal in female white-tailed deer. Journal of Mammalogy 96:494-501.| Download
  • Buderman, F. E., D. R. Diefenbach, C. S. Rosenberry, B. D. Wallingford, and E. S. Long. 2014. Effect of hunter selectivity on harvest rates of radio-collared white-tailed deer in Pennsylvania. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:1456-465.| Download
  • Diefenbach, D. R., T. Wagner and G. E. Stauffer. 2014. Setting Objectives for Managing Key Deer. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series FWS/CSS-106-2014,Washington, D.C.| Download
  • Robinson, K. F., D. R. Diefenbach, A. K. Fuller, J. E. Hurst, and C. S. Rosenberry. 2014. Can managers compensate for coyote predation of white-tailed deer? Journal of Wildlife Management 78:571–579.| Download
  • Buderman, F. E., D. R. Diefenbach, M. J. Casalena, C. S. Rosenberry, B. D. Wallingford. 2014. Accounting for tagging-to-harvest mortality in a Brownie tag-recovery model by incorporating radio-telemetry data. Ecology and Evolution 4:1439-1450. | Download
  • Norton, A. S., D. R. Diefenbach, C. S. Rosenberry, and B. D. Wallingford. 2013. Incorporating Harvest Rates into the Sex-Age-Kill Model for White-tailed Deer. Journal of Wildlife Management. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:606-615.| Download
  • Norton, A. S., D. R. Diefenbach, B. D. Wallingford, C. S. Rosenberry. 2012. Spatio-Temporal Variation in Male White-Tailed Deer Harvest Rates in Pennsylvania: Implications for Estimating Abundance. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:136-143. | Download
  • Wagner, T., D.R. Diefenbach, A.S. Norton, and S.A. Christensen. 2011. Using multilevel models to quantify heterogeneity in resource selection. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:1788-1796. | Download
  • Rosenberry, C. S., A. S. Norton, D. R. Diefenbach, J. T. Fleegle, and B. D. Wallingford. 2011. White-tailed deer population trends and age ratios as herd management and predator impact measures in Pennsylvania. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35:461-468.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., and S. M. Shea. 2011. Managing white-tailed deer: eastern North America. Pages 481-500 in D. G. Hewitt, editor. Biology and Management of White-tailed Deer. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
  • Long, E. S., D. R. Diefenbach, B. D. Wallingford, C. S. Rosenberry. 2010. Influence of Roads, Rivers, and Mountains on Natal Dispersal of White-tailed Deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1242-1249.
  • Millspaugh, J. J., J. R. Skalski, R. L. Townsend, D. R. Diefenbach, M. S. Boyce, L. P. Hansen, and K. Kammermeyer. 2009. An evaluation of Sex-Age-Kill (SAK) model performance. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:442-451.
  • Rosenberry, C. S., E. S. Long, H. M. Hassel-Finnegan, V. P. Buonaccorsi, D. R. Diefenbach, and B. D. Wallingford. 2009. Lack of mother–offspring relationships in white-tailed deer capture groups. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:357-361.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., E. S. Long, C. S. Rosenberry, B. D. Wallingford, and D. R. Smith. 2008. Modeling the distribution of dispersal distances in male white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1296-1303.
  • Long, E. S., D. R. Diefenbach, C. S. Rosenberry, and B. D. Wallingford. 2008. Multiple proximate and ultimate causes of natal dispersal in white-tailed deer. Behavioral Ecology 19:1235-1242 doi:10. 1093/beheco/arn082.
  • Stedman, R. C., P. Bhandari, A. E. Luloff, D. R. Diefenbach, and J. C. Finley. 2008. Deer hunting on Pennsylvania’s public and private lands: a two-tiered system of hunters? Human Dimensions of Wildlife 13:222-233.
  • Bhandari, P., R. C. Stedman, A. E. Luloff, J. C. Finley, and D. R. Diefenbach. 2006. Effort versus motivation: factors affecting antlered and antlerless deer harvest success in Pennsylvania. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 11:423-436.