Dan Sullins, Assistant Professor

Dan Sullins

Assistant Unit Leader, Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
*Federal employee

Contact information

205 Leasure Hall
(785) 532-6615


Ph.D. 2017, Kansas State University. Biology.

Area(s) of Specialization

Wildlife Ecology; Wildlife Management; Population Biology; Landscape Ecology

Research Focus

My research interests revolve around understanding how birds use and select resources that vary over space and time and focusing on how the quantity and quality of those resources affect avian populations. The main themes of my research include conservation of avian species throughout their annual cycle, landscape and temporal effects on population occupancy and space use, and linking resource availability and selection with demographic consequences.

Selected Publications

Parker, N.J., D.S. Sullins, D.A. Haukos, K.A. Fricke, C.A. Hagen, and A.A. Ahlers. 2022. Demographic effects of a megafire on a declining prairie grouse in the mixed-grass prairie. Ecology and Evolution 12: e9544.

Berigan, L.A., C.S. Aulicky, E. Teige, D.S. Sullins, D.A. Haukos, K.A. Fricke, K.A., and A.M. Ricketts. 2022. Availability of lesser prairie-chicken nesting habitat impairs restoration success. WildlifeSociety Bulletin 46:e1379.

Parker, N.J., D.S. Sullins, D.A. Haukos, K.A. Fricke, and C.A. Hagen. 2022. Recovery of working grasslands following a megafire in the southern mixed-grass prairie. Global Ecology and Conservation 36: e02142.

Sirch, M.W., D.S. Sullins, N.J. Parker, D.A. Haukos, J.D. Kraft, C.A. Hagen, and K.A. Fricke. 2022. Woody species mortality due to a megafire within the mixed-grass prairie. Prairie Naturalist 54: 11–23.

Sullins, D.S., M. Bogaerts, B.H.F. Verheijen, D.E. Naugle, T. Griffiths, and C.A. Hagen. 2021. Increasing durability of voluntary conservation through strategic implementation of the Conservation Reserve Program. Biological Conservation 259:109177.

Verheijen, B.H.F., R.T. Plumb, C.K. J. Gulick, C.A. Hagen, S.G. Robinson, D.S. Sullins, and D.A. Haukos. 2021. Breeding space use by lesser prairie-chickens varies among ecoregions and breeding stages. American Midland Naturalist 185: 149–174.

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