Michael R. Short

Department of Forestry & Horticulture
Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington Street
PO Box 1106
New Haven CT 06504-1106
Voice: (203)974-8538  Fax: (203)974-850
E-Mail: Michael.short@ct.gov  


Michael’s responsibilities include providing technical support to research programs within the Department of Forestry & Horticulture and The Center for Vector Biology and Zoonotic Diseases.  Research areas include Integrated Tick Management, Forest Health, Human-Wildlife Interaction, and Invasive Plant Control.  His technical expertise includes the following areas;

  • Small mammal capture, tag and release
  • Tick collection, identification and analysis
  • Aerial deer survey
  • Camera trapping
  • Herbaceous and woody plant identification
  • Invasive plant control using mechanical and chemical methods
  • Greenhouse and field production and management

A.A.S. - State University of New York-Alfred (Ornamental Horticulture) 1982

Station Career:

Agricultural Research Technician II 2014-present

Agricultural Research Technician I 2001 - 2014

Agricultural Research Aide III 1992 - 2001

Agricultural Research Aide II 1989 - 1992

Certifications and Memberships:
Pesticide Applicator-Government Operational Certificate #G-11007

CT-DEEP Wildland Firefighter Qualification 2012

Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional (CNLA) 1997

Member: The Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society

Selected publications: