Name Department Area of Specialization

Acker, Steve

Other

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.
Vegetation ecology. Particular areas of focus are tree mortality; effects of fire on vegetation; role of dead wood in forests; and  landscape patterns of riparian vegetation.

Adams, Richard Agricultural and Resource Economics

Research interests focus on the economic effects of air and water pollution, the implications of climate change for agriculture and water resources, and the tradeoffs between agricultural activity and environmental quality.

Adamus, Paul

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Wetland Science and Wildlife Biologist.

Albert, Dennis Horticulture

Wetland Ecology and Wetland restoration.

Arismendi, Ivan

Fisheries and Wildlife

Freshwater ecology and conservation, climate change and freshwaters, and invasive species in freshwater ecosystems.

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

Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

Soil geochemistry

Baker, Brian

Other Organic Agriculture / Organic Farming Systems.
Barden, Jeffrey College of Business

*** Approved to advise Non Thesis students and serve on student committees ***

Research focuses on inter-organizational relationships, exchange, entrepreneurship and technology.

Barnhart, Bradley

Other Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

1) Hydrology, 2) Watershed Modeling, and/or 3) Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling.

Bartholomew, Jerri

Microbiology

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

Diseases of aquatic organisms.

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.

Bernell, David Political Science

 

Betts, Matthew

Forest Ecosystems & Society

Forest conservation biology, Landscape Ecology, Population and community ecology, Global ecology.

Bhattaharyya, Sharmodeep

Statistics  Statistical inference of networks, high-dimensional statistical inference, clustering, semiparametric inference, and hypothesis testing. I am also interested in the application of statistical methods in neuroscience, genomics, and astronomy.

Biedenweg, Kelly

Other I’m an environmental social scientist with expertise in human wellbeing and social indicators, natural resource decision making, environmental psychology, community-based resource management, and participatory research.

Blaustein, Andrew

Integrative Biology

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

Boik, John

Other

*** Approved to advise Non Thesis students and serve on student committees ***

Machine learning, Gaussian process models, computational sociology, agent-based models, stock-flow consistent models, metrics of social and environmental wellbeing, social choice system design (science-based approaches to transformational systems change), community currency programs, social computation.

Bolte, John

Bioengineering Simulation, artificial intelligence, GIS, ecosystems analysis, biological systems modeling, watershed analysis.
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

Brooks, J Renee

Other Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

Buckland, Kristine

Horticulture Sustainable agriculture, Soil health, Nutrient cycling, Agricultural systems analysis.
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.

Burgett, Michael

Horticulture

 

Burnett, Kelly

Other Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.
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 Fisheries and Wildlife

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

Carlin-Morgan, Kerry

Other

Informal science education/free choice learning including marine science and environmental education, conservation behavior, and practical application of research.

Chang, Chih Hung

Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering  

Chisholm Hatfield, Samantha

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

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

Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and TEK addressing climate change.

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.

Cosens, Barbara

Other

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

Water Law, Law and Science, Resilience, law and adaptive governance, Interdisciplinary Education, Dispute resolution, Native American Water Rights.

Cramer, Lori Sociology

Natural Resource Sociology; Environmental Sociology; Social Impact Assessment; Rural Sociology.

Cromack, Kermit Forest Ecosystems & Society

Decomposition and nutrient cycling processes in forest ecosystems; N2- fixation in forest soils; soil animals as ecosystem components; role of saprophytic and mycorrhizal fungi in nutrient cyclingprocesses; role of cations in forest nutrition.

Cuenca, Richard

Bioengineering

Irrigation system optimization, water resource engineering, bioprocesses engineering, modeling of biological systems.

D'Antonio, Ashley

Forest Ecosystems & Society Recreation ecology, parks and protected areas management, visitor use management, visitor use monitoring.

DeBruyckere, Lisa

Other

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

I have a broad background in natural resource management in both aquatic and terrestrial systems, and specialize in invasive species, including invasive species risk assessments, prevention activities, management, endangered species act consultation relative to potential control actions, monitoring, and strategic planning.

