Bradley J. Bergstrom, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae


Bradley J. Bergstrom                     
Born 1956, Chicago, Illinois             

                                   Department of Biology          
				   Valdosta State University         
				   Valdosta, GA 31698-0015           
				   TEL 912-333-5770 /-5759
				   FAX 912-333-7389

Academic Background

Professor of Biology, Valdosta State University.  1997-pres.
Associate Professor of Biology, Valdosta State College/University. 1991-1997.
Assistant Professor of Biology, Valdosta State College.  1986-1991.
Ph.D. in Ecology and Systematics, Museum of Natural History, University
     of Kansas.  1986.  Dissertation Title: "Ecological and Behavioral
     Relationships Among Three Species of Chipmunks (Tamias) in the Front Range 
     of Colorado.
M.Phil. in Systematics and Ecology, University of Kansas.  1984.
Graduate student in Fishery and Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University,
     Ft. Collins.  1979-1980.  No degree.
M.S. in Biology, University of Illinois. 1979.
B.S. in Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, University of Illinois.  1978.

Major Research Experience

Activity patterns and movements of a colonial roost of Black and Turkey Vultures at 
     Grand Bay WMA, GA.  2003--.
Body-fat and mass dynamics of overwintering Neotropical migrant songbirds.
     Fieldwork in Jamaica, Central America, and SE & NE U.S.  1993--.
Study of the distribution, ecology, and behavior of the round-tailed muskrat
     (Neofiber alleni) in southern Georgia.  1988--.
Patterns of fall migration in mallards of the Mississippi Flyway.  with U.S. 
     Fish and Wildlife Service, Branch Migratory Bird Research. Summer, 1988.
Long-term study of geographic trends in life history of hispid cotton rats; 
     comparative study of Georgia & Virginia populations.  1988--.
Dissertation research on chipmunk species ecological relationships; fieldwork
     in Colorado Front Range.  (R.S. Hoffmann, advisor).  1980-1986.
Assisted in demographic and ecological research on cotton rats, prairie voles,
     deer mice, rock doves, and songbirds in eastern Kansas.  1980-1986.
Graduate research in mammalian systematics, University of Illinois,
     Museum of Natural History (D.F. Hoffmeister, advisor).  1978-1979.
Waterfowl food habits study for the Illinois Department of Conservation,
     under the Illinois Natural History Survey (G. Sanderson, advisor).  1978.

Employment and Consulting Experience (non-teaching)

U.S. Air Force and The Nature Conservancy: ecosystem survey, including flora
     and vertebrate fauna, of Moody Air Force Base.  1991-present.
Interagency (USDA, CDC, Georgia DNR) study of rabies control methods on Sapelo 
     Island, Georgia.  December, 1989.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent
     Wildlife Research Center, MD.  Branch Migratory Bird Res.  Summer, 1988.
University of Georgia and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Cooperative Unit 
     (Athens) and National Park Service: field research on small-mammal prey 
     populations for proposed reintroduction of bobcat to Cumberland Island 
     National Seashore, Georgia.  March-April 1988.
Curatorial assistant, Ornithology, Museum of Natural History, University of
     Kansas.  April-August, 1985.  October, 1982 to June, 1983.
Kansas Game and Fish Department: consultant on Eastern Chipmunk reintroduction 
     program.  1984-85.
Curatorial assistant, Mammalogy, University of Kansas, M.N.H.  August, 1980
     to June, 1981.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver Wildlife Research Center: consultant on
     habitat evaluation for songbird communities in relation to grazing 
     pressure on willow riparian habitats in a high mountain basin.  Arapaho 
     National Wildlife Refuge, Walden, Colorado.  July-August, 1980. 
Field research technician, assessing ecosystem effects of herbicides, 
     Aquatic Biology Section, Illinois Natural History Survey.  (Dr. Robert
     Hiltibran, supervisor).  May-August, 1979.
Field inspector, licensed pesticide applicator, Northwest Mosquito Abatement 
     District.  Cook County, Illinois.  Summers 1975-78.

