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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

  • Pejchar, L., M.B. Hooten, and G.Daily. (2018). Unique effects of large-scale forest restoration on native and exotic birds in Hawaii. Diversity and Distribution, 24: 811-819.
  • Williams, P.J., M.B. Hooten, J.N. Womble, G.G. Esslinger, and M.R. Bower. (2018). Monitoring dynamic spatio-temporal ecological processes optimally. Ecology, 99: 524-535.
  • Itter, M.S., A.O. Finley, M.B. Hooten, P.E. Higuera, J.R. Marlon, R. Kelly, and J.S. McLachlan. (2018). A model-based approach to wildland fire reconstruction using sediment charcoal records. Environmetrics, 22: e2450.
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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: 5

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 20

Scientific Publications: 84

Presentations: 106


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