OSU's Water and Watersheds Faculty

OSU has a diverse faculty with expertise in water and watersheds research. Use the drop down lists below to view faculty by theme area or department/unit. You can also search faculty expertise by keyword.

Name Department/Unit Expertise Theme Area
Adams, Richard OSU Applied Economics

natural resource and water economics

Water Policy and Management
Adams, Paul OSU Forest Engineering, Resources and Management

extension, forest soils, watershed management

serves on WRPM graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Outreach, Water Science
Anderson, Kim OSU Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

Director, Food Safety and Environmental Stewardship

Water Science
Aylward, Bruce OSU Institute for Water and Watersheds

international energy and resources, water markets

serves on WRPM graduate committees
Water Policy and Management
Bachelet, Dominique OSU Biological and Ecological Engineering

ecosystems analysis and simulation

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Baham, John OSU Crop and Soil Science

soil geochemistry

Water Science
Barth, Jack OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

coastal ocean dynamics

Water Science
Behrenfeld, Michael OSU Botany and Plant Pathology

biogeochemical cycles, remote sensing of the biosphere

Water Science
Bladon, Kevin OSU Forest Engineering, Resources and Management

forest hydrology and watershed management

Water Science
Blaustein, Andrew OSU Zoology

Director, Environmental Sciences Graduate Program, amphibians

Water Science
Bolte, John OSU Biological and Ecological Engineering

decision support, artificial intelligence, watershed analysis

serves on WRE graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Engineering, Water Science
Bond, Barbara OSU Forest Ecosystems and Society

physiological processes, especially water and carbon relations, at whole tree and forest ecosystem scales

Water Science
Borman, Michael OSU Rangeland Ecology and Management

riparian and grazing management

Water Outreach, Water Science
Bottomley, Peter OSU Crop and Soil Science, OSU Microbiology

soil microbiology

Water Science
Brooks, Renee OSU Forest Ecosystems and Society, courtesy faculty from USEPA Western Ecology Division

forest canopy physiology, stable isotope ecology

Water Science
Buckhouse, John OSU Rangeland Ecology and Management

watershed research on Oregon rangelands

Water Outreach, Water Science
Burris, Frank OSU Extension Sea Grant

extension, watershed and wetlands management

Water Outreach
Campana, Michael OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

hydrogeology, groundwater policy

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Policy and Management, Water Science
Cassidy, James OSU Crop and Soil Science

soil physics, organic agriculture

Water Science
Chan, Sam OSU Extension Sea Grant

extension, watershed restoration, invasive species

Water Outreach, Water Science
Clark, Peter OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

glacial geology, paleoclimatology

Water Science
Corcoran, Patrick OSU Extension Sea Grant

Coordinator, Coastal Storms Initiative, extension,

Water Outreach, Water Policy and Management
Cox, Daniel OSU Civil and Construction Engineering

Director, Hinsdale Wave Research Lab, coastal processes

Water Engineering
Cramer, Lori OSU Sociology

social impact assessment, rural sociology

Water Policy and Management
Cuenca, Richard OSU Biological and Ecological Engineering

irrigation system optimization, soil water analysis

serves on WRE graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Engineering, Water Science
Daly, Chris OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Director, PRISM Group, geospatial climatology

Water Science
Diebel, Penelope OSU Agriculture Program at Eastern Oregon University, OSU Applied Economics

policy, water use/quality, teaching/advising

serves on WRPM graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Policy and Management
Doermann, Julia OSU Institute for Water and Watersheds

policy, mediation, conflict resolution

serves on WRPM graduate committees
Water Policy and Management
Dolan, Mark OSU Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering

aerobic/anaerobic microbial transformation

Water Engineering
Dragila, Maria OSU Crop and Soil Science

soil physics, unsaturated flow

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Dreher, Theo OSU Microbiology

molecular plant virology; freshwater cyanobacteria

Water Science
Duncan, Sally OSU Sociology

social acceptance of resource management; Director, Oregon Policy Analysis Laboratory

Water Policy and Management
Egna, Hillary OSU

Director, Aquaculture and Fisheries Program, aquaculture, aquatic resources management, international development, poverty policy, food security