Teaching Experience

At Valdosta State College/University    
  Lecture + Lab/Field: Ecology, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Evolution,
     Principles of Biology I & II, Honors Biology II. 
  Lecture/Discussion: Perspectives on Environmental Issues
  Seminar: Environmental Issues (Honors), Senior Seminar (Biology)
  Directed Study: Ecological Field Research                          
  Guest Lecturer: Evolution, Science and Religion, Environmental Ethics, 
     Environmental Economics, Social Welfare, Crime and Delinquency 

At University of Kansas
  Lecture: Principles of Wildlife Conservation
  Lab/Field: Diversity of Organisms, Principles of Biology 
At Colorado State University                          
  Lecture: Ecology 
  Lab/Field: Mammalogy, Wildlife Management Techniques, Public Relations in 
     Natural Resources                                     

Professional Societies

American Society of Mammalogists                   
Ecological Society of America 
American Society of Naturalists
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society          
Association of Southeastern Biologists             
Georgia Academy of Sciences                        
Association of Field Ornithologists
Georgia Ornithological Society                     

Professional Service

Guest reviewer for Ecology, American Midland Naturalist, Journal of Mammalogy, 
     Southwestern Naturalist, Journal of Wildlife Management, Castanea, 
     Mammalian Species, Great Basin Naturalist, Florida Field Naturalist, 
     The Oriole, Western North American Naturalist, Georgia Journal of Science.
Member, Conservation Committee, American Society of Mammalogists, 2001-present.
Member, Editorial Committtee, Georgia Ornithological Society, 1997-2003.
Co-Chair, Technical Session on Population Ecology, American Society of 
     Mammalogists Meeting, Clemson, SC.  June, 1988.
Local Committee on Arrangements, Ga. Acad. Science meeting, Valdosta, GA, 1989.
     Co-Organizer and moderator, Environmental Symposium.
Member, Lowndes Co. Advisory Board, Governor's Greenspace Program, 2000-present.
Unpaid consultant, regular basis: Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources, U.S. FWS 
     (Wildlife Enhancement), South Georgia Regional Development Commission 
Member, Wetlands Task Force, The Georgia Conservancy.
Member, River Assessment Team, "River Care 2000," State of Georgia

Research Grants

U.S. Dept. of Defense (USAMRAA; $30,000 for vulture study), 2003-05.
National Science Foundation ($15,000, Research Opportunity Award supplement to 
  DEB-9213828: collabor. res. on Ecol. Conserv. Neotropical Migrants), 1993-95.
U.S. Air Force ($7,400, Rare species survey of Moody AFB, Ga.), 1993-4. 
Georgia Dept. Natural Resources ($8,050, round-tailed muskrat ecology), 1990-91.
The Nature Conservancy ($250, round-tailed muskrat ecology), 1989. 
The Langdale Foundation ($4,200, cotton rat reproductive biology), 1988-89. 
Georgia Game and Fish Division ($4,044, round-tailed muskrat ecology), 1988. 
Faculty Research Grants, Valdosta State College ($2,821), 1987-90, 1993. 
Professional Development Grants, Valdosta State College ($2,450), 1987-1992. 
American Society of Mammalogists Grant-in-Aid of Research ($500), 1984. 
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund (Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist.), 1983, 1982, 1981. 
  (Total $1,200)
Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research ($125), 1982.
University of Kansas General Research Fund ($4,500), 1981.

Competitive Fellowships and Honors

Special Achievement Award, Georgia Environmental Council.  1991.
Anna M. Jackson Award (Plenary Session Paper), Am. Soc. Mammalogists, June, 87. 
Tomanek Prize (Best Graduate Student Paper), Kansas Acad. Science, 1986. 
University of Kansas Dissertation Fellowship, 1985-86. 
Honors, Doctoral comprehensive oral examination, 1984. 
University of Kansas Summer Fellowship, 1982.
Dean's List, University of Illinois, 1976.

Refereed Publications

Bergstrom, B. J. 1984.  Morphologic variation between long-established and 
     pioneer populations of the meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) in 
     Illinois.  American Midland Naturalist, 112:172-177.

_______. 1985.  Unusual prey-stalking behavior by a goshawk.  J. Field 
     Ornithology, 56:415. 

_______.  1986.  An analysis of multiple captures of Peromyscus maniculatus
     with a critique on methodology.  Canadian J. Zoology, 64:1407-1411.  

Bergstrom, B. J. and J. R. Sauer.  1986.  Social traveling inferred from 
     multiple captures: testing assumptions.  Amer. Midl. Nat., 115:201-203.

Bergstrom, B. J.  1988.  Home ranges of three species of chipmunks (Tamias) 
    as assessed by radiotelemetry and grid-trapping.  J. Mammalogy, 69:190-193. 

Swihart, R. K., N. A. Slade, and B. J. Bergstrom.  1988.  Relating body size to
     the rate of home range use in mammals.  Ecology, 69:393-399.

