Defining deer overabundance and threats to forest communities: From individual plants to landscape structure

@article{Augustine2003DefiningDO,
  title={Defining deer overabundance and threats to forest communities: From individual plants to landscape structure},
  author={David J. Augustine and David Decalesta},
  journal={{\'E}coscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={10},
  pages={472 - 486}
}
Abstract Changes in habitat and reduction in predation and hunting pressure are two primary causes of high-density populations of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in many areas of eastern North America. Despite increasing recognition of the major effects deer exert on forest communities, deciding when deer are overabundant remains a major challenge to managers charged with conserving native plant communities. In this context, we define overabundance as a condition where deer are… 
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