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Fish Community Assembly in Streams

Fish Community Assembly in Streams
Using phylogenetic relatedness among species in native and non-native fish communities, Dr. Strecker and Dr. Olden (U Washington) examined the factors that influence community assembly in streams.

Biodiversity Corridors in the Greater Portland Region

Biodiversity Corridors in the Greater Portland Region
A multi-phased METRO grant to Dr. Lafrenz (Dept of Geography), Dr. de Rivera (ESM), and Leslie Bliss-Ketchum (SOE/ESM Ph.D Candidate) to research and map biodiversity corridors in the greater Portland region.

Wild Salmonids in the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest

Wild Salmonids in the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest
Dr. Yeakley edited “Wild Salmonids in the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest” with Kathleen Maas-Hebner and Robert M. Hughes, both of Oregon State University’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Research Highlights

Rob Scheller picProfessor Scheller along with co-investigators Mark Johnson (EPA-Corvallis, OR), Steve LeDuc (EPA-DC), and Melissa Lucash, received a $192,000 grant to extrapolate LiDAR and carbon data to predict and manage the consequences of climate change in Pacific Northwest forests.

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Department Events

Annual Environmental Science and Management Alumni Lecture
Wednesday, April 30
Smith Memorial Student Union 327/328
ESM 2014 Winter News Letter
End of the Year Celebration & Awards Ceremony
Friday, June 13, 2014, 1-3pm
SMSU 238

Department Publications

Mark Sytsma, et al. 2014. Phenotypic Plasticity of Invasive Spartina Densiflora (Poaceae) along a broad latitudinal gradient on the Pacific Coast of North America. American Journal of Botany 101(3): 448–458. 2014.

Melissa S. Lucash, Robert M. Scheller, Alec M. Kretchun, Kenneth L. Clark, and John Hom. 2014. Impacts of fire and climate change on long-term nitrogen availability and forest productivity in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.  Can. J. For. Res. 44: 404–412.

Matthew  Duveneck*, Robert Scheller, Mark White, Stephen Handler, and Catherine Ravenscroft. 2014. Climate change effects on northern Great Lake (USA) forests: A case for preserving diversity.  Ecosphere 5(2):23

Angela Strecker and Julian Olden. 2014. Fish Species Introductions Provide Novel Insights into the Patterns and Drivers of Phylogenetic Structure in Freshwaters. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20133003.

Alan Yeakley, et al. (eds.) 2014. Wild Salmonids and the Urbanizing Pacific Northwest.   Springer, 270pp.

Joshua Caplan* and Alan Yeakley. 2013 Functional Morphology Underlies Performance Differences Among Invasive and Non-Invasive Ruderal Rubus Species. Oecologia 173: 363-374

Chris Mongeon*, Elise Granek   & Randall Arauz. 2013. Hook Selectivity in an Artisanal Spotted Rose Snapper Lutjanus guttatus Fishery on the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 5 (1):270-80.

*ESM Graduate students






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