Erik Andersen

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Wildlife Biologist

1011 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
United States

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About Erik Andersen

Erik has a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Wildlife Conservation and Management and a M.S. from Sul Ross State University in Wildlife Biology. Before becoming a Wildlife Biologist for our Polar Bear Program, Erik was a polar bear biologist with Lindahl Reed, Inc.                           


Woodruff, SP, EM Andersen, RR Wilson, LS Mangipane, SB Miller, KJ Klein, and PR Lemons. in review. Evaluating the effects of human disturbance on denning polar bears

Andersen, EM and SF Freeman. in review. Use of thermal data loggers to evaluate nest survival in hot environments

Andersen, EM and RJ Steidl. 2020. Plant invasions alter settlement patterns of breeding grassland birds. Ecosphere 11:e03012.  DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.3012

Andersen, EM and RJ Steidl. 2019. Power to detect trends in abundance within distance sampling frameworks. Journal of Applied Ecology 57:344-353. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13529

Andersen, EM and RJ Steidl. 2019. Woody plant encroachment restructures bird communities in semiarid grasslands. Biological Conservation 240:108276. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108276

Andersen, EM, MN Cambrelin, and RJ Steidl. 2019. Responses of grassland arthropods to an invasion by nonnative grasses. Biological Invasions 21:405-416. OI: 10.1007/s10530-018-1831-z

Arnold, AE, EM Andersen, MJ Taylor, and RJ Steidl. 2017. Using cytochrome b to identify nests and museum specimens of cryptic songbirds. Conservation Genetics Resources 9:451-458. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-016-0680-2

Archer, SR, EM Andersen, KI Predick, S Schwinning, RJ Steidl, and SR Woods. 2017. Woody plant encroachment: causes and consequences in Rangeland systems: processes, management, and challenges, DD Briske, editor. Springer, New York, NY

Andersen, EM, C Schlawe, and S Lorenz. 2008. First record of the lanceolated warbler breeding in North America. Western Birds 39:2-7

Andersen, EM. 2004. Intraspecific predation among northwestern crows. Wilson Bulletin 116:180-181. DOI: 10.1676/03-113

Areas of expertise
Impacts of environmental change and anthropogenic actions on wildlife demography
Harvest management