* indicates graduate faculty who can accept MS and PhD candidates

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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
541-737-2207
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 154

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Conservation Psychology and Human Wellbeing, Applied research on human dimensions of natural resource management, Program Evaluation and Facilitation, Environmental Education and Social Learning
DeBano, Sandy *
Associate Professor
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
Native Pollinators, Riparian Ecology, Ecosystem Services, Terrestrial Invertebrate Community Ecology
Duarte, Adam *
Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Weniger Hall

Weniger Hall 445

103 SW Memorial Place

103 SW Memorial Place
Corvallis, OR 97331
how animals respond to environmental heterogeneity, and how this leads to variation in the distribution and abundance of species at multiple scales
Duplaix, Nicole
Senior Instructor
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 & Professor
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, Wildlife disease
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
541-737-2164
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direct and indirect effects of environmental stress on aquatic communities
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
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
541-867-0270
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Pinniped Ecology

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.

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

Weniger Hall 459

103 SW Memorial Place

103 SW Memorial Place
Corvallis, OR 97331

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.

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

Mc Comb, Brenda
Professor Emeritus, Instructor; 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.

Palacios, Daniel
Endowed Associate Professor in Whale Habitats

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Hatfield Marine Science Center

Hatfield Marine Science Center 227

Hatfield Marine Science Center 2030 SE Marine Science Drive

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

Rivers, James
Assistant Professor
541-737-6581
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Richardson Hall

Richardson Hall 214

3180 SW Jefferson Way

3180 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Wildlife ecology
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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I develop simulation models to forecast future plant and animal population trends, understand the impacts of multiple interacting disturbance regimes, and to contribute new theory and tools to disciplines including landscape ecology, conservation biology,
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.