Melanie Davis

Much of my research has examined salmon recovery efforts in the Pacific Northwest through the lens of habitat restoration and climate change mitigation. My current interests include a broader array of topics such as aquatic food webs, disturbance ecology, and ecosystem resilience to climate change.  


I am currently the project coordinator Assistant Unit Leader for the Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in Corvallis, Oregon. My most recent work examines the role of estuarine habitat diversity in supporting juvenile salmon during their out-migration.


  • Restoration Ecology
  • Community Ecology
  • Invertebrates
  • Salmon
  • Wildlife Ecology


  • Ph.D. University of Washington, 2019
  • M.S. Colorado State University, Ecology, 2012
  • B.S. Miami University of Ohio, Zoology, Chemistry, 2009