Assistant Professor of Biology
Office/Department: Biology, Department of
Location: Sattgast Hall 218L
Phone: (218) 755-4372
Box #: 27
- University of Delaware, Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology (Certificate in Statistics), 2017
- University of Delaware, M.S. in Wildlife Ecology, 2013
- Bemidji State University, B.S. in Biology, 2010
- BIOL 4780 Wildlife Management Techniques
- BIOL 4530 Ecology and Management of Large Mammals
- BIOL 4520 Mammalogy
- BIOL 2610 General Ecology
- BIOL 4894 Advanced Research Projects
Dr. Haus is a Certified Wildlife Biologist® who specializes in the ecology and management of large mammals, particularly white-tailed deer. His research interests include the behavior, survival, and habitat use of hunted populations. He has studied the influence of individual-specific behaviors on mortality risk in adult deer, the effects of predation on fawn survival, harvest rates of yearling bucks on public land, as well as the impact of various disease outbreaks on deer management. He also has an interest in emerging GPS telemetry technology and analytical methods used to study animal movement. Dr. Haus has been a faculty member in the Biology Department at Bemidji State University since 2019.
Dion, J. R., A. M. Holland, J. M. Haus, J. E. Rogerson, and J. L. Bowman. 2021. Birth site selection by white-tailed deer in an area with low risk of predation. Northeastern Naturalist 28:94-105. DOI:10.1656/045.028.0108
Dion, J. R., J. M. Haus, J. E. Rogerson, and J. L. Bowman. 2020. White-tailed deer neonate survival in the absence of predators. Ecosphere 11:e03122. DOI:10.1002/ecs.2.3122
Haus, J. M., S. L. Webb, B. K. Strickland, K. P. McCarthy, J. E. Rogerson, and J. L. Bowman. 2020. Individual heterogeneity in habitat use has implications for survival in adult white-tailed deer. Ecosphere 11:e03064. DOI:10.1002/ecs2.3064
Haus, J. M., J. R. Dion, M. M. Kalb, E. L. Ludwig, J. E. Rogerson, and J. L. Bowman. 2020. Interannual variability in survival rates for adult female white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 84:675–684. DOI:10.1002/jwmg.21834
Holland, A. M., J. M. Haus, T. B. Eyler, M. D. Duda, and J. L. Bowman. 2020. Revisiting hunter perceptions toward chronic wasting disease; changes in behavior over time. Animals 10:187. (Invited paper) DOI:10.3390/ani10020187
Dion, J. R., J. M. Haus, J. E. Rogerson, and J. L. Bowman. 2019. An initial performance review of vaginal implant transmitters paired with GPS collars. Animal Biotelemetry 7:22. DOI:10.1186/s40317-019-0184-4
Haus, J. M., S. L. Webb, B. K. Strickland, J. E. Rogerson, and J. L. Bowman. 2019. Land use and dispersal influence mortality in white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 83:1185–1196. DOI:10.1002/jwmg.21666
Haus, J. M., T. B. Eyler, and J. L. Bowman. 2019. A spatially and temporally concurrent comparison of popular density estimators for white-tailed deer. Northeastern Naturalist 26:305–324. DOI:10.1656/045.026.0207
Haus, J. M., J. A. Demchur, J. R. Dion, P. L. Habecker, and J. L. Bowman. 2018. Theileriosis identified in multiple neonatal white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Delaware, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 54:885–888. DOI:10.7589/2018-02-044
Haus, J. M., T. B. Eyler, M. D. Duda, and J. L. Bowman. 2017. Hunter perception towards chronic wasting disease; implications for harvest and management. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:294–300. DOI:10.1002/wsb.761
Haus, J. M. 2017. Survival, movement, and habitat selection of adult white-tailed deer in southern Delaware. Dissertation, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. Link.
Haus, J. M. 2013. The impact of CWD on deer harvest and determining methods to estimate deer abundance. Master’s Thesis, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. Link.
K. Shelton, In progress. Abundance and occupancy of snowshoe hare (Waabooz; Lepus americanus) predators on the Leech Lake Reservation. M.S. in Biology.