Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Pennsylvania
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Pennsylvania Staff Member


Danielle Begley-Miller

Danielle Begley-Miller

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Phone: (814) 865 - 2180
Email: dfb5098@psu.edu

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Education

  • MS Wright State University 2013
  • BA Miami University 2011

Biography

I graduated with my MS in June of 2013 from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. My previous research focused on the impacts of white-tailed deer herbivory on forest understory plant communities in Northern Wisconsin. I'm now in the co-op unit working on The-Deer Forest Study with Duane Diefenbach in pursuit of my PhD in Wildlife. I'm excited about the DFS and its potential to answer much needed questions about the influences of other factors (in combination with deer browsing) on forest vegetation.

Research Interest

white-tailed deer, vegetation dynamics, plant-herbivore interactions, habitat filtering

Research Publications Publication Date
Begley-Miller, D. R., D. R. Diefenbach, M. E. McDill, C. S. Rosenberry, and E. H. Just. 2018. Evaluating inter-rater reliability and statistical power of vegetation measures assessing deer impact. Forests 9:669. https://doi.org/10.3390/f9110669 | Download October 2018
Begley-Miller, D. B., D. R. Diefenbach, M. McDill, P. Drohan, C. Rosenberry, and E. Just. 2019. Soil Chemistry, not short-term (2 year) deer exclusion, explains occupancy of several understory plant taxa in forests affected by acid deposition. AoB Plants 11:1-15 https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plz044 | Download August 2019
Presentations Presentation Date
Begley-Miller, D. R., D. R. Diefenbach, M. E. McDill, C. S. Rosenberry, and E. Just. Soil chemistry and interspecific competition influence understory forest composition in central Pennsylvania: Implications for wildlife. 2018 Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, State College, PA. March 2018
Begley-Miller, D. R., D. R. Diefenbach, M. E. McDill, C. S. Rosenberry, and E. Just. Soil Chemistry and Interspecific competition influence understory forest composition in central Pennsylvania: implications for wildlife. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, 7-11 October 2018, Cleveland, OH, USA. October 2018
Begley-Miller, D. R., D. R. Diefenbach, M. E. McDill, C. S. Rosenberry, and E. Just. Evaluation of Short-term (3 Year) Understory Plant Community Responses to Deer Exclusion, Herbicide, and Lime Application in Central Pennsylvania. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, 5-10 August 2018, New Orleans, LA, USA. August 2018
Begley-Miller, D. R., D. R. Diefenbach, M. E. McDill, C. S. Rosenberry, and E. Just. 2017. Soil chemistry and its effect on central Pennsylvania's forest wildlife habitat. Annual meeting of The Wildlife Society, 27 September 2017, Albuquerque, NM. September 2017
Begley-Miller, D. R., D. R. Diefenbach, M. E. McDill, C. S. Rosenberry, and E. Just. 2016. Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Understanding Forest Habitat in the Context of Deer, Soil Chemistry, and Competing Vegetation. Annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society, 16 April 2016, State College, PA. April 2016
Begley-Miller, D. R., D. R. Diefenbach, M. E. McDill, C. S. Rosenberry, E. Just. Soil Chemistry and its Effect on the Occupancy of Understory Plant Species. Presented at Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society annual meeting, 1 April 2017, Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania. April 2017