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Dr. Mark Myers

Dr. Mark Myers
Associate Professor
(319) 273-2493
Biology Research Complex 38
  • Ph.D., Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota, 2005
  • M.S., Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota, 2002
  • A.B., Kenyon College, summa cum laude with Highest Honors in Biology, 1996

Teaching Interests: 
Ecology Conservation Biology Wildlife Ecology & Management Ecology, Evolution, & the Nature of Science Advanced Analytical Techniques Team-based Problem Solving Organismal Diversity Lab

I am interested in the ecology, evolution, and conservation of north temperate and neotropical vertebrates, especially in relation to issues of human-induced habitat degradation and restoration. I realize that the designation "vertebrates" is exceedingly broad, but it reflects my experiences working with diverse taxa including fishes, birds, and mammals. I prefer not concentrate on a particular group of organisms, but on a common theme: how species' ecological characteristics and the movements of individuals influence population level responses to landscape alteration or management actions.

Other areas of interest include population and community ecology, endangered species conservation, international conservation, marine protected areas, ecological economics, and environmental policy.

  • Myers, M.C., B.J. Hoksh, and James T. Mason. 2011. Butterfly response to floral resources at a heterogeneous prairie biomass production site in Iowa, USA. Journal of Insect Conservation Online First, DOI: 10.1007/s10841-011-9433-4
  • Myers, M.C., J. Wagner, and C. Vaughan. 2011. Long-term comparison of the fish community in a Costa Rican rocky shore marine reserve. Revista de Biología Tropical/International Journal of Tropical Ecology and Conservation 59(1):233-246
  • Myers, M.C. and C. Vaughan. 2004. Movement and behavior of scarlet macaws (Ara macao) during the post-fledging dependence period: implications for in situ versus ex situ management. Biological Conservation 118:411-420
  • Myers, M.C. 2001. Economic development policy and the protected areas system in Costa Rica. Vida Silvestre Neotropical 10:3-18