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Collin A. Eagles-Smith

Eagles-Smith, Collin A.

Supervisory Research Ecologist

Office: 541-750-0949
Cell: 541-231-5381
3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331


Ph.D, Ecology, University of California, Davis 2006
B.S., Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis 2000


Ecotoxicology, food web ecology, contaminant bioaccumulation, wetland ecology, limnology, mercury toxicity

Research Interests

My research focuses on the interactions among ecological processes, contaminant bioaccumulation, and effects on wild populations. I have specifically focused on (1) the ecological factors regulating contaminant bioaccumulation and trophic transfer, with an emphasis on food web processes and contaminant cycling, (2) land use practices and ecosystem restoration effects on contaminant cycling through food webs, and (3) the sublethal effects of contaminants on individuals and contaminant-induced impairment to reproduction in the wild. I broadly apply my research across taxa (primarily fish and waterbirds) and habitat types (including lakes, freshwater wetlands, agricultural fields, and estuarine habitats).

Research Team

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Ackerman, J.T., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Herzog, M.P., Yee, J.L., Hartman, C.A., 2016, Egg laying sequence influences egg mercury concentrations and egg size in three bird species- implications for contaminant monitoring programs: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v. 35, no. 6, p. 1458-1469,[Details]

Ackerman, J.T., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Herzog, M., Hartman, C.A., 2016, Maternal transfer of contaminants in birds- Mercury and selenium concentrations in parents and their eggs: Environmental Pollution, v. 210, p. 145-154,[Details]

Ackerman, J.T., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Herzog, M.P., Hartman, C.A., Peterson, S.H., Evers, D.C., Jackson, A.K., Elliott, J.E., Vander Pol, S.S., Bryan, C.E., 2016, Avian mercury exposure and toxicological risk across western North America- A synthesis: Science of the Total Environment, p. online,[Details]

Davis, J.A., Ross, J.M., Bezalel, S., Sim, L., Bonnema, A., Ichikawa, G., Heim, W., Schiff, K., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Ackerman, J.T., 2016, Hg concentrations in fish from coastal waters of California and Western North America: Science of the Total Environment, p. online,[Details]

Domagalski, J., Majewski, M.S., Alpers, C.N., Eckley, C.S., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Schenk, L., Wherry, S., 2016, Comparison of mercury mass loading in streams to atmospheric deposition in watersheds of Western North America- Evidence for non-atmospheric mercury sources: Science of the Total Environment, p. online,[Details]

Drevnick, P.D., Cooke, C.A., Barraza, D., Blais, J.M., Coale, K.H., Cumming, B.F., Curtis, C.J., Das, B., Donohue, W.F., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Engstrom, D.R., Fitzgerald, W.F., Furl, C.V., Gray, J.R., Hall, R.I., Jackson, T.A., Laird, K.R., Lockhart, W.L., Macdonald, R.W., Mast, M.A., Mathieu, C., Muir, D.C., Outridge, P.M., Reinemann, S.A., Rothenberg, S.E., Ruiz-Fernandez, A.C., St. Louis, V., Sanders, R.D., Sanei, H., Skierszkan, E.K., Van Metre, P.C., Veverica, T.J., Wiklund, J.A., 2016, Spatiotemporal patterns of mercury accumulation in lake sediments of western North America: Science of the Total Environment, p. online,[Details]

Eagles-Smith, C.A., Ackerman, J.T., Willacker, J.J., Tate, M., Lutz, M., Fleck, J.A., Stewart, A.R., Wiener, J.G., Evers, D.C., Lepak, J.M., Davis, J.A., Pritz, C.F., 2016, Spatial and temporal patterns of mercury concentrations in freshwater fish across the Western United States and Canada: Science of the Total Environment, p. online,[Details]

Eagles-Smith, C.A., Herring, G., Johnson, B.L., Graw, R., 2016, Conifer density within lake catchments predicts fish mercury concentrations in remote subalpine lakes: Environmental Pollution, v. 212, p. 279-289,[Details]

Eagles-Smith, C.A., Nelson, S., Willacker, J.J., Flanagan Pritz, C., Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2016, Dragonfly Mercury Project: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet p. 4,[Details]

Eagles-Smith, C.A., 2016, Mercury and dragonflies in National Parks across the USA (2014),[Details]


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