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Daniel Hocking, Ph.D.

Assistant ProfessorKeller

309 Compton Science Center


Curriculum Vitae:


Ph.D. - Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of New Hampshire

M.A. - Biological Sciences, University of Missouri

B.S. - Environmental Science, University of New Hampshire

Current And Recent Courses Taught

  • General Ecology
  • Herpetology
  • Quantitative Analysis of Vertebrate Populations

Research Projects Highlights  

  • Statistical advances for modeling populations (mixed models, estimating equations, hierarchial state-space models using Bayesian inference, and integrated population models)
  • Faunal response to land use (forestry, urbanization, disturbance) and climate change (range shifts, population viability, community structure) at varying spatial scales
  • Habitat restoration, creation, and mitigation techniques for successful fish and wildlife population maintenance, enhancement, and reintroduction
  • Risk tolerance, value of information, and communicating uncertainty for natural resource management decisions


Selected Recent Publications

Stephens, R.B., D.J. Hocking, M. Yamasaki, and R.J. Rowe. In Press. Synchrony in small mammal community dynamics across a forested landscape. Ecography.

Peterman, W.E., J.A. Crawford, and D.J. Hocking. 2016. Effects of elevation on plethodontid salamander body size. Copeia. 104(1):202-208.

Hocking, D. J. and K. J. Babbitt. 2014. Amphibian Contributions to Ecosystem Services. Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 9(1):1-17.

Hocking, D. J. and K. J. Babbitt. 2014. The role of red-backed salamanders on ecosystem functions. PLoS ONE 9(1):e86854.

Hocking, D. J. 2013. Comparing the influence of ecology journals using citation metrics: making sense of a multitude of metrics. Ideas in Ecology & Evolution. 6(1): 55–65. 

Hocking, D. J., S. A. Callaghan, K. J. Babbitt, and M. Yamasaki. 2013. Comparison of silvicultural and natural disturbance effects on terrestrial salamanders in northern hardwood forests. Biological Conservation. 167:194-202. [](

Semlitsch, R. D., S. M Blomquist, A. J. K. Calhoun, J.W. Gibbons, J. P. Gibbs, G. J. Graeter, E. B. Harper, D. J. Hocking, M. L. Hunter, D. A. Patrick, T. A. G. Rittenhouse, B. B. Rothermel, and B. D. Todd. 2009. Effects of timber management on amphibian populations: understanding mechanisms from forest experiments. Bioscience 59(10):853-862. 

Semlitsch, R. D., C. A. Conner, D. J. Hocking, T. A. G. Rittenhouse, and E. B. Harper. 2008. Effects of timber harvesting on pond-breeding amphibian persistence: testing the evacuation hypothesis. Ecological Applications 18(2):283-289..



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