R. H. Giles, Jr.

Study of Factors Affecting Wildlife Law Enforcement Agent Productivity

The relationships of environmental factors, agent personal background, enforcement methods, and season with enforcement efficiency were analyzed. Three major interactions among independent variables were detected. Analysis of covariance by multiple regression indicated that methods of enforcement were more closely associated with enforcement efficiency than other categories of independent variables. Agent rank was found to be more strongly related to the dependent variable than the single most important environmental attribute (intensity of water recreation).

Energy Balance as a Criterion for Acquiring Deer Management Areas

A FORTRAN IV model of the inter- and intra-seasonal energy flow through deer populations was developed for evaluating the potential biological productivity ofland for deer. The productivity per unit cost is suggested as a means for evaluating land being considered for acquisition for deer management areas. The model uses the "Standard Deer Unit," an integration of climatic, behavior, and other factors. To characterize the energy dynamics of deer maintenance and production subjective probability estimations are made by the user of successional changes in cover and forage production....