DeBano, Sandra

Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences

Community ecology, invertebrate ecology, pollinator ecology, riparian and grassland ecology, and ecosystem services. 

de la Hoz, Jenny

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

Diebel, Ken

Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences

*** Approved to advise Non Thesis students and serve on student committees ***

I am interested in riparian, wetland, stream ecology and restoration. When I am not teaching online courses, I work with watershed councils in eastern Oregon to implement restoration and monitoring projects.  This work requires a significant amount of collaboration with individuals and groups of varying backgrounds. Sharing my experiences in restoration and collaborative efforts is a key part of my teaching philosophy.

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)

Donohue, Mary

Other

*** Approved to advise Non Thesis students and serve on student committees ***

Environmental pollution (derelict fishing gear, microplastics), marine mammal physiological ecology, rainwater catchment and sustainable water resources, sustainable community development and engagement, workforce development (STEM), strategic planning and program/project management.

Donofrio, Mark

Other Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

Dunham, Jason

Other

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

Duplaix, Nicole Fisheries & Wildlife

Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

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

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.

Ellis, Lucas

Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering

 

Ellsworth, Lisa

Fisheries and Wildlife

Fire Science and Ecology
Restoration Ecology
Management of critical habitat for sagebrush associated wildlife species

Emard, Kelsey

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

Land use and livelihood change, with a focus in the U.S. and Latin America; political ecology; regenerative and sustainable agriculture; equitable development.

Engels, Jenny

Oregon Sea Grant

*** Approved to advise Non Thesis students and serve on student committees ***

Community-engaged research, equity in STEM, and student success

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 educational institutions to support their long-term science learning.

Fennell, David

Other

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

Ecotourism, tourism ethics, moral issues tied to the use of animals in tourism, sustainable tourism, and fly-fishing.

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.

Finley, Mary

Fisheries and Wildlife

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

Fischer, Heather

Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning

 

Fisher, Dianna

Other

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

Environmental impacts of recreation and tourism

Environmentally responsible behavior

Social identity/self-image and environmental choices in recreation/tourism

Social dynamics of recreation behavior

Fleishman, Erica

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences Biogeography, conservation, ecological responses to climate and land-use change.
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.

Foster, Kai

Other Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.
Gaines, Lisa Other

 

Garcia, Tiffany

Fisheries & Wildlife

Animal Behavior, Aquatic Ecology, Agro-ecosystems, Herpetology, Community Ecology.

Garono, Ralph College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Dr. Ralph Garono is trained in biochemical limnology (e.g., the role that phosphorus limitation plays in structuring planktonic communities) and in aquatic entomology. His current research interests focus on assessments, at multiple spatial and temporal scales, of aquatic and marine ecosystems. For example, he is currently measuring wintertime patterns of dissolved oxygen concentration and winter algal assemblages in the lower St. Louis River, a tributary to Lake Superior. Other recent research projects include: the use of aquatic insects as a wetland assessment tool; GIS-based watershed assessments; the use of GIS-based models to evaluate alternative land use and climate change scenarios; and, the use of remotely-sensed imagery to map landscape patterns in estuarine vegetation and wetland plant communities. 

Giebultowicz, Jadwiga

Integrative Biology

Regulatory Functions of Biological Clocks in the Reproductive Physiology of Male Insects.

Glaser, Sarah

Other

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

Fisheries oceanography and fisheries conflict.

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.

Gregg, Jillian

Crop & Soil Science Climate Change science and solutions.
Gregory, Stanley
Fisheries and Wildlife

Stream ecosystems: channel dynamics, woody debris, water chemistry, benthic algae, invertebrates, fish, salamanders, and riparian vegetation. Landscape perspectives for stream ecosystems. Influence of human activities on ecosystem structure and function. Historical reconstruction of rivers and riparian forests. Development of restoration perspectives and practices that are consistent with natural stream processes.

