Researchers in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife have extensive
and diverse projects spanning the globe. Please visit the links below
to learn more about how we cooperate with other agencies and programs
to produce cutting edge research in a variety of disciplines.
Cooperative Forest Ecosystem Research program (CFER) was developed
to facilitate sound management of forest ecosystems, with emphasis
on meeting priority research information needs of the BLM and ODF
in western Oregon.
Foundation for Nature Research and Cultural Heritage Research (NINANIKU)
is an independent non-profit research foundation. It consists of two
institutes, the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) and
the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU). The
Foundation was established in 1994 and has its headquarter in Trondheim.
Over its 15-year history the Andrews LTER program has become a major
center for analysis of forest and stream ecosystems in the Pacific
Northwest. Today, several dozen university and Federal scientists
use this LTER site as a common meeting ground, working together to
gain basic understanding of ecosystems and to apply this new knowledge
in management policy.
Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute has studied the behavior,
abundance, and distribution of marine mammals beginning with seals
and sea lions in 1973. The program concentrated on population assesment
and competition with fisheries until 1983. Cetacean studies began
in 1979 with the use of conventional (short range) radio tags to track
gray whales from Mexico to Alaska. Concurrent shore-based observations
documented the timing of the north and south-bound gray whale passage
off the Oregon coast. Since then, the Marine Mammal Program has pioneered
the development of satellite-monitored radio tags to track many species
of whales and dolphins principally around North America.
of the consortium include understanding the consequences of possible
societal decisions in the Pacific Northwest on human populations and
ecosystems, and developing tools that will support management of ecosystems
in the region.
site contains program information, data and metadata files, and publications.
Data files and documents are organized by EMAP Resource Group or project
in the drop-down boxes below. They are organized by geographic area
in the lists on the right.
purpose of the Northwest Biological Assessment Workgroup (NBAW) is
to promote better understanding of the biotic communities in freshwater
aquatic ecosystems of the northwest. The NBAW was founded in 1990.
The NBAW encourages and facilitates the use of benthic macroinvertebrates
and fish assemblages and other biota in the assessment of the condition
of freshwater aquatic resources and other environmental and natural
resource management decision-making. Membership is open to anyone
who is interested in freshwater biotic communities and their role
in aquatic ecosystems in the Northwest (generally, but not limited
to: Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Northern
mission of the Wildlife Habitat Management Institute, in cooperation
with partners, is to develop and disseminate scientifically based
technical materials that will assist NRCS field staffs in working
with their customers and others to promote conservation stewardship
of fish and wildlife and deliver sound habitat management principles
and practices to America's land users.