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Christopher DePerno

Christopher S. DePerno

Professor

Education:
B.S. – Central Michigan University (1990)
M.S. – Purdue University (1994)
Ph.D. – South Dakota State University (1998)


Research Interests:

Population ecology and management of big game species and predators; habitat use and selection of big game species and predators; interactions of predators and prey, and sexual segregation and resource partitioning in ungulates; animal damage and wildlife education.


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Courses:
FW 221 - Principles Conservation of Natural Resources
FW 485 - Natural Resource Advocacy
FW 311 - Wildlife Inventory and Management
FW 313 - Mountain Wildlife Ecology and Management

FW 610 – Special Topics Graduate Course


Contact:

NC State University

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

Turner House, Box 7646

Raleigh, NC  27695-7646

Tel: 919 513-7559 (office)

Tel: 919 334-8935 (cell)

Fax: 919 515-5110

E-mail: chris_deperno@ncsu.edu

 

Publications

  • Jacques, C. N., Jenks, J. A., Grovenburg, T. W., Klaver, R. W., & Deperno, C. S. (2014). Incorporating detection probability into northern Great Plains pronghorn population estimates. Journal of Wildlife Management, 78(1), 164-174.
    Publication type: Article
  • Bowling, S. A., Moorman, C. E., Deperno, C. S., & Gardner, B. (2014). Influence of landscape composition on Northern Bobwhite population response to field border establishment. Journal of Wildlife Management, 78(1), 93-100.
    Publication type: Article
  • Lashley, M. A., Chitwood, M. C., Prince, A., Elfelt, M. B., Kilburg, E. L., DePerno, C. S., & Moorman, C. E. (2014). Subtle effects of a managed fire regime: A case study in the longleaf pine ecosystem. Ecological Indicators, 38, 212-217.
    Publication type: Article
  • Lashley, M. A., Chitwood, M. C., Biggerstaff, M. T., Morina, D. L., Moorman, C. E., & DePerno, C. S. (2014). White-tailed deer vigilance: The influence of social and environmental factors. PLoS One, 9(3).
    Publication type: Article
  • Charles-Smith, L. E., Rutledge, M. E., Meek, C. J., Baine, K., Massey, E., Ellsaesser, L. N., DePerno, C. S., Moorman, C. E., & Degernes, L. A. (2014). Hematologic parameters and hemoparasites of nonmigratory Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) from Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 28(1), 16-23.
    Publication type: Article
  • Porter, K. M., DePerno, C. S., Krings, A., Krachey, M., & Braham, R. (2014). Vegetative impact of feral horses, feral pigs, and white-tailed deer on the currituck national wildlife refuge, North Carolina. Castanea, 79(1), 8-17.
    Publication type: Article
  • Hernandez, S. M., Galbreath, B., Riddle, D. F., Moore, A. P., Palamar, M. B., Levy, M. G., DePerno, C. S., Correa, M. T., Yabsley, M. J. (2013). Baylisascaris procyonis in raccoons (Procyon lotor) from North Carolina and current status of the parasite in the USA. Parasitology Research, 112(2), 693-698.
    Publication type: Article
  • Rutledge, M. E., Siletzky, R. M., Gu, W. M., Degernes, L. A., Moorman, C. E., DePerno, C. S., & Kathariou, S. (2013). Characterization of campylobacter from resident Canada geese in an urban environment. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 49(1), 1-9.
    Publication type: Article
  • Grovenburg, T. W., Jacques, C. N., Klaver, R. W., DePerno, C. S., Lehman, C. P., Brinkman, T. J., Robling, K. A., Rupp, S. P., & Jenks, J. A. (2013). Effects of plant phenology and vertical height on accuracy of radiotelemetry locations. Wildlife Biology, 19(1), 30-40.
    Publication type: Article
  • Chitwood, M. C., Maggi, R. G., Kennedy-Stoskopf, S., Toliver, M., & DePerno, C. S. (2013). Bartonella vinsonii subsp berkhoffii in free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 49(2), 468-470.
    Publication type: Article
  • Blackman, E. B., DePerno, C. S., Moorman, C. E., & Peterson, M. N. (2013). Use of crop fields and forest by wintering American woodcock. Southeastern Naturalist, 12(1), 85-92.
    Publication type: Article
  • Rockhill, A. P., DePerno, C. S., & Powell, R. A. (2013). The effect of illumination and time of day on movements of bobcats (Lynx rufus). PLoS One, 8(7).
    Publication type: Article
  • Palamar, M. B., Peterson, M. N., Deperno, C. S., & Correa, M. T. (2013). Assessing rabies knowledge and perceptions among ethnic minorities in Greensboro, North Carolina. Journal of Wildlife Management, 77(7), 1321-1326.
