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Christian Hagen

Associate Professor (Sr Res)
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Evaluating population level responses of gallinaceous birds to large scale conservation effort and/or habitat perturbations, whether they be natural (e.g., wildfire) or anthropogenic. 

Currently, my work is focusing on large scale conservation efforts to restore and enhance lesser prairie-chickens in the southern Great Plains. Closer to home I am collaborating on greater sage-grouse population level response to wildfire in the Trout Creek Mountains, and to large scale removal of early encroaching juniper on nest site selection and success in the Warner Mountains.

Avian Ecology, Arid Systems, Habitat Selection, Demography



Affiliated with: 
Fisheries and Wildlife
I accept graduate students for the Fisheries and Wildlife Department
Courses Taught: 

Currently I am not teaching any courses.

Have taught FW 320 Intro Pop Dynamics & FW 481- Wildlife Ecology at Cascades Campus

Professional Accomplishments


Ph.D. -  2003 - Ecology and Systematics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

MNRM (Master's Natural Resource Management) - 1999 Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba

B.A. - 1993 - Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado

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A sage grouse held tucked under the arm of person wearing a dark weather resistant jacket

Chris Branam went out into the wilderness with a group of graduate students, and Andrew Olsen showed him how to trick grouse into staying put so that they could catch and tag them. Turns out he's not so bad at it.