Welcome! Here you will find information about the Terry Lab in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University. You can learn about who we are, what we’re up to, and how to join us. We are interested in the temporal and spatial responses of terrestrial communities to changes in climate and anthropogenic land-use over modern, historical, and paleontological time-scales. Our research integrates the perspectives, tools, and data archives of biology and geology to investigate the structure and dynamics of modern, historical and ancient populations and communities. We also focus on how geological records of ecological information form. Our multi-disciplinary approach is motivated by the need to better understand and predict the future fates of species and ecosystems in our rapidly changing world.
Research interests include: Conservation Paleobiology, Paleoecology, Historical Ecology, Community and Functional Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology, Mammalogy, Taphonomy, and Climate Change.
Recent Lab News:
September 2022: We are excited to welcome Jane Van Gunst to the lab! Jane came to us from NDOW and is embarking on a PhD focused on the ongoing disappearance of pika across the mountains of NW Nevada. She was awarded an ARCS scholarship to kick off her PhD research. Congrats, Jane!
June 2022: Congratulations Juniper Grimes! June successfully defended her Master's thesis on June 1st. The title of her thesis is: "The long and short of it: dynamic ways in which small mammals respond in situ to environmental gradients in time and space." Well done, June. You knocked it out of the park!