Associate Professor, Biology; Interdisciplinary Fellow
Dr. John Quinn has been at Furman University since 2012. Before coming to Furman, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Recent awards for teaching and research include FIRST IV Postdoctoral Scholar; Teaching Award of Merit from North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture; Award for Teaching Excellence from UNL IANR Holling Family Award; Louisiana Assoc. of Professional Biologist's Best Paper 2009.
- Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- M.S., University of Louisiana
- B.A., Drake University
- B.S., Drake University
Dr. John Quinn's research addresses the conservation of biodiversity in managed and novel ecosystems, avian ecology, behavioral ecology, and creation of tools for improving decision-making related to biological diversity in working landscapes. His immediate and long-term research questions consider restoration and conservation of biodiversity in agricultural and urban ecosystems, documenting the resulting benefits and costs to society, and an improved understanding of the linkages and feedback between environmental and social system. Dr. Quinn's research employs experimental, observational, and statistical techniques to evaluate theory for both basic and applied research questions. The tools he uses include fieldwork, GIS applications, and spatial and statistical modeling. While ecology provides the foundation to his work, Dr. Quinn greatly enjoys and benefits from interaction with peers beyond his discipline. He anticipates that his future research will follow the path of biology and sustainability science to understand complex relationships in coupled human natural systems.
*Denotes undergraduate coauthor
- Quinn, J.E., Cook, E. Gauthier, N. 2021. Patterns of vertebrate richness across global anthromes: prioritizing conservation beyond biomes and ecoregions. Global Ecology and Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01591
- Ordway et al. 2021. Leveraging the NEON Airborne Observation Platform for socio-environmental systems research. Ecosphere. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3640
- Quinn, John E., and Karen E. Allen 2021. "Governance, Values, and Conservation Processes in Multifunctional Landscapes" Land 10, no. 5: 478. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10050478
- Elmore et al. 2020. Correlates of bird collisions with buildings across three North American countries. Conservation Biology. 35(2):654-665 doi: 10.1111/cobi.13569
- Schindler, A*. Gerber, J*., Quinn, J.E. 2020. An ecoacoustic approach to understand the effects of human sound on soundscapes and avian communication. Biodiversity. 21(1) https://doi.org/10.1080/14888386.2020.1713889
- Gerber, J.*, Howard, D.*, Quinn, J.E. 2020. Shifts in acoustic indices during the 2017 total solar eclipse: an application of dispersed automated recording units to study ephemeral acoustic events. Biodiversity. 21(1) https://doi.org/10.1080/14888386.2020.1715834
- Holt, E., Q. Lombard*, N. Best*, S. Smiley-Smith, and J.E. Quinn. 2019. Active vs. passive green-space use and measures of well-being among university students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16(3), 424 https://doi.org/10.3390 /ijerph16030424
- Cohen, M., Quinn, J.E. Marshall, D*., and Sharp, T*. 2019. Sustainability assessment of a community open space vision. Sustainability Science. 14(6): 1565-1580
- Allen, K. Quinn, C., English, C*., and Quinn J.E. 2018. Relational values in agroecosystem governance. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 35:108-115 doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2018.10.026
- Brown, M*. and Quinn, J.E. 2018. Zoning does not improve the availability of ecosystem services in urban watersheds. A case study from the Upstate of South Carolina USA. Ecosystem Services. Volume 34(B):254-265 doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2018.04.009.
- Brown, M*, Quinn, J.E. 2018. Zoning does not improve the availability of ecosystem services in urban watersheds. A case study from the Upstate of South Carolina USA. Ecosystem Services. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2018.04.009.
- Quinn, J.E. A.J. Markey*, D. Howard*, S, Crummett*, A. Schindler*. 2018. Intersections of soundscapes and conservation: Ecologies of sound in naturecultures. MUSICultures.
- Hager. S.B. et al. 2017. Continent-wide analysis of how urbanization affects bird-window collision mortality in North America. Biological Conservation. 212(A):209–215.
