Collin Eagles-Smith


Dr. Eagles-Smith is a Research Ecologist with the Corvallis Reseach Group in Corvallis, Oregon. His research focuses on the interactions among ecological processes, contaminant bioaccumulation, and effects on wild populations. His work specifically focuses 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. Dr. Eagles-Smith's research is broadly applied across taxa (primarily fish and waterbirds) and habitat types (including lakes, freshwater wetlands, agricultural fields, and estuarine habitats). 



Ph.D. Ecology. University of California, Davis (2006)

B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) Env. Resource Sciences.

  University of California, Davis (2000)

 Professional Experience

Supervisory Research Ecologist, USGS, FRESC, Corvallis Research Group (8/07-3/2010).

Wildlife Biologist, USGS, WERC, UC Davis Field Station (8/07-3/2010).

Senior Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento (2/07-8/07).

Staff Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento (2/03-2/07).

Doctoral Research, Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Cons. Biology, UC Davis (9/00-11/06). 

Staff Research Assistant, Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Cons. Biology, UC Davis (2/98-9/00).

 Research Interests

Stable isotope applications to ecosystem energetics, food web ecology, fish and avian foraging ecology, mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs, mercury effects on waterbirds, mercury bioaccumulation in waterbirds, avian reproductive ecology.