Name Department Area of Specialization
Adamus, Paul College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences Wetland Science and Wildlife Biologist
Albert, Dennis Horticulture Development of regional landscape ecosystem classifications and regional wetland study.
Arnold, Stevan Integrative Biology

Conservation Genetics

Bachelet, Dominique Biological & Ecological Engineering

Simulation modeling, Ecosystems research, Nutrient cycling, Climate change impacts, Methane emissions (agricultural and natural wetlands)

Baham, John Crop & Soil Science Soil geochemistry
Barden, Jeffrey College of Business Research focuses on inter-organizational relationships, exchange, entrepreneurship and technology.
Bella, David Civil Engineering environmental and technological impact assessments, including cumulative environmental impacts, global climate change, nuclear waste disposal, space-based weaponry, and disposal of chemical munitions.
Below, Amy Political Science  
Bernell, David Political Science  
Blaustein, Andrew Integrative Biology

Behavioral and population ecology: social systems and kin recognition; vertebrate ecology and behavior; conservation biology, especially amphibians

Bolte, John Bioengineering Simulation, artificial intelligence, GIS, ecosystems analysis, biological systems modeling, watershed analysis
Bormann, Bernard Forest Science

Long-term Ecosysem Productivity

Bottoms, SueAnn College of Education

My focus on preservice elementary science teaching draws upon what they bring to science and science teaching. An anti-deficit perspective offers preservice teachers a means to explore their personal, familial, cultural, and societal resources. This perspective provides a platform for them to refer to as they reflect and examine what this means for their future practice. I am especially interested in how preservice teachers use this anti-deficit perspective to inform both their developing practice as teachers of science and their relationships with the children and families in their school communities.

Boudet, Hilary Sociology

Environmental and natural resource sociology
Social movements, contentious politics
Public participation in energy and environmental decision-making

Bradshaw, Gay Forest Science  
Brunson, Mark Other

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.

Buermeyer, Andrew College of Agricultural Science

Preservation of genomic integrity requires the proper functioning of multiple pathways for DNA replication, repair, and recombination. One critical repair pathway is DNA mismatch repair (MMR) which helps ensure genomic stability by correcting potentially mutagenic mismatches arising during DNA replication and by suppressing recombination between non-identical sequences. In addition to these mutation avoidance functions, MMR potentiates the cytotoxicity of several DNA damaging agents, implicating MMR in a pathway of genome surveillance for DNA damage. First characterized in bacteria and yeast, the association of MMR gene deficiencies with hereditary and sporadic human cancer has highlighted the importance of understanding different MMR functions in mammalian cells.

Burnett, Kelly Fisheries Science

Salmonid Ecology, Disturbance Ecology, Landscape Ecology

Campana, Michael College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Transboundary ground water resources; water resources management; water resources in developing regions, especially Central America, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia ; regional hydrogeology; dynamic simulation modeling in water resources.

Campbell, Holly College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Ocean/coastal law, environmental law, environmental science, and marine resource management.

Cheney, Katherine Other

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.

Colwell, Frederick College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Microbial ecology, subsurface microbiology, geomicrobiology, coupling of microbial rates and processes to physical and chemical parameters in the environment, sensing and monitoring of microbes, methods for sampling the earth’s subsurface for microorganisms, bioremediation.

Compton, Jana Forest Science Biogeochemistry Soil microbial processes Impacts of present and past land use on nutrient and organic matter dynamics Role of plant species in soil and watershed processes Use of stable isotopes as tracers and integrators of ecosystem processes
Conway, Flaxen Sea Grant Extension Communities coping with change and transition Personal and group leadership education Cooperative learning and research
Cramer, Lori Sociology Natural Resource Sociology; Environmental Sociology; Social Impact Assessment; Rural Sociology
Cuenca, Richard Bioengineering Irrigation system optimization, water resource engineering, bioprocesses engineering, modeling of biological systems
Cushing, Judith Other

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.

