Graduate Faculty

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

* indicates graduate faculty who can accept MS and PhD candidates
Photo Person Research/Career Interests
Ivan Arismendi *
Associate Professor
541-737-2639
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 136

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Jonathan Armstrong *
Assistant Professor
541-737-1080
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 34

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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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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

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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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

Kelly Biedenweg *
Associate Professor
541-737-2207
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 154

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Stephen Brandt *
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;

Melanie Davis *
Courtesy Appointment
541-737-1961
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 170

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Sandra DeBano *, *
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

My research focuses on how human activities affect terrestrial invertebrate communities and the ecosystem services they provide, with a special interest in riparian and grassland ecology, food webs, native bees, and invertebrate predators.

Katie Dugger *
Courtesy Appointment
541-737-2473
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 130

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Bruce Dugger *
Professor
541-737-2465
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 166

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Jason Dunham *
Courtesy Appointment
541-737-4531
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Forest Science Lab

3200 SW Jefferson Way

3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Fish ecology and conservation biology. Landscape ecology of aquatic ecosystems, conservation biology of focal species, ecology of natural disturbance, biological invasions, monitoring

Collin Eagles Smith *
Courtesy Appointment
541-750-0949
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My research focuses on the interactions among ecological processes, contaminant bioaccumulation, and effects on wild populations.

Lisa Ellsworth *
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
541-737-0008
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 034

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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

Clinton Epps *
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

Mary Finley *


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Dr. Tiffany Garcia Tiffany Garcia *
Professor
541-737-2164
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Guillermo Giannico *
Professor
541-737-2479
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 114

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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 *
Associate Professor
541-737-1086
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Thomas Hurst *
Courtesy Appointment
541-737-7022
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I am interested in the ecology of early life stages of marine species and the constraints imposed by the environment. I am particularly interested in the pervasive influence on temperature variation on all aspects of physiology and ecology of ectotherms.

Sherri Johnson *
Courtesy Appointment
541-758-7771
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Aquatic Ecology and Biogeochemistry

Megan Jones *
Assistant Professor and Assistant Unit Leader
541-737-6691
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 162

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

J Kauffman *
Courtesy Appointment
541-737-4531
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Interactions of ecosystems, land use, and climate change in wetlands and tropical forests (current emphasis is on mangroves and other coastal ecosystems, tropical swamp forests, and riparian zones). Riparian ecology and restoration. Approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Holger Klinck *
Courtesy Appointment
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.

Robert Lackey *
Professor
541-602-5904
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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.

Taal Levi *
Associate Professor
541-737-4067
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Smiling woman with chin-length dark hair, wearing a green shirt and black jacket. Jessica Miller *
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. Kathleen O Malley *
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.

Daniel Palacios *
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

Gordon Reeves *
Fisheries Researcher
541-750-7314
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Forest Science Lab

Forest Science Lab 264

3200 SW Jefferson Way

3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

 Ecology of anadromous salmonids, stream habitat landscape ecology and monitoring

Douglas Robinson *
Arid Ecologist
541-737-9501
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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 036

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Bird ecology and conservation; benchmarking biodiversity; environmental change; citizen science; tropical and aridlands ecology

Undergraduate Student Advisor - Meet Doug!

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

Dana Sanchez *
Associate Professor
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. 

Carl Schreck *
Courtesy Appointment

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Nash Hall

Nash Hall 170

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Environmental physiology and reproductive physiology of fish. Particularly, determination of effects of stress on fish performance in the wild and in the hatchery. Areas of interest include fish health, migration and development.

Brian Sidlauskas *
Associate Professor
541-737-6789
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Ichthyology, Systematics, Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation of Fishes

Fiona Tomas Nash *
Courtesy Appointment
541-737-4531
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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.

Leigh Torres *
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. 

Dana Warren *
Associate Professor
541-737-5319
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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 *
Courtesy Appointment

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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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My research interests would be stream ecology, aquatic invertebrate biology, restoration effectiveness monitoring, stream food webs, stream and riparian linkages.