- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Zoology, Northern Arizona University
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Wildlife Science, Texas A&M University
- Ph.D. Wildlife Science, Texas A&M University
Michael L. Morrison specializes in the broad area of wildlife-habitat relationships. Dr. Morrison’s areas of focus include examining factors responsible for driving the distribution and abundance of wildlife species with an emphasis on smaller vertebrates including small mammals, bats and birds. He examines everything from broad-scale factors that influence occupancy, all the way down to more local factors that determine survival and ultimately fitness. Dr. Morrison has also conducted studies of disease ecology, most recently including intensive studies on the bat disease White Nose Syndrome. The lab emphasizes studies that are well designed and rigorously implemented, with publication in scientific journals, including relevant and practical management applications, as the goal. The focus is on graduate training and education at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels.
Research Interests and Specializations
Wildlife ecology, habitat use, behavior
2018 Morrison, M.L., A.D. Rodewald, G. Voelker, M.R. Colón, and J.F. Prather (editors). Ornithology: foundation, critique, and application. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland.
2017 Smeins, F.E., J.B. West, R. Fern, R.D. Slack, and M.L. Morrison. Fundamentals of ecology laboratory manual. 4th edition. Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa.
2017 Lopez, R.R., I.D. Parker, and M.L. Morrison. Applied wildlife habitat management. Texas A&M University Press, College Station.
2015 Morrison, M.L., and H.A. Mathewson (editors). Wildlife habitat conservation: concepts, challenges, and solutions. The Wildlife Society, Wildlife Management and Conservation book series. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland.
2009 Morrison, M.L. Restoring wildlife: ecological concepts and practical applications. Island Press, Washington, DC.