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Deer are abundant in the DePauw Nature Park. Students and faculty members have conducted several research projects on deer.

  • Are there too many deer in a large private park in west-central Indiana? - research conducted by Vanessa Fox and numerous students from 2008 to 2011
  • Do deer avoid areas with human scent? - research conducted by Mitch Strobl '12 and Vanessa Fox during 2011-12 academic year

  • Effects of human activity on deer in the DePauw Nature Park - research conducted by Amanda Faulkenberg '13 and Caitlin Cleary '14 during fall semester 2012