Conservation Biology

Dr. Aaron M. Haines

Dr. Aaron M. Haines

Assistant Professor, General Biology, Conservation Biology, Mammalogy, and Ornithology.
Office: Caputo 116
Phone: 871-7451

Office Hours

T: 02:00 – 03:30 p.m.
W: 08:00 – 11:30 a.m.
R: 02:00 – 03:30 p.m.

Additional Information


B.S. in Forestry and Wildlife Management, Virginia Tech (1998).
M.S. in Wildlife & Range Management, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (2003).
Ph.D. in Wildlife Science, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (2006).  

Courses Taught:

BIOL 100 – General Biology Lab
BIOL 211 -- Concepts of Zoology
BIOL 415 -- Mammalogy
BIOL 346 -- Ornithology
BIOL 443 -- Conservation Biology

Areas of Specialization:

Conservation and Wildlife Biology. [Millersville University Conservation & Ecology Blog:]

Research Interests & Activities:

My professional research interests involve identifying more effective approaches to implement on the ground conservation strategies to benefit species of conservation concern.  Conservation strategies may include the use of spatial models to identify priority areas in need of protection, mitigation of poaching activity, evaluation of field techniques for conservation research, habitat restoration projects that benefit multiple wildlife species, and evaluation of recovery efforts for threatened and endangered species.  One of my current reseach activities is directing the Applied Conservation Lab.

Student Projects: 

A list of student research projects is found on the Student Projects Page.

Selected Publication(s): (*student)

Haines, A.M., D. Elledge, L. Wilsing*, M. Grabe*, D. Barske*, and S. Webb.  2012 Spatially-explicit analysis of poaching activity as a conservation management tool. Wildlife Society Bulletin.

Neel, M.C., A. K. Leidner, A. M. Haines, D.D. Goble, and J. M. Scott. 2012.  By the numbers: How is recovery defined by the U.S. Endangered Species Act?  BioScience 62: 646-657. 

Haines, A. M., M. Leu, L. Svancara, J. M. Scott, K. T. Vierling, S. Martinuzzi and T. J. Laninga.  2012.  Incorporating Wildlife Conservation into County Comprehensive Plans: A GIS Approach.  Northwest Science 86: 53-70. 

McKinney*, M., and A. M., Haines.  2010.  Comparing mammal capture effectiveness between scent stations and remote cameras in forest and prairie habitat.  The Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science 117: 4-8.  

Scott, J. M., D. Goble, A. M. Haines, J. A. Weins, and M. C. Neel.  2010.  Conservation reliant species: and the future of conservation.  Conservation Letters 3:71-78.

Horne, J., A. M., Haines, M. E. Tewes and L. L. Laack.  2009.  Habitat partitioning of sympatric ocelots and bobcats: implications for recovery of ocelots in southern Texas.  Southwestern Naturalist 54:119-126. 

Vierling, K. T., D. J. Gentry, and A. M. Haines.  2009.  Nest niche partitioning of Lewis's and Red-headed woodpeckers in burned pine forests.  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121:89-96.

Haines, A. M., M. Leu, L. Svancara, G. Wilson, J. M. Scott, and K. P. Reese.  2008.  A Theoretical approach to using human footprint models to measure landscape level conservation success.  Conservation Letters 1:165-172.

Haines, A.M., L. I. Grassman, M. E. Tewes, and J. E Janečka.  2006.  Results of the first ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) monitored with GPS telemetry.  European Journal of Wildlife Research 52: 216-218.   

Haines, A. M., M. E. Tewes, L. L. Laack, J. Horne, and J. Young.  2006.  Habitat based population viability analysis of ocelots in southern Texas.  Biological Conservation 132:424-436.

Haines, A. M., J. E. Janečka, M. E. Tewes, L. I. Grassman, and P. Morton.  2006.  The importance of private lands for ocelot Leopardus pardalis conservation in the United States.  Oryx 40: 90-94.

Haines, A. M., M. E. Tewes, and L. L. Laack.  2005.  Survival and sources of mortality in ocelots.  Journal of Wildlife Management 69: 255-263.

Haines, A. M., F. Hernandez, S. E. Henke, and R. L. Bingham.  2004.  Effects of baiting ranch roads on northern bobwhite survival and home range size.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 32: 401-411.

Haines, A. M., M. J. McGrady, M. S. Martell, B. J. Dayton, M. B. Henke, and W. S. Seegar. 2003.  Migration routes and wintering locations of broad-winged hawks tracked by satellite telemetry.  Wilson Bulletin 115: 166-169.