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

Staff Member

Mr. David P. Stainbrook

David Stainbrook



Before beginning my graduate research with the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, I worked as a biologist aide for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, where I trapped and VHF-collared white-tailed deer, and banded mourning doves, Canada geese, and several species of ducks. I grew up in Northwestern, PA and received my B.S. in biology from Allegheny College in 2007, with a focus in pre-veterinary science. I spend most of my free time outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking, and traveling.. My graduate research focused on evaluating wildlife population estimators and modeling habitat use, specifically with white-tailed deer. My research interests include population dynamics, ecology and management of large mammals, wildlife diseases, wildlife damage management, predator-prey dynamics, and the use of Geographical Information Systems in natural resources.

Technical Publications Publication Date
Stainbrook, D. P., and D. R. Diefenbach. 2012. Estimating white-tailed deer abundance at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NER/NRTR—2012/626. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. | Download August 2012