DeWitt, Theodore EPA Ecology of marine and estuarine benthic invertebrates; Benthic community impacts on nutrient, carbon & contaminant fluxes; Remote sensing of sea floor habitats Dynamics of estuarine and marine food webs; Ecotoxicology of chemical contaminants in sediments
Dierking, Lynn Science & Math Education

The study of learning in free-choice learning settings (with particular focus on museums)

Understanding the role of socio-cultural factors in free-choice learning

Research & development in family/ youth / community-based learning efforts

Investigating how to meaningfully engage under-served communities in free-choice learning (e,g., girls, low-income, and racially-ethnically diverse groups)

Duplaix, Nicole Fisheries & Wildlife

Comparative ecology, behavior and conservation of otter species and other endangered carnivores, Phylogeny, evolution and behavior.

Ebersole, Joseph Fisheries & Wildlife Fish-habitat relationships, Restoration, Aquatic-terrestrial linkages, Ecological literacy in contemporary culture
Egna, Hillary Aquaculture CRSP Aquaculture, Aquatic Resources Management, International Development, Poverty Policy, Food Security, Research Administration
Eisenberg, Cristina Forest Ecosystems & Society

Elk, Fire, and Wolf Ecology in Aspen and Grassland Communities in Waterton Lakes National Park: A Multi-Trophic Level Landscape-Scale Study; Trophic Cascades Involving Humans, Keystone Predators, Elk, and Aspen in North-Central Colorado; Trophic Cascades Involving Humans, Wolves, Elk and Aspen in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem; Southwest Alberta Montane Research Program.

Engle, Molly Extension Service Seamless evaluation, application of systems thinking and learning to evaluation, and evaluation of community-based programs.
Falk, John Science & Math Education

*** Approved to advise Master's students only ***

The study of learning in free-choice learning settings (with particular focus on museums and eco-tourism venues) Understanding the role of situated-identity in leisure/tourist decision-making and learning Investigating how the public utilizes free-choice educationalinstitutions to support their long-term science learning

Field, Katherine Microbiology

Novel applications of molecular techniques to water quality problems caused by microbial contamination. Host-specific and geographic distribution of fecal bacteria.
Persistence and fate of microbiological contaminants in water, including anaerobes, indicators, antibiotic resistance genes and pathogens.

Fonyo, Carolyn Biological & Ecological Engineering Systems Ecology, Systems Modeling and Analysis, Embodied Energy (Emergy) Analysis, Watershed Assessment, Sustainable Design for the Environment, and Sustainable Business.
Ford, Jesse Fisheries & Wildlife Atmosphere-biosphere interactions, High latitude ecosystems, Influence of airborne contaminants on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, Long-term patterns of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem development
Gaines, Lisa Other  
Garcia, Tiffany Fisheries & Wildlife Animal Behavior, Aquatic Ecology, Agro-ecosystems, Herpetology, Community Ecology
Garono, Ralph College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences Measuring landscape patterns in eelgrass beds and tidal marshes using high spatial resolution, hyperspectral remote sensing; using GIS to characterize wetlands and watersheds and to develop restoration and monitoring plans; using invertebrate assemblages as a wetland assessment tool; factors that influence the abundance and distribution of aquatic insects in wetlands; biocontrol of invasive plants; and examining the role that nutrients play in structuring aquatic and marine ecosystems.
Giebultowicz, Jadwiga Integrative Biology Regulatory Functions of Biological Clocks in the Reproductive Physiology of Male Insects
Goldfinger, Chris College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Subduction earthquakes; mechanics of oblique subduction, accretion and erosion of active margins; seafloor imaging, mapping, and visualization techniques; seafloor drilling technology.

Gross, Joan Anthropology

Language issues and Food Sovereignty

Hacker, Sally Integrative Biology Species interactions and how they influence community formation and species diversity
Hagar, Joan Forest Ecosystems & Society Forest and wildlife ecology; Wildlife-habitat relationships; Restoration of native habitats; Great Basin pygmy rabbits
Hajjar, Reem Forest Ecosystems & Society

Multi-level forest governance and forest-dependent livelihoods.