    Publication type: Article
  • Chitwood, M. C., DePerno, C. S., Flowers, J. R., & Kennedy-Stoskopf, S. (2013). Physiological condition of female white-tailed deer in a nutrient-deficient habitat type. Southeastern Naturalist, 12(2), 307-316.
    Publication type: Article
  • Becker, S., Moorman, C., DePerno, C., & Simons, T. (2013). Quantifiable long-term monitoring on parks and nature preserves. Southeastern Naturalist, 12(2), 339-352.
    Publication type: Article
  • Maggi, R. G., Chitwood, M. C., Kennedy-Stoskopf, S., & DePerno, C. S. (2013). Novel hemotropic Mycoplasma species in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 36(6), 607-611.
    Publication type: Article
  • Blackman, E. B., Deperno, C. S., Heiniger, R. W., Krachey, M. J., Moorman, C. E., & Peterson, M. N. (2012). Effects of crop field characteristics on nocturnal winter use by American woodcock. Journal of Wildlife Management, 76(3), 528-533.
    Publication type: Article
  • Sandfoss, M. R., DePerno, C. S., Betsill, C. W., Palamar, M. B., Erickson, G., & Kennedy-Stoskopf, S. (2012). A serosurvey for Brucella suis, classical swine fever virus, porcine circovirus type 2, and pseudorabies virus in feral swine (Sus scrofa) of Eastern North Carolina. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 48(2), 462-466.
    Publication type: Article
  • Raybuck, A. L., Moorman, C. E., Greenberg, C. H., DePerno, C. S., Gross, K., Simon, D. M., & Warburton, G. S. (2012). Short-term response of small mammals following oak regeneration silviculture treatments. Forest Ecology and Management, 274, 10-16.
    Publication type: Article
  • Monteith, K. L., Monteith, K. B., Delger, J. A., Schmitz, L. E., Brinkman, T. J., Deperno, C. S., & Jenks, J. A. (2012). Immobilization of white-tailed deer with telazol, ketamine, and xylazine, and evaluation of antagonists. Journal of Wildlife Management, 76(7), 1412-1419.
    Publication type: Article
  • Sherrill, B. L., Snider, A. G., Kennedy-Stoskopf, S., & DePerno, C. S. (2012). Survey of zoonotic pathogens in white-tailed deer on Bald Head Island, North Carolina. Southeastern Naturalist, 11(3), 529-533.
    Publication type: Article
  • Golden, K. E., Peterson, M. N., DePerno, C. S., Bardon, R. E., & Moorman, C. E. (2012). Factors shaping private landowner engagement in wildlife management. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 29.
    Publication type: Article
  • Grovenburg, T. W., Swanson, C. C., Jacques, C. N., Klaver, R. W., Brinkman, T. J., Burris, B. M., Deperno, C. S., & Jenks, J. A. (2011). Survival of white-tailed deer neonates in Minnesota and South Dakota. Journal of Wildlife Management, 75(1), 213-220.
    Publication type: Article
  • Grovenburg, T. W., Swanson, C. C., Jacques, C. N., Deperno, C. S., Klaver, R. W., & Jenks, J. A. (2011). Female white-tailed deer survival across ecoregions in Minnesota and South Dakota. American Midland Naturalist, 165(2), 426-435.
    Publication type: Article
  • Sandfoss, M., DePerno, C., Patton, S., Flowers, J., & Kennedy-Stoskopf, S. (2011). Prevalence of antibody to toxoplasma gondii and trichinella spp. in feral pigs (Sus scrofa) of eastern North Carolina. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 47(2), 338-343.
    Publication type: Article
  • Stringer, E. M., Kennedy-Stoskopf, S., Chitwood, M. C., Thompson, J. R., & DePerno, C. S. (2011). Hypehrkalemia in free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 47(2), 307-313.
    Publication type: Article
  • Beard, A. W., Maggi, R. G., Kennedy-Stoskopf, S., Cherry, N. A., Sandfoss, M. R., DePerno, C. S., & Breitschwerdt, E. B. (2011). Bartonella spp. in feral pigs, Southeastern United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17(5), 893-895.
    Publication type: Article
  • Grovenburg, T. W., Jacques, C. N., Klaver, R. W., DePerno, C. S., Brinkman, T. J., Swanson, C. C., & Jenks, J. A. (2011). Influence of landscape characteristics on migration strategies of white-tailed deer. Journal of Mammalogy, 92(3), 534-543.
    Publication type: Article
  • Turner, M. M., Rockhill, A. P., Deperno, C. S., Jenks, J. A., Klaver, R. W., Jarding, A. R., Grovenburg, T. W., & Pollock, K. H. (2011). Evaluating the effect of predators on white-tailed deer: Movement and diet of coyotes. Journal of Wildlife Management, 75(4), 905-912.
    Publication type: Article
  • Thakur, S., Sandfoss, M., Kennedy-Stoskopf, S., & DePerno, C. S. (2011). Detection of clostridium difficile and salmonella in feral swine population in North Carolina. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 47(3), 774-776.
