Connor Morozumi
PhD Student

Education

M.S., Wildlife Science with a minor in Rangeland Ecology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. August 2015.

B.A., Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA. June 2010.

B.S., Health Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA. June 2010.

Research Interests

​My interests lie in the complexities of incorporating species interactions into predictive models, especially species conservation models related to human induced climate change. I am interested in network models of plant-pollinators that acknowledge the competitive relationships between pollinators. In addition, I hope to build more realistic models that are grounded in empirically tested information instead of assumptions without biological relevance. Some topics I hope to address in my PhD are the following:

  • Experimentally testing shifts in phenology mismatch between plants and their pollinators
  • Understanding how species losses from plant-pollinator networks affect network stability and structure as a whole
  • Building better tools and analysis to quantify pollination metrics

Honors and Awards

McLaughlin, B., C.N. Morozumi, J. MacKenzie, A. Cole & S. Gennet. 2014. Demography linked to climate change projections in an ecoregional case study: integrating forecasts and field data. Ecosphere, 5(7), art85.

D. L. Hernández, D.M. Vallano, E.S. Zavaleta, Z. Tzankova, J.R. Pasari, S. Weiss, P.C. Selmants, and C. Morozumi. 2016. Nitrogen pollution is linked to U.S. listed species declines. Bioscience, 66 (3): 213-222

Selected Professional, Extension, and Outreach Presentation

​Husain, A, Morozumi, CN, Prive S, Smith LA, Zarzycki, M. 2014. Society of Ecological Restoration Regional Conference Poster presentation. “Preserving imperiled ecosystems: A plan to restore vernal pool prairie-grasslands in the Agate Desert, Medford, Oregon”

Morozumi CN, Vallano DM, Zavaleta, ES. 2012. Society of Conservation Biology-N.A. Congress for Conservation Biology Poster presentation. “Local and regional patterns of atmospheric nitrogen pollution in greater San Francisco Bay Area serpentine grasslands”