Hammer, Roger Sociology Ecological Demography, Rural, Sociology, Migration,  Housing
Harte, Davis Other

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.

A design-behavior anthropologist, transdisciplinary social science health researcher and educator focused on authentic child-, family-, learner-, and community-centric designed environments (both physical and educational).

Harte, Michael College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences Rights-based fishery management systems; cost recovery and resource royalty systems; capacity building for sustainable management of the environment; co-management of coastal marine resources; and decision support systems to assist environmental decision-making.
Henkel, Sarah Integrative Biology Benthic marine ecology; Ecological effects of wave energy development; Trophic interactions; Response to abiotic stress at community, organism, and cellular levels in invertebrates and seaweeds
Hogsett, William EPA Carbon and nitrogen allocation in both aboveground and belowground systems of annual and perennial plants, in response to tropospheric ozone exposure, relevant environmental factors, and components of exposure
Houck, Lynne Integrative Biology

My research interests encompass many aspects of reproduction in amphibians, particularly salamanders. I work mainly on eastern North American species of terrestrial plethodontid salamanders in the genera Plethodon and Desmognathus.

Istok, Jonathan (Jack) Civil Engineering

Dr. Istok is a groundwater hydrologist who specializes in the development and validation of flow and contaminant transport models in laboratory and field experiments. Dr. Istok designed the large-scale physical aquifer models in the Groundwater Research Laboratory and has developed several new single well tests for aquifer characterization. He is the author of two widely used textbooks (Aquifer Testing: Analysis and Design of Pumping and Slug Tests, and Groundwater Modeling by the Finite Element Method).

Jarvis, Todd Water/Watershed Institute Groundwater development, groundwater policy, international water resources, and conflict resolution.
Jenkins, Jeffery Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Field studies to examine the impact of pesticide use on air and water quality, studies designed to investigate human and wildlife exposure as a result of pesticide use in both agricultural and urban settings, studies which investigate how sublethal exposures effect fitness and survival, and studies that may assist in the development of technologies that mitigate adverse human and environmental impacts.
Jepson, Paul Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Invertebrate ecology: population biology; metapopulation dynamics; predator-prey interactions ,  Agroecology and sustainable agriculture: conservation biological control; ecologically-based pest management practices; practices that mitigate pesticide side-effects ,  Ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment: impacts of pesticides or other anthropogenic products, on terrestrial or stream invertebrates; population level risk assessment
Johnson, Douglas Rangeland Resources Animal behavior; GIS; Range Ecology; Analyzing Ecosystems
Jolles, Anna Other Disease ecology; Population ecology; Wildlife diseases; Tuberculosis; Intestinal parasites; Parasite interactions
Kann, Jacob Klamath Experimentation Station

Ecological Research of fisheries, wetland, watersheds; ecology and dynamics of toxic algal blooms; lake and reservoir restoration; trophic dynamics

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.

Kauffman, J. Boone Other Ecosystem structure and process of riparian zones. Restoration of riparian ecosystems, fire ecology, influences of deforestation on neotropical forests
Kaye, Thomas Botany & Plant Pathology Plant demography, plant conservation biology, habitat restoration (prairie, coastal, forest, serpentine soils, etc.), endangered plant species restoration and reintroduction, interactions with invasive alien species, fire ecology.
Kayes, Lori Integrative Biology

Biology education, environmental education, plant community ecology.

Kennedy, Robert College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Geospatial analysis, remote sensing, modeling, landscape ecology, disturbance dynamics, computational methods.

Kentula, Mary Botany & Plant Pathology

wetlands ecology

Khanna, Sunil Anthropology Medical anthropology, global health, health program planning and evaluation, health disparities and cultural competency, minority health
Lach, Denise Sociology Sociology and Policy
Lackey, Robert Fisheries & Wildlife Ecological policy; role of science in public policy; ecosystem management; salmon science and policy; fisheries management
Lajtha, Kate Crop & Soil Science

Watershed analysis and soil ecology

Lambrinos, John Horticulture Ecological processes that tie landscapes together
Law, Beverly Forest Ecosystems & Society Ecosystem processes, including carbon and water cycling (e.g. photosynthesis, transpiration by trees and shrubs, autotrophic and heterotrophic respiration) as influenced by climate and disturbance; processes contributing to whole ecosystem CO 2 and water vapor exchange measured by the eddy covariance method; remote sensing of canopy structure; modeling ecosystem processes in response to climate and disturbance.
Leavell, Daniel Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.

