Dana Green

Dana Green

University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Ph.D Student


I am currently living in Saskatchewan, Canada where I am pursuing a Ph.D in biology, co-supervised by Dr. Erin Baerwald and Dr. Mark Brigham. I completed my undergraduate degree in wildlife biology at Missouri State University. While there, I was a member of two different research labs: behavioral ecology of salamanders lab, and the bat ecology lab. After completing my BSc., I moved to Flagstaff Arizona where I joined the Pasch Lab studying vocal communication in grasshopper mice. Also, I helped organize the March for Science-Flagstaff, and became the volunteer coordinator for a tiger conservation project, and helped start a non-profit focused on falconry and raptor conservation.

Right before my first field season in 2019, I became permanently blind in my right eye and since then I am adjusting to life as being visually disabled.

I am focusing my research questions surrounding the intersections of ecology, animal behaviour and physiology, and conservation. My Ph.D work is exploring the community ecology of migratory bats in Canada.

During my Ph.D studies I become an avid science communicator surrounding topics of biology, ecology, and in particular bats. Additionally, my love of falconry followed me, and I became a falconer in 2022 in Saskatchewan.

As one of the student representative for GBatNet, I am pleased to co-lead the GBatNet working group: “Science Communication to Targeted Audiences: Scientists vs Public Audiences

Selected recent publications:

Jason T. Lane, Dana M. Green, Anna Scesny, Lynn W. Robbins. 2021. Eastern red bat responses to fire during winter torpor. Forests 12 (10). https://doi.org/10.3390/f12101347

Erin F. Baerwald, Theodore J. Weller, Dana M. Green, Richard A. Holland. 2021. There and back again: Homing in bats revisited. 50 Years of Bat Research. Foundations and New Frontiers: Fascinating Life Sciences. 10.1007/978-3-030-54727-1_11

Dana M. Green, Nathaniel Mull, Tucker Scolman, Grace Grifiths, Bret Pasch. 2020. The active space of grasshopper mouse vocalizations in relation to woody plant encroachment. Behaviour 157(14-15). DOI 10.1163/1568539X-bja10046

Dana M. Green, Liam P. McGuire, Mark C. Vanderwel,  Craig K. R. Willis,  Matthew J. Noakes, Shelby J. Bohn,  Eric N. Green, R. Mark Brigham. 2020. Local trends in abundance of migratory bats across 20 years. Journal of Mammalogy 101(6): 1542-1547. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyaa154

Mitch Wine, Carey A. Bowen, Dana M. Green. 2019. Interspecific aggression between a hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) and a tricolored bat (Perimyotis subflavus). The Southeastern Naturalist 18(4). https://www.jstor.org/stable/2690718