DAVIS COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES & DESIGN
DIVISION OF FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

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James T. Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor of Wildlife & Fisheries
Davis-Michael Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources

Contact Information

West Virginia University
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
PO Box 6125
Morgantown, WV 26506-6125

Telephone: (304) 293-3825
Fax: (304) 293-2441
Email: jim.anderson@mail.wvu.edu

Education

Ph.D., 1997, Texas Tech University
Major: Wildlife Science
Dissertation: Invertebrate communities in vegetated playa wetlands.

M.S., 1994, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Major: Range and Wildlife Management
Minor: Statistics
Thesis: Wetland use and selection by waterfowl wintering in coastal Texas.

B.S., 1991, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Major: Wildlife
Minors: Environmental Law Enforcement and Resource Management

Professional Employment

Professor
West Virginia University
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program
August 2009 – Present

Associate Professor and Associate Director, Natural Resource Analysis Center
West Virginia University
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program
August 2007 – August 2009

Associate Professor
West Virginia University
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program
August 2004 – August 2007

Assistant Professor
West Virginia University
Division of Forestry
Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program
January 1999 – August 2004

Post-doctoral Research Associate/Instructor
Texas Tech University
Department of Range, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management
August 1997-December 1998

Research Assistant
Texas Tech University
Department of Range, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management
May 1994-August 1997

Graduate Fellow
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
June 1991-April 1994

Courses Taught

Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries Resources
Advanced Wildlife and Fisheries Management
Renewable Resource Policy and Governance
The Tradition of Hunting
Waterfowl Ecology
Applied Wetlands Ecology and Management
Big Game Ecology and Management
Restoration Ecology

Research Interests

Wetlands ecology, management, and restoration; wildlife-habitat relations; wildlife damage; invasive species; climate change science; watershed and water quality improvement; and riparian ecology and management.

Current Research
  • Assessing differences in wildlife, soils, hydrology, and ecological processes between created and natural wetlands
  • Double-crested cormorant management
  • Clapper and king rail ecology and management
  • Bobcat ecology and management
  • Biochar from poultry litter
  • Stream and riparian improvement and mitigation banking options
  • Black duck wintering ecology
  • Masked duck behavior
  • Environmental DNA
  • Bird and plant phenology

Professional Affiliations

The Wildlife Society
Society of Wetland Scientists
Waterbird Society
West Virginia Academy of Sciences

Selected Publications

Keten, A., V. Beskardes, E. Makineci, M. Kumbasli, and J. T. Anderson. 2016. Abundance of Apodemus spp. varies by stand age in coppice-originated oak forest, Thrace, Turkey. Bosque 37:425-429.

Liu, J. L., J. K. Liu, J. T. Anderson, R. Zhang, and Z. M. Zhang. 2016. Potential of aquatic macrophytes and artificial floating island for removing contaminants. Plant Biosystems 150:702-709.

Anderson, J. T., and K. A. Chadbourne. 2015. Nesting birds in hawthorn-savannah habitats of Canaan Valley, Tucker County, West Virginia. Southeastern Naturalist 14 (Special Issue 7):103-111.

Chadbourne, K. A., and J. T. Anderson. 2015. Temporal variation in songbird abundance on grasslands in Canaan Valley, West Virginia. Southeastern Naturalist 14 (Special Issue 7):344-356. Cherefko, C., C. Fridley, J. Medsger, M. Woody, and J. T. Anderson. 2015. White-tailed deer and balsam woolly adelgid effects on balsam fir in Canaan Valley. Southeastern Naturalist 14 (Special Issue 7):218-231.

Gingerich, R. T., D. G. Panaccione, and J. T. Anderson. 2015. The role of fungi and invertebrates in litter decomposition in mitigated and reference wetlands. Limnologica 54:23-32.

Keten A., V. Beskardes, M. Kumbasli, E Makineci, H. Zengin, E. Özdemir, E. Yilmaz, H. Cinar Yilmaz, S. Caliskan, and J. T. Anderson. 2015. Arthropod diversity of coppice originated pure oak forests on northern Thrace – Turkey. iForest – Biogeosciences and Forestry 8:615-623.

McChesney, H. M. and J. T. Anderson. 2015. Reproductive success of field sparrows (Spizella pusilla) in response to invasive Morrow’s honeysuckle: does Morrow’s honeysuckle promote population sinks? Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127:222-232.

Anderson, J. T., R. L. Ward, J. T. Petty, J. S. Kite, and M. P. Strager. 2014. Culvert effects on stream and stream-side salamander habitats. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development 5:274-281.

Anderson, J. T., and J. L. Bonner. 2014. Modeling habitat suitability for beaver (Castor canadensis) using Geographic Information Systems. International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering 61:12-23.

Rose, C. L., P. J. Turk, S. M. Selego, and J. T Anderson. 2014. White-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) selection of invasive bush honeysuckle fruits in the northeastern United States. Journal of Mammalogy 95:108-116.

