I developed a passion for wildlife and the outdoors on a small farm in central Pennsylvania, spending my free time duck hunting and bass fishing on the Susquehanna River. I earned a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from California University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and spent the next four years working as a waterfowl technician for Ducks Unlimited, VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, MN Department of Natural Resources, and Ph.D. students from Mississippi State, Texas Tech, and SDSU. I am currently working with Dr. Joshua Stafford and Dr. Aaron Pearse on my master's degree, studying the post-fledging ecology of mallard ducks in North and South Dakota using satellite telemetry.
|Research Publications||Publication Date|
|Pearse, A.T., M.L. Szymanski, C.A. Anchor, M.J. Anteau, R.M. Murano, D.A. Brandt, and J.D. Stafford. 2023. Factors influencing autumn-winter movements of midcontinent Mallards and consequences for harvest and habitat management. Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.10605.||October 2023|
|Ecology of post-breeding mallards in North and South Dakota||December 2020|
|Anchor, C.E., M.L. Szymanski, R.J. Murano, A.T. Pearse, and J.D. Stafford. Migration Patterns and Landscape Use by Hatch-Year Mallards during Autumn and Winter. Oral Presentation. Central Flyway Waterfowl Technical Committee Meeting, North Platte, NE, 5 February 2020.||February 2020|
|Anchor, C.E., M.L. Szymanski, R.J. Murano, A.T. Pearse, and J.D. Stafford. Evaluating Post-fledging Movements of Hatch Year Mallards in the Dakotas. Poster. North American Duck Symposium 8, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 27 August 2019.||August 2019|
|Anchor, C.E., A.T. Pearse, R.J. Murano, M.L. Szymanski, and J.D. Stafford. Habitat Use by Hatch-Year Mallards in North and South Dakota. Oral Presentation. South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Chamberlain, SD, 28 February 2020||February 2020|
|Anchor, C.E., A.T. Pearse, M.L. Szymanski, R.J. Murano, and J.D. Stafford. Habitat Use by Post-fledging Mallards in the Southern Prairie Pothole Region. Oral Presentation. North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Mandan, ND, 13 February 2020.||February 2020|