* indicates graduate faculty who can accept MS and PhD candidates

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Arismendi, Ivan *
Assistant Professor
541-737-2639
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 40

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

My interests encompass stream ecology, limnology, hydrology, forestry, and watershed-level processes. In particular, I am interested in the consequences of climate change on freshwater ecosystems, biological invasions in freshwaters, and terrestrial-aquatic food webs.

Armstrong, Jonathan *
Assistant Professor
541-737-1080
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 34

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

I integrate animal behavior, physiology, and landscape ecology to better understand how fish and wildlife interact with their environment. My research employs observational study, field experiments, and simulation modeling.

Boyer, Kathryn
Fish Ecologist
541-737-1972
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 104

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

My research has focused on (1) the effects of agricultural and forestry land-use practices on stream and riparian habitats critical to native fish species, and (2) the development of land management practices that minimize degradation of stream and riparian functions important to aquatic species.

Burnett, Kelly
Coutesy Assistant Professor
(541)750-7309
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Forest Science Lab

Forest Science Lab 278

3200 SW Jefferson Way

3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

My research interests center around three broad topics:
1) Understanding how salmon and trout use stream habitats and how these habitats are distributed across a landscape;

Chapman, John
Courtesy Appointment Professor of Fisheries
(541) 737-0235
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Hatfield Marine Science Center

Hatfield Marine Science Center 2030 SE Marine Science Drive

Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365

Aquatic biological invasions, invertebrate zoology and peracaridan crustacean taxonomy.

DeWeber, Jefferson
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
541-737-1859
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 546

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

My current research focuses on linking multiple values from diverse stakeholders to management actions to support more integrated conservation and restoration.

Dunham, Jason *
Courtesy Appointment
(541)750-0990
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Forest Science Lab

3200 SW Jefferson Way

3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Fish ecology and conservation biology. Landscape ecology of aquatic ecosystems, conservation biology of focal species, ecology of natural disturbance, biological invasions, monitoring

Duplaix, Nicole
Senior Instructor I
503-302-4913
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 150

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Comparative ecology, behavior and conservation of otter species and other endangered carnivores, Phylogeny, evolution and behavior. 

Eagles Smith, Collin *
Courtesy Appointment
541-750-0949
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My research focuses on the interactions among ecological processes, contaminant bioaccumulation, and effects on wild populations.

Ellsworth, Lisa *
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
541-737-1959

Nash Hall

Nash Hall 104

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

My primary research interests lie in the ecology and management of upland ecosystems, with a particular interest in the interactions of disturbance regimes with wildlife habitat requirements.  My research has focused on the synergistic influences of fire and other disturbances (invasive species,

Epps, Clinton *
Associate Professor
541-737-2478
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 140

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Connectivity and dispersal in fragmented landscapes
Effects of climate and climate change on distribution and demography
Conservation genetics
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Garcia, Tiffany *
Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology
541-737-2164
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My research examines the direct and indirect effects of environmental stress on aquatic communities.  My focal species are local and invasive amphibians, and I often work in ephemeral pond and stream habitats.  I examine how amphibians respond to multiple stressors, such as hydroperiod changes, t

Gervais, Jennifer
Courtesy Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology
541-737-9159
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My research currently focuses on population dynamics with particular regard to anthropogenic stressors, such as contaminant effects. How do patterns of contaminant exposure interact with natural processes such as food shortage, territoriality, and dispersal?

Giannico, Guillermo *
Associate Professor, Fisheries Extension
541-737-2479
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 114

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Freshwater Fish Ecology. Salmonid behavior. Fish distribution and habitat selection in freshwater and estuarine systems. Salmonid habitat restoration. Influence of riparian vegetation and land use activities on fish habitat. Integrated watershed management. Fish passage.

Gregory, Stanley
Distinguished Professor of Fisheries- Emeritus
541-737-1951
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Stream ecosystems: channel dynamics, woody debris, water chemistry, benthic algae, invertebrates, fish, salamanders, and riparian vegetation. Landscape perspectives for stream ecosystems. Influence of human activities on ecosystem structure and function.

Herlihy, Alan
Professor (Sr Res)
541-754-4442
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Aquatic Monitoring/Bioassessment Biogeochemistry Ecological Indicators.

Lake, Stream, and Wetland Biological Assessment and Monitoring

Janousek, Christopher
Research Associate- Wetlands Ecologist
541-250-2086
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My research focuses on climate change impacts to salt marsh plant communities on the west coast of the US.

Kauffman, J *
Professor (Sr Res)

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Interactions of ecosystems, land use, and climate change in wetlands and tropical forests (current emphasis is on mangroves and other coastal ecosystems, tropical swamp forests, and riparian zones). Riparian ecology and restoration. Approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Kaufmann, Philip
Courtesy Associate Professor
541-754-4451
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Stream channel morphology and hydraulics.
Field methods for quantifying aquatic biota and habitat.
Natural & anthropogenic controls on aquatic habitat & biota.
Stream sediment transport and sediment effects on biota.

Lackey, Robert *
Courtesy Professor of Fisheries
541-737-0569
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Weniger Hall

Weniger Hall 459

103 SW Memorial Place

103 SW Memorial Place
Corvallis, OR 97331

 Assessing alternative Pacific Northwest ecological futures;  Pacific salmon policy and management; ecosystem management and alternative management paradigms;  ecological policy and decision analysis;  interface between science, scientists, and natural resource policy.

Levi, Taal *
Assistant Professor
831-332-7873
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I combine empirical data, fieldwork, and quantitative methods to address applied problems.

Mc Comb, Brenda
Dean Graduate School; Professor, Forest Ecosystems and Society
541-737-2244
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Kerr Administration Building

Kerr Administration Building 300

1500 SW Jefferson Avenue

1500 SW Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331

I study the effects of land management practices on animals and habitats to guide development of sustainable forest management practices and advance our ability to conserve biodiversity over large and complex landscapes.

Peterson, James
Associate Professor of Fisheries, Asst. Leader – Fish, USGS Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
541-737-1963
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 176

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

My research focuses on multiple aspects of aquatic ecology- with an emphasis on lotic communities. Most of my work has been in identifying and quantifying the effects of physical and biotic factors on stream -dewlling taxa (fish, mussels, crayfish) at multiple scales.

Reese, Douglas
Instructor
541-737-6396
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My main research interests are in the distribution, structure, and function of ecological communities and particularly how these relate to a changing environment.  Specifically, I examine how community characteristics (e.g., species diversity, community structure, dominance, abundance, and biomas

Rosenberg, Daniel
Courtesy Appointment
541-737-6122
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I have focused my research activities in the field of applied ecology in an attempt to understand environmental factors affecting the distribution and abundance of animals in managed ecosystems.

Sanchez, Dana *
Associate Professor, Extension Wildlife Specialist
541-737-6003
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 118

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Mammalian space use and habitat selection. Human-wildlife issues.

Prospective graduate students should read through Future Ecologists on my Extension Wildlife site before contacting me. 

Shinderman, Matthew
Faculty, Director-Sustainability Double-Degree, Senior Instructor 1
541-322-3159
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I am currently working on two active projects:

Upper Columbia Basin Network American Pika Research and Monitoring Program (National Park Service)

Stewart, Heather
Faculty Research Assistant - Fish Physiologist
541-737-1889
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 104

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

My current research involves improving hatchery-origin fish to be more phenotypically similar to wild fish for tagging studies and reintroduction efforts.

Tomas Nash, Fiona *
Courtesy Appointment

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I study the impacts of anthropogenic activities (e.g. eutrophication, climate change, overfishing, invasive species) on the functioning of marine benthic communities.