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Associate Wildlife Research Biologist
Carl Anderson, M.S.
Carl holds a Northern Gannet during an expedition in the Mid-Atlantic.

Carl Anderson, M.S.

Field Coordinator/Biologist


Carl joined BRI in 2010 and, along with a small army of other wildlife biologists, worked on the Natural Resource Damage Assessment associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Since then, Carl has been busy during the field seasons capturing loons and various other seabird species, songbirds, owls, and bats for a variety of research projects. He drives boats, trucks, bicycles, floaties…whatever is required to get to the species of interest. He has a special fondness and affinity for radio telemetry projects, and particularly enjoys following critters around, learning about their ecology and behavior.

In the off-seasons, Carl spends endless hours sifting through bat acoustic calls, fish and marine mammal biomass via sonar recordings, and various other mountains of data collected during the field seasons. In his spare time, he listens to the wind, muses on the nature of being, and repairs his van…the honey badger.


  • B.S., Integrated Natural Resources, University of Vermont, 1998
  • M.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, University of Vermont, 2004

Research Interests

  • Spatial and temporal movements and habitat use by northeastern bat species
  • Technology advancements with radio-telemetry and drones
  • Human attitudes and priorities regarding wildlife and the environment

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