Water Policy and Management
Ely, Roger OSU Biological and Ecological Engineering

environmental biotechnology, sustainable systems engineering, bioprocess engineering

serves on WRE graduate committees
Water Engineering
English, Marshall OSU Biological and Ecological Engineering

irrigation optimization

serves on WRE graduate committees
Water Engineering
Falkner, Kelly OSU Oceanography

inorganic elemental and isotopic geochemistry

Water Science
Field, Jennifer OSU Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

fate and transport of organic chemicals

Water Science
Field, Katharine OSU Microbiology

water quality problems microbial contamination, geographic distribution of fecal bacteria, fate of microbiological contaminants in water

Water Science
Gaines, Lisa Institute for Natural Resources

environmental policy, international waters

serves on WRPM graduate committees
Water Policy and Management
Gamroth, Michael OSU Animal Sciences

dairy management, extension, groundwater protection

Water Outreach
Giannico, Guillermo OSU Fisheries and Wildlife

fish ecology and behavior, extension, outreach

Water Outreach, Water Science
Giovannoni, Stephen OSU Microbiology

organisms in oceans and oceanic lithosphere

Water Science
Godwin, Derek OSU Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering

extension watershed management, hydrology, low impact development practices, stream processes, water quality

Water Outreach
Goni, Miguel OSU Oceanography

biogeochemical cycles

Water Science
Gopinath, Munisamy OSU Applied Economics

effect of productivity growth on economic growth, international trade, and investment

Water Policy and Management
Gosnell, Hannah OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

integrated land and water resource management

serves on WRPM graduate committees
Water Policy and Management
Grant, Gordon OSU Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, courtesy faculty from USDA Forest Service

structure and dynamics of mountain streams

serves on WRE graduate committees, serves on WRPM graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Gregg, Jillian OSU Forest Ecosystems and Society, courtesy faculty from EPA

plant physiological ecology, anthropogenic environmental stressors

Water Science
Gregory, Stanley OSU Fisheries and Wildlife

stream ecosystems: channel dynamics, woody debris, water chemistry, benthic algae, invertebrates, fish, salamanders, riparian vegetation

Water Science
Guenther, Ronald OSU Mathematics

porous medium flow, biodegradation

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Haggerty, Roy OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

hydrogeology, hydrology

serves on WRE graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Harding, Anna OSU Public Health

environmental health  including water quality, community involvement

Water Outreach, Water Policy and Management
Harte, Michael OSU Oceanography

Director, Marine Resources Management Program; fisheries policy management, sustainable management of marine resources

serves on WRPM graduate committees
Water Outreach, Water Policy and Management
Hayes, Patrick OSU Crop and Soil Science

barley breeding and products

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Heggen, Richard OSU Institute for Water and Watersheds

hydraulic engineering, water resources

Water Engineering
Heikkila, Paul OSU Fisheries and Wildlife

extension - watershed restoration, commercial fisheries

Water Outreach
Hibbs, David OSU Forest Ecosystems and Society

silviculture, forest ecology

Water Science
Higgins, Chad OSU Biological and Ecological Engineering

Environmental Fluid Mechanics,
Measurement and modelling of fluxes through the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum,
Development of novel measurement techniques for atmospheric fluxes.

Water Engineering
Holman, Robert OSU Oceanography

near shore processes, remote sensing

Water Science
Huber, Wayne OSU Civil and Construction Engineering

urban hydrology and stormwater management

Water Engineering
Huddleston, J. Herbert OSU Crop and Soil Science

soil science, mapping and survey

Water Science
Huntington, Geoffrey OSU Forest Engineering, Resources and Management

law, Endangered Species and Clean Water Acts

Water Policy and Management
Ice, George OSU Institute for Water and Watersheds

forest practices, aquatic habitat

Water Science
Istok, Jonathan OSU Civil and Construction Engineering

groundwater engineering, contaminants

serves on WRE graduate committees
Water Engineering
Jaeger, William OSU Applied Economics

