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Dr. Terri Donovan

Terri Donovan

Education

  • Ph D University of Missouri-Columbia 1994
  • BS Eastern Illinois University 1986
  • MS Eastern Illinois University 1986
  • BS Eastern Illinois University 1984

Biography

Terri joined the Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 2000, where she is the Assistant Unit Leader and Associate Research Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.

Research Interests

Terri's research emphases include population dynamics, population modeling and structured decision making, landscape ecology, and conservation biology. Current research efforts focus on developing a relational database with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department to enable adaptive management for both game and non-game species.

Teaching Interests

With a background in education, Terri is an avid teacher and enjoys working with all age groups. Current teaching efforts include an on-line Principles of Modeling course geared for graduate students and professionals, and studies abroad course in Costa Rica, where the focus is on how to re-establish and monitor a wildlife corridor for the three-wattled bellbird (Pajaro campana). Terri also directs the Spreadsheet Project, a suite of tutorials on quantitative data analysis and modeling in ecology.

Professional Society Service

  • The Wildlife Society - Member, Arrangements Committee (September 2002 - September 2003)
  • Association of Field Ornithologists - Member (January 1992 - August 2003)
  • Cooper Ornithological Society - Member (January 1992 - December 2002)
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Research Publications

  • Bettigole, C., T. Donovan, R. Manning, J. Austin, and R. Long. 2013. Acceptability of residential development in a regional landscape: Potential effects on wildlife occupancy patterns. Biological Conservation. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Bettigole, C., T. M. Donovan, R. Manning, and J. Austin. 2013. Normative standards for land use in Vermont: Implications for biodiversity. Biological Conservation. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Tierney, G., B. Mitchell;, A. Miller-Rushing, J. Katz, E. Denny, C. Brauer, T. Donovan, A. D. Richardson, M. Toomey, A. Kozlowski, J. Weltzin, K. Gerst, E. Sharron, O. Sonnentag, and F. Dieffenbach. 2013. Phenology monitoring protocol: Northeast Temperate Network. Natural Resource Report. NPS/NETN/NRR—2013/681. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado. Published Report-2197242. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
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Completed Projects

Courses

  • Principles of Modeling with Spreadsheets / Population Dynamics (2012)
  • Introduction to Occupancy Modeling (2010)
  • Principles of Modeling with Spreadsheets/Population Dynamics and Modeling (2010)
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Vermont Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Terri DonovanMember, Northeast Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership Mountain Bird Working Group (January 2007 - March 2009)
  • Terri DonovanMember, Forestry-Wildlife Subcommittee, USDA WHIP (June 2002 - January 2008)
  • Terri DonovanMember, Grassland Bird Recovery Team (January 2002 - January 2007)
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Vermont University Committees and Workgroups

  • Terri DonovanFaculty Senate Research, Scholarship and Graduate Education Committee (September 2010 - May 2013)
  • Terri DonovanUniversity of Vermont, Forestry Extension Faculty Search Committee (October 2012 - March 2013)
  • Terri DonovanUniversity of Vermont, Extension Forest Ecologist Search Committee (November 2011 - February 2012)
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Technical Publications

  • Tierney, G., B. Mitchell, A. Miller-Rushing, J. Katz, E. Denny, C. Brauer, T. Donovan, A. Richardson, M. Toomey, A. Kozlowski, J. Weltzin, K. Gerst, E. Sharron, O. Sonnentag, F. Dieffenbach . 2013. Phenology monitoring protocol: Northeast Temperate Network. Natural Resource Report. NPS/NETN/NRR—2013/681. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado. Published Report-2197242. Abstract |
  • Donovan, T. M., W. S. Schwenk, and W. Keeton. 2011. The influence of forest attributes on indicators of biodiversity: Establishing guidelines for sustainable forest management. Final Report for the Northeastern States Research Cooperative.
  • Donovan, T. M. 2008. How much forest is enough? Effects of forest amount and arrangement on forest bird population viability. McIntire Stennis Final Report.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 1

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 9

Scientific Publications: 23

Presentations: 18

Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey
  2. University of Vermont
  3. Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
  4. Wildlife Management Institute