Faculty Directory

* indicates graduate faculty who can accept MS and PhD candidates

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Albertson, Giselle
Instructor/Advisor
503-839-8184
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I am interested in using molecular markers to address questions about population structure and evolutionary history of both insular and pelagic dolphin species. I use these markers to evaluate social structure within groups of dolphins.

Arbuckle, Scarlett
Instructor/Undergraduate Experiential Learning Coordinator
541-737-3278
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I support research endeavors through the OSU Marine Team, instruct several courses and assist in departmental operations.

My past research has included work on cephalopod population dynamics, behavior and neurobiology.

Campbell, Holly
Instructor
(541)740-9716
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Current research interests include

•ecosystem-based management in freshwater and marine settings

•land-ocean interactions and human influences on coastal water quality and biodiversity (including climate impacts, and land-based pollution)

Diebel, Ken
Instructor

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  • Restoring wetland and riparian areas to proper functioning condition, primarily in eastern Oregon.
  • Improving communication among all stakeholders to ensure effective natural resource management.
Duplaix, Nicole
Senior Instructor
503-302-4913
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Comparative ecology, behavior and conservation of otter species and other endangered carnivores, Phylogeny, evolution and behavior. 

Finley, Mary *
Instructor
541-745-9093
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fisheries and fisheries science in the Pacific
Lackey, Robert *
Courtesy Professor
541-737-0569
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Research Interests:  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 policy.

Moore, Randall
Senior Instructor
541-737-2898
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 Bird Conservation, Biogeography

Painter, Luke
Senior Instructor
360-970-1164
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My research has focused primarily on the ecology of animal and plant interactions, particularly trophic cascade effects involving large herbivores and top predators

Paoletti, David
Senior Instructor
541-737-1083
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Behavioral Ecology, Herpetology, Introduced Species

Reese, Douglas
Senior Instructor
541-737-1959
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distribution, structure, and function of ecological communities and particularly how these relate to a changing environment
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Arismendi, Ivan *
Assistant Professor
541-737-2639
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stream ecology, limnology, hydrology, forestry, and watershed-level processes
Armstrong, Jonathan *
Assistant Professor
541-737-1080
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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.

Baker, C Scott *
Professor & Associate Director
541-867-0255
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Population structure and genetic diversity of whales, dolphins, sea lions and fur seals. Demographic and genetic impacts of whaling. Molecular taxonomy and applied bioinformatics for species identification. Molecular monitoring of ‘whalemeat’ markets...
Banks, Michael *
Professor & Director of CIMRS
541-867-0420
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genetic characterization of natural populations, fishery subjects and aquacultural species
Bartholomew, Jerri *
Department Head of Microbiology; Professor & Director of J.L. Fryer Salmon Disease Laboratory
541-737-1834
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Our research focuses on the pathogens that affect the health of wild Pacific salmon populations, particularly myxozoan parasites, which have a complex life cycle, requiring both a fish and annelid host.

Salmon diseases, host resistance mechanisms, parasite evolution.

Biedenweg, Kelly *
Assistant Professor
541-737-2207
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Conservation Psychology and Human Wellbeing, Applied research on human dimensions of natural resource management, Program Evaluation and Facilitation, Environmental Education and Social Learning
Brander, Susanne
Assistant Professor
(541) 737-5413
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my research integrates the responses of aquatic organisms to endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) and other environmental stressors, such as microplastics, across the biological hierarchy
Brandt, Stephen *
Professor
541-737-3396
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Fish ecology and management of marine and freshwater ecosystems; Specifically: 1) Bioenergetics, food webs, physical-biological interactions, and predator-prey interactions among fishes; 2) The ecology of thermal fronts; 3) Ecosystem forecasting; 4) Spatial modeling of fish growth and production;

DeBano, Sandy *
Associate Professor
541-567-6337
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Native Pollinators, Riparian Ecology, Ecosystem Services, Terrestrial Invertebrate Community Ecology
Dugger, Katie *
Associate Professor; Assistant Unit Leader- USGS Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
541-737-2473
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Population Dynamics and Avian Ecology
Dugger, Bruce *
Professor & Associate Department Head
541-737-2465
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Understanding factors that limit populations of wintering waterfowl; biological theory behind the development of conservation plans; avian behavioral ecology and evolution of life history parameters; ecology and conservation of rare waterbirds
Edge, William
Associate Dean College of Agricultural Sciences & Professor
541-737-2910
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Population and habitat ecology of wildlife in forest and agricultural ecosystems; mammal conservation and management; administration and policy; university education pedegogies, especially distance education.
Egna, Hillary
Director of AquaFish Innovation Lab (formerly CRSP)
541-737-6415
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Ellsworth, Lisa *
Assistant Professor
541-737-1959

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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Connectivity and dispersal in fragmented landscapes, Effects of climate and climate change on distribution and demography, Conservation genetics Wildlife ecology and conservation, Wildlife disease
Garcia, Tiffany *
Associate Professor
541-737-2164
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direct and indirect effects of environmental stress on aquatic communities
Giannico, Guillermo *
Associate Professor, Extension Fisheries Specialist
541-737-2479
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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.

Hagen, Christian *
Associate Professor
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. 

Heppell, Selina
Department Head & Professor
541-737-9039
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Provides leadership and administrative oversight of department academic, research and extension/outreach programs; mentors faculty members; advises graduate students; teaches undergraduate and graduate classes.
Heppell, Scott *
Associate Professor
541-737-1086
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Marine and Freshwater Fisheries Ecology
Horning, Markus
Associate Professor
541-867-0270
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Pinniped Ecology

Janousek, Christopher *
Assistant Professor
541-250-2086
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I work with researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions (e.g., USGS, PNNL, NOAA NERR system) to study climate change impacts to west coast estuarine wetlands, carbon storage in coastal wetlands, and ecosystem responses to tidal marsh restoration.

