Collaborative deer management

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Award: RES-227-25-0014
Policy and Practice Note
Project website
PI: Justin Irvine, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
Dates: 01/02/2006 - 31/12/2009
 
There are many associated costs and benefits in the management of deer. Deer management creates jobs for stalkers on forestry and sporting estates and for people in the meat industry. Deer create particular landscapes that attract tourists. However in some areas, high deer numbers cause damage to sensitive habitats, to crops and gardens and cause road traffic accidents. Therefore there are many different attitudes to deer and conflicts on how best to manage them. This research investigates how well people involved in deer management work together and how this can be improved so that the benefits are maximised whilst the costs are minimised.

Data created

Participatory GIS interviews on deer management
Transcripts of interviews conducted with deer managers following the project’s PGIS questionnaire and protocol. Interviewees were contacted by phone; map based interviews were conducted face to face, recorded digitally and transcribed.

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Data type: Qualitative
Data format: MS Word;GIS
Sample size: 10 deer managers and a workshop with 9 participants
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Data released
National level deer stakeholder interviews
In-depth face-to-face interviews with senior stakeholders of organisations involved in deer management.

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Data type: Qualitative
Data format: MS Word
Sample size: 23 stakeholders
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Data released
Case study area deer management interviews
Interviews, meetings and discussions with stakeholders in case study areas on deer management and local knowledge. Includes site photographs.

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Data type: Qualitative
Data format: MS Word
Sample size: 14 individuals in England; 9 individuals in Scotland
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Data released
Deer management choice experiments
Individual questionnaires and focus group discussions resulting from a choice experiment evening with a focus group.

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Data type: Qualitative;Quantitative
Data format: MS Excel
Sample size: 126 individuals; 10 focus groups
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Data released
Impacts of deer on vegetation
Quantitative survey of deer impact assessment on 20 woodlands

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Data type: Quantitative
Data format: MS Excel
Sample size: 20 woodlands
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Data released

Publications and outputs

Article (8)
Can improved venison markets influence culling regimes?
Brenda Mayle; D.C. MacMillan; S. Phillip
12/09/2010

Can managers inform models? : integrating local knowledge into models of red deer habitat use
R.J. Irvine; A. Turner; S. Fiorini; R. van der Wal; H. Armstrong; S. Yearley; P.C.L. White; J.E. McLeod
13/01/2010

Participatory interdisciplinarity : experiences and reflections from collaborative deer management research
Liz O"Brien; R. White
12/09/2010

Deer & global warming : how will climate change influence deer populations
R.J. Irvine; M. Broadmeadow; R.M.A. Gill; S.D. Albon
13/08/2009

Identifying conflicts and opportunities for collaboration in the management of a wildlife resource : a mixed methods approach
Zoe Austin; Piran White; Steven Yearley; Justin Irvine; Jim C.R. Smart
27/10/2010

Can economic incentives resolve conservation conflict : the case of wild deer management and habitat conservation in the Scottish Highlands
Douglas MacMillan; S. Phillip
12/09/2010

Who’s in and why? : a typology of stakeholder analysis methods for natural resource management
Mark S. Reed; C.H. Quinn; C. Prell; K. Hubacek; L.C. Stringer; H. Posthumus; N. Dandy; A. Graves; J. Morris
13/01/2010

Is legislation a barrier to the sustainable management of game species? : a case study of wild deer in Britain
Sharon Phillip; Norman Dandy; Robin Gill; Douglas C. Macmillan
13/01/2010

Newsletter (6)
Collaborative frameworks for land management : a case study of integrated Deer management
Mayle Brenda
06/11/2008

Collaborative frameworks for land management : a case study of integrated Deer management Project Newsletter 2
Mayle Brenda
06/11/2008

Collaborative frameworks in land management : a case study on integrated deer management
Brenda Mayle
13/01/2010

Collaborative frameworks for land management : a case study of integrated Deer management
Brenda Mayle
06/11/2008

Collaborative frameworks in land management : a case study on integrated Deer management
Mayle Brenda
06/11/2008

Collaborative frameworks in land management : a case study on integrated Deer management
Mayle Brenda
06/11/2008

Research summary (2)
Non-technical summary
R. Irvine; R. van der Wal; S. O"Brien; B. Mayle; R. White; E. O"Brien; P. White; H. Armstrong; D. MacMillan
27/04/2010

Non-technical summary

27/04/2010

Presentation (1)
Participation and governance in environmental policy : what do participatory methods contribute?
Steve Yearley; N/A Stefania Pizzirani, Forest Research, Norther Research Station
12/09/2010

Report (1)
Full research report
R. Irvine
27/04/2010

(1)
Collaborative frameworks in land management : a case study on integrated deer management, 2006-2009
J. Irvine; S. Yearley; J. Smart; N. Dandy; R. Gill; R. Van der Wal; P.C.L. White
23/11/2010