Douglas Morris

Douglas Morris

Professor Emeritus

Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8162
+1 (807) 343-8732
Office Location: 
Office: CB4017
Lab: CB3019
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 

BSc, MSc University of Windsor, Windsor ON

PhD University of Calgary, Calgary AB
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.


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 
Recent Publications
Morris, D.W. 2009. Is evolution contingent or predictable? Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution. (In Press).
McLoughlin, P.D., D.W. Morris, D. Fortin, E. Vanderwall, and A. Contasti. 2009. Considering ecological dynamics in resource selection functions. Journal of Animal Ecology. 79: 4-12.
Morris, D.W. 2009. Source-sink dynamics emerging from unstable ideal-free habitat selection. In, Liu, J., V. Hull, A. Morzillo, and J.A. Wiens (eds) Source-Sink Dynamics. Cambridge University Press (In Press).
Morris, D.W. 2009. Apparent predation risk: tests of habitat selection theory reveal unexpectred effects of competition. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 11: 209-225.
Morris, D.W., B.P. Kotler, J.S. Brown, V. Sundararaj, and S. Ale. 2009. Behavioral indicators for conserving mammal diversity. The Year in Ecology and Conservation, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.1162: 334-356.
Morris, D.W., P. Clark, and M.S. Boyce. 2008. Habitat and habitat selection: theory, tests, and implications. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 54: 287-294.