Dave Kramer

Dave Kramer is currently a Ph.D. student working on determining the direct and indirect effects of deer browsing and landscape structure on forest regeneration in the Allegheny National Forest and Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative, located in northwestern Pennsylvania. Prior to attending UGA, Dave conducted his M.S. research on the effects of hydraulic mulching and logging on herbaceous communities and mule deer habitat selection in Raton, New Mexcio at the NRA Whittington Center. Dave has also conducted research in Costa Rica and Kenya and worked as a biologist aide for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. His research interests include Big Game Ecology, Predator-Prey Dynamics and Wildlife-Habitat Relationships.

Current Project: Multi-Scale Effects of Landscape Heterogeneity and Forest Management on Ungulate Browsing

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

  • Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology and Management (ongoing)

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

  • Master of Science (MS) in Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management (2012)

Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA

  • B.A. Animal Biotechnology and Conservation  (2009)


In Review: Kramer, D., G. Sorensen, C. Taylor, R. Cox, P. Gipson, and J. Cain. 2014. Ungulate exclusion, conifer thinning and mule deer forage in northeastern New Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments.

In Review: Crawford, B. A., Kramer, D. W., and Hinton, J. W. 2014. Attitudes toward advocating science: implications for students. Journal of Wildlife Management.


 Taylor, C.A., G.E. Sorensen, D.W. Kramer, P.S. Gipson, M.C. Wallace, R.D. Cox.  Dam-Fawn Behaviour Following Parturition In Mule Deer, Odocoileus Heminionus, Across Treated And Untreated Habitat Types. Society for Range Management 67th Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show; February 8-13, 2014. Orlando, Florida.

Kramer, D., A. Royo, S. Stout, N. Nibbelink, and K. Miller. The Effects of Landscape Heterogeneity and Ungulate Density on Understory Vegetation in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Presentation at: Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Wildlife Society; 2013 Oct 5 to Oct 10; Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kramer, D., C. Taylor, G. Sorenson, R. Cox, P. Gipson, and J. Cain. The Effects of Thinning and Ungulate Exclusion on Conifer Understory Vegetation and Key Mule Deer Forage Species in Northeastern New Mexico, USA. Presentation at: Proceedings of the 98th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America; 2013 Aug 4 to Aug 9; Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Contact Information:
UGA Deer Lab/Spatial Analysis Lab
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
180 East Green Street
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2152