Dr. Gino J. D’Angelo


Dr. Gino J. D’Angelo is an Assistant Professor of Deer Ecology and Management in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at University of Georgia.

Dr. D’Angelo earned his B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from the Pennsylvania State University.  While at Penn State, he lived and worked at the Penn State Deer Research Center and worked as a biological aide with the Pennsylvania Game Commission on white-tailed deer research projects.  Dr. D’Angelo earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Wildlife Ecology and Management from the University of Georgia examining multiple aspects of white-tailed deer biology.

Dr. D’Angelo is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and his career has focused on the application of science to solve real-world problems.  He worked as a wildlife biologist for 5 years with the United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services where he assisted government agencies, communities, and private landowners to resolve conflicts with wildlife, particularly overabundant white-tailed deer populations.  For 4 years, Dr. D’Angelo served as the Deer Project Leader for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources where he was responsible for conducting management and research of white-tailed deer and elk statewide.

D’Angelo’s research focuses on the ecology and management of deer species.  He and his students conduct studies aimed at improving deer population management, guiding science-driven management by state and federal agencies, mitigation of deer-human conflicts, and enhancing knowledge of deer anatomy and physiology.

He and his co-authors have published 15 peer-reviewed scientific articles, one book chapter, dozens of technical reports and species management plans, and have presented more than 75 professional and public lectures.

Selected Publications (for complete list of publications use the following link: UGA Deer Lab Publications)

D’Angelo, G. J., and M. D. Grund. 2015. Evaluating competing preferences of hunters and landowners for management of deer populations. Human-Wildlife Interactions 9:220-231.

D’Angelo, G. J., and R. J. van der Ree. 2015. Use of reflectors and auditory deterrents to prevent wildlife-vehicle collisions. Pages 213-218 in R. van der Ree, D. J. Smith, and C. Grilo, editors. Handbook of road ecology, first edition. John Wiley and Sons, Oxford, United Kingdom.

D’Angelo, G. J., W. L. Wenner, and M. S. Keegan. 2012. White-tailed deer damage management in a forested high-density residential community. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 25:277-281.

Valitzski, S. A., G. J. D’Angelo, G. R. Gallagher, D. A. Osborn, K. V. Miller, and R. J. Warren. 2009. Behavioral responses of white-tailed deer to sound emitted from a vehicle-mounted sound-production system. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:1072-1076.

D’Angelo, G. J., A. Glasser, M. Wendt, G. A. Williams, D. A. Osborn, G. R. Gallagher, R. J. Warren, K. V. Miller, and M. T. Pardue. 2008. Visual specialization of an herbivore prey species, the white-tailed deer. Canadian Journal of Zoology 86:735-743.

D’Angelo, G. J., J. C. Kilgo, C. E. Comer, C. D. Drennan, D. A. Osborn, and K. V. Miller. 2003. Effects of controlled dog hunting on the movements of female white-tailed deer. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 57:317-325.

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2152