* indicates graduate faculty who can accept MS and PhD candidates

Photo Person Research/Career Interests
Arbuckle, Scarlett
Instructor/Undergraduate Experiential Learning Coordinator
541-737-3278
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 104

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Baker, C Scott *
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.

Banks, Michael *
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.

Boehlert, George
Emeritus Appointment
541-867-0138
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Ecology of marine fishes, particularly early life history stages; Pelagic habitats; seamount ecology; age, growth and reproduction of fishes.

Brandt, Stephen *
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;

Brodeur, Richard
Courtesy Appointment
541-867-0336
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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 study the effects of ocean conditions on the distribution and feeding ecology of marine fishes in the Northeast Pacific Ocean.  Also interested in other trophic levels from zooplankton up to seabirds and marine mammals and how the different trophic levels interact.

Chapman, John
Courtesy Appointment Professor of Fisheries
(541) 737-0235
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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

Aquatic biological invasions, invertebrate zoology and peracaridan crustacean taxonomy.

Friedlaender, Ari
Associate Professor
(919) 672-0103
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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
  • My research focuses on using advanced telemetry tools to study the underwater behavior of marine mammals.
Heppell, Scott *
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.

Heppell, Selina
Department Head, Professor of Fisheries
541-737-9039
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I devote most of my research to some of the oldest and slowest-growing animals in the sea: sea turtles, sharks, sturgeon, and west coast rockfish (scientifically know as Sebastes, which means "magnificent:).

Horning, Markus
Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology
541-867-0270
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Pinniped Ecology

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.

Klinck, Holger *
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.

Lyons, Donald
Assistant Professor, Senior Research, and Instructor
541-737-1957
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Avian Ecology, Conservation Biology, Animal Telemetry, Predator-Prey Dynamics, Ecological Energetics, Natural Resource Decision Making Processes, and Communicating Science to Diverse Audiences

Mate, Bruce
Director and Endowed Chair of the OSU Marine Mammal Institute
541-867-0202
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Determination of critical habitat, migration routes, feeding ecology and dive behavior for endangered whales; also population assessment, human conflicts and resolution.

Millers, Kimberley
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
541-207-6257
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 104

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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.

Orben, Rachael
Postdoctoral Scholars

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Palacios, Daniel
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
(541) 867-0202
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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
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Analysis and visualization of whale telemetry data
  • Characterization of critical habitat for large whales
  • Quantification of long-distance migration and navigation in whales
Reese, Douglas
Instructor
541-737-6396
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My main research interests are in the distribution, structure, and function of ecological communities and particularly how these relate to a changing environment.  Specifically, I examine how community characteristics (e.g., species diversity, community structure, dominance, abundance, and biomas

Sellinger, Cynthia
Courtesy Assistant Professor
(541) 740-5519
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I am researching the effect that climate change has on Pacific salmon.  Specifically, I statistically analyze how major climatic events (El Nino and La Nina) affect the respectively nutrient-rich and nutrient- poor oceanographic episodes (upwelling and downwelling).

Suryan, Robert
Associate Professor - Senior Research, HMSC Adjunct Faculty, Marine Resource Management, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
541-867-0223
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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 study how changes in the marine environment affect the foraging ecology, reproduction, and population dynamics of mid to upper trophic-level consumers, especially seabirds.

Tomas Nash, Fiona *
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.

Torres, Leigh *
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.