Current Position

Unit Leader-Wildlife, U.S. Geological Survey-Oregon Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Oregon State University
104 Nash Hall, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3803



B.A., Biology, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio (1974)

M.S., Wildlife Management, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska (1978)
Thesis: Behavioral Patterns of Barren-ground Caribou of the Central Arctic Herd adjacent to the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline.

Ph.D., Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1986)
Dissertation: Diet and Reproduction in High-latitude, Plankton-feeding Seabirds.

Professional Positions/Affiliations

Lead Technical Advisor, Interagency Caspian Tern Working Group (1998-2013)
Chair, Pacific Seabird Group (2004-2006)
Lead Technical Advisor, Interagency Cormorant Working Group (2009-2013)
Technical Advisor, Interagency Inland Avian Predation Working Group (2010-present)
Invited International Technical Advisor, Chinese Crested Tern Restoration Project (2010-present)

Other Memberships

American Ornithologists’ Union (Elected Member, 1994)
Pacific Seabird Group (Life Member)
The Wildlife Society (Certified Wildlife Biologist, 1991)
The Waterbird Society
Cooper Ornithological Society
Society for Conservation Biology

Awards and Honors

2001, 2005 – STAR Award, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division
2003 – Scientific Excellence Award, USGS Cooperative Research Units
2008 – Elected Fellow, American Ornithologists’ Union
2011 – David B. Marshall Award, Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society
2012 – F.E. Price/Agricultural Research Foundation Award for Excellence in Research, College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University
2014 – Safety and Occupational Health Award of Excellence, U.S. Geological Survey
2017 – Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award, American Ornithological Society

Current Classes Taught

FW 542 “Physiological Ecology of Wildlife,” Oregon State University, Winter terms, odd- numbered years.
FW 563 “Conservation Biology of Wildlife,” Oregon State University, Winter terms, even- numbered years.
FW 505 “Advanced Ornithology,” Oregon State University, as needed.

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