Forest, landscape, and community ecology; fire ecology; fire operations and organization; silviculture; GIS applications to forest and fire management; and emergency services organization and management.

Lee, Hyun Woo Civil Engineering

Dr. Lee's research focuses on developing risk management models and design management strategies to improve the project delivery of energy-efficient commercial buildings and sustainable transportation infrastructures. His areas of research include project risk analysis and management, lean construction and IPD, building energy efficiency investments, sustainable project financing and development, alternative contracting strategies, integrated design management, and assessment of LEED implementation.

Lesser, Virginia Statistics

Sampling, Survey Methodology, Environmental Statistics, Applied Statistics

Liu, Hong Biological & Ecological Engineering Sustainable bioenergy production; Environmental biotechnology; Waste and wastewater treatment; Microbial fuel cell technology; Biohydrogen production
Lytle, David integrative Biology

The lab uses evolutionary ecology to understand how aquatic organisms are shaped by disturbances such as floods, droughts, and dams. Empirically most of our focus is on aquatic insects, but lab members also work on projects involving riparian trees and freshwater fish.

Maddison, David Integrative Biology  
Marshall, Christopher Integrative Biology beetles - especially scarab beetles and their relatives
Mason, Robert Integrative Biology

Physiological Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Chemical Ecology

McComb, Brenda Fisheries & Wildlife

Wildlife habitat management and monitoring.

Medlock, Jan Other  
Meinke, Robert Botany & Plant Pathology

Conservation biology of higher plants, particularly involving reproductive ecology and systematics; restoration of extirpated populations; integrating biological data into species management protocols.

Miller, Richard Rangeland Resources Solve regional problems and generate principles that apply nationally and internationally to semi-arid land management systems.
Milligan, Allen Botany & Plant Pathology Application of cellular-scale molecular and biochemical studies of microalgae, bacteria and corals to environmental questions about ecosystem function and global change.
Moriarty, Katie Fisheries & Wildlife  
Mundt, Christopher Botany & Plant Pathology Plant disease epidemiology; host plant resistance; population genetics of plant pathogens; sustainable agriculture.
Murthy, Ganti Biological & Ecological Engineering
  • Cellulosic and algal biofuels and bioproducts.
  • Control of dynamic systems.
  • Systems analysis process modeling and simulation.
  • Processing of biobased feedstocks into fuels and chemicals
Myrold, David Crop & Soil Science C&N cycling in soils, soil microbial ecology
Navab-Daneshmand, Tala School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering The inactivation, growth and persistence of bacterial pathogens in the environment and treatment processes.
Needham, Mark Forest Ecosystems & Society Natural resource recreation and tourism, social psychology of natural resources, parks and protected areas, human dimensions of wildlife, norms and standards, carrying capacity and crowding, specialization, conflict, risk, trust, survey and quantitative methods.
Neilson, Ronald Botany & Plant Pathology Climate-Biosphere interactions, Biogeography, Dynamic ecosystem simulation, Disturbance modeling: landscape-global.
Noakes, David Fisheries & Wildlife

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.

Ochoa, Carlos Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences

My research focuses on land use effects on ecological and hydrological interactions occurring in watersheds and riparian ecosystems throughout the West.

Olsen, Christine Forest Ecosystems & Society

Social aspects of natural resources.

Olson, Deanna  U.S. Forest Service Amphibians, Reptiles
Pease, James Other

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.

