* indicates graduate faculty who can accept MS and PhD candidates

Photo Person Research/Career Interests
Arbuckle, Scarlett
Instructor/Undergraduate Experiential Learning Coordinator
541-737-3278
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 104

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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.

Baker, C Scott *
Professor & Associate Director
541-867-0255
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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

Banks, Michael *
Director of CIMRS
541-867-0420
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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

Brandt, Stephen *
Professor
541-737-3396
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 104

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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;

Brodeur, Richard
Courtesy Appointment
541-867-0336
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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 study the effects of ocean conditions on the distribution and feeding ecology of marine fishes in the Northeast Pacific Ocean.  Also interested in other trophic levels from zooplankton up to seabirds and marine mammals and how the different trophic levels interact.

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.

Dugger, Katie *
Associate Professor; Assistant Unit Leader- Wildlife USGS Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
541-737-2473
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 130

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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.
Heppell, Selina
Department Head, Professor of Fisheries
541-737-9039
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Heppell, Scott *
Associate Professor of Fisheries
541-737-1086
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Horning, Markus
Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology
541-867-0270
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Pinniped Ecology

Janousek, Christopher *
Assistant Professor (Senior Research)
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.

Klinck, Holger *
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
541-867-0182
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My current research focuses on the development of hard- and software for real-time monitoring of marine mammals. I am also involved in research projects investigating the underwater vocal behavior of Antarctic pinnipeds - especially leopard seals, Hydrurga leptonyx. Marine Bioacoustic.

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

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

Mate, Bruce
Director and Endowed Chair of the OSU Marine Mammal Institute
541-867-0202
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Determination of critical habitat, migration routes, feeding ecology and dive behavior for endangered whales; also population assessment, human conflicts and resolution.

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

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
Postdoctoral Scholars

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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
Reese, Douglas
Senior Instructor
541-737-1959
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Roby, Daniel *
Professor of Wildlife Ecology; Unit Leader - Wildlife, USGS-Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
541-737-1955
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Seabird and Colonial Waterbird Ecology, Conservation, and Management.

Sellinger, Cynthia
Courtesy Assistant Professor
(541) 740-5519
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I am researching the effect that climate change has on Pacific salmon.  Specifically, I statistically analyze how major climatic events (El Nino and La Nina) affect the respectively nutrient-rich and nutrient- poor oceanographic episodes (upwelling and downwelling).

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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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 study how changes in the marine environment affect the foraging ecology, reproduction, and population dynamics of mid to upper trophic-level consumers, especially seabirds.

Thompson, Grant
Courtesy Associate Professor of Fisheries
541-737-9318
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 132

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Marine fish stock assessment and fishery harvest theory, statistical methodology, risk analysis and precautionary approaches, prevention of overfishing.

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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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. 

White, Will *
Assistant Professor – Nearshore Fisheries Oceanography
541-867-0385
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Research Areas: Population dynamics, nearshore fisheries oceanography, marine protected areas, adaptive management, ecological forecasting, climate change effects on fisheries, ecological statistics