Extension agriculture and resource policy, water and land use

serves on WRPM graduate committees
Water Outreach, Water Policy and Management
Jarvis, W. Todd OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, OSU Institute for Water and Watersheds

groundwater policy, conflict resolution

serves on WRPM graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Policy and Management
Johnson, Sherri OSU Fisheries and Wildlife, courtesy faculty from US Forest Service

landscape influences on streams, stream-forest interactions abiotic factors (hydrology, temperature, geomorphology), stream biota, stream ecosystem functions

serves on WRE graduate committees, serves on WRPM graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Jones, Julia OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

spatio-temporal statistics, forest hydrology, landscape ecology, surface processes, biogeography

serves on WRE graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Kentula, Mary OSU Botany and Plant Pathology, courtesy faculty from EPA

wetland ecology, restoration ecology

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Kerkvliet, Joe OSU Economics

natural resources and environment economics

Water Policy and Management
Kleber, Markus OSU Crop and Soil Science

mineral surface properties, organic matter properties, bonding mechanisms, adsorption processes, mineral-microbial interactions and organic matter turnover dynamics

Water Science
Kleibacker, Megan OSU Extension Sea Grant

Extension; watershed education

Water Outreach
Krueger, William OSU Rangeland Ecology and Management

riparian ecology

Water Science
Lach, Denise OSU Sociology

environmental natural resource sociology, applied sociology, water conflict and dispute resolution, organizational sociology

serves on WRPM graduate committees
Water Policy and Management
Lackey, Robert OSU Fisheries and Wildlife

salmon restoration

serves on WRPM graduate committees
Water Policy and Management
Lajtha, Kate OSU Crop and Soil Science

Director, Environmental Studies Undergraduate Program, biogeochemistry

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Lancaster, Stephen OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

landscape analysis, geomorphology

Water Science
Law, Bev OSU Forest Ecosystems and Society

glaobal change, carbon dynamics

Water Science
Leibowitz, Scott OSU, courtesy faculty from EPA

landscape ecology, wetland ecology

Water Science
Leon, Arturo OSU Civil and Construction Engineering

Transient flows, Real-time control of complex hydraulic systems, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Flood control and physical modeling of hydraulic structures

Water Engineering
Lytle, David OSU Zoology

aquatic organisms and disturbance regimes

Water Science
Mahrt, Larry OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

micrometeorology, boundary-layer meteorology

Water Science
Markle, Doug OSU Fisheries and Wildlife

fisheries, Klamath Basin, Pleistocene zoogeography

Water Science
Mata-Gonzalez, Ricardo OSU Rangeland Ecology and Management

groundwater and vegetation relationships in arid environments

Water Science
McDonnell, Jeffrey OSU Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, courtesy faculty from University of Saskatchewan

hillslope hydrology and isotopes as tracers

serves on WRE graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Engineering, Water Science
McKane, Bob OSU Forest Ecosystems and Society, courtesy faculty from EPA Water Science
Meinzer, Frederick OSU Forest Ecosystems and Society, courtesy faculty from USFS

plant physiology, physiological plant ecology, stress physiology, plant-water relations, photosynthetic gas exchange, stomatal physiology, stable isotopes in ecological research, micrometeorology

Water Science
Miller, Terry OSU

Extension - pesticide toxicology and regulations

Water Outreach
Milligan, Allen OSU Zoology

microalgae, bacteria and corals

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Murphy, Lea OSU Mathematics

applied mathematics

Water Science
Myrold, David OSU Crop and Soil Science

soil microbiology, forest soils

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Nason, Jeffrey OSU Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering

water, wastewater treatment

serves on WRE graduate committees
Water Engineering
Neilson, Ronald OSU Botany and Plant Pathology

MAPSS Ecosystem Modeling. Retired.

Water Science
Nolin, Anne OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

remote sensing, snow hydrology

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Noller, Jay OSU Crop and Soil Science

landscape pedology

Water Science
Olson, Deanna OSU Zoology, courtesy faculty from USDA Forest Service

research ecology

Water Science
Perakis, Steven OSU Forest Ecosystems and Society, courtesy faculty from USGS

terrestrial ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, nutrient cycling, watershed studies, stable isotopes

