Our publications reflect our commitment to understanding human-wildlife conflicts.
The focus is diverse, yet aligned with our expertise in wildlife management.

Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Anthony DeNicola


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Manuscripts In Print (linked files are for personal use only)                                 


Bertrand, M. R., A. J. DeNicola, S. R. Beissinger, and R. K. Swihart. 1996.  Effects of

parturition on home-ranges and social affiliations of female white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 60:899-909.


Boulanger, J. R., P. D. Curtis, E. G. Cooch, and A. J. DeNicola. 2012. Sterilization as an

alternative deer control technique. Human-­‐Wildlife Interactions. 6(2):273-­‐282.


Cleveland, C. A., A. DeNicola, J.P. Dubey, D.E. Hill, R. D. Berghaus, and M. J. Yabsley. 2017. Survey for select

pathogens in wild pigs (Sus scrofa) from Guam, Marianna Islands, USA. Veterinary Microbiology.  205:22-25.


Cleveland, C. A., Swanepoel, L., Box, E. K., DeNicola, A., and M. J. Yabsley. 2019. Rickettsia species in ticks

collected from wild pigs (Sus scrofa) and Philippine deer (Rusa marianna) on Guam, Marianna Islands, USA. Acta Tropica. DOI information: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.03.010.


Daniels, T. J., R. C. Falco, E. E. McHugh, J. Vellozzi, T. Boccia, A. J. DeNicola, J. M. Pound,

J. A. Miller, J. E. George, and D. Fish. 2009. Acaricidal treatment of white-­‐tailed deer to control  Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in a New York Lyme disease-­‐endemic community. Vector-­‐Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 9:381-­‐387.

DeNicola, A. J., D. Etter, and T. Almendinger. 2008. Demographics of non-hunted white-tailed populations in suburban areas.

Human-Wildlife Conflicts.  2:102-109.


DeNicola, A. J., and V. L. DeNicola. 2020. Surgical sterilization as a management technique in suburban deer populations. Wildlife Society Bulletin. In review.


DeNicola, A. J., D. J. Kesler, and R. K. Swihart. 1997. Dose determination and efficacy of remotely delivered norgestomet implants

on contraception in white-tailed deer. Zoo Biology 16:31-37.


DeNicola, A. J., D. J. Kesler, and R. K. Swihart. 1997. Remotely delivered prostaglandin F2a implants terminate pregnancy in

white-tailed deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 25:527-531.


DeNicola, A. J., and R. K. Swihart. 1997. Capture-induced stress in white-tailed deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 25:500-503.


DeNicola, A. J., R. K. Swihart, and S. R. Beissinger. 1992. Testing secondary metabolites of plants as deer repellents. Transactions

of the Northeast Section of the Wildlife Society 48:120-125.


DeNicola, A. J., D. J. Kesler, and R. K. Swihart. 1996. Ballistics of a bio bullet delivery system. Wildlife Society Bulletin 24:301-305.


DeNicola A. J., D. S. Miller, V. L. DeNicola, R. E. Meyer, and J. Gambino. 2019. Assessment of humaneness using gunshot targeting the brain and cervical spine

for cervid depopulation under field conditions. PLOS ONE. 


DeNicola, A. J., R. K. Swihart, and D. J. Kesler. 1996. The effect of remotely delivered gonadotropin formulations on reproductive

function of white-tailed deer. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 22:847-850.


DeNicola, A. J., K. C. VerCauteren, P. D. Curtis and S. E. Hyngstrom. 2000. Managing White-tailed deer in Suburban Environments:

A Technical Guide. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University. 52pp.


DeNicola, A. J., S. J. Weber, C. A. Bridges, and J. L. Stokes. 1997. Nontraditional techniques for management of overabundant

deer populations. Wildlife Society Bulletin 25:496-499.


DeNicola, A. J., and S. C. Williams. 2008. Sharpshooting suburban white-tailed deer reduces deer-vehicle collisions. Human-

Wildlife Conflicts 2:28-33.

