Epps_leg400Position: Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Research Interests:

My primary research interests include the study of dispersal and connectivity, fragmented populations, metapopulation dynamics, effects of climate change, conservation genetics, wildlife disease, and wildlife management.

Office Location:

140 Nash Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Mailing Address:

Oregon State University
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
104 Nash Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

Email Address:


Courses currently taught

  • Mammal Conservation and Management – FW458/558
  • Mammalogy – FW317
  • Graduate seminars in landscape, population, and conservation genetics
  • Systematics of Mammals – FW318 (2008-2015)


University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Dec. 2004

Dissertation Committee: Dale McCullough, Jim Patton, Per Palsbøll & George Roderick

Dissertation title: “Population processes in a changing climate: extinction, dispersal, and metapopulation dynamics of desert bighorn sheep in California”

Rice University
B.A. Biology, Summa cum Laude, May 1997

Honors thesis: “Evaluation of black bear habitat in the Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas”

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