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Anderson, James

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 150 scientific articles and served as major advisor for more than 50 graduate students. He teaches a number of course including Restoration Ecology, Renewable Resource Policy and Governance, Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries Resources, Applied Wetlands Ecology and Management, and Waterfowl Ecology among others. Jim has 2 children (Aspen and Kade) and a Labrador Retriever that loves to hunt.


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  1. Anderson, J. T., and C. A. Davis, editors. 2013. Wetland Techniques. Volumes 1: Foundations, Volume 2: Organisms, Volume 3: Applications and Management, Springer, New York, New York.
  2. Flaherty, K. L., P. J. Turk, and J. T. Anderson. 2019. Comparing stakeholder attitudes toward white-tailed deer and rare plant management in Canaan Valley, West Virginia. Global Ecology and Conservation 16(2019) e00519.
  3. Goodman, N. S., J. C. Eitniear, and J. T. Anderson. 2019. Time-activity budgets of stiff-tailed ducks in Puerto Rico. Global Ecology and Conservation 19 e00676.
  4. Lewis, K. E., C. T. Rota, C. M. Lituma, and J. T. Anderson. 2019. Influence of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program wetland practices on winter occupancy of Passerellidae sparrows and avian species richness. PLoS ONE 14(1): e0210878.
  5. Millikin, A., S. K. Woodley, D. R. Davis, and J. T. Anderson. 2019. Habitat characteristics in created vernal pools impact spotted salamander water-borne corticosterone levels. Wetlands 39:803-814.
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