    Publication type: Article
  • Rockhill, A. P., Chinnadurai, S. K., Powell, R. A., & DePerno, C. S. (2011). A comparison of two field chemical immobilization techniques for bobcats (Lynx rufus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 42(4), 580-585.
    Publication type: Article
  • Golden, K. E., DePerno, C. S., Moorman, C. E., Peterson, N., & Bardon, R. E. (2011). Predicting North Carolina landowner participation and interest in wildlife related fee access. (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, ) (pp. 21-26).
    Publication type: Conference paper
  • Ayers, C. R., Moorman, C. E., Deperno, C. S., Yelverton, F. H., & Wang, H. J. (2010). Effects of mowing on anthraquinone for deterrence of Canada Geese. Journal of Wildlife Management, 74(8), 1863-1868.
    Publication type: Article
  • Kleist, A. M., Moorman, C. E., DePerno, C. S., & Bardon, R. E. (2010). Opportunities for planned county-based wildlife programming. Journal of Extension, 48(2).
    Publication type: Article
  • Peterson, M. N., Rockhill, A., & DePerno, C. S. (2009). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In J. B. Callicott & R. Frodeman (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA; Gale Cengage Learning.
    Publication type: Chapter
  • Karns, G. R., Lancia, R. A., DePerno, C. S., Conner, M. C., & Stoskopf, M. K. (2009). Intracranial abscessation as a natural mortality factor for adult male white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Kent County, Maryland, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 45(1), 196-200.
    Publication type: Article
  • Hutchens, S., & DePerno, C. (2009). Measuring species diversity to determine land-use effects on reptile and amphibian assemblages. Amphibia-reptilia, 30(1), 81-88.
    Publication type: Article
  • Hutchens, S. J., & DePerno, C. S. (2009). Efficacy of sampling techniques for determining species richness estimates of reptiles and amphibians. Wildlife Biology, 15(2), 113-122.
    Publication type: Article
  • Jacques, C. N., Jenks, J. A., DePerno, C. S., Sievers, J. D., Grovenburg, T. W., Swanson, C. S., Brinkman, T. J., & Stillings, B. A. (2009). Evaluating ungulate mortality associated with helicopter net-gun captures in the Northern Great Plains. Forest Ecology and Management, 73(8).
    Publication type: Article
  • Jacques, C. N., Jenks, J. A., Deperno, C. S., Sievers, J. D., Grovenburg, T. W., Brinkman, T. J., Swanson, C. C., & Stillings, B. A. (2009). Evaluating ungulate mortality associated with helicopter net-gun captures in the northern great plains. Journal of Wildlife Management, 73(8), 1282-1291.
    Publication type: Article
  • Wolf, K. N., DePerno, C. S., Jenks, J. A., Stoskopf, M. K., Kennedy-Stoskopf, S., Swanson, C. C., Brinkman, T. J., Osborn, R. G., & Tardiff, J. A. (2008). Selenium status and antibodies to selected pathogens in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in southern Minnesota. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 44(1), 181-187.
    Publication type: Article
  • Klaver, R. W., Jenks, J. A., Deperno, C. S., & Griffin, S. L. (2008). Associating seasonal range characteristics with survival of female white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management, 72(2), 343-353.
    Publication type: Article
  • DePerno, C., Matthews, C., Pollock, K., & Woodward, D. (2008). Visible implant fluorescent elastomer: A reliable marking alternative for snakes. Herpetological Review, 39(3), 301-303.
    Publication type: Article
  • Swanson, C. C., Jenks, J. A., DePerno, C. S., Klaver, R. W., Osborn, R. G., & Tardiff, J. A. (2008). Does the use of vaginal-implant transmitters affect neonate. Wildlife Biology, 13.
    Publication type: Article
  • Sivamani, S., Turner, M., & DePerno, C. (2008). Perspectives on tiger conservation in India: A comparison of local and global viewpoints. Undergraduate Research Journal of North Carolina State University, 4, 24-33.
    Publication type: Article
  • Gorman, T. A., McMillan, B. R., Erb, J. D., DePerno, C. S., & Martin, D. J. (2008). Survival and cause-specific mortality of a protected population of river otters in Minnesota. American Midland Naturalist, 159, 98-109.
    Publication type: Article
  • Gibbs, M. C., Jenks, J. A., Deperno, C. S., Sowell, B. F., & Jenkins, K. J. (2004). Cervid forage utilization in noncommercially thinned ponderosa pine forests. Journal of Range Management, 57(5), 435-441.
    Publication type: Article