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Mr. Brian Gerber

Brian Gerber-Vietnam


  • Ph D Colorado State University 2015
  • MS Virginia Tech 2010
  • BS University of Massachusetts 2003


I completed a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation at the University of Massachusetts and an M.S. in Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech. I am now working with Dr. Bill Kendall at Colorado State University exploring the population dynamics of greater sandhill cranes in the rocky mountain and mid-continent populations in the hope to evaluate structured decision frameworks and monitoring programs for managing sandhill cranes.

Research Interests

Population Estimation, Population Dynamics, Structured Decision Frameworks, Animal Movement, International Conservation

Research Publications

  • Gerber, B.D., S.J. Converse, E. Muths, H.J. Crockett, B.A. Mosher, and L.L. Bailey. 2018. Identifying species conservation strategies to reduce disease-associated declines. Conservation Letters 11:1-10.
  • Gerber, B. D., and W. L. Kendall. Adaptive management of animal populations with significant unknowns and uncertainties: a case study. Ecological Applications 28:1325-1341,
  • Gerber, B. D., and W. L. Kendall. 2017. Evaluating and improving count-based population inference: A case study from 31 years of monitoring sandhill cranes. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 119:191-206
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 20

Scientific Publications: 84

Presentations: 106


Contact Information

Tel: (413) 658 - 5991


Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  2. Colorado State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute