As Director of Conservation for Michigan, Dr. Patrick Doran leads statewide and Great Lakes‐wide investigations of conservation priorities. This includes the identification and prioritization of important conservation areas, as well as the development and implementation of conservation strategies and measures of success.
Patrick earned his doctorate from Dartmouth College, where he studied the causes and consequences of spatial variation in the distribution and abundance of forest breeding songbirds at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Patrick received dual master’s degrees in ecology and environmental science from Indiana University where he studied the effects of forest fragmentation on the breeding success of forest dependent songbirds. He received his undergraduate education at Villanova University. Patrick has also held positions as a habitat biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, as well as a senior ecologist/GIS analyst with The Wildlands Project.