Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Robert Foster, Willard Cockrill, Wayne Hoffman

Degree Program

Department of Geography and Geology

Degree Type

Master of Science


Many of the facets of fallow deer introduction to the United States have previously received considerable attention. Significant factors concerning naturalization have been studied in part, but no previous attempt has been made to investigate the range of this animal nor to compare the various habitats into which it has been introduced with its native land. This study was undertaken for that purpose. An attempt was made to investigate naturalization on the basis of herd growth in a given environment. Climate, vegetation and topography for certain study sites were compared with the same features in the native range. The results show the wide range of adaptability of this interesting animal.


Geography | Physical and Environmental Geography | Social and Behavioral Sciences