Dr. Dana Morin

Dr. Dana  Morin

Title

  • Assistant Professor

Contact Information

dm3090@msstate.edu
Office: 662-325-8577
Thompson Hall, Rm #251

Overview

Education

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) , Wildlife Conservation
  • San Diego State University, Master of Science (M.S.), Ecology
  • Louisiana State University, Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S), General Studies

Research Interests

Carnivore Ecology
Quantitative Ecology
Population Modeling
Conservation Genetics
Landscape Ecology
Endangered Species Monitoring

Teaching Interests

Wildlife Techniques
Conservation Genetics

Websites

Publications

Year Publications
2023

Meier, A., Bourgeois, S., Adams, E., Alberts, S., Bikang, H., Jasper-Sjolander, L., Lewis, M., Masseloux, J., Morin, D. J., Poulsen, J. 2023. Spatiotemporal ecological and anthropogenic factors influencing forest elephant group size. Animal Behavior

2023

Sklarczyk, C., Evans, K., Greene, D. U., Morin, D. J., Iglay, R. B. 2023. Effects of spatial patterning within working pine forests on priority avian species in Mississippi. Landscape Ecology 38:2019-2034.

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2023

Kurth, K. A., Watson, E. M., Gerhold, R. W., Metts, D. L., Miller, B. F., Morin, D. J., Eda, S., Yang, S., Muller, L. I. 2023. Elk Mortality, Survival, and Health in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. Journal of Wildlife Disease

2023

Contasti, A. L., Firth, A., Baker, B. H., Brooks, J. P., Locke, M. A., Morin, D. J. 2023. Balancing trade-offs in climate smart-agriculture: can on-farm actions store organic carbon and maximize net utility by selling carbon credits?. Decision Analysis

2023

Firth, A. G., Brooks, J. P., Locke, M. A., Morin, D. J., Brown Johnson, A. E., Baker, B. 2023. Soil bacterial community dynamics in plots managed with cover crops and no-till farming in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, USA. Journal of Applied Microbiology lxac051.

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2022

Firth, A. G., Brooks, J. P., Locke, M. A., Morin, D. J., Brown Johnson, A. E., Baker, B. 2022. Dynamics of Soil Organic Carbon and CO2 Flux under Cover Crop and No-Till Management in Soybean Cropping Systems of the Mid-South (USA). Environments lxac051(9(9)):109.

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2022

Morin, D. J., Lesmeister, D. B., Nielsen, C. K., Schauber, E. M. 2022. Asymmetrical intraguild interactions with coyotes, red foxes, and domestic dogs may contribute to competitive exclusion of declining gray foxes. Ecology and Evolution 12(7):e9074.

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2022

Fuller, A. K., Augustine, B. C., Morin, D. J., Pigeon, K., Boulanger, J., Lee, D. C., Biisi, F., Garshelis, D. L. 2022. The occupancy-abundance relationship and sampling designs using occupancy to monitor populations of Asian bears. Global Ecolocy and Conservation 35(e02075).

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2022

Morin, D. J., Boulanger, J., Bischof, R., Lee, D. C., Ngoprasert, D., Fuller, A. K., McLellan, B., Steinmetz, R., Sharma, S., Garshelis, D. L., Gopalaswamy, A., Nawaz, M. A., Karanth, U. 2022. Comparison of methods for estimating density and population trends for low-density Asian bears. Global Ecology and Conservation 35(e02058).

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2022

McShea, W. J., Hwang, M., Lui, F., Li, S., Lamb, C., McLellan, B., Morin, D. J., Pigeon, K., Proctor, M., Yanez-Hernandez, H., Freichs, T., Garshelis, D. L. 2022. Is the Delineation of Range Maps Useful for Monitoring Asian Bears?. Global Ecology and Conservation 35(e02068).

