* indicates graduate faculty who can accept MS and PhD candidates

Photo Person Research/Career Interests
Ivan Arismendi *
Assistant Professor
541-737-2639
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 40

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

My interests encompass stream ecology, limnology, hydrology, forestry, and watershed-level processes. In particular, I am interested in the consequences of climate change on freshwater ecosystems, biological invasions in freshwaters, and terrestrial-aquatic food webs.

Jonathan Armstrong *
Assistant Professor
541-737-1080
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 34

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

I integrate animal behavior, physiology, and landscape ecology to better understand how fish and wildlife interact with their environment. My research employs observational study, field experiments, and simulation modeling.

C Scott Baker *
Professor & Associate Director
541-867-0255
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Hatfield Marine Science Center

Hatfield Marine Science Center 2030 SE Marine Science Drive

Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365

Scott Baker is broadly interested in the evolutionary and ecological pattern and process in whales and dolphins, including their abundance, population structure, genetic diversity and systematic relationships.

Michael Banks *
Director
541-867-0420
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Hatfield Marine Science Center

Hatfield Marine Science Center 2030 SE Marine Science Drive

Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365

Michael's  research and teaching interests center on the application of population genetic principles towards furthering basic knowledge and understanding of marine population processes.

Jerri Bartholomew *
Department Head of Microbiology; Professor and Director of J.L. Fryer Salmon Disease Laboratory
541-737-1834
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 524

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Our research focuses on the pathogens that affect the health of wild Pacific salmon populations, particularly myxozoan parasites, which have a complex life cycle, requiring both a fish and annelid host.

Salmon diseases, host resistance mechanisms, parasite evolution.

Matthew Betts *
Associate Professor
541-737-3841
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Richardson Hall

Richardson Hall 201E

3180 SW Jefferson Way

3180 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Landscape ecology, behavioral ecology species distributions, forest management and conservation
(1) Influences of landscape structure on demography of animal populations,
(2) Animal movement (particularly dispersal),
(3) Population viability modeling,

Kelly Biedenweg *
Assistant Professor- Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife
541-737-2207
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 154

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

I am an interdisciplinary social scientist who studies natural resource management in two directions: how humans benefit from the natural environment and how human actions impact the natural environment.  My research has been based in the Pacific Northwest and Latin America.  I use a variety of t

Stephen Brandt *
Professor
541-737-3396
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 104

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Fish ecology and management of marine and freshwater ecosystems; Specifically: 1) Bioenergetics, food webs, physical-biological interactions, and predator-prey interactions among fishes; 2) The ecology of thermal fronts; 3) Ecosystem forecasting; 4) Spatial modeling of fish growth and production;

Sandra DeBano *
Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology
541-567-6337
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Hermiston Exp Sta

Hermiston Ag Res & Ext Ctr 2121 South 1st Street

Hermiston Ag Res & Ext Ctr
2121 South 1st Street
Hermiston, OR 97838

My research focuses on the roles that terrestrial invertebrates play in linking riparian areas with adjacent streams and uplands, especially in arid and semi-arid lands.  Current research interests include examining the effect of various aspects of riparian condition on the abundance, diversity,

Katie Dugger *
Associate Professor; Assistant Unit Leader- Wildlife USGS Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
541-737-2473
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 130

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Population Dynamics and Avian Ecology. The effect of abiotic factors (climate, flooding, etc.) on avian survival and reproductive rates, and the changes in demographic parameters that may result from long-term climate changes or anthropogenic landscape influences.

Bruce Dugger *
Associate Dept. Head
541-737-2465
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 166

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Ongoing research includes: understanding factors that limit populations of wintering waterfowl; biological theory behind the development of conservation plans; avian behavioral ecology and evolution of life history parameters; ecology and conservation of rare waterbirds; wetland management and re

Jason Dunham *
Courtesy Appointment
(541)750-0990
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Forest Science Lab

3200 SW Jefferson Way

3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Fish ecology and conservation biology. Landscape ecology of aquatic ecosystems, conservation biology of focal species, ecology of natural disturbance, biological invasions, monitoring

Collin Eagles Smith *
Courtesy Appointment
541-750-0949
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My research focuses on the interactions among ecological processes, contaminant bioaccumulation, and effects on wild populations.

Lisa Ellsworth *
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
541-737-1959

Nash Hall

Nash Hall 104

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

My primary research interests lie in the ecology and management of upland ecosystems, with a particular interest in the interactions of disturbance regimes with wildlife habitat requirements.  My research has focused on the synergistic influences of fire and other disturbances (invasive species,

Clinton Epps *
Associate Professor
541-737-2478
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 140

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Connectivity and dispersal in fragmented landscapes
Effects of climate and climate change on distribution and demography
Conservation genetics
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Tiffany Garcia *
Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology
541-737-2164
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My research examines the direct and indirect effects of environmental stress on aquatic communities.  My focal species are local and invasive amphibians, and I often work in ephemeral pond and stream habitats.  I examine how amphibians respond to multiple stressors, such as hydroperiod changes, t

Guillermo Giannico *
Associate Professor, Fisheries Extension
541-737-2479
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 114

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Freshwater Fish Ecology. Salmonid behavior. Fish distribution and habitat selection in freshwater and estuarine systems. Salmonid habitat restoration. Influence of riparian vegetation and land use activities on fish habitat. Integrated watershed management. Fish passage.

