• Predators and Prey

    Predators and Prey

    We use quantitative and molecular methods to probe species interactions among carnivores and between predators and prey.

  • Community Ecology of Bears

    Community Ecology of Bears

    How do bears impact ecosystems and what do we lose when they're gone?

  • Oregon Biodiversity Genome Project

    Oregon Biodiversity Genome Project

    Constructing a genomic reference database for Oregon and developing tools to monitor biodiversity

  • Trophic Cascades and Infectious Disease

    Trophic Cascades and Infectious Disease

    We explore how foxes and carnivore community structure influence prey communities and tick-borne pathogens

  • Sustainable Salmon

    Sustainable Salmon

    Salmon are used by commercial fishers, subsistence fishers, and wildlife. How can science inform this allocation problem?

Now accepting applications for a funded PhD studentship on large mammal predator-prey ecology in Eastern Oregon! To apply, send (1) a letter of interest, (2) resume, (3) GRE scores, (4) transcripts, (5) writing sample, and (6) contact information (email and phone number) for three references 

Welcome to the Quantitative Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Environmental Genetics Lab in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. We work on ongoing basic and applied research in the Neotropics, Alaska, Oregon, and in the deciduous forests of Northeastern North America. Our research interests are very diverse, but typically address policy at the interface of human and natural systems. For example, we are interested in how anthropogenic disturbance to ecosystems influences the emergence of infectious disease, how to balance the allocation of salmon between humans and wildlife, and how to manage wildlife to meet livelihood and conservation goals in the Neotropics.

Recent Work


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Taal Levi

Associate Professor

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Jennifer Allen

Environmental Genetics Lab Manager

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Derek Spitz

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Jenny Urbina

Postdoctoral Research Associate