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Dr. Anita Morzillo
Assistant Professor

Human Dimensions
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

University of Connecticut
U-4087, 1376 Storrs Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4087

Tel: 860-486-3660

Website: Anita's Website

Research Interests

My research interests focus on how to meet the needs of humans while also managing our natural resources using tools from both social and natural science.  Ongoing projects focus on water resources, human dimensions of natural resources, wildlife management, urban ecosystems, and landscape ecology.




Ph. D Michigan State University Fisheries and Wildlife, and Program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior
M.S. Southern Illinois University Carbondale Zoology
MBA St. John's University, New York City  
B.Sc State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh Biological Sciences


2014- University of Connecticut Storrs, CT Assistant Professor
2010-2014 Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University Assistant Professor
2005-2009 US Environmental Protection Agency, Western Ecology Division Postdoctoral Research Fellow 


Selected Publications

Steinberg, R.M., A.T. Morzillo, S.P.D. Riley, and S.G. Clark. 2014. People, predators, and place: rodenticide impacts in a wildland-urban interface. Rural Society. In press.

Morzillo, A.T., K.M. de Beurs, and C.J. Martin-Mikle. 2014. A conceptual framework to evaluate human-wildlife interactions within coupled human and natural systems. Ecology and Society 19:44. 

Lurie, S., D.E. Bennett, S. Duncan, H. Gosnell, M. Lewis Hunter, A.T. Morzillo, C. Moseley, M. Nielsen-Pincus, R. Parker, E.M. White. 2013. Payment for ecosystem services marketplace development at the local scale: the Eugene Water and Electric Board as a local watershed services marketplace driver. Ecosystem Services 6:93-103.

Jaeger, W.K., A.J. Plantinga, H. Chang, G. Grant, D. Hulse, J. McDonnell, H. Moradkhani, A.T. Morzillo, P. Mote, A. Nolin, M. Santelmann, J. Wu. 2013. Toward a formal definition of water scarcity in natural-human systems. Water Resources Research 49:4506-4517.

Roy, E.D., A.T. Morzillo, Seijo, F.J., S. Walsh, J. Rhemtulla, J. Milder, T. Kuemmerle, S. Martin. 2013. The Elusive Pursuit of Interdisciplinarity at the Human-Environment Interface. Bioscience 63:745-753.







Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840