Brad Bergstrom is Professor of Biology at Valdosta State University in Georgia, where he has taught Ecology, Mammalogy, Ornithology and other biology courses for over 30 years. Dr. Bergstrom has performed ecological fieldwork in the Colorado Rockies, southeastern swamps, savannas of East Africa, Neotropical forests, and elsewhere, and he has published his field-based research on mammals and birds in over a dozen peer-reviewed scientific journals.
An avid and accomplished birder, Brad conducts breeding and wintering bird surveys for US Geological Survey, National Audubon Society, and the states of Florida and Georgia. He is also a long-time environmental activist. In 2012 American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) awarded him the Presidential Special Award, for his work on mammal conservation.
Dr. Bergstrom has chaired the ASM Conservation Committee from 2007-2016. As a result of his researching and shepherding policy positions for the Society during this time, he developed a research interest in public policy related to conservation of rare, endangered and otherwise important species of mammals, including large carnivores.