Douglas Morris

Douglas Morris

Professor Emeritus

Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8162
+1 (807) 343-8732
Office Location: 
Office: CB4017
Lab: CB3019
Academic Qualifications: 

BSc, MSc University of Windsor, Windsor ON

PhD University of Calgary, Calgary AB
Date joined Lakehead: 
July, 1990
Previous Teaching/Work: 

Western University: NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow

Memorial University of Newfoundland: Assistant and Associate Professor of Biology

Research Interests: 

Evolutionary, Population, Community and Conservation Ecology. Theory and tests of habitat selection theory. Life history evolution of northern vertebrates. The influences of temporal, spatial, and organizational scale on population regulation, community structure, and conservation. Optimal behaviour and species coexistence.

Past Courses

Biology 3313 Ecological Structure in Northern Environments
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Biology 3671 Evolutionary Concepts
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Biology 4113 / 5131 Community Ecology
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Biology 4630 / 5111 Evolutionary Ecology
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Biology 5131 Theoretical Ecology
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LEADER, Lakehead Ecology And evolution Discussions on Environmental Research 
Some Recent Publications
Schmidt, N. M., van Beest, F. M., Dupuch, A., Hansen, L.H., Desforges, J.-P., Morris, D.W. 2021. Long-term patterns in winter habitat selection, breeding and predation in a density-fluctuating high Arctic lemming population. Oecologia 195: 927-935.
Buchkowski, R.W., Morris, D.W., Halliday, W.D., Dupuch, A., Morrisette-Boileau, C., Boudreau, S. 2020. Warmer temperatures promote radial shrub growth but not cover in the Central Canadian Arctic. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 52: 582-595.
Morris, D.W. 2020. Time-averaging voles match density with long-term habitat quality. Ecology 101: e3036
Bajina, K., Morris, D.W., Lundberg, P. 2019. An empirical test of Hamiltonian habitat selection. Evolutionary Ecology Research 20: 471-485.
Morris, D.W. 2019. Contingent strategies of risk management by snowshoe hares. Facets 4: 407-422.
Morris, D.W. 2019. A human tragedy? The pace of negative global change exceeds human progress. The Anthropocene Review 6: 55-70.