Evans, C. S., DeNicola, A. J., Eisemann, J. D., Eckery, D. C., and R. J. Warren. 2015. Administering GonaConTM to white-tailed deer via hand-injection vs. syringe-

dart. Human-Wildlife Interactions 9:265-272.


Evans, C. S., DeNicola, A. J., and R. J. Warren. 2016. Immunocontraceptive vaccines or surgical sterilization for deer? A question of effort and efficacy. Wildlife

Society Bulletin 40:593-598.


Gagnier, G., I. Laurion, and A. J. DeNicola. 2020. Control and Surveillance Operations to Prevent

Chronic Wasting Disease Establishment in Free-Ranging White-Tailed Deer in Québec, Canada.  Animals 10:283; doi:10.3390/ani10020283.


Gionfriddo, J. P., A. J. DeNicola, L. A. Miller, and K. A. Fagerstone. 2011. Efficacy of GnRH immunocontraception of wild white-­‐

tailed deer in New Jersey. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 35:142-­‐148.


Gionfriddo, J. P., A. J. DeNicola, L. A. Miller, and K. A. Fagerstone. 2011. Health effects of GnRH immunocontraception of wild

white-­tailed deer in New Jersey. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 35:149-­‐160.

Hampton, J. O., J. M. Arnemo, R. Barnsley, M. Cattet, P. Daoust, A. J. DeNicola, G. Eccles, D. Fletcher, L. Hinds, R. Hunt, T. Portas, S. Stokke, B. Warburton, and C.

Wimpenny. 2020. Animal welfare testing for ballistic techniques. Wildlife Research. Submitted.


Hampton, J. O., D. M. Forsyth, and A. J. DeNicola. 2020. Assessment of Lead-Free .22 LR Bullets for Shooting European Rabbits. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 1–6;

DOI: 10.1002/wsb.1127.


Hanson, C. C., T. J. Hall, A. J. DeNicola, S. Silander, B. S. Keitt, and K. J. Campbell. 2019. Rhesus macaque eradication to restore the ecological integrity of

Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge, Puerto Rico. In C.R. Veitch, M.N. Clout, A.R. Martin, J.C. Russell and C.J. West (eds.). Island invasives: scaling up to meet the challenge, pp. 249–255. Occasional Paper SSC no. 62. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.


Kenny, D. E., A. J. DeNicola, S. Amgalanbaatar, Z. Namshir, G. Wingard, and R.P. Reading. 2008. Successful field capture

techniques for free-ranging argali sheep (Ovis ammon) in Mongolia. Zoo Biology.  0:1-8.


Kesler, D. J., D. T. Bechtol, and A. J. DeNicola. 1998. Administration of pharmaceuticals and vaccines via remote delivery in

biodegradable, needle-less implants. Large Animal Practice.


Kilpatrick, H. J., A. J. DeNicola, and M. E. Ellingwood. 1996. Comparison of standard and transmitter-equipped darts for capturing

white-tailed deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 24:306-310.


Kilpatrick, H. J., S. M. Spohr, and A. J. DeNicola. 1997. Darting urban deer: techniques and technology. Wildlife Society Bulletin



Magnarelli, L. A., A. J. DeNicola, K. C. Stafford III, and J. F. Anderson. 1995. Borrelia Burgdorferi in an urban environment: white-

tailed deer with infected ticks and antibodies. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 33:541-544.


Mehrpad, S., C. A. Cleveland, A. J. DeNicola, J. P. Dubey, and M. J. Yabsley. 2018. Survey for select pathogens in Philippine deer (Rusa marianna) from Guam, Marianna

Islands, USA.  Veterinary Parasitology.  Submitted.


Morrison, S. A., A. J. DeNicola, K. Walker, D. Dewey, L. Laughrin, R. Wolstenholme, and N. Macdonald. 2014. An irruption

interrupted: Eradication of wild turkey from Santa Cruz Island, California. Oryx. In Press.


O’Donnell, M. A., and A. J.  DeNicola. 2006. Den site selection of lactating female raccoons following removal and exclusion from

suburban residences.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:366-370.


