The Deer Initiative

KTP Associate Research Officer, Dr Suzanne Richardson, Appointed by DI.


Published date: 07/09/2017

It is increasingly recognised that the environmental impacts of deer need to be managed on a landscape scale. The Deer Initiative works with stakeholders to ensure the delivery of sustainable deer populations throughout the country and have initiated a collaborative research project with the University of Hull and Newcastle University within a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).

Dr Suzanne Richardson joined the Deer Initiative on the 1st September 2017 in her post as Research Officer. She is tasked with developing a decision support tool using ‘big data’ on deer population size and structure and their environmental impacts, to aid collaborative decision making about deer management. Suzanne will then embed the tool within an adaptive management package suitable for use by non-specialists. 

Dr Suzanne Richardson is a conservation research scientist with over twelve years of experience, designing, conducting and managing research projects for diverse conservation issues. Suzanne has extensive field-work, data handling and analysis experience and has co-authored ten peer-review publications with a recent publication in Current Biology. 

The project will be based at the Deer Initiative’s headquarters in Chirk with time also spent in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Hull and the School of Biology at Newcastle University.

For more details on this project please contact

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