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Anthony, Christopher
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I am broadly interested in wildlife-habitat relationships. More specifically, my research focuses on the response of wildlife populations to anthropogenic and natural disturbances.



PhD, Wildlife Science
Arnold, Linsey
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Promoting resilience of Pacific ocean perch, Sebastes alutus: The interaction of reproductive biology and environment


PhD, Fisheries Science
Arstingstall, Katherine
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Assessing plant-pollinator networks using DNA metabarcoding techniques. 


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Avila, Alexandra
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Effects of Oceanographic Factors on Larval Dispersal of Rockfish (genus Sebastes spp.) and the Efficient Design of Marine Reserves


PhD, Fisheries Science
Bailey, Olivia
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Effects of habitat reduction on the reproductive ecology and colony dynamics of Caspian terns (Hydroprogne caspia) breeding on East Sand Island


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Barlow, Dawn
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Ecology, space use, and habitat modeling of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in New Zealand's highly industrial South Taranaki Bight region


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Barrett, Hannah
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Water temperature effects on aquatic ecosystems - Cutthroat utilization of cold water refuges during seasonal high temperature events on the Willamette River


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Barry, Brent
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Fisher distributions in Southwest Oregon


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Baumbusch, Ryan
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Community effects of barred owls in the western United States


PhD, Wildlife Science
Baxter, Mackenzie
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I am looking at the relationship between timing of Coho spawning and hydrology in the Smith River watershed, OR.


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Beebe, Brittany
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Evaluating seasonally assisted migration: Assessment of fish rescue programs as an effective tool for mitigating the effects of drought on cold water fishes


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Brady, Megan
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Terrestrial-aquatic ecosystem interactions and the effects of invasive terrestrial plants on juvenile salmonid food webs in Washington state.


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Bredeweg, Evan
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How pond-level factors influence the movement behavior or Oregon amphibian species


PhD, Fisheries Science
Burns, Michael
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On the origin of adaptive radiations: Understanding lineage diversification and morphological evolution in Characiform fishes


PhD, Fisheries Science
Buser, Thaddaeus
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 Using 3D skeletal reconstructions to describe the evolution of the fish superfamily Cottoidea (the sculpins and their relatives).


PhD, Fisheries Science
Bynes, Kenya
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My research focuses on utilizing the transcriptome of copepods as a genomic assay for the prediction of fishery yields.



Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Carilli, Patrick
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I will be studying how changes in water chemistry and temperature will affect the physiology of Pacific Lampreys.


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Chasco, Brandon
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Chatfield, Marcus
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Cosgrove, Jillian
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Life history strategies of arctic-breeding shorebirds and impacts of climate change on their life histories. Specifically, I am studying how snowmelt date and patterns of insect emergence influence the timing and duration of breeding and molt in Dunlin (Calidris alpina arcticola), a species that...
Master of Science, Wildlife Science

Crittenden, Whitney
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Policy and decision-making in regards to salmon enhancement in Alaska



Professional Science Masters, Fisheries and Wildlife Administration
Curran, Lorne
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Phylogeography of the Yelloweye Rockfish along the U.S. West Coast: isolation by distance, potential effects of biogeographic breaks and sites of larval retainage, and deme-level selective adaptation. 


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Curtis, Jenna
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Relative stability of bird-habitat relationships over time and space


PhD, Wildlife Science
Dekelaita, Daniella
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Examining the impacts of pneumonia on bighorn sheep survival across multiple populations in the Mojave Desert, California following a recent outbreak associated with Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae.


PhD, Wildlife Science
Delie, Jackie
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Exploration of the interdisciplinary links between human values, human wellbeing and wildlife ecology.  With interest in integrating local and/or indigenous knowledge into wildlife management plans.


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Derby, Mona
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Dolliver, Jane
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Population estimation of Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) via satellite imagery


PhD, Wildlife Science
Duchac, Leila
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Testing the viability of passive acoustic recording as a survey method for northern spotted owls; using bioacoustics to assess avian community use in PNW forests.


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Durland, Evan
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Breeding and genetics of the Pacific Oyster


PhD, Fisheries Science
Dziedzic, Emily
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Exploring novel molecular methods for wildlife management. Currently working with ODFW to create a database of mitogenomes and develop an eDNA monitoring program for Oregon's freshwater vertebrates.


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Engelman, Catherine
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My dissertation research is focused on ecology of wintering grassland birds, including area-sensitivity, habitat selection, and habitat segregation. My research includes an analysis of wintering habitat use by chestnut-collared longspurs, and Sprague’s pipits (a former Endangered Species Act...
PhD, Wildlife Science

Eriksson, Charlotte
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Using non-invasive methods such as camera trapping and DNA metabarcoding to study carnivore ecology


PhD, Wildlife Science
Fleming, Whitney
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Integrating ecosystem services and human wellbeing in the Puget Sound



PhD, Fisheries Science
Fournet, Michelle
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Marine mammal communication and bioacoustics. Particular emphasis on the impact of anthropogenic noise on humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) non-song calling on northern latitude foraging grounds.


