Ivan Arismendi

Associate Professor of Freshwater Ecology and Conservation

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Research Interests:

Large wood in streams links terrestrial and aquatic systems; Food web structure from 40 year old streams at Mt. Saint Helens; Parasite ecology in streams: implications for humans & dogs; Ectoparasites on Oregon fishes; stream ecology, limnology, hydrology, forestry, and watershed-level processes, consequences of climate change on freshwater ecosystems, biological invasions in freshwaters, and terrestrial-aquatic food webs

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Serkan Ates

Associate Professor of Animal and Rangeland Sciences

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Research Interests:

Sustainable forage/livestock systems; Pastures for pollinators (Involves dual use of pastures for pollinators and livestock); Forage NV analyses, Forage-pollinator interactions;  Agrivoltaics (Grazing under solar panels); Methane emissions from dairy cows (SF6 methane emission analyses); Grazing management of diverse pastures

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Massimo Bionaz

Associate Professor of Dairy Nutrigenomics

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Research Interests:

Nutrigenomics; Milk & Human health; Dairy management & welfare; Hemp use with livestock; Use of chicory and selenium supplementation in sheep to improve health and resistance to mastitis; In vivo nutrigenomics of fatty acid mixture in dairy cows; Effect of health and cannabinoids residuals in dairy cows fed with spent hemp biomass

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Taylor Chapple

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests:

Foraging ecology and ecosystem impact of sharks; Potential effects of EMF from energy development on movement and distribution

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Tim Delbridge

Assistant Professor of Applied Economics

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Research Interests:

Economic feasibility of robotic harvesters • Analysis of manual harvest efficiency • Organic adoption dynamics • Analyzing crop insurance programs

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Lisa Ellsworth

Associate Professor of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences

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Research Interests:

Impacts of fire on sagebrush dominated ecosystems; Fire behavior and modeling; Wildlife habitat ecology; Restoration ecology; Interacting disturbances (livestock grazing, fire, salvage logging, invasive species); Science communication

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Jennifer Field

Professor of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

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Research Interests:

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS); Chemical discovery; Fate & transport; Human exposure; Firefighting (AFFF); Fingerprinting sources (forensics); Weapons: thermal degradation

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Amy Garrett

Associate Professor of Horticulture

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Research Interests:

Coordinate variety trial(s) with Dry Farming Collaborative (DFC); Participatory Climate Adaptation Research;  Dry Farming in maritime PNW

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David Hannaway

Professor of Crop and Soil Science

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Research Interests:

Data curation; Web segment design and implementation; Greenhouse work. Products: Forage identification learning tool with phone, web, field, and greenhouse components; Oregon Forages web segment; GIS-based suitability maps for forage selection; Plant species response functions and models. • Learn about: Physiological ecology, GIS mapping, World climate/soils,  Agro-eco modeling, Animal-plant-human diet linkages

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Paul Hughes

Assistant Professor of Food Science and Technology

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Research Interests:

Adding value to agricultural by-products by fermentation and subsequent processing; Innovating flavor delivery from botanicals; Impact of copper on neutral spirit distillates; Novel sensory methodologies for evaluation of work in progress and final product quality; Rapid extraction of wood flavors for spirit augmentation

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Siva K. Kolluri

Professor of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

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Research Interests:

How do certain chemicals act and investigate their mechanism of action Why do ‘normal’ cells lose their normalcy and become abnormal How to make abnormal cells normal again How to stop the growth of cancer cells or selectively kill them Understand how certain proteins protect cancer cells and find means to eliminate them

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Michelle Kutzler

Professor of Animal and Rangeland Sciences

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Research Interests:

Work with sheep, cattle, horses, and dogs • Cell culture with canine cancer cell lines • Sperm counts, sperm morphologies, and other sperm testing • Radioactive & non-radioactive hormone testing • Role of luteinizing hormone in the longterm health problems following spaying and neutering in dogs • Improving fertility in livestock • Alternative methods for sterilizing horses

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Jung Y Kwon

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests:

Characterization of biomedical functions of natural molecules derived from marine organisms and application for chronic disease prevention;  Regulation of lipid metabolism & gut microbiome in obesity;  Redox & inflammatory signaling pathway; Bioactive peptides, phytochemicals

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Fiona Tomas Nash

Fisheries and Wildlife

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Research Interests:

Patterns and drivers of eelgrass wasting disease (EWD) in OR; Evaluating eelgrass natural recovery potential from seed banks in South Slough and lower Coos Bay, OR

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Mike Penner

Associate Professor of Food Science and Technology

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Research Interests:

Hydration Properties of Foods: Technologies (Drying,  Rehydration); Underlying Science (Surface Chemistry, Porosity, Intermolecular Interactions); Implications (Food Security, Sustainability)

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Salini Sasidharan

Assistant Professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering

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Research Interests:

Development pre- and post treatment systems • Groundwater modeling for drywell-MAR • Comparison of various MAR techniques • Alternative water for groundwater recharge • Use of geophysical tool for site characterization

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Timothy Warren

Assistant Professor of Horticulture

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Research Interests:

Long-distance dispersal in Drosophila

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