* indicates graduate faculty who can accept MS and PhD candidates

Photo Person Research/Career Interests
Allen, Jennifer
Faculty Research Assistant
541-737-1625
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 104

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

I couple non-invasive sampling with genetic methods to study fish and wildlife populations.

Betts, Matthew *
Associate Professor
541-737-3841
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Richardson Hall

Richardson Hall 201E

3180 SW Jefferson Way

3180 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Landscape ecology, behavioral ecology species distributions, forest management and conservation
(1) Influences of landscape structure on demography of animal populations,
(2) Animal movement (particularly dispersal),
(3) Population viability modeling,

Biedenweg, Kelly *
Assistant Professor- Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife
541-737-2207
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 154

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

I am an interdisciplinary social scientist who studies natural resource management in two directions: how humans benefit from the natural environment and how human actions impact the natural environment.  My research has been based in the Pacific Northwest and Latin America.  I use a variety of t

DeBano, Sandra *
Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology
541-567-6337
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Hermiston Exp Sta

Hermiston Ag Res & Ext Ctr 2121 South 1st Street

Hermiston Ag Res & Ext Ctr
2121 South 1st Street
Hermiston, OR 97838

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,

Duarte, Adam
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Weniger Hall

Weniger Hall 445

103 SW Memorial Place

103 SW Memorial Place
Corvallis, OR 97331

I am an ecologist interested in quantifying ecological and anthropogenic factors that affect the distribution, abundance, and dynamics of populations within and among landscapes.

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. 

Edge, William
Associate Dean College of Agricultural Sciences and Professor of Wildlife Ecology
541-737-2910
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Strand Agriculture Hall

Strand Agriculture Hall 430E

170 SW Waldo Place

170 SW Waldo Place
Corvallis, OR 97331

Population and habitat ecology of wildlife in forest and agricultural ecosystems; mammal conservation and management; administration and policy; university education pedegogies, especially distance education.

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

Friedlaender, Ari
Associate Professor
(919) 672-0103
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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
  • My research focuses on using advanced telemetry tools to study the underwater behavior of marine mammals.
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?

Hagen, Christian
Associate Professor (Sr Res)
(541) 410-0238
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Evaluating population level responses of gallinaceous birds to large scale conservation effort and/or habitat perturbations, whether they be natural (e.g., wildfire) or anthropogenic.

Horning, Markus
Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology
541-867-0270
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Pinniped Ecology

Kennedy, Patricia *
Professor of Wildlife Ecology
541-562-5129
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My research interests are on the ecology and management of birds with a particular focus on rare and uncommon raptors and passerines in managed landscapes.

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

Lyons, Donald
Assistant Professor, Senior Research, and Instructor
541-737-1957
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Avian Ecology, Conservation Biology, Animal Telemetry, Predator-Prey Dynamics, Ecological Energetics, Natural Resource Decision Making Processes, and Communicating Science to Diverse Audiences

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.

Millers, Kimberley
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
541-207-6257
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 104

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

My research interests are an interdisciplinary blend of conservation biology, marine ecology and applied ecological modeling. I combine both the use of field, laboratory techniques and applied quantitative methods when undertaking my research. Recently, I’ve completed my Ph.D.

Palacios, Daniel
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
(541) 867-0202
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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
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Analysis and visualization of whale telemetry data
  • Characterization of critical habitat for large whales
  • Quantification of long-distance migration and navigation in whales
Rivers, James
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
541-737-6581
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Richardson Hall

Richardson Hall 214

3180 SW Jefferson Way

3180 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

I am an animal ecologist with research interests that extend into the fields of animal behavior, physiological ecology, and conservation science.

Robinson, William *
Mace Professor of Watchable Wildlife
541-737-9501
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 036

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Wildlife ecology, particularly relating to songbirds and their conservation; life histories; tropical ecology; aridlands ecology

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. 

Schumaker, Nathan
Courtesy Appointment
541-754-4658
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My research fills critical technical and scientific gaps in conservation biology, landscape ecology, and related fields.  Central to these disciplines is the quantification of human impacts on plant and animal populations, and forecasting how species’ viability will change in the future.  Compute

Schwalm, Donelle
Research Associate
(806) 252-6074
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 262

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

I study the influence of climate and landscape on species distributions, metapopulation dynamics, and functional connectivity in wildlife species in contemporary and future timescales.

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)

Torres, Leigh *
Assistant Professor

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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

I specialize in the spatial and behavioral ecology of marine megafauna including marine mammals, seabirds and sharks.