Assistant Professor of Biology
One Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764-1199
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 802-287-8394; Fax: 802-287-8080
My research and teaching are motivated by my desire to use the tools of wildlife biology and conservation genetics to restore degraded landscapes. My students and I use a mix of field, molecular, and quantitative methods to help conservation organizations and resource managers address critical conservation questions. Currently, I am collaborating with the Nature Conservancy to conduct field surveys for carnivores with noninvasive methods such as camera traps and hair snares. We will use these data to infer landscape connectivity in a potential wildlife corridor in the northern Taconic Mountains. I am concurrently developing a project in collaboration with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife to use genetic methods to determine population structure of fishers across the state.
Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (2007)
B.S., University of Puget Sound, Biology (1997)
BIO 1000 - First Year Seminar
BIO 1037 - The Four Seasons
BIO 2025 - Ecology
BIO 3021 - Conservation Biology
BIO 3023 - Vertebrate Population Monitoring
BIO 4053 - Research in Biology
BIO 4093 - Teaching Practicum
BIO 5010 - Natural Systems Ecology (MSES Program)
BIO 6040 - Conservation Biology (MSES Program
ELA 1013 - Environmental Science
ELA 2000 - Dimensions of Nature
Jordan, M. J., R. H. Barrett, K. L. Purcell. 2011. Camera trapping estimates of density and survival of fishers Martes pennanti. Wildlife Biology. 17(3): 266-276
Edge, J. L., D. E. Beyer Jr., J. L. Belant, M. J. Jordan, B. J. Roell. 2011. Livestock and domestic dog predations by wolves in Michigan. Human-Wildlife Interactions. 5(1): 66-78.
Edge, J. L., D. E. Beyer Jr., J. L. Belant, M. J. Jordan, B. J. Roell. in press. Adapting a predictive spatial model for wolf predations on livestock in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA. Wildlife Biology.
Miller, H. E., and M. J. Jordan. in press. The relationship between invasive shrubs and American woodcock habitat selection and nest success. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. Jordan, M., and D. Paulson. 2009. Wing-spreading behavior in Pacific coast cormorants. Northwestern Naturalist. 90: 39-40.
Jordan, M., and D. Paulson. 2009. Wing-spreading behavior in Pacific coast cormorants. Northwestern Naturalist. 90: 39-40. (pdf)
Jordan, M. J., J. M. Higley, S. M. Matthews, O. E. Rhodes, M. K. Schwartz, R. H. Barrett, P. J. Palsbøll. 2007. Development of 22 new microsatellite loci for fishers (Martes pennanti) with variability results from across their range. Molecular Ecology Notes. 7: 797-801. (pdf)
Jordan, M. J., K. L. Purcell, R. H. Barrett. 2003. Fisher population monitoring in the southern Sierra Nevada. Martes Working Group Newsletter. 11: 6-7.
Jordan, M. J., R. H. Barrett, K. L. Purcell. 2002. Fisher population dynamics in the southern Sierra Nevada. Martes Working Group Newsletter. 10: 9.
Current Student Research
Canine parvovirus in fishers in Vermont*
Wildlife surveys of Pond Woods Wildlife Management Area*
Mercury levels in otters in Vermont* Using GIS to document wildlife road crossings*
Using GIS to document wildlife road crossings*
Local conservation efforts of North American zoos and aquaria
Nest platforms as a means to reduce disturbance to Ferruginous Hawks*
Policy analysis of the process for proposing a new national park
Occupancy modeling of Rusty Blackbirds*
Modeling seagrass in Biscayne Bay
Genetic connectivity of spotted salamanders
Occupancy modeling of Hawksbill turtles
Natural resource inventory of the Rich property*
2009 - Fifth International Martes Symposium, Seattle, WA.
2007 - Mesocarnivore Genetics Workshop, Arcata, CA.
2006 - Fisher and Marten in California Symposium, Sacramento, CA. Poster.
2006 - Wildlife and Conservation Biology Seminar, UC Berkeley.
2005 - Wildlife and Conservation Biology Seminar, UC Berkeley.
2003 - Auberry-Intermountain Rotary Club, Prather, CA.
2003 - Wildlife and Conservation Biology Seminar, UC Berkeley.
2002 - Wildlife and Conservation Biology Seminar, UC Berkeley.
Honors & Awards
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor for 2006-2007 school year, UC Berkeley (2008)
2nd place, Student Paper Competition, Western Section of the Wildlife Society Annual Conference (2007)
1st place, Student Paper Competition, Western Section of the Wildlife Society Annual Conference (2006)
ESPM Schwabacher Memorial Fellowship, UC Berkeley (2006)