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H. Brian Underwood

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
426 Illick Hall
State University of New York
College of Environmental Science & Forestry
Syracuse, NY  13210

Photo of H. Brian Underwood 

Telephone: 315-470-6820

Fax: 315-470-6934

Email: HBUnderw@usgs.gov

Research Wildlife Biologist

Primary Responsibilities: 
A broad spectrum of wildlife and related research, including species population ecology and management, impact analysis and risk assessment, and natural resources policy and planning.

Education/Training: 
BS, West Virginia University, 1982, Resource Management

MS, SUNY - College of Environmental Science & Forestry, 1986, Wildlife Ecology

PhD, SUNY - College of Environmental Science & Forestry, 1990, Wildlife Ecology 

Areas of Expertise/Interest:
Population demography, abundance estimation, systems modeling
Accomplishments/Awards/Achievements: 
Patuxent Scientific Achievement Award, 3/2000
Regional Director’s Award (Northeast Region) for Natural Resources Research, National Park Service, 5/1998

Active Projects: 
The role of disturbance in the long-term viability of a coastal maritime forest fragment.

Effects of long-term fertility control on the population dynamics of free-ranging deer populations.

Using distance sampling to estimate wildlife abundance.

Selected Publications/Products: 
Page, B. D. and H. B. Underwood.  2006.  Comparing protein and energy status of winter-fed white-tailed deer. Wildl. Soc. Bull. 34(3):716–724

Underwood, H. B.  2005.  White-tailed Deer Ecology and Management on Fire Island National Seashore.  Final Report to the National Park Service, General Management Planning Team. http://www.ci.uri.edu/naccesu/Project_FIISGMP.htm

Balko, E. A. and H. B. Underwood.  2005.  Effects of forest structure and composition on food availability for Varecia variegata at Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar.  Amer. J. Primate. 66:45-70.

Porter, W. F., H. B. Underwood and J. L. Woodard. 2004.  Movement behavior, dispersal, and the potential for localized management of deer in a suburban environment.  J. Wildl. Manage.  68(2):223-2004.

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