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Michigan and the Great Lakes


Dr. Patrick Doran

Director of Conservation for Michigan

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.

Read an interview with Dr. Patrick Doran

Publications

The Sweetwater Sea: An International Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for Lake Huron

2010

Franks Taylor, R., A.L. Derosier, K. Dinse, P.J. Doran, D.N. Ewert, K.R. Hall, M.E. Herbert, M.L. Khoury, D.T. Kraus, A. Lapenna, G. Mayne, D.R. Pearsall, J. Read, and B. Schroeder. 2010. The Sweetwater Sea: An International Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for Lake Huron ‐ Technical Report. A joint publication of The Nature Conservancy, Environment Canada, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Michigan Natural Features Inventory Michigan Sea Grant, and The Nature Conservancy of Canada. 217 pp.

Land conversion at the protected area’s edge

2010

Kramer, D., and P.J. Doran. 2010. Land conversion at the protected area’s edge. Conservation Letters 3:349‐358.

West Nile virus impacts in American crow populations are associated with human land use and climate

2010

LaDeau, S.L., C.A. Calder, P.J. Doran, and P.P. Marra. 2010. West Nile virus impacts in American crow populations are associated with human land use and climate. Ecological Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11284‐010‐0725‐z.

Are Terrestrial Reserve Networks Adequate for Conserving Aquatic Ecosystems?

2010

Herbert, M., P.B. McIntyre, P.J. Doran, J.D. Allan, and R. Abell. 2010. Are Terrestrial Reserve Networks Adequate for Conserving Aquatic Ecosystems? Conservation Biology 24:1002‐1011.

Biodiversity conservation in the era of biofuels: risks and opportunities

2010

Fletcher, R.J. Jr., B.A. Robertson, J. Evans, P.J. Doran, J.R.R. Alavalapati, and D.W. Schemske. 2010. Biodiversity conservation in the era of biofuels: risks and opportunities. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1890/090091

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