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)
West Virginia University (Morgantown, West Virginia; 2015 – Present)
Instructor − Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles (undergraduate-level, hybrid)
Instructor − Multivariate Analysis of Ecological Data (graduate-level, traditional)
Instructor − Advanced Population Ecology (graduate-level, traditional)
Instructor − Occupancy Modeling (graduate-level, hybrid)
Nicolet College (Rhinelander, Wisconsin; 2014)
Instructor − Environmental Science (undergraduate-level, traditional)
Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas; 2007 – 2013)
Lab Instructor − Wildlife Management (undergraduate-level, traditional)
Lab Instructor − Genetics (undergraduate-level, traditional)
Lab Instructor and Preparer − Functional Biology (undergraduate-level, traditional)
Goodnight Middle School (San Marcos, Texas; 2012 – 2013)
Co-instructor − Science
San Marcos High School (San Marcos, Texas; 2011 – 2012)
Co-instructor − Biology and Chemistry
V. Scholarly Output
A. Peer-reviewed Publications
B. Outreach Articles
Nestor, L. 2021. As one salamander species, on the verge of local extinction, loses ground to another, WVU researchers try to save both. WVU Today 19 May.
Holdren, W. 2020. Spying the spots: state biologists work to locate and conserve spotted turtles. Wonderful West Virginia Magazine June:6–9.
U.S. Forest Service. 2019. A warbler recovers from near extinction, but will its habitat survive? U.S. Forest Service, 2018 Northern Research Station highlights.
Moen, R. A., and D. J. Brown. 2018. Turtle power. University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, News & Events 28 August 2018.
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
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (2009 − Present)
The Wildlife Society, Parent Chapter (2008 − Present)
The Wildlife Society, West Virginia Chapter (2016 − Present)