Reading R.P., S. Amgalanbaatar, D. Kenny, A. J. DeNicola, and E. Tuguldur. 2007. Siberian Ibex (Capra sibirica) Home Ranges in

Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia: Preliminary Findings. Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 2007 Vol. 5: 29-37.


Reading, R. P., S. Amgalanbaatar, D. Kenny, Yo. Onon, Z. Namshir, and A. DeNicola.  2003.  Argali ecology in Ikh Nartiin Chuluu

Nature Reserve: Preliminary Findings.  Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 1:3-14.


Reading, R. P., S. Amgalanbaatar, G. J. Wingard, D. Kenny, and A. DeNicola. 2005.  Ecology of argali in Ikh Nartiin Chuluu,

Dornogobi Aimag. Erforschung Biologischer Resourcen der Mongolei (Halle/Saale) 9:77-89.


Reading, R.P., D. Kenny, S. Amgalanbaatar, A. J. DeNicola, and G. Wingard. 2009. Argali Lamb (Ovis ammon) morphometric

measurements and survivorship in Mongolia. Mammalia. 73(2):  


Stafford, K. C., III, A. J. DeNicola, and L. A. Magnarelli. 1996. Presence of Ixodiphagus hookeri (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in two

Connecticut populations of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 33:183-188.


Stafford, K. C., III, A. J. DeNicola, J. M. Pound, J. A. Miller, and J. E. George. 2006. Topical treatment of white-tailed deer with an

acaricide for the control of  Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in a Connecticut Lyme borreliosis hyperendemic community. Journal of Medical Entomology.


Stafford, K. C., III, A. J. DeNicola, and H. J. Kilpatrick. 2003. Reduced abundance of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) and the tick

parasitoid Ixodiphagus hookeri (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) with reduction of white- tailed deer. Journal of Medical Entomology 40:642-652.


Swihart, R. K., and A. J. DeNicola. 1995. Modeling the impacts of contraceptives on populations of white-tailed deer. Pages 151-

163 in J. McAninch, ed. Urban deer - a manageable resource? North Central Chapter of The Wildlife Society.


Swihart, R. K., and A. J. DeNicola. 1997. Public involvement, science, management, and the overabundance of deer: Can we avoid

a hostage crisis? Wildlife Society Bulletin 25:382-387.


Swihart, R. K., P. M. Picone, A. J. DeNicola, and L. Cornicelli. 1995. Ecology of urban and suburban white-tailed deer. Pages 35-

44 in J. McAninch, ed. Urban deer - a manageable resource? North Central Chapter of The Wildlife Society.


Swihart, R. K., H.P. Weeks, Jr., A.L. Easter-Pilcher, and A. J. DeNicola. 1998. Nutritional condition and fertility of white-tailed deer

(Odocoileus virginianus) from areas with contrasting histories of hunting. Canadian Journal of Zoology 76:1932-1941.


Tufts, D. M., M. C. VanAcker, M. P. Fernandez, A. DeNicola, A. Egizi, and M. Diuk-Wasser. 2019. Emergence of Haemaphysalis longicornis on Staten Island, NY: tick

distribution, host-seeking phenology, host, and habitat associations. Emerging Infectious Diseases. Volume 25: April.


Williams S. C., and A. J. DeNicola. 2001. Spatial movements in response to baiting female white-tailed deer. Proceedings of the

Ninth Wildlife Damage Management Conference. State College, Pennsylvania.


Williams S. C., and A. J. DeNicola. 2005. Home range increase of lactating female white-tailed deer following herd reduction.

Northeast Wildlife 57:29-38.


Williams, S. C., A. J. DeNicola, T. Almendinger, and J. Maddock. 2013. Evaluation of organized hunting as a management

technique for overabundant white-­‐tailed deer in suburban landscapes. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:137-­‐145.


Williams, S. C., A. J. DeNicola, and I. M. Ortega. 2008. Behavioral responses of white-tailed deer subjected to lethal management.

Canadian Journal of Zoology 86:1358-1366.