Susan Haig *
Courtesy Professor of Wildlife Ecology
541-750-0981
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Processes affecting persistence/extinction of small populations, conservation genetics, behavioral ecology of shorebirds, wetland ecology, mating systems.

Avian Population Genetics

Scott Heppell *
Associate Professor of Fisheries
541-737-1086
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My research interests are the physiological ecology of fishes, in particular how physiology, behavior, and life history traits affect the interactions between fish populations, their respective fisheries, and the environment.

Thomas Hurst *
Courtesy Assistant Professor of Fisheries
541-737-7022
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I am interested in the ecology of early life stages of marine species and the constraints imposed by the environment. I am particularly interested in the pervasive influence on temperature variation on all aspects of physiology and ecology of ectotherms.

Sherri Johnson *
Courtesy Assistant Professor
541-758-7771
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Aquatic Ecology and Biogeochemistry

J Kauffman *
Professor (Sr Res)

Contact person by email

Interactions of ecosystems, land use, and climate change in wetlands and tropical forests (current emphasis is on mangroves and other coastal ecosystems, tropical swamp forests, and riparian zones). Riparian ecology and restoration. Approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Patricia Kennedy *
Professor of Wildlife Ecology
541-562-5129
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My research interests are on the ecology and management of birds with a particular focus on rare and uncommon raptors and passerines in managed landscapes.

Holger Klinck *
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
541-867-0182
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My current research focuses on the development of hard- and software for real-time monitoring of marine mammals. I am also involved in research projects investigating the underwater vocal behavior of Antarctic pinnipeds - especially leopard seals, Hydrurga leptonyx. Marine Bioacoustic.

Robert Lackey *
Courtesy Professor of Fisheries
541-737-0569
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Weniger Hall

Weniger Hall 459

103 SW Memorial Place

103 SW Memorial Place
Corvallis, OR 97331

 Assessing alternative Pacific Northwest ecological futures;  Pacific salmon policy and management; ecosystem management and alternative management paradigms;  ecological policy and decision analysis;  interface between science, scientists, and natural resource policy.

Christopher Langdon *
Professor of Fisheries
541-867-0231
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Nutrition of oysters and other bivalves; microencapsulation; polyculture of abalone; genetic selection of oysters.

Taal Levi *
Assistant Professor
831-332-7873
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I combine empirical data, fieldwork, and quantitative methods to address applied problems.

Jessica Miller *
Associate Professor
541-867-0381
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I am interested in the ecology and evolution of life history diversity in fishes and the development and maintenance of that diversity.  My research has focused on larval dispersal and transport, population connectivity and structure, and the use of estuaries by larval and juvenile marine and ana

David Noakes *
Professor and Senior Scientist, Oregon Hatchery Research Center
541-737-1953
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Social behavior, Early development and behavior, Ethology, Ecology and life history, Evolution and polymorphism

Kathleen O Malley *
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
541-961-3311
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Investigate how genetic and ecological factors interact to shape life history variation within and among populations of marine and freshwater fishes.

Gordon Reeves *
Courtesy Appointment
541-750-7314
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Forest Science Lab

Forest Science Lab 264

3200 SW Jefferson Way

3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

 Ecology of anadromous salmonids, stream habitat landscape ecology and monitoring

Douglas Robinson *
Mace Professor of Watchable Wildlife
541-737-9501
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 036

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Wildlife ecology, particularly relating to songbirds and their conservation; life histories; tropical ecology; aridlands ecology

Daniel Roby *
Professor of Wildlife Ecology; Unit Leader - Wildlife, USGS-Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
541-737-1955
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Seabird and Colonial Waterbird Ecology, Conservation, and Management.

David Sampson *
Professor
541-867-0386
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Bioeconomics, Population Dynamics, Stock Assessment Methods

Dana Sanchez *
Associate Professor, Extension Wildlife Specialist
541-737-6003
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 118

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Mammalian space use and habitat selection. Human-wildlife issues.

Prospective graduate students should read through Future Ecologists on my Extension Wildlife site before contacting me. 

Carl Schreck *
Professor of Fisheries; Unit Leader - Fish, USGS Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
541-737-1961
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Environmental physiology and reproductive physiology of fish. Particularly, determination of effects of stress on fish performance in the wild and in the hatchery. Areas of interest include fish health, migration and development.

Brian Sidlauskas *
Associate Professor and Curator of Fishes
541-737-6789
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Ichthyology, Systematics, Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation of Fishes

Fiona Tomas Nash *
Courtesy Appointment

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I study the impacts of anthropogenic activities (e.g. eutrophication, climate change, overfishing, invasive species) on the functioning of marine benthic communities.

Leigh Torres *
Assistant Professor

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Hatfield Marine Science Center

Hatfield Marine Science Center 2030 SE Marine Science Drive

Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365

I specialize in the spatial and behavioral ecology of marine megafauna including marine mammals, seabirds and sharks. 

Dana Warren *
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
(541) 737-5319
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I have broad research interests within the fields of aquatic ecology and fish ecology.  My current projects focus on (1) aquatic terrestrial linkages and the influence of riparian forest stand structure on stream ecosystem function; (2) Native trout distributions eastern Oregon and Northern Nevad

David Wooster *
Associate Professor of Fisheries
541-567-6337
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My research interests would be stream ecology, aquatic invertebrate biology, restoration effectiveness monitoring, stream food webs, stream and riparian linkages.