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Chuck Anderson
Chuck Anderson

​Mammals Research Section Leader


  • Ph.D., Zoology and Physiology — University of Wyoming, 2003
  • M.S., Zoology and Physiology — University of Wyoming, 1994
  • B.S., Wildlife Biology — Colorado State University, 1990

Current or Recent Positions

  • Mammals Researcher Section Leader — Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 2013-Present

  • Wildlife Researcher — Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 2006-2013

  • Affiliate Faculty — Idaho State University, 2009-Present

  • Affiliate Faculty — Colorado State University, 2012-Present

Areas of Interest, Expertise

My research focuses on large mammal ecology and management, with an emphasis on population dynamics, population monitoring, and population genetics.

Current or Recent Research Projects

Implementing research to address mule deer/energy development interactions and investigating mitigation response of mule deer to habitat and energy development improvements in western Colorado.

Select Publications

  • Peterson, M. E., C. R. Anderson Jr., J. M. Northrup, and P. F. Doherty Jr. 2018. Mortality of mule deer fawns in a natural gas development area. Journal of Wildlife Management 82:1135-1148, DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21476 
  • Bergman, E. J., C. R. Anderson Jr., C. J. Bishop, A. A. Holland, and J. M. Northrup. 2018.  Variation in ungulate body fat: individual versus temporal effects. Journal of Wildlife Management 82:130-137, DOI: 10:1002/jwmg.21334