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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., 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]

Pfleeger, A.Z., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Kowalski, B.M., Herring, G., WillackerJr., J.J., Jackson, A.K., Pierce, J., 2016, From tails to toes- developing nonlethal tissue indicators of mercury exposure in five amphibian species: Ecotoxicology, p. online. [Details]

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]

Ackerman, J.T., Hartman, C.A., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Herzog, M.P., Davis, J., Ichikawa, G., Bonnema, A., 2015, Estimating exposure of piscivorous birds and sport fish to mercury in California lakes using prey fish monitoring—A predictive tool for managers. DOI- 10.3133/ofr20151106: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1106, p. 48. [Details]

Ackerman, J.T., Hartman, C.A., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Herzog, M.P., Davis, J., Ichikawa, G., Bonnema, A., 2015, Estimating Mercury Exposure of Piscivorous Birds and Sport Fish Using Prey Fish Monitoring: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 49, no. 22, p. 13596–13604. [Details]

Jackson, A.K., Evers, D.C., Adams, E., Cristol, D., Eagles-Smith, C.A., 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]

Takekawa, J.Y., Ackerman, J.T., Brand, L.A., Graham, T.R., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Herzog, M.P., Topping, B.R., Shellenbarger, G.G., Kuwabara, J.S., Mruz, E., Piotter, S.L., Athearn, N.D., 2015, Unintended Consequences of Salt Pond Restoration on Trophic Interactions of Avian Predators. DOI- 10.1371/journal.pone.0119345: PloS One, v. 10, no. 6, p. e0119345. [Details]

Ackerman, J.T., Eagles-Smith, C.A., 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., WillackerJr., 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]


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