Gross, Joan Anthropology

Language issues and Food Sovereignty.

Gutzwiller, Kevin

Other 

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

The overarching goals of my research are to understand broad-scale human influences on natural systems and to provide a scientific basis for managing the influences in support of biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human societies. My general research interests include interdisciplinary assessment and management of impacts from land use, wildland recreation, road networks, energy and residential development, and climate change. Policy relevance and societal importance are key aspects of this work. The ecological settings for these analyses range from remote wildlands to managed landscapes. I am interested in various taxa and ecosystems, especially those that are facing significant conservation problems.

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.

Halama, Jonathan

Other Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

Hall, Troy

Forest Ecosystems & Society

Sustainable Recreation and Tourism, Social Science, and Policy and Natural Resources.

Hammer, Roger Sociology

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

Ecological Demography, Rural, Sociology, Migration, and 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.

Havaligi, Neeraja

Other

Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

Agriculture (focus on sustainable agriculture, agronomy, plant physiology, plant breeding and genetics, molecular biology and ag. microbiology); climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation with international (United Nations), regional and local focus; multi lateral stakeholder engagement, capacity development and gender mainstreaming and equity for sustainable development; agrobiodiversity conservation, rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse in urban areas and its relevance to climate adaptation and community food security.

Henkel, Sarah Integrative Biology

Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

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.

Higley, Kathryn

Nuclear Science & Engineering

Environmental transport and fate of radionuclides, radioecology, radiochemistry, radiation dose assessment, neutron activation analysis, nuclear emergency response, and environmental regulations.
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.

Howe, Glenn

Forest Ecosystems & Society

 

Hurst, Allison

School of Public Policy
  • Class inequality
  • Higher education and social mobility
  • School to Work transitions of college graduates
  • Social welfare policy; Higher education policy
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).

Iwamura, Takuya

Forest Ecosystems & Society  
Jaeger, William Applied Economics

Natural resource & environmental economics, agricultural economics, institutional economics, public finance and taxation, economic growth & development, sustainability.

Jenkins, Jeffrey 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.

Jin, Xue

Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering

General area of the water-energy nexus.

Johansson, Orjan

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

Johnson, Douglas

Rangeland Resources

Animal behavior; GIS; Range Ecology; Analyzing Ecosystems.

Johnson, K. Norman

Forest Ecosystems & Society

Forest Policy, Planning, and Management.

Johnson, Mark

Other Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.
Jolles, Anna Other

Disease ecology; Population ecology; Wildlife diseases; Tuberculosis; Intestinal parasites; Parasite interactions.

Jones, Andy

Botany and Plant Pathology

Molecular ecology, population ecology, community ecology, tropical ecology.

Jones, Gerrad

Biological & Ecological Engineering

Environmental chemistry, water quality, geochemical cycling, statistical and machine learning modeling and geo/spatial analyses.

Jones, Julia

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Land use, climate change and disturbance effects on hydrology, geomorphology, water quality.

Kauffman, J. Boone

Fisheries & Wildlife

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 Conservation and Restoration 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.

Khanna, Sunil Anthropology

Medical anthropology, global health, health program planning and evaluation, health disparities and cultural competency, minority health.

Kiser, Jim

College of Forestry

Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

Research interests is Mycorrhiza Ecology.

Kleber, Markus Crop & Soil Science

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

The processes at the interface between organic matter and mineral surfaces, including mineral surface properties, organic matter properties, bonding mechanisms, adsorption processes, mineral-microbial interactions, and organic matter turnover dynamics.

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.

Lancaster, Stephen

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences Fluvial geomorphology, hydrology.

Lerczak, James

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Coastal physical oceanography including the study of internal tides, high-frequency internal waves, and circulation in the vicinity of fronts; estuarine oceanography including the dynamics that drive the three-dimensional circulation, the mechanisms that transport and disperse materials within estuaries, and the time response of estuaries to changes in forcing; physical/biological interactions which influence larval dispersal.

