EUropean ROe DEER is an open, bottom-up scientific network based on knowledge and data sharing to investigate the spatial ecology of European deer in their different habitats and management regimes

Since 2012, Vectronic Aeropsace GmbH is the official sponsor for EURODEER. Vectronic supports activities and spatial database development and maintenance, showing to strongly believe in the potential of animal-borne information for science.

EURODEER is part of EUROMAMMALS, an umbrella project that coordinates the different species-specific EURO* projects. It promotes inter-species projects and connects with other projects for larger collaborative science initiatives.


Bright-Ross J., Peters W., Ossi F., Moorcroft P., Cordano E., Eccel E., Bianchini F., Ramanzin M., Cagnacci F. 2021 Climate change and anthropogenic food manipulation interact in shifting the distribution of a large herbivore at its altitudinal range limit. Scientific Report. 10.1038/s41598-021-86720-2
Gehr B., Bonnot N., Heurich M., Cagnacci F., Ciuti S., Hewison M., Gaillard J.-M., Ranc N., Premier J., Vogt K., Hofer E., Ruser A., Vimercati E., Keller L. Stay home, stay safe - site familiarity reduces predation risk in a large herbivore in two contrasting study sites. Journal of Animal Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13202
Bonnot N., Couriot O., Berger A., Cagnacci F., Ciuti S., De Groeve J., Gehr B., Heurich M., Kjellander P., Kroeschel M., Morellet N., Soennischen L., Hewison M.  Fear of the dark? Contrasting impacts of humans vs lynx on diel activity of roe deer across Europe. Journal of Animal Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13161

Hewison A. J. M., Gaillard, J-M Morellet N., Cagnacci F., Debeffe L., Cargnelutti B., Gehr B., Kröschel M., Heurich M., Coulon A., Kjellander P., Börger L., Focardi S. Sex differences in condition-dependence of natal dispersal in a large herbivore: dispersal propensity and distance are decoupled. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.2947

Couriot O., Hewison A.J.M., Said S., Cagnacci F., Chamaillé-Jammes S., Linnel J.D.C., Mysterud A., Peters W., Urbano F., Heurich M., Kjellander P., Nicoloso S., Berger A., Sustr P., Kroeschel M., Soennichsen L., Sandfort R., Gehr B., Morellet N. 2018. Truly sedentary? The multi-range tactic as a response to resource heterogeneity and unpredictability in a large herbivore. Oecologia. DOI 10.1007/s00442-018-4131-5

Peters W., Hebblewhite,M., Mysterud A., Spitz D., Focardi S., Urbano F., Morellet N., Heurich M., Kjellander P., Linnell J. D. C., Cagnacci F. 2017. Migration in geographic and ecological space by a large herbivore. Ecological Monographs 87(2): 297-320. DOI 10.1002/ecm.1250.

Ossi F., Gaillard J.M., Hebblewhite M., Morellet N., Ranc N., Sandfort R., Kroechel M., Kjellander P., Mysterud A., Linnell J.D.C., Heurich M., Soennischen L., Sustr P., Berger A., Rocca M., Urbano F., Cagnacci F. 2016. Plastic response by a small cervid to ad-libitum supplemental feeding in winter across a wide environmental gradient. Ecosphere 8(1): e01629. DOI 10.1002/ecs2.1629.

Cagnacci F., Focardi S., Ghisla A., van Moorter B., Merrill E., Gurarie E., Heurich M., Mysterud A., Linnell J.D.C., Panzacchi M., May R., Nygård T., Rolandsen C., Hebblewhite M. 2016. How many routes lead to migration? Comparison of methods to assess and characterise migratory movements. Journal of Animal Ecology 85(1): 54-68. DOI 10.1111/1365-2656.12449

Debeffe L., Focardi S., Bonenfant C., Hewison A.J.M., Morellet N., Vanpé C., Heurich M., Kjellander P., Linnell J.D.C., Mysterud A., Pellerin M., Sustr P., Urbano F., Cagnacci F. 2014. A one night stand? Reproductive excursions of female roe deer as a breeding dispersal tactic. Oecologia 176(2), 431-443. DOI 10.1007/s00442-014-3021-8

Morellet N., Bonenfant C., Börger L., Ossi F., Cagnacci F., Heurich M., Kjellander P., Linnell J.D.C., Nicoloso S., Pavel S., Urbano F., Mysterud A. 2013. Seasonality, weather, and climate affect home range size in roe deer across a wide latitudinal gradient within Europe. Journal of Animal Ecology 82: 1326–1339. DOI 10.1111/1365-2656.12105

Cagnacci F., Focardi S., Hewison A.J.M., Morellet N., Heurich M., Stache A., Kjellander P., Linnell J.D.C., Mysterud A., Neteler M., Delucchi L., Ossi F., Urbano F. 2011. Partial migration in roe deer: migratory and resident tactics are end points of a behavioural gradient determined by ecological factors. Oikos 120: 1790–1802. DOI 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19441.x