Kauffman, J *
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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.

Konstantinidis, Peter
Instructor & Curator
541-737-2390
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Curator of Vertebrates and ichthyoplankton specialist

My primary research interests are the systematics of fishes. I have specialized in ichthyoplankton identification and the inclusion of larval characters in systematics.

Langdon, Christopher
Professor
541-867-0231
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Research Areas: Aquaculture; nutrition of oysters and other bivalves; microencapsulation; polyculture of abalone; genetic selection of oysters.

Levi, Taal *
Associate Professor
831-332-7873
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assess the spatial extent and ecological consequences of wildlife overexploitation, to fisheries management, the ecology and conservation of predators, disease ecology and population dynamics in a changing climate
Lyons, Donald
Assistant Professor
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

Miller, Jessica *
Professor
541-867-0381
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Research Areas: Marine ecology, fisheries science, otolith chemistry, mixing and migration, early life history

Noakes, David *
Professor & Senior Scientist, Oregon Hatchery Research Center
541-737-1953
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Social behavior, Early development and behavior, Ethology, Ecology and life history, Evolution and polymorphism

O Malley, Kathleen *
Associate Professor, State Fisheries Geneticist
541-961-3311
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Research Areas: Fisheries genetics and genomics, fisheries conservation and management.

Orben, Rachael
Assistant Professor

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Palacios, Daniel
Endowed Associate Professor in Whale Habitats

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  • Quantitative ecology
  • Analysis and visualization of whale telemetry data
  • Characterization of critical habitat for large whales
  • Study of long-distance migration and navigation in whales

Peterson, James
Professor & Leader – USGS Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
541-737-1963
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multiple aspects of aquatic ecology- with an emphasis on lotic communities
Robinson, William *
Mace Professor of Watchable Wildlife
541-737-9501
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Wildlife ecology, particularly relating to songbirds and their conservation; life histories; tropical ecology; aridlands ecology
Roby, Daniel *
Professor Emeritus
541-737-1955
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Seabird and Colonial Waterbird Ecology, Conservation, and Management.

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

Schreck, Carl *
Professor Emeritus
541-737-1961
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Environmental physiology and reproductive physiology of fish. Particularly, determination of effects of stress on fish performance in the wild and in the hatchery. Areas of interest include fish health, migration and development.

Sidlauskas, Brian *
Associate Professor & Curator of Fishes
541-737-6789
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Ichthyology, Systematics, Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation of Fishes

Suryan, Robert
Associate Professor - Senior Research, HMSC Adjunct Faculty, Marine Resource Management, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
541-867-0223
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I study how changes in the marine environment affect the foraging ecology, reproduction, and population dynamics of mid to upper trophic-level consumers, especially seabirds.

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.

Torres, Leigh *
Assistant Professor

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

Warren, Dana *
Associate Professor
(541) 737-5319
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aquatic ecology and fish ecology
White, Will *
Assistant Professor
541-867-0385
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Nearshore fisheries oceanographer
Wooster, David *
Associate Professor
541-567-6337
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My research interests would be stream ecology, aquatic invertebrate biology, restoration effectiveness monitoring, stream food webs, stream and riparian linkages.

Emeritus
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Coblentz, Bruce
Professor Emeritus
541-737-1959
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Exotic Species, North American Ungulates. Biology of Introduced Mammals on Islands, Ruminant behavioral ecology

Gregory, Stanley
Professor 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.

Kennedy, Patricia
Professor Emeritus
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.

Li, Hiram
Professor and Assistant Leader Oregon Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, National Biological Service (retired)

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Hierarchical organization of land and riverscapes ("From the macroscope to microscope"). The role of stream temperature on aquatic communities of high desert streams. Factors affecting restoration of fish habitats.

Markle, Douglas
Professor Emeritus
541-737-1970
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Systematics of fishes, zoogeography of northwest fishes, endangered species recovery, early life history ecology of fishes, and ichthyology.

Sampson, David
Professor Emeritus
541-867-0386
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Research Areas: Fishery stock assessment and management; development and testing of stock assessment methods; models of fishermen's behavior (e.g., fishing operations such as gear and fishing location choice).

Academic Advisors Directory

Academic Advisor
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Nancy Allen
Head Advisor
541-737-1941
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Undergraduate advising for current and prospective students. Instructor for FW 107 Orientation to Fisheries and Wildlife - Corvallis campus.

Whitney Creason
Academic Advisor
541-737-2313
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Academic Advisor for Ecampus and First Year Corvallis campus students

Michelle Donaghy Cannon
Academic Advisor
541-737-2646
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Academic Advisor for Ecampus and First Year Corvallis campus students and instructor for FW 107 Orientation to Fisheries and Wildlife - Corvallis Campus.

Susie Dunham
Academic Advisor
541-737-2642
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Academic advisor for Ecampus undergraduate students and graduate certificate students. Coordinator for Graduate Programs offered through Fisheries and Wildlife. Instructor for FW 307: Specialization Development and FW 506: Projects.

Danielle Jarkowsky
Advisor - Internship Program
541-737-1091
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Danielle is the Internship Coordinator for Fisheries and Wildlife students.

Erica Johnson
Academic Advisor
541-737-7424
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Academic Advisor for Ecampus and First Year Corvallis campus students

Elizabeth Kelly
Academic Advisor
541-737-5635
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Academic Advisor for Ecampus students. Instructor for FW 107 Orientation to Fisheries and Wildlife - Ecampus.