Andrew R. Blaustein

Statement of Philosophy

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Professor, Department of Integrative Biology

Ph.D., Univ. California at Santa Barbara

Phone: 541-737-5356
Fax: 541-737-0501
Address: Dept. Integrative Biology, 3029 Cordley Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2914

My research and teaching reflect my interests in Ecology, Conservation Biology, Behavior and Environmental Science.


I have taught a wide variety of courses at OSU. My current teaching includes courses in Animal Behavior (Z 350/ BI 350), taught from physiological, sociobiological and evolutionary perspectives, two graduate courses in Environmental Science (ENSC 515 & 520) where current issues in Environmental Science are critically examined and a portion of General Biology (BI 211) concerning animal diversity.


Professional Activities:

I am on the editorial board for Conservation Biology and I serve as Assigning Editor for that journal. I am on the Board of Directors for the Amphibian Conservation Alliance (Washington, DC).  I am a member of the Species Survival Commission of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and Co-Chair of its Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force (DAPTF) Pacific Northwest Section.  I am a science advisor to Earth and Sky Radio. I am also a member of numerous professional societies including the Ecological Society of America, The Society for Conservation Biology and the Animal Behavior Society. I am an AAAS Fellow, a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and a Fellow of the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program of the Ecological Society of America.