Associate Professor

217 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Dr
Madison WI 53706

Ph: 608/265-3280

Email: trvandeelen[at]wisc[dot]edu

 

 

Lab Website

Expertise

Wildlife ecology

Education

Degree Institution Major Field Granted
BS Calvin College,
Grand Rapids, MI
Biology 1988
MS University of Montana,
Missoula, MT
Wildlife Biology
Thesis: Dispersal patterns of juvenile beavers in western Montana.
1991
Ph.D Michigan State University,
East Lansing, MI
Wildlife Ecology
Dissertation: Seasonal Migrations and Mortality of White-tailed deer in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
1995

Experience

2/01 - 10/04: Natural Resource Scientist, Advanced - Bureau of Integrated Sciences, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

9/00 - 8/01: Associate Professional Scientist (Forest Wildlife Ecologist) - Center for Wildlife Ecology, Illinois Natural History Survey. (75% appointment); Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois (25% appointment)

2/98 - 8/00:Assistant Professional Scientist (Forest Wildlife Ecologist) - Center for Wildlife Ecology, Illinois Natural History Survey. (75% appointment); Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois (25% appointment)

7/95 - 2/98: Assistant Professional Scientist (Forest Wildlife Ecologist) - Center for Wildlife Ecology, Illinois Natural History Survey.; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois

9/91 - 5/95: Research Assistant - Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University.

6/91 - 9/91: Biological Technician - USDA Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Missoula MT.

8/88 - 6/91: Graduate Research Assistant - Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, University of Montana, Missoula MT.

5/87 - 8/88: Student Intern - Connecticut Audubon Society, Fairfield CT.

Publications

Larkin, R. P., T. R. Van Deelen, R. M. Sabick, T. E. Gosselink, and R. E. Warner. 2003. Electronic signaling for prompt removal of an animal from a trap. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31:392-398.

Lavin*, S. R., T. R. Van Deelen, P. W. Brown, S. H. Ambrose, and R. E. Warner. 2003. Prey use of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in urban and rural areas of Illinois. Canadian Journal of Zoology 81:1070-1082.

D. O. Joly, C. A. Ribic, J. A. Langenberg, K. Beheler, C. A. Batha, B. J. Dhuey, R. E. Rolley, G. Bartelt, T. R. Van Deelen, and M. D. Samuel. 2003. Chronic wasting disease in free-ranging Wisconsin white-tailed deer. Emerging Infectious Diseases 5:599-601.

Van Deelen, T. R., and D. R. Etter. 2003. Effort and the functional response of deer hunters. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 8:97-109.

Gosselink*, T. E., T. R. Van Deelen, R. E. Warner, and M. J. Joselyn. 2003. Temporal habitat partitioning and spatial use of coyotes and red foxes in east-cental Illinois. Journal of Wildlife Management 67:90-103.

Van Deelen, T. R., J. D. Parrish, and E. J. Heske. 2002. A Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) from Central Illinois. Southwestern Naturalist: 47:489-491.

Etter*, D. E., K. M. Hollis, T. R. Van Deelen, D. R. Ludwig, J. E. Chelsvig, C. L. Anchor, and R. E. Warner. 2002. Survival and movements of white-tailed deer in suburban Chicago, Illinois. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 55: 500-510.

Piccolo*, B. P., T. R. Van Deelen, D. R. Etter, K. M. Hollis, R. E. Warner, and C. Anchor. 2001. Variation of white-tailed deer home ranges in fragmented urban habitats around Chicago Illinois. Proceedings of the 9th eastern wildlife damage conference.

Etter*, D. R., T. R. Van Deelen, D. R. Ludwig, K. M. Hollis, J. E. Chelsvig, and R. E. Warner. 2001. Overabundant deer, better management through research. Proceedings of the 9th eastern wildlife damage conference.

Van Deelen, T. R., K. M. Hollis, C. Anchor, and D. R. Etter. 2000. Sex affects age determination and wear of molariform teeth in white-tailed deer. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 64:1076-1083.

Etter*, D. R., T. R. Van Deelen, D. R. Ludwig, S. N. Kobal, and R. E. Warner. 2001. Management of white-tailed deer in Chicago Illinois Forest Preserves. pages 190-196 in T. P. Salmon and A. C. Crabb (Editors). Proceedings of the 19th Vertebrate Pest Conference. University of California, Davis.

Van Deelen, T. R. 2000. Simulation modeling to evaluate the restoration of an elk population to Southern Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois Academy of Science, 93:47-61.

Xie, J., H. R. Hill, S. R. Winterstein, H. Campa III, R. V. Doepker, T. R. Van Deelen, and J. Liu. 1999. The white-tailed deer management options model (DeerMOM): design, quantification, and application. Ecological Modeling 124:121-130.

Van Deelen, T. R. 1999. Deer-cedar interactions during a period of mild winters: implications for conservation of conifer swamp deeryards in the Great Lakes region. Natural Areas Journal 19:263-274.

Seymour, D. L., and T. R. Van Deelen. 1998. Unusual eye vibrissae on a White-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus and other pelage anomalies from upper Michigan. Canadian Field-Naturalist 112:343.

Van Deelen, T. R., H. Campa, J. B. Haufler, and M. Hamady. 1998. Migration and seasonal range dynamics of deer using adjacent deeryards in northern Michigan. The Journal of Wildlife Management 62:205-213.

Van Deelen, T. R., L. B. McKinney, M. G. Joselyn, and J. B. Buhnerkempe. 1997. Can we restore elk to southern Illinois?: the use of existing digital land cover data to evaluate potential habitat. Wildlife Society Bulletin 25: 886-894.

Van Deelen, T. R., H. Campa III, J. B. Haufler, and P. D. Thompson. 1997. Mortality patterns of white-tailed deer in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Journal of Wildlife Management 61: 903-910.

Van Deelen, T. R., H. Campa III, M. Hamady, and J. B. Haufler. 1996. Longevity in wild white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) does. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 110: 630-633.

Van Deelen, T. R., K. S. Pregitzer, and J. B. Haufler. 1996. A comparison of presettlement and present-day forests in two northern Michigan deeryards. American Midland Naturalist 135: 187-194.

Van Deelen, T. R., and D. H. Pletscher. 1996. Dispersal characteristics of two-year old beavers (Castor canadensis) in western Montana. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 110: 318-321.

Van Deelen, T. R. 1994. A field technique for aging live beavers (Castor canadensis). Canadian Field-Naturalist. 108:361-363.

Graduate Students

Karl Malcolm, M.S. (Tim Van Deelen)
"Expansion of black bear populations into agricultural regions of Wisconsin"

In an effort to better understand black bear dispersal patterns, particularly in a patchy, heterogeneous landscape such as the Central Forest-Agriculture interface, we are tracking the dispersal of yearling bears using GPS collars. An improved understanding of how habitat availability and environmental cues shape dispersal and emigration can have predictive implications for determining the future expansion of black bears, as well as the corresponding population growth, and potential increases in bear conflicts with humans.

 

Lizzy Berkley, M.S. (Tim Van Deelen)
"Spatial variation in diet of Great Lakes Wolves using quantitative fatty acid analysis"

 

David MacFarland, Ph.D. (Tim Van Deelen)
"Spatial models of human/black bear interactions"

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