Chris Anderson, Associate Professor
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| Google Scholar Profile | Wetland and Riparian Ecology Lab | Center for Environmental Studies at the Urban-Rural Interface (CESURI)
BS, Forestry and Wildlife from Virginia Tech, 1993, MS in Botany from University of South Florida, 2001, and PhD in Natural Resources from Ohio State University, 2005.
Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Studies at the Urban-Rural Interface (CESURI).
Specialization: Wetland Ecology
Teaching Responsibilities: Wetland and Riparian Ecology
Research Interests: Wetland and floodplain ecology, urban ecology, land use effects and wetland and stream functions, coastal wetland management.
|Rezaeianzadeh, M. , L. Kalin, and C.J. Anderson.||2015||Wetland water-level prediction using ANN in conjunction with base-flow recession analysis.||Journal of Hydrologic Engineering DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001276.|
|Brodbeck, A.B., J.S. LeCompte, A.L. Meder, M.C. Ricker, M. Wedge, H. Schurman, C.J. Anderson.||2015||Evaluating a campus nitrogen budget for Auburn University, Alabama, USA.||Urban Ecosystems 18(4):1187-1211.|
|Wedge, M. , C.J. Anderson, and D. DeVries.||2015||Evaluating the effects of urban land-use on the condition of resident salt marsh fish.||Estuaries and Coasts 38(6):2355-2365.|
|Turner, I.P. , E.F. Brantley, J.N. Shaw, C.J. Anderson, and B.S. Helms.||2015||Floristic composition of Alabama piedmont floodplains across a gradient of stream channel incision.||The American Midland Naturalist 174(2): 238-253.|
|Sefick, S.A., L. Kalin, E. Kosnicki, B.P. Schneid, M.S. Jarrell, C.J. Anderson, M.H. Paller, and J.W. Feminella.||2015||Empirical estimation of stream discharge using channel geometry in low-gradient, sand- bed streams of the southeastern plains.||Journal of the American Water Resources Association 51(4):1060-1071.|
|Cox, C. , W. Morse, C. Anderson and L. Marzen.||2015||Using public participation geographic information systems to identify places of watershed service provisioning.||Journal of the American Water Resources Association 51(3):704-718.|
|Barksdale, W.F. and C.J. Anderson.||2015||The influence of land use on forest structure, species composition, and soil conditions in headwater-slope wetlands of coastal Alabama, USA.||International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 11(1): 61-70.|
|Rezaeianzadeh, M., L. Kalin*, C. Anderson||2015||Wetland Water Level Prediction using ANN in Conjunction with Baseflow Recession Analysis||Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001276.|
|Cox, C., Morse, W.C., Anderson, C., Marzen, L.||2015||Using public participation geographic information systems to identify places of watershed services provisioning.||Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 51(3): 704-718.|
|Alix, D.M., C. Guyer, and C.J. Anderson.||2014||Expansion of the introduced range of Eleutherodactylus planirostris in Baldwin County, Alabama.||Southeastern Naturalist 13(4):N59-N62.|
|Alix, D.M., C.J. Anderson, C. Guyer, and J.B. Grand.||2014||Evaluating the effects of land use on headwater wetland amphibian assemblages in coastal Alabama.||Wetlands 34:917-926.|
|Barksdale, W.F. and C.J. Anderson.||2014||The influence of land use on forest structure, species composition, and soil conditions in headwater-slope wetlands of coastal Alabama, USA.||International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management DOI:10.1080/21513732.2013.876449.|
|Barksdale, W.F., C.J. Anderson and L. Kalin.||2014||The influence of watershed run-off on the hydrology, forest floor litter and soil carbon of headwater wetlands.||Ecohydrology 7(2):803-814.|
|Cox, C., W. Morse, C. Anderson and L. Marzen.||2014||Using public participation geographic information systems to identify places of watershed service provisioning.||Journal of the American Water Resources Association DOI:10.1111/jawr.12269.|
|Cox, C., W. Morse, L. Marzen and C. Anderson.||2014||Applying public participation geographic information systems to wildlife management.||Human Dimensions of Wildlife 19:200-214.|
|Mitsch, W.J., S.M. Nedrich, S. Harter, C. Anderson, A. H. Nahlik, and B. Bernal||2014||Sedimentation in created freshwater riverine wetlands: 15 years of succession and contrast of methods.||Ecological Engineering DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.09.116.|
