Vickie DeNicola

UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Trento (C3A)

My name is Vickie DeNicola and I am from East Haddam, CT, USA. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy.

I am currently a PhD student at C3A, Centre for Agriculture, Food, and Environment, FEM and University of Trento. My research topic focus is movement ecology in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). I am using biologging data to assess the movement behavior in a local suburban deer population treated with fertility control. I will conduct my research in two areas of New York, USA. The aim of this research is to understand the potential impacts of various non-lethal fertility control methods on behavior. This understanding is critical in shaping management plans and immunocontraceptive vaccine research.

Project title: Movement behavior effects of an intensive white-tailed deer vasectomy program in Staten Island, NY, USA

Supervisor : Dr. Francesca Cagnacci