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BSc, MSc University of Windsor, Windsor ON
PhD University of Calgary, Calgary AB
Date joined Lakehead:
Western University: NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow
Memorial University of Newfoundland: Assistant and Associate Professor of Biology
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.
Biology 3313 Ecological Structure in Northern Environments
Biology 3671 Evolutionary Concepts
Biology 4113 / 5131 Community Ecology
Biology 4630 / 5111 Evolutionary Ecology
Biology 5131 Theoretical Ecology
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.