[Fisheries and Wildlife Briefs is prepared by the Department Head and
is meant for internal communication among the family of OSU's Department
of Fisheries and Wildlife. In lieu of a supper table, the format is
designed to inform family members of each other's accomplishments. We
strive to take responsibility for each other's success. Subtleties and
innuendo are intentional; thus you may have to know the family member
to understand the context. The Department Head assumes total responsibility
for its content -- but only some of the discontent.]
Lee Kuhn, Professor Emeritus, died of congestive heart failure
at his home on 30 May. Lee was in one of the first graduating classes
in our department and then served on the faculty until his retirement.
During his retirement he continued to keep us informed about the comings
and goings of many of our graduates via his "From the Mailbag"
section of our newsletter. Lee, we will miss you buddy!
Howard Horton was appointed to the North Pacific Research Board
and now helps to give away millions of dollars a year. Howard, we will
be talking to you about that pipeline into the department.
The Fish and Wildlife Club is on a roll! They won Club of the
Year from the College of Agricultural Sciences and won the Best Booth
Award for Ag Days.
Graduate student, Kimberly Klein, and Research Assistant, Vern
Marr, were featured in the Science section of the Oregonian today
(6/19/02) in an article that discussed habitat conservation for the
Endangered Washington ground squirrel.
David Sampson was promoted to Professor effective 1 July 2002.
Phil Harris, 01, was appointed Assistant Professor of Biological
Sciences and Curator of Fishes at The University of Alabama effective
Dawn Davis, 02 began a position as a Wildlife Biologist
for the New Mexico Department of Game working on Lesser Prairie Chicken
management and research.
Mike Byrne, 02, is now Wildlife Biologist working in wetlands
ecology for the Nature Conservancy in south Florida. How is the humidity
Erin Pamplin was born to Nate and his bride on 8 May and weighted
in at 8 lbs and 6 oz.
Fiona Sequoia Taft was born 25 May to Oriane and Mike Taft. Fiona
weighted 9 lbs. Oriane got a 2 for 1 deal in that her appendix came
out at the same time.
Marty Fitzpatrick and Hillary Egna adopted Barron Hyun-Shik
Fitzpatrick Egna (boy, what a name) from Korea, returning home on
2 May. Check out these photos http://www.geocities.com/egnafitz/barronpage1.html.
Linnea Christine Lovtang, was born 8 June to Jens and Sara Lovtang.
She was 8 pounds, 1 ounce at birth. Everyone is doing well.
Saud Al-Jufaili, Qualitative analysis of sardine and anchovy
oscillations and implications for the management of sardine and anchovy
fisheries in Oman, Ph.D.
Steve Bobko, Effects of Maternal Age on Reproductive Success
in Black Rockfish, Sebastes melanops, Ph.D.
Dawn Davis, Breeding season habitat use and response to management
activities by greater sage-grouse on Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge,
Kitty Griswold, Genetic Diversity of Coastal Cutthroat Trout
and Dolly Varden in Prince William Sound, Alaska, Ph.D.
Steve Hendricks, Seasonal Changes in Distribution of Coastal
Cutthroat Trout in a Isolated Watershed, M.S.
Iris Knoebl, The Use of Molecular Biological Methods to Assess
the Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Natural Hormones on
Growth of the Sheepshead Minnow, Ph.D.
Madeleine Weber, A Morphometric Study of Growth and Condition
in Juvenile English Sole (Parophrys vetulus) Relative to Environment,
Scholarship and Award WinnersCongratulations all!!
Department Scholarships and Awards
Scott Anderson, Henry Mastin Graduate Fund
Colden Baxter and Hiram Li, Thomas G. Scott Publication Fund
Toby Carlson, Southern Oregon Flyfishers Scholarship
Jesse Jordan, Southern Oregon Flyfishers Scholarship
Ted Hart, Richard Carlson Scholarship
Lina Hofmann, Henry Mastin Graduate Fund
Wataru Kotesu, Henry Mastin Graduate Fund
Russell Langshaw, Henry Mastin Graduate Fund
John Seigle, Henry Mastin Graduate Fund
John Wilson, Henry Mastin Graduate Fund
CAS, HMSC or Foundation Scholarships
Marlene Bellman, Ted Hart and Scott Heppell, Markham Award
Daniel Gomez-Uchida and Michael Banks, Markham Award
Michael Heck, Burlingham Undergraduate Student of Excellence Award
Marion Mann and Ian Fleming, Markham Award
David Rundio, 2002 Savery Outstanding Master's Student Award
Gene Shippentower, The Capital Press Outstanding Senior in Agriculture
Oriane Taft, 2002 Savery Outstanding Doctoral Student Award
Roberto Venegas and Selina Heppell, Markham Award
Armando Ubeda and Selina Heppell, Markham Award
Professional Society Scholarships
Steve Hendricks, Western Division, American Fisheries Society Scholarship.
