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Curriculum Vitae

I. Educational Background

Texas State University ― August 2013.  Doctor of Philosophy, Aquatic Resources (Major Advisor: M. R. J. Forstner).  Dissertation: Impacts of low, moderate, and high severity fire on herpetofauna and their habitat in a southern USA mixed pine/hardwood forest.

Texas State University ― December 2008.  Master of Science, Wildlife Ecology (Major Advisor: M. R. J. Forstner).  Thesis: Lower Rio Grande Valley freshwater turtle populations: three decades of change.

University of Minnesota ― May 2007.  Bachelor of Science, Fisheries & Wildlife.

II. University Experience

Research Assistant Professor. Wildlife Resources. School of Natural Resources, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, West Virginia University / USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station (2015 − Present)

Adjunct Instructor. Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wisconsin (2014)

Postdoctoral Research Associate. Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison / USDA Forest Service, Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies, Northern Research Station, Rhinelander, Wisconsin (2013 − 2015)

GK – 12 Fellow. National Science Foundation  ̶  Project Flowing Waters (Grant No. 0742306). Texas State University-San Marcos (2011 − 2013)

Graduate Research Assistant. Department of Biology, Texas State University-San Marcos (2008 − 2013)

Graduate Instructional Assistant. Department of Biology, Texas State University-San Marcos (2007 − 2011)

Undergraduate Research Assistant. Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota (2005 − 2006)

III. Teaching

West Virginia University ( Morgantown, West Virginia)

Instructor − WMAN 693: Multivariate Analysis of Ecological Data (planned 2018)

Instructor − WMAN 512: Advanced Population Ecology (2016, 2017)

Instructor − WMAN 693-B: Occupancy Modeling (2016)


Nicolet College ( Rhinelander, Wisconsin)

Instructor − Environmental Science (2014)


Texas State University ( San Marcos, Texas)

Lab Instructor − Wildlife Management (2009 − 2010)

Lab Instructor − Genetics (2009)

Lab Instructor and Preparer − Functional Biology (2007 − 2008)


Goodnight Middle School ( San Marcos, Texas)

Co-instructor − Science (2012 − 2013)


San Marcos High School ( San Marcos, Texas)

Co-instructor − Biology and Chemistry (2011 − 2012)

IV. Mentorship

See Current Students and Past Students

V. Scholarly Output

A. Peer-reviewed Publications

See Publications

B. Outreach Articles

Ribic, C. A., and D. J. Brown. 2015. Kirtland’s warbler: setting proactive management guidelines for the next 100 years. Forest and Wildlife Ecology News 18(1):1−2.

Brown, D. J. 2014. Gotcha! Photos. Red-bellied snake ( Storeria occipitomaculata ). Wildlife Professional 8(4):64.

Brown, D. J. 2014. Abstract − Potential impacts of a high severity wildfire on abundance, movement, and diversity of herpetofauna in the Lost Pines ecoregion of Texas. FrogLog 112.

Gillies, J. March 2014. Wildfire’s effect on endangered Houston toad milder than feared (includes interview excerpts for Wildfire and postfire restoration action effects on microclimate and seedling pine tree survivorship in the Lost Pines ecoregion of Texas). Environmental Monitor.

Farallo, V. R., D. J. Brown, and M. R. J. Forstner. December 2010. Boosting funnel trap success (review of An improved funnel trap for drift-fence surveys). Wildlife Professional 4(4):74.

Brown, D. J. June 2009. Help for the Houston toad. Making Tracks: The Wildlife Society Blog.

Brown, D. J. September 2008. Thicket activities, observations & studies: freshwater turtles. Altamira- Frontera Audubon Newsletter.

VI. Current Professional Memberships

The Wildlife Society, Parent Chapter (2008 − Present)

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (2009 − Present)

The Wildlife Society, West Virginia Chapter (2016 − Present)

West Virginia Academy of Science (2016 − Present)

Herpetologists' League (2017 − Present)