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Dr. Mevin Hooten

Mevin Hooten, Assistant Unit Leader


  • Ph D University of Missouri 2006
  • MS University of Missouri 2001
  • BS Kansas State University 1999

Research Interests

Spatial, Temporal, and Spatio-Temporal Ecological Modeling using Bayesian Methods and Hierarchical Models.

Research Publications

  • Hefley, T.J., K.M. Broms, B.M. Brost, F.E. Buderman, S.L. Kay, H.R. Scharf, J.R. Tipton, P.J. Williams, and M.B. Hooten. (2017). The basis function approach to modeling dependent ecological data. Ecology, 98: 632-646.
  • Small, R.J., B.M. Brost, M.B. Hooten, M. Castellote, and J. Mondragon. (2017). Anthropogenic noise in Cook Inlet beluga critical habitat: Potential for spatial displacement. Endangered Species Research, 32: 43-57.
  • Hefley, T.J., M.B. Hooten, E.M. Hanks, R.E. Russell, and D.P. Walsh. (2017). The Bayesian spatial group lasso. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, 22: 42-59.
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Current Projects

Completed Projects


  • FWCB Graduate Faculty Seminar (2016)
  • Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology (2015)
  • FWCB Independent Study (2014)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 22

Scientific Publications: 75

Presentations: 91


Contact Information

Tel: (970) 491 - 1415 Personal Web Site:

Current Students

Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  2. Colorado State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute