Beyond the Corvallis - Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Fisheries & Wildlife Department:
Beyond the Corvallis Campus
Research Centers With Active FWL
Faculty Research
Coastal Oregon Marine
Experimental Station –
Hermiston Agricultural
Research and Extension
Center – Hermiston*
Hatfield Marine Science
Center – Newport*
Eastern Oregon Agricultural
Research Center – Union*
Oregon Hatchery
Research Center – Alsea*
Starkey Experimental Forest
– USDA Forest Service
H.J. Andrews
Experimental Forest
Fish Performance and
Genetics Lab (Smith Farm)Corvallis
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center –
John L. Fryer Salmon
Disease Lab (Microbiology) Corvallis
Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC)
HMSC is a leading marine laboratory distinguished by its collaborative research partnerships. Originally established as a
marine laboratory for Oregon State University, HMSC currently hosts collaborative research and education programs from
seven OSU colleges and six state and federal agencies on HMSC’s 49-acre campus.
As OSU’s coastal campus and a base for oceanographic research, HMSC excels in student
research opportunities and experiential instruction. We host a thriving summer internship
programs and offer a diversity of academic programs for students from community college
through post-doc. Managed by Oregon Sea Grant, HMSC's Visitor Center is a key site for public
and K-12 education, and serves as a social laboratory for OSU’s Free-Choice Learning Lab.
HMSC is a resource for Visiting Scientists and Marine Science Students, combining expertise,
location and infrastructure, including a world-class seawater system, experimental wet labs,
and OSU’s Guin Library.
Director: Dr. Bob Cowen
Academic Program Manager: Itchung Cheung
Fisheries & Wildlife Fall Program
The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife offers a variety of courses relating to coastal ecology and the management of natural
resources. Our program is designed to provide a diverse array of hands-on educational experiences as well as traditional
classroom instruction.
The Fall program includes a field-oriented course in Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (CERM) FW 426/526. This fivecredit course is taught by a team of faculty and agency scientists and is based at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, on the
coast in Newport, Oregon. The class consists of a one-week intensive field lab and lecture series, followed by weekly
seminars, discussions, and field trips for the term. Students learn basic biological, chemical, and physical processes of coastal
habitats, and some of the issues associated with human use of coastal resources. The course is open to advanced
undergraduates and graduate students from any department but is of particular interest to those majoring in Fisheries and
Wildlife, Biology, Zoology, Environmental Science, or Natural Resources.
Oregon Hatchery Research Center
Research on fish recovery and hatchery programs, including differences between wild and
hatchery fish, in order to better manage those differences
• 4 artificial stream channels to simulate stream
conditions equipped with motion sensitive
• 4 concrete raceways
• Tank farm (44 fiberglass tanks)
• Analytical lab
• Complete wet lab (heated/chilled, filtered UVtreated water
• Interpretive center, A/V equipped class &
conference rooms, 24 dorm style living quarters
• Fish-rearing facilities
• Education and research buildings with lab
Dr. David Noakes
Nash Hall Room 120
H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest
Cooperatively administered by USFS, OSU and Willamette NF to support research on
forests, streams, and watersheds and foster collaboration among ecosystem science,
education, natural resource management, and the humanities
• 16000 acre ecological research site (ranging in elevation from 410-1630 m; old-growth Cedar
and Hemlock and Douglas Fir forests; steep terrain with fast flowing cold water streams)
• Charter member of NSF’s LTER program
• Lodging (apartments with fully equipped kitchens), conference hall, classrooms, bench space,
offices/disks and cafeteria (first come first serve basis)
Fish Performance and Genetics Lab (Smith Farm)
• Chilled/heated pathogen free well
• Fish rearing from eggs to adult
• 5 12’, 120 3’, 20 2’, and bank of 48 1’
diameter tanks
• Dissection scopes, centrifuges
• Behavioral room with experimental
arenas, equipped with PIT-tag arrays
and cameras
Dr. Carl Schreck
Unit Leader Fish, USGS OR
Cooperative Fish and Wildlife
Research Unit
Nash Hall Room 170
John L. Fryer Salmon Disease Laboratory
A regional fish disease facility dedicated to study of organisms infectious for
salmonids and other species of freshwater fish and amphibians
Dr. Jerri Bartholomew (cross appointed)
Nash Hall Room ###
• 49 tanks (3-12’ diameter) for stock fish and
• Flexible design experimental area: currently 128
100 L tanks, 120 25 L tanks, and 18 30 G aquaria
for zebrafish research
• Temperature controlled and programmed water
delivery systems
• Isolation/quarantine lab: > 300’ of climate
controlled space for experimental studies
• Necropsy room
• Multi-use lab space (microscopes, centrifuges,
incubators and other basic lab supplies)
• Conference room and library
Oak Creek Laboratory (Robinson Lab)
• 4 miles west of campus at
entrance to MacDonald-Dunn
Forest (off NW Oak Creek Dr.)
• Formerly lab space for aquatic
ecology and toxicology
• Office space (typically for
Robinson lab members)
• Conference room, Kitchen,
• Quiet office space for writing or if
you are a doctorate student check
out research study rooms at the
Valley library:
Dr. Douglas Robinson
Nash Hall Room 036
Oak Creek Lab
Port Orford Field Station
Field Station with lab, classroom, office space, and lodging. Located south of Cape Blanco,
overlooking Battle Rock Beach, in an ocean aware, fishing dependent community.
Focus on marine fisheries research, with potential for fresh water and forestry research.
• Dry lab with three workstations
• Wet lab with SCUBA fill station
• Office with Wi-Fi
• Classroom – capacity: 40, ocean view
• Lodging – two rooms, two baths, laundry
• Kitchen – equipped, shared
On Campus: Dan Edge -
In Port Orford: Tom Calvanese –
Starkey Experimental Forest and Range
A joint ODFW and US Forest Service run research project investigating key questions about
elk, timber, cattle, deer, recreation uses and nutrient flows on National Forests
Residence compound
Telemetry computer center
Animal handling facilities
Hay barn, pens, shops, and laboratory
Large-scale experimental exclosures
for research on big-game, vegetation,
and nutrient flow
Primary…USFS: Mike Wisdom
Secondary…ODFW: Bruce Johnson

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