|Niraula, R., L. Kalin, P. Srivastava, and C.J. Anderson.||2013||Identifying Critical Source Areas of Nonpoint Source Pollution with SWAT and GWLF||Ecological Modelling 268:123-133.|
|Barksdale, W.F., C.J. Anderson, and L. Kalin.||2013||The influence of watershed run-off on the hydrology, forest floor litter and soil carbon of headwater wetlands.||Eco hydrology DOI: 10.1002/eco.1404.|
|Anderson, C.J.||2013||Degradation and composition of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) following oil exposure in experimental salt marshes.||Water, Air, and Soil Pollution DOI: 10.1007/s11270-013-1608-z.|
|Anderson, C.J., B.G. Lockaby, and N. Click.||2013||Changes in wetland forest structure, basal growth, and composition across a tidal gradient.||American Midland Naturalist 170:1-13.|
|Alix, D. and C.J. Anderson.||2013||Amphibians: The effects of land use change on amphibian community composition and larval development in coastal Alabama.||In: B.G. Lockaby (ed), Auburn Speaks: On Water, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.|
|Barksdale, W.F. and C.J. Anderson||2013||Headwater wetlands: A study of land use and land change.||In: B.G. Lockaby (ed), Auburn Speaks: On Water, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.|
|Wedge, M.E. and C.J. Anderson.||2013||Examining the influence of shoreline development on salt marsh habitat.||In: B.G. Lockaby (ed), Auburn Speaks: On Water, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.|
|Cox, C. M., W.C. Morse, C. J. Anderson, and L. J. Marzen||2013||Using Public Participation Geographic Information Systems to Identify Watershed Services.||Paper presented at the 27th Alabama Water Resources Conference. Orange Beach, Alabama. September 4-6.|
|Anderson, C.J. and T.A. Hess.||2012||The effects of oil exposure and weathering on black-needle rush (Juncus roemerianus) marshes along the Gulf of Mexico.||Marine Pollution Bulletin 64 2749-2755.|
|Mitsch, W.J., B. Bernal, A.M. Nahlik, L. Zhang, C.J. Anderson, S.E. JÃ¶rgensen, U. Mander, and H. Brix.||2012||Wetlands, carbon, and climate change.||Landscape Ecology DOI: 10.1007/s10980-012-9758-8.|
|Mitsch, W.J., L. Zhang, K.C. Stefanik, A.M. Nahlik, C.J. Anderson, B. Bernal, and K. Song.||2012||Creating wetlands: A 15-year study of primary succession, water quality changes, and self design.||BioScience 62(3):237-250.|
|Nagy, R.C., B.G. Lockaby, L. Kalin, and C. Anderson.||2012||Effects of urbanization on stream hydrology and water quality: the Florida Gulf Coast.||Hydrological Processes 26:2019-2030.|
|Anderson, C.J. and B.G. Lockaby.||2011||Forested wetland communities as indicators of tidal influence on the Apalachicola River, Florida, USA.||Wetlands 31:895Â906.|
|Anderson, C.J. and B.G. Lockaby.||2011||Foliar nutrient dynamics in tidal and non-tidal freshwater forested wetlands.||Aquatic Botany 95: 153-160.|
|Anderson, C.J. and B.G. Lockaby.||2011||Seasonal patterns of river connectivity and saltwater intrusion in tidal freshwater forested wetlands.||River Research and Applications DOI: 10.1002/rra.1489.|
|Anderson, C.J. and B.G. Lockaby.||2011||Forestry Best Management Practices in the Southeast U.S.: Uses and effectiveness.||Southern Journal of Applied Forestry: 35(4):170-177.|
|Anderson, C.J. and B.G. Lockaby.||2011||Research gaps related to forest management and stream sediment in the United States.||Environmental Management 47:303-313.|
|Nagy, R.C., B.G. Lockaby, L. Kalin, and C.J. Anderson.||2011||Urbanization of a coastal region and related effects on water resources.||Hydrological Processes DOI:Â 10.1002/hyp.8336|
|McKay, S.K., B.A. Pruitt, C.J. Anderson, J. Curran, A.A. Ochoa, M.C. Freeman, B. Rashleigh, and D. Trawick.||2011||Constructing a conceptual model linking drivers and ecosystem services in piedmont streams.||In: Proceedings of the 2011 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 11-13, 2011, University of Georgia.|
|Murray, D.L., M.G. andercj, and T.D. Steury.||2010||Temporal shifts in density dependence among North American breeding duck populations (1955-2005).||Ecology 91:517-581.|