Bergstrom, B. J. and R. S. Hoffmann.  1991.  Distribution and diagnosis of 
     three species of chipmunks (Tamias) in the Front Range of Colorado.  
     Southwestern Naturalist, 36:14-28.  

Bergstrom, B. J.  1992.  Parapatry and encounter competition between chipmunk 
     species and the hypothesized role of parasitism.  American Midland 
     Naturalist, 128:168-179. 

Bergstrom, B. J.  1999.  First reported breeding of Black-bellied Whistling-
     Duck in northern Florida.  Florida Field Naturalist, 27:177-179.

Bergstrom, B. J., T. Farley, H. L. Hill, and T. Hon.  2000.  Ecology and
     and conservation of a frontier population of the round-tailed muskrat 
     (Neofiber alleni).  Occas. Papers North Carolina State Mus. Natural 
     Sciences, 12:74-82. 

Bergstrom, B.J., and T. Hon.  2003.  Breeding records of Hooded Merganser in Georgia,
     1967-2002.  The Oriole, in press.

Bergstrom, B.J., and R.K. Rose.  2004.  Comparative life histories of Georgia and 
     Virginia cotton rats.  Journal of Mammalogy, in press.

Book Reviews

Bergstrom, B.J.  1997.  Review of "Handbook of mammals of the south-central 
     states."  Journal of Wildlife Management, 61(1):256-258.  

Technical Publications (Non-refereed)

Arthur, S., B.J. Bergstrom, and P. Makar.  1979.  Wildlife habitat management
     plan for Upper Lory State Park, Colorado.  Colo. Div. Parks Rec.  91 pp.

Bergstrom, B. J.  1978.  Feeding habits of ducks at Carlyle Reservoir in
     southern Illinois.  Illinois Dept. Conservation Misc. Rep.  22 pp.

Bergstrom, B. J., J. R. Carter, A. Davis, and K. A. Lutz.  1994.  Natural 
     heritage inventory of Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.  The Nature 
     Conservancy.  Savannah, GA.  262 pp.

Non-technical Publications

Bergstrom, B.J. 1999. Species accounts: Tamias minimus, T. quadrivittatus, and 
     T. umbrinus, in Wilson, D.W. and S. Ruff (eds.), The complete book of North
     American Mammals.  Smithsonian Institution Press.  

Manuscripts in Preparation

Bergstrom, B. J. and T. W. Sherry.  Influence of habitat on body-fat dynamics 
     of migrant warblers wintering in Jamaica.

Bergstrom, B. J. and J. R. Sauer.  Influence of weather factors on the 
     chronology of fall migration of Mallards.  (Patuxent WRC/J. Wildl. Mgmt.).

Bergstrom, B. J. and J. M. Novak.  Genetic correlates of reproduction in 
     Sigmodon hispidus.

Bergstrom, B. J.  Structural and functional niche relationships among species 
     of montane chipmunks (Tamias) in sympatry and parapatry.  

_______.  Body size, niche overlap, and distribution of a diverse genus of 
     chipmunks (Tamias). 

Presented Papers

Bergstrom, B. J.  1982.  Adaptive characters affecting competition between
     parapatric chipmunk species.  Abstracts of Pap.  62nd ann. meet.
     Amer. Soc. Mammal.  Snowbird, Utah.
_______.  1984.  Methodological problems in analyzing multiple capture data
     from Sherman traps.  Abstracts of Pap.  64th Ann. Meet. Amer. Soc. Mamm.
     Arcata, California.
_______.  1985.  Habitat segregation among three species of Tamias in 
     Colorado.  10th Ann. Meet. Prairie States Ecol. Conclave.
Bergstrom, B. J. and R. K. Swihart.  1985.  Comparative home range use by 
     three species of Tamias.  65th Ann. Meet. Amer. Soc. Mamm.  Orono, Maine.
Bergstrom, B.J.  1986.  Multivariate analysis of niche relationships among 
     sympatric and parapatric species of montane chipmunks.  Abstract.  
     Kansas Acad. Sci. 116th Meet.
_______.  1986.  Comparison of multivariate approaches to niche quantification
     using structural habitat data.  Abstract.  66th Ann. Meet.  Amer. Soc.
     Mammal.  Madison, Wisconsin.
_______.  1986.  Multivariate analysis of habitat relationships among
     sympatric and parapatric chipmunk species.  Abstract. ESA/INTECOL Mtgs.  
     Syracuse, New York.
_______.  1987.  Aggression, parasites, and parapatry in chipmunks.  48th ann. 
     meet. Assoc. SE Biologists.  Athens, Georgia.
_______.  1987.  Body size, niche breadth, and distributional limits in 
     chipmunks.  Georgia Acad. Sci.  Albany, Georgia.
_______.  1987.  Body size, niche overlap, and distribution of chipmunks.
     67th ann. meet. Amer. Soc. Mammalogists.  Albuquerque, New Mexico.
_______.  1988.  Parapatry in Tamias as a balance between parasitism and 
     territorial aggression   68th ann. meet. Amer. Soc. Mammalogists.  
     Clemson, South Carolina.
Stahl, T. and B. J. Bergstrom.  1989.  Reproductive patterns in south Georgia
     cotton rats.  66th ann. meet. Georgia Acad. Sci.  Valdosta, GA.
Bergstrom, B.J.  1992.  Seasonal and geographic trends in reproduction and body 
     size of southeastern Sigmodon hispidus.  72nd ann. meet.  Am. Soc. 
     Mammalogists.  Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Bergstrom, B. J., H. Hill, and T. Hon.  1990.  The round-tailed muskrat in 
     south-central Georgia.  67th ann. meet. Georgia Acad. Sci.  Macon. GA.
Bergstrom, B. J., T. Farley, H. Hill, and T. Hon.  1994.  Natural history and 
     conservation of the round-tailed muskrat in south-central Georgia.  4th
     Ann. Colloq. Conserv. Mamm. South and Central US.  Athens, GA.
Bergstrom, B. J., T. Farley, H. Hill, and T. Hon.  1996.  Ecology and 
     conservation of a marginal population of the round-tailed muskrat 
     (Neofiber alleni).  72nd ann. meet. Amer. Soc. Mammalogists.  Univ. North 
     Dakota, Grand Forks.
Bergstrom, B. J. and T. M. Harper.  1997.  Characteristics of foraging calls of coastal-
     plain Georgia bat species as assessed by Anabat II.  77th ann. mtg. Amer. Soc. of 
     Mammalogists.  Stillwater, OK.
Bergstrom, B. J. and T. W. Sherry.  1998.  Relative value of TOBEC, morphometrics, 
     and fat-scoring in estimating % body fat in small passerines.  N. Amer. Ornithol. 
     Congr., St. Louis, MO
Bergstrom, B. J. and R. K. Rose. 1998. Comparative life histories of Georgia and 
     Virginia cotton rats.  79th ann. mtg. Amer. Soc. of Mammalogists.  Blacksburgh, VA.
Rose, R.K., and B.J. Bergstrom.  2003. Comparative life histories of Virginia and
     Georgia hispid cotton rats.  4th European Mammal Congress, Brno, Czech Republic. 

Invited Research Seminars

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland.   August, 1988.
Old Dominion University, Biology Dept., Norfolk, Virginia.  September, 1988.
Villanova University, Biology Department, Villanova, Pennsylvania.  March, 1990.
University of Alaska, Museum of Natural History, Fairbanks, Alaska.  April, 1990.
Georgia Southern University, Biology Department.  Statesboro, GA.  Jan., 1991. 
University of Richmond, Biology Department.  Richmond, VA.  January 1999.

Research Interests

Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology of Mammals and Birds 
Biodiversity & Conservation Biology; Ecosystem and Rare Species Preservation
Vertebrate Community Ecology and Niche Modeling
Reproductive Biology of Mammals
Ecological Modeling of Home Range and Animal Movement
Effects of Body Size on Ecology of Vertebrates
Systematics and Zoogeography of Small Mammals

Professional References

Dr. Robert S. Hoffmann                            Dr. Robert K. Rose
Assistant Secretary for Research                  Professor, Dept. of  
Smithsonian Institution                             Biological Sciences
1000 Jefferson Drive                              Old Dominion University
Washington, D. C.  20560                          Norfolk, VA 23529-0266
202-357-2939                                      804-683-4202 (offc)   
FAX 202-357-4482                                   -3595 (mssg); -5283 (FAX)                    

Dr. John R. Sauer                                 Dr. J. Richard Carter
Branch of Migratory Bird Research                 Assoc. Professor and Curator
National Biological Service                       Department of Biology 
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center                 Valdosta State University
Laurel, MD 20708                                  Valdosta, GA 31698    
301-497-5662                                      912-333-5759                               FAX 912-333-7408      

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