Morano’s research interests focus on the population ecology of large mammals; particularly how changes in landscape composition and climate influence movement, resource use, and population dynamics. Much of her previous research has centered on the interaction between life-history strategies, climate patterns, and resource availability on mule-deer and elk populations in the western U.S. Since coming to Maine Dr. Morano has expanded her research to include forest ecosystems and associated wildlife species within the northeast. She is also generally interested in the implications of societal and cultural values on natural resource management, and how to better incorporate multiple stakeholder perspectives to inform conservation actions. Visit Morano’s biography to learn more.
Morano’s work is supported by:
- Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
- Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
Experiment Station contributions
- Current project: Habitat selection and population ecology of forest-dependent wildlife in a changing environment. McIntire-Stennis project number ME042304.