Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Vermont
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Vermont Staff Member


Michelle L. Brown

Michelle Brown

PhD
Phone: (802) 656 - 3388
Email: mbrown19@uvm.edu

Education

  • MS University of Vermont 2012
  • BS Binghamton University, State University of New York 2001

Biography

Michelle Brown joined the Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 2010. She also works part time as a Conservation Scientist for The Nature Conservancy, where she has worked since 2001. She currently resides in Saranac Lake, NY in the Adirondack Park. Michelle has a BS in Environmental Studies from Binghamton University and a Graduate GIS certificate from Penn State. In her spare time, Michelle heads for the woods on skis, snowshoes, bike, or canoe.

Research Interest

Michelle's research interests are varied, but all rooted in a desire to apply the best available science to solve conservation problems. She is interested in conservation biology, landscape ecology, conservation planning, and transportation ecology. Michelle's current research is quantifying how predicted land use change in Vermont will affect Vermont's biodiversity.

Research Publications Publication Date
Donovan, T., Brown, M., & Katz, J. 2015. Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit R Projects: R for Fledglings. Retrieved from https://www.uvm.edu/rsenr/vtcfwru/R/?Page=fledglings/fledglings.htm January 2015
Brown, M., C. D. Canham, L. Murphy, and T. M. Donovan. 2018. Timber harvest as the predominant disturbance regime in northeastern U.S. forests: effects of harvest intensification. Ecosphere 9:1-19. DOI:10.1002/ecs2.2062 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website April 2018
Brown, M. L., T. M. Donovan, R. M. Mickey, G. S. Warrington, W. S. Schwenk, and D. S. Theobald. 2017. Predicting effects of future development on a territorial forest songbird: methodology matters. Landscape Ecology 33:93-108. DOI 10.1007/s10980-017-0586-8 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website October 2017
Presentations Presentation Date
Cole, W., T. M. Donovan, M. Brown, and J. Murdoch. Effects of landscape development on bobcat carrying capacity in Vermont. December 2014
Brown, M., T. Donovan, W. S. Schwenk. D. Theobald. 2013. Predicting Impacts of Future Human Population Growth and Development on Occupancy Rates of Forest-Dependent Birds. 70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Confernce, Portald, ME. April 2014
Brown, M., T. Donovan, G. Warrington, W. S. Schwenk. D. Theobald. 2014. Predicting Effects of Future Human Population Growth and Development on a Territorial Forest Songbird: Small Declines in Occupancy Equates to Large Declines in Landscape Carrying Capacity. 70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Confernce, Portald, ME. April 2014
Brown, M., C. Canham, and T. Donovan. 2016. Effects of Forest Biomass Energy Production on Long-Term Northern Forest Structure and Composition. Northeast Natural History Conference April 2016
Brown, M. L, C. Canham, L. Murphy, and T. M. Donovan. Effects of forest biomass energy production on long-term Northern Forest structure, composition and wildlife. April 15-17, 2018. 74th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Burlington, Vermont. April 2018