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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 45 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 2 Labrador retrievers that love 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. Boucher, M., M. Tellez, and J. T. Anderson. 2017. A tail of two crocs: coding tail-spot patterns for individual identification of American ( Crocodylus acutus) and Morelet’s ( Crocodylus moreletii) crocodiles. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4:760-772.
  3. Goodman, N. S., J. C. Eitniear, and J. T. Anderson. 2017. Diurnal and nocturnal dive durations and inter-dive intervals of stiff-tailed ducks in Puerto Rico. Waterbirds 40:396-402.
  4. Stiffler, L. L., J. T. Anderson, and T. E. Katzner. 2018. Evaluating autonomous acoustic surveying techniques for rails in tidal marshes. Wildlife Society Bulletin 42:78-83. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.860
  5. Flaherty, K. L., J. S. Rentch, W. N. Grafton, and J. T. Anderson. 2018. Timing of white-tailed deer browsing affects wetland plant communities. Plant Ecology 219:313-324.
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