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R. Hanks

Adjunct Faculty
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Phone: 186-420-0816



Educational Background

Ph.D. Forest Resource Management
West Virginia University 2016

M.S. Biology
Western Carolina University 2003

B.S. Biology
Presbyterian College 1999

Courses Taught

Forested Watershed Management
Forest Policy


R. Daniel Hanks currently works at Weyerhaeuser as an aquatic ecologist for the company's environmental research, south division.

Research Interests

Research interests include aquatic and landscape ecology, spatial and temporal recovery gradients due to environmental disturbance, and aquatic ecosystems in managed timberlands.


Nicholas M Masto, An C Hsiung, Richard M Kaminski, Beth E Ross, Molly R Kneece, Garrett L Wilkerson, Robert F Baldwin, Richard Daniel Hanks, Ernie P Wiggers, Travis H Folk, Robert D Perry, Richard H Coen, Robert Castles Leland, James T Anderson. 2023. Waterbird-habitat relationships in South Carolina: implications for protection, restoration, and management of coastal and inland wetlands. Restoration Ecology 31(7): e13956.

Brumm, K. J., B. K. Peoples, R. D. Hanks, and R. F. Baldwin. 2022. Scale-linked conservation planning for freshwater ecosystems. Landscape Ecology 37(10): 2589-2605.

E. L. Fields-Black, Hanks, R. D., T. Folks, R. J. Baldwin, R. C. Coen, and E. Wiggers. 2022. Resilience of coupled socio-ecological systems: Historic rice fields of the US South. Perspectives on Public Policy in Societal-Environmental Crisis: What the Future Needs from History (pp. 273-289). Springer International Publishing.

Baldwin, R. F., R. D. Hanks, and J. S. Dertien. 2021. Landscape ecology for biological conservation. Routledge Handbook of Landscape Ecology (pp. 367-385). Routledge.

Hanks, R. D., R. J. Baldwin, R. C. Coen, T. Folks, E. Wiggers, and E. Fields-Black. 2021. Mapping Antebellum Rice Fields as a Basis for Understanding Human and Ecological Consequences of the Era of Slavery. Land. 10(8). 831.

Brumm, K., R. D. Hanks, R. F. Baldwin, and B. K. Peoples. 2021. Accounting for multiple dimensions of biodiversity to assess surrogate performance in a freshwater conservation prioritization. Ecological Indicators. 122(1). DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.107320.

Harris, A. R. D. Hanks, Y. Kanno, J. M. Rash, and D. W. Goodfred. 2020. Standard Weight (Ws) equation for Brook Trout in southern Appalachian Mountains streams. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1111/JFWM-20-026

Hanks, R. D., P. B. Leonard, and R. F. Baldwin. 2020. Understanding landscape influences on aquatic fauna across the central and southern Appalachians. Land. 9(1). 16.

Hanks, R. D. Dams: anthrome enablers. 2020. Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes. Reference Module for Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences.

Hanks, R. D., Baldwin, R. F., Leonard, P. B., G. Bee, and P. Claflin. 2019. Interactive online tool for educating the public about landscape conservation. Journal of Extension 57(2) Article 2TOT5.

Pregler, K. C., R. D. Hanks, E. Childress, N. P. Hitt, D. J. Hocking, B. H. Letcher, T. Wagner, and Y. Kanno. 2019. Hierarchical analysis of power to detect regional brook trout population trends at the southern range. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2018-0241

Hanks, R. D. and K. J. Hartman. 2019. Evaluation of the influences of dam release types, land use, and habitat affecting abundance, richness, diversity, and community structure of larval and juvenile fish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2017-107.

Hanks, R. D., Y. Kanno, and J. M. Rash. 2018. Can single-pass electrofishing replace three-pass depletion for state-wide population trend detection? Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 147:729-739. doi:10.1002/tafs.10061.

Leonard, P. B., R. F. Baldwin, and R. D. Hanks. 2017. Landscape-scale conservation design across biotic realms: sequential integration of aquatic and terrestrial landscapes. Scientific Reports 7 (article 14556). doi:10.103/s41598-017-15304-w

Hanks, D., R. Andrew, and A. Anderson. 2015. West Virginia University graduate students lead citizen science program. Fisheries Magazine 40 (7):302.


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