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Educational History

Postdoctoral Researcher, Guyer Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1987. Department of Zoology and Trout Lake LTER.

Postdoctoral Researcher, NSF grant, University of California, Santa Barbara. 1986.

Ph.D. Zoology, University of California, Berkeley. December 1986. Dissertation title: Differential predation on color morphs of the Midas cichlid.

M.A. Biology/Marine Biology, California State University, San Jose. December 1981. Masters' degree candidate, Research Assistant, and Teaching Assistant, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, San Jose State University. Thesis title: Foraging behavior of the leather seastar, Dermasterias imbricata (Grube) in Monterey Bay, California.

B.S. Biological Sciences, California State University, Hayward. August 1979.

Professional History

Affiliated Faculty, 1999-present. Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Lecturer in courses on Siberia, organize video conferences, run student and faculty university exchange programs, coordinate between university consortia. Helped to develop new course, CREEES 513: Siberia: Russia’s Eastern Frontier (http://siberiaclass.org )

Research Associate Professor, 2000-present. Great Plains/Rocky Mountains Hazardous Substance Research Center, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. Projects include assessing the environmental impact of non-lethal weapons, developing water quality monitoring systems for rural communities in arid regions, and developing programs to address environmental justice in Native American and Native Alaskan communities. Coordinator for international exchanges that focus on Indigenous peoples. http://www.engg.ksu.edu/CHSR/international/

Research Associate, 1999-2004, Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center, Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas. Coordinator for program funded by USAID, USDA, EPA, NSF and the US-Russia Bilateral Committee to promote participation by Native Americans in international exchange programs.

Visiting Associate Professor, Fall 2006. Applied Indigenous Studies, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona. Taught Ethnobiology, Environmental Justice (ITV course with University of Kansas); Team taught Communication Skills for Applied Indigenous Studies, Introduction to Applied Indigenous Studies. Helped to develop initiative for multi-campus consortium to create online materials for AIS courses.

Science Advisor, 2003-present. Friends of the Kaw/Kansas Riverkeeper, Lawrence, Kansas. Duties include reviewing technical documents and providing expert testimony on environmental impacts; research, writing and website development; grant writing and administration; field surveys and environmental research; public outreach and education.

Associate Editor, 1999-2004. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. TAFS is the monthly scientific publication of the oldest and largest professional fisheries society in the world, promoting the conservation, development, and wise use of fisheries, science and management policy.

Assistant Professor, 1992-1999. Department of Systematics and Ecology, University of Kansas, Lawrence. Taught upper division ecology, statistics, and fisheries courses. Supervised graduate students at Masters and Doctoral level. Chaired Graduate Admissions Committee, Chaired Curricular Change Subcommittee of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Faculty Advisor Ad Astra Chapter Association of Women in Science and student chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

Assistant Unit Leader-Fisheries, 1989-1992. Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Reinstatement eligibility: career status, Highest grade: GS 12. Assistant Research Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Supervised graduate students at the Masters and Doctoral level. Conducted research on fisheries and fish conservation in rivers and reservoirs throughout the southeast US.

Online Resources- Research, Content Development, Design


Calhoon, J.A., and C.A. Annett. 2003. American Indian and Altaian literacies. International Journal of Learning vol. 10: 2113-2124. http://www.LearningConference.com.

Calhoon, J. A., Wildcat, D. R., Annett, C., Pierotti, R., & Griswold, W. 2003. Creating Meaningful Study Abroad Programs for American Indian Post-Secondary Students. Journal of American Indian Education 42(1), 46-57.

Calhoon, A., W. Griswold, J. Ivie, and C. Annett. 2002. Water monitoring project links Indigenous students from Kansas and Altai. Give and Take: The Journal of the Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia. Spring 2002, Volume 5, Issue 1, pages 28-29.http://www.isar.org/isar/archive/GT/GT14griswold.html#top

Griswold, W., and C. Annett. 2002. Kansas-Siberia partnership addresses drinking water quality issues in rural and indigenous communities. International Ecological Congress Journal. Spring 2002, Volume 5, Number 2, pages 39-41.

Hunt, J., N. Bacheler, E. Videan, D. Wilson, C. Annett. 2002. Enhancing largemouth bass spawning: behavioral and habitat considerations. Pages 277-290 In: Philipp, D.P. and M.S. Ridgway, eds. Proceedings of the Black Bass 2000 Symposium: Conservation, Ecology and Management of Black Basses. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.

