Population Parameters in White-tailed Deer
Miranda Hopper is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Range and Wildlife Management at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute within Texas A&M University – Kingsville. She is advised by Dr. Michael Cherry, and her research focuses on resource selection and maternal investment of white-tailed deer in the fawning season. Specifically, she will be investigating how the maternal female’s behavioral response to landscape attributes, such as predation risk and forage quality, affect fawn survival.
In 2021, Miranda received a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife with an emphasis in wildlife sciences from the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Before moving to Texas, Miranda worked with white-tailed deer in captive research settings and in the Appalachian Mountains studying fawn survival. She is broadly interested in reproductive, behavioral, and spatial ecology.