Assistant professor Dr. Jim Rivers was a featured speaker in the College of Forestry’s Stay at Home Lecture Series. In his talk “Uncovering the hidden world of a secretive seabird,” Jim shared findings from the Oregon Marbled Murrelet Project. Listen in to hear about the life cycle of this amazing bird and the challenges researchers face in tracking them down.
Jim is the principal investigator of the Forest Animal Ecology lab at Oregon State University. Members of his lab group work on a variety of organisms, including forest-nesting seabirds, woodpeckers, early-successional songbirds, and native insect pollinators, and much of the research they undertake has implications for applied management issues. If you’re interested in a career dedicated to improving our forest ecosystems, learn more about our undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
–Dr. Jim Rivers is assistant professor of wildlife ecology in the Forest Engineering, Resources & Management department. His research is centered on understanding the behavioral, physiological and ecological mechanisms that are linked to animal vital rates.