Cameron Aldridge, PhD.

Research Ecologist

US Geological Survey

Affiliate Professor

Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

Affiliate Research Scientist

Natural Resource Ecology Lab

Fields of Expertise

Ecology, Ecosystem Dynamics, Fish and Wildlife

Areas of Interest

Impacts of energy development, climate change, and land-use change on conserving wildlife populations, Effects of climate, grazing, and energy development on plant communities, Conservation and management of Greater and Gunnison Sage-grouse and their habitats


Dr. Cameron Aldridge is a Research Ecologist with the US Geological Survey, based at the Fort Collins Science Center, who works in collaboration with the Natural Resource Ecology Lab at CSU. He is also an Affiliate Research Scientist at NREL and an Affiliate Professor with ESS and GDPE. His research is diverse, but he is best recognized as one of the foremost sage-grouse ecologists in the world. He has a large research program focused on understanding the conservation and management of Greater and Gunnison Sage-grouse and their habitats. His research team includes both undergraduate and graduate students, research associates, post-doctoral fellows, and research scientists, all of which collaborate to understand why sage-grouse populations have decline, what major factors affect resource conditions and quality for sage-grouse, what drives population dynamics.