To search for a current CEOAS Teaching and Research Faculty member, simply type the first few letters of their last name and click the "Apply" button. For former faculty, see Emeritus Faculty. For all other CEOAS people, see Directory. Research interests in brief are listed for most faculty members.

Andrea Allan
Senior Instructor I and Program Director of the Climate Science Program
Phone: 541-737-3407

Large-scale atmospheric circulation and dynamics, present and future climatology, and global and regional climate modeling and statistical analysis

Andrew Barnard
Associate Professor (Senior Research)
Phone: 541-737-4635

Jack Barth
Executive Director of the Marine Studies Initiative (MSI) and Professor
Phone: 541-737-1607

Coastal ocean dynamics, coastal marine ecosystems, hypoxia, inner continental shelf dynamics

Tamara Baumberger
Assistant Professor (Senior Research)

 The gas chemistry of hydrothermal vents and methane seeps with a special interest into the carbon cycle and noble gas chemistry

Laurence (Larry) Becker
Professor / Director of Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program
Phone: 541-737-9504

Rural livelihoods, food security, and agricultural policy in the global South, with a focus on Africa

Lorene Yokoyama (Laurie) Becker
Senior Instructor II
Phone: 541-737-6993

Sustainability and Resilience in Land Use Planning, Conservation GIS, Public Participation GIS, and Biomimicry

Kim Bernard
Phone: 541-737-9337

Polar zooplankton ecology

Sherman Bloomer

Sherman Bloomer
AVP Budget & Resource Planning
Phone: 541-737-3877

Ed Brook

Ed Brook
Distinguished Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Phone: 541-737-8197

Paleoclimatology, geochemistry, ice core trace gas records, cosmogenic isotopes, extraterrestrial dust

Kristen Buck
Phone: 541-737-7401

Biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in marine ecosystems, with particular emphasis on the role of metal-binding ligands in the cycling of bioactive trace elements like iron and copper.

Christo Buizert

Christo Buizert
Associate Professor
Phone: 541-737-1572

Paleoclimate, ice cores, abrupt climate change, firn processes

Lorenzo Ciannelli

Lorenzo Ciannelli
Professor and Director of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Program
Phone: 541-737-3142

Fisheries oceanography, spatial ecology, fish early life stages, statistical analysis of catch and survey data

Peter Clark

Peter Clark
University Distinguished Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Phone: 541-737-1247

Dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets, sea level change, paleoclimatology, abrupt climate change

Frederick (Rick) Colwell
Phone: 541-737-5220

Microbial ecology, subsurface microbiology, geomicrobiology

Robert (Bob) Cowen
Director, Hatfield Marine Science Center
Phone: 541-867-0211

JC Creveling

Jessica (JC) Creveling
Associate Professor
Phone: 541-737-2112

Geology, Earth history, sedimentology, stratigraphy, sea-level change

Byron Crump
Professor and Program Head for Oceanography
Phone: 541-737-4369

Aquatic microbial ecology in marine, estuarine and freshwater ecosystems

Small to mesoscale ocean processes such as turbulence, flows over topography, internal waves and eddies

Lynette de Silva
Water Conflict Mgt. Director; Senior Instructor II
Phone: 541-737-7013

Water conflict management, integrated watershed management

Shanaka de Silva
Phone: 541-737-1212

Volcanology, Igneous Petrology, Aeolian geomorphology,

Simon de Szoeke

Simon de Szoeke
Phone: 541-737-8391

Atmosphere-ocean interaction, stratiform clouds, tropical meteorology

Edward Dever
Phone: 541-737-2749

Cross-shelf exchange processes, analysis and prediction of Lagrangian transport, air-sea interaction

Emily Eidam
Associate Professor

Sediment transport processes and rates in fluvial, coastal, and continental shelf systems, as well as event-scale to centennial-scale sediment deposition

Kelsey Emard
Assistant Professor (Sr Res) and Instructor

Jennifer Fehrenbacher

Jennifer Fehrenbacher
Associate Professor
Phone: 541-737-6285

Trace element and stable isotope geochemistry, biomineralization, and marine biology

Melanie Fewings
Phone: 541-737-2270

Observational coastal physical oceanography and meteorology

Erica Fleishman
Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and Professor
Phone: 541-737-5694

Biogeography, conservation, ecological responses to climate and land-use change

Jonathan Fram
Associate Professor (Senior Research), OOI Endurance Array Project Manager
Phone: 541-737-0019

Small-scale physical-biological interactions in the ocean, especially their implications for transport of plankton or sediment

Miguel Goñi
Phone: 541-737-0578

Cycling of natural organic matter in the earth's surface, mainly in aquatic environments

Matthew Goslin
Phone: 541-750-7356

Hannah Gosnell
Phone: 541-737-1222

Transformations to sustainability; biodiversity conservation; regenerative agriculture; environmental governance; water resource policy, management and law; drivers and consequences of rural land use change

Burke Hales

Burke Hales
Phone: 541-737-8121

Coastal ocean carbon cycles, ocean acidification, measurement and experimental manipulation technology

Brian Haley

Brian Haley
Professor (Senior Research)
Phone: 541-737-2649

Plasma spectrometry

Michael Harte
Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Phone: 541-737-0452

Marine geography, natural resource management and planning

Demian Hommel

Demian Hommel
Senior Instructor II
Phone: 541-737-5070

Human dimensions of global change; environmental security and resource conflicts; political ecology; risk; people-reef interactions; climate justice; pedagogy and technology

Kenneth Hughes
Assistant Professor (Senior Research)
Phone: 541-737-2990

Sea ice dynamics and mechanics

Atmospheric/climate science with a focus on understanding and modeling tropical convection and clouds.

Julia Jones
Distinguished Professor and Program Head for Geography
Phone: 541-737-1224

Land use, climate change and disturbance effects on hydrology, geomorphology, water quality, spatio-temporal statistics

Lauren (Laurie) Juranek
Phone: 541-737-2368

Dissolved gases, isotope biogeochemistry, marine biological pump, and marine carbon cycle

Maria Kavanaugh

Maria Kavanaugh
Associate Professor
Phone: 541-737-8009

Seascape ecology, remote sensing, global change

Randy Keller

Marine geology, igneous geochemistry

Robert Kennedy
Phone: 541-737-6332

Satellite remote sensing using time series imagery, pattern and processes of landscape change, "Landtrendr"

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and cartography

Adam Kent
Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Advancement
Phone: 541-737-1205

High temperature geochemistry, igneous petrology, In-situ elemental and isotopic analysis

Anthony Koppers
Phone: 541-737-5425

Isotope geochemistry of hotspot volcanism, plate tectonic theory, mantle geodynamics

Mike Kosro

P. Michael (Mike) Kosro
Phone: 541-737-3079

Coastal oceanography, shelf/deep-sea exchange processes, remote sensing, ocean acoustics, ocean circulation

 Stephen Lancaster

Stephen Lancaster
Associate Professor
Phone: 541-737-9258

Fluvial geomorphology, hydrology

The impacts of abrupt and complex bathymetry across scales on the ecology and behavior of marine animals with a special focus on the deep sea.

Jim Lerczak
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Phone: 541-737-6128

Coastal physical oceanography

Ricardo Letelier

Ricardo Letelier
Phone: 541-737-3890

Marine pelagic microorganisms, biogeochemical cycles, nitrogen fixation, photosynthesis, chlorophyll passive (solar-induced) fluorescence

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John Lowry
Geospatial Science Senior Instructor I

geospatial science

Mitch Lyle

Mitchell Lyle
Professor (Senior Research)
Phone: 541-737-3427

Miocene equatorial Pacific paleoproductivity, ocean carbon cycling, geochemical tracers, seismic stratigraphy and pelagic sedimentation

Ecology and biogeochemistry of the seafloor

tropical chemical ecology, plant-insect interactions, reforestation, savanna ecology

Ricardo Matano

Ricardo Matano
Phone: 541-737-2212

Large-scale ocean circulation, the dynamics of western boundary currents, ocean modeling, geophysical fluid dynamics. the circulation in the Southern Ocean