PhD, Wildlife Science
Fregosi, Selene
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Development and use of novel acoustic technologies to study marine mammals.


PhD, Fisheries Science
Giovannoni, Leila
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Ecology, carbon dynamics, and impacts of land-use conversion on mangroves and temperate coastal wetlands.


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Hahlbeck, Nicholas
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I am tracking redband trout in the Klamath watershed to understand how these fish use isolated thermal refuges to survive extreme summer temperatures across most of their habitat.


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Hallman, Tyler
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Estimating pre-European American settlement populations as a baseline for assessing current population trends and distributions for birds of the Willamette Valley


PhD, Wildlife Science
Haver, Samara
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Using long-term passive acoustic data-collection and monitoring (PAM) to study soundscape ecology.


PhD, Wildlife Science
Hayduk, Jennifer
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I study community ecology of Pacific Northwest seagrasses at multiple spatial and temporal scales.


PhD, Fisheries Science
Jara Baquero, Andrea
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Fisheries assessments with data-poor models in the Oregon coast and the Colombian Pacific coast


PhD, Fisheries Science
Jensen, Alexander
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Improving stock assessment tools for mixed-stock Chinook fisheries in the lower Columbia River.


PhD, Fisheries Science
Kappes, Peter
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Reproductive ecology and population dynamics of Adélie Penguins (Pygoscelis adelie) breeding on Ross Island, Antarctica


PhD, Wildlife Science
Kaylor, Matthew
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The influence of riparian forest structure on light and bottom-up drivers of fish productivity in headwater streams


PhD, Fisheries Science
King, Brittany
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Participation of underrepresented communities in Fisheries Sciences


PhD, Fisheries Science
Kiriakopolos, Stephanie
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I study community ecology and life history patterns in seagrass and reef systems.


PhD, Fisheries Science
Koeberle, Alexander
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Life history characteristics of introduced Chinook Salmon in southern Chile and Argentina (Patagonia)


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Kownacki, Alexa
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Population health of coastal and offshore common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) located off of the California coast


PhD, Wildlife Science
Kristof, Andrea
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Migratory waterfowl usage of semi-permanently flooded wetlands in the Intermountain West and western Prairie Pothole regions


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Lee, Elizabeth
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Genomic diversity among Dungeness crab recruits along the Oregon coast


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Lemos, Leila
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Hormonal and health variability in Northeastern Pacific gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) along the Oregon coast associated with ambient noise, prey availability and body condition.


PhD, Wildlife Science
Lewis, Scott
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I am conducting research on coastal steelhead and rainbow trout in the Ventura River of Southern California. The focus of my research is genetic population structure, landscape genetics, smoltification patterns, and migration of juvenile O. mykiss.


PhD, Fisheries Science
Loredo, Stephanie
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Diel foraging patterns and year-round habitat use of Common murres (Uria aalge) off Oregon.


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Lukubwe, Michael
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Assessing threats to migrating ungulates in southern Kavango Zambezi Transfontier Conservation Area (KAZA), southern Africa, using Red and Yellow-billed Oxpeckers as indicators.


PhD, Wildlife Science
Madison, David
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I will be working to improve the Pacific Northwest shellfish industry by exploring a sustainable method to combat larval mortalities caused by the pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus.


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Malachowski, Christopher
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Factors influencing the population dynamics of the endangered Hawaiian Duck (Anas wyvilliana) on Kaua'i.


PhD, Wildlife Science
Mangan, Anna
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Occupancy dynamics and resource selection of Northern Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) in the presence of Barred Owls (Strix varia) at Mount Rainier National Park.

Dugger (co-advised Chestnut) lab


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Massey, Aimee
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Disease and wildlife community dynamics across gradients of land-use change in tropical forests


PhD, Wildlife Science
McDonnell, Kevin
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Using a quantitative/structured decision approach to resolve conflicting spatial scales in the management of anadromous salmonids


PhD, Fisheries Science
Mikkelsen, Ashlee
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I am investigating physiological links to an on-going Spotted owl demography study. Specifically looking at corticosterone deposits in feathers.


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Mitchell, Scott
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I am interested in studying the ecosystem effects of cattle, elk and deer grazing in riparian areas. I am particularly interested in the effects on native bee species and on flowering plant communities.


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Mortenson, Jack
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Climate-based spatial modeling to predict distribution of the exotic deer chewing louse, Damalinia (Cervicola) sp


PhD, Wildlife Science
Munguia, Angelica
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Assessing Chinook Salmon restoration efforts in the Columbia River Estuary


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Murphy, Christina
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Effects of extended reservoir drawdown on resource dynamics in Willamette Basin Reservoirs (nutrients, productivity & food webs)


PhD, Wildlife Science
Nelson, Jennifer
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Using fecal DNA to estimate Roosevelt Elk populations in two Wildlife Management Units in the Oregon Coast Range.


