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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., Herzog, M., Hartman, C.A., Isanhart, J., Herring, G., Vaughn, S., Cavitt, J.F., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Browers, H., Cline, C., Vest, J., 2015, Mercury and selenium contamination in waterbird eggs and risk to avian reproduction at Great Salt Lake, Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1020, p. 164. [Details]

Jackson, A.K., Evers, D.C., Adams, E., Cristol, D., Eagles-Smith, C., Edmonds, S., Gray, C., Hoskins, B., Lane, O., Sauer, A., Tear, T., 2015, Songbirds as sentinels of mercury in terrestrial habitats of eastern North America. DOI 10.1007/s10646-014-1394-4: Ecotoxicology, v. 24, no. 2, p. 453-467. [Details]

Ackerman, J.T., Eagles-Smith, C., Heinz, G.H., De La Cruz, S.E., Takekawa, J., Miles, A.K., Adelsbach, T.L., Herzog, M., Bluso-Demers, J.D., Demers, S.A., Herring, G., Hoffman, D.J., Hartman, C.A., Willacker, J.J., Suchanek, T.H., Schwarzbach, S.E., Maurer, T.C., 2014, Mercury in Birds of San Francisco Bay-Delta, California- Trophic Pathways, Bioaccumulation, and Ecotoxicological Risk to Avian Reproduction: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1251, p. 202. [Details]

Borker, A., McKown, M., Ackerman, J.T., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Tershy, B., Croll, D., 2014, Vocal activity as a low cost and scalable index of seabird colony size. DOI- 10.1111/cobi.12264: Conservation Biology, v. 28, no. 4, p. 1100-1108. [Details]

Eagles-Smith, C.A., Willacker, J.J., Flanagan, C., 2014, Mercury in Fishes from 21 National Parks in the Western United States—Inter- and Intra-Park Variation in Concentrations and Ecological Risk: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1051, p. 54. [Details]

Eagles-Smith, C.A., Ackerman, J.T., 2014, Mercury bioaccumulation in estuarine wetland fishes- evaluating habitats and risk to coastal wildlife. DOI- 10.1016/j.envpol.2014.06.015: Environmental Pollution, v. 193, p. 147-155. [Details]

Eagles-Smith, C., Ackerman, J.T., Fleck, J., Windham-Myers, L., McQuillen, H., Heim, W., 2014, Wetland Management and Rice Farming Strategies to Decrease Methylmercury Bioaccumulation and Loads from the Cosumnes River Preserve, California, USA: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1172, p. 42. [Details]

Flanagan Pritz, C., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Krabbenhoft, D., 2014, Mercury in the National Parks: George Wright Forum, v. 31, no. 2, p. 168-180. [Details]

Haig, S.M., D'Elia, J.D., Eagles-Smith, C., Fair, J.M., Gervais, J., Herring, G., Rivers, J.W., Schulz, J.H., 2014, The persistent problem of lead poisoning in birds from ammunition and fishing tackle. DOI- 10.1650/CONDOR-14-36.1: The Condor, v. 116, p. 408-428. [Details]

Herring, G., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Gawlik, D.E., Beerens, J.M., Ackerman, J.T., 2014, Physiological condition of juvenile wading birds in relation to multiple landscape stressors in the Florida Everglades- effects of hydrology, prey availability, and mercury bioaccumulation. DOI-10.1371/10.1371/journal.pone.0106447: PLOS ONE, v. 9, no. 9, p. e106447. [Details]


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