Home / Information & Advice / Deer Biology, Ecology and Behaviour Deer Biology, Ecology & BehaviourDeer are a fascinating part of the UK's wildlife. On this page you can view a range of topics related to their biology, ecology and behaviour. Photo by: WildMediaLEARN MORE UNDERSTANDING DEER Each of our 6 UK deer species have biological features, ecological traits and behaviours unique to them. A deep understanding of these attributes can lead to unique, but safe, encounters with them, sometimes at very close quarters.Whether you’re a keen deer photographer or working in deer management, an excellent knowledge of deer biology, ecology and behaviour is key to success in your field. SPECIES ATTRIBUTES ANTLER CYCLES THE DEER RUT DEER WINTER DEATHS DEER MYTHBUSTERS WHY MANAGE DEER? DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT DEER BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY OR BEHAVIOUR? If you can’t find the answer on our website to a question you have about deer biology, ecology or behaviour then why not use our free and unique educational tool: Ask A BDS expert? Ask A BDS Deer Expert Our science section also includes some interesting research projects related to deer biology, ecology and behaviour. View past research projects PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP EDUCATING & INSPIRING EVERYONE ABOUT DEER FOR FREE If you have found our free resources about deer in the UK useful then we’d really appreciate your support in helping us keep them free for all! How can you support our work? By joining as a member for as little as £5/month By making a donation Make a donation LATEST NEWS Surveillance for Coronaviruses in Wildlife The British Deer Society is asking its members and supporters to assist with a surveillance study looking into coronaviruses in wildlife. This study aims to support the development of diagnostic tests, aid future surveillance, and improve preparedness for future coronavirus outbreaks. BDS CEO Goes Live On TalkTV To Promote Fact-led Deer Management David Mcauley, British Deer Society (BDS) CEO went live on TalkTV and Radio at the weekend to promote the importance of having more fact-led approaches in deer management, less sensationalism in the media around total UK deer numbers and to speak up for deer welfare. Deer Management in the UK: Sustainability Verses Eradication Recently, we received a heartfelt letter from a dedicated member of the British Deer Society (BDS), a seasoned deer stalker with 30 years of experience who was dismayed by the indiscriminate and unsustainable shooting of roe deer around his management areas. His words shed light on the evolving challenges faced by conscientious deer managers who prioritise legal and humane practices in an environment where not all shooters share the same values.