Welcome to Environmental Science and Managment Welcome to Environmental Science and Management at PSU. Discovery starts here.

 

Find out more about our student problem-solvers - doing research that makes a difference. 

Department Highlights

ESM is hiring a Non-Tenure Track Faculty member! Click here for more info and how to apply.

Britta Baechler (PhD) has been featured on the Oregonians Against Waste page, a collection of stories from fellow Oregonians who care about the environmental health and quality of the Pacific Ocean and Oregon Coast.

 

Terry Marcey, a recent ESM gradute, co-authored the paper "Post-fire management affects species composition but not Douglas-fir regeneration in the Klamath Mountains." The journal article was also featured on EurekaAlert
 

The Yale Environmental Review wrote an article about Dr. Patrick Edwards and Daniel Bedell's (MEM) paper "A unique role for citizen science in ecological restoration: a case study in streams."
 
 
ESM Honors student, Ashley Peterson, will be featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) for her Honors' thesis work on community scientists looking for microplastics.
 

 


Dr. Elise Granek's Applied Coastal Ecology Lab was highlighted in the most recent issue of the PSU Research Magazine

Dr. Bill Fish has been awarded the 2018 John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Award for the ESM department. 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Linda George was awarded the 2018 George C. Hoffmann Award for Faculty Excellence for her distinguished contributions to the University in the areas of instruction, university service, and scholarship.
 
 
ESM presented two booths at the Starlight Parade, one that included an activity on plastic pollution and emerging contaminants in marine organisms along the Oregon coast and another that used stream insects from two regional streams to demonstrate the use of Bioassessment as a community-based technique for evaluating stream health.
The Clackamas River Basin Council honored Dr. Patrick Edwards with the 2018 Stevens River Watch Award for leading citizen scientists in monitoring local streams including the Clackamas River and tributaries.  
 
Erin Costello (MEM) won the Best Visual Presentation award for her poster entitled "Development, application, and testing of an effective shade model for water quality management in Oregon" at the Annual Environmental Joint Campus Conference 2018 at OSU.
 
Dorothy Horn (PhD)  and Taylor Dodrill (Strecker) have received the Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Dororthy will conduct her research on the impacts of microplastics on near shore marine foodwebs, and Taylor will study the impacts of changing ocean conditions on the adaptive strategies of marine phytoplankton. 
 

For more Research Highlights click HERE

 

 

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Seminars

ESM/AESS Seminar Series  Fridays from 1:30-2:30pm in SRTC B1-82.

School of the Environment Speaker Series                    Thursdays 4-5pm in CH 71-Will resume winter 2019

 

For upcoming events click HERE

 

ESM 2016 Spring E-Newsletter

Department Publications

Evers, C. R., Ager, A. A., Nielsen-Pincus, M., Palaiologou, P., & Bunzel, K. (2019). Archetypes of community wildfire exposure from national forests of the western US. Landscape and Urban Planning, 182, 55-66.

Lewis, C. L., Granek, E. F., & Nielsen-Pincus, M. Assessing local attitudes and perceptions of non-native species to inform management of novel ecosystems. Biological Invasions, 1-22.

Chiapella, A. M., Nielsen-Pincus, M., & Strecker, A. L. (2018). Public perceptions of mountain lake fisheries management in national parks. Journal of environmental management, 226, 169-179.

Truitt, A. M., Kapun, M. , Kaur, R. and Miller, W. J. (2018), Wolbachia modifies thermal preference in Drosophila melanogaster. Environ Microbiol. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14347

Barnett, M. J., Jackson-Smith, D., & Haeffner, M. (2018). Influence of recreational activity on water quality perceptions and concerns in Utah: A replicated analysis. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 22, 26-36.

Daniels, J. M., Nielsen-Pincus, M., Paruszkiewicz, M., & Poage, N. (2018). The Economic Contribution of Stewardship Contracting: Two Case Studies from the Mount Hood National Forest. Journal of Forestry.

Record S, Strecker A, Tuanmu M-N, Beaudrot L, Zarnetske P, Belmaker J, et al. (2018) Does scale matter? A systematic review of incorporating biological realism when predicting changes in species distributions. PLoS ONE 13(4): e0194650. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194650

Evers, C. R., Wardropper, C. B., Branoff, B., Granek, E. F., Hirsch, S. L., Link, T. E., ... & Wilson, C. (2018). The ecosystem services and biodiversity of novel ecosystems: A literature review. Global Ecology and Conservation, e00362.

Brittain, J. T., & Strecker, A. L. (2018). The interactive effect of multiple stressors on crustacean zooplankton communities in Montane Lakes. Water Resources Research, 54, 939-954. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017WR020605

Haeffner, M., Jackson-Smith, D., & Flint, C. G. (2018). Social position influencing the water perception gap between local leaders and constituents in a socio-hydrological system. Water Resources Research, 54. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017WR021456

Brittain, J. T., & Strecker, A. L. (2018). The interactive effect of multiple stressors on crustacean zooplankton communities in Montane Lakes. Water Resources Research, 54. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017WR020605

Evers, C. R., Wardropper, C. B., Branoff, B., Granek, E. F., Hirsch, S. L., Link, T. E., ... & Wilson, C. (2018). The ecosystem services and biodiversity of novel ecosystems: A literature review. Global Ecology and Conservation, e00362.

Read, Q. D., Grady, J. M., Zarnetske, P. L., Record, S., Baiser, B., Belmaker, J., Strecker, A., ... & Thibault, K. M. Among‐species overlap in rodent body size distributions predicts species richness along a temperature gradient. Ecography.

Zhao, K., Wang, L., Riseng, C., Wehrly, K., Pan, Y., Song, K., ... & Liu, S. (2018). Factors determining zooplankton assemblage difference among a man-made lake, connecting canals, and the water-origin river. Ecological Indicators, 84, 488-496.

 

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