Anderson, J. T., and C. A. Davis, editors. 2013. Wetland Techniques. Volume 1: Foundations. Springer, New York, New York. 459pp. ISBN 978-94-007-6859-8

Anderson, J. T., and C. A. Davis, editors. 2013. Wetland Techniques. Volume 2: Organisms. Springer, New York, New York. 332pp. ISBN 978-94-007-6903-4

Anderson, J. T., and C. A. Davis, editors. 2013. Wetland Techniques. Volume 3: Applications and Management. Springer, New York, New York. 270pp. ISBN 978-94-007-6906-9

Anderson, J. T., F. L. Zilli, L. Montalto, M. R. Marchese, M. McKinney, and Y.-L. Park. 2013. Sampling and processing aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates in wetlands. Pages 142-195 in J. T. Anderson, and C. A. Davis, editors. Wetland Techniques. Volume 2: Organisms. Springer, New York, New York.

Anderson, J. T., A. K. Zadnik, P. B. Wood, and K. Bledsoe. 2013. Evaluation of habitat quality for selected wildlife species associated with island back channels. Open Journal of Ecology 3:301-310. doi:10.4236/oje.2013.34035

Hedrick, L. B., J. T. Anderson, S. A. Welsh, and L.-S. Lin. 2013. Sedimentation in mountain streams: a review of methods and measurements. Natural Resources 4:92-104.

Petty, J. T., G. Gingerich, J. T. Anderson, and P. F. Ziemkiewicz. 2013. Ecological function of constructed perennial stream channels on reclaimed surface coal mines. Hydrobiologia 720:39-53.

Strain, G. F., T. K. Pauley, and J. T. Anderson. 2013. Visible implant alphanumeric tag retention in green frog tadpoles (Lithobates clamitans). Herpetological Review 44:440-442.

Vance, J. A., N. B. Angus, and J. T. Anderson. 2013. Effects of bridge construction on songbirds and small mammals at Blennerhassett Island, Ohio River, USA. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185:7739-7748.

Veselka, IV, W. E., and J. T. Anderson. 2013. Wetland indices of biological integrity. Pages 1-28 in J. T. Anderson, and C. A. Davis, editors. Wetland Techniques. Volume 3: Applications and Management. Springer, New York, New York.

Helon, D. A., C. P. Dwyer, M. D. Witt, J. W. Edwards, and J. T. Anderson. 2013. Summer movements and activity patterns of river otters in Northeastern Ohio, USA. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 3:181-190.

Pitchford, J. L., C, Wu, L. Lin, J. T. Petty, R. Thomas, W. E. Veselka, D. Welsch, N. Zegre, and J. T. Anderson. 2012. Climate change effects on hydrology and ecology of wetlands in the mid-Atlantic Highlands. Wetlands 32:21-33.

Strain, G. F., J. T. Anderson, E. D. Michael, and P. J. Turk. 2012. Hibernacula use and hibernation phenology in the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) in Canaan Valley, West Virginia. Journal of Herpetology 46:269-274.

Selego, S. M., C. L. Rose, G. T. Merovich, Jr., S. A. Welsh, and J. T. Anderson. 2012. Community-level response of fish and aquatic macroinvertebrates to stream restoration in a third-order tributary of the Potomac River, USA. International Journal of Ecology. Article ID 753634, 9 pages. Doi: 10.1155/2012/753634. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijeco/aip/753634/

Gingerich, R. T., and J. T. Anderson. 2011. Decomposition trends of five plant litter types in mitigated and reference wetlands in West Virginia, USA. Wetlands 31:653-662.

Gingerich, R. T., and J. T. Anderson. 2011. Litter decomposition in created and reference wetlands in West Virginia, USA. Wetlands Ecology and Management 19:449-458.

Strager, M. P., J. T. Anderson, J. D. Osbourne, and R. Fortney. 2011. A three-tiered framework to select, prioritize, and evaluate potential wetland and stream mitigation banking sites. Wetlands Ecology and Management 19:1-18.

Cooey, C. K., J. A. Fallon, M. L. Avery, J. T. Anderson, E. A. Falkenstein, and H, Klandorf. 2010. Refinement of biomarker pentosidine methodology for use on aging birds. Human-Wildlife Interactions 4:304-314.

Hedrick, L. B., S. A. Welsh, J. T. Anderson, L. Lin, Y. Chen, and X. Wei. 2010. Response of benthic macroinvertebrate communities to highway construction in an Appalachian watershed. Hydrobiologia 641:115-131.

Veselka, W. V., J. T. Anderson, and W. S. Kordek. 2010. Using dual classifications in the development of avian wetlands indices of biological integrity for wetlands in West Virginia, USA. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 164:533-548.

Love, J. P., and J. T. Anderson. 2009. Seasonal effects of four control methods on the invasive Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii) and initial responses of understory plants in a Southwestern Pennsylvania old field. Restoration Ecology 17:549-559.