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Eric Bergman
Eric Bergman

​​​Wildlife Researcher, Ungulates ​​

Education

  • Ph.D., Wildlife Biology — Colorado State University, 2013
  • M.S., Fish and Wildlife Management — Montana State University, 2003
  • B.S., Biology — St. Olaf College, 1999

Current or Recent Positions

Mammals Researcher — Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 2003-Present

Areas of Interest, Expertise

My research focuses on the population ecology of ungulates (mule deer, elk, moose and bighorn sheep); ungulate/habitat relationships; harvest management; population and behavioral dynamics of predator-prey system and models; and animal movement.

Current or Recent Research Projects

  • Evaluation and incorporation of life history traits, nutr​​​itional status, and browse characteristics in Shira's moose management in Colorado

  • Evaluation of winter range habitat treatments on over-winter survival and body conditions of mule deer on the Uncompahgre Plateau.

Select Publications

  • Bergman, E.J., P.F. Doherty, G.C. White, and D.J. Freddy. 2014. Habitat and herbivore density: response of mule deer to habitat management.  In Review – Journal of Wildlife Management.

  • Bergman, E.J., P.F. Doherty, G.C. White, and A.A. Holland.  2014.  Density dependence in mule deer: a review of evidence.  In Review – Wildlife Biology.

  • Bergman, E.J., P.F. Doherty, C.J. Bishop, L.L. Wolfe, and B.A. Banulis. 2014. Herbivore body condition response in altered environments: mule deer and habitat management.  In Review – Plos One.

  • Bergman, E.J., C.J. Bishop, D.J. Freddy, G.C. White and P.F. Doherty.  2014. Habitat management influences overwinter survival of mule deer fawn in Colorado.  Journal of Wildlife Management 78:448–455.

  • Bishop, C.J., C.R. Anderson, D.P. Walsh, E.J. Bergman, P. Kuechle, and J. Roth. 2011. Effectiveness of a redesigned vaginal implant transmitter in mule deer.  Journal of Wildlife Management. 75:1797-1806.

  • Bergman, E.J., B.E. Watkins, C.J. Bishop, P.M. Lukacs, and M. Lloyd. 2011. Biological and socio-economic effects of statewide limitation of deer licenses in Colorado. Journal of Wildlife Management. 75:1443-1452.

  • Becker, M.S., R.A. Garrott, P.J. White, C.N. Gower, E.J. Bergman and R. Jaffe. 2008. Wolf prey selection in an elk-bison system: choice or circumstance? In Garrott, R.A., P.J. White and F.G.R. Watson eds. The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone: sixteen years of integrated field studies. Academic Press, New York, NY.

  • Becker, M.S., R.A. Garrott, P.J. White, R. Jaffe, J.J. Borkowski, C.N. Gower, and E.J. Bergman. 2008. Wolf kill rates: predictably variable? In Garrott, R.A., P.J. White and F.G.R. Watson eds. The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone: sixteen years of integrated field studies. Academic Press, New York, NY.

  • Watkins, B.E., C.J. Bishop, E.J. Bergman, B. Hale, B.F. Wakeling, A. Bronson, L.H. Carpenter, and D.W. Lutz. 2007. Habitat guidelines for mule deer: Colorado plateau shrubland and forest ecoregion. Mule Deer Working Group, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

  • Bergman, E.J., R.A. Garrott, S. Creel, J.J. Borkowski, R. Jaffe, and E.G.R. Watson. 2006. Assessment of prey vulnerability through analysis of wolf movements and kill sites. Ecological Applications 16:273-284.