Ph.D., Univ. of Florida (1997)
M.S., Univ. of Michigan (1979)
B.A., College of Wooster (1975)
Joan Morrison is currently a Professor of Biology and her research program entails studies of birds living in human-impacted landscapes. Her specialty is birds of prey and she has studied these birds in Florida and Chile. Before coming to Trinity, Professor Morrison worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska, Colorado, Washington, and New Mexico. On-going research projects include a study of Red-tailed Hawks living in the urban environments of Hartford, and monitoring a population of Crested Caracaras in Florida. She has also examined the structure of avian communities in urban parks in Hartford. Professor Morrison is strongly committed to conservation and environmental education, and as part of her research program she coordinates regular bird banding programs with students at local middle and elementary schools.