Hunt, J. and C.A. Annett. 2002. Effects of Habitat Manipulation on Reproductive Success of Individual Largemouth Bass in an Ozark Reservoir. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:1201-1208.

Annett, C.A. 2001. Another view of the river.  Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley 2:7-19.

Pierotti, R., and C. Annett. 2001. The ecology of Western Gulls in habitats varying in degree of urban influence. Pages 307-329 In: Marzluff, J., R. Bowman, and R. Donnelly, eds. Avian ecology and conservation in an urbanizing world. Kluwer Academic Press, The Netherlands.

Good, T.P., J.C. Ellis, C.A. Annett, and R. Pierotti. 2000. Bounded hybrid superiority in an avian hybrid zone: effect of mate, diet and habitat choice. Evolution 54:1774-1783.

Klubnikin, K., C.A. Annett, M. Cherkasova, M. Shishin, and I. Fotieva. 2000. The sacred and the scientific: the role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the conservation of Siberian rivers. Ecological Applications 10: 1296-1306.

Walters, J., C. Annett, and G. Siegwarth. 2000. Ozark bass spawning ecology. American Midland Naturalist  144:423-427.

Timmerman, C., C.A. Annett, and C. Bailey. 2000. Morphometrics of the feeding apparatus of juvenile largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 129:618-622.

Annett, C.A., R. Pierotti, and J.R. Baylis. 1999. Male and female parental roles in a biparental cichlid, Tilapia  mariae. Environmental Biology of Fishes 54:283-293.

Annett, C.A. and R.J. Pierotti. 1999. Longterm reproductive output and recruitment in Western Gulls: Consequences of alternate tactics in diet choice. Ecology 80:288-297.

Annett, C.A. 1999. Book review: Sex, color, and mate choice in guppies, by Anne E. Houde. Animal Behaviour 56:1302.

Golubtsov, A.S., P.B. Berendzen, and C.A. Annett. 1999. Morphological variation and taxonomic status of the Altai osman Oreoleuciscus (Pisces: Cyprinidae) from the upper reaches of the Ob River system. Journal of Fish Biology 54:878-899.

Annett, C.A. 1998. Hunting behavior of Florida largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides floridanus) in a channelized river. Environmental Biology of Fishes 53:75-87.

Annett, C.A., and K. Klubnikin. 1998. Observations of grassland aquatic communities in the steppes of North America and western Siberia. Proceedings of the International Ecological Congress 1(4):13-22.

Pierotti, R., C.A. Annett, and J.L. Hand. 1997. Male and female perceptions of pair-bond dynamics: monogamy in the Western Gull. Pages 261-275 In: P.A. Gowaty, ed. Feminism and Evolutionary Biology. Academic Press.

Annett, C.A., J. Hunt, and E.D. Dibble. 1996. The Compleat Bass: Habitat requirements for all life stages of largemouth bass. American Fisheries Society Symposium 16:306-314.

Pierotti, R. and C.A. Annett. 1995. Western Gull (Larus occidentalis). In: A. Poole and F. Gill, eds. The Birds of North America. Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences, Washington D.C. American Ornithologist's Union. 28 pp.

Pierotti, R. and C.A. Annett. 1994. Patterns of aggression in gulls: asymmetries and tactics in different roles. Condor 96:590-599.

Pierotti, R. and C.A. Annett. 1993. Hybridization and male parental care in birds. Condor 95:670-679.

Stewart, D.W. and C.A. Annett. 1991. Dynamic Modeling in Behavioral Ecology. Condor 93:789-90.

Pierotti, R. and C.A. Annett. 1991. Diet choice in the herring gull: effects of constraints imposed by reproduction and ecology. Ecology 72:319-328.

Dickman, M., C.A. Annett, and G.W. Barlow. 1990. Unsuspected cryptic polymorphism in the poly-chromatic Midas Cichlid. Journal of the Linnean Society (London) 39:239-249.

Pierotti, R. and C.A. Annett. 1990. Diet and reproductive performance in seabirds. Bioscience 40:568‑574.

Annett, C.A. 1989. Foraging Theory. Condor 91:222-223.

