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Steven Ackers
Senior Faculty Research Asst I
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Northern spotted owl demography.  Population demography, habitat effects on demographic performance, behavioral ecology of predator/prey interactions, threatened and endangered species management.

Christina Aiello
Postdoctoral Fellow
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I conduct diverse research related to applied ecology, wildlife conservation, and human impacts on ecological processes. I am passionate about understanding arid systems like the Mojave Desert and developing tools and research that can help us better preserve the function and diversity of our...

Jennifer Allen
Faculty Research Assistant
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I couple non-invasive sampling with genetic methods to study fish and wildlife populations.

Linda Ashkenas
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Stream Ecology. Stream and riparian zone ecology, including impacts of land use practices and restoration; role of large wood in streams; salmonid ecology; stream community dynamics; environmental history using GIS & remote sensing; stable isotope tracer studies of nitrogen dynamics and...

Kirsten Bixler 541-737-4531
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Vanessa Blackstone
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Evan Bredeweg
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Rita Claremont
Senior Faculty Research Asst I
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Rachel Crowhurst
Senior Faculty Research Asst II
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Debbie Dietrich...
Senior Faculty Research Asst I
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  • 2006-present – Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University
  • 2001-2006 – Molecular Ecology research and teaching technician, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 1999-2001 – Molecular Genetics research and teaching...
William Gerth
Senior Faculty Research Asst I
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Olivia Hakanson
Faculty Research Assistant
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Tyler Hallman 541-737-4531
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Samara Haver
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Samara's current research is focused on quantifying and monitoring soundscapes and ocean noise within U.S. waters, including marine protected areas. Broadly, she hopes her work will inform management of anthropogenic noise in sensitive marine animal habitats to promote sustainable human...

Valerie Hinojoz...
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Dave P. Jacobson
Senior Faculty Research AsstII
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Dave is a Senior Faculty Research Assistant in the Marine Fisheries Genetics Lab at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR. He received his Bachelors of Science from The University of Nevada, Reno. Dave manages the lab, collects and analyzes data, assists graduate students and interns...

Jeremy Jennings
Faculty Research Assistant
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Using aquatic macroinvertebrate annual biomass and secondary production estimates to assess stream restoration effects.

Matthew Kaylor
Postdoctoral Scholar
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My research evaluates how heterogeneity in habitat conditions – temperature, flow, and prey availability – across watersheds and through time interact to shape patterns Chinook salmon early-life history ecology in NE Oregon.   

My postdoctoral research focuses on four connected...

Debaran Kelso
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Timothy Lawes
Senior Faculty Research Asst I
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I will be working to improve the Pacific Northwest shellfish industry by exploring a sustainable method to combat larval mortalities caused by the pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus.

Aimee Massey
Postdoc
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Christopher McC...
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Emilee Mowlds
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Christina Murphy
Courtesy Appointment
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Kim Nelson
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Kim Nelson is a Research Wildlife Biologist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.  The current focus of her research is on the ecology and habitat associations of seabirds, specifically using modeling and habitat data to better understand and help resolve...

Andrew Olsen
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Alexa Piggott
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Amanda Pollock
Faculty Research Assistant
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David Roon
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Joel Ruprecht
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Studying interactions between mammalian carnivores and their shared prey at Starkey Experimental Forest in NE Oregon.

Donelle Schwalm
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I study the influence of climate and landscape on species distributions, metapopulation dynamics, and functional connectivity in wildlife species in contemporary and future timescales. I seek to apply this information towards mitigation scenarios for focal species such as American pika and swift...

Katharine Self
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Cynthia Sellinger
Faculty Research Assistant
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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).

Hydrology,...

Stan Sovern
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I am an interdisciplinary social scientist with a background in human geography. I have diverse interests, including: sense of place, governance, infrastructure, landscapes, and place change. Much of my work focuses on examining people-place relationships and has regionally focused on Eurasia...

Kevin Weitemier

Kevin is a bioinformatics analyst developing ways of detecting environmental DNA in streams. Such methods attempt to observe DNA from organisms (mainly animals) in the water, to gain an understanding of community composition at particular locations. Kevin earned his doctoral degree in the...

Randall Wildman
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
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Aquatic restoration and aquatic invertebrates. Fish distribution of native and non-native species in the Pacific Northwest. Role of wood in aquatic ecosystems. Riparian ecology.

Kari Williamson
Faculty Research Assistant
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Lauren Zatkos
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