Marine Ecology

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Arbuckle, Scarlett
Senior Instructor I
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 168

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
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
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...
Ballance, Lisa
Director
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Laughing man with short gray hair wearing glasses, a red collared shirt, brown sweater, and tan cardigan. Banks, Michael *
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
genetic characterization of natural populations, fishery subjects and aquacultural species
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
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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
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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 *
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541-737-2473
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 130

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Population Dynamics and Avian Ecology
Friedlaender, Ari
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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, Scott *
Associate Professor
541-737-1086
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Marine and Freshwater Fisheries Ecology
Heppell, Selina
Department Head
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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.
Horning, Markus
Associate Professor
541-867-0270
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Pinniped Ecology

Janousek, Christopher *
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
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Klinck, Holger *
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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
541-867-0231
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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

Research Areas: Aquaculture; nutrition of oysters and other bivalves; microencapsulation; polyculture of abalone; genetic selection of oysters.

Lyons, Donald
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

Mate, Bruce
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541-867-0236
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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.

Smiling woman with chin-length dark hair, wearing a green shirt and black jacket. Miller, Jessica *
Professor
541-867-0381
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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

Research Areas: Marine ecology, fisheries science, otolith chemistry, mixing and migration, early life history

Smiling woman with red hair wearing a black shirt. O Malley, Kathleen *
Associate Professor
541-961-3311
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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

Research Areas: Fisheries genetics and genomics, fisheries conservation and management.

Orben, Rachael
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)

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Palacios, Daniel *
Associate Professor

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

Reese, Doug
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
Roby, Daniel *
Courtesy Appointment
541-737-1955
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Seabird and Colonial Waterbird Ecology, Conservation, and Management.

Sellinger, Cynthia
Faculty Research Assistant
541-737-4351
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Suryan, Robert
Courtesy Appointment
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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
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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 *
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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 *
Associate Professor
541-867-0895
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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. 

Will White White, Will *
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.