Haruyoshi Matsumoto

Haruyoshi Matsumoto
Associate Professor (Senior Research)
Phone: 541-867-0272

Tyler McFadden
Environmental Sciences Instructor and Program Coordinator
Phone: 541-737-9164

Biodiversity responses to land use and climate change; avian ecology; species interactions

Karen McLeod
Director, Marine Resource Management Program
Phone: 541-737-1339

Science and society; marine ecology; leadership development; science communication & strategic engagement; transdisciplinarity

Using metabolomics and other techniques to understand the cycling of carbon by marine microbes

Andrew Meigs

Andrew Meigs
Phone: 541-737-1214

Active tectonics, tectonic geomorphology, structural geology

David Mellinger

David Mellinger
Professor (Senior Research)
Phone: 541-867-0372

Philip Mote

Philip Mote
Professor, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
Phone: 541-737-1458

Regional climate modeling, the influence of climate change on western US snowpack. No longer advising Ph.D. students.

Park Muhonda
Geography Instructor

Jonathan Nash
Phone: 541-737-4573

The physics of turbulence, mixing and other small-scale processes in the ocean and near ice.
We also develop new technologies (like autonomous vehicles and sensor systems) to measure glacier ice melt, internal waves, submesoscale instabilities, and use these observations to better understand ocean dynamics.

Peder Nelson

Peder Nelson
Senior Instructor I / Senior Faculty Research Assistant II

Remote sensing, GIS, automated visualization and analysis tools

Larry O'Neill

Larry O'Neill
Associate Professor and Director of Oregon Climate Services
Phone: 541-737-6396

Air-sea interactions, satellite meteorology and oceanography, atmospheric boundary layer and ocean mixed layer dynamics

Tuba Ozkan-Haller
Dean and Professor
Phone: 541-737-9170

Near-shore circulation modeling, data assimilation in the near-shore region, time-series analysis techniques

Brodie Pearson
Assistant Professor
Phone: 541-737-3629

Physics of mixing processes (i.e. turbulence) in the ocean

Laura E. R. Peters
Assistant Professor
Phone: 541-737-8985

Disasters, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, community health, social justice and inclusion, humanitarian and conflict-affected contexts

Erin Pettit
Phone: 541-737-0942

Glacier and ice sheet dynamics, ice/ocean interactions, ice rheology and deformation, ice-core climate history

Mark Raleigh
Assistant Professor
Phone: 541-737-3497

Snow, mountain, and forest hydrology; remote sensing; numerical modeling; data assimilation; machine learning; streamflow forecasting; hydroclimate interactions, extremes, disturbance, and change

Clare Reimers
Distinguished Professor of Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry
Phone: 541-737-2426

Benthic biogeochemistry; chemical sensor development; redox conditions in natural waters and sediments, carbonate chemistry

Peter Ruggiero

Peter Ruggiero
Phone: 541-737-1239

Coastal geomorphology, coastal hazards, nearshore processes

David Rupp
Associate Professor (Senior Research)
Phone: 541-737-0558

Climate variability, anthropogenic influences on climate and hydrology, streamflow processes

Roger Samelson

Roger Samelson
Phone: 541-737-4752

Fluid dynamics and thermodynamics of the ocean and atmosphere, coastal and arctic meteorology, nonlinear dynamics of geophysical fluids

Mary Santelmann
Professor; Director, Water Resources Graduate Program
Phone: 541-737-1215

Wetlands ecology, biogeography

Climate change, ocean biogeochemical cycles, interactions in the climate system, paleoclimate, ocean circulation

Adam Schultz

Adam Schultz
Phone: 541-737-9832

Geophysical imaging to study the structure and composition of Earth’s interior

Nature of structure and strain along major faults making up the southern California plate boundary

Kipp Shearman
Phone: 541-737-1866

Physical processes in coastal ocean, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)

Karen Shell
Professor of Practice and Climate Science Program Head
Phone: 541-737-0980

Climate dynamics, general circulation of the atmosphere, interactions between radiative transfer and the dynamics of the atmosphere and ocean, climate modeling