- Gibson, D.M.*, Quinn, J.E. 2017 Application of anthromes to frame scenario planning for landscape-scale conservation decision making. Land. 6(2):33. – selected as issue cover http://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/6/2
- Quinn, J.E., T. Awada, F. Trindade, L. Fulginiti, R. Perrin. 2017. Combining habitat loss and agricultural intensification improves our understanding of drivers of change in avian abundance in a North American cropland anthrome. Ecology and Evolution. 7(3):803–814.
- Quinn, J.E., Wood, J*. 2017. Application of a coupled human-natural system framework to identify challenges and opportunities for conservation in private lands. Ecology and Society. 22(1):39.
- Quinn, J.E., Wood, J. 2016. Application of a coupled human-natural system framework to identify challenges and opportunities for conservation in private lands. Ecology and Society. In Press
- Wood, J., Quinn, J.E. 2016. Local and landscape metrics identify opportunities for conserving cavity-nesting birds in a rapidly urbanizing ecoregion. Journal of Urban Ecology 2(1): juw003
- Ernstes, R., Quinn, J.E. 2016. Response of songbird vocalizations to increased traffic noise as an indicator of an altered soundscape in human systems. Cities and the Environment. 8 (1):7
- Quinn, C., Quinn, J.E. 2016. Building Blocks of Resilience: Hands-on Modeling and Sharing of Resilience Concepts. In Byrne, L. 2016. Learner-centered Teaching Activities for Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Springer
- Andersen, C.B., Donovan, R.K., Quinn, J.E. 2015. Human Appropriation of Net Primary Production (HANPP) in an agriculturally-dominated watershed, southeastern USA. Land. 4(2):513-540.
- Quinn, C., Quinn, J.E., Halfacre, A., 2015. Digging Deeper: A case study of farmer conceptualization of ecosystem services in the American South. Environmental Management. 56(4):802-813.
- Oden, A., J. Brandle, M. Burbach, M.B. Brown, J.E. Quinn. 2015. Variation in avian vocalizations during the non-breeding season in response to traffic noise. Ethology. 121(5):472-479.
- Thorn, H., Quinn, J.E., Roark, A. 2015. Reproductive and developmental effects of tributyltin, bisphenol A, and 17 β-estradiol in pale anemones (Aiptasia pallida). Endocrine Disruptors 3(1). doi: 10.1080/23273747.2015.1030062
- Quinn, J.E., J. Brandle, R. Johnson. 2014. Identifying opportunities for conservation embedded in cropland anthromes. Landscape Ecology. 29(10):1811-1819.
- Martin, L.J. J.E. Quinn, E.C. Ellis, M.R. Shaw, M. Dorning, C.E. Kraft, L. Hallett, N.E. Heller, R.J. Hobbs, E. Law, N. Michel, M. Perring, P.D. Shirey, R. Wiederholt. 2014. Conservation opportunities across the world’s anthromes. Diversity and Distributions. 20(7):45-755.
- Quinn, J.E., A. Oden, J. Brandle. 2013. The influence of different cover types on American Robin nest success in organic agroecosystems. Sustainability. 5:3502-3512.
- Quinn, J.E., J. Brandle, and R. Johnson. 2013. A farm-scale biodiversity and ecosystem services assessment tool: The Healthy Farm Index. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 11(2):176-192.
- Quinn, J.E., J. Brandle, and R. Johnson. 2012. The effects of land sparing and wildlife-friendly practices on grassland bird abundance within organic farmlands. Agriculture Ecosystems, & Environment. 161:10-16.
- Quinn, J.E., J. Brandle, and R. Johnson. 2012. A farm-scale biodiversity and ecosystem services assessment tool: The Healthy Farm Index. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability DOI:10.1080/14735903.2012.726854.
- Quinn, J.E. 2013. Sharing a vision for biodiversity conservation and agriculture. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. and Food Systems. 28(1):93-96.