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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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Cusack, L.K., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Harding, A.K., Kile, M.L., Stone, D., 2017, Selenium- Mercury molar ratios in freshwater fish in the Columbia River basin- Potential applications for specific fish consumption advisories: Biological Trace Element Research, v. 178, no. 1, p. 136–146,[Details]

Hartman, C.A., Ackerman, J.T., Herzog, M.P., Eagles-Smith, C.A., 2017, Season, molt, and body size influence mercury concentrations in grebes: Environmental Pollution, v. 229, p. 29-39,[Details]

Herring, G., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Buck, J.A., 2017, Characterizing golden eagle risk to lead and anticoagulant rodenticide exposure- A review: Journal of Raptor Research, v. 51, no. 3, p. 273-292,[Details]

Kenney, L.A., Kaler, R.S., Kissling, M.L., Bond, A.L., Eagles-Smith, C.A., 2017, Mercury concentrations in multiple tissues of Kittlitz's murrelets (Brachyramphus brevirostris): Marine Pollution Bulletin, p. online,[Details]

MacColl, E., Vanesky, K., Buck, J.A., Dudek, B.M., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Heath, J.A., Herring, G., Vennum, C.R., Downs, C.J., 2017, Correlates of immune defenses in golden eagle nestlings: Journal of Experimental Zoology, v. 327, no. 5, p. 243-253,[Details]

Peterson, S.E., Ackerman, J.T., Eagles-Smith, C.A., 2017, Mercury contamination and stable isotopes reveal variability in foraging ecology of generalist California gulls: Ecological Indicators, v. 74, p. 205-215,[Details]

Peterson, S.H., Ackerman, J.T., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Hartman, C.A., Herzog, M.P., 2017, A critical evaluation of the utility of eggshells for estimating mercury concentrations in avian eggs: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v. 36, no. 9, p. 2417-2427,[Details]

Pierce, J.R., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Ackerman, J.T., Herzog, M.P., Hartman, C.A., Herring, G., 2017, Summary of total mercury concentrations in dragonfly larvae, western mosquitofish, and tree swallow eggs collected from Cosumnes River Preserve 2011 – 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release,[Details]

Schultz, L.D., Heck, M.P., Kowalski, B.M., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Coates, K.C., Dunham, J.B., 2017, A bioenergetics assessment of consumption of larval lamprey by Smallmouth Bass in Elk Creek, Oregon: North American Journal of Fisheries Management, v. 37, no. 4, p. 714-723,[Details]

Willacker Jr., J.J., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Ackerman, J.T., 2017, Mercury bioaccumulation in estuarine fishes- novel insights from sulfur stable isotopes: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 51, p. 2131-2139,[Details]

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