Lillie, Robert

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Geophysics; Tectonics; Public Interpretation, Geology of National Parks.

Lindberg, Kreg

Cascades Campus, Forest Ecosystems & Society

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

Social science aspects of natural resource management, human well-being, community resilience, tourism / recreation, and choice experiments.

Liu, Hong

Biological & Ecological Engineering

Sustainable bioenergy production; Environmental biotechnology; Waste and wastewater treatment; Microbial fuel cell technology; Biohydrogen production.

Low, Russanne (Rusty)

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

MacCarty, Nordica

Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering My specialty is in mechanical and humanitarian engineering, specifically applied to household energy.

Maddison, David

Integrative Biology

 

Madsen, Lisa

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

Marshall, Christopher

Integrative Biology

beetles - especially scarab beetles and their relatives.

Mata-Gonzalez, Ricardo

College of Agricultural Sciences Rangeland vegetation and arid land plants.

Mattheis, Allison

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

Mc Comb, Brenda

Fisheries & Wildlife

Wildlife habitat management and monitoring.

Medlock, Jan Other

 

Meganck, Richard

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

Mentler, John

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

Mileham, Michelle

Other

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

Education, with a specific focus on zoo, aquarium, and museum (generally informal) education.

Miller, Dan

Other

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

Area of specialization is geomorphology.

Miller, Jessica

College of Agricultural Sciences

The ecology and evolution of life history diversity in fishes and the development and maintenance of that diversity.
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.

Minc, Leah

Anthropology

Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

Archaeometry (Materials Science in Archaeology), Political Economy and Exchange in Early Complex Societies.

Monz, Christopher

Other

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

Moriarty, Katie

Fisheries & Wildlife

Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

Mote, Phil

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Regional climate modeling, the influence of climate change on western US snowpack.

Munanura, Ian

Forest Ecosystems & Society

Integrated Social and Ecological Systems, Social Science, Policy and Natural Resources, Sustainable Recreation and Tourism.

Mundt, Christopher

Botany & Plant Pathology

Plant disease epidemiology; host plant resistance; population genetics of plant pathogens; sustainable agriculture.

Muraca, Barbara

Other

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

Environmental Philosophy, including more specifically environmental justice, political ecology, value of nature, and sustainability theories.  

Murthy, Ganti Biological & Ecological Engineering

Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

  • Cellulosic and algal biofuels and bioproducts.

  • Control of dynamic systems.

  • Systems analysis process modeling and simulation.

  • Processing of biobased feedstocks into fuels and chemicals

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.

Nelson, Suzanne

Other

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

Wildlife nutrition of mammals. I examine how mammals meet their nutritional needs within the environment. I also examine disease development due to environmental challenges and stressors like climate change. My work has focused mostly on animals that live on islands and have limited food choices and ability to disperse. I am interested in learning how animals meet their nutritional requirements for different life stages and demonstrate resiliency with changing environmental conditions. 

Nolin, Anne

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Mountain hydroclimatology, snow and ice in the climate system, remote sensing.

Ochoa, Carlos

 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.

Orr, Matt Cascades Campus: Biology

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

Terrestrial and restoration ecology in forest, field, and stream habitats in Central Oregon.

Pacella, Stephen

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

Pastey, Manoj

Biomedical Sciences

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

Molecular Virology, Immunology, Veterinary Medicine, Diagnostics and Microbiology.

Pease, James Other

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

Perry, David

Forest Ecosystems & Society

*** Approved to advise Non Thesis students and serve on student committees ***

Terrestrial Ecologist.

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.

Presley, Gerald

Wood Science and Engineering

Wood Identification and Characterization and Forest-based Bio-Products.

Priest, Susanna

Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning

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

My broad specialty is communication studies, in particular science communication studies. This includes environmental communication, risk communication, and some aspects of health communication. I am also interested in communication about technology and STS (science, technology, & society) studies.

