Research Support Directory

Research Support
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Ackers, Steven
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
Research Support
541-822-3359
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Northern spotted owl demography.  Population demography, habitat effects on demographic performance, behavioral ecology of predator/prey interactions, threatened and endangered species management.

Allen, Jennifer
Faculty Research Assistant
541-737-1625
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I couple non-invasive sampling with genetic methods to study fish and wildlife populations.

Andrews, Lawrence
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
541-776-6794
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Ashkenas, Linda
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
541-737-1966
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Stream Ecology. Stream and riparian zone ecology, including impacts of land use practices and restoration; role of large wood in streams; salmonid ecology; stream community dynamics; environmental history using GIS & remote sensing; stable isotope tracer studies of nitrogen dynamics and...

Bixler, Kirsten
Faculty Research Assistant
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Claremont, Rita
Faculty Research Assistant
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Crowhurst, Rachel
Faculty Research Assistant
541-737-6035
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Danley, Courtney
Faculty Research Assistant
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541-737-1964
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DeWeber, Jefferson
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
541-737-1859
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My current research focuses on linking multiple values from diverse stakeholders to management actions to support more integrated conservation and restoration. My background is in studying freshwater ecosystems with an emphasis on spatial analyses, modeling, and understanding the effects of...

Duarte, Adam
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
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I am an ecologist interested in quantifying ecological and anthropogenic factors that affect the distribution, abundance, and dynamics of populations within and among landscapes. The primary motivation for my work is to develop the tools and understanding necessary to support informed decisions...

Gerth, William
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
541-737-1949
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Hakanson, Olivia
Faculty Research Assistant
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Janousek, Christopher
Research Associate- Wetlands Ecologist
541-250-2086
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My research focuses on climate change impacts to salt marsh plant communities on the west coast of the US. On-going projects include testing tidal inundation effects on plant productivity, elucidating environmental drivers of salt marsh plant decomposition, and investigating latitudinal...

Kelso, Debaran
Faculty Research Assistant
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Lawes, Timothy
Faculty Research Assistant
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Loschl, Peter
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
541-737-5895
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McCafferty, Christopher
Faculty Research Assistant
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Millers, Kimberley
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
541-207-6257
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My research interests are an interdisciplinary blend of conservation biology, marine ecology and applied ecological modeling. I combine both the use of field, laboratory techniques and applied quantitative methods when undertaking my research. Recently, I’ve completed my Ph.D. focusing on the...

Nelson, Kim
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
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541-737-1962
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Kim Nelson is a Research Wildlife Biologist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.  The current focus of her research is on the ecology and habitat associations of seabirds, specifically using modeling and habitat data to better understand and help resolve...

Orben, Rachael
Postdoctoral Scholars
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Schwalm, Donelle
Research Associate
(806) 252-6074
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I study the influence of climate and landscape on species distributions, metapopulation dynamics, and functional connectivity in wildlife species in contemporary and future timescales. I seek to apply this information towards mitigation scenarios for focal species such as American pika and swift...

Self, Katharine
Faculty Research Assistant
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Skybak, Kristian
Faculty Research Assistant
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Sobota, Janel
Faculty Research Assistant
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Sovern, Stan
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
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Stewart, Heather
Faculty Research Assistant - Fish Physiologist
541-737-1889
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My current research involves improving hatchery-origin fish to be more phenotypically similar to wild fish for tagging studies and reintroduction efforts. Current projects I am involved in are evaluating smolt quality assessment indices, determination of adult life history strategy in juveniles...

Suzuki, Yasuko
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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503-791-8799
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My research interests include population dynamics and behavioral ecology, with an emphasis on demography and dispersal, to better understand conservation and management issues of seabirds.

I am currently evaluating demography and inter-colony movements of Caspian terns and double-crested...

Swingle, James
Faculty Research Assistant
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Whitlock, Steven
Lamprey Researcher
541-737-1964
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I study Pacific lamprey freshwater ecology

The research program is focused on designing and implementing projects that will further Pacific lamprey conservation in the Northwest. Current projects include a genetic parentage study on spawning lamprey in the Lukiamute River and a larval...

Wildman, Randall
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
541-737-1967
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Aquatic restoration and aquatic invertebrates. Fish distribution of native and non-native species in the Pacific Northwest. Role of wood in aquatic ecosystems. Riparian ecology.

Williamson, Kari
Faculty Research Assistant
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