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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

  • Scharf, H.R., M.B. Hooten, R.R. Wilson, G.M. Durner, T.C. Atwood (2019). Accounting for phenology in the analysis of animal movement. Biometrics, 75: 810-820.
  • Hooten, M.B. and E. Cooch. (2019). Comparing ecological models. Marcot, B., A. Tri, and L. Brennan (eds). In: Quantitative Analysis in Wildlife Science. Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Gerber, B.D., M.B. Hooten, C.P. Peck, M.B. Rice, J.H. Gammonley, A.D. Apa, and A.J. Davis. (2019). Extreme site fidelity as an optimal strategy in an unpredictable and homogeneous environment. Functional Ecology, 33: 1695-1707.
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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: 4

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 17

Scientific Publications: 81

Presentations: 85


Contact Information

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

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