Radosevich, Steven

Forest Ecosystems and Society

 

Raleigh, Mark

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Mountain hydrology, snow hydrology, forest-snow processes, hydrometeorology, hydroclimatology, water supply forecasting, rain-on-snow flooding, remote sensing, numerical modeling, data assimilation.

Reichman, Jay

Other

Ecology, molecular genetics, genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics and evolutionary biology.

Reuter, Ronald

Crop and Soil Science

Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

Landscape ecology and soils, restoration ecology, wetland ecology, and a little sprinkling of environmental policy.

Rice, Aaron

Other

Bioacoustics, passive acoustic monitoring, fish biology, and conservation biology.

Riedinger, Kelly

Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning

Science teacher preparation as well as youths’ experiences learning science in out-of-school settings. She is particularly interested in the role of social interactions on youths’ authoring of their identities in science.

Ries, Paul

Forest Ecosystems and Society

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

Rimbey, Neil

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

Risien, Julie

Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.
Ritten, John Other

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

Natural resource economics and production economics.

Rivers, James

Forest Engineering, Resources, & Management

Animal vital rates and forest management practices; ecology and conservation of insect pollinators, especially in forest ecosystems; behavioral and physiological ecology of birds.

Rowe, Shawn College of Education

How people learn beyond the school environment.  **No longer accepting new students**

Rowe, Susan

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

Ruiz-Mesa, Kristina

Other Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

Russel, Kory

Other

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

Educational background and faculty positions in Environmental Science, Engineering and Landscape Architecture. Research topics include water, energy, and resource recovery from waste streams; sustainable delivery of water services in rural and urban settings; development and analysis of entrepreneurial-based sanitation service delivery models; caloric costs of water fetching; international and informal development; sustainable and human-centered design.

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.

Sall, Khadidiatou Other

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

Genetic engineering, next generation sequencing technologies, Molecular Biology, curriculum designed, community building and promotion of STEM education.

Santelmann, Mary

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Landscape ecology, wetlands ecology, wetlands biochemistry, plant biodiversity.

Scheerer, Ann

College of Agricultural Sciences

*** Approved to advise Non Thesis students and serve on student committees ***

The intersection of climate change and social sciences with expertise in planning, management, and policy development for sustainability and resilience, in particular climate planning and management for organizations and communities. My research background includes mixed methods approaches with a focus on qualitative methodologies, such as case study research.

Schlachter, Christina

Other *** Approved to advise Non Thesis students and serve on student committees ***

Schroeder, Elizabeth

School of Public Policy Applied Microeconometrics and Development.

Schumaker, Nathan

Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.
Landscape Ecology, Conservation Biology, Simulation model development & forecasting, Landscape Genetics, and Epidemiology.

Scott, Inara

College of Business

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.
 
Sustainable business, and climate and energy policy.

Shandas, Vivek

Other  

Sheehan, Timothy

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

Shen, Xiagyou (Sharon)

Forest Ecosystems and Society

Play and playfulness across life span, leisure, human health and wellbeing, leisure constraints, nature-based recreation and sustainable tourism, human dimensions of natural resources, psychometrics, survey, cross-cultural studies, quantitative methods, and mixed methods.

Sherr, Evelyn

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Aquatic microbial ecology; pelagic food webs; carbon and nitrogen cycles in aquatic ecosystems; phagotrophic protists.
Shiel, Alyssa

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Heavy stable isotope geochemistry; geochemical tracer development; transport, transformations and environmental fate of metals/metalloids.

Shinderman, Matthew

Fisheries & Wildlife My research and scholarship focuses on species and ecosystem resilience to change, with emphasis on sagebrush steppe ecosystems and American pika in low-elevation lava landscapes. 

Simoneit, Bernd

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

 
Spatafora, Joseph Botany & Plant Pathology

Mycology; systematics and evolutionary biology of fungi.

