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Dr. Susie Adams, Aquatic Ecologist & Astacologist


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  • Ph.D., The University of Montana
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • An aquatic ecologist studies interactions in aquatic ecosystems and an astacologist studies crayfish.  I often focus on interactions involving fish and crayfish.


Dr. Sybill K. Amelon, Wildlife Ecologist


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  • Ph.D., Missouri-Columbia
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A wildlife ecologist studies native animal species at multiple levels of biological organization, from genetics of wildlife populations to interactions of wildlife ecosystem processes.


Dr. Wayne J. Arendt, Research Ornithologist


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  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • I study disturbance ecology, climate change, conservation and management of Neotropical resident and migratory bird communities and invasive species.


Dr. Keith Aubry, Wildlife Biologist


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  • Ph.D., The University of Washington
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A wildlife biologist studies terrestrial wildlife species (mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians) and the habitats they occupy to better understand their biology and habitat relationships.


Dr. Tim Baldwin, Herpetologist


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  • Ph.D., Alabama A&M University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A herpetologist studies reptiles and amphibians.  I assess how reptile and amphibian populations respond to forest management and land-use changes.


Chris Colt, Wildlife Biologist

Chris Colt, Wildlife Biologist
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Chris Colt, Wildlife Biologist

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  • M.S., University of Nebraska
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • As a wildlife biologist, I study wildlife and how they interact with the ecosystem.  I monitor animal populations and habitats, and I organize projects to improve habitat. 


Brian E. Dickerson, Wildlife Biologist

Brian E. Dickerson, Wildlife Biologist
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Brian E. Dickerson, Wildlife Biologist

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  • M.S., Texas State University 
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A wildlife biologist studies wild animals in their habitats.  A wildlife biologist applies this knowledge to maintain populations of wild animals for future generations. 

Dr. Deborah Finch, Research Wildlife Biologist


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  • Ph.D., University of Wyoming - Laramie
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A wildlife biologist studies living organisms such as birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians and their habitats, their life history, population changes, and movement patterns.


Dr. Becky Flitcroft, Ichthyologist

Dr, Becky Flitcroft, Ichthyologist
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Dr, Becky Flitcroft, Ichthyologist

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  • Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • An ichthyologist studies fishes.  The word ichthyologist comes from the Greek words "ikthus" which means fish and "logos" which means study.

 


Dr. Paulette Ford, Research Ecologist


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  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • An ecologist studies the relationships between living organisms and their environment.


Dr. Joe Ganey, Research Wildlife Biologist


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  • Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A wildlife biologist studies terrestrial wildlife species (mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians) and the habitats they occupy to better understand their biology and habitat relationships.


Dr. William Gould, Ecologist


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  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • An ecologist studies the relationships between living organisms and the environments they live in.


Dr. Wendell Haag, Aquatic Ecologist


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  • Ph.D., University of Mississippi
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • As an aquatic ecologist I study animals that live in rivers and lakes and how they interact with each other and their habitats.


Dr. Paul Hamel, Wildlife Biologist, Ornithologist


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  • Ph.D., Clemson University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A wildlife biologist is a person who studies how to manage animal populations in nature.  An ornithologist studies birds.


Dr. Eileen H. Helmer, Ecologist


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  • Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Ecologists help study the relationships among organisms and between organisms and their environment.


Ms. Serra J. Hoagland, Biological Scientist


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  • Ph.D., (student) Northern Arizona University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Biological scientists study many different types of organisms from endangered birds to large predators.  We study wildlife populations and their habitat to help conserve them for future generations!


Dr. Dan Isaak, Fisheries Biologist

Dan Isaak, Fisheries Biologist
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Dan Isaak, Fisheries Biologist

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  • Ph.D., University of Wyoming
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • As a fisheries biologist, I study fish and how different features of their habitat affect their distributions and populations.  Once we have learned enough about a fish species, we create resources that make it easier for people to protect them. 

Dr. John Kilgo, Wildlife Biologist


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  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A wildlife biologist studies wildlife populations, communities, and their habitats.


Dr. Dave King, Research Wildlife Biologist

Dave King, Research Wildlife Biologist
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Dave King, Research Wildlife Biologist

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  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Wildlife biologists study animals and how animals interact with their environment.  My research is directed at what resources bird and other wildlife populations need to continue into the future.

Dr. Susannah Lerman, Research Ecologist

Susannah Lerman, Research Ecologist
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Susannah Lerman, Research Ecologist

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  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetss
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • As an urban wildlife ecologist, I study how animals in cities interact with their habitat and how people interact with their local wildlife. 

Dr. Damon B. Lesmeister, Research Wildlife Biologist

Damon B. Lesmeister, Research Wildlife Biologist
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Damon B. Lesmeister, Research Wildlife Biologist

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  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • As a wildlife biologist, I study the functions and interactions between small predators and their prey in forest ecosystems. 

Dr. Christina Liang, Ecologist


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  • Ph.D., University of California-Davis
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • An ecologist studies the interactions between living things and their environment.  The environment includes the physical environment such as climate, water, and soil as well as biological environment such as other living things.


Dr. Susan Loeb, Conservation Biologist

Dr. Susan Loeb, Conservation Biologist
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Dr. Susan Loeb, Conservation Biologist

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  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Conservation ecology is the study of plants and animals in their natural and human-impacted environments to determine what they need to maintain healthy populations.

Dr. Jonathan Long, Ecologist


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  • Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • I seek to understand how different parts of an ecosystem, such as plants, rocks, water, and human uses, interact and change.  My research strives to help people take care of their environment, especially after damaging events.


