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Gino D'Angelo

Assistant Professor, Deer Ecology and Management

Contact Information

Contact Gino D'Angelo


Campus address

Warnell 3-320


B.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2001
M.S., Forest Resources, University of Georgia, 2003
Ph.D., Forest Resources, University of Georgia, 2007

Professional Experience:

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, 2007

Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, 2007-2012

Deer Project Leader, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 2012-2016


Research Areas Detail:

My research focuses on the ecology and management of deer species, primarily white-tailed deer.  I and my 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.  The UGA Deer Lab is committed to training wildlife professionals through research with direct application to management.   

Recent Citations:

Pruitt, H. P., B. B. Boley, G. J. D’Angelo, B. Murphy, and M. D. McConnell. 2020. Importance-satisfaction analysis of deer management cooperative members. Wildlife Society Bulletin:in press.

Stilwell, N. K., L. L. Clarke, E. W. Howerth, C. Kienzle-Dean, A. Fojtik, L. P. Hollander, D. Carter, D. A. Osborn, G. J. D’Angelo, K. V. Miller, D. E. Stallknecht, and M. G. Ruder. 2020. The effect of maternal antibodies on clinical response to infection with epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) fawns. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 57:in press.

Hinton, J. W., A. E. Freeman, V. St-Louis, L. Cornicelli, and G. J. D’Angelo. 2020. Habitat selection by female elk during Minnesota’s agricultural season.  Journal of Wildlife Management 84:957-967.

D’Angelo, G. J., T. J. Prebyl, D. A. Osborn, and J. P. Rosenberger. 2020. Best management practices and current status of dog-deer hunting in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 7:210-220.

Quebedeaux, K. B., A. R. Little, N. P. Nibbelink, G. J. D’Angelo, J. W. Bowers, C. H. Killmaster, and K. V. Miller. 2019. Variation in white-tailed deer antler size: the effects of age, landscape composition, and physiographic province. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 6:146-155.

D'Angelo, G. J., L. Cornicelli, C. E. Clarkson, and A. Wuenschmann. 2018. Conjoined white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) fawns. American Midland Naturalist 179:299-302

Little, A. R., G. J. D'Angelo, C. H. Killmaster, K. L. Johannsen, and K. V. Miller. 2018. Understanding deer, bear, and forest trends in the North Georgia mountains: the value of long-term data. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 5:97-105.

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., 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.

Lynch, R. P., and G. J. D’Angelo. 2012. The effect of experimental removal of single breeding pairs of resident Canada geese on small ponds historically harboring a single breeding pair in southeastern Pennsylvania. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 25:220-224. 

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., and J. T. Baccus. 2007. First record of melanistic white-tailed deer in Pennsylvania. American Midland Naturalist 157:401-403. 

D’Angelo, G. J., A. R. De Chicchis, D. A. Osborn, G. R. Gallagher, R. J. Warren, and K. V. Miller. 2007. Hearing range of white-tailed deer as determined by auditory brainstem response. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:1238-1242.    

D'Angelo, G. J., J. G. D'Angelo, G. R. Gallagher, D. A. Osborn, K. V. Miller, and  R. J. Warren. 2006. Evaluation of wildlife warning reflectors for altering white-tailed deer roadside behavior. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:1175-1183. 


Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Management

Fish and Wildlife Policy

Wildlife Physiology and Nutrition

Senior Project

Freshman Odyssey Seminar