Roe and Red Deer in Trentino and Technology Project

Chasing roe deer made for some spectacular sightseeing This project focused on the migratory patterns of the local roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) population using radio-tracking (GPS, VHF) to locate collared animals and define sampling spots. Using a “used-available” design, we collected data on roe deer movement, feeding ecology, and pellet decay rate. We also performed vegetation phenology surveys. Further, I created roe deer migration maps suitable for a lay audience of hunters and farmers using GPS data and Google Maps Engine. I later used these to revamp the project’s website, to make it more easily accessible to the general public.

You can find out more about roe deer migratory movements in the Eastern Alps \href{}{here}.