Ecological impacts

It’s not just crops that are the focus of study in Hermiston. Sandy DeBano and Dave Wooster, associate professors in OSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, are stationed in Hermiston and lead the Invertebrate Ecology Laboratory.

DeBano is collaborating with the U.S. Forest Service on how land management and restoration influence pollinators – especially native bees – in riparian areas. Among Wooster’s projects is an investigation of summer flows on river ecology, invasive crayfish, and river restoration.


Project Leader: David Wooster, Aquatic Entomologist

My research interests would be stream ecology, aquatic invertebrate biology, restoration effectiveness monitoring, stream food webs, stream and riparian linkages. For more information on the Invertebrate Ecology Laboratory.

Balancing Ecosystem Services in Semi-Arid Agricultural Lands in an Uncertain Future