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Olivos, Andres
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Olsen, Andrew
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The effects of Western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) and juniper removal on the demographics, habitat use, and movements of Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus).


PhD, Wildlife Science
Orning, Elizabeth
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Wolf-cougar interactions in northeast Oregon


PhD, Wildlife Science
Pearson, James
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Modeling a Population of Invasive Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Malheur Lake: The Potential for Commercial Harvest to Promote Long-term Ecological Restoration


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Pochardt, Meredith
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I am working to develop a population estimate for eulachon (Hooligan), a small anadromous smelt species that spawns along the west coast. My work is located near Haines, Alaska and the northern portion of the Inside Passage. We are combining mark-recapture, Catch-per-unit-effort, and...
Master of Science, Wildlife Science

Ramirez, Matthew
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Effects of anthropogenic, geographic, and ecological factors on Kemp's ridley sea turtle growth rates in the Gulf of Mexico and Northwest Atlantic


PhD, Fisheries Science
Rice, Jake
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My interests include understanding how biological, ecological, economic, and social factors influence policy and decision-making in natural resources management.


Professional Science Masters, Fisheries and Wildlife Administration
Rincon Diaz, Patricia
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Evaluating effects of Marine Protected Areas in the Caribbean through fish functional diversity


PhD, Fisheries Science
Robinson, Kerrick
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I seek to quantify preferences that various stakeholder groups have for tribal fisheries management, and how these preferences relate to varying levels of connection to the environment.


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Roon, David
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Stream amphibian and fish community responses to riparian thinning across watersheds


PhD, Fisheries Science
Ruprecht, Joel
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Studying interactions between mammalian carnivores and their shared prey at Starkey Experimental Forest in NE Oregon.


PhD, Wildlife Science
Scheu, Michael
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I am investigating an alternative early life history pathway in Chinook salmon in the upper John Day basin. I am estimating abundance, mapping distribution, and determining the physiological status of these downstream rearing juveniles.


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Schniedermeyer, Ethan
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Response of Caspian terns to management of nesting habitat


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Schuyler, Elizabeth
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Determining the effectiveness of juniper reduction, herbicide, and seeding treatments on mule deer habitat in burned and unburned areas.


PhD, Wildlife Science
Schwartzkopf, Brittany
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Comparing juvenile rockfish (Sebastes sp.) life history characteristics between estuaries in Oregon


PhD, Fisheries Science
Scott, Corwin
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My research is in ecological modeling and trophic interactions


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Smith, Lauren
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Assessing native bee and spider diversity after grassland restoration in agroecosystems


PhD, Wildlife Science
Spaan, Robert
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Characterizing the spread of Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae in southeastern Oregon and northern Nevada "California" bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis) populations.


PhD, Wildlife Science
Stark, Samuel
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Habitat Restoration, Seabird Ecology and Recolonization Biology. My current research examines the effect of introduced predator removal on crevice nesting seabirds in Prince William Sound,  Alaska.


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Steingass, Sheanna
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Spatial telemetry, behavioral ecology and quantitative habitat modeling of the Pacific harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardii) in Oregon


PhD, Wildlife Science
Tinoco Pickens, Francisco
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Currently interested in climate changes in the PNW and how aquatic species and ecosystems will change accordingly


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Tosa, Marie
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Terrestrial food webs of the Pacific Northwest forests, focusing particularly on small carnivores and their prey


PhD, Wildlife Science
Wade, Eric
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Assessment of fishing communities in Belize.


Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Weldy, Matthew
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Evaluate Northern Flying Squirrel abundance and demography across different stand structures and elevations. To be correlated with the Spotted Owl breeding success.


Master of Science, Wildlife Science
Whitlock, Steven
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I study Pacific lamprey freshwater ecology

The research program is focused on designing and implementing projects that will further Pacific lamprey conservation in the Northwest. Current projects include a genetic parentage study on spawning lamprey in the Lukiamute River and a larval...
PhD, Fisheries Science

Woodside, Gail
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1. Vulnerability of traditional women's foods, medicinals, and product plants to climate change on the Olympic Peninsula, WA: Management projections and implications for tribal perspectives on Usual and Accustomed gathering areas
2. Changes in Non-Migratory Roosevelt Elk (Cervus elaphus...

Gail J. Woodside is a large landscape aridland ecologist and Traditional Knowledge Specialist.  She is interested in subsistence landscape restoration, elk behavior and movement, and creating partnerships between Western and Traditional science.  She is a member of the Advisory Board the Native...
PhD, Wildlife Science

Zatkos, Lauren
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My research will focus on the habitat and diet preferences of the pacific giant salamander and cutthroat trout. More broadly, I will be looking at ecosystem functioning and trophic level differences within headwater streams in the Cascade Mountains.


Master of Science, Fisheries Science