Water Science
Perry, Gregory OSU Applied Economics

social capital and land transactions

Water Policy and Management
Peszynska, Malgorzata OSU Mathematics

modeling, flow and transport in porous media

serves on WRE graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Plantinga, Andrew OSU Applied Economics, courtesy faculty from UC - Santa Barbara

environment/resource economics, land use, climate

Water Policy and Management
Pyles, Marvin OSU Forest Engineering, Resources and Management

engineering properties of soils, road drainage

serves on WRE graduate committees, serves on WRPM graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Engineering, Water Policy and Management
Reno, Paul OSU Microbiology

etiology of disease

Water Science
Reuter, Ronald OSU

juniper management, soils

Water Science
Rorrer, Gregory OSU Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering

biochemical engineering

Water Engineering
Rossignol, Annette OSU Public Health

environmental epidemiology

Water Policy and Management
Santelmann, Mary OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Director, Water Resources Graduate Program; wetlands ecology

serves on WRPM graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Segura, Catalina OSU Forest Engineering, Resources and Management serves on WRE graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees Water Engineering, Water Science
Selker, John OSU Biological and Ecological Engineering

vadose zone hydrology and modeling

serves on WRE graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Semprini, Lewis OSU Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering

groundwater remediation

Water Engineering
Shaman, Jeff OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, the hydrologic cycle, medical entomology, mosquito ecology, infectious disease

Water Science
Shelby, Bo OSU Forest Ecosystems and Society

sociology of natural resources, recreation

Water Policy and Management
Shock, Clinton OSU Crop and Soil Science

Director, Malheur Experiment Station, drip irrigation, watershed stewardship

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Outreach
Showalter, Ralph OSU Mathematics

flow in heterogeneous media

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Skaugset, Arne OSU Forest Engineering, Resources and Management

forest roads, headwater watersheds management

serves on WRE graduate committees
Water Policy and Management
Smith, Courtland OSU Anthropology

environmental anthropology

serves on WRPM graduate committees
Sollitt, Charles OSU Civil and Construction Engineering

wave-structure-foundation interaction

Water Engineering
Steel, Brent OSU Political Science

Director, Master of Public Policy Program

serves on WRPM graduate committees
Water Policy and Management
Stringham, Tamzen OSU Rangeland Ecology and Management

riparian and range ecology, restoration

Water Policy and Management
Surfleet, Chris OSU Forest Engineering, Resources and Management

hydrologic assessment of industrial forest management

Water Policy and Management
Swanson, Frederick OSU Forest Ecosystems and Society, courtesy faculty from USFS

USFS, geomorphology,ecosystem disturbance

Water Science
Taylor, Stephen OSU

geomorphology

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Thomann, Enrique OSU Mathematics

Modeling flow and dispersion in heterogeneous media

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Tilt, Bryan OSU Anthropology

environmental anthropology

serves on WRPM graduate committees
Water Policy and Management
Trehu, Anne OSU

marine geology, geophysics

Water Science
Tufillaro, Nick OSU Oceanography

biological oceanography

Water Science
Tullos, Desiree OSU Biological and Ecological Engineering

ecohydraulics, river morphology and restoration

serves on WRE graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Engineering, Water Science
Unsworth, Michael OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

vegetation-atmosphere interactions

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Vache, Kellie OSU Biological and Ecological Engineering

watershed hydrology and modeling, alternative futures, GIS

Water Engineering
Waymire, Edward OSU Mathematics

various types of flow and dispersion

Westall, John OSU Chemistry

surface and solution chemistry in the environment

Water Science
Wheeler, Patricia OSU Oceanography

phytoplankton physiology and ecology

Water Science
Wigington, Jim OSU Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, courtesy faculty from EPA

streams and buffers, watershed classification

serves on WRE graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science
Wildenschild, Dorthe OSU Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering

multi-phase flow and transport

serves on WRE graduate committees, serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Engineering
Williamson, Ken OSU Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering

biological treatment of wastes

serves on WRE graduate committees
Water Engineering
Wing, Michael OSU Forest Engineering, Resources and Management

GIS, spatial analysis

Water Science
Wirth, Andrea OSU Valley Library

Librarian, Geosciences and Environmental Sciences

Water Outreach
Wolf, Aaron OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

water resources policy, conflict resolution

serves on WRPM graduate committees
Water Policy and Management
Wood, Brian OSU Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering

modeling porous media, groundwater

serves on WRE graduate committees
Water Engineering
Wu, JunJie OSU Applied Economics

agricultural production and water quality

serves on WRPM graduate committees
Water Policy and Management
Yeakley, Alan OSU

ecosystem management, urban ecology

serves on WRS graduate committees
Water Science