Sandra DeBano
Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology

Invertebrate Ecology

Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Fisheries and Wildlife
Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center Hermiston, OR
United States
(541) 567-6337


My research focuses on the roles that terrestrial invertebrates play in linking riparian areas with adjacent streams and uplands, especially in arid and semi-arid lands.  Current research interests include examining the effect of various aspects of riparian condition on the abundance, diversity, and community composition of terrestrial invertebrates, and how these effects are translated through food webs involving fish and wildlife in adjacent streams and terrestrial uplands.  I am also interested in how riparian condition affects the density of pest and beneficial invertebrates in agricultural lands next to riparian areas.  Other research interests include the development of terrestrial invertebrate indices of riparian condition that can be used for biomonitoring riparian restoration efforts and examining the impacts of livestock grazing on invertebrate communities.


FW 599/699 Extension Approaches to Bioinvasions and Invasive Species
FW 599/699 Applying Risk Analysis to  Invasive Species


Ph.D. - 1997 - Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington
M.S. - 1992 - Zoology, Arizona State University, Tempe
B.S. - 1990 - Zoology, Arizona State University, Tempe

I accept graduate students for the Fisheries and Wildlife Department

Fun Fact

Enjoys hiking, gardening, woodworking