Population Parameters in White-tailed Deer
Kevin Lovasik is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Range and Wildlife Science at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute within Texas A&M University – Kingsville. He is advised by Dr. Michael Cherry and focuses his research on the predator-prey dynamics of coyotes and white-tailed deer. Cause-specific mortality and survival analyses in relation to population dynamics will be investigated. He is also interested in the movement ecology of predators and their prey.
Kevin graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Within his major he focused on the wildlife option and also received a minor in Forest Ecosystems. During his undergraduate studies, Kevin gained experience working in captive white-tailed deer facilities and working in the forestry division of the state. After graduating, Kevin worked in Michigan on a white-tailed deer trail camera study and with the East Foundation as a range ecology technician.