Nebraska researcher helps untangle history of fallow deer

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by June 20, 2024

For two decades, Nebraska’s Sophia Perdikaris has been helping decipher the origins and global distribution of fallow deer.

An environmental archaeologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Perdikaris maintains a research station on the Caribbean island of Barbuda where, despite the species’ status as national animal and cultural emblem, the fallow deer population could face extinction as a result of over-hunting and massive environmental destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017.

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