Faculty

What F&W Faculty Do - A a reference guide to what our faculty members do, helpful for students trying to select their committees. 

Faculty Directory

* indicates graduate faculty who can accept MS and PhD candidates
^ indicates faculty that can advise our nonthesis (PSM) students

Faculty

Faculty
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Renee Albertson *^
Senior Instructor I
541-867-0430
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Scarlett Arbuckle^
Graduate Program Coordinator, Senior Instructor I
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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.

Ivan Arismendi *^
Associate Professor
541-737-2639
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stream ecology, limnology, hydrology, forestry, and watershed-level processes
Jonathan Armstrong *
Associate 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.

C Scott Baker *
Professor
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...
Lisa Ballance Lisa Ballance
Director
541-867-0445
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Laughing man with short gray hair wearing glasses, a red collared shirt, brown sweater, and tan cardigan. Michael Banks *
Professor
541-867-0420
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genetic characterization of natural populations, fishery subjects and aquacultural species
Cheryl Barnes Cheryl Barnes *
Assistant Professor
(541) 867-0116
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marine fisheries, applied spatial ecology, food web dynamics, fish life history, climate change impacts on marine systems, transdisciplinary research.
Jerri Bartholomew
Professor
541-737-1856
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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.

Kelly Biedenweg *^
Associate 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
Susanne Brander *
Associate 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
Stephen Brandt *
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;

Profile photo of Holly Holly Campbell^
Instructor

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), and nutrient management options.

Mauricio Cantor
Assistant Professor
541-737-0357
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I am a biologist by training and a behavioral ecologist by passion. I am primarily interested in understanding the dynamics of social, cultural and ecological systems.

Taylor Chapple *
Assistant Professor
541-867-0254
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Biologging and Movement Dynamics of Marine Predators
Samantha Chisholm Hatfield Samantha Chisho... *^
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
Contact person by email My specialization area is Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and conducting research with Indigenous Tribes and communities, dovetailing western science and Indigenous Sciences together
Melanie Davis *
Assistant Professor and Assistant Unit Leader, USGS
541-737-1961
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My work is focused on ecosystem and community level responses to disturbance events, landscape scale processes and their effects on target species, and the development of monitoring tools, programs, and strategies to inform management actions.
Sandra DeBano *^
Associate Professor
541-567-6337
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Native Pollinators, Riparian Ecology, Ecosystem Services, Terrestrial Invertebrate Community Ecology
Ken Diebel^
Senior Instructor I
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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.
  • Helping students understand the right way to restore ecosystems and communicate e
Angee Doerr^
Assistant Professor (Practice)
Contact person by email I study marine social-ecological systems, largely focusing on commercial fisheries and marine resource management.
Profile photo of Katie Dugger Katie Dugger *^
Professor and Assistant Unit Leader, USGS
541-737-2473
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I am a population ecologist whose research is focused on the estimation of wildlife vital rates (e.g., survival, reproduction, population rates of change, movements rates) and the factors that influence them.

Bruce Dugger *^
Professor
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
Susie Dunham
Instructor
541-737-2642 Graduate Program Coordinator for PSM in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration. Instructor for FW 506: Projects, FW 523: Wildlife Monitoring, and FW 552: Wildlife Habitat in Managed Forests. 
Hillary Egna^
Professor (Sr Res)
541-737-6415
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Lisa Ellsworth *^
Associate Professor (Sr Res)
541-737-0008

Fire Behavior and Modeling, Habitat Ecology, Rangeland Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Representation in STEM

Clinton Epps *
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
Mary Finley * fisheries and fisheries science in the Pacific
Dr. Tiffany Garcia Tiffany Garcia *
Professor
541-737-2164
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direct and indirect effects of environmental stress on aquatic communities
Guillermo Giannico *^
Professor
541-737-2479
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Freshwater Fish Ecology. Salmonid behavior and habitat selection in freshwater and estuarine systems. Aquatic habitat restoration. Land use impacts on fish habitat. Integrated watershed management. Fish passage. 

Christian Hagen *^
Associate Professor (Sr Res)
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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. 

Scott Heppell Scott Heppell *^
Professor
541-737-1086
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Marine and Freshwater Fisheries Ecology
Selina Heppell
Department Head, Professor
541-737-9039
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I am Department Head and Professor of marine fisheries ecology. In addition to administration, I work with biologists and management agencies in the PNW and around the world to develop strategies for endangered species conservation and sustainable fisheri
Christopher Janousek *
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
Contact person by email My research focuses on estuarine ecology including blue carbon, sea-level rise, plant ecology, and estuarine hydrology.
Megan Jones *^
Assistant Professor and Assistant Unit Leader, USGS
541-737-6691
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I am a conservation social scientist focused on natural resource communication science. I study how outreach interventions and inclusion efforts can affect people’s behavior and beliefs related to conservation topics.
Robert Lackey *^
Professor
541-602-5904
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Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation: the Science-Policy Interface
Christopher Langdon *^
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.

