Matthew Shinderman

Senior Instructor II
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Office: 541-322-3159

I am currently working on two active projects:

Upper Columbia Basin Network American Pika Research and Monitoring Program (National Park Service)

Developing a study plan for collaborative research and monitoring of American pika populations in national parks and adjacent non-park lands (e.g., US Forest Service Newberry National Volcanic Monument) within the UCBN. The plan draws upon existing NPS monitoring protocol (Jeffress et al. 2011) in use in parks in the region.

Sustainability Projects in American Samoa (Roundhouse Foundation)

Working with local partners in American Samoa to design and implement projects that reduce ecological degradation, improve economic development and increase community investment in sustainability.  The first project is focused on reducing solid waste (trash) accumulation in near-shore reef systems at Utulei Beach.

Profile Field Tabs

Courses Taught: 

Cascades Campus

FES 444 Ecological Aspects Park and Protected Area Management

NR 350 Sustainable Communities

RNG 341 Rangeland Ecology and Management

FW 350 Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability

SUS 304 Sustainability Assessment

SUS 330 Ecological Dimensions of Sustainability

SUS 410 Sustainability Practicum


I study American pika in lava landscapes and am the faculty program lead for the Park Studies Unit at Cascades Campus (in collaboration with the National Park Service).  My lab ( focuses on triple-bottom-line approaches to sustainable development locally and abroad. 

I love backcountry skiing, fly-fishing and generally being in the mountains.  I also really enjoy watching FC Barcelona with my two boys and talking science with il mio amore Emily.

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