Michael Joyce Ph.D.

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Professional Title
Wildlife Ecologist

Michael's research focuses broadly on wildlife ecology, conservation, and management. His specific research interests include wildlife spatial and habitat ecology, foraging and diet selection, wildlife responses to human land use, and mapping wildlife habitat using remotely sensed data such as laser scanning data (LiDAR). Most of Michael's recent projects have focused on American martens and fishers.


Ph.D., Integrated Biosciences, University of Minnesota, 2018
M.S., Integrated Biosciences, University of Minnesota, 2013
B.S., Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, 2008


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Variation in Spot and Stripe Patterns in Original and Regenerated Zebrafish Caudal Fins

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Variation in Spot and Stripe Patterns in Original and Regenerated Zebrafish Caudal FinsAnorve-Andress, K., Arcand, A. L., Borg, B. R., Brown, J. L., Chartrand, C. A., Frank, M. L., Jansen, J. N., Joyce, M. J., Joyce, M. T., Kinney, J. A., Kruggel, S. L., Lecy, A. D., Ma, P., Malecha, K. M., Melgaard, K., Miller, P. L., Nelson, K. K., Nieto Robles, M., Perosino, T. R., Peterson, J. M., & 7 othersRollins, A. D., Scherkenbach, W. L., Smith, A. L., Sodergren, K. A., Stiller, J. J., Wehber, K. R. & Liang, J. O., Aug 1 2016, In: Zebrafish. 13, 4, p. 256-265 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review

Featured Research Projects

The Minnesota Fisher Den Box Project is focused on evaluating an emerging habitat management tool to address the declining MN fisher population.

NRRI News Articles

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Pine marten study underway compares difference between two habitats and impact on species.

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Research effort to provide artificial tree cavities attracted some fishers, other wildlife; expanded project will study predators

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Northwoods bobcats and fishers research leads recent graduate Nate Weisenbeck to sea turtles on Florida beaches.

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