Professor of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources
Jim Anderson is Davis-Michael Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources and a professor of wildlife ecology and management in the Wildlife and Fisheries Resources program at WVU. He earned a B.S. in wildlife from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, an M.S. in range and wildlife management through the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and a Ph.D. in wildlife science from Texas Tech University. Jim has been at WVU since 1999. His research interests include restoration ecology, wetland and riparian ecology and management, and wildlife habitat relations. In particular he is interested in evaluating wetland functional equivalency and ecology of wetland-dependent wildlife. He has published over 130 scientific articles and served as major advisor for more than 30 graduate students. He teaches a number of course including Restoration Ecology, Renewable Resource Policy and Governance, Advanced Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Applied Wetlands Ecology and Management, and Waterfowl Ecology among others. Jim is married to Ann and they have 2 children (Aspen and Kade) and 2 Labrador retrievers that love to hunt.