Spalding, Ana

School of Public Policy
  • Marine studies: Integrated coastal management, resource use and property regimes, international marine policy, and marine protected areas.
  • Design and implementation of interdisciplinary research across a variety of topics related to marine studies.
  • Human geography and development in Latin America: international lifestyle migration and the political ecology of socio-environmental change.
Starkey, Robert Other

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

Steel, Brent Political Science

Comparative Public Policy and Administration, Environmental Politics and Policy, Theory, Methodology, and Public Policy.

Stephenson, Garry

Crop and Soil Science

Organic and sustainable farming systems, local and regional food systems, farmers’ markets, beginning farmer and rancher education.

Stevenson, John Oregon Sea Grant Could serve on Master's Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.
Stoner, Joseph

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Sediments magnetism including paleomagnetism, environmental magnetism, geomagnetism, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleoclimatology.

Strauss, Steven

Forest Ecosystems & Society

Specialization is biotechnology and forestry.

Sumich, James

Other

*** Approved to advise Non Thesis students and serve on student committees ***

Sylvia, Gilbert

Agriculture and Resource Economics

 

Tanguay, Robyn

Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

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

Thompson, Allen School of History, Philosophy, & Religion

Environmental philosophy, in which I have expertise regarding evaluative, normative, and policy issues in ecology (esp. restoration and novel ecosystems) and atmospheric/climate science.

Thomsen, Bastian

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

Trammell, E. Jamie

Other Could serve on Master's Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.

Tripathi, Sanjai

College of Business Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.
Unsworth, Michael

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

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

Van Den Hoek, Jamon

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences Satellite remote sensing of armed conflict effects on land cover, land use, and forced displacement, Refugee and IDP settlement dynamics as they relate to development, land use, and climate vulnerability, Gaps and biases in satellite and geospatial data and their consequences for monitoring conflict and displacement.
Vega Thurber, Rebecca

Microbiology

Environmental virology and microbiology; metagenomics and marine disease ecology.

Walker, Gregg Speech Communication

Marine Resource Management

Wang, Luguang

Biological & Ecological Engineering

Could serve on Graduate Committee but not as a Major Professor.
Warrick, Douglas Integrative Biology The functional/ecological morphology, aerodynamics, and evolution of vertebrate flight, from hummingbirds to seabirds. I also participate in studies of seabird mortality from oil spills.

Watson, James

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences My research uses tools from oceanography, ecology, economics, computer science and applied math to understand the functioning of Complex Adaptive Systems. These systems are all around us, including the financial systems, the human immune system and ecosystems. I am interested in learning from all these systems, to improve our understanding and governance of primarily marine social-ecological systems.
Weber, Edward Political Science

 

Wettstein, Justin

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Large-scale and long-term climate and atmospheric dynamics, climate variability and change, climate impacts and responses in natural and human-managed systems.
White, Denis College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor.

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

White, Will

Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences

Fisheries oceanography, population dynamics, spatial fisheries management, and climate change effects on fisheries.

Wicks, Teresa

Other *** Approved to advise Non Thesis students and serve on student committees ***

Wilcock, Ronni

Other Could serve on Graduate Committees or as Master students Major Professor

Wing, Michael

Forest Engineering, Resources & Management

GIS, remote sensing, unmanned aircraft systems
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.

Wollstein, Katherine

Animal and Rangeland Sciences

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

Rangeland fire, rangeland conservation, rangeland policy and governance.

Wolters, Erika

School of Public Policy As an Environmental Social Scientist, my research focuses on environmental behavior, adaptation and policy in response to resource use and conservation in an era of rapid climate change. Focusing primarily on the Western United States, I examine the interface of science and policy, public lands issues, community resilience, contested natural resources, sustainable behavior and adaptive capacity, and policy regarding food, energy, and water.

Wrathall, David

College of Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences

Climate hazards, climate change adaptation, social vulnerability, migration, and political ecology.
Wu, JunJie

Agriculture & Resource Economics

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