Perakis, Steven Forest Science

Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry, Nutrient Cycling, Watershed Studies, Riparian Biogeochemistry, Stable Isotopes

Peters, Kurt Ethnic Studies Twentieth century Native American experience and Native American wage labor
Pett-Ridge, Julie Crop & Soil Science Understanding the controls on chemical weathering, the connections between chemical weathering and the carbon cycle, and ecosystem biogeochemical cycles
Popa, Radu Other

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.

Rao, Sujaya College of Agricultural Sciences Plant-pest interactions; native bees and pollination in natural and agricultural landscapes.
Ritten, John Other

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.

Natural resource economics and production economics.

Rosenberger, Nancy Anthropology The Dynamics of Local, Natural and Organic Foods in Japan: Production, Distribution and Consumption
Rowe, Shawn College if Education How people learn beyond the school environment
Sahr, Robert Political Science Political communication; the presidency; Public opinion and political information; Economic, tax, and budget policy; Public opinion and political information of Oregon residents
Santelmann, Mary Geosciences landscape ecology, wetlands ecology, wetlands biochemistry, plant biodiversity
Satyal, Vijay Other  
Sheley, Roger EOARC** Developing and testing approaches to reduce the impact and spread of noxious weeds, prevention and containment techniques for new weed infestations and integrated weed management strategies that incorporate biological, chemical and cultural practices.
Shiel, Alyssa College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences Heavy stable isotope geochemistry; geochemical tracer development;
transport, transformations and environmental fate of metals/metalloids
Simonich, Staci Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Understanding the atmospheric transport and deposition of semi-volatile organic compounds to high elevation ecosystems.
Spatafora, Joseph Botany & Plant Pathology Mycology; systematics and evolutionary biology of fungi.
Starkey, Robert other


Strauss, Steven Forest Ecosystems & Society

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor

Specialization is biotechnology and forestry.

Steel, Brent Political Science Comparative Public Policy and Administration, Environmental Politics and Policy, Theory, Methodology, and Public Policy
Stoner, Joseph College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences Sediments magnetism including paleomagnetism, environmental magnetism,
geomagnetism, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleoclimatology.
Svendsen, Mark Water/Watershed Institute

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor

Sylvia, Gilbert Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics  
Tanguay, Robert Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

Exploit the advantages of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) model to improve human health.

Taylor, Barbara Integrative Biology  
Thompson, Allen School of History, Philosophy, & Religion Environmental Philosophy, Philosophical Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Practical Reason
Thurber, Andrew College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences Microbe-metazoan Interactions. Deep-Sea and Polar Ecology.  Food Web Dynamics. Deep-sea reducing habitats.  Annelid ecology.
Tilt, Bryan Anthropology Sustainable development, environmental risk assessment, pollution, community participation, natural resources, fisheries management
Tilt, Jenna College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Land Use, Rural Resource Planning.

Tindall, David Other

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.

Trujillo, Juan College of Liberal Arts History of Spanish in the US Southwest, Pedagogies of Engagement, Language Revitalization, Language Policy, and Queer Studies.
Vega Thurber, Rebecca Department of Microbiology

Environmental virology and microbiology; metagenomics and marine disease ecology.

Walker, Gregg Speech Communication Marine Resource Management
Weber, Edward Political Science  
Weis, Virginia Zoology Our group investigates the cellular and molecular interactions underlying mutualistic symbioses between cnidarians, such as corals and anemones, and their photosynthetic dinoflagellate symbionts Symbiodinium spp. We are interested in the establishment, maintenance and breakdown of these cooperative partnerships. We use several model associations in our studies, including a Hawaiian stony coral, Fungia scutaria, a tropical sea anemone Aiptasia pallida, a temperate sea anemone found on the Oregon coast, Anthopleura elegantissima, and a Red Sea soft coral, Heteroxenia fuscescens.
White, Denis College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

geography: landscapes, regions, cartography, gis, spatial modeling.

Wolf, Aaron College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Issues relating transboundary water resources to political conflict and cooperation, where his training combining environmental science with dispute resolution theory and practice have been particularly appropriate.

Wu, JunJie Agriculture & Resource Economics

interactions between agricultural production and water quality, conservation and environmental policy design and analysis, land use economics and policy