We Have GraduatesWe divested ourselves of 68 undergraduate,
17 MS, and 12 PhD students on the 16 of June. Congratulations folks,
you have worked hard and deserve these degrees. Keep in touch! Here's
Aitken, Megann M.; Anderson, Bryn M.; Arrell, Daina L.; Barber, Stacey
L.; Bennett, David J.; Binger, Meika B.; Bohlman, Nicole R.; Bowles,
Cydne B.; Branstetter, Ryan D.; Buchner, Edward L.; Chambers, Jacob
L.; Chambers, Sommer N.; Clark, Trevor R.; Connelly, Stacee M.; Daniels,
Sara A.; Davis, Traci L.; Dennis, Tracey D.; Dickerson, Steve W.; Emig,
Deanna M.; Emig, Ryan C.; Esselstyn, Eric A.; Feldhaus, Joseph W.; Fenerty,
Christopher M.; Griggs, Tauna L.; Harty, Christine L.; Heck, Michael
P.; Herzstein, Nemesia L.; Ingram, Leann M.; Johnson, Eric M.; Jongeward,
Tobias D.; Kraemer, Daniel H.; Lawhead, Matthew A.; Llewellyn, Jay K.;
Miller, Nicholas J.; Miller, Robert A.; Miller, Suzi L.; Murdoch, Heather
E.; Nagy, Dana K.; Nordyke, Randal Q.; Norton, Jason K.; Norton, Sena
E.; Ogawa, Goshi; Oliver, Ryan B.; Pratt, Christopher B.; Prechtel,
Jennifer M.; Rensmeyer, Renee A.; Robart, Matthew J.; ; ; ; Rodhouse,
Thomas J.; Saylor, Kevin T.; Schmokel, Sara T.; Schwab, Angie M.; Sharp,
Donna J.; Shippentower, Gene E.; Shull, Gene D.; Sisemore, Jared O.;
Snowbarger, Mika L.; Snyder, Kevin M.; Swanson, Carl N.; Taft, Kevin
J.; Tavares, Jason C.; Turnbull, Zachariah L.; Waterer, Tami L.; Wessell,
Stephanie J.; Williams, Samuel S.; Wilson III, William E.; Yadao, Charlie
V.; Yamasaki, N. Keiki; Young, Tiffany A.
Bennett, Paul M.; Blackie, Barbara A.; Byrne, Michael W.; Haley, Katherin
L.; Heider, Christopher A.; Hoover, Vicki J.; Kelly, Elizabeth G.; Kesler,
Dylan C.; LaRue, Michelle; Mayer, Kent C.; Milston, Ruth H.; Noson,
Anna C.; Ostermann, Stacey D.; Rickerson, Eric V.; Ronan, Noelle A.;
Sanzenbacher, Peter; Whitney, Lowell.
Adamus, Paul R.; Baxter, Colden V.; Bobko, Stephen J.; Burnett, Kelly
M. ; Dwire, Kathleen A.; Ebersole, Joseph L.; Gervais, Jennifer A.;
May, Christine L.; Montano, C. Gabriela; Pope, Michael D.; Seals (Price),
Carol A.; Yin, Yahshui.
Speaking of graduate students, spring enrollment numbers are out; we
had 11 Ph.D. and 30 M.S. in Fisheries and 8 Ph.D. and 25 M.S. in Wildlife
enrolled this past term.
Grants and Contacts (April-May 2002) Total year to date $6,186,398we are number two,
so we try harder.
Anthony, Robert G, USDA Forest Service, $59,527
Ford, M Jesse, Environmental Protection Agency-Envir, $38,000
Gitelman, Alix I, Colorado State University, $12,363
Li, Judith L, USDA Soil Conservation Service, $15,000
Malouf, Robert E, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin-Sea Grant,
Roby, Daniel D, Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife, $71,191
Roby, Daniel D, USDI Geological Survey, $32,000
Schmitz, Richard A, USDI Geological Survey, $24,216
Schreck, Carl B, Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife, $80,000
Schreck, Carl B, Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife, $18,254
Schreck, Carl B, Army Corps of Engineers, $31,812
Schreck, Carl B, Army Corps of Engineers, $36,342
Schreck, Carl B, Army Corps of Engineers, $103,826
Stevens Jr, Don L, Environmental Protection Agency-Envir, $21,219
Weber, Lavern J,National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin, $80,000
Weber, Lavern J, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin, $3,294
Recent Publications (Since April 2002)
Bayley, P. B. and D.
J. Austen. 2002. Capture efficiency of a boat electrofisher. Transactions
of the American Fisheries Society 131: 435-451.
Crippen, T.L., L.M.
Bootland, J.C. Leong, M.S. Fitzpatrick, C.B. Schreck, A.T. Vella. 2001.
Analysis of salmonid leukocytes purified by hypotonic lysis of erythrocytes.
Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 13:234-245.
Cummings, C.L., J.B.
Kauffman, D.A. Perry, R. Hughes. 2002. Aboveground biomass and structure
of rainforests in the southwestern Brazilian Amazon. Forest Ecology
and Management 153:293-307.
Dambacher, J.M., H.W
Li, and P.A. Rossignol. 2002. Relevance of community structure in assessing
indeterminancy of ecological predictions. Ecology 83:1372-1385.
Fleming, I.A. 2002.
Can hatchery fish contribute to the natural productivity of wild populations?
Pages 32-56. In C. Orr, P. Gallaugher and J. Penikett (eds.) Speaking
for the Salmon. Workshop Proceedings on Hatcheries and the Protection
of Wild Salmon. Continuing Studies in Science, Simon Fraser University,
Ford, J. 2001. The
relevance of indigenous knowledge to contemporary sustainability. Northwest
Gurnell, A.M., H. Piegay,
F.J. Swanson, and S.V. Gregory. 2002. Large wood and fluvial processes.
Freshwater Biology 47:601-619.
Pederson, B.J., W.M.
Wollheim, P.J. Mulholland, J.R. Webseter, J.L. Meyer, J.L. Tank, E.
Martin, W.B. Bowden, H.M. Valett, A.E. Hersey, W.H. McDowell, W.K. Dodds,
S.K. Hamilton, S.Gregory, D.D. Morrall. 2001. Control of nitrogen export
from watersheds by headwater streams. Science 292:86-90.