Taal Levi *^
Associate Professor
541-737-4067
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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
Donald Lyons *^
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
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

Smiling woman with chin-length dark hair, wearing a green shirt and black jacket. Jessica Miller *^
Professor
541-867-0381
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Research Areas: Marine ecology, fisheries science, otolith chemistry, mixing and migration, early life history

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

Smiling woman with red hair wearing a black shirt. Kathleen O Malley *^
Associate Professor
541-961-3311
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Research Areas: Fisheries genetics and genomics, fisheries conservation and management.

Rachael Orben *^
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
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Shalynn Pack
Instructor
541-737-1091
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Internship Coordinator for FWCS undergraduates, VIEW Fellowship Coordinator, FW Club Faculty Advisor, and Instructor for FW209. (She/her/ella)

Luke Painter^
Senior Instructor I
541-737-4531
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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

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

James Peterson *^
Assistant Professor and Unit Leader, USGS
541-737-1963
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multiple aspects of aquatic ecology- with an emphasis on lotic communities
Profile photo of Susie Susie Piacenza *^
Senior Instructor I
Contact person by email Population dynamics and modelling of marine species, population assessments, conservation management
Douglas Reese^
Senior Instructor II
541-737-1959
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distribution, structure, and function of ecological communities and particularly how these relate to a changing environment
Douglas Robinson *^
Professor
541-737-9501
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I study birds and people and how they respond to change.
Photo of Vaughn Vaughn Robison
Instructor
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I teach the Ecampus sections of the FWCS Human Dimensions courses. I also practice and research fisheries communication and social science. I use both to understand the social impacts of fisheries management and engage in the challenging conversations they can create.

Dana Sanchez Dana Sanchez *^
Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist
541-737-6003
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I'm a mammalian ecologist who conducts basic and applied research, especially when integrated with my public education and outreach duties as the Extension wildlife specialist.

Andres Schmidt
Assistant Research Professor
541-737-9318
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Brian Sidlauskas *
Professor
541-737-6789
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Ichthyology, Systematics, Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation of Fishes

Kate Stafford
Associate Professor
541-867-0183
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My research, which focuses on the use of passive acoustic monitoring in the ocean to study marine mammals, is at the intersection of animal behavior, and biological and physical oceanography.
Joshua Stewart
Assistant Professor
541-867-0315
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Josh is a quantitative ecologist whose interests span animal movement, trophic ecology, and population dynamics with an emphasis on threatened species and ecosystems. 

Man wearing blue shirt with close cropped dark hair stands in front of window. James Sulikowski *
Director
Contact person by email In addition to being the Director of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, Sulikowski's Shark and Fish Ecophysiology Lab is a part of the Big Fish Lab in COMES.
Leigh Torres *
Associate Professor
541-867-0895
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I specialize in the spatial and behavioral ecology of marine megafauna including marine mammals, seabirds and sharks. 

Will White Will White *
Associate Professor
541-867-0385
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Fishery oceanography and population dynamics, spatial fisheries management, and climate change effects on fisheries. Most of our work uses statistical or dynamic models.
Seth White *^
OHRC Director and Associate Professor
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Modeling of fish distributions and population dynamics, juvenile salmonid ecology, climate impacts to freshwater biodiversity, and fisheries as a social ecological system.

David Wooster *^
Associate Professor
541-567-6337
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stream ecology, aquatic invertebrate biology, restoration effectiveness monitoring, stream food webs, stream and riparian linkages

Emeritus

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

Dan Edge
Emeritus Appointment
Contact person by email Population and habitat ecology of wildlife in forest and agricultural ecosystems; mammal conservation and management; administration and policy; university education pedegogies, especially distance education.
Stanley Gregory
Emeritus Appointment
541-737-1950
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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.

Patricia Kennedy
Emeritus Appointment
541-562-5129
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Hiram Li
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.

Douglas Markle
Emeritus Appointment
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.

Brenda Mc Comb
Emeritus Appointment
541-737-1457
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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.

David Sampson
Emeritus Appointment
541-867-4149
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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

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Yuana Ates
Academic Advisor
541-737-1953
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Academic Advisor for Ecampus.

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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Head Academic Advisor for the Fisheries and Wildlife Department and instructor for FW 107 Orientation to Fisheries and Wildlife - Corvallis Campus.

Erica Johnson
Academic Advisor
541-737-7424
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Academic Advisor for Ecampus and First Year Corvallis campus students. Please email for fastest response.

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.