Alyssa Shiel (she/her)
Associate Professor
Phone: 541-737-5209

Geochemical tracer development, transport and fate of metals/metalloids

Emily Shroyer

Emily Shroyer
Phone: 541-737-1298

Small-scale ocean dynamics, such as turbulent mixing, internal gravity waves, and upper ocean processes

Nick Siler

Nicholas (Nick) Siler
Associate Professor
Phone: 541-737-8633

Mountain precipitation and hydrology, global hydrologic cycle, regional climate change and variability

Eric Skyllingstad

Eric Skyllingstad
Phone: 541-737-5697

Upper ocean turbulence, mesoscale coastal internal waves, ocean-atmosphere coupling

Bill Smyth

William (Bill) Smyth
Phone: 541-737-3029

Turbulence in geophysical flows, thermohaline processes, nonlinear waves

Low-temperature thermochronology, field geology, and applications of remote sensing date to geology mapping

Yvette Spitz
Phone: 541-737-3227

The main pathways in marine ecosystems, coupled physical-biological models

Ben Stanley
Senior Instructor I

Sediment magnetism, stratigraphy, paleoclimatology

Pamela Sullivan
Professor, Hollis M. Dole Professor in Geosciences
Phone: 541-737-3625

Ecohydrology; interactions of climate, vegetation and geology

Brian Tattitch
Assistant Professor, Barrow Family Chair in Mineral Resource Geology

Mineral deposits, Igneous petrology, volcanology, experimental petrology

Frank Tepley
Professor, Geology Program Director
Phone: 541-737-9350

Igneous petrology, isotope geochemistry, electron probe microscopy

Critical GIS, Critical Cartography, Political Ecology, and geocomputation

Andrew Thurber
Associate Professor
Phone: 541-737-4500

Microbe-metazoan Interactions, deep-sea and polar ecology, food web dynamics, deep-sea habitats, annelid ecology

Jenna Tilt
Assistant Professor
Phone: 541-737-1232

Community resilience to chronic and acute hazards; equitable adaptations for hazard mitigation; wildland-urban interface social vulnerability and resilience; food-energy-water nexus decision-making; green infrastructure; stakeholder engagement and outreach

Jamon Van Den Hoek
Associate Professor
Phone: 541-737-1229

Maureen (Mo) Walczak
Assistant Professor
Phone: 541-737-3037

Paleoceanography, ocean circulation, ocean-glacier interactions

George Waldbusser
Phone: 541-737-8964

Ocean acidification effects on bivalves, benthic ecology and sediment biogeochemistry, tidal flat ecology

Kuuipo Walsh
GIScience Program Director, Senior Instructor I
Phone: 541-737-3795

GIS, metadata, digital libraries and coastal atlases

James Watson
Associate Professor
Phone: 541-737-2519

Complex adaptive systems, environmental science, social-ecological systems, quantitative analyses, seascape ecology, marine spatial planning, coastal vulnerability

Kathleen Wendt
Assistant Professor (Senior Research)

Using cave formations and polar ice cores to study Earth's climate history

Justin Wettstein

Justin Wettstein
Associate Professor
Phone: 541-737-5177

Large-scale and long-term climate and atmospheric dynamics, climate variability and change, climate impacts and responses in natural and human-managed systems

Greg Wilson

Greg Wilson
Associate Professor
Phone: 541-737-4915

Physics of the nearshore coastal ocean including waves, currents, and sediment transport.

Aaron Wolf

Aaron Wolf
Phone: 541-737-2722

Transboundary water conflicts and conflict resolution

David Wrathall
Associate Professor
Phone: 541-737-8051

Climate hazards, climate change adaptation, social vulnerability, migration, and political ecology

Kaplan Yalcin
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs
Phone: 541-737-1230

Distance and online education, paleoclimatology

Edward (Ed) Zaron
Associate Professor (Senior Research)
Phone: 541-737-8273

Ocean modeling and data assimilation, satellite altimetry, and geophysical fluid dynamics

Seth Zippel
Assistant Professor

How the ocean and the atmosphere interact using field measurements from a diverse set of regions including estuaries, the open ocean, and the Arctic