Dr. Gino J. D’Angelo is an Assistant Professor of Deer Ecology and Management. Gino grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania where deer were nearly as abundant as the coal. Gino earned his B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from the Pennsylvania State University. While at Penn State, Gino lived and worked at the Penn State Deer Research Center. He served as a biological aide with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and with the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit working on various white-tailed deer research projects. Gino 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 has focused his career 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.
Dr. 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 has presented more than 75 professional and public lectures.