Patrick Doran

Patrick Doran is currently the Director of Conservation for The Nature Conservancy in Michigan where he oversees The Nature Conservancy’s conservation efforts including the organization’s conservation science, restoration, protection and policy activities not only for Michigan, but also for the benefit of the Great Lakes region. Patrick previously served seven years as the Director of Science for TNC in Michigan. Additionally, Patrick holds an appointment as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. Dr. Doran holds a Ph.D. in ecology from Dartmouth College and Master’s degrees in ecology and environmental science from Indiana University. But, more importantly, Patrick has a wonderful wife and two children with whom he spends countless hours exploring, hiking, bird watching and playing sports.


Patrick's Posts

Consequential Nature: The Power of Nature That Doesn’t Seem to Matter, But Does

May 6th, 2014
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A childhood encounter with a Tufted Titmouse may not seem like much. But could it launch a lifetime of wonder and reflection? Could such an "inconsequential moment" create a conservationist? More

The Great Lakes Deserve Some R&R

December 19th, 2012
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The results of a 3-year effort to map all the major stresses on the Great Lakes are now available. Explore the map and find out what the solutions are for this very stressed-out system. More

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