Dr. Roy Lopez, Wildlife Biologist


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  • Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A wildlife biologist studies wild animals and their habitat.


Dr. Rich MacKenzie, Aquatic Ecologist


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  • University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • An aquatic ecologist studies plants and animals that live in streams, lakes, and wetlands.  We try to understand the roles these organisms play in aquatic ecosystems and how stressors such as land use change, climate change, and exotic species influence those roles.

 


Dr. Karl Malcolm, Wildlife Ecologist


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  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A wildlife ecologist studies the relationships and interactions among wildlife, their habitats, landscapes, ecosystems, and people.


Dr. Bruce G. Marcot, Research Wildlife Ecologist


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  • Ph.D., Oregon State University Corvallis OR
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • I study the reasons why plant and animal species are rare, why some are at risk, and how threatened or endangered species and ecosystem functions can be conserved and restored.


Dr. Kathleen Matthews, Aquatic/Fish Ecologist

Dr. Kathleen Matthews, Aquatic/Fish Ecologist
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Dr. Kathleen Matthews, Aquatic/Fish Ecologist

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  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • I am an aquatic ecologist researching native fish and amphibians in high elevation ecosystems.  I work primarily in the Sierra Nevada of California.

 


Dr. Steve Matthews, Wildlife Landscape Ecologist


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  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A landscape ecologist studies how different land uses influence and shape ecological communities.  I am particularly interested in how birds and forests respond to a changing environment.


Dr. Kevin McKelvey, Ecologist


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  • University of Florida
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Ecology is the study of interactions between organisms and their environment.  I primarily study animals.


Dr. Katie Moriarty, Research Wildlife Biologist

Dr. Katie Moriarty, Research Wildlife Biologist
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Dr. Katie Moriarty, Research Wildlife Biologist

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  • Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A wildlife biologist studies living organisms such as birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.  Wildlife biologists also study habitats, life histories, population changes, and movement.

Dr. Dede Olson, Research Ecologist


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  • Oregon State University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • I study potential threats to animal populations, especially amphibians and reptiles, including disease and habitat alteration from forest management.  I also study general ecology such as species distributions, habitat associations, movements, and breeding. 


Ms. Yvette Ortega, Ecologist


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  • University of California, Berkeley
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • An ecologist studies how plants, animals, and nature's forces interact.


Dr. Brooke Penaluna, Research Fish Biologist

Dr. Brooke Penaluna, Research Fish Biologist
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Dr. Brooke Penaluna, Research Fish Biologist

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  • Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A fish biologist studies fishes and the habitats they occupy to better understand the relationships between fish biology and habitat.


Dr. Roger W. Perry, Wildlife Biologist


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  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A wildlife biologist studies wild animals, their populations, and their habitats.


Cathy Raley, Wildlife Biologist

Cathy Raley, Wildlife Biologist
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Cathy Raley, Wildlife Biologist

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  • M.S., University of Wyoming 
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • As a wildlife biologist, I study birds and mammals in forest ecosystems.  I study these animals to understand how they interact with their environment, as well as what these animals need to survive. 

Dr. Marty Raphael, Wildlife Ecologist


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  • Ph.D., UC Berkeley
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • I study populations of wildlife and the types of habitat they use to better understand how to conserve species that are at risk.


Dr. Jenny Rechel, Wildlife Biologist / Geographer

Dr. Jenny Rechel, Wildlife Biologist / Geographer
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Dr. Jenny Rechel, Wildlife Biologist / Geographer

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  • Ph.D., University of California
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • As a wildlife biologist and geographer, I focus on studying the effects of disturbance (fire, post-fire erosion, and drought) on bird populations and habitats in the National Forests in southern California.


Janice Reid, Wildlife Biologist

Janice Reid, Wildlife Biologist
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Janice Reid, Wildlife Biologist

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  • B.S., University of California, Berkeley
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A wildlife biologist studies animal populations and the habitats with which animals associate.

Dr. E. Ashley Steel, Quantitative Ecologist


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  • Ph.D., University of Washington-Seattle
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A quantitative ecologist uses mathematical skills and ideas to better understand forests, rivers, oceans, fish, wildlife, climate, and more.


Dr. John R. Squires, Research Wildlife Biologist


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  • Ph.D., University of Wyoming
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A wildlife biologist studies how ecological and human-caused factors affect wildlife management and conservation, usually in natural habitats.


Dr. Frank R. Thompson III, Wildlife Biologist


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  • Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A wildlife biologist studies wild animals and their habitats to provide the knowledge needed to conserve or manage wildlife species.


Dr. Mel Warren, Fisheries / Aquatic Ecologist

Dr. Mel Warren, Fisheries / Aquatic Ecologist
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Dr. Mel Warren, Fisheries / Aquatic Ecologist

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  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • As a fisheries and aquatic ecologist, I study fishes and freshwater mussels in their natural habitats to learn about their life cycles, needs for survival, roles in the ecosystem, and how we can conserve them. 

Ted Weller, Ecologist

Ted Weller, Ecologist
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Ted Weller, Ecologist

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  • M.S., Humboldt State University 
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • An ecologist studies the interaction between animals, their environment, and the weather.  In my work, I study how those interactions change among seasons. 

 


Dr. Joseph Wunderle, Wildlife Ecologist, Conservation Biologist


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  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • We study wildlife populations and their relationships with their physical and living environment to identify what might cause populations to increase or decrease.  We apply these research findings to help endangered species' populations to increase.


Mariko Yamasaki, Research Wildlife Biologist


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  • M.S., University of Michigan
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Research wildlife biologists study vertebrates and habitats they occupy to better understand how to ensure their continued presence in an ever-changing world.