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Biology and Agriculture

W.C. Morris Building
Room 306
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Dr. Fanson Kidwaro, Chair
Phone: 660-543-4933


Dr. Daniel Wolcott

Assistant Professor, Biology Daniel M. Wolcott


B.S. – Biology (Pre-Med), University of Memphis
M.S. – Biology (Ecology), University of Memphis
Ph.D. – Aquatic Resources (Ecology), Texas State University

Areas of teaching and research interests:

Mammalogy, Biostatistics, Wildlife Management, Field Techniques, Population and Spatial Ecology

My research addresses phenotypic, demographic, and spatial variation of small-to-large vertebrates in the context of human-induced and natural environmental change. I conduct my work mostly at the population level through extensive field-based sampling of wildlife populations. Much of my research can be condensed down to three main components: 1) understanding how species respond to a changing world, 2) improving management of species, and 3) interfacing scientific research with the public sector to create more informed stakeholders. All of these components are strongly enriched through student research involvement and collaborative efforts.

I am currently developing projects related to establishing long-term mammalian monitoring at University-owned locations, as well as developing external projects in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Conservation. I also have several long-term datasets (mesopredators, white-tailed deer, and several grassland bird species) that will be useful in assessing species’ responses to environmental variation.

For more information regarding my interests, current activity, collaborations, or joining my lab, please contact me via email.

Department of Biology and Agriculture
Office: WCM 319D, UCM
Phone: 660-543-4238