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2022

Burger, I., Lampert, S., Vance, C. K., Morin, D., Kouba, A. J. 2022. Development of an amphibian sperm biobanking model for genetic management and population sustainability. Conservation Physiology 10(1):1-16.

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2022

Garshelis, D. L., Pigeon, K., Hwang, M., Proctor, M., McShea, W., Fuller, A., Morin, D. J. 2022. The need to step-up monitoring of Asian bears. Global Ecology and Conservation

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2021

Tumendemberel, O., Tebbenkamp, J. M., Zedrosser, A., Proctor, M. F., Blomberg, E. J., Morin, D. J., Rosell, F., Reynolds, H. V., Adams, J. R., Waits, L. P. 2021. Long-term monitoring using DNA sampling reveals the dire demographic status of the critically endangered Gobi bear. Ecosphere 12(8):e03696.

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2021

Morin, D. J., Schablein, L., Simmons, L. N., Lorber, J. H., Smith, M. K. 2021. Identifying coarse- and fine-scale drivers of avian abundance following prescribed fires. Forest Ecology and Management 485:118940.

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2020

Smith, J., Hunter, J. S., Gaynor, K. M., Keller, C., Palmer, M. S., Suraci, J. P., Atkins, J., Castaneda, I., Cherry, M. J., Garvey, P., Huebner, S., Morin, D. J., Teckentrup, L., Weterings, M., Beaudrot, L. 2020. Zooming in on mechanistic predator-prey ecology: integrating camera traps with experimental methods to reveal the drivers of ecological interactions. Journal of Applied Ecology 89(9):1997-2012.

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2020

Morin, D. J., Yackulic, C. B., Diffendorfer, J. E., Lesmeister, D. B., Nielsen, C. K., Reid, J., Schauber, E. M. 2020. Is your ad hoc model selection strategy affecting your multimodel inference?. Ecosphere 11(1):e02997.

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2020

Cassel, K. W., Morin, D. J., Nielsen, C. K., Preuss, T. S., Glowacki, G. A. 2020. Low-intensity monitoring of small-mammal habitat associations and species interactions in an urban forest-preserve network. Wildlife Research 47(2):114-127.

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2019

Morin, D. J., Higdon, S. D., Lonsinger, R. C., Gosselin, E. N., Kelly, M. J., Waits, L. P. 2019. Comparing methods of estimating carnivore diets with uncertainty and imperfect detection. Wildlife Society Bulletin 43(4):651-660.

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2019

Gupta, A., Dilkina, B., Morin, D. J., Fuller, A. K., Royle, J. A., Sutherland, C., Gomes, C. P. 2019. Reserve design to optimize functional connectivity and animal density. Conservation Biology 33(5):1023-1034.

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2019

Mastro, L. L., Morin, D. J., Gese, E. M. 2019. Home Range and Habitat Use of West Virginia Canis latrans (Coyote). Northeastern Naturalist 26(3):616-628.

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2019

Bleicher, S., Marko, H., Morin, D. J., Teemu, K., Hannu, Y. 2019. Balancing food, activity and the dangers of a sunlit nights. Behavioural Ecology and Sociology 73:95.

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2019

Monterroso, P., Godinho, R., Oliveira, T., Ferreras, P., Kelly, M. J., Morin, D. J., Waits, L. P., Alves, P. C., Mills, L. S. 2019. Feeding ecological knowledge: The underutilised power of faecal DNA approaches for carnivore diet analysis. Mammal Review 49(2):97-112.

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2019

Carson, H. S., Morin, D. J., Bouma, J. V., Ulrich, M., Sizemore, R. 2019. The survival of hatchery-origin pinto abalone Haliotis kamtschatkana released into Washington waters. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29(3):424-441.

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Extension Publications

Year Publications

Graduate Students

  • Varsha Shastry
  • Chloe Beall
  • Fabian Jimenez
  • Lindy Gasta
  • Spencer Daniels
  • Daniela Adjaye
  • Lacy Dolan