Bruce Brewer, PhD.

General Manager


(1998 – present) Dr. Bruce Brewer is responsible for the overall day-to-day running of CCF and the CCF Bushblok project.

Bruce is an evolutionary biologist with over 20 years’ experience in the management of zoological collections. He was previously Curator at the Chicago Zoo Society, where he was Chair of the Division of Animal Collections. He has experience managing professional and technical staffs of up to 100 persons, managing operating budgets in excess of $3,000,000 and administering capital projects in excess of $4,000,000.

He received his Ph.D. in population biology/population genetics and has academic training and experience in animal nutrition, husbandry and population management of various taxa of mammals, and maintenance of animal colonies, including experimental design and programming of appropriate computer software to monitor the data.

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1988 Ph.D., Field of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Thesis: An Investigation of Protein Electrophoresis as a Predictor of Inbreeding Depression in Captive Populations of Peromyscus

1974 – 1976 Graduate research in Animal Nutrition, Trustee Graduate Tuition Scholar Field of Animal Science, University of Maine, Orono, ME

1974 – B.Sc. with high distinction in Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Maine, Orono, ME. National Merit Scholar