|Schwalm, C. R., C. A. Williams, K. Schaefer, R. andercj, M. A. Arain, I. Baker, A. Barr, T. A. Black, G. S. Chen, J. M. Chen, P. Ciais, K. J. Davis, A. Desai, M. Dietze, D. Dragoni, M. L. Fischer, L. B. Flanagan, R. Grant, L. Gu, D. Hollinger, R. C. Isaurralde, C. Kucharik, P. Lafleu, B. E. Law, L. Li, Z. Li, S. Liu, E. Lokupitiya, Y. Luo, S. Ma, H. Margolis, R. Matamala, H. McCaughey, R. K. Monson, W. C. Oechel, C. Peng, B. Poulter, D. T. Price, D. M. Riciutto, W. Riley, A. K. Sahoo, M. Sprintsin, J. Sun, H. Q. tianhan, C. Tonitto, H. Verbeeck, and S. B. Verma.||2010||A model-data intercomparison of CO2 exchange across North America: Results from the North American Carbon Project site synthesis.||Journal of Geophysical Research Â Biogeosciences, 115: G00H05, doi: 10.1029/2009JG001229.|
|Anderson, C.J. and W.J. Mitsch.||2008||Tree basal growth response to flood conditions in a bottomland hardwood forest along a regulated river.||Journal of the American Water Resources Association 44(6):1512-1520.|
|Land use change effects on low-order creeks in the Alabama Coastal Plain
Much of the land along the Gulf of Mexico coast continues to change due to agriculture and urbanization. We are examining the influence of land use change on the water quality, hydrology, and benthic habitat of coastal creeks.
Funding and collaborating partners: Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, AU Water Resources Center, AU Center for Forest Sustainability, AU Dept. of Biological Sciences.
|The effect of shoreline development on salt marsh habitat
Shoreline development can alter drainage, increase pollution and fragment habitats. As urban growth continues in coastal areas, it is unclear how much the functional condition of salt marshes may change . Currently, we are examining how salt marshes and supported nekton species may be influenced by shoreline development.
Funding and collaborating partners: USDA-McIntire Stennis program.
|Prospects for wetland impact and recovery from oil spills
There are immediate and long term concerns regarding oil spills effects on coastal ecosystems including salt marshes. Through a combination of field studies and mesocosm experiments, we are examining how oil weathering and exposure may influence current and future wetland environments after spills.
Funding and collaborating partners: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative- Alabama Marine Environmental Science Consortium/Dauphn Island Sea Lab, and AU Department of Civil Engineering.
|Effects of land conversion on coastal headwater wetlands
Along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, headwater wetlands represent areas of significant exchange between aquatic and terrestrial environments. Our research is examining how surrounding land use influences important wetland functions such as the maintenance of water quality, amphibian habitat, hydrology and carbon cycling.
Funding and collaborating partners: Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Week’s Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and AU Center for Forest Sustainability
Urban Ecology – FORY 4930/7930
The world has become increasingly urban with roughly half the population living in urban areas. In many areas, urban land use has severely altered other ecosystems connected on the landscape. It is also understood that urban areas themselves have distinct ecological processes and attributes. Inherent to urbanization is the influence exerted by human beings. The field of urban ecology has become increasingly interdisciplinary with researchers considering the interaction between humans and the environment. This course will introduce students to this emerging field through a combination of lectures, guest speakers, readings from the literature, and course projects.
Urban topics covered include:
•Human dimensions to urban ecology
•Land patterns and processes
•Soils and biogeochemistry
•Hydrology and watersheds
•Populations and community ecology
Wetland Ecology – FORY 5250 / 6250
Wetlands are important components to the landscape because of their ability to store flood waters, improve water quality, and provide valuable wildlife habitat. Because of their value, wetlands have become protected around the country by Federal, state, and sometimes local laws. Wetlands are often managed extensively to enhance their value to society. This course will provide an overview of wetland ecology, explore why wetlands are valuable and how they are managed. Some of the specific topics related to wetlands will include:
•The physical, chemical, and biological environment of wetlands
•Wetland laws and regulations
•Wetlands and climate change