Michael C. McGrann, Ph.D.
Dr. McGrann’s main research interests lie in questions of montane avian community ecology, avian song and breeding phenology, species-environment relationships with elevation, wildlife-habitat associations, and habitat classification. He has participated in a wide range of conservation and applied ecological research.
- McGrann, M.C., Wagner, B., Klauer, M., Kaphan, K., Meyer, E., and B.J. Furnas. 2022. Using an acoustic complexity index to help monitor climate change effects on avian diversity. Ecological Indicators (142):109271. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2022.109271.
- Pruhsmeier, H. N., McGrann, M. C., and J. Graham. 2021. Combined use of data from avian surveys along the Pacific Crest Trail with biodiversity repositories to model habitat suitability throughout northern California. IdeaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Humboldt State University 5(1):3.
- Furnas, B. J., and M. C. McGrann. 2018. Using occupancy modeling to monitor dates of peak vocal activity for passerines in California. The Condor 120(1):188-200.
- McGrann, M. C. and B. J. Furnas. 2016. Divergent species richness and vocal behavior in avian migratory guilds along an elevational gradient. Ecosphere 7(8):e01419.
- McGrann, M. C., M. W. Tingley, J. H. Thorne, D. L. Elliott-Fisk, and A. M. McGrann. 2014. Heterogeneity in Avian Richness-Environment Relationships Along the Pacific Crest Trail. Avian Conservation and Ecology 9(2):8.
- McGrann, M. C., and J. H. Thorne. 2014. Elevation Ranges of Birds along California’s Pacific Crest Trail. Western Birds 45(1):18-42.
- Van Vuren, D. H., M. A. Ordeñana, M. C. McGrann, and Are Berentsen. 2014. Managing California Ground Squirrels on Levees Using Habitat Modification. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 26:180-183.
- McGrann, M. C., D. H. Van Vuren, and M. A. Ordeñana. 2014. Influence of Adjacent Crop Type on Occurrence of California Ground Squirrels on Levees in the Sacramento Valley, California. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(1):111-115.
- McGrann, M. C., G. Wright, A. M. McGrann, R. Dial. 2006. Off-Highway Vehicle Impact on the Flat-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii) in the Colorado Desert of Southern Californa. California Fish and Game. 92(2):67-80.
- McGrann, A. M., M. C. McGrann, R. Dial. 2005. Off-Highway Vehicle Impact on Astragalus Magdalenae var. Peirsonii, and Other Critical Plant Species of the Algodones Dunes, California. California Fish and Game 91(2):61-82.
- McGrann, M. 2015. Engaging science, conservation and education along the PCT. Pacific Crest Trail Communicator. 27(5):20-23.
- McGrann, M. and A. McGrann 2010. Stop, Look, Listen: Megatransect of PCT is a large-scale exercise in macro-observation. Pacific Crest Trail Communicator. 22(2):14-17.
- McGrann, M. and A. McGrann 2007. More Than a Walk in the Wilderness: A Megatransect of California. Pacific Crest Trail Communicator. 19(1):22-25.
- McGrann, M. C., and B. J. Furnas. 2015. Combined use of point counts and automated recorders to monitor avian diversity along a montane mega-transect. International Congress for Conservation Biology. Montpellier, France.
- Furnas, B. J., and M. C. McGrann. 2010. Geographical variation of hermit warbler type I songs in northern California. Joint meeting of Cooper Ornithological Society, American Ornithologists’ Union, and Society of Canadian Ornithologists. San Diego, California, USA.
- Leow, Chi Jing, Michael C. McGrann, Sumathi Sankaran-Walters, Christopher C. Pauley, Ronald B. Sams, Cierla V. McGuire, Malinda A. Stull, and Ben F. Brammell. 2018. Use of eDNA to detect salmonids and amphibian species in high elevation habitats in the Sierra Nevada in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, CA. 104th Annual Kentucky Academy of Science Meeting, Nov. 2-3, 2018, Bowling Green, KY. Poster.
- Pauley, Christopher C., Michael C. McGrann, Ronald B. Sams, Cierla V. McGuire, Malinda A. Stull, Brett J. Furnas, Brittany A. Joe, and Ben F. Brammell. 2016. Detection of species using eDNA in high elevation habitats in the Sierra Nevada in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, CA.. 102nd Annual Kentucky Academy of Science Meeting, Nov. 4-5, 2016, Louisville, KY. Poster.
- Christopher C. Pauley, Michael C. McGrann, Ronald B. Sams, Cierla V. McGuire, Malinda A. Stull, and Ben F. Brammell. 2015. Use of eDNA to detect multiple species in high elevation habitats in the Sierra Nevada, Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, CA. 101st Annual Kentucky Academy of Science Meeting, Nov. 13-14, 2015, Highland Heights, KY. Poster.