Annett, C.A. 1989. Differential predation on colour morphs of the Midas cichlid, Cichlasoma citrinellum.  Animal Behaviour 37:935-942.

Annett, C.A. and R.J. Pierotti. 1989. Chick hatching as a trigger for dietary switching in the Western Gull. Colonial Waterbirds 37:4-11.

Pierotti, R. and C.A. Annett. 1988. Dietary specialization and reproductive success in gulls. Pages 40-42 In: Seabird food and feeding ecology: Proceedings Third International Conference Seabird Group.

Pierotti, R. and C.A. Annett. 1987. Reproductive consequences of specialization and switching in an ecological generalist. Pages 417‑442 In: A.C. Kamil, J.R. Krebs, and H.R. Pulliam, eds. Foraging Behavior. Plenum Press.

Annett, C.A. 1987. Proximate mechanisms affecting dietary switches in breeding gulls. Studies in Avian Biology, 10:102.

Annett, C.A. and R. Pierotti. 1984. Laboratory and field investigations of the foraging behavior of the leather seastar, Dermasterias imbricata, in Monterey Bay, California Marine Ecology Progress Series 14:197-206.

Reports to Agencies

Annett, C.A. and co-authors. 2009. EPA Environmental Education Grant: Final Report for Kids 4 the Kaw, an online educational initiative for the Kansas Riverkeeper. 25 pages.

Annett, C.A. and co-authors. 2005. Media Relations for Science Reporting and Environmental Advocacy: A partnership between Gorno-Altaisk State University and Kansas University. Final report for US Agency for International Development-Association Liaison Office Partnership in Higher Education Program. 53 pages. Video documentary and report available online at  http://www.engg.ksu.edu/HSRC/international/altai.html

Annett, C.A. and co-authors. 2004. Assessing the impact of traditional grazing techniques on drinking water quality: A cooperative program between Haskell Indian Nations University and Gorno-Altaisk State University, Russia. Final report for U.S. Department of Agriculture Scientific Cooperative Exchange Program. 61 pages.

Annett, C.A. and M. Cuenca (editors). 2003. Critical Condition: The Status of Minority Faculty and Students in the Health Professions. Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Professions Division of Health Careers Diversity and Development. 252 pages.

Annett, C.A. and co-authors. 2002. Community-Based Drinking Water Quality Analysis: A partnership between Gorno-Altaisk State University and Haskell Indian Nations University. Final report for US Agency for International Development-Association Liaison Office Partnership in Higher Education Program. 67 pages. Video documentary and report available online at  http://www.engg.ksu.edu/HSRC/international/altai.html.

Annett, C.A. and co-authors. 2002. Community-Based Drinking Water Quality Analysis. Final report for US Environmental Protection Agency. 16 pages.

Annett, C.A. 1995. Patterns of supplemental stocking among different lake types managed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Final Report DJ Project Number F-54-2 Job 1.

Annett, C.A. 1995. Estimation of growth and survival rates of stocked fingerling largemouth bass in different lakes. Final Report DJ Project Number F-54-2 Job 2.

Annett, C.A. 1995. Report to the NSF/NATO Postdoctoral Research Program in the Former Soviet Union. 12 pp.

Annett, C.A. 1995. Report to the National Academy of Sciences COBASE Program for Collaborative Research in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Annett, C.A. 1994. Written testimony on management of Wild and Scenic Rivers in the Ozark National Forest, provided to Arkansas Attorney General. 50 pp.

Annett, C.A. and six co-authors. 1993. A review of the taxonomic and population status of the Alabama sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus suttkusi (Williams & Clemmer). Final Report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 33 pp. (Restricted distribution due to Court Injunction).

Annett, C.A. 1993. Report to the National Academy of Sciences/Russian Academy of Sciences Young Investigators in Biodiversity. 30 pp.

Pierotti, R. and C.A. Annett. 1989. Management and manipulation of the western gull colony on Alcatraz in relation to the planned Open Island Concept. National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Pierotti, R. and C.A. Annett. 1985. Breeding biology and nest site selection in western gulls on Alcatraz  Island. Report to the National Park Service.

Pierotti, R. and C.A. Annett. 1981. Distribution of potential migratory staging areas for waterfowl in the Great Basin Desert of N. California. Report to Bureau of Land Management.