Judith  Li
Judith Li
Associate Professor of Fisheries, (retired)

Stream ecology, aquatic invertebrates, trophic interactions in streams

OSU Campus
Fisheries and Wildlife
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States


Processes affecting regional distribution of stream invertebrates and fish; Trophic interactions in streams; Riparian processes affecting stream communities; Thermal and hydrologic influences on aquatic communities in arid systems, especially eastern Oregon.


Ph.D. - 1990 - Fisheries, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
M.S. - 1978 - Ecology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
B.S. - 1966 - Biological Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Awards and Honors

For Promoting Diversity in the Profession

  • North American Benthological Society.  Distinguished Service Award (2009)
  • OSU Difference, Power & Discrimination Recognition (2004)
  • OSU Women’s Center: Woman of Achievement (2003)
  • Special Recognition by American Women in Science as a mentor for women, 25th Anniversary Celebration, OSU, Jan 14, 1997

Recognition for Achievements in Conservation

  • The John Palensky River Conservation Award, Oregon Water Trust, and Water Watch of Oregon.  Conservation Award with Hiram W. Li (2010)

Recognition for Research

  • OSU College of Agriculture Oldfield Team Research Award : Loop Analysis Group (2002)
  • OSU College of Agriculture Oldfield Team Research Award: Pacific Northwest Ecological Consortium (2001)
  • OSU College of Agriculture Oldfield Team Research Award: Stream Team (1991)

Recognition for Teaching

  • John Burrows Award for Nature Writing, Special Award for Ellie’s Log,  a book to inspire and to teach middle school children how to become a systematic observer of natural processes.  (2014).
  • Finalist, American Association for Advancement in Science, Science Books and Films Prizes for Excellence in Science Books: Hand-On Science (2014)
  • National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges USDA Excellence in Teaching Award:   Western Region  (2005)
  • OSU College of Agricultural Sciences: R. M. Wade Award for Excellence in Teaching (2004)
  •  Agricultural Communicators in Education: Gold Award for Educational Project, Credit (2003)
  • Nominee, OSU College of Agriculture: Presidential Award of Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering  Mentoring, National Science Foundation (1996)

Fun Fact

Enjoys cultural diversity, meeting needs for adequate housing, native plants, watercolor painting.