Wildlife Damage Management
Dr. Kurt VerCauteren conducts research to create novel means of managing the diseases and damage of deer and elk to protect American agriculture. Dr. VerCauteren is a Project Leader in wildlife disease at the USDA APHIS Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center. His current research involves addressing scientific questions that will lead to a better understanding of diseases of ungulates and to develop means to manage and control them. Many of his efforts are focused at the interface between free-ranging cervids and livestock.
Deer, elk, chronic wasting disease, bovine tuberculosis, wildlife damage management
Taxonomic Groups of Interest
Broad array of studies associated with ecology and management of the diseases of ungulates
Products/Techniques Developed or Tested
Certified Wildlife Biologist, The Wildlife Society
Last Modified: August 2, 2010