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:
Sept 2021: Congratulations Dr. Mike Brawner! Mike successfully defended his dissertation on Sept. 20th. The title of his thesis is: "Context and scale mediate the impact of climate on a widespread avian predator." Well done, Mike. We are so proud of you!
Sept 2021: Recent grad David Taylor's dissertation chapter on the effects of formalin on stable isotope signals in the hair of museum specimens was accepted for publication in the Journal of Mammalogy. Link coming soon. Congrats, David!
July 2021: We have a new website! As my students pointed out 18 months ago... "there's no time like the present" to get this update done. Then there was a pandemic.